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Muppets Live Talkback Thread

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SO apparently a reboot is a happening tonight.

What a "reboot" means for the show isn't exactly clear. However, what has happened is that one of the two showerunners has been replaced. I think most people would agree The Muppets have been a mixed bag at best. Some good ideas (Carl, Electric Mayhem as burn-outs, Uncle Deadly as a fashion designer, some good Piggy) and some not-so-good ideas (almost no Gonzo, Kermit is all over the map, to much Fozzie, weak plots). Maybe the reboot will help?

>When and where?
ABC at 8:00pm Est.
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>>77853083
>Live Talkback
Not necessary.
http://kisscartoon.me/Cartoon/The-Muppets/Episode-9?id=66969
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>>77853083
i heard about that... but this is that reboot? It doesn't seem any different... same basic shit. pretty funny every few minutes, but not great
>>77853235
yeah it airs a day early in england so the links are available prtyquickly
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>>77853478
I think I actually made a mistake. The reboot is episode 10, the episode tonight is episode 9. It's been off for like 2 weeks in a row so I got confused.
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>>77853650
phew. i realllly want to like this show, and i've got hopes riding hard on the 'reboot' as it were.

this one wasn't bad though. i wont spoil for those watching it on time, but the whole Piggy Water thread was amusing.
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>>77853732
Same. The show could be fantastic, but right now it's really "meh". Not a whole lot going for it. I think it does well converting some of the Muppets to a modern environment, but misses the whole charm of the Muppets. I think someone mentioned it should be more like 30 Rock, and I kind of agree on that point. The show really is just so fucking safe for a bunch of talking puppets running a night-time talk show. There's so little energy to it.
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>>77853885
or maybe kinda like Parks and Rec. Those people are fucking muppets. they barely do their jobs. that's how it should be
it's almost as if the showrunners were certain they would get 8 seasons so they wanted someplace to take it, yknow? because if you go full crazy right off the bat you can't escalate. but that's a terrible way to think for a goddamn muppet show. or any franchise this old.
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>>77853083
The reboot can't come soon enough, this show is so far removed from The Muppet spirit it's ridiculous.

It's safe, it's bland, it's literally 30 Rock/Parks & Rec with the Muppet characters transplanted onto its beaten to death format.

The Muppets are the only ones providing some colour to this lacklustre show, nothing would change otherwise if it had a human cast.

A British TV ad does a better job of capturing the original Muppet's silliness than the entirety of the current "The Muppets" season.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLfMrj74otA
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>>77854243
That was the most delightful 2 minutes of my life in awhile. Thank you anon.
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>>77854243
>It's safe, it's bland,
>it's literally 30 Rock/Parks & Rec

But 30 Rock is literally the opposite of safe and bland. Parks & Rec got pretty safe towards the end there.
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>>77854416
It's a safe and bland take on the done to death The Office/30Rock/ParksRec format, is what I meant.
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>>77854416
Parks and Rec got flanderized to Hell and back.
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>>77854494
Oh, then yes, it is.

>>77854610
It kind of shocked me how people actually like those later seasons.
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>>77853885
It's not about the show and that's where the biggest weakness is. The show is just an excuse to not have to write reasons for cameos.
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I wish the show was a bit more of the "sweet muppets" parts like this Kermit/Gonzo thing, and last ep's Rainbow Connection song.

I think there's a way to do contemporary muppets and I felt a bit of it in The Muppets movie.

Man they should have hired jason segel to do the show.
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>Have Dave Grohl show up
>"Let's change the song up!"
>Literally the same song but with woo in the chorus

>Have Gonzo do a stunt
>Don't have have it on the air
>Don't have it go wrong
>Don't have it cause any kind of destructive mayhem

Really?
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>>77855215
Source on that gif?
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>>77854243
in fairness i hadnt even picked up on the format, let alone its overuse, until this show illustrated it so flawlessly. almost feels like a parody, except it keeps going.
and yeah that ad is beautiful. when you get right down to it, the muppets were born of ads and to ads they ought to return
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>>77854819
maybe it's the fact that i saw the show in no particular order but i greatly prefer those characters taken to their cartooniest. it's the same with Community
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>>77855215
not familiar with the song, i didnt notice any woo in it, but it did sound like when i've heard it before.. and i know i've heard it before only because it sounded familiar
and yeah that was an anticlimax at the end. a weird coda.
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>>77853650
>>77853732
The reboot is the final 6 episodes. 11-16
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>>77855612
okay so .. next episode AFTER the next episode
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>>77855656
Yeah, or you could just say in the Spring. There will be a new ad campaign to advertise the new version of the show
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>>77855656
>>77855612

You'd think with all these breaks that the reboot would come sooner. But apparently there will be a hiatus too.
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They should just go back to their Muppet Show roots, update it just enough to modernize it perhaps tack on the 30 Rock format for the backstage element but keep it a silly sketch show at its core.

Don't clutter the show with more than one guest.

Everyone and their moms know and love the Muppet Show's lyrics by heart too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cE337D_V4vA
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>>77855848
yeahhh i don't watch this channel enough to see that
or any local station besides but fox.. and even then just sunday night. well I guess CW when whose line and penn and teller come back
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>>77855852
Not every show can stick a brand new series in-between the Fall and Spring seasons of a show. Agents of SHIELD has Agent Carter. Flash is getting Legends of Tomorrow. And there's a strong rumor that ABC will have a summer Marvel show covering between Spring and Fall seasons of AoS soon enough.
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>>77855215
Please don't bully the clergy
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>>77856466
>ABC/Disney just created The Muppets as filler

It's The Filler Show!
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>>77853083
I really hope it will help. Muppets show is far too hit and miss for my taste.
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I liked tonight's episode. The Animal/Grohl battle had me grinning like an idiot the whole way through.
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>tfw you'll never be Floyd, casually massaging Janice's legs as you relax on the couch
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>Carl hates those stupid brown chips in snack mixes
Based. I hate when I'm eating Gardettos and it gets down to just those.
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Based Grohl saves the day again
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>>77854243
>>77856272
It's like you don't even watch the show.
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>>77855215
>Gonzo literally aged along with his puppeteer.
>Season 1 Gonzo was depressed and tired, cause his puppeteer was building puppets the whole season
>Became more energetic by season 2, doing stunts
>Calms down by season 3 but still does stunts
>Mellows out by season 4
>Stopped stunts almost completely by season 5
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not /co/
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>>77862056
mods said yes.
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>>77861983
>nearly 4 decades later gonzo is just that weirdo that belts out pretty good lines but mostly stopped the stunts cause of age
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>>77861940
Why do I just know this puppet has been fucked?
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>>77862108
By Scooter
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I find the whole thing with Gonzo becoming too old to do stunts kind of weird considering he was still doing crazy shit in Muppets Most Wanted which was just last year.

But goddamn. That moment where he finally gets over his fear and does the damn stunt put a smile on my face.
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>>77862238
Well, wanna know a secret? He only recently started getting shot out of cannons. He used to catch cannonballs. He also used to ballance on hammocks while holding a piano over his head and doing the 7 times multiplications were probably his most dangerous stunts.

Then he really mellowed out and started slowly coming back to being a daredevil.

He blew up the plumbing company he ran in 2011, which revealed in the script, could have saved the theater.
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>>77862338
>>77862313
>>77862328
These are all scary
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>>77862238
>Gonzo pulls it off
>Kermit does the classic YAY
That was a good scene.
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>2011 movie promotes the shit out of Walter
>is fucking gone
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>>77862519
I went back to the meeting scene from the first episode so I could post a screencap of Walter in a big group shot with a snarky comment saying he was still there, but he wasn't even there.
Damn, he really IS fucking gone.
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>>77862519
>>77862585
i think they had him fro the teaser but that was it.
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Don't mind me, just posting the best song.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsiKOJOXMJU
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>>77862630
Still one of the best Christmas Carol adaptions alongside the Alastair Sim version.
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>>77853083
Reboot it why? The show has been a calm and comfy. Not the best but I like it
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>>77862328
Baby Rizzo, oh my god.
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>>77861869
I dropped it after the third episode.
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