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ABC’s “The Muppets” – Yay Or Nay?

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I have always been a BIG fan of the Muppets – when I was a kid, I used to beg my parents to take me to Blockbuster to rent the video (yep, as in a video store full of VHS tapes) of “Muppets Take Manhattan” every weekend – and most weekends they obliged, because who can resist a movie full of snarky, hilarious puppets – with a happy ending? I know I can’t!

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Well, for those of you who don’t know – THE MUPPETS ARE BACK! They have a new half hour sitcom on ABC, and the premise is they all work on the show “Up Late With Miss Piggy” – a late night talk show where Miss Piggy is the host, and Kermit is the executive producer – with all the characters working assorted roles within the television studio. It’s very similar to the show “The Office”, and also reminds me a bit of Modern Family

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Here’s the thing….I really, really WANT to love this show. I love all the components – Muppets? Yep. Modern family/The Office dry wit/humor? Yep. Anything the Muppets do? Yep – love that too. However. I really don’t love the show. It has it’s funny moments, but I feel it’s trying too hard to be funny, and they are also having WAY too many celebrity guests on each episode. Obviously they need guests on Miss Piggy’s “talk show” – but they are stuffing way too many celebs into each episode.

I will continue to watch it, in hopes that maybe there are some funny holiday themed episodes coming up that might make me change my mind…but for now? I give it a solid B-, it’s fine, not great, but I think it can have some potential and room to grow into something great (and I hope it does before the network cancels it!)

I would love to know YOUR thoughts on this new show – do you love it? Hate it? Tolerate it? Let me know!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Muppets Most Wanted Hits Theaters TODAY!

I recently wrote about how excited I am for the new Muppets: Most Wanted movie to come out, and luckily for me and all you Muppets fans out there, the wait is finally over! The movie hits theaters today, and I can’t wait for the singing, dancing, joking, and general hilarity that comes along with the Muppet crowd

What can you expect from this sequel to the hit 2011 Muppets Movie? Well, here’s a few hints…

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Dancing frogs, singing stars, mystery, intrigue, yep – this movie has it all!

Oh, and I also stumbled across this “Which Muppet Are You?” Quiz – I am Scooter. What about you? Check it out!

If you decide to check out the new movie, I hope you enjoy it (I know I will!) TGIF!

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Counting Down To “Muppets – Most Wanted”

I don’t know about you, but I am a HUGE fan of the Muppets – have been for as long as I can remember. So when The Muppets movie came out in 2011, I was thrilled to see they were getting a 21st century revival – and I especially loved their new Muppet sidekick – Walter!

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Lucky for me and all you other Muppet fans out there – Walter (and all the other Muppet characters!) are back with a new movie – “Muppets – Most Wanted” on March 21!

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The story involves good guys and bad guys that look like the good guys (a Kermit look alike to be specific!) – I don’t want to give too much away, but you can check out the trailers and official info here

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Oh, and we can’t forget about all the merchandise that comes along with a new movie release – like these awesome OPI Muppet-themed nail polishes! I can’t wait to see what else pops up at the Disney Parks and in stores!

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I will definitely be heading to the movie theater to check out the new movie as SOON as it comes out – but I have to say – as much as I love the new movies, there’s definitely something to be said about 80’s Muppets – and my personal favorite – the Muppets Take Manhattan!

What about you – will you check out the new Muppet flick?

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Celebrating 22 Years Of Muppet Vision 3D!

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 In May of 1991 – Exactly 22 years ago today – Disney welcomed the Muppet Vision 3D attraction to Hollywood Studios with a “green carpet” event – featuring the famous faces we all grew up loving to watch (Fozzy Bear and Bean the Bunny are my personal faves!)

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The animation and 3D techniques used in this show were the most advanced available at the time, and the gimmicks and characters have kept us laughing out loud for the past 22 years

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The Muppets have come a long way since then, and I personally think that with the New Muppets Movie in the works, that this attraction, while fun and funny, could definitely use an upgrade. But, until then, I will continue to enjoy this amazing attraction!

 

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Happy 22 years to Muppet Vision 3D, and here’s to 22+ more!

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