The Muppets

The Muppets

This was the ABC network’s “contemporary” take on using the Muppet characters in a mockumentary behind-the-scenes-on-a-variety-show setting… which is kinda weird, because that’s fundamentally what The Muppet Show was about. So what the hell’s different here?  And, missing.  The key thing – articulated by someone in one of the seemingly endless actual documentaries I’ve seen lately – is that the Muppets spend too much time trying to be funny here, and not enough time being fun.  If ever the absence of the childlike creative spark of Jim Henson was evident, then it’s in this plundering of his legacy.  👎