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Old 12-01-2015, 09:12 PM   #1
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Muppets - Going, Going, Gonzo - 12/01/15

Muppets - Going, Going, Gonzo - 12-01-15

Wow, this show just keeps making me smile
Two great guest stars tonight, and one hell of a finale.
Don't tinker with it if it isn't broken, and John Oliver, you're a lousy TV critic.


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Old 12-02-2015, 08:35 PM   #2
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no? Dave Grohl not muppet enough?

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Old 12-03-2015, 09:26 AM   #3
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I have to say that I wasn't thrilled with the initial start of this show (yeah, I'm one of those old cantankerous ones going "hey, it's not like the original version from my childhood!!!")

But, I'm starting to really like the last few episodes.

And yes Dave Grohl is a perfect guest star for this show.

A drum off between animal and Grohl? That is classic.

"What's that? A bell? Time for school!"

I liked Levitt going off about Looper and how he didn't understand it either.
"It's called 'Acting'!"

Piggy Water has 30 grams of fat. (It's really more of a sauce...)

Ms. Piggy getting electroshock "botoxing".

I still find the muppet human dating thing a little creepy...

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Old 12-03-2015, 09:38 AM   #4
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The Great Gonzo!!

And more Animal. Loves me soem Animal.

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Old 12-03-2015, 10:34 AM   #5
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I'm more concerned for the Muppets survival, just hit a season low.

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Old 12-03-2015, 11:22 AM   #6
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I thought the alluding to network politics... their stance on violence and language.... was interesting given this episode was probably in production or recently produced around the time of the shakeup. If the ratings are a reason to be concerned at least they can point to the coming revamping as a political reason to keep the show going.

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Old 12-03-2015, 11:57 AM   #7
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I'm more concerned for the Muppets survival, just hit a season low.
are the ratings low? that's no surprise, given what a smart, funny, quirky show it is. In the wasteland that rewards 'Two Broke Girls' as relevant, good shows rarely do as well. Hollywood TV execs tend to tell their writers not to exceed a grade-four reading level...

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Old 12-03-2015, 12:00 PM   #8
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I thought this was the best episode so far. I found most of the others mediocre, but I really enjoyed this one. The male guest star...the name sounds familiar (although can't recall it), but what is he known for?

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Old 12-03-2015, 12:15 PM   #9
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt - 3rd Rock From the Sun and some movies like 500 Days of Summer, Inception, Looper, The Dark Knight Rises, and I think some Broadway stuff, and of course The Muppets.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt - 3rd Rock From the Sun and some movies like 500 Days of Summer, Inception, Looper, The Dark Knight Rises, and I think some Broadway stuff, and of course The Muppets.
also in this years "The Walk"

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Old 12-03-2015, 12:59 PM   #11
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt - 3rd Rock From the Sun and some movies like 500 Days of Summer, Inception, Looper, The Dark Knight Rises, and I think some Broadway stuff, and of course The Muppets.
OK thanks. Never watched 3rd Rock, and probably remember seeing him in some of those movies, just don't remember the name.

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Old 12-03-2015, 01:06 PM   #12
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are the ratings low? that's no surprise, given what a smart, funny, quirky show it is. In the wasteland that rewards 'Two Broke Girls' as relevant, good shows rarely do as well. Hollywood TV execs tend to tell their writers not to exceed a grade-four reading level...
Pretty close what they tell nuclear maintenance writers. Back in 1995 the place where I was working was installing a digital feedwater system, which replaced an older analog system. I was told that I had to write instructions on how to use a trackball. I argued unsuccessfully that if a person didn't know how to use a trackball he/she shouldn't be working on the system.

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Old 12-04-2015, 01:19 PM   #13
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I have to say that I wasn't thrilled with the initial start of this show (yeah, I'm one of those old cantankerous ones going "hey, it's not like the original version from my childhood!!!")

But, I'm starting to really like the last few episodes.

And yes Dave Grohl is a perfect guest star for this show.

A drum off between animal and Grohl? That is classic.

"What's that? A bell? Time for school!"
As a former drummer, I enjoyed that immensely. Grohl held his own, considering that Animal had double basses to his one.


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As a former drummer, I enjoyed that immensely. Grohl held his own, considering that Animal had double basses to his one.

On the other hand, Grohl didn't have some guy's hand up his ass.

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Old 12-05-2015, 01:42 AM   #15
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On the other hand, Grohl didn't have some guy's hand up his ass.
That we know of.

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Muppets - Going, Going, Gonzo - 12-01-15 Wow, this show just keeps making me smile Two great guest stars tonight, and one hell of a finale.

Don't tinker with it if it isn't broken, and John Oliver, you're a lousy TV critic.
What's the John Oliver line a reference to?

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Old 12-05-2015, 02:12 AM   #17
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Oliver made a disparaging joke about the show on his last episode.

Spoilers from Last Week Tonight:

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Last night, during his segment on pennies, John Oliver compared their worthlessness to The Muppets television show, saying, “How is this still on? And how did someone somewhere think, ‘You know what the problem with The Muppets is? Kermit doesn’t **** enough pigs. Let’s have him **** a different pig.’”


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Old 12-05-2015, 07:43 AM   #18
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I wonder if this might have been our first glimpse of what the re-tooled show will look like?

From what I remember, there wasn't as much of the "personal life" stuff in this episode compared to the previous episodes. It was more about the talk show and the behind-the-scenes part of the show. I don't think any of the episode, except for maybe one scene in a bar, took place off the studio lot.


If they moved in that direction, where every episode is built around the "real" talk show while showing the backstage antics around the show, it would be very similar to what the old Muppet Show was -- a late-70s variety show with backstage antics.

For me, most of the "personal" stuff has fallen flat, so I wouldn't mind if the retooling looked more like this episode.

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Dave's drum-off with Animal did what I thought was impossible -- topped Animal's drum-off with Buddy Rich. And his line about rehearsal was great. Gonzo's story was a bit formulaic for my tastes, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt was somewhat underutilized, but Dave made up for all that.

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Dave's drum-off with Animal did what I thought was impossible -- topped Animal's drum-off with Buddy Rich. And his line about rehearsal was great. Gonzo's story was a bit formulaic for my tastes, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt was somewhat underutilized, but Dave made up for all that.
but JGL's one line about 'Looper' was worth it. lol

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I liked it a lot. I don't think there has been a bad episode yet. One of my favorite shows.

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Old 12-06-2015, 03:32 PM   #22
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I love the show as well. The build up for Piggy Water was great...first it was just water, then had a taste like butter, the the calories, then it was more like a sauce than water

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