It's time to get things started with The Muppets

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    tvmaster2

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    +1 - Christina Applegate was great! Funny script, and yes, after seeing the Nathan Fillion "Piggy's Trailer" promo, this ain't your parents Muppets, and it's easily one of the best new shows this year, up there with 'Limitless'
     
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    Balzer

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    Probably the best line of the season so far.
     
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    TonyD79

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    Yes.

    Oh. You meant the muppet character.
     
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    TonyD79

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    TonyD79

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    People forget how adult the original muppet show was. They are furry characters and think "kids" but the muppets weren't aimed at kids. Sub groups of muppets were. Sesame Street. But the muppets were also the SNL guys.
     
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    series5orpremier

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    I agree. This show has the exact same vibe as The Muppet Show I watched over 35 years ago as a teen; it's just been nicely updated for 2015 pop culture and in HD. I still can't wait for Animal to go completely crazy. He sees to have mellowed out.
     
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    bobcarn

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    Which I never understood because they use as a negative.
     
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    mattack

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    Disclaimer: I *like* the new show, and think it's funny..

    But can you list specific drug and sex jokes from the original Muppet Show?
     
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    BrettStah

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    Ha. My kids would be horrified if there were smoking.

    When they were little they called cigarettes "smokers". They didn't know anyone who smoked so cigarettes were just this evil litter occasionally cluttering the sidewalks.

    One time we pulled into a parking lot and the driver of the truck next to us was smoking. One of them exclaimed in horror "look! A SMOKER!!!"

    They were just shocked because to them it was like someone picked up a piece of trash off the ground and stuck it in their mouth. But we both had our windows open. :eek:
     
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    I wonder if the show today could have one of the Muppets die in the middle of the sketch, and have is ghost come out and sing.
     
  12. BrettStah

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    Don't forget about Miss Piggy trying to seduce James Bond (Roger Moore).
     
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    Animal literally chasing women around the theatre yelling, "Woman! Woman! Woman!"

    Innocuous enough to a kid, but something that's a different perspective for an adult.

    And Beaker being used as a Guinea pig for Dr. Bunsen's drug experiments.
     
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  14. BrettStah

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    I think this is a pretty interesting phenomenon we have folks here (and elsewhere obviously) who are surprised by the adult humor/content, because back when we were watching the old show, there wasn't any adult humor/content at all. Except we just don't remember all of the adult humor/content that was there.
     
  15. series5orpremier

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    Yeah, if you were a kid it went over your head. In some ways the new show is toned down to conform to current PC standards.
     
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    Legally now ;)
     
  18. JYoung

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    Not to mention Rudolf Nureyev.

    They did "Baby It's Cold Outside" set in a steam bath and wearing towels.
    Miss Piggy sang what is normally considered the man's part, urging Nureyev to stay while Nureyev sang the other part about saying he should leave.
     
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    This week's episode had some good laughs in it. I cracked up when the cockroach popped up wearing Statler's teeth. LOL. That was a good visual gag. And Miss Piggy had some good lines.

    I find it to be one of the more funny comedy shows. They're doing a nice job of giving each of them unique identities and personalities.
     
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    I loved the Swedish Chef doing karaoke.
     

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