While the Kermit and Piggy break-up is certainly fictional tabloid fodder, it’s probably not a big surprise to Muppets fans.
The trademark “Muppet Mayhem” is now more like the occasional mirth.
The end result, at least for the pilot episode, is that the show is enjoyable but it pales in comparison to what it could be.
Cole tells OneNewsNow that parents need to be aware that the new program contains adult content and humor – something likely not to be expected because so many people are accustomed to the Muppets being family-friendly.
It wasn’t the only revelation during a bitter conversation between the two former lovers, with Jimmy bringing up Kermit’s new, fresh-faced girlfriend Denise.
“Well, yeah, that’s it, she’s dating anyone”, Kermit snapped back.
If your kids enjoyed the delightful antics of Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, and the rest of Jim Henson’s creative puppets, then you’re in for a Millennial wake-up call. They are a felt frog and pig.
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To help out, Kimmel set up a Tinder profile for Miss Piggy, adding in the About Me section: “Let’s get this pig in a blanket”.
Instead of the variety show format that you grew up with, Kermit and company now work for the late night talk show, “Up Late with Miss Piggy“.
Guest starring in “Hostile Makeover” is Josh Groban, Laurence Fishburne, Jay Leno, Lea Thompson and Reza Aslan. Plus, Fozzie Bear dates a human woman! The Muppets have been a part of my life since I was in diapers and I’m not giving up on them. “I don’t know about that”, O’Reilly demurred, only noting that he believes himself to be “a good debater”, who could hold his own in a debate with Trump or Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. Prady’s first TV writing jobs were for Muppets projects, and Kushell says he learned to read watching a different group of Muppets on Sesame Street.
“The Muppets” will premiere Tuesday, September 22, at 8 p.m. EDT on ABC and will be available the next day on VOD, abc.go.com, iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and Xbox.