I LOVE the muppets new show! It is everything I ever wanted and more. There has been critic talk that the show that the characters have lost their way and are darker versions of themselves but this is so not true. The characters are extensions of what you saw on the original 70s Muppet Show. I think these critics must have a rose coloured view of what the older show was all about. Yes Kermit was wide eyed and optimistic but he was always a little stressed that the show wasn’t going right. Piggy was extremely self obsessed. Kermit and Piggy were always breaking up. It wasn’t all sunshine and the rainbow connection on the Muppets.
Lisa Henson, Jim Henson’s daughter, hit back at the critics in this Variety article, saying that her father would have loved all the publicity his characters are getting. She points out that a week before he died they issued a press release saying that Kermit and Piggy had split but as he died a week later the news was not picked up. Henson feels like the creator of the new Muppets is picking up where her father left off. While it might not exactly be appropriate for Lulu to watch, I still think she’d really enjoy it, but just not get some of the jokes - which is exactly what the old Muppet Show was like.
To celebrate here is a clip of the swedish chef doing karaoke - probably THE funniest thing you will ever see!
While I may love the Muppets and their new show, Lulu had a different opinion stating 'these muppets aren't funny mum'. Oh well, you can't win them all.