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  1. LouisTheOtter

    TV Alert: Miss Piggy and Swedish Chef on MasterChef Junior May 4, 2017

    Mrs. Otter and I have been fans of MasterChef, MasterChef Junior and MasterChef Canada for the past four years so we were delighted to see Piggy and Chef billboarded as guests when the new Junior season got underway earlier this year. That being said, despite the quality of the "Food Fight"...
  2. LouisTheOtter

    ABC officially cancels "The Muppets"

    The sense I got (and I say this with absolutely zero experience in running a TV network, before or after the digital-content revolution) is that the Muppets were basically on probation even though the pilot was green-lit for a series. Despite the initial burst of publicity, as well as a...
  3. LouisTheOtter

    ABC officially cancels "The Muppets"

    My apologies for being late to this discussion. I had a lot of personal and professional commitments that kept me off the forum, and I think I also needed a couple of days to digest the cancellation news, as well as the concept that The Muppets could resurface on a streaming service. There are...
  4. LouisTheOtter

    RED ALERT! "The Muppets" fans need to contact ABC **NOW**!!

    I swore I wasn't going to be "that guy" that wished bad fortune on the new series in The Muppets' time slot in a feeble attempt to give The Muppets a shot at a second season, but that's what I've been experiencing with The Real O'Neals. As much as I hate to admit it, I'm somewhat relieved that...
  5. LouisTheOtter

    The Muppets SPOILER Thread

    Unless I read it wrong, it looks like the main networks (including ABC) aren't going to begin their Super Tuesday coverage until 10 ET, so that would at least allow the Eastern and Central time zones to see The Muppets and Agent Carter. It will probably vary from state to state but I think we've...
  6. LouisTheOtter

    Your Thoughts: The Muppets Season 1 Episode 14 - Little Green Lie

    Ratings are in and we've got some good news, gang - "Little Green Lie" rose 5.28 per cent from last week's "Got Silk?" to finish at 2.57 million viewers: http://tvseriesfinale.com/tv-show/the-muppets-season-one-ratings-38100/ Now, obviously those aren't NCIS numbers but at this stage of the...
  7. LouisTheOtter

    Your Thoughts: The Muppets Season 1 Episode 14 - Little Green Lie

    Loved this episode. Already one of my Top Five for the entire season, right up there with "Going, Going, Gonzo," "Pig's In A Blackout," "Bear Left Then Bear Write" and "Single All The Way." (I haven't found a streaming service that will let us lowly Canadians watch "A Tail of Two Piggies" yet...
  8. LouisTheOtter

    The Muppets SPOILER Thread

    ABC's lack of advertising for this show is really bothering me at this point. They had ample opportunity during the Disneyland 60 special (especially since it featured Kermit singing, for frog's sake!). Nothing. I counted five or six promos for The Real O'Neals, but nothing for The Muppets...
  9. LouisTheOtter

    The Muppets SPOILER Thread

    I've finally gotten the chance to watch the promo for "Got Silk?" and I notice that it opens with the announcement that "The Muppets are on EW's Must List!" What the...? When did that happen? Anybody know???
  10. LouisTheOtter

    Your Thoughts: The Muppets Season 1 Episode 13 - Got Silk?

    I debated for about a minute over whether to vote "good" or "so-so" for this one, because I definitely didn't find it the funniest or best-written episode of the series (not by a long shot). I finally went with "good" because I found a lot to like here, particularly the addition of some depth...
  11. LouisTheOtter

    Your Thoughts: The Muppets Season 1 Episode 111 - Swine Song

    I'm VERY encouraged by that promo - it's entertaining and eye-catching and packed with action. I was already looking forward to the actual episode and now I'm even MORE excited about it! It's a welcome change from the last round of promos, which suggested that the funniest line in the show was...
  12. LouisTheOtter

    Your Thoughts: The Muppets Season 1 Episode 111 - Swine Song

    Well said dwmckim! WE, as Muppet fans, can make the difference here. Remember, it all starts with "Just One Person"! I also subscribe to the "Move Before Cancel" campaign. I would hate to see The Muppets consigned to the Friday night death slot but even that would be better than giving up on a...
  13. LouisTheOtter

    Your Thoughts: The Muppets Season 1 Episode 111 - Swine Song

    Well, ain't that a kick in the head. The optics on this look terrible, not just because it was the lowest-rated episode of the season but because it looks like The Muppets lost nearly half of the lead-in audience from Fresh Off The Boat. (Mind you, Agent Carter has fared poorly so far this year...
  14. LouisTheOtter

    Your Thoughts: The Muppets Season 1 Episode 111 - Swine Song

    I've been intrigued to see the reaction to this episode here on this forum, as well as Twitter and Facebook in addition to ToughPigs, The AVClub, Zap2It and Yahoo. I'm glad it's been largely positive (I'd guess that only about 20 per cent of the comments have been negative so far) and I hope...
  15. LouisTheOtter

    Video: Kermit on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Monday February 1, 2016

    I've been watching The Late Show regularly since Colbert took it over so I was delighted that Kermit got a "Big Questions With Even Bigger Stars" segment. Mrs. Otter and I laughed our heads off through the whole thing. Bravo Kermit The Frog and Stephen The Human!
  16. LouisTheOtter

    Your Thoughts: The Muppets Season 1 Episode 109 - Going, Going, Gonzo

    Unfortunately, the show is still slipping in the ratings: http://variety.com/2015/tv/news/ratings-chicago-med-strong-the-muppets-hits-low-1201651749/ At 3.8 million American viewers, The Muppets was down from its last airing (although I suspect a two-week break and all this ridiculous talk...
  17. LouisTheOtter

    Your Thoughts: The Muppets Season 1 Episode 109 - Going, Going, Gonzo

    I can't think about last night's episode without getting happy all over again. I don't want to carelessly throw around words like "perfect" (because of course it wasn't, nor are many Muppet or non-Muppet productions) but apart from "Pig's In A Blackout" this episode seemed to capture and balance...
  18. LouisTheOtter

    Your Thoughts: The Muppets Season 1 Episode 107 - Pig's in a Blackout

    Postscript to my original review: The Sam-and-Janice update almost worked ("Well, that's TWO places we've been together - Hawaii and HERE!") but I still haven't figured out what to think of Sam trying to break the ice by asking Janice if she likes snorkeling. Janice's reply was pretty funny but...
  19. LouisTheOtter

    Your Thoughts: The Muppets Season 1 Episode 108 - Too Hot to Handler

    I honestly don't have a problem with Eric's work with Fozzie at all. There might have been one portion of the taping-ads-for-the-affiliates sequence that sounded slightly off, but I think Eric's doing a wonderful job with Fozzie in this series. (And that's a major challenge for him considering...
  20. LouisTheOtter

    Video: Warburton's Muppet Show Commercial featuring the Muppets

    These are all just marvelous. And, from a personal perspective, the timing couldn't be better - Mrs. Otter found these posted online on the night we learned of the Paris terrorist attacks, and it was so comforting to see our old Muppet friends in action in familiar territory before we went to...
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