If there's one thing that was sorely missing from the show, it was a scene like that. They proved they can get a musical number into the series, an original one at that. I want to see more of that in the future. I especially like how it was Piggy's crowning moment of awesome. The theme of this episode is characters who need a win. And while the beginning of the episode was mostly the same Piggy schtick we've seen before (that I reiterate I was never a fan of even when they did it good), the part with her breaking down, feeling shame, feeling like a loser because things weren't going right for her since the break up, and then out doing Reese by trolling her with that amazing apology number really turned what would have been a predictable Piggyfest into something special.Holy carp, the puppetry effects for her musical number were some literally some of the best in Muppet history. Like, no joke. Yeah, it's just CG-ing out Eric, but dang, that looked incredible.
While I don't completely agree I must admit, I was a little concerned. It was clearly not out of malice, and it was pretty much Fozzie's character to flounder around with desperate comedy. Still, it felt a little off. Until, of course, they got to the consequences. Had Fozzie been a karma Houdini here, I'd be a bit concerned. They could have just ended the B story right at the comedy club, but having his girlfriend show him how uncomfortable she felt balanced that out. What they did at the end, however, really made that plot sing. Realizing that laughter is that important to Fozzie, and while his jokes weren't the source of malice, the hecklers' comments were.I don't think there was anything super bad but the scenes with Fozzie and his girlfriend were a little bit mean spirited.
Seriously, if it wasn't for those little end caps and asides, this episode wouldn't have been good. Piggy addressing her character flaws, Fozzie ditching the only humor the audience likes out of knowing what he did was wrong, his girlfriend realizing she needs a sense of humor and that comedians do this often.... those little subtle moments flipped the script of this series. We desperately need more of those.