- Jul 23, 2010
- Reaction score
I enjoyed this episode a lot!
There's potential, and I liked the first episode of the reboot (still didn't see the second, should be available today). I like the idea of the brand manager trying to have the show fail, and I like that they addressed the problems with the show head on. The Piggy storyline seems like something that they had all along and shoved the Piggy show and brand integration episodes in there to conform it to the new flow of the series. I really think as far as story goes, they should have pushed the Pizza seduces the writers plot line further. Seems like there was real potential in having the writers slowly revolt at Kermit, causing the show to be sabotaged. Something sort of like the plot of MMW, only Kermit's there the whole time and feels the betrayal. I do like how Kermit was able to flip everything against Pizza. I just wish they did more of that and split the two plotlines up into separate episodes.Overal, this episode was a bit of a downer for me, and I just don't like this reboot. Couldn't ABC wait 10 episodes for a show to get on the right track, can an audience wait for a show to evolve, no they walk out by episode 3, and the show is getting better, but no one is watching it.
Yeah. I've noticed that too. Heck, they didn't even use the opening. They just updated that a few weeks ago and now they seem to be getting rid of the whole thing.Two thoughts Gonzo just looked off for most of the show.and the show seemed shorter then normal.
Yeah. That would have been nice if we had seen more of that. I thought it was nice that Denise stepped aside so there would be more of a chance for Kermit and Miss Piggy to get back together, but having Denise still be around would be interesting as well. It would sort of create a love triangle that would spice up the plot.Over all I really liked it. I am a bit sad that most of the Kermit/Denise break up is happening off screen.
Yeah. That was nice too. Though it would have been nicer if it had been Piggy and Kermit, but with Piggy/Deadly it seemed to work. I'm just hoping they don't hook up as a couple though. That would just be wrong. Lol.But there is a sweet payoff to the Piggy/Deadly story line.
I really like the idea of Pizza going behind Kermit's back, but it really felt like there was so much more they could do with it, and it really should have had more energy. Seems to me like whatever traction the story could have was cut for time to fit things in. I do like the new skit and song at the end format, but there's clearly a juggling act they need to perfect here. Personally, I'd love to have seen Kermit grimacing at the script for the Pinkberry skit after reading it. Even if it gave Pizza essentially the same role as Dominique Badguy and Constantine, I really wish the script had more room for the staff to be wooed into doing the show the execs wanted them to do.Still, with all of that, I felt like this episode was missing some energy and commitment from the writers and producers. Not the Muppet performers; they did the best with what they were given (and I credit RuPaul for gamely carrying on with his material; I actually laughed at the "Christmas underwear" joke). I just felt like we could have gotten more out of the concept of Gonzo, Rizzo and Pepe being taken suit-shopping (Pepe's end-credits bit was close), or a Muppet fashion show, or even Fozzie and Lew Zealand testing a sketch on Bobo.
While I'm mixed about the Denise break up and mixed about how it's subtext, Steve is really doing a bang up job giving the frog the emotion he was lacking in the earlier years of having the character (though I think most of that was goaded by the producers of those projects). It's these little moments that stick out. Subtlety and subtext. Kermit's expressions during this break up are actually pretty heart wrenching.Hey did anyone else notice Kermit nervously clicking his pen with his thumb during his voice message to Denise? Crikey, that was subtle!