- Feb 13, 2015
- Reaction score
I've always thought this, from the original iconic opening sequence, that even now gives me goose bumps to the skits of a true variety show, it is a niche that no other show has. They should bring it back in its original format.I've been reading some reviews and from what I have read the shows were a success.
In a recent podcast JD Hansle made a cute little bit about bringing the Muppet Show back. He brought up the point that we don't really have shows like The Muppet Show of the 70's, but I think in some way we do with shows like the Voice America Got talent and so on.
I think they have truly found what works, and this may even be what they need if they do make another attempt at a show of some kind.
That old saying "If it aint broke don't fix it.
I agree Matt Vogel, to me, has more of the essence of Jim. After going to the O2, I started watching season 1 of the original show and their performances are very similar.I watched a couple of videos from this performance and it looks absolutely sensational, inspirational, and celebrational! A few bits are recycled from the Hollywood Bowl show (such as Movin' Right Along, Muppet Labs, and the Electric Mayhem songs), but I have no problem with that.
Highlights: Adam Hills and the Swedish Chef did a hilarious bit that showed their chemistry; and Matt Vogel has improved A LOT as Kermit, not just in terms of the voice but also in getting the true essence of the character.
Lowlights: Gonzo's time travel stunt didn't quite do it for me...I much preferred the version from the Hollywood Bowl. And apparently, Rizzo wasn't in this show even though it was hinted that he'd be part of it.
I hope that the Muppets will eventually take this show to New York or New Jersey so that I can go see it. Perhaps Madison Square Garden or one of the outdoor sports stadiums might work. Keepin' my fingers crossed, folks.