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Is there a doctor in the house?! (Two, actually. And they both look oddly familiar.)
George Clooney and Hugh Laurie stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Tuesday for “an ER reunion… sort of!” The two actors appeared as their respective doctor characters — Clooney as ER‘s Doug Ross and Laurie as House‘s titular pill popper — to offer their medical services to Jimmy Kimmel.
Last month, I spoke with new Muppets showrunner Kristin Newman about her plans to bring the characters back to their roots. Those ideas all sounded promising, but how well were they executed? Well, tonight's episode was the first she was involved with from beginning to end (though she did some rewriting on the last episode to air back in December), and I have some thoughts on whether it lived up to expectations coming up just as soon as I sell oven mitts on Etsy... Self-awareness has always been a key part of the Muppets formula. The Muppet Show was a backstage showbiz comedy, The Muppet Movie featured the characters making and watching a movie about how they first met (and the script for the movie itself becomes a plot device), Kermit and the others in The Great Muppet Caper commented about what part of the movie they were in, and »
- Alan Sepinwall
Say it with me: The Muppets are back! And I don’t just mean the ABC sitcom, which also returned Tuesday; I’m talking about the actual Muppets who, after some much-needed tweaking, finally resemble the classic characters we know and love.
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In a clever — almost too clever — nod to The Muppets‘ behind-the-scenes changes (a new showrunner, etc.), Tuesday’s episode introduced a branding guru whose job it was so “make old things relevant.” His mission: Make Up Late With Miss Piggy more watchable.
As the episode progressed, our »
After some behind-the-scenes drama following a high-profile breakup on set, the cast and crew of Up Late With Miss Piggy are kicking off the second half of the season on a much lighter note - literally. In an adorable new promo for ABC's The Muppets, which was exclusively debuted by Entertainment Weekly, 60 of the iconic characters reunite to promote their show-within-a-show with a souped-up version of the series's original 1970s theme song. From Miss Piggy and ex Kermit to Gonzo and Fozzie, the lovable gang pops up in brightly colored squares to harmonize the classic tune.Related Video: Kermit's Guilty Pleasure Is Ham? »
- Lindsay Kimble
4 items from 2016
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