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The Muppets get a 10!

Peter W | Interrobang | Lifestyles | August 29th, 2005



I almost had an accident in my pants when I found out that Disney was going to be releasing The Muppet Show on DVD in Seasons! Many episodes were available through Time/Life and weren't remastered. The sets sold out quickly and left many, including myself, watching eBay to see if the 15-DVD collection would lower itself under $200 US. Thankfully, I didn't waste the money because now I can relive all the glory that is The Muppet Show in pure digital glory with many extras to boot.

If you have no idea what I'm talking about, you must be an idiot. I really don't mean to offend, but I have no clue how there is somebody out there who hasn't at least HEARD of the Muppets. I probably have a stronger attachment to the show because I was about four or five when these first started airing on TV, so it's probably my wacky nostalgia kicking in. One day, when I'm a parent, I will gladly let my kids watch this show because even today (and for adults), it's better than a lot of the garbage they feed us on TV.

The DVD features all 24 episodes from the first season featuring special guest stars such as the great Vincent Price and uh, hmm…I think that many of you will probably have no clue who these people are, so I'll let you look it up yourselves on the Muppet Show episode guide website (http://www.kermitage.com/html/epguide/tms/tmsseasons)

The only way to describe The Muppet Show is that it's a light sketch comedy show that let's you look into the behind the scenes craziness as well as the dressing rooms of the stars. Don't get any dirty ideas because the Muppet Show is good clean fun. Actually, after going back and watching this episode, many skits are really violent. They feature beatings, explosions, kidnappings, guns and the Muppet monsters eating people and other animals for no good reason. How did I grow up alright after being subjected to this?
The extras on this set include little “Muppet Morsels” that act like those balloons in “Pop Up Video,” the original Pitch reel that the public has never seen before and the Muppet pilot episode that I don't ever recall ever seeing on TV.

The only complaint I have about this set is that I find that the sound level is very low.

Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzy the Bear, Rowlf the Dog, Animal, Gonzo and the Swedish Chef will entertain you for hours with their songs, dances and violent acts toward each other. Let's sing together: It's time for the Muppet Show tonight! Don't miss this set of excellent programming!
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