Flavorwire staffers are taking a moment to look back at past pieces of culture that may objectively be the same, but may have become more potent through perception over time — or conversely, that have stayed refreshingly static. …Read More
After all the shock and outrage over the news that Kermit and Ms. Piggy would breakup on this week’s return of The Muppets, it might surprise you to find that the world’s most famous interspecies puppet couple almost split up more than 25 years ago.
It’s an atrocious travesty of a program, a loathsome, stillborn, unfunny bit of secondhand swill that exhibits not one iota of understanding of what made the Muppets great, or what would make us want to watch them again on a weekly …Read More
Kerry Washington Cheers Up a Heartbroken Kermit with Selfies, Miss Piggy Gawks at Nathan Fillion’s Butt in ‘The Muppets’ Promos
ABC’s upcoming Muppets series is called, very simply, The Muppets. Perhaps such a straightforward title is the result of this iteration not feeling like it needs to give the famous felt puppets an outlandish locational gimmick — there’s no Treasure Island, no Space — given that they already have the gimmick of being famous felt puppets.
Unlike the other three Big Four networks, ABC is satisfied just the way it is — and for good reason. Last season, the network found success (in both ratings and quality) with a smart combination of diverse family sitcoms, Shonda Rhimes dramas, and Marvel Universe thrillers. The network is so confident in its stability that three of its lineups will remain unchanged going into the next TV season: Monday (Dancing With the Stars/The Bachelor and Castle), Wednesday (family sitcoms galore), and Thursdays (Shonda’s night!). The network is also introducing new shows, of course, and we’ve got the rundown on all the trailers.
The earnestness that fuels Kyle MacLachlan’s Agent Cooper could also be pretty applicable to another much-loved character: Kermit the Frog. In fact, it’s kind of spooky to see how easily The Muppets take to the world of David Lynch’s classic Twin Peaks. In Justin DeVine’s paintings (spotted via Welcome to Twin Peaks), the Muppets have a damn fine cup of coffee, the Log Lady is Fozzie Bear, and it’s all very, very amusing. So far, DeVine has done six watercolor portraits in pen and ink, and he’s promising more. Keep an eye on his Tumblr.