I skipped my swimming this evening so I could watch the series premiere of The Muppets on ABC. I wish I had gone to the pool.
The laughs were few and far between. Kermit the Frog and Fozzie Bear had so much angst between them I thought I was watching a Woody Allen movie. And by Woody Allen movie I mean Interiors, not Annie Hall. Do we really need to hear Fozzie talk about "offensive stereotypes" never mind have a human girlfriend? It's bad enough Kermit has a pig fetish.
There were a couple of good moments with The Great Gonzo and Animal. They can't be ruined. But where the hell was Rowlf the Dog?
I am sure the ratings will be great tonight, but look for a steep decline in the coming weeks. It would not surprise me if the show is cancelled by mid-season. If this script revolved around people it would never see the light of day.