Finally finished season three, so thought I would get some discussion going. Any thoughts presented here will hopefully make sense. Season Three appears to extend upon the confidence gained in Season Two. The backstage plots are more expansive, the show plots use extended themes at times, and even the shots used are different. I love seeing Rowlf's expression when he plays the piano during the closing credits. He just looks like he's having such a good time. Kris Kristofferson looks like he is about to burst into laughter in all of his numbers. It's good to see guest stars obviously having such a good time while filming. I'm probably in the minority on this, but I thought Annie Sue was a cute character. She was obviously designed to look young, fresh, innocent and eager to please, and it was fun to see Piggy react to that. Leo Sayer's mime makeup was horrifying. Fozzie doesn't really have a future career in stage management if comedy doesn't work out. The Camelot number from the Pearl Bailey episode is probably my favorite from the season. She does a great job singing, the costumes are excellent, and the choice of songs in lieu of the Camelot numbers were excellent. It really shows the writing staff and production team were feeling real confident. It's funny to think that people thought Alice Cooper was a subversive, scary act, when he was will to sing with the Muppets. (And this is coming from a fan of his.) The stalactite sketch wins the award for biggest snooze of the season. Robin's version of "Over The Rainbow" is heartbreakingly cute. Why does Sweetums sit in the background of "When You're Looking At Country"? He just sits there and vibes out to the music, like there was no other room for him in the train station. Liberace's episode is nearly a disaster because his concert left no room to interact with the Muppets, which is against the whole point of the show. He takes up half the show for some piano doodlings. I'm not entirely sure how this made him famous. Lew Zealand's voice is perfect for someone who throws fish for a living. Was "You're Always Welcome At Our House" supposed to be creepy or funny? Or both? I thought it was creepy. Beauregard definitely makes for a better janitor than George, because his enthusiasm is contagious and he is willing to do whatever it takes how many times it takes to get it right. Wayne and Wanda must have split up, what with all his solo appearances this season. But he clearly didn't learn how to avoid accidents. Fozzie doesn't really have a future career in scriptwriting if comedy doesn't work out. The Lesley Ann Warren episode is probably my favorite one so far. Her numbers are funny- I thought the "Beauty and the Beast" number was going to be a total snooze until the punch line, and she gave Link the dance of his life- and seeing Dr. Teeth and Sam the Eagle come together for a sketch is priceless. The "Aquarius" sketch seems like one of the simple gags that would have fit in with the first season, but it's still pretty funny. Danny Kaye looks creepy as all get-out when dressed up in Swedish Chef gear. Spike Milligan might have been the only guest who was too out-of-control for the Muppets. I did not understand a single thing he said or did in his episode, culminating in the brotherhood sketch which I don't think was even done in English. Gonzo deserved a Grammy for his song to Camilla, such a tender expression of love has rarely ever been sung before. Those dog puppets at the end of the Roger Miller episode looked like rats to me, but evidently they are possums? Weird. Beauregard looks priceless in his cowboy getup, and he plays a mean harmonica to boot. Who knew! The costumes in the Lynn Redgrave episode are awesome. Beauregard makes a perfect joker, Scooter a great balladeer, and Piggy a great friar. The Newsman can't even get a break in the medieval ages. Wait, I take back what I said about the stalactites. Cheryl Ladd's number with the clodhoppers was the worst sketch of the third season. See you in a couple months for season four!