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Your Thoughts: The Muppets Season 1 Episode 104 - Pig Out

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by Phillip, Oct 13, 2015.

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What did you think of "The Muppets" episode "Pig Out"?

  1. Absolutely positively! This episode was great!

  2. Bork bork! This episode was good.

  3. Mee mee. This episode was so-so.

  4. You're all weirdos! This episode was disappointing.

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  1. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    I just wish people could state how they feel about the show, and not have to be questioned on if they are a true fan or not. Some people are not going to love every little thing about the show, but that DOES NOT MEAN THEY ARE NOT MUPPET FANS!!!! I love the Muppets and for the most part I'm happy with the show. I would really love to be able to talk about the show it's self without having to be beat over the head with all this arguing. Can we all make some kind of agreement that we can talk about the show and keep the conversation civil. Here is an idea lets all find one positive thing to say about this episode and share it. If there you didn't like or saw anything positive that's Ok you can post what you would have liked to see. Then once we have all posted a positive we will focus on the negative in a more mature way.
     
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  2. Ladywarrior

    Ladywarrior Well-Known Member

    okay positive thing: I thought the chef rapping was really funny.
     
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  3. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    One positive thing I loved was the fact that even before she started hanging with the whole group it seems Piggy has found a friend in chef.
     
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  4. Blue Frackle

    Blue Frackle Active Member

    I mean, chances are if you're on this forum you're a "true fan", whatever that is.

    There have been like a million good parts in the show so far. I would have to rewatch the episodes to list them. Rowlf biting his stitches was a highlight for me.

    I actually think the episodes get better with each time you watch them; there's just so much to soak in.

    It'll be unfortunate if this show gets cancelled this early; the world needs the Muppets.
     
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  5. Blue Frackle

    Blue Frackle Active Member

    She likes all of the weirdos... except Gonzo. She can't remember his name.

    :eek:, :hungry:... she likes all of the people who can't talk back to her. :D
     
  6. Ladywarrior

    Ladywarrior Well-Known Member

    kinda funny she can't since in an episode of TMS he had a crush on her and she knew his name there. :p maybe she just chooses to forget it since he got so clingy. :D
     
  7. jobi71

    jobi71 Active Member

    Very good points, but I believe Piggy forgetting character's names was from the pitch video - which I do believe was not meant to have wide release. More of a behind the scenes thing that yes would eventually be seen, but not as soon as it was. I am glad they had Piggy back at work with the Muppets by the time the first episode aired. Kermit and Piggy's breakup was big news. It was PR for the show and a major plot line we will (thought we will) follow in the season. It seems the writers have not quite captured the layers of the history of the Kermit/Piggy relationship. Of course there are all sorts of debate about canon and non canon. (I believe they are not married). Although I know some here are and there is evidence to support both our ideas. I understand that Kermit and Piggy may have been a couple for 40 years or 20 years or just about 6 depending on where you want to start - but there is history and in all of these "revisions" they have found a way to either pay homage or wink at previous versions. I have yet to see a wink. These are talented writers. And with no knowledge of their ages I bet they are tickled pink to be writing for the Muppets. The Muppets (2015) is very close to being perfect (or as perfect as a TV show can be). Step 1. Figure out the Kermit/Piggy dynamic. Step 2. Figure out the Kermit/Fozzie dynamic. Step 3. Increase the amount of Muppet helping Muppet - even if the helping leads to greater disaster. Step 4. Decrease the "adult content" by a smidge. It is not too much for me but is an issue for a number of fans. I am reminded of a quote which I will paraphrase from the film Club Paradise where Andrea Martin asks resort owner Robin Williams if there is nude bathing allowed. He answers: "It is much more tantalizing to conceal than to reveal". And in my opinion (only) Step 5. Add more random Muppets. You rebuilt them have them populate the scene.
     
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  8. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    That's true......However we are talking about episode 4. What's one thing you really loved about Pig Out?
     
  9. Blue Frackle

    Blue Frackle Active Member

    I skimmed the episode and there were a lot of chuckle moments but nothing that stood out above the rest for me. "Kermit, be a hero and get me 1/8th of an Advil" was good.
     
  10. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Yea who knew Yolanda from Muppets take Manhattan would make such a great comeback? Now if only we could get Robin back I would be happy.
     
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  11. jobi71

    jobi71 Active Member

    Yolanda is a treat. I agree about Robin. I am hoping they are saving him for a decent story rather than just a background character.
     
  12. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Seems to me in the last couple of shows Piggy knows most of the Muppets names she talks to. Well Scooter and Chef.
     
  13. jobi71

    jobi71 Active Member

    I agree. She knows them. It was an out of cannon laugh for the promo real. Although maybe she doesn't know Zoot's name - that blue guy over there.
     
  14. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    I love Robin he really grew up from the Muppet Show to The Muppets celebrate Jim Henson, where almost in a Kermit like scene pulls everyone together to sing Just One Person. Then we really don't see much of him which is sad. I would like to see Robin as a Teen getting into teenage troubles.
     
  15. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Ah I would not worry about that. I mean how offten would she even need to talk to Zoot. I would love to see her and Janice talk more though. They worked good together in vets hospital.
     
  16. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I wonder if she calls the Chef "Megan".


    At Comic Con I think they said that the show is on after his bedtime. But there are a lot of daytime scenes where he could come in.
     
  17. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Good question about Megan. From what I have seen the only time Megan has been used was in that one scene.
    As far as what might have been said at comic con that seems kind of lame to me, but I get it.
     
  18. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I mentioned this in another thread, but when it comes to characters who don't appear on the show, whether the writers can't figure out a way to work them in, or if Bill Prady doesn't think they fit the shows format, it would be great if there would be some viral videos starring them.

    But I also wonder how many puppets are near the studio. I've read that Puppet Heap is located in New Jersey, and this (along with many other Muppet productions) is being filmed in Hollywood. I wonder if there's special storage for this kind of thing, or if Puppet Heap has an LA branch. I'd be surprised if every Muppet was sent there, and I wonder if they would want to go through the trouble of delivering puppets to the studio if they usually aren't on the show. Then again, The Jim Henson Company has had works in LA (before opening an LA office, though the company hadn't done too many LA productions), Toronto, and England (before forming the creature shop), and it seems like delivering the puppets wasn't a problem then (when The Muppet Show was on the air, did they send every non-Sesame, non-Gorch, non-"early Henson" puppet to the studio so they could use any character they suddenly wanted to use?).
     
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  19. MuppetsRule

    MuppetsRule Well-Known Member

    It would have been funny to have him at the bar singing karaoke with the rest of the gang. I'll bet Robin makes a hilarious drunk.
     
  20. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    Of course it was trying to be MT, but a hip revamped version with a cool host, but it was all over the place trying to be TMS, a sitcom, a variety show, it did not know what to be, only at the end did it find a nice sitcom structure like Andie Macdowell and Johnny Fiama Leaves Home episodes were hilarious.
     


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