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Your Thoughts: The Muppets Season 1 Episode 106 - The Ex-Factor

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by Phillip, Nov 3, 2015.


What did you think of "The Muppets" episode "The Ex-Factor"?

  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. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    Tonight make plans to watch "The Muppets" new episode "The Ex-Factor" at 8|7c on ABC. Then join the discussion immediately afterwards in the Muppet Central Forum.

    Episode 6 - The Ex-Factor

    Kermit searches for a gift for Denise's birthday, but is at a loss about what to get her, so he asks Miss Piggy for help. Meanwhile, Kristin Chenoweth accidentally creates tension in the Electric Mayhem when she agrees to do a gig with the band.


    If you saw "The Ex-Factor" please like this post and share your thoughts below.
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2015
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  2. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Unfortunately missed out because my ABC affiliate, which was working fine a few minutes before decided to black out when it came time for the show I was waiting practically three hours for. :(

    And this was an epixode I was looking forward too because it features Denise's return. Will have to read through most of the posts and toughpigs' review, but it's better when I get to actually watch the episode itself. :grouchy:
  3. ryhoyarbie

    ryhoyarbie Well-Known Member

    I was more interested in the b story featuring the Electric Mayhem and Kristen Chenoweth than the a story with Kermit, Denise, and Piggy. In my opinion, the Kermit/Piggy storyline needs to take a break and let other characters get more screen time.

    I was laughing during the bus trip with Janice explaining to Floyd how she's not involved with him but then Dr. Teeth pointed out at one point He and Janice were an item.

    I also liked the gag with Zoot and the echo is was creating.

    And hey, Lips had more lines. He's said more in the last month than he has said in the last 35 years.
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  4. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    So they are actually bringing up the Floyd and Janice relationship?!?! That makes me happy.
  5. Teheheman

    Teheheman Well-Known Member

    Wonder how that would play out with Sam the Eagle in the future.

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  6. Ladywarrior

    Ladywarrior Well-Known Member

    Okay so... kermit making a plate about his first date wiht denise was cute and I think she would have loved it.

    as for the EM second story umm well...
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  7. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Yea cause if Janice is really single then that just might change things.
  8. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    I thought this episode was hillarious.I loved the Eletric Mayhem plot but both plots played out wonderfully, but I especially liked that there were only two plots instead of three,it really helped the pacing. Glad Fozzie didn't get a storyline,I like him but he has gotten a plot in all the other episodes so i'm happy they changed it up a bit. Liked the whole Kermit/Piggy relationship a lot more today and it may kill me to admit this but I actually don't hate Denise.:smirk: All in all this is my favorite episode so far!
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  9. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Without even seeing the show, I somehow knew you would not like the EM story line........
  10. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Wait, you haven't seen the show yet????!!!
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  11. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    No I am living in a different church every week and have to wait till Wednesday and pay 1.99$ per show.
  12. Ladywarrior

    Ladywarrior Well-Known Member

    well can you blame me?
    number 1: zoot is still acting like he's high asa kite
    number 2: janice is more new age weird than she EVER was. also she NEVER used to have have a problem with floyd saying she was "his woman" she actually seemed very happy about it.
    number 3: dr. teeth does not seem like the kind of person who would go behind floyd's back and cheat on janice and he doesn't seem to be the type to even date her.
    number 4: they all act like a bunch of jackasses! since when has the band been so horrid to one another like that?
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  13. Blue Frackle

    Blue Frackle Well-Known Member

    Granted I haven't seen the episode yet, I think it's time to throw away all comparisons to the past. These creators clearly don't care about or respect the past of these characters.

    Am I being too harsh? I mean, they aren't doing that bad of a job with the show, but the flaws, the flaws...
  14. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Well you can watch most of the episodes here for free http://abc.go.com/shows/the-muppets
  15. Ladywarrior

    Ladywarrior Well-Known Member

    If they cannot how a character is established and it's not a reboot (which it isn't) they have no business using them. I know that sounds harsh but I don't like character derailment.

    It would be like taking someone like... freddy kruegar and making him a friend to all living things.
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  16. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    Pretty enjoyable episode. I wonder if the staff was paying attention to the complaints people had about previous episodes. Notice that we only had an A and B story this time around.

    Definitely enjoyed the main Kermit-Piggy plot. Still warming up to Denise, though.

    The EM subplot had some fun moments in it, particularly with Animal ("you guys get paid??!!"). I definitely think the writers were playing with the JaniceXInsertbandmembernamehere fans by bringing in the whole "not attached to anyone" concept. Personally, I thought it was funny. And hey, the band actually got a subplot! Oh, and Lips got another line or two. Didn't care much for the gang leaving Chenoweth behind, though.

    Scooter was probably the biggest highlight of this episode!
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  17. Daffyfan4ever

    Daffyfan4ever Well-Known Member

    Yeah. I was wondering what the deal was with :sing: and :flirt: on this series. Sort of a nice call back to the early episodes of TMS. I recall Janice would dance with Zoot in the At the Dance segments, but I believe she did dance with :D at one point as well.

    Piggy's ending line was great too. "Kermit's my friend and I would do anything for him. But you never ask your ex what to get your girlfriend for her birthday. I think he knows that now."

    You live in a church? 'Splain, Lucy.

    Lol. Just a bit curious there.

    I agree. Scooter throwing out that idea sort of got in the way. I think Kermit is still in the habit of listening to whatever Scooter says because of his uncle's ownership of the Muppet Theater back in the day. :confused:

    Fer sure. I would like to see them do more with the plot about Sam's crush on Janice and what Floyd's reaction would be. Hopefully they'll do something to that effect.
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  18. charlietheowl

    charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    Liked the episode. The bits with Scooter in the pottery shop were great; I love the development of his character into, and I'm using this word in an affectionate form, a loser. He's a nerd and someone who is clearly not afraid to show it, like pointing out all the problems with Kermit's plate.

    I also liked seeing Denise actually have her character explored, getting to know her a bit more. Her puppet seemed a lot better in action and the glasses help make her look more "Muppet"-ish if that makes sense. Hopefully we'll see more involvement from her if the Kermit/Piggy/Denise storylines are to have any real impact, following today's developments. It was good to see a warmer side of Piggy combined with, but not overwhelmed by, her pettier side.

    The EM plot was okay, had some good lines and seeing Animal pour Funyions on Kristin Chenowith was a good gag. I didn't find anything out of character there, Zoot just seemed spacey as usual to me and for all we know, Dr Teeth and Janice could have known each other before Floyd.

    All in all, a strongly plotted episode and an improvement over last week.
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  19. Lourenzo

    Lourenzo Member

    Hello Everybody nice to be here on Muppet Central :)

    But yeah I think saying that they dont care and dont respect the characters past is going too far. Yeah this show definitely has some kinks to work out when it comes characterization (Scooter's attachment to his mother can go), but its more of the "finding the groove" the most shows go through during their first season, but not outright not caring.

    I didn't think Zoot was acting high, just slow on the uptake. And its great to hear him and Lips talking.
    Uncle Deadly Pepe Yolanda Gonzo Chip Statler and Waldorf all get some good lines.
    No Fozzie, but thats okay, he doesnt need a plot all the time
    Piggy was being pretty nice here
    Denise is back and shows a pretty likable personality.

    Overall I enjoyed this its a step in the right direction for the show
  20. LaRanaRene

    LaRanaRene Well-Known Member

    I see what you're saying, but they just had a disagreement. They're friends. They fight sometimes.

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