Wow, what a great episode! I wouldn’t call it necessarily ‘funny’, but it was certainly entertaining! We saw new dynamics, old dynamics and more Uncle Deadly, so who can complain? Sorry guys, I’m gonna ramble on a bit here! Denise: Boy, oh, boy do I like this pig! She is not at all flawless and doesn’t try to be. She’s quirky, but not an absolute airhead. She is a huge nerd, always a bonus. It’s really odd for me, because seeing a geeky, red-headed pig with glasses reminds me way too much of myself! I can’t wait to see how she develops as the series goes on! Denise and Kermit: Kermit trying to be a decent boyfriend in a relationship that wasn’t forced upon on him is a very interesting angle to explore for his character. He and Denise are obviously very sweet on each other which is just adorable, but there were a couple of times there, mainly in the cold opening where Kermit seemed to be a little embarrassed by Denise’s behaviour. That’s okay though! Every relationship comes with its quirks and besides I’m sure there are things that Kermit does that irks Denise! The whole ‘she didn’t ask for a birthday present so I won’t get her one’ thing is a typical sitcom ploy that TV writers tend to overuse, but it actually works here. Kermit clearly isn’t used to being in a normal relationship, so some of his actions will be pretty clumsy and foolish. I can see plenty more episodes in the future where this will be played with. The talking-head spot where Kermit is showing off the salad plate depicting their first date is a good indication of how much he cares about her. Miss Piggy: Finally, a Piggy I can get on board with! She played the part of the ‘ex-girlfriend’ perfectly, coming through with her promise to maintain a friendship with Kermit by getting the present, but still teaching him a lesson in her own sneaky way! That friendship is very bittersweet, but still very caring. I like that a lot! Her character development is coming along nicely! Can we talk about Piggy’s reaction to Kermit’s little outburst about what he knows about Denise? Piggy seemed quite stumped at the passion with which Kermit spoke. It’s like she underestimated the depth of Kermit and Denise’s relationship and thought it was just a rebound or a fling. What does Piggy do to react? She simply laughs it off with, “Oh, how cute!”, but you can tell it put her off. The Electric Mayhem: Well, that was new! Chenoweth definitely opened a can of worms there, didn’t she? Floyd had a problem with Dr Teeth claiming to be the frontrunner, Animal had a problem with Zoot being a big baby around snakes, and Janice is nobody’s woman. It was all there! Lips was the only one to seem to not have a huge problem. Perhaps certain topics should never be touched upon with this group! Yeah, it was a little bit cruel to leave Chenoweth in the middle of a desert, but I’m sure she’ll get over it! She’s in show-biz, what did she expect? Highlights: · Piggy and Chenoweth: they clearly see each other as equals. Refreshing to see Piggy get along with another woman. Great musical number! · Zoot getting it completely wrong. · Also, Piggy poking fun at Denise’s age was golden: ‘I’m great with kids!’ · Scooter continuing to be a Mumma’s boy and his grudge against Ken-PUT ON A ROBE KEN! · Ugh- men have absolutely no clue on what to get a woman for her birthday! · Kermit holding a plate he painted while wearing an apron is the cutest thing I think I’ve ever seen. · LIPS SPOKE AGAIN! This poor neglected Muppet deserves a line every episode! I think the writers are just teasing us on purpose! · Dr Teeth? With Janice? Well, I suppose it makes more sense than Sam and Janice. · Kermit’s Squishy Face is what I live for. · I take it back! Lips’ hair being whipped around in the wind is the most adorable thing I have ever seen! He is such a beautifully designed Muppet! Plus, the way Denise fan-girled over Kristin Chenoweth is a pretty fair depiction of how I will react if I ever meet Steve Whitmire!