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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. LipsGF4Life

    LipsGF4Life Well-Known Member

    The show was fantastic! I was glad Lips got another line or two! The Electric Mayhem was hilarious and especially when Zoot was being goofy. He's such a cute goofball. :) The band was great! I always wondered how long Janice and Floyd have been together for. Who knew Dr.Teeth and Janice were together! I was laughing at Floyd's reaction and Lips saying, "Oh no...here we go, here we go." Found it funny. Now I gotta learn his ACTUAL voice cause I never do it right.
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  2. Lourenzo

    Lourenzo Member

    Wait how is Animal getting too smart and talkative? He spoke in a coherent sentence in this episode, thats it. That has happened occasionally before. Its not like its going to become a regular thing.

    Also Reeves if I could ask you a question what are your problems with Fozzie?
  3. Ladywarrior

    Ladywarrior Well-Known Member

    There was an episode of TMS where he was talking to someone and it was msoly in this weird incoherent speak. Maybe that's why they're not happy? Animal doens't talk in complete sentenses much as far as I cna remember.
  4. WebMistressGina

    WebMistressGina Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I do like that - apart from some comments - the board is pretty much civil and we can agree to disagree.

    With that said, I...really want to like this show, but TBH, I'm down 3 episodes now that I haven't seen and I just dont...feel it. Not that I'm saying I don't want to watch them, I do, but it's...

    It's the same way I felt about Season 4 of OUAT (which I still have not seen from beginning to end). I also got about 4 episodes in and was like...yeah, I'll wait until I've got two episodes and I'll just do a binge. And then it was...maybe 3, cause I'm busy this week. Until finally I'm at the season finale going...hmmm, should I bother? Just...not feeling it.

    That's kinda how I feel, despite the fact that episodes 4 and 6 were ones that I was like, OMG I HAVE to watch these! But I'm not running to them like I am OUAT season 5 or Bones or Scream Queens. I will totally defend the fact that I am not in a camp of 'this isn't the Jim Henson Muppets and how dare they change the Muppets I love!'; I totally want this show to succeed and I wanna be able to look back and go, "Oh man. Do you guys remember when this show first premiered? Totally uneven, but worth it to see the show say goodbye after 11 years."

    Not that we'd get that, but TMS went five years and with this show doing more or less connected continuity (somewhat), I'd love for a nice end that's longer than the original show, but doesn't drag on like the Simpsons. I know a lot of people have been comparing this to the likes of Family Guy or American Dad in terms of humor, but if you've ever watch these shows, this show is totally not that.

    FG has gone off the rails that I haven't seen new episode since maybe season 11 or 12 (maybe). AD is just hitting a sort of uneven stride in these later seasons, thankfully more hit than miss, but not the hilarity that the first 8 seasons was. The only weirdness factor for me so far was Fozzie's dinner with Becky's parents; that was uncomfortably weird, which if there was a laugh track, wouldn't have been so bad, but awkward silence does not do the Muppets.

    I might be the only person who's maybe a little worried with the showrunner switch; the person they got did do well on that 70's Show and HIMYM, but those were very much, not shows for anyone under 15. I don't want it to do a complete 180, but cleaning it up some would be great. Last episode had just a A and a B plot, which I think works out much better than the three plots simultaneously. IIRC TMS also only had two plots going (at most).

    Well, this was an unexpected tangent! Sorry! :halo:
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  5. Ladywarrior

    Ladywarrior Well-Known Member

    webmistress I used to watch family guy so I know how the humor is in that show and while the show was decent at he beginning it got awful later, especially with the meg bashing. >_<
    Id still like to see annie-sue and robin in this show. maybe less pepe because I can't STAND that obnoxious pron.
  6. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Hi Gina, we is in the same boat this week. Unable to watch the episode, and this was one I was looking forward too so much.

    As for OUAT S4, I know what you mean. After watching the entire first half, where the best part was when they brought in The Sorceror's Hat, I kept getting different sort of events that pulled me away from the second half and only caught the two-hour finale.
    Now with S5 it's a different story... There are episodes I've missed, but at least I read up on the reviews the next day to stay somewhat up-to-date.
    And hey, Bones huh? Only thing of that I've watched was last week for the crossover with Sleepy Hollow S3 which is reminding me so much of S1 and the reason why I frogging lurve that series.
    *Goes to research some of the creatures Pandora has summoned. *Trying to change mental image of Denise to redhead and with glasses. *Wonders if Kristen Chenowith made it back out of the desert with all the other passengers from Flight 3546. :smirk:
  7. Ladywarrior

    Ladywarrior Well-Known Member

    argh OUAT season 5 is making me bonkers. How did merlin become a tree again?!

    don't worry about kirstin, count. she will be fine. I'm sure the band felt bad for leaving her out there and came back for her just as long as she promised not to say a single word the rest of the way.
  8. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Kermit the Frog with "Justin the Bateman". so cant wait! These are the sort of hilarious A-listers Im talkin about
  9. WebMistressGina

    WebMistressGina Well-Known Member

    OMG, that does look awesome!

    Scooter's "I broke Kermit's show!" had me, cause we all know he's going to break it.

    I hope though when Kermit comes back, everyone tells him what a bang up job Scooter did, despite the fact that he nearly destroys the studio from the looks of it. A nice little -

    Scooter: Guys, I was a bad executive producer.

    Gonzo: You are the worst executive producer.

    Piggy: But how many times does Papa Kermit hand over the reigns to you? Besides, it took us years to train the frog to get him to where we wanted him.

    Okay, I know what I'll do Wednesday (which thankfully is a holiday, so I have no excuse to not sit and watch four episodes of Muppets)
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  10. WebMistressGina

    WebMistressGina Well-Known Member

    He confronted the Dark One and they turned him into a tree. This upcoming episode, that Dark One is apparently, the very first dark one ever!
  11. Ladywarrior

    Ladywarrior Well-Known Member

    I am hoping he firs dark one will be the horned king from the black cauldron because that would be awesome.

    also the promo. kermit singing rainbow connection SQUEEEEE!
  12. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Yes, Horned King would be awesome... And Pridain is medieval or Celtic enough (based on Welsh mythology) that they can get away with bringing him in as an enemy to Arthur. But I'm still waiting for Hades!

    *Leaves muffins for other Muppet fans in this thread.
  13. WebMistressGina

    WebMistressGina Well-Known Member

    OUAT - Not sure; person is wearing a mask. I have read reports that Pan, Cora, and...ugh, dang it, can't remember the other person, are back for the 100th episode and they're introducing what seems to be non-Disney villain? Maybe?

    Mupps - Am I the only one who noticed that Kermit's a little wobbly and off-key? It sounds like it might be on purpose, seeing as he gets yelled at. Actually, his come back sounds like Rainbow Connection is brought up earlier or repeatedly.
  14. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    @WMG, yes, twas reported that Emma Caulfield (Anyanca from Buffy the Vampire Slayer) will reprise her role as the Blind Witch for OUAT's 100th.

    Interesting that Rainbow Connection is being featured in the next episode, what with Gwen Stefani's version part of the new Disney covers album released last week. :sing:
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  15. Whatnot1988

    Whatnot1988 Well-Known Member

    OK. I generally liked this episode because it shows a side of Piggy that I hadn't expected. When I first heard that Piggy was giving Kermit gift advice for Denise, what I assumed the outcome would be that she'd suggest a gift that would embarrass, offend or hurt Denise (invariably resulting in Denise breaking up with Kermit) or otherwise get revenge for Kermit breaking up with her. She's plotted against Lynn Redgrave, Linda Rhonstadt and other females that she has seen Kermit with, so that was what I was expecting, but apparently I was wrong. This is a good thing IMHO.

    Also, the debate about who is the "leader" of the Electric Mayhem was interesting--for a while I assumed it was Dr. Teeth since his name IS in the band's (full) name after all!
  16. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I feel like there should have been another scene with Kristen Chenowith and the band, maybe them forgiving her and picking her up, or her catching up with them.

    And they realize that they didn't have these problems until she showed up, but the issues are still there. I guess they forgot about them or something.

    So nobody in the band gets paid, considering Animal, Zoot, and maybe Lips get surprised about Dr. Teeth's line about Janice getting a paycheck? And is Janice the only one to get paid (well, if she gets paid than Dr. Teeth does)? I've seen a few other works of fiction where somebody is surprised to hear that co-workers get paid, I wonder if there's a trope for that.
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  17. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Wait.... So Janice isn't interested in being anyones lady, but she used to be Dr. Teeth's lady? Could he have been the reason she decided not to be tied to a man, or could he have been just as oblivious as Floyd?

    Also, I recently realized that Tinder is a website.... I was confused by Floyd's "I shut down my Tiner for you" (actually, I thought he meant they had been tender together), and didn't realize that Kristen Chenowith's "I didn't mean to bring up a tender topic" line was meant as a joke (though I felt a slight sense of her joking).
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  18. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    Bump-bump-bump-bump, buuuuuump.


    My review:

    I thought this episode was okay. I don’t really care for Denise; her character just feels very one-note and forced. So I thought her story with Kermit was cute, but that’s as much as I can say.

    What really stood out for me was the side story of the Electric Mayhem’s little conflict, ending with the band leaving Christina behind. I personally wish this was the main story.

    Overall, just an okay episode.
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  19. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    I've been saying this for a while, but the Band is hot right now! Ironically young girls love Janice and identify with her way more than Piggy. They really need to do more with the band.
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