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Your Thoughts: The Muppets Season 1 Episode 108 - Too Hot to Handler

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by Phillip, Nov 17, 2015.


What did you think of "The Muppets" episode "Too Hot to Handler"?

  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 "Too Hot to Handler" at 8|7c on ABC. Then join the discussion immediately afterwards in the Muppet Central Forum.

    Episode 8 - Too Hot to Handler

    Scooter books his crush, Chelsea Handler, who spices up "Up Late" and his personal life. Meanwhile, Kermit learns that Becky may be hiding her past from Fozzie when he and Denise go on a double date.


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  2. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    This was an okay episode.

    The romantic A-story between Scooter and Chelsey Handler wasn't as cringe-worthy as I was dreading. In fact it was good to see Scooter get another main story in this episode.
    Was happy that the gang had another event night at Rowlf's Tavern, this time Trivia Night.
    The whole bit where Kermit got suspicious of Becky using her phone reminded me of the 20 Questions oneshot in WebMistressGina's fic thread, if only because of the story Denise told about her mother not having a permit to keep so many tigers in her barn.
    Got a laugh out of this episode using the talking heads bit as a running gag where Kermit's actually talking to someone else instead of doing one of those interview thingys.
    Oh, and I also laughed at the Mayhem thinking Kermit got replaced by a robot which led to the end stinger where Animal is thought to be a robot also.

    So I'd give this episode an okay pass, mostly because it didn't go as horribly as I thought it would concerning Scooter.
    *Waits for the fanfics pairing Scooter and Chelsey to start popping up, given that the guy's so popular there already. ;)
  3. Daffyfan4ever

    Daffyfan4ever Well-Known Member

    Yeah. That was classic.
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  4. ploobis

    ploobis Well-Known Member

    ANOTHER GREAT EPISODE!!! :) :o ;) :rolleyes: :shifty:

    The show just keeps getting Better and Better each week!

    I really love what they've been doing with Scooter in the series, and I always love seeing Kermit & Fozzie paired together!
  5. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    This episode was pretty good. There was actually very little Piggy. The story with Scooter was funny. The band thinking Kermit and Animal were robots was funny. The story with Kermit, Fozzie and Becky was interesting. I like that they referenced the fact that Fozzie has new fur.
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  6. charlietheowl

    charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    Not a great episode. Neither storyline was anything brilliant, the Scooter/Chelsea story seemed to move too quickly in terms of her falling for him, and the Fozzie/Kermit story was just there. But there were enough little gags to keep things interesting, like no one listening to Kermit and Denise's story about her uncle.
  7. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    After reading toughpigs' review, I realize that the writers didn't follow using that gag with Kermit's solo spots a third time. C'mon, that's one of the laws of comedy, the Rule of Three as demonstrated by Slappy Squirrel at Walter Wolf's faux funeral. *Animaniacs reference.

    Also, Uncle Deadly is Kermit's neighbor? Thought that was the guy who doesn't appreciate classic Muppet music from last week's episode. And UD's flying a 31-star American flag for the fashion? Right number, wrong reason.

    And I love :halo: embracing his inner Cookie Monster-ness at the end of the episode.
    :insatiable: That my kind of fella.
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  8. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    Okay episode. Not non-stop hilarious, but certainly not unfunny.

    It's clear more attention is being shifted towards the characters than the jokes, which is certainly fine.

    I liked that Scooter was the one who felt his relationship was moving too fast. Just shows how innocent he is.

    Bobo was great, with his pencil conversation and offering Kermit a hug... also got a kick out of Pepe and Rizzo agreeing that the Chef probably doesn't wash his hands.

    Interesting to see Piggy take a backseat in this episode.
  9. jobi71

    jobi71 Well-Known Member

    I liked the episode. Miss Piggy stepped back from the spotlight to let Kermit and Fozzie and Scooter enjoy some time in it. Scooter's physical gag with his hands was very funny and great puppetry. Also I have noticed in previous episodes and noticed twice in this episode the way that the puppets move when standing up (such as Miss Piggy rising to greet Chelsea) or sitting down (Scooter hopping up on the stool next to Chelsea) are excellent little details that make their movement so much more fluid and realistic. The episode did not have the heightened chaos of last week's, but I did love the mini scene of chaos by the elevator as every character ruins Kermit's plan by shouting out the answers. And then add just a smidge of sweetness with Bobo offering a hug. I think the writers had a nice balance for Fozzie. He's naïve and maybe prone to missing the point from time to time, but he's not stupid. And I liked when Fozzie stood up for himself was well written and well performed by Eric Jacobson. I also appreciated the ridiculous promos in between the serious and heartfelt lines. And Kermit of course will still be around for Fozzie to make sure he doesn't get stuck in a fan.
  10. Lourenzo

    Lourenzo Member

    This was a good episode.

    Nice to see that Denise and Becky have not been forgotten about,
    Great to see Scooter Pepe and Rizzo get focus
    Zoot Chip Carl Bobo and Deadly get great lines.
    Scooter's love for Chelsea Handler was better than I expected.
    Kermit and Fozzie's friendship was nicely handled.
    Its always a pleasure to see Rowlf

    As for the problems.

    Well the band thinking Kermit and later Kermit are robots, i dont agree with Ladywarrior on them being stoners but, they felt a little too clueless mainly Floyd and Janice.
    That Scooter's mom thing can go away, it weird and not in a good way.
  11. jobi71

    jobi71 Well-Known Member

    I don't think Deadly was flying the 31 star flag, but that he is designing a line of US Flag inspired clothing. So he would know all the variations of the flag over time. I'm guessing items similar to the flag t shirts and shorts and such that people wear on July 4th. I would imagine Deadly's designs would have more flair though.
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  12. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    I'm so tired of dating plots! That is all.
  13. LaRanaRene

    LaRanaRene Well-Known Member

    I think Fozzie's Elvis impersonation was a reference to him saying "I can do an Elvis impression!" during the interrogation song in MMW.
  14. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    This one was kinda "meh" compared to last week's stellar episode. I'm getting a little tired of the "Scooter and his mom" jokes.
  15. Mad Monty fan

    Mad Monty fan Well-Known Member

    Loved the part when Big Mean Carl answered Kermit's question anyways even though Kermit wasn't asking him for an answer.
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  16. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member


    There is NO NEW EPISODE NEXT WEEK !!!!!!!!
    The next episode airs December 1.
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  17. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Again, this is one of the problems with the show: relationship humor is a major facet of mainstream sitcoms these days, and Disney and ABC is trying to make this a mainstream sitcom.
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  18. Big Bird Fan

    Big Bird Fan Well-Known Member

    Robot Kermit has no soul!

    It was an okay episode that thankfully had a lot of funny lines to make up for the overdone plot. Though I will give the show credit for tricking me. I didn't see the Becky buying Fozzie a gift on eBay part coming.

    Scooter story was okay, but did we really need two relationship plots in an episode?

    Best part was when everyone thought Kermit was giving an interview. For the first time it felt like they were finally mocking the format.
    oknazevad, Duke Remington and Muppy like this.
  19. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Wonder where @RomanZolanski is, he's usually here on Monday and Tuesday nights.
  20. MuppetGuy75

    MuppetGuy75 Well-Known Member

    Oh my gosh.... this episode was hilarious! So many great Muppet moments especially the running gag of Kermit talking to someone and they think he's talking to the camera. Classic! May I also ad how much I love Bobo Bear. He cracks me up! :);):rolleyes::shifty:

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