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Your Thoughts: The Muppets Season 1 Episode 111 - Swine Song

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by Phillip, Feb 2, 2016.


What did you think of "The Muppets" episode "Swine Song"?

  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. MuppetsRule

    MuppetsRule Well-Known Member

    We now return you to your regularly scheduled thread discussing Season 1 Episode 11 Swine Song . . .

    . . . look for further discussion of Chelsea Handler coming to another thread soon.
    Muppet Master, JimAndFrank and Muppy like this.
  2. Grovette

    Grovette Member

    Yay!! I've been waiting for The Muppets return!
    Was worried that it was going to be toned down too much, but it wasn't bad.

    Kinda glad they pushed the time back, but would be better at 9pm.
    Really wanted to watch The Muppets, but had to switch over from The Flash.
    It would be awesome to watch The Flash then The Muppets!! :)

    The next episode looks like lots of fun! Seems more edgy like the first half, can't wait!!

    My wish for future episodes is:
    - to see lots more Rowlf :sympathy:
    - hopefully Sam is over Janice
    - Denise should stay on the show
    - crossing fingers and toes for Season 2

    Always love these guys :shifty::rolleyes::eek:!!!!!
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  3. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    I think one of the main problems with the show is the lack of star power in the guest stars. Not only that it seems when they have guest stars they don't really seem to know what to do with them. The one thing that was great about The Muppet Show was how the Muppets interacted with the guest stars. With this series it's just not working. There was only one episode this season where that seemed to worked, which was "Walk the Swine".
    Phillip likes this.
  4. scooterfan360

    scooterfan360 Well-Known Member

    very funny lol
  5. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    How about Going, Going, Gonzo, Joseph Gordon-Levitt was used pretty well.
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  6. Bear Man

    Bear Man Well-Known Member

    Apologies if this has been brought up elsewhere in the thread and I haven't seen it, but what was up with the Piggy puppet? Her lower jaw was clearly "bulging" to her left (on the right as you look at her), obviously as a result of the puppeteer's thumb. Have they re-made the puppet resulting in the head being smaller? Was a larger-handed puppeteer providing the movement to a pre-recorded dialogue track?
  7. scooterfan360

    scooterfan360 Well-Known Member

    plus I thought that she was a bad choice for a guest star, I can't believe that scooter, likes that mean vodka drinking dink . now I'm not jealous lol ,because that would be silly, but the whole scooter +Chelsea thing , makes my stomach turn . not like a jealous feeling, but a cringe worthy feeling. now scooter bad mouths his mother's boyfriend ken, if you ask me I think that Chelsea is just as bad.
  8. Grovette

    Grovette Member

    That's been a problem. They've had some great guests, but they have come off as being really awkward in the show.
    The episode with Leno and Lawrence Fishburne was depressing, they were rather hostile and not funny.
    Jason Bateman was kind of a jerk too.
    I've heard about Chelsea Handler for a long time, but really didn't see her until the Muppets episode. Didn't think she was terrible.
    Really liked that episode overall.

    Scooter seemed a bit more confident in the old Muppet Show. ;)
    Now he seems to be portrayed as a whiney prudish mama's boy.

    Looking forward to the next episode! Love Ian Z.!!!
    The promo looks very promising! :news:

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  9. MuppetSpot

    MuppetSpot Well-Known Member

    I know this sounds cliche but, just wait and see if the next episode is good/bad.
  10. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    So Miss Piggy is briefly shocked by Kermit's suggestion of sharing the stage with the others, which gets me wondering: who else did the sketches on the show?

    We never really saw sketches before this episode, but the show should have had a supporting cast to appear in sketches with Piggy and the guest stars, right? Or do they just pick random actors when sketches are performed (is this what normal talk shows do with their sketches)? We never heard anything about there being actors on the show, whether they be human or Muppet.
  11. jobi71

    jobi71 Well-Known Member

    It seems the general idea is the onstage talent is the host/hostess, the sidekick/announcer and the band leader/house band. Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel often involve the guests into games/sketches/bits, or sometimes they will air a pre-recorded sketch with other big stars not on the show that night. For example Matt Damon and John Krasinski (Kimmel's neighbor) often appear in videos even if they are not guests. Conan would have Abe Vigoda come on a lot to do various bits. Letterman probably had the most "other people" involved. He would have Paul Shafer (of course) but also his announcer, Biff the Stage Manager, he had at various times Lonny Ross, Chris Elliott and Kristen Schaal play interns or other odd roles. He also had Larry "Bud" Melman who was played by Calvert DeForrest who was - well look him up he was unique. And he would have other "regular people" Rupert Gee who owned the deli next to the theater, his Mom etc do sketches and interviews.

    So the very short answer is: No, it would not be odd for the show to be 95% Piggy with Fozzie and the band the remaining 5%. And it would not be odd to open up the show and have a repertory company of sorts (Hey, like the Muppets) to be included.
  12. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I was watching this with the closed captioning today, and there are some things that I understand better.

    At one point Miss Piggy shouts out several current things, and I thought Kermit said "Now you're just saying things that Denise says", which I didn't think made much sense with her character. But with the captioning, I saw that Kermit said "Now you're just saying things that your niece says". Hmm, I think this shows had two mentions of Piggy having a niece, I wonder if we should meet her.

    And at the end, when Uncle Deadly complains that Gloria Estefan had gotten sick on his suede boots, I didn't realize that Goria Estefan threw up. I thought he was taking a drink of Deadly's drink and spilled it down there.
  13. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member


    My review on this episode:

    I thought this episode was okay. It had its funny moments, like Pepe as the uber driver (that had me dying of laughter) and Uncle Deadly trying to take care of that cute penguin, but the main plot with that Pache guy trying to take over was a little weak, and Kermit ruining his relationship with Denise felt very forced.

    I did enjoy when the gang were making in the office and Kermit and Piggy’s performance at the end. But other than that, I just found this one to be kind of meh.

    Overall, okay episode.

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