The first Muppet Show premiered back in 1976. It ran for 5 seasons and had every type of celebrity guest available. From the top singers of the day, to comedians, and actors. Several Star Wars guests also appeared. It was a wonderful show that would later spawn ten movies. Creators have even tried to reboot the Muppet Show, but with limited success rates. Now Disney+ launches Muppets Now. Check out the trailer below:
Disney+ launches Muppets Now: Another Attempt
New Muppet shows have been attempted several times. Many launches looked good, but failed to garner any success. There is something about the original Muppets that is very hard to capture. They are so much more than foam, sticks and fur/felt. Of course the legendary Jim Henson lays at the heart of the original success. Jim created the unknown and brought to life a world no one else could even come close too. His mind can never be duplicated.
Disney+ will now attempt to do what others could not, but this time they are changing the format slightly. Their press release they described the show as follows:
In a true first for the studio, “Muppets Now” is an unscripted series filled with improv comedy, off-the-cuff gags, and the Muppets’ celebrity friends. In the six-episode season, Scooter rushes to make his delivery deadlines and upload the brand-new Muppet series for streaming. They are due now, and he’ll need to navigate whatever obstacles, distractions, and complications the rest of the Muppets throws at him.
Overflowing with spontaneous lunacy, surprising guest stars and more frogs, pigs, bears (and whatevers) than legally allowed, the Muppets cut loose in “Muppets Now” with the kind of startling silliness and chaotic fun that made them famous. From zany experiments with Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker to lifestyle tips from the fabulous Miss Piggy, each episode is packed with hilarious segments, hosted by the Muppets showcasing what the Muppets do best.
Disney+ launches Muppets Now: Promising Trailer
After watching the trailer, Muppets Now looks as if it may indeed capture some of what made the original show so popular. First off adding Joe from Legal added a brilliant touch. Poor Kermit wants to tell us about the new show, but Joe the Otter tells Kermit he is not allowed to tell us anything. The back and forth between the two is reminiscent of the original Muppets.
The other factor that promises to deliver is the nature of the show. Done as a pure improve promises hilarity and unpredictable magic. Add in the wild card of guests once more and this show looks to be pure magic!
Muppets Now will consist of 6 episodes released weekly on Fridays instead of binge-style. The first episode will drop July 31st on Disney+.