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The Muppets: Season 1 (2015-2016)



Critic Consensus: The Muppets brings new energy to a beloved franchise -- and although longtime fans may be taken aback by the show's adult mockumentary approach, the classic characters retain their essential spirit.


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Jim Henson's lovable puppets return to the small screen in this mockumentary-style series that follows their personal and professional lives.


Steve Whitmire
as Kermit/Rizzo/Beaker/Lips
Eric Jacobson
as Miss Piggy/Fozzie Bear/Animal/Sam Eagle
Dave Goelz
as Gonzo/Bunsen Honeydew/Zoot/Waldorf
Peter Linz
as Walter
Bill Barretta
as Rowlf/Dr. Teeth/Swedish Chef/Bobo/Pepe the King Prawn
David Rudman
as Scooter/Janice
Matt Vogel
as Floyd Pepper/Uncle Deadly/Sweetums
Josh Groban
as Himself
Ed Helms
as Himself
Ian Ziering
as Himself
Mindy Kaling
as Herself
as Himself
Dave Grohl
as Himself
Jay Leno
as Himself
Lea Thompson
as Herself
Jordan Peele
as Himself
Kat Purgal
as Gwynne
Reza Aslan
as Himself
Jimm Giannini
as Guiseppe
Tom Bergeron
as Himself
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Critic Reviews for The Muppets: Season 1

All Critics (56) | Top Critics (28)

The whole show is like this: knowing, self-aware, clichéd, adorable, irresistible-unless you, understandably, thought the Muppets were perfect as is.

September 9, 2015 | Full Review…
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I did not laugh at The Muppets. Bill Prady tries to update Kermit and Company with adult humor. Miss Piggy and Kermit have called it quits, draining the Muppets of the warmth and love that made them so lovely in the first place.

September 22, 2015 | Full Review…

These first two episodes are watchable enough, with next week's half-hour hitting on a fairly novel way to short-circuit a gooey Groban-Miss Piggy relationship that calms her tempestuous temperament but compromises her show.

September 22, 2015 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

The Muppets -- which of course relies on the glorious, dysfunctional menagerie created by the late Jim Henson -- does everything right, including the really hard stuff.

September 22, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

After seeing only 10 minutes, which you might also have seen, I couldn't be more convinced that the show will be hilarious.

September 21, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

The Muppets' lets Kermit and his sidekicks romp through a reality series with uproarious and imaginative results.

September 21, 2015 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Muppets: Season 1


A hilarious reality television spoof, The Muppets is a smart and satiric series that provides a lot of laughs. The show follows the behind-the-scenes workings of Miss Piggy's late night talk show "Up Late" as Kermit and the rest of the Muppets put on the show and deal with backstage drama. The Muppet characters are cast especially well, with Fozzie as the announcer, Gonzo and Rizzo as comedy writers, and Uncle Deadly as Piggy's personal assistant. Additionally, dozens of celebrities either guest star or make cameos, which gives a certain reality to the talk show motif. However, off-screen problems ended up spilling out onto the show, resulting is some cast changes, a shift in tone, and even a meta story arc about the network meddling in Miss Piggy's talk show. Still, Season 1 of The Muppets is a lot of fun, and a clever update of the original Muppet Show.


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