This post is written with a GPL 4.0 license and the rights contained therein shall supersede all TOS by any and all websites in regards to copying and sharing without proper authorization and permissions. If you copy this link without at least asking, you are a jackass and I hope you choke to death.
This Season Two was originally just the rest of Season One that was cancelled part way through.
Here’s the episode list:
- Rick Moranis
- Heather Locklear
- Pierce Brosnan
- Coolio & Don Rickles
- Paula Abdul
- Dennis Quaid
- Cameo Show
- Best of Muppets Tonight
- Gary Cahuenga
- Andie MacDowell
- Johnny Fiama Leaves Home
This was going really well until the last couple of episodes. then it all fell apart. I suspect that was because the higher ups knew the axe was coming.
Objectively speaking, I don’t know why this failed. I laughed quite a bit and was amused. I think part of the failure was that there wasn’t that same family bonbomie from the Muppet Show. I think audience expectations had changed as had studio expectations.
But while I laughed and enjoyed the skits, each time an episode was done I wasn’t ready for the next episode to play like I was with the Muppet Show. Something that I can’t describe was missing from this tv show. Whatever that missing ingredient was, that’s what doomed this show. Personally, I think it had something to do with Jim Henson not being involved, as he was dead by this time.
Still, this was a fun little show to watch. I do wish I had watched this BEFORE Muppets from Space, as that movie used this set of muppets. It also introduces muppets that we see in Treasure Island, most notably Clueless the goat and Pepe the prawn. Knowing they’re not just random characters made up for the movies makes their characters even better.
I think for my next choice I’ll be watching Muppet Treasure Island which was done in 1996 as well.