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The Muppets.

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It's definitely a series I want to get into more of; especially now that it's easily available online. I actually watched Muppets Most Wanted two weeks ago on a whim.

Also thought I would share this as it's genuinely hilarious.
 

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Yesterday, someone on a Discord I was on said the most recent Muppets shows don't work because they're put in the tired sitcom formula, and that would only work if they satirized the sitcom format. The Muppets used to make fun of popular show genres like hospital dramas, cop shows, and space serials (Veterinarian's Hospital, Bear on Patrol, and Pigs in Space, respectively).
 

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Whilst I don't exactly recognise much of the American celebrity guests within the Muppets Show (other than the cast of Star Wars and Steve Martin), there were several British celebrities that I do recognise which include Julie Andrews, Elton John, John Cleese as well as the late Bruce Forsythe and Spike Milligan.
 
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I've only seen 2-3 episodes of the 2015 Muppets show, but from what I've seen, the show plays the sitcom format 100% straight.
 

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I watched most of the 2015 show, will probably go back and rewatch soon. I don't remember it being bad, there are good jokes but it takes some time to find it's footing. The Kermit/Ms. Piggy subplot is very awkward though.
 

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You just can't replicate the kind of chemistry that Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson and Richard Hunt had.
 
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