Parents' Guide to

Muppets Now

By Polly Conway, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Light, family-friendly return is both familiar and fresh.

TV Disney+ Comedy 2020
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age 5+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 8+

It’s ok, but has some emotionally un-intelligent components

I watched this a few times with my 6 and 10 year olds. It is somewhat enjoyable. Tonight though there was a scene where Dr. Bunsen Honeydew crushes all of Beaker’s precious belongings and Beaker doesn’t want him to and is visibly upset. This is very far from the original Henson skill
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age 2+

Fun update

Fun family show. Daft and silly. The modern update works well.

Is It Any Good?

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This fun, family-friendly series brings back the Muppets to do what they do best: being silly and skewering popular culture. From Miss Piggy trying her hand as a beauty influencer (with the "help" of creepy Uncle Deadly) to a cable-style cooking show featuring the Swedish Chef using nontraditional techniques to assist a real chef (Carlina Will) in preparing a recipe, this show successfully (finally!) takes the crew into the 21st century while maintaining their original warmth and quirks in a way that makes sense and is super fun to watch.

Smartly following the format of the original The Muppet Show, Muppets Now seamlessly places favorites like Gonzo and Miss Piggy into modern but familiar situations, and the jokes land beautifully this time around. It's also a pleasure to see Kermit trying once again to put on a show, always thwarted by the huge personalities of his actors and crew. There are fun little Easter Eggs for Muppet fans as well, like the folders on Scooter's computer that include "Meditations for Work" and "UFOs???" And with new additions like superfan Walter from the recent Muppet movies, this light, well-rounded series feels both fresh and familiar for Muppet lovers of all ages.

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