The Muppet Show

TV review by Kari Croop, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 7+

Classic Muppet series mixes stars and kid-friendly content.

Parents say

age 6+

Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 6+

Based on 18 reviews

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age 6+

BAZINGA

age 7+

The Muppet Show was a amazing show

i think The Muppet Show was a very classic show and was very family freindly but its aimed at Adults jim henson didnt want to be thought of as a kids performer because of Sesame Street so he decided to make Adult puppetry with the muppet show and even called the pilot episode Sex and Vilonce to try to differ himself from sesame street but he had to keep it family freindly at the time so there was some innuendo and some more mature episodes but its mostly family freindly with that being said i think its okay for 7 and up and for the more mature episodes 13 and up and i dont recommend it for anyone under the age of 7

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