Parents' Guide to

The Muppet Show

By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Classic Muppet series mixes stars and kid-friendly content.

TV Syndicated Comedy 1976
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age 6+

Based on 7 parent reviews

age 6+


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

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (7):
Kids say (19):

Most kids would be entertained just by looking at the Muppets, even if they never spoke, so it goes without saying that this skit-driven-show Show still succeeds at serving up laughs for all ages. Though, some of the celebrity guest stars -- and their era-specific hairstyles -- are a little dated. (Singer Anne Murray and illusionist Doug Henning come to mind.)

There's just something about Muppet humor that's inherently timeless, whether it's the Swedish Chef's spirited "bort-bort-bort!" or Dr. Bunsen Honeydew's accident-prone experiments with Beaker in the Muppet Labs. But the series' real genius lies in its tip-of-the-hat to parents at home with clever parodies of pop-culture touchstones, including the Lost in Space-inspired sci-fi spoof "Pigs in Space." It kind of makes you wish The Muppet Show was still on the air ... can you imagine the fun they'd have now?

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