Celebrity Filled Comedy Fest is Great Fun
Most know the muppets from their impressive collection of theatrically released films, though their show is just as great. While the first season gets off to a pretty rocky start, like most shows, Seasons 2-4 show the series as a perfected comedy show, though season five which is the final one is less of what made the show great though it is stil a good season of the show . The show is half sitcom, half variety show. The muppets struggle to run a variety show hosted by Kermit the Frog. Each show has a celebrity guest with comedy skits, songs, and the plot taking place backstage most of the time. The show excels with its use of comedy sketches like Saturday Night Live, and feature the biggest names in Hollywood at the time. Plots can be as comedic as trying to lose weight or as touching as trying to decide whether to leave the show for bigger fame. Even the audience gets a say as hecklers Statler and Waldorf criticize the show in their balcony. Some of the show takes place backstage, and some on, but they are both great. In the content area there is lots of violence with explosions happening almost every show though it is all comical though characters do get battered up, and there is lots of gun use throughout the series though no one is crucially injured. Some episodes feature drinking and smoking though it is not something that happens all the time. There is minor inneundo and not much else. There are a couple of episodes that may not be suitable for kids as well. The Raquel Welch episode features her in a revealing outfit in one number, and features Fozzie shy around Raquel Welch. The Lola Falana episode also features Lola Falana in a revealing outfit in one number, the Rudolf Nurevey episode features him in a sauna with only a towel doing a duet with Miss Piggy, the song is Baby It's Cold Outside, so not for kids. The Liza Minelli episode features muppets dying and being shot, and the Alice Cooper episode features scary numbers, and a frightening soul selling plot. Though besides those handful of episodes there is nothing besides comic violence and occasional drinking and smoking parts. Overal this is one of the greatest shows there is that is really entertaining for all ages, and not just for one certain group of people, though only the first three seasons of the show have been released on DVD, you should get them on DVD though if you want the show in best form, skip the first season, and watch the other ones, just a great show.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking