Jarrod Fairclough: We’re in the final countdown, gang! Muppets Now arrives at the end of this month, so last week they released a trailer which had the masses excited to see just what The Muppets have in store next. For years and years now on The Muppet Mindset we’ve been breaking down trailers, practically shot by shot. We haven’t done one since Muppet Babies debuted in 2018, so we’re well overdue! Let’s dive in, shall we?
How many casual fans do you think saw this and went ‘OMG HIS NAME IS KERMIT NOT JO WHAT R DISNEY DOING 2 TE MUPETS?’ coz I reckon it was at least 3.
I’m calling it now – Joe the Legal Weasel will become the breakout star of this show. We’ll all be cuddling Joe dolls by the end of the year, mark my words!
Guys, that’s THIS July! As in the July we’re in right now! That’s so soonish!
This is exciting. One of the best parts of the 2015 Muppet series was the friendship between Miss Piggy and Uncle Deadly, and it looks like they’ve decided to carry that on!
Linda Cardellini! It looks like these guys were doing Zoom calls before Zoom calls were a thing. It also looks like this is before they rebuilt the Kermit puppet.
Points off for not having Beaker’s house look like it did in Flowers On The Wall.
Who is this turkey, and why does she look like she wants to speak to the manager? If her name is Karen I’m gonna lose my mind. Seriously, she looks like everyone’s aunt.
No, you don’t know who this lady is. According to Kirk Thatcher, she’s a ‘guest’ but not a ‘guest star’ – my guess is she’s a contestant on a game show – which might be hosted by…
…this guy! I do love me some Pepe in a suit!
I get a feeling we’re going to see a lot of Scooter’s blank stares during this show, since a lot of it revolves around him trying to get the finished series to Disney’s offices.
Hey, that’s Taye Diggs! Fun fact: He follows us on Twitter! Fun fact: He follows everyone on Twitter. We have zero idea who that lady is though. She’s in a labcoat though.
Holy cow I never knew I needed Miss Piggy vs Aubrey Plaza until right now!
Seriously, I would die for Joe the Legal Weasel.
Disney really likes the term Muppisodes. They did it back in 2013, and they’re trying it again now. Alright, Disney, whatever you want.
I’m guessing most of the ‘unscripted’ parts of this show will come during these interviews. RuPaul has worked with The Muppets a few times and is always an absolute delight!
Yes, every week! You won’t be able to binge-watch all 6 episodes until September 4th, but each episode is half an hour which is the perfect amount of time!
YOU GUYS! THAT’S HOWARD TUBMAN ON THE LEFT! HOWARD TUBMAN IS IN MUPPETS NOW! YOU GUYS! GUYS!!!
How long into this interview with Seth Rogan do you think there’ll be a weed joke that will fly over kids heads? I’m calling it within the first 90 seconds.
Joe the Legal Weasel is all over this trailer, here appearing with Bunsen and Beaker as they conduct some crazy experiment that will definitly result in Beaker’s demise.
Imagine being one of the puppeteers, getting your script for the day, flicking it to Page 4 and seeing ‘Beaker flies through the air with a birthday cake’ and then IT ACTUALLY HAPPENS AND ISN’T SPECIAL EFFECTS! God I love this franchise.
I’m already laughing at this, because we all know we’ll see Beaker’s face after this bit and he’ll have giant flat eyes and a giant flat nose.
Muppets Now starts streaming on Disney+ on July 31st!