We literally screamed, “That’s incredible!” when our friend told us that The Muppets are coming back to television. Totally fucking rad, right? But, wait, there’s more: the fuzzy creatures won’t be doing the tired variety show routine. Rather, they’re doing a little reality show. The revered Muppet Central News reports:
The short pilot uses the television syntax of a documentary (think The Office meets The Muppet Show). The series revolves around Kermit the Frog as he attempts to reassemble the Muppet troupe and launch a new Muppet show. The mockumentary mini-series would feature fictional English filmmaker Ian Bascombe who, with his film crew, follow the daily happenings Kermit and the Muppets, both on and off stage. Bascombe finds that many of the classic Muppets have gone off to other venues since we last saw them and follows Kermit as the frog attempts to track them down and get the whole troupe back together.
We’re totally pumped. And you should be, too. Seriously, if you don’t have a special place in your heart for the Muppets, you’re not human. If that’s the case, we’re sorry to hear that. Must be hard getting a date.