Harvey Korman grumps his way through an episode where he apparently only spent a third of the time a guest normally commits to production, and Muffy the dog seems to take against him for it. How will Pete and Ben feel? Also, what do they think about underaged frogs on Top of the Pops, replacement … Continue reading Henson Perspective: Guest-starring Harvey Korman!
Bruce Forsyth spends this episode panicked that a gawky bird might find him attractive, astonished at sharing a dressing room with a chicken, and grossed out by the affections of a pig... but wants to rent a great-looking duck for a whole month. Ben and Pete spend the episode confused by this, along with many … Continue reading Henson Perspective: Guest-starring Bruce Forsyth!
This episode was originally filmed right before Henson Associates went on holiday, and it is being dropped, delayed, when Ben has finally recovered from one. Enjoy Ben and Pete's most contentious discussions so far about what landed (or didn't), and enjoy diversions about The Seventh Seal and disgust about long, long, long legs. https://audioboom.com/posts/8001891 Sources … Continue reading Henson Perspective: Guest-starring Candice Bergen!
The Muppet Show sticks its toe in the waters of meta-narrative, which encourages Pete to try and get Ben to finalize his grand theory of just what kind of show The Muppet Show actually is. Pete, in turn, works on his Muppet-based philosophy that "Peoples is peoples", much to Ben's repeated chagrin. https://audioboom.com/posts/7988980 Sources and … Continue reading Henson Perspective: Guest-starring Valerie Harper!
Tonight, our panel discusses questions of lasting importance: Do "pig slurs" deserve to be answered with violence? Was Kermit really flirting with our pal Flo? Is calling Florence Henderson that overly familiar and fundamentally disrespectful? https://audioboom.com/posts/7981531-henson-perspective-guest-starring-florence-henderson Sources and References: As mentioned, there is an alternate version of "Cottleston Pie" than the melody that appears in … Continue reading Henson Perspective: Guest-starring Florence Henderson!
Pete and Ben muse over Peter Ustinov's dated ethnic impressions, "One-World" philosophy, and award nominations, while engaging in their own intractable and tangential debate on the value of the French language. Sacre bleu! https://audioboom.com/posts/7976912 Sources and References: While the character of Turtle Wexler may claim that all famous quotes are either from the Bible or … Continue reading Henson Perspective: Guest-starring Peter Ustinov!
Ben and Pete start down the winding, uncertain path of developing a grand unified theory of whether the Muppet Show is a filmed stage show, a television show within a show, and whether the viewing audience exists in the Muppet Show universe. Oh, and they also review the sketches, guest, etc., etc., per usual. https://audioboom.com/posts/7971616-henson-perspective-guest-starring-lena-horne … Continue reading Henson Perspective: Guest-starring Lena Horne!
Sometimes repeating the same joke over and over makes you go from laughing at it to hating it to laughing at it again. Sometimes it makes you wonder why an episode was nominated for an Emmy. Join Pete and Ben as they lose their patience for short jokes, but stand tall for the performance chops … Continue reading Henson Perspective: Guest-starring Paul Williams!
Ben and Pete experience continuity whiplash as they revisit an episode from earlier in production that doesn't quite mesh in tone or format with the other episodes reviewed so far. So they break format as well, and plunge straight through the running order, with only a minor detour where Ryu, Ken, and Gonzo each try … Continue reading Henson Perspective: Guest-starring Joel Grey!
Pete and Ben find some giant legs of mutton to chew on, as well as other topics of conversation: namely, whether Scooter's origin is too far from what his character evolves into, what is or isn't actually a joke, and just how good Ruth Buzzi's Twitter feed is. https://audioboom.com/posts/7958556-henson-perspective-guest-starring-ruth-buzzi Sources and References: Pete makes a … Continue reading Henson Perspective: Guest-starring Ruth Buzzi!