Gwen Stefani is going to be on Sesame Street and she sings a called Be a Good Friend with the friendly neighbors. No Doubt, I think, there are a few people who might disagree about her singing a song like that? But I am pretty sure we don’t speak about it, right?
Tonight at 8p on ABC, it is time for the one hour season finale of The Muppets. Miss Piggy breaks her leg singing Single Ladies, and needs to surgery immediately to correct the problem. When the network brass say that they will do the show without her, Kermit convinces them to do it from the hospital. When the show is over and as she’s being rolled into the operating room, Kermit realizes his true feelings for Miss Piggy and declares that he loves her. And that is where the first episode ends.
Is this declaration too little, too late? We will find out on May, but as of now I say yes. Although, tonight’s first episode was one of the better ones during the show’s first season.
Then at 10p over on FX, it is time for the lawyers to debate about Mark Furhman (Steven Pasquale) taking the stand on American Crime Story: The People v. OJ Simpson.
Chris Darden (Sterling K. Brown) and Johnnie Cochran (Courtney B. Vance) battle it out over the N-word inside and outside of the courtroom. Their interactions are so intense, powerful and emotional, I would be surprised if Brown and Vance are not nominated for an Emmy for their performances on tonight’s episode alone. There is one line that is perfection tonight, and you will know what it is when it is said. You will press pause and then rewind to be like oh hell no!
American Crime Story: The People v. OJ Simpson has been excellent so far and tonight’s episode is by far the best!
Remember when you were a kid and you would sing Mahna Mahna from The Muppets? Well be prepared to have your world rocked because yesterday on Jimmy Kimmel Live, the ABC late night host had the Mexican Rock band Maná sing the song.
Animal would totally approve and so will you. You will also have the song stuck in your head all day, do do-do do.
Jimmy Fallon has secretly photobombed several tourist photos with other celebrities like Jon Hamm, but yesterday he changed it up on The Tonight Show. Instead of tourists, he had kids; and instead of human celebrities, he used some of Sesame Street’s biggest names. What we got is some of the most awwwdorable photobombs you will ever see. Not only that, the kids’ reactions were priceless when they realized that Elmo and Big Bird were behind them! Too cute!
Tracee Ellis Ross, who stars on Blackish with a B, has a lesson for the fans of Sesame Street. While lying in her Bed under her Blanket in the Bedroom, she let the viewers know that a lot of words in the boudoir start with the letter B. Sometimes even things you don’t normally find there also begin with the second letter in the alphabet. For example Beaver, Bear and Big Bird.
Now we know what type of changes we are going to see on HBO, people in bed with more than one puppet. It’s like Real Sex but earlier in the day! Sorry, had to go there!
The good news is that ABC asked The Muppets for 3 more episodes, the bad news is that they only asked The Muppets for 3 more episodes. While they are saying this is a full season, I don’t think it is. It is 6 episodes short of a typical full season, so I would just say it is just additional episodes.
Is the news a surprise? Not really, since the adult version didn’t really connect with viewers who were expecting The Muppets they loved. Even I have had problems loving the show. I don’t have a problem with a more mature version of the beloved kids show, but they took away why we love them. They just made them miserable people who hate each other and have stupid problems. There is nothing to love about them. Miss Piggy is a bitch, Kermit is a whiny wimp, Fozzie is depressing and so on. Hopefully with the remaining episodes that they have, they will make the characters more lovable. Make them more like The Muppets we knew and less bitter.
What do they have to be bitter about? And what does Bill Prady have to be so bitter about? He has the #1 sitcom on television and his dream show, his shows should reflect that. Instead both The Big Bang Theory and this show have become comedies full of bitterness. Comedy is supposed to be funny not depressing. That’s what dramas are for.
One last note, now that it looks like that The Muppets won’t be back for season 2, let’s get Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog back together again. That is the biggest reason why the show failed. You can’t break up one of America’s favorite couples and expect to succeed. Right?
What do you think of the new Muppets?
Last week, Justin Bieber released his song called Sorry. Sorry but not sorry to him, but Miss Piggy does a better song with Sorry in the title. Tonight on The Muppets, she debuted her tune I’m Sorry when she sang it to Reese Witherspoon and I think the Beebs should sing her song instead of his own.
Now, when it comes to Witherspoon, how far the mighty has fallen. First she did Best Time Ever and now she is doing The Muppets, so you have to wonder how long until she does a cheesy sitcom. Probably, next season.
Tonight at 8p on ABC, The Muppets have a night out. When Miss Piggy finds out the staff of Up Late are going out without her after the show, she makes Kermit the Frog have them ask her to join them. She says she doesn’t want to go, she just wants to be asked. So when they ask her, she says yes. Now, they are stuck doing Karaoke with her. Turns out she is a lot of fun. Too much fun. She tells them they don’t have to be at work until the afternoon and now that night’s show is in jeopardy. Will Kermit be able to save that night’s show or will it be a disaster?
He isn’t the only one having a bad day, Fozzie the Bear accidentally hits one of the audience members with a T-shirt from a T-shirt gun. When the audience member is taken to the hospital, Fozzie is wrecked with guilt and can’t go on.
What will happen to Up Late tonight? You will have to tune in to find out.
Then at 8:30p over at Fox, The Grinder is all about coming forward with the truth. When Stewart (Fred Savage) and his wife Debbie (Mary Elizabeth Ellis) go to watch Ray Donovan, they find out that someone erased it from the DVR. Immediately they blame the kids (Hana Hayes and Connor Kalopsis) for erasing it, but both of them deny it.
All of this reminds Stewart of the time when he was a teenager and he was accused of breaking a window that he knows Dean (Rob Lowe) broke, but Dean still denies it even after all of these years.
So for the rest of the episode, it is who said game. And by then end of it, you will know who did what. Think you know who did what? You could be wrong, so tune in to find out.
Then at 10p over on NBC, Chicago Fire is back. The episode picks up where the season finale left off. Casey (Jesse Spencer) is missing and no one knows where he is. Now, they are looking for him. Will they find him before it is too late?
Besides dealing with that. They get a new recruit (Steven McQueen), someone gets demoted, they tackle some of their toughest calls and someone will quit.
It is a lot to deal with in an hour, but that is why this show is on fire.
Josh Groban has worked with many singers, who are known for being Divas, and he told PBS NewsHour who he thinks is the biggest one of them all. Is it Celine Dion? Barbra Streisand? Kelly Clarkson? Sting?
It is none of the above. As it was revealed yesterday on The Muppets he had a torrid affair with Miss Piggy. PBS Newshour asked him about their wild weekend and he said, “She is an icon. She can have her pick of any man and I guess I am honored for the short time we had together.” Then he added, “Kermit, as he does, got in the way.”
Before their short tryst, they sang a duet on her late night show. He described what it was like working with his now-ex as, “I’ve worked with a lot of performers in the past, she was definitely the biggest Diva I’ve worked with.”
Sounds like he is a little bitter, but you can’t blame him. Once you go Miss Piggy, you lose the desire to get jiggy. It’s no biggie. There’s still Kat Dennings who he can diggy.
Last week, we found out on The Muppets that Kermit and Miss Piggy broke up and tonight at 8p he tries to fix her up with another man.
The Muppets have a color code system to warn each other about what type of mood Miss Piggy is in. Code Green means they are safe, Code Yellow mean be cautious and Code Red means run and hide. Well the time has come when the host of Up Late with Miss Piggy is at Code Red and no one is safe. Kermit comes up with a way to diffuse that bomb and that is to set her up on a date. After the first few choices don’t pan out, they decide to book Josh Groban on the show.
Piggy and him sing the duet If I Loved You, a cover off his album Stages, and they instantly fall in love. Now she is at Code Green and everyone is happy.
But…that won’t last. Groban has a few suggestions for the show. Actually more than a few and it is starting to ruin Up Late. What to do? Is happy Miss Piggy worth destroying the show? It is a tough decision, what will Kermit do?
The show isn’t only about Miss Piggy, Kermit and Josh Groban tonight, Fozzie the Bear gets to party with his idol. While he is at Jay Leno’s house, he steals a memento. It looks like he got away with it, until Leno calls him over to his house to talk to him about something. What does he want? You just have to tune in to find out in another hilarious episode of a show that makes you feel like a kid, even though it is for adults and you supposedly are one.
Oh and the best part of tonight’s episode is Laurence Fishburne who will have you hysterically laughing like the Swedish Chef. We need more of him on The Muppets.