First “Muppets Now” Tease Reminds Us They Are Coming to Disney Plus on July 31st
The Muppets get together on a video call to announce the world that Disney+ has greenlighted six episodes of Muppets Now.
Muppets Now is The Muppets Studio’s first unscripted series and first original series for Disney+, which will consist of six half-hour episodes. The plot of the show will revolve around Scooter being in a rush to make his delivery deadlines and upload the brand-new Muppet series for streaming. He will need to navigate whatever obstacles, distractions, and complications the rest of the Muppets throw at him.
This last part is where the spontaneous and improvisation part of the show will take place. It will also incorporate surprising guest stars, and more frogs, pigs, bears (and whatevers) than legally allowed. The Muppets cut loose in Muppets Now with the kind of startling silliness and chaotic fun that made them famous. From zany experiments with Dr. Bunsen Honeydewand Beaker to lifestyle tips from the fabulous Miss Piggy, each episode is packed with hilarious segments, hosted by the Muppets showcasing what the Muppets do best.
This season’s celebrity guests include entertainers, comedians, chefs, and more. Fans won’t want to miss all-new improvised comedy segments from their favorite Muppets including Miss Piggy, Beaker, Camilla, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo the Great, Kermit the Frog, Pepe the King Prawn, The Swedish Chef, Scooter, Uncle Deadly, among others.
We also have quotes from some of them. For starters, Kermit the Frog is saying:
The Muppets are thrilled to be doing our first-ever unscripted show! It’s going to be extremely spontaneous and very surprising; almost as surprising as the fact that we ever actually used a script in the past.
Miss Piggy told us:
This is moi unfiltered, unexpurgated, and more unbelievably fabulous than ever. If you watch only one show on Disney+ ,you really should tune in more often. But whenever you watch, make it moi on Muppets Now.
Fozzie Bear is also very excited:
For the first time ever, I’m working without a joke book, folks. It’s a new kind of totally improvised comedy I call ‘bare bear’! See what I did there? Ahh! Wocka! Wocka!
Finally, Scooter has just realized that he must upload those episodes right now:
I knew Muppets Now was coming to Disney+ but I did NOT know they wanted Muppets Now NOW, as in right away, as in “doesn’t anybody give a warning around here’!? Gotta go upload those episodes pronto! Wish me luck; I’ll need it.
The show is being directed by Vito Masano, Rufus Scot Church, and Chris Alender, and is executive produced by Andrew Williams, Bill Barretta, and Sabrina Wind. Muppet performers include Dave Goelz, Matt Vogel, Bill Barretta, David Rudman, Eric Jacobson, and Peter Linz.
You may check it out the Muppets video call here:
Miguel Fernández is a Spanish student that has movies as his second passion in life. His favorite movie of all time is The Lord of the Rings, but he is also a huge Star Wars fan. However, fantasy movies are not his only cup of tea, as authors like Scorsese, Fincher, Kubrick or Hitchcock have been an obsession for him since he started to understand the language of filmmaking. He is that guy who will watch a black and white movie, just because it is in black and white.