Episodes: 16 (half-hour)
TV show dates: September 22, 2015 — March 1, 2016
Series status: Cancelled
Performers include: Steve Whitmire, Eric Jacobson, Dave Goelz, Bill Barretta, David Rudman, Matt Vogel, and Peter Linz.
TV show description:
This mockumentary TV series features characters originally imagined by Jim Henson’s workshop. The cast of Muppeteers all perform multiple roles. The series follows the lives of the Muppet crew behind the Up Late with Miss Piggy talk show.
Originally against the idea, diva Miss Piggy (Eric Jacobson) is persuaded by ex-boyfriend and Executive Producer Kermit the Frog (Steve Whitmire) to allow the documentary to take place.
The show’s house band is Electric Mayhem. Led by Dr. Teeth (Bill Barretta) on keyboard, we have bass player Floyd Pepper (Matt Vogel), Janice (David Rudman) on guitar, Zoot (Dave Goelz) on sax, and of course no one else but Animal (Jacobson) on drums.
The show’s head writer is Gonzo (Goelz), booking agent is Scooter (Rudman) and the shows props are designed and built by careless scientist Dr. Bunsen Honeydew (Goelz) and his frazzled assistant, Beaker (Steve Whitmire). Sam Eagle (Jacobson) serves as the head executive of broadcast standards and practices for ABC.
Kermit’s best friend and struggling stand-up Fozzie Bear (Jacobson) is having relationship issues as his human girlfriend’s parents disapprove of her dating a bear. A part on the show as Miss Piggy’s sidekick just may be the break he needs to prove he’s worthy.
Episode #16 — Because… Love
After her stint in the hospital, Miss Piggy and Kermit reevaluate their relationship, and Kermit turns to rocker Jack White for advice.
First aired: March 1, 2016.
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