The Muppets are coming, and I’m pretty sure they made enough promos to have a complete episode. Maybe… that is the 1st episode, just given in 30-50 second increments. No, that would be way too meta. Anyway, if these promos are any indication of what the show will be like, I’m sold. My favorites are the ones with Nathan Fillion (Castle), trying to get with Miss Piggy. Some of the other ABC stars in these commercials are Clark Gregg (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Guillermo Diaz (who is fantastic) and Katie Lowes (Scandal), and Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs).
So… check out the “About the Show” and keep on enjoying the really tiny clips below.
ABC is having a blast with The Muppets, and it hasn’t even aired yet. The premise, a faux documentary show, goes behind the scenes and follows the Muppets around in their personal lives. To go along with this, ABC has filmed TV spots starring other ABC stars, but also did it from a behind the scenes perspective. The spots include Scott Foley and Kerry Washington (Scandal), Eden Sher (The Middle), Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken – coming soon), Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs), Clark Gregg (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Tracee Ellis Ross and Anthony Anderson (Black-ish), and Randall Park and Constance Wu (Fresh Off the Boat).
I miss The Muppets. That variety show styled hit was one of the highlights of my childhood. And with the resurgence of all things Muppets, thanks in no small part to Jason Segel, we get The Muppets back on TV. This time, the format is reality TV, as we get a glimpse into their personal lives.
Abrams Comic Arts has released Gonzo: A Graphic Biography of Hunter S. Thompson and that word “graphic” certainly takes on many different definitions here when applied to the protagonist of this true-life comic novel.
The public’s perception of the late writer/journalist/self-made psychopath (by his own volition) is as varied and misunderstood as the man himself. Some of us only know Hunter S. Thompson as a modern day mid/late 20th century figure whose thirst and unbridled lust for all things excess is regarded as the stuff of filthy, unrelenting legend. Some of us only know him as Uncle Duke, the famous cartoon character who shook up the long-running comic strip Doonesbury when he first appeared in the mid 1970s in that strip, a character that Thompson had gone on record as hating. Some of us know him as simply a film character, portrayed by Johnny Depp in director Terry Gilliam’s cult film adaptation of what seemed as unfilmable as William S. Burroughs’ Naked Lunch, Thompson’s arguably best known work, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. And there was also the recent attempt at a film adaptation of another Thompson work, last year’s box office mess, The Rum Diary, again with Depp as its star.