Quick ‘Muppets Now’ Review – ‘The I.T. Factor’

Hello everyone! 🙂

Welcome to ‘Bradley’s Basement’ blog and I’m Tim Bradley!

Here we are again with another ‘Muppets Now’ episode review! This is on the fifth and penultimate episode of the show’s first season. Hopefully there’ll be a second season made soon. I’ve enjoyed ‘Muppets Now’ very much so far. It’s not as good as the original ‘Muppets’ show, but it’s a lot of fun.

In this episode, Scooter attempts to overcome several technical difficulties involving a system update whilst he uploads the sketches for today’s episode. I emphasise how Scooter feels in this regard. Recently, I’ve had to update my laptop. It seemed to take forever with updates one evening.

The sketches featured in this episode include ‘Lifesty(le) with Miss Piggy’. Miss Piggy does seem to get very annoyed when the show can’t say ‘lifestyle’ properly. 😀 In this segment, Miss Piggy discusses travel tips with Uncle Deadly, the Swedish Chef, Foo-Foo, Beverly Plume and ‘some bunny’.

Taye Diggs and Linda Cardellini are in this episode too, as usual when concerning ‘Lifesty(le) with Miss Piggy’. You know, why not have the rest of the live-action Scooby Doo gang with Linda Cardellini? I’m sure it’d be great to have Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, Matthew Lillard and Scooby Doo here.

Sadly, there’s no ‘Økėÿ Døkęÿ Køøkïñ’ sketch featured in this episode. Hence why the Swedish Chef and Beverly Plume are in ‘Lifesty(le) with Miss Piggy’ instead. I miss that show. I want to get back into some more cooking. Hopefully I’ll get to cook more lasagnes and spaghetti bologneses very soon.

There’s also the return of ‘Muppet Masters’ where Walter unveils Uncle Deadly’s hidden talent for stage combat. It’s a shame that ‘Muppet Masters’ didn’t get more coverage as well as ‘Mup Close and Personal’ in this series. Mind you, this episode’s ‘Muppet Masters’ segment wasn’t that exciting.

I mean, Uncle Deadly teaches Walter how to do stage combat with sword fighting, but it all seems confusing. I’m not surprised Walter got baffled during the sword fighting of the stage combat with Uncle Deadly. Mind you, I wonder if Uncle Deadly got to use those skills in the 2011 ‘Muppets’ movie.

The episode also features another unpredictable instalment of ‘Pepe’s Unbelievable Game Show’ with the help of a screaming goat, two cactuses…or is it cacti…and the Swedish Chef. It was very funny when the goat kept screaming a lot, when the contestants had to put on ties for the two cactuses.

I’m not sure where the contestants come from in ‘Pepe’s Unbelievable Game Show’. I’m sure they’re famous celebrities where they come from in America, but I’ve not heard of them and there isn’t any Wikipedia pages for them. Scooter still gets quite annoyed by Pepe’s unpredictability during his show.

After ‘a safety warning from Kermit the Frog (and Joe From Legal)’, we have another instalment of Dr. Bunsen Hondeydew and Beaker experimenting with pressure in ‘Muppet Labs Field Test’. I’m getting that the ‘notes’ from Kermit and ‘Joe From Legal’ occur before ‘Muppet Labs Field Test’ starts.

Beaker demonstrates various ways on how to experiment with pressure, much to the annoyance of Honeydew who finds Beaker’s methods slow and boring. I thought the show went too dark with Beaker’s teddy bear about to explode. Hopefully Beaker did manage to save his teddy bar in time. 😀

It was funny when Kermit looked in on Scooter to see how he was doing with the system upload on his computer for the ‘Muppets Now’ segments. And it turns out all the system updates were doing was to give Scooter ‘filters’, which got him annoyed. 😀 Overall, a very entertaining episode here! 🙂

Incidentally, my Mum complained about there being no Fozzie Bear in the episode. Gonzo wasn’t in the episode either. 😀

Stay tuned for my review on the next ‘Muppets Now’ episode ‘Socialized’ next week!

Thanks for reading!

Bye for now!

Tim. 🙂

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