Quick ‘Muppets’ Review – ‘Hostile Makeover’ (The Muppets) (2015-16)

Hello everyone! 🙂

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

I’m sure you didn’t expect another review on another ‘Muppets’ (2015) episode so soon today. After my parents and I saw the first episode of ‘The Muppets’ 2015 series, we decided to see another episode on Disney+. We’re really getting into this ‘Muppets’ series, enjoying the format and stories!

In this episode, Kermit hopes to improve Miss Piggy’s moods whilst making her show ‘Up Late with Miss Piggy’. It was funny when Miss Piggy had her moments of anger, which indicated red mode all the time. During an interview, Kermit says that Miss Piggy rarely went into green mode which means safe.

Yeah, incidentally, this series features a lot of the Muppet characters being interviewed as if there was a documentary being made. It’s an intriguing way to tell the stories of the Muppets’ everyday lives whilst making ‘Up Late with Miss Piggy’. Sometimes this can be distracting from the main plot. 😐

But it’s an enjoyable way to tell each story of this ‘Muppets’ series with interviews being conducted among various Muppets. Anyway, Kermit hopes to improve Miss Piggy’s mood by setting her up with Josh Groban. Josh Groban happens to be an American singer, songwriter, musician and actor here. 🙂

He was also in ‘Muppets Most Wanted’ apparently. 😀 The setup between Josh Groban and Miss Piggy seems to go rather well, although I wonder if Kermit was secretly jealous when seeing Miss Piggy and John together. He probably was, especially when he gets a chance to get rid of him in this.

It turns out that Josh Groban has his own ideas for the show. This includes changing the show’s poster to ‘Josh Groban Presents Up Late with Miss Piggy’. It’s something that Miss Piggy is horrified by when she sees the poster herself. Although we don’t actually see Miss Piggy beating Josh up! 😀

In fact, Miss Piggy explains what happened off-screen when interviewed. Surely a lash-out from Miss Piggy was deserved to be seen. 😀 Elsewhere, Bobo the Bear attempts to sell cookies for his daughter at the studio where the Muppets are. I had no idea that Bobo had a daughter. I do learn new things!

Bobo however gets competition from that…newsreader Muppet. In fact, I think he’s called the Newsreader. Gosh! Like Swedish Chef, the Newsreader Muppet doesn’t get a name. It was amusing how Bobo’s cookie problems get resolved when the Electric Mayhew band have the cookies instead.

Also elsewhere, Fozzie gets invited to a party at Jay Leno’s house. Nope, never heard of him either! 😀 Actually he’s a famous American comedian whom Fozzie admires. Although Fozzie has a bad habit of stealing a ‘souvenir’ from the party held at Jay Leno’s house. The souvenir is actually a candy bowl.

The candy bowl happens to be owned by George Carlin, another famous American comedian I have no knowledge of. 😀 I felt sad when after all the adulation and compliments shared between Fozzie and Jay, Jay tells Fozzie to get out of his house once learning that he stole and broke the candy bowl.

Fozzie broke it accidentally, I might add. Other guest stars featured in this ‘Muppets’ episode are Laurence Fishburne as himself. Wow! After hearing him voice the Silver Surfer in ‘Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer’ and seeing him in ‘Mission: Impossible III’, ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ and playing Perry White in the ‘D.C. Extended Universe’, I didn’t expect Laurence to be in a Muppets episode. 😀

It was also a nice surprise to see Lea Thompson from ‘Back to the Future’ appearing in this episode. But only during the end credits when she’s in the lift with Kermit! Why couldn’t have Lea been in most of the episode? I would’ve preferred her in this rather than having Josh Groban and Jay Leno. 😀

The second episode of the 2015 ‘Muppets’ series ‘Hostile Makeover’ was fun to watch. I’m glad my parents and I are getting into this ‘Muppets’ series. I’m not sure why this wasn’t successful and didn’t last beyond one season. Ah well, I’m looking forward to the rest of the series including 14 episodes.

Stay tuned for my review on the next ‘Muppets’ (2015) episode called ‘Bear Left Then Bear Write’!

Thanks for reading!

Bye for now!

Tim. 🙂

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