The new issue of Entertainment Weekly is the “Reunion Issue,” and it features the casts of beloved old movies and TV shows getting back together for photos and interviews. For example, Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel of Gilmore Girls, who still manage to look exactly the same as they did on their show, even though it went off the air way, way, way back in 2007.
The reason I’m writing about this here on Tough Pigs, though, is that the issue also features a reunion of the cast of a show you and I both love: Married With Children! Wait, no. I mean The Muppet Show! Yeah, that’s it. I guess you could question the idea of the Muppets being reunited when they were never really separated, but whatever.
It would have been awesome to get a reunion of the real cast of the show — Frank, Jerry, Dave, Steve, Louise — but sadly, most people who read Entertainment Weekly have no idea who those people are. So they give us the next best thing, which turns out to be a great-looking two-page photo of all the major Muppets on the Disney lot. They even managed to stick Yolanda Rat in there!
That’s such a nifty picture, I’m even willing to overlook the fact that they used a flat-faced Kermit. And then there’s an interview on the next page with Kermit, Piggy, Gonzo and Fozzie, in which they talk about the Jason Segel movie and some other things.
I’ve decided not to include a link here to a larger version of the image not because I’m mean, but because all I want all loyal Muppet fans to gallop to their nearest newsstand (Do those still exist?) and buy the issue for themselves, so the publishers will notice the huge spike in sales and put Muppets in their magazine every week instead of Twilight. And yeah, okay, also because I’m mean.
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by Ryan Roe – Ryan@ToughPigs.com