The new Muppets show, a reality-style documentary series following all your favorite Muppets characters behind the scenes, already looks ridiculously awesome,
This 10-minute video was shown at San Diego Comic-Con, a quasi pilot episode filmed to persuade the network that an adult Muppets mockumentary could work—and it totally does. It has everything you could want from the Muppets—drama between Kermit and Miss Piggy; callbacks to previous movies; and moments of real emotion depicted by silly puppet characters. It also gently makes fun of a few reality TV cliches without being too heavy-handed.
The new series begins in September and is framed as a behind-the-scenes documentary about a late-night talk show hosted by Miss Piggy. This show-within-a-show concept will delve into the Muppets’ personal lives when they’re not starring in movies—including, as we’ve already seen in this video, the perils of interspecies dating.
Screengrab via ABC Television Network/YouTube