The Muppets are back!
And they’re not just back a little, they’re back in full force and I CANNOT WAIT! TONIGHT on ABC at 8|7c you’ll catch this epic TV event. This is The Muppets first time on TV in 20 years!! I have a date with my couch and I have set my DVR so I can watch the premiere episode over and over and over again!
While at the D23 Expo, I had the opportunity to attend: The Magic Behind The Muppets panel. Calling all Muppet fans! Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work with the Muppets? Here’s your chance to find out firsthand when ABC presents a panel on the magic and art of being a Muppet Performer. Join these creative artists and some of your favorite characters, along with a few surprise guests, for a rare and unforgettable demonstration of what it takes to bring these iconic and enduring personalities to life.
For me – this was beyond incredible because we got to hear the inside-scoop about the upcoming show and actually see Muppets like – Kermit, Fozzie Bear, Great Gonzo, etc. up close and personal! It was a TRUE pinch me moment.
But the best was hearing about the show from the artists themselves – including 2 of my favorites: Bill Barretta, Steve Whitmire (VOICE OF KERMIT!!!!)! They shared with us exactly what the show was going to be about and how it was shot for the audience…
The ultra cool thing about the series is that it’s going to explore the Muppets’ personal lives and relationships, both at home and at work, as well as romances, breakups, achievements, disappointments, wants and desires. We’re going to see their vulnerabilities, we’re going to see their inner thoughts played out, we’re going to see this voyeuristic side of the Muppets that we’ve never seen before.
As Bill Baretta shared with us, “This is a show within a show.” The whole show is a docu-series style. I’m telling you, I cannot wait!!
The audience was allowed to ask questions during the panel, 2 questions popped out to me as a fan and as a mother of 5…
Is the show good for kids?
They explained that it’s worked on an adult life, but acceptable for kids.
What will be the tone of show?
It’s a real life kind of show. It’s their real life played out for the audience to see.
The cool thing about the panel was seeing the audience members get up and thank the artists for bringing joy and happiness to their lives with The Muppets. It was heart warming to see how many lives have been touched by them and their fun throughout the years. I’m 37 years old, so I’ve
100% grown up with the Muppets. They’ve been part of my childhood and life for as long as I can remember. It was truly wonderful to see so many people share their personal stories with the artists. It actually made me tear up a couple of times.
I can’t wait for tonight! I’ll be ready with my family!
Disclosure: This was a press trip where all expenses were covered. All opinions are 100% my own.