The Muppet Show – Pure escapism, joy and innocence

2 mins read

The Muppet Show is now available on Disney +

Here’s a fun fact, I once electrocuted myself while watching The Muppet Show. I was a mere five or six, spending the evening at my long since departed Grandma’s house. There, whilst playing with my Star Wars figures and watching my favourite Muppets on the small TV in the corner of the room, I decided to stick my finger in a socket. Thankfully, the shock wasn’t all that bad, and I watched the rest of The Muppets on my grandma’s lap with a giant slice of chocolate cake. But, I digress. For me, The Muppet Show was one of the highlights of the TV week. Each episode transporting me to the wondrous world of Jim Henson’s misfit gang. The opening credits, enough to make the whole world outside evaporate.

Henson’s Muppet Show was pure escapism, joy and innocence; a family show that appealed to every age. It’s humour intelligent, and its colourful, vibrant parade of characters, unique—The Muppet theatre timeless in construct; the stuff of childhood dreams. Therefore, when Disney finally announced the shows five-season run would eventually appear on Disney +, you can imagine my excitement. After all, The Muppet Show is not just TV history; it is joy, creativity, wonder and variety wrapped in a bow. The enduring beauty of Henson’s work, still relevant forty-one years later. So this week, why not dive into Henson’s glorious world, because, whether you are new to The Muppet Show or an adult who grew up with his creations as close friends; The Muppet Show has something for everyone, no matter their age. So start the music, light the lights and get ready to meet The Muppets again tonight.

While you are why not explore more from The Muppets here


Long Day's Journey into Night

Long Day’s Journey into Night (1962)

Long Day’s Journey into Night is available to rent now on Apple TV. Films that take place in one location, with a limited number of actors, are in a way a true testament to the power of cinema. These films have a much harder time pulling in audiences due to their limited creative resources, relying

Everybody's Talking About Jamie

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie – Joyous, bright and proud

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is showing now on Amazon Prime and in selected cinemas nationwide. The journey from stage to the big screen is never an easy one for any musical. Often the very things that make a stage musical successful with audiences fail to translate as they move to the screen. History is littered

Batman Year One

Batman: Year One – Warner Bros announces commemorative edition 4k Blu-ray

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the DC Universe Movies release Batman: Year One with a fully-remastered version of the film and a newly-created bonus feature, Reinventing Gordon. The film arrives in a 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (USA $33.99 SRP; Canada $39.99 SRP; UK TBA) and on Digital starting November


Europa: 80 years on from its seizure, the Themerson’s 1931 anti-fascist masterpiece comes to BFI London Film Festival

2K restoration world premiere of Europa at 65th BFI London Film Festival, book tickets here The BFI, the Commission for Looted Art in Europe and the Bundesarchiv, in partnership with the Themerson Estate and LUX, are delighted to announce the major rediscovery, restitution and restoration of Stefan and Franciszka Themersons’ long lost 1931 anti-fascist masterpiece Europa, available to


Something went wrong. Please refresh the page and/or try again.

Previous Story

Jump, Darling, to receive its international premiere at BFI Flare

Next Story

ZeroZeroZero (Sky Atlantic)