I'd Be Lying If I Told You This Is The Best of the Muppets
June 11, 2010 12:59 AM Subscribe
posted by oneswellfoop (33 comments total)
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Those wacky Muppets are like everywhere these days, right? (pre
). But a part of the muppetty empire called Henson Alternative
is working on 'more adult' concepts with unfamiliar felt, and hasn't seen too much success yet. Maybe that'll change with the puppet-celebrity game show that debuted last night: "Late Night Liars"
. Or maybe not. Here's a clip.
Yes, that's Larry Miller
as the token human host. Yes, the announcer's a weasel and the cutest character. Yes, that mummy character
is doing a Paul Lynde/Charles Nelson Reilly schtick. And yes, the game is basically a retread of "The Liars Club"
without the props (and yes, that is Rod Serling
in that 1969 clip uncomfortably playing game show host with the ubiquitous Betty White on the panel). And, yes, it would've been so much better with Miss Piggy. Maybe we should just wait for Henson Alternative's next project: "Mann-ster"
(a hapless mall cop who turns into a crime-fighting hamster at night).
SPOILER: In the uncompleted round of play in the clip, the mummy and the poodle were lying, the monkey and the old lady were telling the truth, if anyone cares. In a later round, both human contestants couldn't believe "My Big Fat Obnoxious Fiance" was a real show on Fox, and the bonus round involved alternating statements about Kirstie Alley and the planet Jupiter.