'Muppets Now' Episode 1 Preview: Scooter rushes to upload the first episode but it isn't going to be easy
Scooter is in a rush to upload the first episode of 'Muppets Now' to Disney+ on time, but the other Muppets aren't making it easy
The pandemic has forced several shows to adapt to a whole new line of thinking, and 'The Muppets' are far from exempt. Scooter (David Rudman) is doing the best he can to make sure that the first episode gets uploaded on time, but that deadline to the show's premiere is ticking down, and he just might not be fast enough.
'The Muppets' first unscripted show releases on Disney+ on July 31, finishing off this month with an all-new 'The Muppets' series featuring special guest stars, special segments such as a cooking show, a peek into the fabulous lifestyle of Miss Piggy (Eric Jacobson) and even a segment for science experiments. With Fozzie Bear (Eric Jacobson) on board, don't be surprised if there's a comedy segment wedged in there as well.
The synopsis for the first episode has been released by Disney+ and reads as follows: "'Muppets Now' is 'The Muppets' studio's first unscripted series and first original series for Disney+. In the six-episode season, Scooter rushes to make his delivery deadlines and upload the brand-new 'Muppets' series for streaming. They are due now, and he’ll need to navigate whatever obstacles, distractions, and complications the rest of the Muppet gang throws at him.
Overflowing with spontaneous lunacy, surprising guest stars and more frogs, pigs, bears (and whatever) than legally allowed, the Muppets cut loose in 'Muppets Now' with the kind of startling silliness and chaotic fun that made them famous. From zany experiments with Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker to lifestyle tips from the fabulous Miss Piggy, each episode is packed with hilarious segments, hosted by the Muppets showcasing what the Muppets do best."
Besides the unscripted format, this new Muppets series has another new twist: the appearance of legal oversight from Joe, the Legal Weasel (Peter Linz) making sure every action the wildly out of control Muppets make doesn't lead to legal liability. He's certainly got his job cut out for him. You can check out a trailer for the episode below, which features the Muppets checking in on each other on a Zoom call in preparation for the show.
This episode of 'Muppets Now' releases on Disney+ on July 31.