Friday, April 06, 2018

Media Notes: Roundup for March 2018

These are the movies and series on DVD I watched during March 2018.

Movies and films:

(I did not watch any movies on DVD this month) 

Television and other series:

  • The Muppet Show (Season One, 1974-1976). This is the first season  of the original The Muppet Show, and it is quite the who's who of 1960s and early 1970s performers as guest stars of the show. The show itself is amusing and family friendly. Sure it may have aged a bit, but it is still healthy light fun anyone can enjoy. In the fashion of a variety show, we get comedy, dance, music, and performances. I would say do not bother with that new series Disney recently inflicted on people where they tried to make it into a reality show. Go seek this original out and see the Muppets as they were meant to be. Overall, great fun. Guest stars for Season One include: Rita Moreno, Jim Nabors, Florence Henderson, Charles Aznavour, Candice Bergen, and Vincent Price. 
  • The Muppet Show (Season Two, 1977-1978). I continued to enjoy this wonderful and fun series. In the second season, some changes were made including the opening sequence. In the opening, Scooter now warns the guest stars that they will soon be on stage. The opening song sequence is also changed. The show remains great fun.  Some of the guest stars on this season were: Edgar Bergen with Charlie McCarthy, Steve Martin, Madeline Kahn, Rudolph Nureyev, Elton John, and Lou Rawls. What I continue to find interesting is how they did pretty well in having a variety of celebrities and cultural icons. Plus it is an amusing show.

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