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4. 'The Muppet Show'
If a show is going to be the most sensational, inspirational, celebrational, and muppetational of all time, the credits better show that, and the opening to “The Muppet Show” does. We all know Kermit and Piggy and Gonzo and Fozzie, but the number of Muppets that exist out there in the universe is tremendous, and these credits make that abundantly clear. Did it always bother us that they could somehow fit that number of muppets onto a multi-tiered platform all at once (we’re going with the archway opening and not the far smaller number of Muppets that appeared in the first version)? Of course it did – have you watched how the Muppets work? Would you want to stand on such a thing? But, let’s move past that as these credits do so much more. They show exactly the sort of good time you’ll have watching the series. There is great music, a mention of the guest star, and loads of humor. We can’t imagine it was easy coming up with a new gag for Gonzo and his trumpet (or drum), but they did it anyway and it was always funny.
- Josh Lasser