I was never a big fan of the actual Muppets so I don’t know what possessed me to watch the animated show portraying them as babies. My mind is just filled with absolute garbage.
Muppet Babies tried way too hard to be funny. There were a lot of bad jokes and a lot of weird voices. At least there weren’t actual puppets involved.
The premise of the show was that there were 8 weird looking animal/human creature babies living with their nanny named Nanny who keeps them in a playroom all day and rarely checks on them. I don’t know how she came across all of them or if it’s a daycare center or what, but it’s pretty weird. None of them speak about their parents so I have to assume that Nanny is a big slut and birthed all these babies at the same time.
The babies have big imaginations so they’re constantly having adventures. I hate when shows pressure kids to use their imagination. It’s like, “Umm no, I like sitting in front of the TV just fine thanks.” The good thing about the show is that they reference a lot of movies and pop culture by splicing clips into the show. All of the references went over my head when I was young, but I can appreciate them now I guess. But not really.
I don’t like the term “babies” being used for the characters. They’re able to walk, talk, reason, and have full blown conversations. They have to be at least 8 years old. But the animators made them look like they’re toddlers. I don’t even know how old Nanny is because they only show her legs. She could be a senior citizen. In which case, she couldn’t have birthed the babies. And she always wears these annoying striped socks. Stop trying to be cool, Nanny.
The babies that are in the house are Miss Piggy (or Piggy for short), Kermit the Frog, Fozzie Bear, Animal, Scooter, Skeeter, Rowlf the Dog, and Gonzo. I hated almost all of the characters except Miss Piggy, Kermit, and Gonzo. Everyone else was so cheesy and they made the show almost painful to watch. I just found out that Dave Coulier was the voice of Animal which makes tons of sense because Animal was my least favorite Muppet and Dave Coulier is my least favorite person.
Muppet Babies occasionally comforted my young soul. I remember when I had chicken pocks and had to stay home from school, I turned on the TV and there were the Muppet Babies with chicken pocks, in pain right alongside me.
The show’s official title was Jim Henson’s Muppet Babies. Jim Henson’s decade was totes the 90’s. Like, everything was going his way and he even got away with making this horrible cartoon that apparently a lot of people liked. I’m glad we woke up one day and realized that puppets were gross and Jim Henson was weird.