Why does everyone think that this has to be "the Muppet show but done recently". the muppets are the muppets. They are the muppets in a movie, they are the muppets on a talk show, they are the muppets in the TV show, and they are the muppets in this. I'm noticing more and more that people are taking new versions of things and saying "It's Not the OLD thing, so BOOOOooooo".
I'm glad it's not the old thing.
If all you ever want is the old thing. Go watch that. It's still there. Nothing wrong with having a preference. It means you know what you enjoy, and knowing what you enjoy is important.
But acting like a new version of something cannot be enjoyed, or is somehow a failure because it isn't just like the old thing is dumb.
New things are at least somewhat different than the old things, that's why they're New things, and not Old things.
Is it a different set up? Sure. Yes. Thank God. Every muppet I saw come on the screen was acting just like I'd expect that muppet to act in that situation. they're just new situations.