The NetFlakes Podcast #44: The Great Muppet Caper w/ Josh Morrison


On this week’s podcast, Dylan was joined by queer media scholar Josh Morrison to talk about The Muppets by way of 1981’s The Great Muppet Caper.

Here’s a look what you can expect to hear:

  • a nostalgic look at the TV available to children in Canada in the early 90’s
  • awe at the puppetry (Muppetry?) skills on display
  • the importance of music in the world of The Muppets
  • the bizarre way we treat Muppets like real people in the real world
  • The Muppets as social commentary, offering acceptance to the queer and the marginalized
  • what is “camp?”
  • The Muppets as super-feminist by way of Miss Piggy
  • the strange non-romance of Miss Piggy and Kermit
  • Josh takes exception to auteur theory
  • a brief (but deeply negative) look at the new TV series, The Muppets

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End credit music:

Para Palabras / “Evergreen” / taken from Forest City Series Vol. 2 / 2015 / used with permission from A Person Disguised As People

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