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Ranking The Muppets On How They’d Function In The Real World

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We’ve come full circle. If 30 Rock was a live-action Muppet Show, then The Muppets is the Muppet version of 30 Rock, with a dash of Modern Family. The ABC series-within-a-series, which premieres tonight, takes viewers behind the scenes of Up Late with Miss Piggy, a fictional late-night talk show (because apparently that’s the only way a woman will get that job). It’s presented much like The Office, with characters speaking directly to the documentary crew and, by proxy, us. Kermit is the executive producer, Fozzie’s the sidekick, and of course, Miss Piggy’s the star.

Kenneth Parcell is so happy right now.

Giving the Muppets another regular series is a risk for ABC — the ’90s revival Muppets Tonight wasn’t very successful, despite Prince — but it should work because people (read: me) love the Muppets, and it’s always fun seeing Gonzo, Rizzo, and the rest of the gang interact with humans playing themselves. (This show will have a lot of that; Elizabeth Banks, Topher Grace, Josh Groban, and Jay Leno all appear in the first three episodes.) With the series taking a documentary approach and the Muppets’ private lives already being treated as news, we decided to rank 10 prominent Muppets by how well they’d do in the real world.

10. Kermit the Frog

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Kermit always seems like he’s on the verge of a nervous breakdown. In The Muppets, he’s going through a full-on midlife crisis, ditching Miss Piggy for some hot new “close friend.” Does he sleep in a racing car? Not yet. They’re saving that for sweeps.

Josh Kurp

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