This podcast is several things at once. First and foremost it's a review of the 2011 film; The Muppets. Although I have to be honest and say that what I tend to do on Gonzo goes somewhat beyond the term 'review'. The search is now on for a word to accurately describe just what that is.
Secondly it's a look back on Muppet history, The Muppet show and their precious six theatrical movies. Third it's a musical journey closer to one of the Sound of Gonzo episodes. I found during the edit that the songs were so intrinsically linked with the tone and performance that to render them faithfully was the only way to match the emotional flow of the film. I thoroughly recommend buying the soundtrack, it's been on repeat in our house since I picked mine up.
Joining me in this appreciation of crazy, lovable geek puppetry is Mr Daniel Floyd of Extra Credits, who brings his enthusiasm, incisive observation and big, soft heart along to make this a great back and forth show, which is rare since I have so many guests on normally it's a constant grapple for the talking stick.
This episode, as with nearly all Gonzo podcasts contains major spoilers so you're strongly advised to watch the film first.
Gonzo the Great will ride this baby again!
Next episode will be Deadwood: Season 1. This may be the best adult television I have ever watched so I urge you all to buy the whole three-series set. It's filled with crude language, intricate power-play storylines and truly fascinating multi-layered characters.