‘Muppet Babies’ Reboot Happening in 2018 and This is Why I’m Excited
Posted 4 months ago by Tommy Television
The internet took a break from talking about Donald Trump briefly this week when Variety confirmed the upcoming Muppet Babies reboot that was previously scooped by ToughPigs. If you haven’t read the ToughPigs scoop, I highly recommend it. It has character descriptions and even some sample dialogue.
Muppet Babies was a very influential part of my early childhood, and this reboot comes at the perfect time. The wife and I are about to have our first kid, and it makes me so happy to know she will be able to watch reboots of Muppet Babies, especially since episodes of the original are so hard to track down.
The new show will be catered to the very young crowd (see Disney Junior) and probably not very watchable for adults. This is coming from someone who would rather watch cartoons over any live-action television, but I doubt it will be a show for us. However, I’m sure it’ll be a fine show to watch with your kids. Why am I so excited about it then?
Look at how popular the Disney Junior shows’ merchandise is. Doc McStuffins, Sofia the First, Jake and the Never Land Pirates, and more all dominate the preschool age toy aisles. If the Muppet Babies gets that kind of merchandising, we’re in for a full-on nostalgiathon. With a little girl on the way who will be at least a year old when this show starts up, that’s exciting. I hope we get new McDonald’s Happy Meal toys, lunch boxes, and everything in between.
And to think, a couple years ago I bought vintage Muppet Babies birthday party supplies for my future child. Now, in 2018 and beyond, a Muppet Babies-themed birthday party for a kid will seem normal again.
PS – I’m going to start blogging here again. Just pretend like there wasn’t a two-year gap since posts were flowing regularly.