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This is what we call the Muppet Show!

From "The Muppet Show" #1, by Roger Langridge

From "The Muppet Show" #1, by Roger Langridge

I never thought I’d miss “Can’t Wait for Wednesday,” the labor-intensive comics-of-the-week feature I wrote with Chris Mautner at our former online home. But this is one time I wish we were still doing the column, if only so I could name The Muppet Show #1 as my Pick of the Week.

I grew up with The Muppet Show, both in its original run and in later rebroadcasts, so my opinion is undoubtedly tinted a little by nostalgia. But, man, Roger Langridge really nails it. This first issue — out today — is the next-best thing to watching the TV show. All that’s missing is the celebrity guest host.

If you need more convincing, Langridge provides a glimpse of a panel from Issue 3, featuring Gonzo as the Mad Hatter.

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This is the same team that did those wonderful Fin Fang Foom stories, correct?

Well, we do get Keith Richards and Mick Jagger (but with different names) for the guest host… they just get pushed to one side for most of the episode due to Kermit’s problems, that’s all. :)

True enough. Good point.

I used to love the “Can’t Wait for Wednesday” colum you guys did. It brought a lot of awesome stuff to my attention that I maybe would have missed otherwise.

You guys should fire it up again, come on!

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