I like many other Muppets fans have always wondered from my very first glimpse of him what kind of animal/mammal/being Gonzo was. I mean, he has a beak and what looks like feathers, is blue…but doesn’t look like any bird I’ve ever seen. We were all relieved and were able to be sleeping nights when that question was answered in the 1999 film, Muppets From Space.
Now the premise is simple as this is the Muppets and not Pedro Almodovar. The Muppets agree to take an extraterrestrial voyage in order to help Gonzo (voiced by Dave Goelz) find out where he is from. On their voyage they discover that Gonzo’s family is aliens from a far away planet. Gonzo then gets a message from his family that they are coming to Earth for a visit. Miss Piggy (voiced by Frank Oz) spills those beans on her talk show and soon the entire world is suffering from UFO mania. Even though the visiting aliens are coming in peace, a secret government agency is not so sure. They nab Gonzo and try to extract information from him about his family’s arrival date. Things get so out of hand that it is up to Kermit (voiced by and the Muppets to save Gonzo and make sure that Earth is a safe place for his family to visit.
If you are a fan of the show then most of their humour and behavior will be familiar to you. They are not going to try to fix a formula that has worked for them this long. Musical numbers are everywhere with the opening number being especially fun. If you have been a fan your whole life then you won’t be disappointed and it is a nice refresher before the latest Muppet movie is released later this week.
Keep your eyes open for the human guest stars like F. Murray Abraham, Katie Holmes, Joshua Jackson, David Arquette, Andie MacDowell, Ray Liotta, Jeffrey Tambor, Josh Charles, Rob Schneider, Hulk Hogan, and Kathy Griffin.
Special Features: Outtakes, Music Video: “Shining Star” by the Dust Brothers Featuring Jeymes