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2: Deep Thoughts About Muppets From Space

September 5, 2023

It's time to play the music! It's time to light the lights! It's time to talk about Muppets From Space tonight!

In today’s episode, Tracie thinks deeply about the underrated 1999 gem, Muppets From Space, which sees Gonzo finally meeting his alien brethren and learning why he loves getting shot out of cannon. While the themes of found family, loyalty, and getting down with your bad self, are all part of what makes this film a delight, there are some troubling messages about consent and othering that deserve scrutiny.

Listen in to find out how Muppets From Space can be read as an allegory of trans-racial adoption, how Miss Piggy was an unsatisfying role model to the muppet-loving Guy sisters, and why Tracie sometimes jokingly threatens to smack you like a bad, bad donkey, ok.

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