After showing it at San Diego Comic-Con, ABC has released the 10-minute short used to pitch “The Muppets” as a TV show.
The clip plays like a pilot episode, setting up the series as a behind-the-scenes look at the lives of the Muppets in the modern day. “The show’s going to be all about our personal lives,” Kermit the Frog explains. “Sort of an adult ‘Muppet Show.'”
Utilizing the faux-documentary style made famous by “The Office” and “Parks and Recreation,” the short catches viewers up on Fozzie Bear’s love life and the current status of Kermit and Miss Piggy’s relationship — spoiler: It’s not good. In true Muppets style, celebrities like Elizabeth Banks and Topher Grace cameo in the video.
“The Muppets” premieres Tuesday, Sept. 22, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.