I’m a Muppet purist, a proud, card-carrying member of Sesame Street’s first class of 1969. I grew up enjoying The Muppet Show, and still haven’t quite gotten over Jim Henson’s death, over 31 years later. I still remember where I was when I heard about it.
So whenever there’s a new Muppet project, I hold a mix of excitement and trepidation, hoping against hope that whatever latest felt-covered incarnation I’m about to experience can stand up to Henson’s brilliance.
The new Muppet Haunted Mansion, for the most part, does.
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Michael P Coleman is a Sacramento based freelance writer who has his eye on the Pulitzer Prize. Connect with him at michaelpcoleman.com or follow his blog, his IG and his Twitter.