While "weird" is the natural domain of the Muppets, this set of episodes is weird even for them. That isn't exactly a good thing, either. The Diana Ross episode seems dated and thin (like Ross herself), and its major running gag is weak. The Brooke Shields episode is more palatable; personally, I was glad to see my long held conviction that Dr. Teeth is the Cheshire Cat finally vindicated. Even here there are some uneven bits, but this second episde of the set is the best of the three. The Nureyev episode is a little flat but important because it aired at a time when he was a superstar, and his appearance helped make the show a big success. Nureyev is charmingly good-humored with the cast, but his singing doesn't really go over well.
I have bought all of these discs to date and will continue to do so, but I would only recommend this one to people who are die-hard fans of either the Muppets or one of the guests on this set. A note about the "extras" - these are repeated from disc to disc, so if you have bought all of the previous discs then you won't see anything new here. It's a shame, too, because the Muppets are interesting enough to deserve better extras.
Best of the Muppet Show: Vol. 8 (Diana Ross / Brooke Shields / Rudolf Nureyev) by Jim Henson
- Package Dimensions : 19.05 x 13.34 x 1.27 cm; 181.44 Grams
- ASIN : B01GWC4E6K
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