This is a world where Fozzie knows what Grindr is. Where Kermit’s new girlfriend (more on that later) makes sexual innuendos. Where Zoot is an alcoholic and there are jokes about Miss Piggy’s pubic hair. Wocka wocka!
Prady is as much of a scholar on the Muppets as there comes. He has written for seven different Muppets shows or specials and worked on a different potential Muppet TV show in 2007 that never started the music or lit the lights. And it’s his love and affinity for—and supreme knowledge of—these characters that makes this work as well as it does.
Every “grown up” plot point, whether a work woe or a relationship drama, makes perfect sense in the greater Muppet universe. It’s just that some of us don’t want to live in a universe where Fozzie bear knows what kind of fetish he would be on a gay sex hookup app.