Fanfic Recs / The Muppet Show

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Muppet Thorby Caanan
  • Recommended by Dreamer
  • Synopsis: A crossover between The Muppets And The Thor movie. The characterizations are great, and there's a really sweet scene in the end involving Kermit going back in time to see Jim Henson for one last time
    • Roo: It's a 24-hour comic, and a pretty sweet and funny one at that. Gonzo's personality seems a little off, taking the Deadpan Snarker route a little too far (the lines are funny, but don't really fit Gonzo — they would have worked better if it had been Rizzo who said them), but that's a nitpick. This is definitely worth a read.

A Heart of Gold by Together Again/Silly Toga
  • Recommended by beeruckz
  • Synopsis: Kermit has been serving the military as a soldier for about 10 months when he's honourably discharged due to a shoulder injury. Yet the guilt refuses to leave him because of something he's done... Now has its own page.

Genetic Drift - or - Grades of Shay
  • Recommended by Screwy Sqrl
  • Synopsis: between the departure of Dr. Pulaksi and the return of Dr. Crusher, this Star Trek: The Next Generation / The Muppet Show crossover fanfic premiered in the very early days of the internet (1989!) when the new Doctor on the Enterprise is Doctor Bob.

Stories focused on the family and the friendly relationships of the cast. Plot-focused stories or light day-in-the-life stories. Pretty much anything that isn't focused on romance.

Who Framed Kermit the Frog by Bob Wright
  • Recommended by Roo
  • Synopsis: It's a spoof of Who Framed Roger Rabbit, only with Muppets instead of Toons. Original Character Sam Klubb, Expy of Eddie Valiant, finds himself not only stuck with Kermit the Frog who's being framed for the murder of Rachel Bitterman, but also having to find the missing will of Jim Henson in order to save the Muppets from the tyranny of Jareth the Goblin King, the newly-appointed High Judge of the Muppetville Circuit Court of Appeals.
    • Comments: Fair's fair: For a spoof, this story is a little too faithful to the original movie, to the point of re-hashing a number of the jokes and gags, and sometimes the Muppets of the story feels more like Toons than Muppets — a little more originality would have been good here. I still recommend it, though, because the real fun here is the tons of Muppet characters who show up for bigger or smaller cameos. From well-known Muppets to the most obscure ones, characters from just about every Jim Henson-produced show appear; not only The Muppet Show and Sesame Street, but also Fraggle Rock, Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas , Labyrinth, The Dark Crystal, Dinosaurs and several others — even Yoda puts in an appearance as the honorary "Elder of Muppetville."

Broken Dreams by Donny's Boy
  • Recommended by beeruckz
  • Synopsis: It had been ten long, lonely years. Ten years without a Muppet movie, a Muppet television show, or much of anything else.

''Just As Stars In Night Do, Naturally by Miss Musical 12
  • Recommended by twilicorn
  • Synopsis: Dedicated to several late Muppet performers, this is a one-shot about... well, just read it yourself, anything we'll say will ruin it.