Fanfic Recs / The Muppet Show

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Authors and Websites

Muppet Thorby Caanan
  • Recommended by Dreamer
  • Status: Complete
  • 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
  • Status: Dormant
  • 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
  • Status: Complete
  • 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
  • Status: Complete
  • 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
  • Status: Complete
  • 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
  • Status: Complete
  • 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.

How I Spent My Summer Vacation by charlietheowl
  • Recommended by Kissybandit 513
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: An extended series of one-shots about what happens to the Muppets when they have a summer without any projects to work on. No movies, no tv shows, no viral videos, no nothing. Everyone has the chance to pursue the project or work of their dreams, or just lie back and enjoy their vacation.

The Malady Lingers On by Kristine 73
  • Recommended by Kissybandit 513
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Life imitates art for Floyd and Kermit is out to convince everyone that Rudolph Nureyev is not crazy for wanting to come on the Muppet Show.

Blintzes in Birdland by newsmanfan
  • Recommended by Kissybandit 513
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Zoot is baffled to learn that he has a fan. A shy Dutch girl who also plays the sax. What baffles him even more however is how much of an impact she’ll have on him. Sequel to/spinoff of Love Reign O'er News

The Great Imposters by Web Mistress Gina
  • Recommended by Kissybandit 513
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The Veterinarian’s Hospital gang (Rowlf the Dog, Miss Piggy and Janice) decide to crash a random party for a well-respected doctor they’ve never met not heard of. What could possibly go wrong with that?

Voiceless by Ozymandias
  • Recommended by Kissybandit 513
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Tribute fic to Muppeteer Richard Hunt. In this ‘verse, when a Muppeteer passes away, their Muppets lose their voices. When Hunt dies, Scooter, Janice, Beaker, Staler and Sweetums grieve the loss of their old friend while adjusting to being mute, the first of many changes.

Shipping Fics

Muppets from Earth by Negaduck (Kim Mc Farland)
  • Recommended by Kissybandit 513
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Gonzo/Camilla
  • Synopsis: After over thirty years, the Muppet theater is reopening! Once again it's time to play the music, it's time to light the lights... and for Gonzo and Camilla, that's not the biggest change in their lives.

Masks, Growing Together, and Once in a Lifetime by Negaduck (Kim Mc Farland)
  • Recommended by Kissybandit 513
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Kermit/Miss Piggy, Gonzo/Camilla, Scooter/OC
  • Synopsis
    • Masks: Everyone has their secrets. What happens when those secrets become too heavy a burden?
    • Growing Together: The new Muppet Show begins its second season with comedy, adventure, romance, talking sandwiches, and special guest star Weird Al Yankovic!
    • Once in a Lifetime: The loss of the guest star throws The Muppet Show into chaos, more so than usual. Meanwhile, Miss Piggy and Scooter face events that could change their lives, if they will let them.

Love Reign O'er News by newsmanfan
  • Recommended by Kissybandit 513
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Newsman/OC
  • Synopsis: Strange (well, stranger than usual) things have been happening at the Muppet Theatre. Could it have something to do with that mysteriously beautiful human Traveller lady? And why do they always occur after the Muppet Newsflash rather than during? Is the theatre cursed again? Contains Original Character and some slight smutty stuff. Not for people squicked out by Muppet/Human romances.

There's Not a Word Yet (For Old Friends Who Just Met) by cookinguptales
  • Recommended by Kissybandit 513
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Beaker/Bunsen
  • Synopsis: Beaker's sure there's some kind of heartwarming moral in all this, but all he wants to do is get through this safe, sane, and intact. The Muppets may have other plans.
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