Next Food Star: The Muppets
Disney has a new show online “The Muppets Kitchen with Cat Cora,” the latter of Iron Chef fame. The show aims to encourage families to cook together. Fair enough, but apparently the one true food star of The Muppets, the Swedish Chef, is nowhere to be found. They bumped him off for a new guy named Angelo.
We would look forward to watching the Swedish Chef again, waving his utensils while singing mock-Swedish gibberish — joining in for the common refrain of ”Børk! Børk! Børk!” It’s an utter disappointment. Granted, he might not be as dazzling as Cat Cora, and he’s a little difficult to understand, but his is exactly the kind of performance that would encourage families to cook together simply by lowering expectations that you have to be perfect.
Here’s to you Swedish Chef. You’re all right by us.
Food, we love you.