Watch This: Muppets Tonight gave Prince his first real chance to be funny

Every day, Watch This offers staff recommendations inspired by the week’s new releases or premieres. This week: With Lifetime debuting The Unauthorized Full House Story, we take a look at some favorites from the TGIF era.

Muppets Tonight, “The Artist Formerly Known As Prince” (season two, episode one; originally aired 09/13/1997)

The amount of media attention given to the impending arrival of Netflix’s Fuller House makes it easy to forget that there’s actually a second group of characters from a former TGIF program that’s about to get another chance at the small screen. Granted, their Friday night run was brief—astoundingly so, really, when you combine their general profile with those of the guest stars they were getting—but with The Muppets coming to ABC this fall, The A.V. Club would be remiss if we didn’t remind people about the last time …

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