Jim Henson fans will be pleased with the superior quality offered on "THE MUPPET SHOW: SEASON 2" over the previous season on dvd. To begin with, the content quality is improved too. The first season had plenty of fun moments over its 24 episodes. While there were some great guests, their interactions seemed forced and semi-dull at times. "SEASON 2" offers consistently better writing, consistently better voices, and better interaction between the guests. And, what guests! Elton John, John Cleese, and Peter Sellers are only a few of the great appearances here! Those who've forgotten how funny Fozzie Bear and Gonzo were, over the years, will remember quite quickly. Of course, Kermit, Miss Piggy and the rest are here too, and it's virtually impossible after viewing even a couple of episodes from Season 2, to want to watch the rest right away! "THE MUPPET SHOW: SEASON 2" is really that good!
BUENA VISTA has provided the correct 1.33:1 aspect ratio. It's a much better image than the previous dvd releases. While there's still grain and the image is often on the soft side, colors are brighter than available on other releases and artifacts are less noticeable here.
BUENA VISTA has remastered the mono mix for a Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo mix. Separation is limited to the front speakers, and while fidelity is wanting at times, it's a generally pleasant enough mix. Dialogue is always intelligible, although volume isn't consistently balanced.
BUENA VISTA has provided some extras for this release, including "THE MUPPETS VALENTINE SHOW," "Muppet Interviews," and a music video with "Weezer!"