Behind-the-scenes footage of Muppets annoying Padma: awesome

One of the many highlights of reality television this last week was the Muppets guest judging the quickfire challenge on Top Chef All Stars, and it was particularly entertaining to watch them get on Padma Lakshmi’s nerves.

Bravo has released behind-the-scenes footage as they adjust lighting and audio and Padma goes over her lines (from a script, which is interesting), and Cookie Monster keeps interrupting Padma as she practices. (Cookie Monster must be a fan of Gail Simmons.) Also really awesome is that, apparently, crew members with kids brought them to the set to see the Muppets in person.

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.