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Select Muppets Help You Get Into The Holiday Spirit

14 December 2009 12:00 PM, PST | The Flickcast | See recent The Flickcast news »

We’re in what most fans like to call a “Muppet Lull” right now. Hard to believe, but The Muppets haven’t been in theaters since 1999, when Muppets in Space was panned by critics. Sure, we’ve been given a few TV movies to snack on in the past few years, but they barely hold a candle to the originality of The Great Muppet Caper or Muppets Take Manhattan.

Then, suddenly about six months ago, a few Muppet viral videos started popping up on YouTube, in which the famed Waldorf and Statler would comment on certain “new” and “hip” Internet fads. Those videos became instant hits, and Muppet Studios started putting out more and more.

As of late, on of their more popular videos surfaced in the mainstream, in the form of a “Bohemian Rhapsody” spoof. The video tallied over 20 million views, and the faith in the Muppet generation was immediately revitalized. »

- Matt Raub

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Disney Announces New Muppet Movie

16 September 2009 9:53 AM, PDT | | See recent Screen Rant news »

Disney Chairman Dick Cook made a big announcement at the Disney D23 Fan Convention and I haven’t been the same since.  Jason Segel (How I Met Your Mother) will provide the script, and word from our friends over at /Film is that The Muppets must reunite to save The Muppet Theater from a greedy oil tycoon who wants it for the reserves discovered in the soil beneath.  The name of this moving picture? The Cheapest Muppet Movie Ever Made. No details yet on when it will go into production, let alone when it’ll be released.

Segel, who wrote (and starred in) Forgetting Sarah Marshall, also appeared in Judd Apatow’s Knocked Up and got his major break starring in Apatow’s 1999 TV series, Freaks And Geeks.  Good luck coming up with zingers for Statler and Waldorf that can match up to the high standard of Muppet hilarity…


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- Scott Miller

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Muppets & Nw Film Center (Jim Henson Fest)

22 April 2009 10:23 PM, PDT | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

The Muppets for the month of May. We are truly blessed here in Portland. Thank you, Northwest Film Center. And now to make sure this is in your head the rest of the day …

It’s time to play the music

It’s time to light the lights

It’s time to meet the Muppets on the Muppet Show tonight.

It’s time to put on makeup

It’s time to dress up right

It’s time to raise the curtain on the Muppet Show tonight.

Why do we always come here

I guess we’ll never know

It’s like a kind of torture

To have to watch the show

And now let’s get things started

Why don’t you get things started

It’s time to get things started

On the most sensational inspirational celebrational Muppetational

This is what we call the Muppet Show

The Northwest Film »

- Jeff Bayer

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