Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Muppet Redemption

If anyone else had the unfortunate experience of being subjected to "Muppets From Space"...I'm sorry.

In my opinion that movie was a disgrace to Muppet history. Which is such a shame because I love all things Muppets and every other movie to come before.

My favorites? "Muppet Treasure Island" and "The Muppet Christmas Special" (NOT the Muppet Christmas Carol, although I like that one too. The Christmas Special aired on TV and was about the Muppets, the Sesame Street gang, and the Fraggle's gathering at Fozzie's mom's house for the holidays. I still watch this on my old, partially recorded-over VHS every year because on the released video/DVD version they had to cut many of the songs that they didn't have the rights to use and it's just not the same).

But now, for the first time in a long time, I'm feeling optimistic again. Cautiously optimistic, but optimistic none-the-less. Why? Because of this:
First of all, I love Jason Segel and I think he's hilarious so I'm trusting this material in his hands.  Second of all, it seems they're going back to their big, group musical number roots which...LOVE. Third of all, I believe Rolf will be in the movie. He wasn't in "Muppets From Space" and he is one of my faves.  Fourth of all, looks like the movie will be set in NYC. ROCK ON! Fifth of all, Amy Adams is co-starring and I think she's the cat's meow...and I don't say that about just anyone!

As icing on the cake, this video by Ok Go was just released:



GENIUS!

Anyone else uber excited about the Muppets making a comeback?

Is this really news to anyone out there?  Have you been living under a Fraggle Rock?

13 comments:

julie fedderson said...

I love the Muppets. I can do a perfect Animal impersonation. And the Ok Go video is a riot--there's also a Tom Waits/Cookie Monster mash up floating around out there recently too. Rise up and conquer, Muppets!

Heather said...

I LOVE the muppets, fraggle rock, and sesame street as well! Being a mother of three, I often rely on old videos available at YouTube...

One of my favs (and my kids too) can be found here...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wM89T74MPnE

SO FUNNY AND CUTE!

Joanne said...

I love the muppets! so glad there are coming back!!!!
Blessings, Joanne

Cynthia said...

I forgot all about fraggle rock! Oh, my God the memories. I love the Muppet's too. Love this post!

Sarah Pearson said...

As soon as the music started, I was transported back to my childhood and Saturday teatime :)

Good to see all the regulars there!

tfwalsh said...

Ohhh I just love the muppets... saw them in 3D at disney studios... actually I think it was California world. A big hello from a fellow campaigner:)

L'Aussie said...

Hi Liz. I love the Muppets too! Just returning to say yesterday I saw 'cat people' but it was blank. Google again! Have followed.

Denise

Clarissa Draper said...

I like the Muppets so I'm excited to see the new release.

Kelley said...

I love how passionate people are about them :)

Crystal Cheverie said...

Oh, you KNOW I'm all over the new Muppets movie! They were very big with me when I was a little girl (my Dad loved them as a kid, so he got me into them, too) and I, too, am an Amy Adams fan - she's just so adorable! Yay, comeback!

Angie Cothran said...

I'm a Muppet fan too :) I'm in your Romance Campaigning group, just stopping in to say Hi.

Sarah McCabe said...

Hello from a fellow campaigner!

I love Jason Segel and I am really looking forward to the new movie. The Great Muppet Caper has always been my favorite, followed by Muppets Take Manhattan. Then maybe the Muppet Christmas Carol. However, that music video is an abomination. Sorry. ;)

Liz said...

To each their own! :)