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Muppets in Full Force

The Comics... the viral vids... the movie...

Before we get to anything, you totally need to witness this…  


We got the ensemble cover of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” in November and, today, we got a candlelit acoustic take on Kansas’ “Dust in the Wind.” And I do like the sense-shattering shocking surprise twist at the end from Jim Henson’s most crotchety creations.

Put your string-manipulated hands up to Kermie ‘n krew - - the Muppets have kept up with the times and successfully penetrated the Facebook-Twitter-Digg sphere with these viral videos. They’ve also been giving everybody, young and old, a good ol’ time at Boom Kids with THE MUPPET SHOW comic, MUPPET PETER PAN, MUPPET ROBIN HOOD, et al.   And now, it likes they’ll be getting another foamy-finger stab at the big screen with THE GREATEST MUPPET MOVIE OF ALL TIME (a big step up from its first title, THE CHEAPEST MUPPET MOVIE EVER MADE).  

But what will everybody’s favorite puppet/marionette hybrids be doing in this picture, to be directed by the FLIGHT OF CONCHORDS dude? Here’s what Empire says…

[Jason] Segel and [Nicholas] Stoller, who co-wrote Forgetting Sarah Marshall (which Segel starred in and Stoller directed), have concocted a story about the Muppet gang getting back together to save their old telly haunt. That part we’d heard about, but now we have more details: a couple of humans ("Gary and Mary") and a puppet friend named Walter banding together to save the TV studio that the original show was shot in. A villain, Tex Richman, bent on drilling for oil underneath the studio, is due to take over the studio in weeks and the only way to stop him? Putting on a show that draws ten million viewers. You know what that means, right? Time to put on makeup and dress up right.

I see a missed opportunity here...

 That fiery hair... it really ain't a stretch.

Segel doesn’t look like he’ll be acting in this movie? C’mon! Dress him in a shag carpet and wrap a polka-dot bow tie around his neck, because he’d make a perfect Fozzy Bear.   I’ll personally throw my ring in the hat to play Gonzo, my favorite (and I’m sure I’d be identified as such if I ever took one of those silly “Which Muppet are you?” quizzes on Facebook) and nominate another Comic Vine staff to be the perfect, totally-rad choice to portray Beaker.    ================================================I>

Who else, from Comic Vine’s staff and community, should play Muppets in this? Sock it to me, people!

-- Tom Pinchuk is the writer of UNIMAGINABLE for Arcana Comics and HYBRID BASTARDS! for Archaia Comics.   Watch out for the HYBRID BASTARDS! hardcover collection this March - - available for pre-order now on

Posted by Vortex13

I call dibs on playing animal, or doctor teeth.

Posted by Moomin123
@Vortex13 said:
"I call dibs on playing animal, or doctor teeth. "

Sam the Eagle for me!
Edited by AmazingSpiderMike

I got Pepe the King Prawn or The Swedish Chef!!!!! 

Posted by Archetype

yep yep yep yep yep uhuh uhuh 

Edited by Ravn
@Vortex13 said:

" I call dibs on playing animal, or doctor teeth. "

Babs should play Janice, G-Man can be Zoot, and I call dibs of Sgt. Floyd Pepper, which just about rounds out "Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem!" haha
Posted by Riezner

Really glad to see Segel is attached to this. I heard he is a pretty weird dude and is very, very much into his Muppets. Forgetting Sarah Marshall was evidence enough of that. Very funny man.

Edited by goldenkey

I can be Fozzy.  You have no idea how good I can be Fozzy.   I'd love to Pepe' (Im not t shrimp Im a KING PRONG!)
Posted by Theodore

Dr. Teeth & The Electric Mayhem BETTER be in this!!

Edited by Decept-O

That was great!!  Thanks for posting it.  G-Man HAS to be Kermit.  I want to say Fozzy because of his puns and bad jokes, but no, he's more of a Kermit type.  I want to agree with Red L.A.M.P. as Beeker but  I think he may say Animal.   
Captain Crusader...hhhmm....probably Sam the Eagle.   I can't cast Babs because there aren't many female characters, and she does NOT fit Miss Piggy nor the chick from the band.   I'd say inferiorego would have to be Fozzy because well, he's also a stand-up comedian.  Riezner could be Scooter simply because he seems like a very nice person when I've had fortune to talk to him.   
Mr. Pinchuk,  an inference could be made about your choice to be Gonzo and the fact Gonzo likes keeping a harem of hens but I won't go there...
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Posted by The Sadhu

I'm Rowlf the Dog!
Posted by No_name_here
@Decept-O:  All I say is...  you're getting warm.  Ha ha ha ha...
Posted by The Psyentist

This whole blog and resulting conversation made me very happy. Hahahaha, funny stuff.