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).
[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...
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 Amazon.com.