History Film / TheMuppets

18th Jun '16 3:33:10 AM LeedsKing
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The plot involves Walter, the world's biggest Muppet fan, his brother Gary (Creator/JasonSegel) and Gary's girlfriend Mary (Creator/AmyAdams) from Smalltown, USA, going on a vacation to Los Angeles. There the trio discover the nefarious plan of oilman [[ShapedLikeItself Tex Richman]] (Creator/ChrisCooper) to raze the [[Series/TheMuppetShow Muppet Theater]] and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets' former stomping grounds. To stage ''The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever'' and raise the $10-million needed to save the theater, Walter, Mary and Gary help Kermit the Frog reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their separate ways: Fozzie now performs with a Reno casino tribute band called the Moopets, Miss Piggy is a plus-size fashion editor at Vogue Paris, Animal is in a Santa Barbara clinic for anger management, and Gonzo is a high-powered plumbing magnate. [[TheCameo Celebrity cameos]] and [[NoFourthWall fourth-wall-breaking]] [[HilarityEnsues ensue]]. ...and dancing chickens...and Creator/JackBlack.

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The plot involves Walter, the world's biggest Muppet fan, his brother Gary (Creator/JasonSegel) and Gary's girlfriend Mary (Creator/AmyAdams) from Smalltown, USA, going on a vacation to Los Angeles. There the trio discover the nefarious plan of oilman [[ShapedLikeItself Tex Richman]] (Creator/ChrisCooper) to raze the [[Series/TheMuppetShow Muppet Theater]] and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets' former stomping grounds. To stage ''The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever'' and raise the $10-million needed to save the theater, Walter, Mary and Gary help Kermit the Frog reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their separate ways: Fozzie now performs with a Reno casino tribute band called the Moopets, Miss Piggy is a plus-size fashion editor at Vogue ''Vogue'' in Paris, Animal is in a Santa Barbara clinic for anger management, and Gonzo is a high-powered plumbing magnate. [[TheCameo Celebrity cameos]] and [[NoFourthWall fourth-wall-breaking]] [[HilarityEnsues ensue]]. ...and dancing chickens...and Creator/JackBlack.
10th Jun '16 11:52:33 PM nombretomado
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** StatlerAndWaldorf start mocking the film early:

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** StatlerAndWaldorf JustForFun/StatlerAndWaldorf start mocking the film early:
22nd May '16 6:02:53 PM lakingsif
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** Creator/DonaldGlover sharing a scene with Rashida Jones, whom he's rapped about before.

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** Creator/DonaldGlover sharing a scene with Rashida Jones, Creator/RashidaJones, whom he's rapped about before.
13th Feb '16 11:40:48 AM twilicorn
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Not to be confused with ''Film/TheMuppetMovie''.

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Not to be confused with ''Film/TheMuppetMovie''.''Film/TheMuppetMovie'' or the ABC show ''The Muppets''.
9th Feb '16 4:11:52 PM jamespolk
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* ExactEavesdropping: Played with. Walter paraphrases the conversation between Statler & Waldorf and Richman (and minions), but uses an Edward G. Robinson voice to describe how Tex sounded.

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* ExactEavesdropping: Played with. Walter paraphrases the conversation between Statler & Waldorf and Richman (and minions), but uses an Edward G. Robinson Creator/EdwardGRobinson voice to describe how Tex sounded.
31st Jan '16 9:10:58 AM Morgenthaler
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** Creator/WhoopiGoldberg is the first celebrity to show up at the Muppet Theater to help, and one of the few that we can say with certainty are actually there because they want to be and not because their agents told them to. Not surprising, given [[Series/TheHollywoodSquares her]] [[Series/MuppetsTonight previous]] [[ItsaVeryMerryMuppetChristmasMovie interactions]] [[Film/AMuppetsChristmasLettersToSanta with]] [[WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies the]] [[Series/SesameStreet Henson]] [[Series/BearInTheBigBlueHouse gang]].

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** Creator/WhoopiGoldberg is the first celebrity to show up at the Muppet Theater to help, and one of the few that we can say with certainty are actually there because they want to be and not because their agents told them to. Not surprising, given [[Series/TheHollywoodSquares her]] [[Series/MuppetsTonight previous]] [[ItsaVeryMerryMuppetChristmasMovie interactions]] [[Film/AMuppetsChristmasLettersToSanta with]] [[WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies the]] [[Series/SesameStreet Henson]] [[Series/BearInTheBigBlueHouse gang]].given her previous interactions with the Henson gang.
22nd Oct '15 4:24:46 PM nombretomado
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''The Muppets'' is a 2011 feature-length film from {{Disney}}, and the first theatrical film to feature [[Franchise/TheMuppets the eponymous characters]] since 1999's ''Film/MuppetsFromSpace''. Unlike the 1990s and 2000s films, though, this film sets out to reinvigorate interest in the Muppet brand and characters, and return them a bit to their original variety-show days. It is written and executive produced by Creator/JasonSegel and Nicholas Stoller (''Film/ForgettingSarahMarshall'') and directed by James Bobin of ''FlightOfTheConchords'' fame, with fellow ''Conchords'' alumnus Bret [=McKenzie=] in charge of the music. It is the first Muppet film not to feature Jerry Nelson [[note]]Almost. See TheCameo.[[/note]], and the first theatrical Muppet film not to feature Creator/FrankOz. It won an [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Oscar]] for Best Song ("Man Or Muppet"), making it the first Muppet film to win any Oscar.

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''The Muppets'' is a 2011 feature-length film from {{Disney}}, Creator/{{Disney}}, and the first theatrical film to feature [[Franchise/TheMuppets the eponymous characters]] since 1999's ''Film/MuppetsFromSpace''. Unlike the 1990s and 2000s films, though, this film sets out to reinvigorate interest in the Muppet brand and characters, and return them a bit to their original variety-show days. It is written and executive produced by Creator/JasonSegel and Nicholas Stoller (''Film/ForgettingSarahMarshall'') and directed by James Bobin of ''FlightOfTheConchords'' fame, with fellow ''Conchords'' alumnus Bret [=McKenzie=] in charge of the music. It is the first Muppet film not to feature Jerry Nelson [[note]]Almost. See TheCameo.[[/note]], and the first theatrical Muppet film not to feature Creator/FrankOz. It won an [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Oscar]] for Best Song ("Man Or Muppet"), making it the first Muppet film to win any Oscar.
15th Oct '15 10:56:44 AM Eagal
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* ActingForTwo: In Muppet tradition. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in an [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L85-wsJ_Pms&feature=related interview]] where Piggy does pitch-perfect "impersonations" of Fozzie and Animal[[note]]all now performed by Eric Jacobson[[/note]], but does an an absolutely pathetic Kermit impression[[note]]he's performed by Steve Whitmire[[/note]].



* CastingGag: Creator/EmilyBlunt plays a beleaguered receptionist, just like she did in [[Film/TheDevilWearsPrada another movie]]. And Piggy is the Plus Size editor for a major fashion magazine.
** Ken Jeong plays the host of ''Punch Teacher''. HIs two best known roles are ''Series/Community'' and ''Film/TheHangover''. Also in the film is a fellow costar from each franchise (Donald Glover and Zach Galifianakis, respectively)
** Walter's human form is played by Jim Parsons. Therefore, Walter and Gary are both stars on hugely successful CBS sitcoms. And let's not forget the irony of Neil Patrick Harris making a cameo in a Jason Segel movie.
13th Sep '15 12:46:52 PM gallium
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* WhereTheHellIsSpringfield: It's never exactly pointed out how far Smalltown, USA is from LA, but it's far enough that Walter, in all his years as a Muppet fan, has never visited, and they take a bus to get there. It's close enough, though, that Mary and Gary can watch the beginning of the telethon on TV there and still get back to LA within the two-hour running time of the telethon - with time to spare. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Kermit asking how they got there so fast, and Gary and Mary say they traveled by map.

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* WhereTheHellIsSpringfield: It's never exactly pointed out how far Smalltown, USA is from LA, but it's far enough that Walter, in all his years as a Muppet fan, has never visited, and they take a bus to get there. It's close enough, though, that Mary and Gary can watch the beginning of the telethon on TV there and still get back to LA within the two-hour running time of the telethon - with time to spare. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Kermit asking how they got there so fast, and Gary and Mary say they traveled by map.
13th Sep '15 10:33:52 AM gallium
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** Apparently Creator/KristenSchall is an anger management counselor.

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** Apparently Creator/KristenSchall Creator/KristenSchaal is an anger management counselor.
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