History Film / TheMuppets

25th Oct '17 1:53:23 PM jasonbres
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* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: The first three celebs to show up at the telethon: Creator/WhoopiGoldberg (name checked in the movie), Creator/SelenaGomez (name checked in the movie) and... the kid from ''Series/ModernFamily''. Nobody in the movie mentions ''his'' name (it's Rico Rodriguez).

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* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: The first three celebs to show up at the telethon: Creator/WhoopiGoldberg (name checked in the movie), Creator/SelenaGomez (name checked in the movie) and... the fat kid from ''Series/ModernFamily''. Nobody in the movie mentions ''his'' name (it's Rico Rodriguez).
20th Sep '17 5:59:11 PM LadyNorbert
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* AllThereInTheManual: ''[[http://www.amazon.com/Muppets-Movie-Junior-Novel/dp/0316183032 The Muppets' Junior Novelization]]'' explains several unexplained aspects of the movie story, including why Tex Richman is unable to laugh, why the Muppets broke up, why Kermit and Piggy split apart, why Tex Richman hates the Muppets, why they didn't just ask rich plumbing magnate Gonzo for the money, and why the last bit of story was relegated to the end credits.


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* AllThereInTheManual: ''[[http://www.amazon.com/Muppets-Movie-Junior-Novel/dp/0316183032 The Muppets' Junior Novelization]]'' explains several unexplained aspects of the movie story, including why Tex Richman is unable to laugh, why the Muppets broke up, why Kermit and Piggy split apart, why Tex Richman hates the Muppets, why they didn't just ask rich plumbing magnate Gonzo for the money, and why the last bit of story was relegated to the end credits.
14th Sep '17 5:41:03 AM snichols1973
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* SuddenPrincipledStand: Uncle Deadly makes one of these as Tex Richman is about to shut off the power:
-->'''Tex Richman''': To the end of the Muppets!
-->[''Uncle Deadly grabs the bolt cutters'']
-->'''Tex Richman''': Deadly! What are you doing?
-->'''Uncle Deadly''': Enough! Just because I have a terrifying name and an evil English accent, does not preclude the fact that, in my heart, I am a Muppet, not a Moopet! Looks like it's I who will have the last laugh!
-->'''Tex Richman''': What does that mean?
-->'''Uncle Deadly''': It's an idiom, you idiot, because you cannot laugh! Ha ha!
-->[''Tex Richman falls to the ground below'']
-->'''Uncle Deadly''': Oopsie. [''Uncle Deadly laughs'']
-->'''Tex Richman''': Deadly.
-->'''Uncle Deadly''': Now ''that's'' a maniacal laugh for you!
20th Aug '17 9:00:54 AM nombretomado
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* XMeetsY: Franchise/TheMuppets Meets Series/HowIMetYourMother Meets Series/PushingDaisies meets TheCountryBears (to an extent).
** Or, more specifically, Franchise/TheMuppets Meets Film/TheBluesBrothers.
** This film would never have happened had Creator/JasonSegel not been a childhood fan of the show, and he ''wrote'' it, making this ''The Jason Segel Movie with Muppets''.
29th Jul '17 1:54:29 PM nombretomado
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** '80s Robot, a robot that points out and makes 1980s references, looks like [[NintendoEntertainmentSystem R.O.B.]] or the Tomy [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omnibot Omnibot 2000]].

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** '80s Robot, a robot that points out and makes 1980s references, looks like [[NintendoEntertainmentSystem [[UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem R.O.B.]] or the Tomy [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omnibot Omnibot 2000]].
9th Jul '17 3:25:34 PM nombretomado
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** The "Me Party" song is very reminiscent of a typical musical number from ''FlightOfTheConchords'', right down to the staging and camera work, which the director and songwriter also worked on.

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** The "Me Party" song is very reminiscent of a typical musical number from ''FlightOfTheConchords'', Music/FlightOfTheConchords, right down to the staging and camera work, which the director and songwriter also worked on.
22nd May '17 11:11:09 PM LBHills
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* TheCameo: As noted on the Awesome page, they had more ''requests'' for cameos than they had spots to put them in!

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* TheCameo: As noted on the Awesome page, they had more ''requests'' for cameos than they had spots stars - ''big'' stars - were lining up to put them in!appear in this movie, however fleetingly.
17th May '17 2:38:19 AM DrImpossible
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* {{Badbutt}}: The Moopets. They don't swear, drink or take drugs, unlike many real-life humans in similar positions, though they are considerably ruder, uglier, and trashier than the Muppets.
* TheBadGuyWins: The Muppets fail to raise the money to fulfill the 'Standard Rich and Famous Contract', which means Tex Richman's purchase of the Muppet Studio goes through, and he can do whatever he wants with it and the oil under the theatre. Yet he undergoes HeelFaceTurn shortly after. "[[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial Change of heart - nothing to do with head injury]]."

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* {{Badbutt}}: The Moopets. They don't swear, drink appear swearing, drinking or take taking drugs, unlike many real-life humans in similar positions, though they are considerably ruder, uglier, and trashier than the Muppets.
* TheBadGuyWins: The Muppets fail to raise the money to fulfill the 'Standard Rich and Famous Contract', which means Tex Richman's purchase of the Muppet Studio goes through, and he can do whatever he wants with it and the oil under the theatre. Yet he undergoes HeelFaceTurn shortly after. "[[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial Change [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial "Change of heart - nothing to do with head injury]]."injury."]]



* BearsAreBadNews: Not-so-successfully invoked with Bobo, who's just really GenreBlind.

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* BearsAreBadNews: Not-so-successfully invoked Averted with Bobo, who's just really GenreBlind.
17th May '17 2:30:27 AM DrImpossible
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** Also played with: A RunningGag in all Muppet promotional material, the Muppets claim they are actually acting and not being themselves, but characters who are named exactly like them and had their exact same personality.

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** Also played with: A As always, a RunningGag in all Muppet promotional material, material ever, the Muppets claim they are actually acting and not being themselves, but characters who are named exactly like them and had their exact same personality.



*** The Sequel [[spoiler: confirms this as canon, as that plot kicks off immediately after they're done filming this movie]]
17th Mar '17 12:42:58 AM TropesForever
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''The Muppets'' is a 2011 feature-length film from 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.

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'' 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.

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''The Muppets'' is a 2011 feature-length film from 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'' ''Music/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.

The plot involves Walter, Walter ([[Creator/MuppetPerformers Peter Linz]]), 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'' 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.
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