Funny: The Muppets
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Miscellaneous Muppet Moments
- The post-Henson tribute has one within the first three minutes; as the Muppets try to figure out who Jim was, they quite suddenly break the fourth wall .
Robin: Hey, I remember this Jim Henson fella! Yeah, he was always hangin' around!Fozzie: Where? Where?Robin: [Motions toward the Muppeteers below] Uh... down there.[All the Muppets gasp upon seeing their own Muppeteers]Clifford: Hey, who are those guys?!Robin: I dunno, but they're still following us around...Gonzo: Hey, hey, look, look — when we move, they move! Try it![They move randomly, watching their Muppeteers move with them]Fozzie Stop, stop, stop, stop! Let's stop looking at them, even, it's too weird.
- Kermit and Piggy's response to Fox News' claim that the Muppets push a liberal agenda. Kermit points out that they drive around in a gas-guzzling Rolls-Royce... and Piggy says it's as laughable as Fox News claiming that they're news.
- An ad for Cravendale Milkís offer on a Kermit backpack has Kermit showing off the item to Pepe, to which the king prawn replies...
Pepe: "I've got a magic potato, okay." **PEPE PULLS OUT A POTATO THAT MAGICALLY FLOATS ABOVE HIS HAND**
- This commercial for Swim A Thon featuring Scooter. Especially the ending.
- Behind the scenes of the 2011 movie, Kermit and Bret Mc Kenzie are singing "Life's a Happy Song," and towards the end Kermit starts going Off the Rails.
Kermit: Oh, life's a bottle of flies! Life's a bunch of crickets! Life's a taco! Life's a pizza!
- The Muppets attempting to help Lindsey Stirling and Josh Groban sing "Pure Imagination" is a hysterical comedy of errors.
- I'm going to kill this joke until it dies.
- LOGIC FTW
The Muppets 2011 film
- All the spoof trailers, but especially the one that makes it out to be a typical cheesy romantic comedy, until they start listing the cast..."Are there Muppets in this movie?!"
- The original songs contain awkward or out-of-place lyrics that fans of Flight of the Conchords will be familiar with.
Mary: It's never me and him. It's always me and him... and him!
- Only Gonzo would give his plumbing factory a Self-Destruct Mechanism. Triggered by a Big Red Button. Labeled, "Automatic Destroy Plumbing Business Button."
Fozzie: That looked like an expensive explosion. I can't believe we had that in the budget.
- Even better, the explosion is completely offscreen, implying that they didn't have the budget for it.
- Fart shoes.
- Mary and her fixation on wishing Gary would propose to her after 10 years together. She's so completely dramatic about it.
- During the "Man Or A Muppet" number, Gary and Walter sing about being at the crossroads of their lives and about how they need to choose whether they're "men or Muppets." In Gary's reflection, there is a Muppet version of him. In Walter's reflection, the audience expects to see the human version of him played by a live actor, and, apparently, get... Jim Parsons.
- The fact that Parsons' role was kept secret until the film's release is pretty impressive.
- Even better, Parsons walks in as Walter's reflection with a look that says "What the HECK am I doing here?" before he sings.
- "Muppet Man."
- When Rowlf complains that he wasn't included in the Time-Compression Montage ('I thought my story was pretty interesting'), we see what he was doing: Taking a nap in a hammock.
Kermit: Rowlf.Rowlf: . . . Huh?Kermit: Wanna get back together?Rowlf: Okay.Kermit: [nodding] Great.
Rowlf: [chuckling and shaking his head] Classic.
- And immediately after:
- The credits sequence has Kermit and Miss Piggy taking time to step out of the limelight; more specifically, how it gets on the news.
Miss Piggy: "I'm so happy for us, Kermie! Let's share our happiness with the top 10 news publications!"
- Walter urges Kermit to bring back the Muppets: 'you give people the greatest gift that can ever be given!'
Kermit: Children?Walter: No - the other gift.Kermit (thinking hard): Ice cream?Walter: No, no. After that!Kermit: ...Laughter?Walter: Yes! The third-greatest gift ever!
- Tex Richman does a rap. No, really. And it's actually good!
Tex Richman: My answer is no.Kermit: Well, you could have just said that.
- And it's a sing-along. With a bouncing ball!
- With Las Vegas dancers for a chorus!
- Watch them when they're ushered out of the song: they all look fairy nonplussed, one of them is drinking something, another starts eating a bag of chips, and another is texting on her phone.
- The Barber Shop Quartet scene where Beaker pops up with an axe, and the rest of the Muppets just stare at him awkwardly. The song they're doing is Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit". That was great, when they hold up towels with the lyrics Beaker's says "MEE MEE MEE MO" on it.
- Scooter has an attack of nerves when he has to suddenly MC in Kermit's place. Kermit advises him to do what Kermit does: Imagine the Audience Naked.
Scooter: (stuttering and nervous) Y-y-y-y-YOU'RE ALL NAKED. (cut to shot of the audience in boxers and tank tops) ... Well, almost.
- Beauregard has apparently been cleaning one closet of the Muppet Theater the entire time since the show ended, and never realized they all left!
- Walter's epic scream montage.
- In the TV spot, Mary asked Gary if they could go grab lunch while waiting for Walter to silence.
- Any montage scene that takes place.
- 80's Robot. That is all.
- Especially when he looks up where Fozzie is with his modem... which promptly loudly screeches and tortures everyone in the car.
- "Would you like some Tab or New Coke?"
- "Not now, 80s Robot."
- Crazy Harry being so out of practice he blew himself up instead of the dynamite.
- Jack Black who spends his appearance on the telethon tied to a chair.
Jack Black: You're ruining one of the greatest songs of all time!
- Especially the Barbershop Quartet number where he's both unhappy it's a barbershop quartet but actually starts complaining when they perform "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
Piggy:You inspire them, Kermie.Kermit: I inspire them to kidnap people!?Piggy: To work together!Kermit: To kidnap people!?
- And then they shrink his head.
- Also right after the Muppets kidnap him
Fozzie: But, Kermit, which is more illegal? Briefly inconveniencing Jack Black, or destroying the Muppets?Kermit: KIDNAPPING JACK BLACK, FOZZIE!
- Also right after the kidnapping, we get this little exchange.
Lew Zealand: Mister The Frog, we all agreed a celebrity is not a people."
- And then there's this line:
- Punch Teacher. Especially the executives wondering why they were being sued over it.
- The Swedish Chef's lyrics in the sentimental "Pictures In My Head": complete gibberish slotted into an otherwise serious song with subtitles containing Latin, crossed-out "O"s!
- Made funnier by the fact that the swedish language doesn't even use that letter - Danish does! But the chef has confused Denmark and Sweden before.
- The Muppets' initial audience being a single hobo named Hobo Joe and his fire, as well as Joe's vocal displeasure at the Muppets saying there's no one in the audience, as well as some of his friends joining him and carrying Jack Black off as their king at the end.
- "Travel by map."
- Neil Patrick Harris in the telethon box. "No, I don't know why I'm not hosting this."
- Kermit's reaction to Whoopi Goldberg, Selena Gomez and ... some random kid (actually Modern Family star Rico Rodriguez) entering the telethon.
Selena: I don't know who you guys are. I'm here 'cause my agent told me to come.Rico: Are you one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?
- As well as Selena and Rico having no idea who the Muppets are.
"Yyyyes I am! Now let me show you how you can help!"
- Kermit's subsequent, overeager answer sells it:
- As Miss Piggy prepares the kidnapping of Jack Black
Jack Black: Oh hey Animal. What are you doing here.
- During the cleaning montage, the Swedish Chef finds the refrigerator filled with mold and filth... some of it moving. What does our favorite Muppet Chef do? Why, use a flamethrower to clean out the filth, of course.
Swedish Chef: Seehurloodurrmurrleedlefrind!
- The Suspiciously Specific Denial about Tex Richman's Heel-Face Turn.
- The song "Me Party," mainly because of the restaurant patrons' complete and total obliviousness to Mary's song and dance.
- Piggy sings this with a table of talking Muppet food in her dressing room including a lot of pastries. Why is the food there? 1.) Because she's lonely, and 2.) she's a pig!
- The ending of "Life's a Happy Song," where, as soon as Gary, Mary, and Walter leave on the bus, the crowd lets out a relieved "They're gone!" and collapses.
- Also during this song we get Willie Nelson singing "Life is full of Highs" and a couple of other people singing that "Life is a fillet of fish" to which Walter and Gary can only reply with... "Yes, yes it is".
- The second performance has Tex Richman loudly remind everyone that they sang it already. Nobody seems to care.
- After you watch the telethon, you realize that it's very much exactly like how a regular episode of The Muppet Show would play out, save maybe for Jack Black being tied to a chair and doing nothing but complaining, and the money counter hanging throughout! It takes up nearly the same amount of time as a regular episode in the course of the film too, even though in-universe, it takes up two hours!
Jack Black: I'm being held captive by these weirdos!Statler: Now you know how we've felt for the past forty years!
- "Maniacal laugh!"
- "MANIACAL LAUGH!"
- At the end, Gary finally proposes to Mary and she replies:
- When Gary, Mary, and Walter start looking for Kermit:
Mary: How do we find Kermit? Nobody's seen him in years.(the gang passes a man selling Hot Star Maps in front of Pink's Hot Dogs)Walter: (gasps) Wait, stop the car! I have an idea.(cut to the trio eating some chili dogs)Gary: These are delicious! Great idea, Walter.
- According to the commentary, this was the first scene written.
- When '80s Robot uses his modem to locate the other Muppets, we get some loud beeping and static, making Kermit, Walter, Gary, and Mary react and cover their ears, with this line from Gary:
"Oh, stop it! In the name of all that's sacred, let it end!"
- Every second Emily Blunt, parodying her turn in The Devil Wears Prada, appears on screen.
The Muppets 2015 TV show
- From the YouTube version of the pilot:
Narrator: Here it is. You got what you wanted. Please stop yelling at us.
- The pilot itself has some rather hilarious moments, such as Miss Piggy not recognizing Gonzo and calling him "Gary" instead. Later, Kermit finds out that she's dating Topher Grace.
Kermit: Wait, so you two are... I mean you're...
Miss Piggy: What, me and Topher? OH yeah! TMZ's calling us "Tophiggy"! Well, good luck with the show, kids! Ciao! (she leaves)
Kermit: We're screwed, Gary.
- On the one hand: the show is going to happen. Other hand: Piggy is back and she and Kermit are a bit tense.
Kermit: Yeah, I've made my life a bacon-wrapped hell on Earth.Gonzo: Yep! Congratulations.
Kermit: Yeah, I've made my life a bacon-wrapped hell on Earth.
- The actual pilot's version is pretty funny too:
Sam the Eagle: Can't say "hell".
- Nobody remembers who Chip is, even Chip himself!
Chip: Guys, was I in Muppet Treasure Island?
- During a promo, Kermit is going over a scene with a new star. Then he turns and notices Nathan Fillion coming out of Miss Piggy's trailer with messy hair and a ruffled shirt. Kermit doesn't say a word, but you can tell he's very angry about that.
- During a promo, Miss Piggy is doing a talk, but suddenly asks to cut. It turns out she's distracted by Nathan Fillion's ass. Said celebrity accepts this explanation, as if it happens all the time.
- The promo with Clark Gregg of Agents of S-period-H-period-I-period-E-period-L-period-D-period, which is Pepe trying to get Clark to come clean about everything happening in the next season, leading to Clark calling in "Agent Animal".
- The entire scene with Elizabeth Banks and Scooter in the tour cart.
- Fozzie and his girlfriend's parents, made better by her father being played by Jere Burns fresh off his role as Wynn Duffy.
Carl: If you have kids, where would they go to the bathroom, in the woods?Fozzie: Okay, that is an offensive stereotype!
- The dig at Miss Piggy's weight in this exchange.
Kermit: Uh, moving on... Bobo?Bobo: Yes sir?Kermit: Listen, next time we do a sketch where Piggy flies across the stage, I think we should choose a wire that actually supports her weight.Bobo: Huh? Should've worked. It was a cable from a wrecking ball.
- Janice on Piggy's guest band:
Janice: You know, their original name was Imagine Dragons.Floyd: But that is their name.Janice: Yeah, they kept it.
- Fozzie introducing Up Late with Miss Piggy while reading from cue cards held by Sweetums, who seems to be holding them out of order:
Featuring the Electric Mayhem! Dr. Teeth and The! ...Electric Mayhem.
- Fozzie's comment about his online dating profile.
- Dancing With The Tsars and Kermit's reaction to it.
Gonzo: So any notes?Kermit: I hate everything about it.Gonzo: (happily) Only one note! (Rizzo and Pepe nod while Kermit sighs)
- "You don't have to make a joke every time you come into the writer's room... Lord knows these guys don't."
- Uncle Deadly getting a lint roller stuck to Kermit.
- Kermit sets up Miss Piggy with Josh Groban and her behavior starts to drag down the show's quality. How does Kermit get things back to normal and get her to break up with him? By placing "Josh Groban presents" above her show's title on the giant poster of it in the backlot. Her reaction seals the deal.
- Kermit's "Bye bye" to Groban is just as great.
- Laurence Fishburne's cameo in this scene.
Kermit: Hey, hey, [Laurence], when are you gonna come do the show?Laurence: Well, if it keeps on sucking like it did last night, NEVER! *drives off*
- And later on in that scene:
Laurence: Kermit?Kermit: Yeah?Laurence: I just wanted to say I'm sorry about what I said about your show sucking.Kermit: Yeah.Laurence: I just had a really rough night yesterday.Kermit: Oh, I'm sorry, what happened?Laurence: I watched your show, and it sucked! *drives off again, laughing this time*
- And later on in that scene:
- Reza Aslan's You Have Got to Be Kidding Me! face when Piggy asks why he didn't get more creative with history. Plus Kermit's Face Palm the entire time.
- Big Mean Carl the receptionist.
Big Mean Carl: He wants to see you! At his house!Fozzie: Was he angry or is that just you?Big Mean Carl: I take messages! I don't judge tone!
- The first scene has Scooter interrupt a meeting to tell them Piggy is in a bad mood. Kermit thinks he's overreacting. Uncle Deadly says it's a code red. Cue Mass "Oh, Crap!".
Kermit: Green means calm, but we've never had a green. Yellow; she's in tears. Orange; I'm in tears. And red? By the time she's made eye contact with you it's already too late!
- Later Kermit explains via Confession Cam what each color means.
Uncle Deadly: No please, I've woven such a cocoon of lies that she doesn't know her size, weight, or even how old she is.
- During Piggy's rampage, Kermit, Scooter, and Uncle Deadly hide under a desk and Kermit asks Deadly if Piggy saw the tags on her wardrobe and found out what size she is.
"Who replaced my thick sharpies with fine-tipped sharpies?! I'm signing autographs, not writing the Bible on a grain of rice!""Look at this nonsense! Pencils, highlighters, a backscratcher?! If you're itchy, take care of it at home!"
- That being said, the things Piggy shouts during her tirade are pretty funny as well.
- Pepe signing the birthday card for everyone with four or five pens simultaneously, and his follow-up comment that it takes him ten seconds to get clean in the shower.
- The subplot of Fozzie stealing Jay Leno's candy dish. Made even funnier by the fact that Leno later reveals that he stole that candy dish from George Carlin.
- When Piggy gets a hot stone massage, the Swedish Chef walks by and comments "Somebody's cookin' da bacon!?"
- Tying in with 'the band is always happy' gag from the pilot promo, Scooter has a solution to help Bobo with his daughter's cookie sales: sell to the band who have a serious case of the munchies.
Animal: More boxes! More boxes!Bobo: *counting money* More boxes? Screw the mountain bike, my daughter's getting a Prius! Hehehehehe!
- The video of Piggy falling in the cake, and the fact that Gonzo was able to get it past Kermit.
- Christina suggest playing it in slow motion for the audience much to Piggy's obvious disapproval making it even funnier.
- The mention of Piggy's Japanese sock commercial: "Sock it to me, sexy boys!" Her correction makes it even funnier.
Piggy: And the line was "Sex it to me, socky boys!"
- Fozzie getting hit with a dart and acting drunk.
- Kermit saying that he licked his cousin once and the walls started melting.
- Everything involving Chip, the I.T. guy, and the fact that not even the Muppets themselves remember him. Even more hilariously, he's an Author Avatar of Bill Prady.
- Piggy getting arrested for trying to film Christina Applegate getting "pranked".
- Fozzie struggling to hang up on Kermit, somehow ending up on Angry Birds.
Kermit: (exasperated, to the camera, as Fozzie gets gas over the phone) ...it's been 30 minutes...
- Liam Hemsworth referring to Gonzo as an "elephant beaver".
- Fozzie launching T-shirts into the audience, but one of them malfunctions and then he accidentally shoots it at Statler, flinging him into the row behind him.
Pepe: Hey, look at me, I'm Bradley Cooper!
- And later Pepe is sent to find his dentures which, once found, he promptly tries on.
- The entire karaoke scene, but special mention goes to Swedish Chef singing Rapper's Delight and Sam's less-than-inspired rendition of "Wind Beneath My Wings" which ends with him dropping the mic and leaving the stage.
- When Kermit calls everyone to a meeting after the epic night out, he spots Bunsen and Beaker wearing each others clothes.
- Just the sight of the Muppets hung over has to be one of the most funny things ever, especially Kermit's irritated reaction to it.
- The fact that Sam might have feelings for Janice.
- Speaking of Janice...
Janice: Hey Kermit, there's this lecture on astral projection next Friday.
Kermit: Oh, so you'd like the day off to go see it?
Janice: No, I'll be here. I just thought I should tell you that I'll be there, too.
- Fozzie going back to Statler's hospital room, only to find him replaced with a pillow with a note saying "Sucker!" taped to it. Cue Big "NO!" from him.
- Beaker's impression of Miss Piggy.
- Scooter without his glasses. His tiny eyes are very funny, but at the same time, a little creepy.
- According to the rat Yolanda, Ed Helms sat on her lap. She couldn't breathe but she still thought it was fun.
- Miss Piggy gives Reese Witherspoon a genuine, heartfelt apology for their public feud at the house building site. In song.
- Reese's WTF face throughout is something to see to believe.
- Kermit lamenting on how the budget for that number could've built two houses.
- Reese Witherspoon gloating about how she did all her own walking in Wild, but what makes it even funnier is the self-satisfied smirk she gives.
- Just before that, Reese tells Piggy that this isn't a competition... then immediately turns that around and says that Piggy's going down.
- Piggy's "construction working" consists of hammering (with a bedazzled hammer, no less) a Port-a-Potty, with someone inside it.
- As payback for Fozzie making jokes about her during a standup act, Becky does a few of her own with a group of Muppets, culminating in them all singing "True Colors" to Fozzie because that song always makes him cry. As he gives a reflection afterwards Zoot comes in playing the song on saxophone. Fozzie then remarks that it sounds hauntingly beautiful on sax.
- "I grew up on a farm! I built cows and milked fences!"
- Fozzie's attempt to go back to his old material backfires horribly:
Fozzie: So, it's a gaggle of geese, a pod of whales, and... what is it for buffalo?Random Guy In The Audience: GET OFF THE STAGE!
- This glorious line from Reese:
You know what my ringtone is? The sound of people clapping when I won my Oscar. KABOOM!
- The B-plot is the Electric Mayhem taking Kristin Chenoweth with them for Floyd's parents' anniversary. Suddenly they start arguing for no apparent reason and towards the end realize that Kristin is indirectly causing the arguing. So they leave her stranded on the side of the road.
Floyd: (to Dr. Teeth) You think the whole world revolves around you, but it doesn't. It revolves around the moon, and that's why we have winter!
- This gem from the argument:
- "Uh, question about my seat belt. I think it's just a guitar strap, uh, connected to nothing..."
- Animal practically forcing Kristin to have some Funyuns.
- Scooter's commentary on Kermit's plate.
- After showing off her framed thank you letter (from Queen Elizabeth, for the GoPro she got), Miss Piggy promptly drops it after Kermit reveals he needs her help getting a gift for Denise:
Miss Piggy: So, who's your gift for, your mother, your aunt?Kermit: My girlfriend.Miss Piggy: (SMASH!) Oh, how sweet...
- Bonus points for the look of frozen pseudo-happiness on her face.
- "Okay, so you just made the word 'gift' sound weird now."
- Pepe asking Cheryl if she wants to meet him by the oopsie bin.
- Kermit on not having anything good to give Denise for their anniversary.
Kermit: The only thing I have to give her is a punch card from Cinnabon, and Iím still seven Cinnabons away from a free Bon. Thatís not a gift! Thatís a burden!
- The entire Cold Open, but special mention goes to Kermit saying Patrick Dempsey can't come to the show and has to be replaced by a stick of butter. Rizzo then tweets that Piggy will be on the show dreaming that she's making out with said stick of butter.
- The Humiliation Conga suffered while the show is under Scooter's guidance.
- What Scooter thinks is the oldest saying in Hollywood:
"This is where we should put Hollywood."
- Scooter accidentally calling Kermit his father.
- This exchange:
Kermit: Pepe, Rizzo, stop messing with Chip!Chip: They were messing with me? I have friends!
- "Learn a new song!"
- Miss Piggy sobbing over her ruined winter wardrobe.
- The episode ends with Kermit in the swamp he built in his backyard playing "The Rainbow Connection"... excluding a brief interruption:
Kermit: (singing) Why are there so many song about rainbows-Kermit's Neighbor: (offscreen) LEARN A NEW SONG!Kermit: (yelling) Chill out, Phil! (sigh) (resumes singing) And what's on the other side?
- Early on, Kermit gives a little speech about Fozzie... then it's revealed that hes actually talking to Bobo, who thought it was just a Confession Cam segment and wasn't listening. It happens again later on with Sam.
- "TOO MUCH SUGAR!!!"
- Floyd, Janice and Zoot thinking that Kermit has been replaced by a robot. In The Stinger they set up a test to see if it's true - a plate of cookies with a sign reading "Free Cookies for Robots". Kermit skips the cookies and has a banana instead, but then Animal eats the cookies, and the others now think he's a robot.
- Fozzie shooting identification ads for various cities in ridiculous costumes. He wears a Benjamin Franklin costume for Philadelphia, an Elvis costume for Memphis, and a Viking helmet for Minneapolis/St. Paul.
- During his date with Chelsea Handler, Scooter starts spouting useless trivia about her that he learned from her page on That Other Wiki.
- The sheer utter ridiculousness of the setup, with dorky Man Child Scooter falling madly in love with Chelsea Handler. And Chelsea actually being into him, to the point of not wanting to scare him off by rushing things:
Chelsea Handler: I could go back to my high school moves.Scooter: Erm...how about junior high?