the muppets

the year: 2011

the genre: muppets

the plot: with the help of three fans, The Muppets must reunite to save their old theater from a greedy oil tycoon. While it isn't my favorite Muppet movie, it's a nice tribute.

listen for: "Maniacal laugh... maniacal laugh... "

did you know: Kermit's difficulty in finding a guest star for the reunion show parallels the real life history of the Muppets. Until Rudolf Nureyev's appearance in the second season of The Muppet Show, it was very difficult for the producers to find celebrities willing to appear on the show.

extra bonus points: if you can name 8 people with cameo appearances.


Erika said...

Thanks to this post, I will now have "Am I a Man or a Muppet"(..a very manly muppet...) stuck in my head all day!

Cameos, hmm.... Neil Patric Harris, Whoopie Goldberg, Jack Black...

Scott said...

Adding to Erika's list: Mickey Rooney, Alan Arkin, Sarah Silverman, Salena Gomez...I suppose I could go put it on and watch the credits for the rest, but that might be cheating.

Millie Motts said...

Alan Arkin, Bill Cobbs, Zach Galifianakis, Ken Jeong, Jim Parsons, Eddie Pepitone, Kristen Schaal, Sarah Silverman, Eddie Piolin Sotello, James Carville, Whoope Goldberg, Selena Gomez, Neil Patrick Harris, Judd Hirsch, Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Rico Rodriguez, and Mickey Rooney