Holy crap I wish they had put this scene in the movie. I love Beaker and this scene is great. I guess that is what Blu-Rays are for, so that we can see the deleted scenes and judge for ourselves. I vote for this to have been in. Pick it up for yourself (which launches March 20th).
In the meantime, you will just have to make do with this deleted scene about Head Bowling.
This is a travesty!!
In the meantime, it’s Walter to the rescue in this deleted scene from the Blu-Ray.
Statler: Hey Waldorf, what was you favorite part? Waldorf: The credits! Both: Dohohohohoh!
Just when you thought you were done with The Muppets, ladies and gentleman, I bring you : The Muppets Blu-Ray dropping in stores March 20th
And of course we are running a contest to give a Blu-Ray to 5 lucky winners. To whet your appetite and get you in the mood to go and buy one of these bad boys, behold the official Blu-Ray trailer!
We are in full Muppets mode here. And why the hell not?
The movie delivered on all the levels it possible could. Young, not-so-young, jaded old men and even ones who have never been exposed to the awesome that is Muppets have all been converted and are singing the movie’s praises loudly.
In our continuing feature, we bring you another nifty little thing featuring The Muppets.
Minimalistic movie posters have been around for a bit as a meme and has produced some very interesting and in some cases, quite spectacular results.The image below is not exactly a full poster, however it has the makings of one.
What it does do is give us Minimalist Muppets which is pretty damn awesome in my books. They are smart and so well done and I am an instant fan.
Special shout-out to @lauraroni for sending these my way. Thanks a bunch!
It’s time to play the music! It’s time to light the lights! It’s time to get things re-started again with The Muppets, and oh boy, how we missed them so!
Kermit the Frog and the gang are back on the big screen for the first time since Muppets From Space (1999). That one didn’t do so well and we weren’t sure we were ever going to see them in a big screen movie again. And what with Pixar, 3D, Imax and the age of ironic detachment and foul humor, it appeared that a puppet show was something that would stay forever in the 20th century, never to be seen again.
But here they are.
Wicked, winning, corny, fresh and in a delightfully self-aware musical all set to revitalize their franchise.
singing and dancing down the street in a good old-fashioned number that feels like memories
We start in Smalltown, U.S.A. where Gary (Jason Segel) and his best bud Walter grew up and have lived their entire lives. Correction: Walter hasn’t grown so much (at all, actually) since he’s a muppet, only he doesn’t know he’s a muppet although he knows he hasn’t grown any because he’s still not tall enough to ride on the roller coaster at the fair. Gary’s girlfriend is Mary (could it be any other name?) and for their 10-year anniversary, Gary has purchased round-trip tickets for all three of them to take a bus ride out to Hollywood so they can tour Muppet studios — but not before they go singing and dancing down the street in a good old-fashioned number that feels like memories. Cameos are staples within the Muppet franchise, and so it’s appropriate that Mickey Rooney makes one of the first one in the film’s opening sequence.
Mary (Amy Adams) loves Gary (not simply because their names rhyme, that would be shallow) but she wonders about when Gary will finally propose to her and also if they could get some time alone without Walter, who she loves as well, but cheese whiz, he’s always around!
Once in Hollywood, the trio discovers that Muppet studios are closed and in another terrific cameo, Alan Arkin plays their tour guide. “That’s Kermit’s old office”, pointing to the dusty old store-front, “you should really come and visit it sometime”.
Walter is just too curious at the discovery of the Muppets, who uncannily remind him of himself. He sneaks into Kermit’s office, taking in the pictures on the wall through all those cobwebs and dust but quickly hides as a back door opens suddenly with Statler and Waldorf entering the room with millionaire oilman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper). There’s oil under Muppet studios, and Tex wants at it. Statler and Waldorf show him the deed to Muppet studios and (wouldn’t you know it) unless the Muppets can come up with $10 million smackeroos by like, next week, it’ll belong to Tex.
The problem? The Muppets went their separate ways long ago. Fozzie’s with a third-rate Muppets tribute act in Reno called the Moopets; Gonzo’s the owner of a highly successful plumbing business; Miss Piggy‘s in Paris running the plus-sized part of Vogue, (of course); Animal’s in anger management with Jack Black; and of course, there’s Kermit, who Gary, Mary and Walter search for first in order to tell him about Tex Richman’s dastardly plans. Hearing this, Kermit decides to round up the old gang and hold a live telethon on TV in order to raise the money they need to save Muppet studios. Kermit, incidentally, still lives in the big old house he once shared with Piggy, and along with Gonzo they could probably kick in the money that’s needed since they appear to be the 1%’ers in the bunch, but nevermind, “it would be a short movie then”!
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That’s the easy peasy plot of it, a clothesline for Muppet hijinks and sweet little musical numbers – new tunes by Bret Mackenzie (Flight of the Conchords) - like the re-staging of “Rainbow Connection” with Kermit and Piggy that left audience members choking back tears and hugging themselves. Is there a place in today’s world for something as corny and delightful as the Muppets?
Of course there is! They’re needed now more than ever, and The Muppets succeeds at bridging the divide between old and young, and what a fascinating experience watching this movie was as it introduces itself to a whole new generation while properly tugging at the heart-strings of adult viewers.
Jason Segel and Amy Adams do a great job of being the kind of human characters that fit like a glove in the world of the Muppets. Chris Cooper as Tex chews up the scenery nice and good and I suppose I could complain or make fun of his wild and wacky rap number, but that’s small potatoes. Besides, it’s a number that young kids will understand and appreciate even if it’s as humorously ridiculous as it is.
Amazing, in today’s world of CGI and sarcasm how true-to-life our Muppet friends seem to us. They are as we remember them – still hand puppets; still doing wondrous things that make us ask: “How did they do that?” in the same way we remember asking ‘how?’ when Kermit rode his bicycle in their first movie. Like us, they share the same qualities: they’re funny, self-aware, filled with hope, and do their best to rise above, carry on and believe in themselves.
The Muppets is filled with laughter and warmth, some super-sweet cameos that I won’t give away here, and now that they’re back let’s hope they’re here to stay.
We are trucking along to the November 23rd opening date of The Muppets movie with our Xavierpop 10 Days of Muppets tribute. Surprisingly, for something that has been around for 40 years, a lot of of folks don’t know the history of the Muppets and how they came to be. Created by the genius that was Jim Henson, the Muppets tend to bring out the best of us. Check out this video below and you might just see why.