the muppets


I wasn't sure I cared that much about the new muppets movie even though I owned a Kermit The Frog (one of two commercialized toys I was allowed growing up), loved the movies as a kid, and am a big Jason Segel fan (crush!). I really thought it would be dumb but on the contrary, I found the film to be quite brilliant. With music by Bret Mckenzie, co-writing and starring by Jason Segel, and a cast of endearing characters, The Muppets is the sweetest trip back in time and a delightful escape from real life. I've gotten a few strange looks when I declare my love for this movie but I strongly believe no one should ever grow up all the way. Plus, I am a sucker for a good musical. If you are also a child of the 80's, this movie will feel very nostalgic to you! Any other fans out there?

P.S. Bret & Kermit singing & A Fresh Air interview with the writers.

Photo Zachary Scott for The New York Times Magazine. Via Pigeon Toed.


  1. MUPPETS FOREVER!!!!! I haven’t seen this yet, mostly because I was terrified it would be stupid/ruin the Muppets! Glad to hear it’s a good one!

  2. This movie was the reason for the second time I’ve left my son with someone other than my husband (the other one being Harry Potter). SO WORTH IT. I cried and cried and laughed and then cried some more. I’m a huge fan. HUGE.

  3. I can’t wait to see this movie. I used to live in the same town as brett so I got to see a lot of his shows and they were great so I have high hopes for the music in this movie!

  4. When I was in Mississippi, I lived down the street from the Jim Henson Museum – Kermit is as cool now that I’m an adult as he was when I was a kid!

  5. Oh my gosh, I loved it so much. I cried most of the way through it, it made me so happy. The new Green Album is absolutely amazing, too! The Weezer Rainbow Connection cover gives me goosebumps!

  6. I’ve been dying to see this since before it came out and thought I might have to go by myself until one of my friends said he wanted to see it too.. now we’ve got a date with the Muppets and I can’t wait! They are totally a part of my childhood… I remember sitting with my big tape recorder in front of the TV speaker so I could record the Muppet Show and listen to it on car trips. This is all in the pre-Walkman days, so I would just put the volume on veeery low and lean in close to hear it (and episodes of my other favorite, Fraggle Rock). Gee, I was a bit of a dork, wasn’t I? 😉

  7. It’s definitely something that is worth saving for generations to come, and the reintroduction of the Muppets to new generations is really what this movie is about.

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