Friday, December 2, 2011

Friday Fun: The Muppets Movie

Oh my goodness. Have you seen The Muppets yet? We saw it Thanksgiving Eve and fell in love! It is so, so, so delightful. I smiled the whole way through. The songs are great (some are a little strange, but then again they were cowritten by Bret from Flight of the Concords so I think that's to be expected!), the story is wonderful, the humor is on-target, and the whole film is sprinkled with nostalgia and vintage Muppet goodness. Some of the Muppet made-for-tv movies have been disappointing lately, but don't let that stop you from seeing The Muppets. It's everything a Muppet movie should be!!

Here's a snippet from one of my favorite songs, "Life's A Happy Song." Jason Segel is so great in this! I am always surprised by his versatility!

You can listen to the whole song and some of the soundtrack on Spotify!

If you don't like spoilers, don't watch the clip below. It was one of my FAVORITE scenes - I was giggling so much!

The cameos are so great - look for Emily Blunt as Miss Piggie's assistant at Paris Vogue - what a great reference to "The Devil Wears Prada!" I was also delighted to see Jack Black, Zach Galifinakis, Rashida Jones, and so many more great stars!

We can't wait to see it again, probably this weekend! (I am so happy I married a HUUUUUUGE Muppet fan!)

Below, you can watch Jason Segel's Saturday Night Live endearing opening monologue, featuring the Muppets! (It's definitely worth sitting through the Hulu commercials at the beginning to see!)

Before The Muppets, my favorite Muppet movie was Muppets Take Manhattan. That will always hold a special place in my heart, but I am totally enamored with The Muppets and I think it has moved to #1 on my list!! What about you? What did you think of The Muppets or what's your favorite Muppet movie?

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  1. I am so happy to have shared this movie with you and andy!
    Great post, LOVE the new header!

  2. I LOVE the muppets. Especially Animal. :) I'll have to go see this.

  3. Can't wait to see the muppets movie! I find it ironic that the lead guy did a puppet version of dracula in Forgetting Sarah Marshall and now he is doing the Muppets! He must have a secret true love for puppets!


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