Title: The Muppets Director: James Bobin Year: 2012 Run time: 1hr 43
I know a lot of people have watched this movie and absolutely loved it because it brings back all their fabulous Muppet-related nostalgia. I feel a bit of a cheat watching this because my Muppet-knowledge extends only to their version of the Christmas Carol, and the occasional Sesame Street crossover. But I still love them anyway, and nothing was going to stop me watching this after a pretty difficult day.
2:04 - Aww, sad muppet. Fair rides are no good anyway! 3:41 - “As long as there are muppets, for me, there is still hope.” 5:54 - That muppet is cleaning his teeth… I didn’t know the muppets had teeth! 8:23 - Oh, if only they did teach that kind of stuff at school. 16:36 - I could go a hotdog right about now. 19:13 - Tex Richman is an awesome name. 22:43 - Laughter, the third greatest gift ever. 30:09 - Did Gonzo always wear pink? 31:28 - In controllllll…. 32:50 - That muppet works at Google! Or worked. 39:00 - Miss Piggy in a beret. 42:04 - What is that mammoth blue thing in the background?? I didn’t see that one in the montage. 50:03 - It’s cute how he calls her Piggy. 52:03 - “Just because you haven’t found your talent yet doesn’t mean you haven’t got one.” 57:19 - Gangsta Fozzie! 1:00:05 - I am taking notes of the thesaurus means of arguing. 1:06:28 - Mr The Frog. 1:09:48 - I need one of those big blue things. 1:11:51 - Best drumroll ever! 1:17:00 - Muppet chickens doing Cee Lo Green is my favourite bit so far. 1:27:55 - Muppet mouth looks funny when it’s whistling. 1:36:54 - He even asked the question at the end.
Oh, it was as good as I thought it’d be. Even the slightly cheesier moments won me over by the characters never taking themselves too seriously and even getting some digs in at the filmmaking process. It made me laugh, it made me aww, it was fun spotting all the cameos and guest stars. Jack Black was great, and they managed to introduce a new muppet without it being awkward at all. Fabulous stuff.
Oh, and it had chickens clucking to Forget You. (Sound’s a bit quiet on this video.)