Mar 22, 2012
News Update: March 22, 2012
The promotional engine for The Muppets on Blu-ray/DVD just won't cool off! After a week of awesome appearances last week, we have even more incredible videos to share as the Muppets pop up all over the place to get people to buy their movie. First up is a hysterical video of Kermit, Miss Piggy, and Walter as they visit the offices of Entertainment Weekly magazine to meet with their editors. Kermit is trying to hold these two together as Piggy throws a tantrum and Walter is giddy about throwing a tantrum. Walter completely steals the show here as he shows that his fandom expands past Muppets. Watch and see for yourself!
Last week Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy appeared on The View to talk about the movie, their relationship, and the other usual things people talk to frogs and pigs about. This is also yet another moment when Whoopi Goldberg shares screen time with the Muppets. Has anyone checked to see if she's the person with the most number of Muppet appearances?
Miss Piggy appeared on CBS's The Talk yesterday alongside the likes of Sharon Osbourne and Julie Chen. Piggy completely rules this conversation, talking about her favorite duets, how beautiful she looks in high-definition, getting super jealous, and starting a cat fight with Sharon Osbourne. The whole appearance can be seen on The Talk's website, but a great highlight clip is below.
Yesterday ended up being a huge day for Muppets on TV as Statler and Waldorf made a surprise appearance on E!'s The Soup hosted by Joel McHale. If you don't know, The Soup is a show where Joel McHale essentially heckles some of the strangest and stupidest moments in TV from the past week. It only makes sense to have Statler and Waldorf join the fun and heckle Joel. But the best part came in an exclusive webisode of The Soup in which Statler and Waldorf take over for Joel and heckle a bunch of old-time TV shows. It's absolutely hysterical. Watch it!!
My favorite appearance of the week (possibly one of my favorite Muppet appearances ever) came late last night when Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem completely rocked the house on Jimmy Kimmel Live on ABC. Dr. Teeth and the band stopped by to perform "Can You Picture That?" with the added bonus of Travis Barker, the drummer from Blink 182, joining the fun. Barker and Animal engage in an awesome drum battle, but the highlight here is the incredible performances from Bill Barretta (Dr. Teeth, Matt Vogel (Floyd Pepper), David Rudman (Janice), Dave Goelz (Zoot), and Eric Jacobson (Animal). Bill's Dr. Teeth is amazingly spot-on and Matt's Floyd is amazing. How unbelievably cool is it that Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem appeared on a late night talk show, performing their most famous song, in 2012? I'm just blown away and so thrilled to have the Electric Mayhem back!!
Finally, in the most important moment of the week, possibly of 2012 so far, The Muppets received their very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday! Walt Disney Studios president Rich Ross, The Jim Henson Company CEOs Lisa Henson and Brian Henson, plus MUPPETS! Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo the Great, Animal, Pepe the King Prawn, Sweetums, and Walter were all present for the unveiling of the star. This star is recognition of not only the Muppets new-found fame, but everything they've ever done. It is recognition of Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Bill Barretta, Eric Jacobson, Matt Vogel, David Rudman, Peter Linz, and countless others who have contributed to their success. I am so, so proud to be a Muppet fan and thrilled for all of the unbelievably talented Muppet performers who made this star possible after so many years. Below is video coverage of the ceremony and some awesome pictures via Disney and StitchKindgom.com.
What a great time it is to be a Muppet fan.
The Muppet Mindset by Ryan Dosier, firstname.lastname@example.org