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9:43 am - 05/17/2011

New Muppet movie poster will give you nightmares

 




Ohhhhhh-hhhhhh, Doc Hopper would foam at the mouth if he saw the newest poster for Jason Segel’s upcoming Muppets movie. The fiendish fast-food magnate (played by Charles Durning) spent the entire 1979 film chasing Kermit as a pitchman for his frogleg dishes, and now look at his little green friend: Kermit has legs! Long legs!

Of course, Kermit and company had legs back then, too, but scenes with Kermit riding a bicycle or Kermit and Fozzie dancing in a saloon were the clunkiest sequences, barely passing the credibility test of a generation ago. “Technology has changed,” Segel told the USA Today. “We’re able to show [the Muppets] doing stuff they hadn’t been able to do before. We’re pretty proud of that.”

The Muppets opens Nov. 23, which might explain the otherwise tepid tagline: “They’re Closer Than You Think.” Or has Segel changed his mind about filming in 3-D?

popwatch.ew.com/2011/05/17/muppets-poster/
lickety_split 17th-May-2011 05:10 pm (UTC)
Miss Piggy is the original HBIC tbh.
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