There’s just 16 days until ‘The Muppets’ make their return to the big screen and I’m really trying not to get sucked into the hype, but I can’t seem to avoid it. I’ve got Muppet fever!
OK, that sounded stupid. Truth is, I’m ridiculously excited for a new Muppet movie that doesn’t blow goats. So far, everything other than Frank Oz’s review of the movie leads me to believe that this is that film.
Today we’ve got a great little clip from the opening musical number. It still feels a little human heavy to me, but I’m holding out hope.
On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world’s biggest Muppet fan, and his friends Gary (Jason Segel) and Mary (Amy Adams) from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) to raze the Muppet Theater and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets’ former stomping grounds. To stage The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever and raise the $10 million needed to save the theater, Walter, Mary and Gary help Kermit reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their separate ways: Fozzie now performs with a Reno casino house band called the Moopets, Miss Piggy is a plus-size fashion editor at Vogue Paris, Animal is in a Santa Barbara clinic for anger management, and Gonzo is a high-powered plumbing magnate.