One of the greatest aspects of the marketing campaign for The Muppets has been the parody trailers that have been rolling out over the last year. The film is set to release in just about a month and that means it is time for the parodies to end, but not before they get in one more major parody that parodies Paranormal Activity, Twilight, Happy Feet, Puss in Boots… and the first parody trailer from The Muppets… whoa, would that be meta?
Anyways, the new trailer is pretty great. I can’t wait for Thanksgiving!
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.