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The Muppets Take Fox News



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  • Pwned by a pig and a frog.

    But enough about Wendy and Rupert…


    The movie’s not really worth seeing, but some of the songs are by Bret McKenzie and they’re pretty good.

    • Murc

      The movie’s not really worth seeing

      You shut your filthy Muppet-hating mouth. The movie was amazing. It had a number of flaws (John Seavey does a good job of laying them out) but it touched my childhood in all the right ways.

      80’s Robot alone would have sold the movie to me.

      • After the set-up and the opening number (with that song) I was wondering if it was going to be the greatest Muppet-related enterprise ever.

      • Icarus Wright

        Muppet lover. Go back to Sesame Street.

        • Murc

          Muppet lover.

          Also a brony.

          Care to make something of it?

          • Anonymous

            Don’t taze me, brony!

            • Um, I’m Anonymous.

              • Furious Jorge

                We are all Anonymous!

                • Hogan

                  I’m Anonymous and so is my wife!

          • Dirk Gently

            Goodness, I’ve found my entirely platonic LGM soulmate.

          • Aaron


      • Wrye

        I think I disagree with Seavey’s main point – I think the movie comes as close as it can to saying that Jim Henson’s death was what drove the Muppets to break up – or at least what led Kermit to passively accept the breakup – without spelling it out explicitly. (Jim’s picture on the wall, and the fact that he existed as a separate character Muppet contiinuity, are key points here). Kermit’s characterization in the film reminded me very much of someone coming out of a long period of grief over the loss of a close friend – he’s an older Kermit, hesitant and unsure, and not at all the youthful idealist we’ve seen before.

        Of course that’s all subtext, so other interpretations are certainly possible. But I think it makes the movie richer.

      • I could done with more Muppet Show and less human romantic subplot.

  • Muppets know puppets, so they have expertise on Fox News.

  • Surreal American

    Really? Eric Bolling is the hill on which Big Hollywood wants to die? Works for me!

  • Fighting Words

    This is when you have to ask yourself, “are you a man or a muppet?”

    • Spud

      This is when you have to ask yourself, “are you a man or a muppet?”

      Raises furry felt fist up high.

      • zomg, FURRIES!

        • Hogeye Grex

          Sez teh chick wit da bunny ears.

  • Spud

    Somewhere in heaven Jim Henson is chuckling. [If ever a man deserved some form of sainthood, it is Jim]

    Conservatives never loved Jim’s progeny. They probably never will. Their loss, the world’s gain.

    Sesame Street was designed to teach urban (largely minority) kids to read at a level to catch up with their suburban counterparts. No conservative would ever consider such a thing to be worthy of merit.

    The appeal of the Muppets comes from a very liberal, pluralistic, deeply humanistic view of the world.

    Right now we have some of the most bigoted, mean-spirited, fanatical, bunch of people ever to call themselves the conservative mainstream. If they are annoyed by clever puppets, they have no fucking soul.

    • JohnR

      If they are annoyed by clever puppets, they have no fucking soul.

      They are annoyed by clever puppets. QED.

  • wengler

    Someone had to be dumb enough to think getting into a fight with Miss Piggy was a good move.

  • c u n d gulag

    Once again, The Muppets prove that they’re smarter and funnier than the puppets at FOX News!

    And any resemblance between Kermit and Chris Wallace, and Miss Piggy and Bill O’Reilly, are purely incidental.

    And I think The Cookie Monster has a separate eye-brow, unlike Sean Hannity.

  • Surreal American

    New job requirement for Fox News host:

    Must be smarter than felt.

    • wengler

      See ya later Fox and Friends!

    • Mister Piggy

      Rearrange the letters in “felt” and you get “left”.


      The libtards are beholden to big textile lobbyists!

    • Malaclypse

      Must be smarter dumber than felt.

      Smarter than Piggy, and they might feel shame.

    • Davis X. Machina

      On the other hand, saying someone else’s words, while someone else’s hand is shoved up your ass….

      I’m surprised there hasn’t been more cross-over

    • Njorl

      Similar to the requirements for Bill O’Reilly’s new assistant:

      Must be smarter, then felt.

  • Surreal American

    Before we mock Fox News too much, let’s be mindful that the Muppets have some expertise in the news business. After all, Kermit the Frog is a veteran news reporter:


  • DrDick

    Truly classic and the perfect response.

  • Western Dave

    Can we have a brony thread please?

    • Dirk Gently

      We’ll just start our own. Here, I’ll get the ball rolling:

      I had to suppress my squee at canon Derpy because I was watching it with my four year old daughter on Youtube. After she went to bed I had a total freakout and called my brother, interrupting his dinner party…he put me on speaker phone, much to everyone’s delight.

      • Murc

        Poor Applejack. She finally gets her first episode since Applebuck Season and two minutes in all anyone can do is go OH MY GOD DERPY IS CANON AAAAAAAAAA.

        Also, your brother sounds kind of awesome. “No, no, of course you’re not on speaker. Please, tell me more about Derpy.”

        • Aaron

          In other news, DERPY IS CANON AAAAAHHHH

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