1 The Muppet Mindset: Haul-A-Steer, World Premiere, and, above all, Volunteer

Jan 7, 2010

Haul-A-Steer, World Premiere, and, above all, Volunteer



Have you been to the brand new Give a Day, Get a Disney Day website located at disneyparksgive.com? You haven't? Oh, good grief. Fine. I'll wait here while you go. Just go on. Let me know when you're done...

Hmm? Oh. Right. Well, first put in your name and email address--am I going to fast for you? After you've put in your information, put in the info of up to three of your friends (or, if you have no friends, just put in your own info again).

Are you done? Good. Now, go to your email (trust me, it's worth all of this work) and check your junk mail folder--Don't worry, it's from the Muppets. It's safe. Click the linky link and...

BAM! Kermit and Miss Piggy! Right away they're talking to each other about a world premiere/volunteer and all of a sudden--Wha?! Did they just say YOUR NAME?! They did, yes.

This is just another step in Disney's huge push for the Muppets and their "Give a Day. Get a Disney Day." promotion that has been taking the world by storm recently. Unfortunately, the Muppets destroy the website, so it probably won't be storming the world for too much longer--but how awesome is it that the Muppets destroy the website?

Once you've watched Fozzie Haul-A-Steer and the Swedish Chef and Animal don pirate hats, you have the option of choosing three groups of Muppets to help you clean up the site: Animal (in a French maid outfit), Bunsen and Beaker, and Miss Piggy. Whichever one you click is hilarious (and fret not, you'll be able to watch the other two too), but I'm personally quite fond of Animal the French Maid.

Anyway, once your Muppet "cleans up," you're redirected to the site where you put in you and your friends' info. But don't navigate away just yet! Simply hit the back button or reload the page and your treated to even more Muppety goodness! First it's Sam Eagle revealing that you are a spy (I am shocked and appalled at you!) and then if you click back after the session has played through again, it's Gonzo trying to burst through your computer screen with a jet pack (he sadly fails).

Are you having an awesome attack yet? Because you should be. The Muppets are back to their old, destructive selves once again--and Disney's letting them do it all over their website!

What's more, they're also letting the Muppets do it elsewhere in the Disney family. As you all know, they tore down an entire house on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition last Sunday. And exactly a week later (this Sunday, January 10th) they'll be appearing on America's Funniest Home Videos. I only assume they'll be funny on videos in a home in America. But that's just spit-balling.

And starting tomorrow at both Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom and Disneyland, Kermit, Miss Piggy, and Sweetums will be appearing in a daily pre-parade at the parks to honor volunteers who participated in "Give a Day. Get a Disney Day." So they get a free ticket to Disney and they get to be in a parade with the Muppets? This volunteering thing doesn't seem half bad!

So if you find yourself in Walt Disney World or Disneyland anytime this year (after tomorrow) be sure to check out the pre-parade with Kermit and Miss Piggy. And if you're in front of a TV this Sunday night at 7/6c and it's tuned to ABC, be sure to catch the Muppets on America's Funniest Home Videos!












The Muppet Mindset by Ryan Dosier

3 comments:

  1. I cannot get over how awesome that website is, and the fact that I sat and watched Kermit and Piggy arguing over what I, personally, by name, was doing.

    I felt so connected to the Muppets as Sam stared at me and told me to keep my fingers on the keyboard, and as Gono offered to burst through the screen to shake my hand.

    Oh how I wish his shoelace hadn't gotten caught or he'd be here right now!

    Anyway, it's awesome. Thank you *cough* Disney. Thank you Muppets! Thanks for bringing us all the up-to-date news Ryan!

    This comment was brought to you by the confirmation word: tande, which I assume means "Spent a long time in the sun."

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  2. Haha! That Gonzo pic 4 the win!

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  3. I just linked a friend here purely for the entertainment of Animal dressed in a French Maids costume...does that make me a bad person?

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