1 The Muppet Mindset: News Update: March 3, 2011

Mar 3, 2011

News Update: March 3, 2011

NEWS UPDATE: March 3, 2011

This past Tuesday, March 1, Emily Blunt appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on ABC to discuss her upcoming projects, including her role in The Muppets. Unfortunately, she stated that she signed numerous contracts preventing her from revealing which Muppets she worked with or what exactly she did... but she did say that she worked with a whole group of them but not The Swedish Chef. Here, just watch the interview and see for yourself!

This past Sunday was the 83rd Annual Academy Awards hosted by James Franco and Anne Hathaway. As any of you who watched it would know, it was nigh unwatchable thanks to the uninterested Franco and the over-interested Hathaway. In response to this, a new campaign has started on Facebook and Twitter to get The Muppets to host the 2012 Oscars Ceremony. So join the campaign by "Liking" the Facebook page or following on Twitter and hopefully we'll see The Muppets chosen as hosts for next year's ceremony riding off the media blitz from 2011's The Muppets!

Speaking of the Academy Awards, an incredible video of Kermit and Scooter presenting the Academy Award for Best Animated Short at the 1986 Oscars has surfaced. It's absolutely brilliant to see Jim and Richard work the Academy audience and their jokes about not being able to open the envelope is fantastic.

Kermit the Frog, Scooter and Jim Henson at The 58th Academy Awards, 1986 @ Yahoo! Video

If you're like me, which you certainly must be, then you've seen The Muppet Movie more times than you know and you know every joke by heart and every tune has a home on your workout playlist on your iPod. Well then, imagine your (and my) surprise when three different extended clips from The Muppet Movie were posted yesterday on YouTube. They include an extended version of "I Hope That Something Better Comes Along," Dr. Teeth's script reading scene, and, best of all, an alternate extended ending that includes the hilariously wonderful dialogue playing over the credits:

I guess now we have to start saying "Life's like a movie, write your own extended ending."

The Muppet Mindset by Ryan Dosier


  1. I'm not sure how I feel about the Muppets hosting the Awards. I grew up with the Muppets and Sesame Street, and to my knowledge the Muppets never crossed the line with dirty jokes or profanity. The Oscars in recent years were not really family shows. I am skeptical.

  2. Well, Tom, the Muppets could always change all of that. :)

  3. Ryan, I wonder if this is why your trip to L.A. went south, so they didn't have to shield your eyes from the "Muppet Graveyard" Emily talks about!! HAHA! I am getting so excited for this movie, and I love the idea of the Oscars campaign! It makes for great press!