Posts tagged "muppets"

Watch This: Celine Dion Finally Reveals Her Muppet Crush

I can’t believe I still haven’t seen “Muppets Most Wanted.” Not only does it feature all my favorite Muppets, it’s got two of my favorite comedians, Ricky Gervais and Tina Fey, and a cameo from my favorite singer of all time, Celine Dion. Life dream status. Anyway, while doing press for the movie, Celine answered…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 25, 2014

Tina Fey On Being A Four-Eyed Sex Symbol: “I Tend To Look Like Tootsie”

“People certainly have a thing about the glasses. Liz Lemon wore them all the time, and I wore them on ‘Weekend Update’ to see the cue cards. The ones I wore on ’30 Rock’ were fake, but I kept borrowing them for years—I’d take them home and go to the movies. I finally realized they…

Ami Angelowicz / March 19, 2014

Muppet Selfies Are The Best Kind Of Selfies

Selfies been getting some bad press lately, what with the revelation that teens’ selfie habits may be to blame for a massive increase in lice infestations (#YUCK). But there is one form of selfie that will always elicit smiles instead of sighs, and runs an extremely low risk of spreading lice: Muppet selfies! Yes, the Muppets finally…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 26, 2014

Cookie Monster Learns To Deal With His Addiction Issues In This Icona Pop Parody

I never really thought about what a straight up cookie addict Cookie Monster is, but I should have seen all the signs. The lack of self control, the binge cookie-eating, the crazy eyes he’d get whenever cookies were in the vicinity. But this parody video of Icona Pop’s hit “I Love It” makes it perfectly…

Julie Gerstein / August 5, 2013

Somebody’s Getting Married … Again!

I’ve seen “Muppets Take Manhattan” more than 50 times. Maybe more than 100. I can recite most of the dialogue by heart and know the lyrics to every song. Sometimes I open my window and scream, “Do you hear that, New York? I’m gonna be on Broadway!” If you know the movie as encyclopedically a…

Ami Angelowicz / February 13, 2013

The Muppets Explain Gravity In “Downton Abbey” Spoof

This adorable Muppet take on “Downton Abbey” explains gravity to children and stupid adults. Muppet Dowager Countess and Muppet Carson eventually decide to change the name of “Upside Downton Abbey” to “Rightside Upton Abbey.”  This might be the most spot on Maggie Smith impression we’ve ever seen. [Youtube]…

Julie Gerstein / February 1, 2013

Is This Animal Abuse? Or Muppet Abuse? Or Photoshop (I Hope)?

I’m trying to figure out why someone would do this to their dog and what PETA/the ghost of Jim Henson would say. The doggie has Miss Piggy on one side and Kermit on the other. I almost feel embarrassed for this poor pup! Please someone tell me this is a Photoshop job? [I Am Bored]…

Jessica Wakeman / September 1, 2012

Girl Talk: How Snuffleupagus Saved My Relationship

You probably know Mr. Snuffleupagus as the heavy-lashed wooly mammoth from “Sesame Street.” He’s the lovable, large, brown creature who swings his trunk to and fro with every step, spends his days hanging out with Big Bird and enjoys nothing more than a bowl of spaghetti. I, however, happen to regard Snuffleupagus as my personal…

Marissa Willman / June 11, 2012

Courtney Love & 10 Other Stars Who Used The Word “Rape” Insensitively

Geez ladies, by now we should all know that referring to anything other than rape as “rape” is just a bad idea. It trivializes what rape actually is and manages to make you look like a complete buffoon. And that’s exactly what Courtney Love did when she claimed the Muppets — the friggin’ Muppets! —…

The Frisky / March 15, 2012

OK Go Makes Beautiful Music With The Muppets

OK Go makes awesome music videos. The only thing that could make one of their epics even better? Muppets! Luckily, the band contributed a song to The Green Album, the new collection of Muppet cover songs. My favorite moment? When the guys hop on their signature treadmills—and Bunsen and Beaker speed them up.

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / August 24, 2011

The Muppets Take “The Green Lantern”

 

 

I’m having a hard time staying patient while waiting for the new Muppet movie, which won’t be in theaters until Thanksgiving. So I’m happy that Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear and crew have taken to making parodies of the big movies of summer 2011. I…

A Muppet Marriage Proposal

As a huge Muppets fan, I think this proposal video is just about the most romantic thing I’ve ever seen, besides when Piggy marries Kermit in “Muppets Take Manahttan.” This guy ordered custom Muppets that resembled him and his girlfriend for this proposal. Of course she said yes, but if she hadn’t, I…

Ami Angelowicz / December 17, 2010

Do Not Want: Straggly Muppet Dress

Growing up with “The Muppets” has been a way of life for the children of the last several generations. The quirky and adorable creatures taught us how to sing, dance, and work things out with friends. And as much as we owe them for all of the life lessons they’ve taught us, the way to…

Carrie Morrissey / December 6, 2010

Jason Segel Among The Muppets

So, we have to wait another year before the next Muppet movie comes out. But at least we get to see what the movie’s co-writer, Jason Segel, looks like frolicking with Miss Piggy and Kermie. [EW]…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / November 8, 2010

Zach Galifianakis To Be Muppet-a-fied

Robert Downey, Jr. recently opened his big mouth on accident, and no, it wasn’t to tell me he loves me, sigh. But it’s pretty much the next best thing: Zach Galifianakis is going to be in the next Muppet movie! Yay! But who will he play? While normally I’d say he’d make a terrific live-actio…

Simcha / November 1, 2010

The Swedish Chef Is Back!

This is the only “Top Chef” I need. I’m suffering from cuteness overload from this video. The combo of the Swedish Chef’s mumbling, the ticklish shrimp puppets, and the lonely caption typist makes this the best popcorn shrimp recipe I have ever seen. Sorry, Bubba Gump. Enjoy the triumphant return of “The Muppets”‘ Swedish…

Kelli Bender / July 19, 2010

Animal On Yer Phone? Awesome!

I’m one of those iPhone owners who feels totally overwhelmed by the whole app phenomenon—isn’t “app” short for “appetizer”—and as a result has, uh, only two of them. But I am so going to get this one called “Animal Drummer.” It’s a game where you put on some tunes, and make Animal drum away to…

Muppet-Inspired Runway Looks

Whether it’s Miss Piggy imitating Lady Gaga, Benicio Del Toro’s eyebrows making him almost indistinguishable from The Muppets’ Wolfman or Ozzy Osbourne’s bizarre resemblance to Muppet musician Zoot, there’s a lot of human/puppet crossover going on these days. Perhaps noticing this trend, a handful of designers decided to extend it to the runway this season,…

Lily Q / March 4, 2010

Jake Gyllenhaal Learns How To Separate, Looks Hot At The Same Time

OK, um, hello? Is it just me, or is this hawt? I mean, I had no idea that an octopus puppet on Jake Gyllenhaal’s head could be so titillating. Something about the spread legs, and the on-top-of-Jake’s-head position, and the obsessing over the word “separate.” I feel like it’s all some kind of primal…

Susannah Breslin / December 14, 2009

The Muppets Do Queen And It Is Beautiful

It’s a well-known fact that Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” is one of the the hardest songs to sing and until this very second, I didn’t think anyone but my beloved Freddie Mercury could pull it off. I don’t know whose brilliant idea it was to have The Muppets sing this classic rock song, but they…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 25, 2009
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