My favorite Muppets were mostly all the talking animals- like the chickens, those ugly babies and the personified food. I also loved the Swedish Chef and his cooking disasters. So when I heard a new Muppets movie was coming out I think I was just as excited as my children, who have never seen the old show on television. The Muppets (2011) stars Amy Adams, Jason Segal and a puppet named Walter; (don't ask, just watch and eat your popcorn).
Today, every memory associated with the Muppets is comforting to me and maybe that's why I found myself getting choked up when the curtain opened for the first time in years at Muppets theatre in the new movie. The plot is familiar: the whole group has to get together and put on a telethon show to raise money to save the theatre from an evil oil tycoon and his Muppet thugs. Miss Piggy must have had some extensive plastic surgery because she looks exactly the same. A new generation of Muppets fans are introduced to bits and pieces of the classic show as The Muppets use their talents to save their old stomping ground.
The writers knew Generation Xer's all grown up would be highly amused watching a barbershop quartet of Muppets singing Nirvana. Actually, several generations of movie goers can connect to this film. There are appearances by Mickey Rooney, Selena Gomez, and many more recognizable stars. Jack Black is the reluctant celebrity guest of the Muppets' Telethon Show. Who doesn't love that guy?
My youngest is fascinated by Beaker and thinks there is nothing more hysterical than his fire-related mishaps.
|At Sayville Movie Theater a new generation of Christie-Russell Muppet fans is born|