Friday, April 4, 2008

Muppet News Flash!

Jason Segal, veteran of Judd Apatow productions such as Freaks and Geeks, Undeclared, Knocked Up, and is the lead in the upcoming Forgetting Sarah Marshall, is set to direct a new Muppets movie! Full article here. He plans to bring back the Muppet tradition of lots of cameos, with Apatow regulars Seth Rogan, Jonah Hill and Paul Rudd already on board.

This project is still a long way off, but I don't care. Any glimmer of new Muppet entertainment, especially with current comedic actors and writers, makes me happy. I don't see them going the Superbad-type penis joke route on this because it will still be a Disney movie, but the Muppets have always included adult humor and that's why I love Jim Henson and his Muppets.

A case in point from season 2 of the Muppet Show is "Pig Calypso" where Miss Piggy sings about her romance with Kermit, who of course denies it and offers this verse to the song:

Frog has come to have his say
the pig will never get her way
Bib and napkin, knife and fork
is the only way that I'll touch pork!

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