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The Muppets is Brainwashing Our Kids

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by MrBloogarFoobly, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. Wockawocka721

    Wockawocka721 New Member

    I think the film should be taken as literally as it was meant to be. Kids seeing Tex thinking "he's evil!" because he wants to ruin the Muppets' legacy, should take it as that. They won't know the true story behind oil or any corporate jargon before they are in high school. Tex is meant to be (IMO) a fabrication of corporations and evil that try to take down struggling/forgotten people like the Muppets. Either way the film is intended for fun and families and I think it's funny that it's being conceived as a message for the youth.
  2. DannyRWW

    DannyRWW Well-Known Member

    Perhaps the next film should be about the Muppets taking on an evil media empire...ooo run by a muppet fox.... I find it interesting that the clip they use in this is Walter telling about Tex Richman's plan. It doesn't get more cartoony a portrayal of a villian than that. This whole news cast looks absurd and it doesn't sound like they even saw the movie. I'm a fairly conservative person (though I don't belong to any party) but this kind of thing is complete nonsense. Have they seen Jason Segel get interviewed? I honestly think any thought of politics was outweighed by his sheer love of the Muppets.
  3. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Can I just say how sad it's become where any media outlet where an unscrupulous rich person is a villain is now considered "liberal brainwashing" at all? Is that were we are? If there really is Class Warfare, the rich have dropped the first bomb and are winning by that account. It's like everyone who defends what some of these guys do have Futurama brain slugs stuck to their heads.

    Like I said, Scrooge McDuck and Flintheart Glomgold. It's not the money that makes the man, but rather what they chose to do with it. It isn't so much Tex is drilling for oil on their property for me, its the fact he LIED about preserving the Muppets Studio so he can sucker Statler and Waldorf to give him their contract to drill for oil. Had he directly talked to Kermit and said there was oil underneath and let''s say Kermit rejected his offer... if Tex left without getting it saying, "that's okay." THAT would be a rich person doing the right thing.
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  4. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    I almost agree. It's just that we've come to a point where there's little to defend about oil companies, with the connection to the Middle East conflicts and the Gulf spill and all. It just has a very bad reputation and deservedly so.
  5. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    Well maybe I didn't understand everything as a kid, but I certainly knew about pollutants like oil and the harm they were doing. And that was way before High School.
  6. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Ehhh... I don't know about this, anyway. Why does everyone bother taking the integrity of a news organization that PURPOSELY scours the country every year for any instance of a "Holiday Tree" just so they can put on their annual Christmas Special "War on Christmas?"

    Seriously state and local governments... calling it a Christmas Tree is actually a LOSS for Fox News! I propose every state and town call it a Christmas Tree, then you'll win the completely imaginary battle made up to scare people.
  7. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    One of the headline news the other day is how Haliburton helped destroy evidence and coverup their intentional shoddy work and other other factors surrounding the Deep Horizon drill explosion. Haliburton of course, the no bid energy contract company that once had Dick Cheney as CEO and who had him on retainer as he lied his way into war in Iraq which gave them unimaginable profits.

    But here's the thing...people might complain about big oil, big brother technology implanted into Apple products, this or that corporation...but they still use all that stuff
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  8. Dominicboo1

    Dominicboo1 Well-Known Member

    This is crazy! Cars 2 had the same idea, but not complaints with that movie! (related to alternate fuel)
  9. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    It's sort of half imaginary. Is it as bad as they say it is? No. But I do occasionally meet people who are really anal about religion never being mentioned at Christmas.
  10. DannyRWW

    DannyRWW Well-Known Member

    Yes and Cars two was an intentional message I believe
  11. Cindy

    Cindy Moderator Staff Member

    I couldn't tell you what network or what site, but I remember Cars 2 getting quite a bit of flack about the political undertones (real or imagined) in that movie. If this movie had been about gum drops and candy canes the American Dental Association would have boycotted it. Someone is always going to find a hidden agenda.
  12. MrBloogarFoobly

    MrBloogarFoobly Well-Known Member

    The character of Hobo Joe was clearly an attempt to encourage more government spending on the wretched, no-good freeloadin' poor people.
  13. Cindy

    Cindy Moderator Staff Member

    Wrong. It was clearly an advertisement for fingerless gloves. Product placement is so rampant these days.
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  14. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    On one hand, the plot involved the character behind the oil company being evil. But in the end, it turned out the organic fuel guy was the one behind everything.
  15. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    No discussion about a bear market supported on a foundation of fart shoes yet?
  16. RockSTAR girl

    RockSTAR girl Member

    This makes me soo angry. Really. I just dont understand why its gotta get twisted. Those three idiots clearly did NOT watch the film. And to say its anti capitalism is BS when the whole movie is about these characters WORKING from the ground up to rebuild their business. and to EARN money by performing to BUY back their building. How is this movie anti capitalism?? Even Fozzie working at that club in Reno to stay a float, or Gonzo being a successful, RICH, plumbing tycoon. These people are just trying to find any reason to hate anything artistic, or happy in this world. And anyone else annoyed that they kept telling that girl to sssh so they could talk ish on the president? It is INSANITY!
  17. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Like I said... the whole plan was for an oil tycoon to make alternative fuels look dangerous, driving the cars back into the safety of oil based fuels.

    That's why I loved the second one over the first one, an anti-oil conglomerate conspiracy theory.
  18. 12Medbe

    12Medbe Active Member

    My reaction to Fox News.
  19. Dominicboo1

    Dominicboo1 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, but he was really trying to make the alternate fuel look bad, by really using gas. Allinol was meant to make a car seem easy to die, so alternate fuel would seem dangerous. (He really was supporting oil)
  20. Great Gommzo

    Great Gommzo Member

    Fox News are idiots.
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