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"The Muppets": What made you laugh

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by beaker, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. Frogster

    Frogster Active Member

    Jack Black getting kidnapped was great, especially when they try explaining it to Kermit, and Lew Zealand's line afterwards... "Mr. The Frog, we decided that a celebrity is not a people!"

    "That's nothing, I once waited a whole year for September..." Loved this, because in a way it reflects how long we fans have waited for this movie lol

    Sweetums... "I wanna save the theater, too! Not again!" (I was laughing and applauding at this one... very nice touch to the film.)

    Man Or Muppet

    Wayne & Wanda's make-out scene (who woulda guessed they'd get a funny spot?)

    And pretty much anything Bobo said or did... "A lil geriatric humor."
  2. tutter_fan

    tutter_fan Well-Known Member

    I also loved the part where Miss Poogy says "Hey Fozzie! I'd like you to meet a friend of mine!" and Foozie says "Wocka Wocka!!!" Foozie looks more like a gangster rapper than anything else in the movie.
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  3. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Oh yeah, the gangster Fozzie. Man, at the end when he's all "what the wocka?" like it was a swear word, I was laughing so hard. I cant stand that tough guy gangbanger macho type...actually this movie makes fun of all the people I cant stand(smart phone twitching spoiled princesses, corrupt corporate CEOs, etc)

    Yes! The "waited a whole year" bit was good. There's something edgy I always found about the Muppets odd brand of innocent humor.
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  4. Cindy

    Cindy Moderator Staff Member

    I was cracking up throughout Walter's flashback after he falls in love with the Muppets. The Kermit cake, the tour book, etc. such a classic Muppet fan.

    When Walter and Gary start brushing their teeth and seeing Walter's pearly whites.

    When the crowd from the opening dance number yells "They're gone!" and then collapse.

    Man or a Muppet song... tears. streaming. uncontrolled. laughter.

    Sweetums running from the used car lot.

    Walter screaming.

    And more I'm certain... perhaps I need to see it again to jog my memory. ;)
  5. Puckrox

    Puckrox Well-Known Member

    Let's see...

    Rowlf's montage moment is my favorite. As Rowlf said: "Classic."

    Gonzo's bowling ball. And his "I've been wearing this under my suit for years!"

    Jim Parsons, Zach Galifianakis, and Jack Black.

    80's Robot when he keeps running into the wall.

    Man or Muppet.

    And Muppet Man!
  6. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    I was hoping John Krazinski woulda had more than just a split second cameo! Im such an Office fanboy. Glad Rashida Jones(his ex from Season 2) was in it a lot.
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  7. Puckrox

    Puckrox Well-Known Member

    Okay, am I the only one who found this part of the film slightly heartbreaking? I mean, the song is funny on its own with all the changes made to it, and I find them taking such a poignant/beautiful song and making it about something so pointless hilarious, but what about the actual scene of this? Fozzie's working in a place that obviously does not treat him well, not to mention he's just not happy. And Kermit's expression as he's taking in his surroundings and realizing whatever Fozzie had told him about his work was a lie... Ugh. It just eats away at my heart.

    Another thing that made me laugh: "YOU'RE RUINING ONE OF THE GREATEST SONGS OF ALL TIME!"
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  8. Cindy

    Cindy Moderator Staff Member

    Oh and I was dying at 80's Robot dialing up his modem. LOL! That so took me back to my early days here at MC. As soon as I'd hear that sound I would know that I was so close to my happy place. :D
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  9. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    The modem gag was good--and, guess what, I'm on dialup, so I hear that sound every day! Not that loud, though. It should have taken '80s Robot the better part of a day to locate even one Muppet, though, as modems typically ran at 300 baud back then. I'm ooooold enough to remember being able to read faster than they could put plain text on the screen.

    Gonzo sleeping with the chickens in a robe. He reminded me of Hugh Hefner, but with chickens instead of bunnies.

    The rainstorm that turned out to be a gardener's hose. The whole audience cracked up at that one.

    Walter's teeth. "Yikes--Bwaahaahaa!" I'd been anticipating a gag about brusing his tongue.

    All the little gags in Life's a Happy Song about Walter being so teeny--collapsing under the weight of a cake, being kicked away, etc.

    The schoolkids' disappointment at having to take a week of vacation.

    When Jack Black asked Animal what he was doing, and Animal replied "Acting natural." I also liked his "Innn controoool."

    Um... there were more, and I'll remember then when I get home after seeing the matinee today.
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  10. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    I think it feels heartbreaking to see what happened to him, but for me it wasnt til he opens the door and is practically living on the street in a back alley where it really hits you. I was just in Reno, even walked by where this casino was...that whole city really is that insanely depressing. Just being there for 2 days sent me into a bad depression for a week.

    It was hard for me to tell it was Smells Like Teen Spirit at first, as they dont really get into the chorus it seems.

    But thats another VMX connection...didnt they also cover Nirvana in that one? Or Im probably thinking of something else
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  11. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Heh, in grade school we had moldy beiged boxed old Apple computers with green monochrome screens. Oregon Trail for the win!

    LOVE that! Favorite new meme potential quotable quote from the film
  12. Puckrox

    Puckrox Well-Known Member

    I think maybe I've just seen this movie so many times that, at this point, the second Kermit walks in I'm just all "Noooo Fozzie is so unhappy it kills me!" the third time I saw it I was just noticing Kermit's expression as he saw his ol' pal performing, and it broke my heart. Ah, but you know me, I'm overtly sensitive/emotional.
  13. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Anyone else love the backhanded reference to Fox not picking up the pilot for that show in 2001 where they get turned down by Fox? I guess I was the only one in the theater that got it. Nice that they added Easter eggs like that.
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  14. tutter_fan

    tutter_fan Well-Known Member

    You know what? I thought that line from Fozzie was HILARIOUS! That part where Walter sees the celebrity map stand, says something along the lines of "Hey Guys, I have a GREAT IDEA!", tells them to pull over, and then the curve ball comes at us in the next shot where we see them eating chili dogs was HILARIOUS!!!! I'm not kidding! I thought that they were going to go get a map of where all the celebrities are, only to find out that he wants to get some chili dogs was PURE genius in terms of comedy! (at least to me)
  15. shinycelebi225

    shinycelebi225 Active Member

    when mickey roony appeared my dad was laughing
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  16. Gonzo's Hobbit

    Gonzo's Hobbit Well-Known Member

    Every now and then I wondered if Jason Segal was at all influenced by "How I Met Your Mother" because certain things kinda remined me of the humor there and the celebrity map this was one of those time.
  17. Dominicboo1

    Dominicboo1 Well-Known Member

    Statler-(paraphrased) It sounds like you're mentioning a crucilal plot point.
    Waldorf-I hope so or I bored the audience half to death!
    Statler-You mean the other half of the audience is still alive?
    It reminds me of Lady Holiday's "It's plot exposition it has to go somewhere"
    Tex Richman's manical laugh, and sing along number. He was a pretty funny villian.
    Laughter is the 3rd greatest gift, you know!
  18. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    I will say probably my favorite part was Gonzo's first scene: "I've been wearing this under my suit for years!" Lol, Now THIS is the Gonzo I remember. It almost felt like a reassurance that the Muppets still have it, despite some set backs over the years. :concern::)
  19. RH7X9

    RH7X9 New Member

    I loved it all, especially when they kidnapped Jack Black! ...I laughed hard to what he said when they knocked on his door.
  20. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    I giggled during Me Party" when Mary did a little dance at the table using a halved breadroll and a pair of forks. That was a direct reference to Charlie Chaplin's "table ballet" from the film The Gold Rush. I found the Chaplin homage very appropriate, considering that the Henson studios was formerly the Charlie Chaplin studios.

    The table ballet:

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