If Muppets were played by real actors

AlittleMayhem

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So I was scrolling through my tumblr dash this morning, when this pops up!

http://muppetmayhem.tumblr.com/post/30421009255/live-journal-entry-my-brother-and-i-watching-letters

I thought it was interesting and wanted to share it here.

Personally, most of the list I felt kinda "whatever". Robin Williams (whom I love) I can imagine as Gonzo with the comedy and heart of the character, but I feel he's not weird enough. Jason Marson as Robin is quite amusing and, while Angelina Jolie has the lips as Janice, she'll probably not have the personality.

But by far the best one, at least for me, is Bill Nighly as Zoot! C'mon, think about it! Give him a hat, shades and a sax and he'd be perfect!

So what do you think? Agree with the list? Anything you want to add? Or do you have your own list? Come on, don't be shy!
 

Vincent L

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Is it "Jason Marsden" or "Jason Marson"?
 

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I think Gene Wilder should fit right in.
 

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Sorry, James Marsden. Spelling error.

Gene Widler is definatly a muppet, but which one? :search:
 

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Obviously Robert Duvall is Pops.

The choice for Pepe is awful in that blog post.
 

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John Hodgeman as Dr. Bunsen Honeydew. Don't ask me why, that's just the first person that came to mind.

Daniel
 

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The choice for Pepe is awful in that blog post.
Steve Buscemi as Pepe...........no. Just no. A lot of the choices in that blog post are just mehhh or pathetic, in my opinion.

If someone was really going to have Muppets played by real live actors, I'm just going to say this right now.....................
ADAM PASCAL FOR FLOYD PEPPER!!!!!! :sing:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Pascal
 

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Here are my personal "real Muppet casting" picks:
take them as you will...

Kermit - David Duchovny (or Ewan McGregor)
Piggy – Kirsty Alley
Gonzo - Adrien Brody
Fozzie - Eric Stonestreet
Animal- Dave Grohl
Dr. Teeth - Elton John
Zoot - Slash
Floyd - Tom Petty
Janice – Gwen Stefani
Pepe - Cheech Marin
Scooter - Andrew Garfield (or Justin Long)
Rowlf - Zach Galifinakis
Rizzo - Steve Buscemi
Robin - Elijah Wood
Statler- Steve Martin
Waldorf – Billy Crystal
Sam – Kelsey Grammer
Bunsen- Martin Short
Beaker- Paul Reubens
Sweetums- John Goodman
Walter – Ryan Dosier
 

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Here are my personal "real Muppet casting" picks:
take them as you will...

Kermit - David Duchovny (or Ewan McGregor)
Piggy – Kirsty Alley
Gonzo - Adrien Brody
Fozzie - Eric Stonestreet
Animal- Dave Grohl
Dr. Teeth - Elton John
Zoot - Slash
Floyd - Tom Petty
Janice – Gwen Stefani
Pepe - Cheech Marin
Scooter - Andrew Garfield (or Justin Long)
Rowlf - Zach Galifinakis
Rizzo - Steve Buscemi
Robin - Elijah Wood
Statler- Steve Martin
Waldorf – Billy Crystal
Sam – Kelsey Grammer
Bunsen- Martin Short
Beaker- Paul Reubens
Sweetums- John Goodman
Walter – Ryan Dosier
Even I'll agree, Steve Buscemi would probably make a better Rizzo than Pepe.
 

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Eh...I like some of those picks, Jamie, but I have to disagree: Duchovny is simply NOT expressive enough facially to play Kermit. I cannot ever picture him doing a scrunchy mouth!! Though I'd have to give it a lot of thought to say who SHOULD take that role.

I do like Buscemi as Rizzo, though. And Slash as Zoot...they talk about as much...

Kirstie Alley has already TRIED (and failed) to play Piggy, on "Cheers."

Elijah Wood I can definitely see as Robin.

I vote Steve Carrell as Beauregard. Jorge Garcia as Thog. I honestly can't come up with a good casting for Newsie, though...
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