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Christoph Waltz And The Muppets? Yes Please!

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Despite losing star and super fan Jason Segal, the new and improved Muppets franchise is moving on presumably with most of the same production team intact, as director James Bobin is returning for the next chapter that will feature Kermit and the gang on a European adventure.

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The Fraggles, Anna Kendrick, And Rob Corddry Join Ben Folds Five In Their New Video

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The music video for Ben Folds Five's "Do It Anyway" includes guest star appearances from Rob Corddry, Anna Kendrick, and the Fraggles.

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R.I.P. Jerry Nelson, The Voice Of The Count And About A Million Other Muppets

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Jerry Nelson, the voice of the Count, Emmet, Uncle Deadly, Robin, and a million other Muppets, passed away at the age of 78.

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Chick Fil-A is making fake profiles to defend them now

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The back and forth between Chick Fil-A and The Jim Henson Company continues this week, after Henson CEO Lisa Henson <a href="http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/2012/07/the-muppets-end-chick-fil-a-partnership-over-their-anti-gay-stance" target="_blank">announced</a> she was pulling Muppets toys from Chick Fil-A in response to Chick Fil-A President Dan Cathy's <a href="http://www.bpnews.net/BPnews.asp?ID=38271" target="_blank">comments</a> in support of "the biblical definition of the family unit," and Chick Fil-A's continued support of anti-gay marriage organizations.

Movie Pitch: ‘The Great Gatsby’ Starring The Muppets

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In which we pitch an all-Muppet version of 'The Great Gatsby,' Jim Henson > Baz Luhrmann

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The Muppets Blooper Reel Is Phenomenal

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We've known for a few years that <a href="http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/2010/06/weinstein-co-says-fraggle-rock-script-not-edgy-enough">a Fraggle Rock movie was in the works</a>, but it was revealed this week that the movie that was supposed to be released in 2009 <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/31/fraggle-rock-movie-rango-writers_n_1558840.html">finally has writers</a>.

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Courtney Love Is Accusing The Muppets Of Having 'Raped' Kurt Cobain

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As you may recall, <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/tag/courtney-love/">Courtney Love is a crazy person</a>.

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Jim Henson's Pitch For 'The Muppet Show' Is Brilliant, Delightful

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I meant to post the video below on Friday but got caught up in Good Friday bacchanalia (just kidding) and totally forgot.

The Muppets Invade The Goldman Sachs Boardroom

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Remember a couple of weeks ago when former Goldman Sachs executive Greg Smith <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/webculture/2012/03/goldman-sachs-resignation-letter-inspires-brilliant-star-wars-parody/">ran his resignation letter on the op-ed pages of the New York Times</a>.

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Your Mid-Week Guide To DVD And Streaming: The Pig With The Froggy Tattoo

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We've got an extra-large batch of movies hitting DVD this week, so there's something for everyone.

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Courtney Love says the Muppets raped her

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Just weeks after Kim Novak <a href="http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/2012/01/vertigo-star-kim-novak-says-the-artist-raped-her" target="_blank">took out a full-page ad in Variet</a>y saying "I'd like to report a rape" because of a Vertigo sample in The Artist, Courtney Love has become the latest public figure to accuse a film soundtrack of violating her.

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Jason Segel Has Bailed On The Muppets

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A lot was made of Jason Segel playing the role of Jim Henson with last year’s The Muppets, but the finished product was a masterpiece that did a great deal of justice to the franchise that many of us grew up adoring and still openly fawn over despite how many girls it scares away at bars.

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Miss Piggy Was The Second Best Thing About The BAFTAs

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Yesterday, Vince whisked us away to the land of tea, lifts and driving on the wrong side of the road, with <a href="http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/2012/02/the-artist-won-lots-of-baftas">a review of Sunday night's BAFTAs</a> (AKA The Oscars From Another Mother).

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Bill O’Reilly To Miss Piggy: ‘You’d Better Watch It’

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As <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/media/2012/01/the-muppets-respond-to-criticism-from-fox-news/">we told you yesterday</a>, over the weekend Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog responded to an allegation by Fox News that the Muppets were a liberal brainwashing tool for having portrayed an oil company exec in an unflattering light in their recent film.

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The Muppets Respond To Criticism From Fox News

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You may recall early last month when a Fox News panel accused <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/media/2011/12/fox-news-the-muppets-are-brainwashing-children-into-communism/">the Muppets of being a secret brainwashing tool</a> used by liberals/socialists/communists to win the hearts and and minds of young Americans -- all because an oil company exec was portrayed as a villain in the recent Muppets movie.

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The Muppets Join Forces with Google. Next Stop: World Domination

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The Muppets didn't <a href="http://www.pajiba.com/box_office_round-ups/10-family-movies-that-opened-better-than-the-muppets-and-therefore-make-me-question-humanity.php">exactly burn it up at the box office</a> last month, and they <a href="http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Muppets-Were-Robbed-Four-More-Golden-Globes-Shockers-28377.html">failed to garner any Golden Globe nominations</a>, but they had to be one of the <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/tv/2011/11/ten-skits-that-prove-the-muppet-show-was-for-adults-more-than-kids">bigger viral trends on the Internet</a> this year.

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Fox News: The Muppets Are Brainwashing Children Into Communism

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An admission: the clip below of a bunch of Fox News blowhards charging that the Muppets are part of a secret left-wing plot to indoctrinate children began floating around the web yesterday, but I did everything in my power to ignore it, because frankly it depressed the hell out of me.

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Awesome True Story: Muppets “Mahna Mahna” came from a 60s porno

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I was watching The Muppets movie the other day, and one of the very first questions I had about it was where the "Mahna Mahna" song came from.

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Ten Skits That Prove ‘The Muppet Show’ Was For Adults More Than Kids

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I’ve been waiting for this day since the moment Muppets in Space first disappointed me back in 1999, which was approximately three minutes into the movie: today’s the day a new Muppet movie is released.


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