News Update: March 9, 2012

NEWS UPDATE: March 9, 2012

The Muppet Domination continues as we move into March. With the March 20th release of The Muppets on Blu-ray/DVD, we’re sure to see Muppets all over the spectrum once again as the promote the heck out of the release and try to get people to buy it. The first of these appearances that we’ve found out about comes on Wednesday, March 14th, when Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy will be appearing on ABC’s The View. The show even features cameo-haver in The Muppets Whoopi Goldberg! So watch and be prepared for all the fun of Kermit and Piggy on TV again!

Yesterday, The Muppets Studio and Wal-Mart released a promotional video starring The Swedish Chef, which features the Chef preparing mini, edible Swedish Chef’s alongside someone named Shannon McCook. (Chef and McCook? Sounds like a crime drama series in which the two lead detectives also make food.) The video is pretty funny, plus it doesn’t feature Angel from “The Muppets Kitchen with Cat Cora,” so it’s automatically decent. Unfortunately, the video can’t be embedded yet, but you can watch for yourself by clicking these words that aren’t the same color as the others.

Way back in June of 2010, it was announced that the Muppets would be receiving their very own star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame on Hollywood Boulevard. Well, the date for this star has finally been revealed thanks to March 20th! Yes, on the same day that The Muppets comes out on Blu-ray/DVD, the Muppets will be on Hollywood Boulevard for a special ceremony of presentation as the star is placed in the sidewalk. Guest speakers include Walt Disney Studios President Rich Ross, The Jim Henson Company CEO Lisa Henson, and Jason Segel. It seems impossible for some Muppets not to be there for the ceremony as well. My guess is Kermit, Piggy, Fozzie, Gonzo, Scooter, Rowlf, and Walter. Maybe Pepe. Maybe all of them? Who the heck knows. But there are always tons of people there recording the proceedings, so we non-Hollywood Muppet fans will have plenty of opportunities to see the ceremony!

Finally, in friends of The Muppet Mindset doing awesome things news, our friend Rocco, who we interviewed last year and who worked on the sound team for The Muppets, just recently had the opportunity to puppeteer in a music video for Grammy Award-winning artist Jill Scott. Rocco performed with his Muppet Whatnot “Rocco” (confusing, I know) and occasional Muppet performer Bruce Lanoil on the music video. Rocco is going to keep us updated on the release of the video, but for now enjoy this great picture of Rocco, Jill Scoot, and Rocco!

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