FEBRUARY 7, 2014
The Muppets (it’s not confirmed which ones) will be appearing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon TONIGHT on NBC at 11:00 PM. This is very, very huge because tonight is the final episode of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Jimmy Fallon will be moving to The Tonight Show, so the Muppets appearing on the final show is a very big deal–and not to be missed! The Muppets are officially billed as the musical guests, so they will be performing as well. Very exciting!
Four new banners for Muppets Most Wanted have been released. Unsurprisingly, they use the same old poser stock images we’ve seen a million times before. The Kermit one is especially off-putting… but they’re colorful and bold, so it’s hard to complain too much. Here they are:
Our friends at ToughPigs.com were the first ones to find an odd little video featuring Kermit, Miss Piggy, and Constantine shilling for Love Movies, which is very much anti-movie pirating. In the video, Constantine and Kermit are used as a goofy metaphor for high quality movies you pay for, and low-quality, evil movies you obtain illegally. Anyway, it’s a fun video. Watch it below:
My favorite thing that happened this week was this fantastic video from PBS featuring Murray Monster, Count von Count, and Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock). The video is very, very funny and Murray steals the show. Also, how great is Matt Vogel’s Count? Watch the video (which already has over three million views) below to find out!
An early screening of Muppets Most Wanted is taking place in New York City at The New York International Children’s Film Festival on Saturday, March 15th. But this is no ordinary early screening, this one features a sing-along with songwriter Bret McKenzie! Tickets for this are sure to go extremely fast, so if you’re interested ingoing, you should buy tickets ASAP!
Finally, our friend Sam O’Rama is hosting a special Muppet Monday! on March 17th in Chicago, Illinois at Club Foot. The event will feature Muppet trivia, Muppet themed drinks, Muppet music, videos, and much more. If you’re in the Chicago area it sounds like it will be a rocking good time! For more info check out the official event page on Facebook.
The Muppet Mindset by Ryan Dosier, firstname.lastname@example.org