MARCH 14, 2014
First of all, I have to apologize for the lack of news since last Friday. I didn’t have the foresight to ask someone to cover the big, breaking news stories while I was in LA for the Muppets Most Wanted premiere–so that’s my bad! Here’s all of the major things you don’t want to miss since last Friday. It’s quite a lot.
Last night, the Muppets and their human friends from Muppets Most Wanted appeared on ABC’s Nightline, a very serious newscast which was disrupted by a frog and pig. I haven’t had time to watch the video yet, but I’m sure it’s fantastic and YOU can watch it right here, right now!
Tons and tons and tons of amazing behind the scenes content from Muppets Most Wanted has been released online. This includes 20 minutes of B-roll footage (which you can see below and is extremely spoiler filled) and over 30 interviews with the cast and crew of the film. You can see those over on ToughPigs.com, because they’re not as lazy as we are.
Another Muppets TV ad for SUBWAY has been released. This one stars Miss Piggy, Kermit, and Constantine. Boy oh boy do I love that evil frog.
SUBWAY also released some fantastic behind the scenes footage from the shoot–which is longer than commercial itself. Constantine continues to be incredible.
At the World Premiere of Muppets Most Wanted at the beautiful El Capitan Theater in Hollywood, Statler and Waldorf introduced the movie with some of their patented heckles! I’m so thrilled that Disney recorded this and it’s great to see Steve Whitmire and Dave Goelz clearly so excited.
The Muppets (Miss Piggy, Rowlf, Fozzie, Animal, and the Swedish Chef) appeared in a new video from BuzzFeed to answer the age-old question… what if the Muppets were interns at BuzzFeed?
Kermit the Frog travelled to the White House immediately after the World Premiere to attend and introduce a special screening of Muppets Most Wanted for military families with First Lady Michelle Obama. The appearance is adorable and Kermit even kissed the first lady’s hand! You can watch the whole video here: http://bcove.me/3nisz12c
Constantine has a fantastic new official website (from Disney) which has a lot of crazy new content, including some hilarious new introductory videos. The bad frog even has a shop open for #BadFrog merchandise that may or may not be real (but probably isn’t). Hop on over to http://www.badfrog.me/ for all the Constantine you can handle!
Swedish Chef and Miss Piggy stopped by the set of Nerdy Nummies to make “M” shaped cookies with the host! I’ve never heard of Nerdy Nummies, nor have I had time to watch this video yet, but I’m sure it’s fun!
Toyota has released some more incredible “reality” videos featuring the Muppets in the Toyota Highlander. There really is nothing better than Muppets unscripted, and Bill Barretta and Steve Whimtire make such a magnificent team. These videos are hysterical. First up, Rowlf and Rizzo try to get food without any money to pay for it.
Next, Rizzo and Pepe attempt to get gas.
Finally, Kermit and Pepe swing through a gas station and get mobbed by adoring fans.
Fozzie Bear and Animal appeared as guests on The Arsenio Hall Show last Friday night. Fozzie acted as Arsenio’s announcer and Animal jammed with Robin DiMaggio. Watch both videos below!
Miss Piggy is promoting a new lifestyle brand, designed by her, entitled “Moi” which will sell on QVC. What’s more important though, is this incredibly well-filmed promo video for the brand. I don’t know what any of it means, but I love it.
The Muppets will appear in the wedding scene of the season finale of ABC’s Trophy Wife on March 18. We’re not sure why, and we’re not sure what they’ll be doing or which Muppets will be there, but it’ll probably be funny! For more info, we once again defer to our friends at ToughPigs.com.
Gonzo is stopping by NASCAR’s Auto Club 400 to kick off the race by shouting “Drivers, start your engines!” Gonzo will appear at the race on March 23rd and video will surely follow after. I’m sure Gonzo is thrilled to be announcing, but we all know that he’d be even more thrilled to be driving.
Just this morning, the Muppets appeared to once again takeover Good Morning America. There isn’t a lot of video online yet, but you can see one video right now!
Kermit the Frog will appear as a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday, March 17th on NBC at 11:35pm. You won’t want to miss this appearance!
Lastly, our great friends at StitchKingdom.com have collected all of the incredible hi-res pictures that the official Disney photographer took at the World Premiere of Muppets Most Wanted. There are some truly amazing shots, including quite a few shots of the Muppet performers, which we almost never see. Our own coverage of the world premiere, including interviews with over 15 stars and so many pictures, will be online very soon. For now, we leave you with this unbelievably awesome picture of Ricky Gervais and Bill Barretta.
The Muppet Mindset by Ryan Dosier, firstname.lastname@example.org