News Update: December 2, 2010

NEWS UPDATE: December 2, 2010

The latest news from the set of The Muppets with Jason Segel is that there are, well, Muppets on the set! Yes, a few days ago, On Location Vacations posted quite a few new pictures from the set featuring Jason Segel, Walter (who is looking wonderful), Miss Piggy, Kermit, Gozno, Janice, Zoot, Beaker, Bunsen, part of Scooter, and more! This is hugely exciting and the Muppets look AMAZING. More please!

There have also been three more celebrity cameo announcements for The Muppets: Mickey Rooney, Ricky Gervais, and Emily Blunt. Mickey Rooney was pretty much confirmed when a close friend of Rooney’s posted a picture of two directors chairs; one that said, simply, “The Muppets” and another that said “Mickey Rooney.” One would have to assume that means he’s in the movie. Gervais and Blunt have been reported as being in the film by The Hollywood Reporter… but who knows what that means. What are your thoughts on these possible cameos?

Unless you live under a rock, then you’ve surely seen Cookie Monster’s brilliant audition tape to be a host of Saturday Night Live. If you haven’t (or if you have and just want to watch it again), check it out now…

The video has over one million views and the Facebook campaign page has over 100,000 members. With numbers like that, it seems highly likely that we’ll be seeing Cookie Monster on SNL sometime in the near future. I for one am thrilled by this prospect and think that it would be an awesome, awesome outlet for the Sesame Street characters. Let’s make it happen!!

Have a wall? Like the Muppets? Well then, you should consider ordering some Muppet FatHeads! What are FatHeads, you ask? Good question. FatHeads are basically a cross between stickers and posters. They’re high-quality materials and are shaped like sports players, movie stars, and more. And now, there are Muppets! Check out the picture and see for yourself! As you can see, there are plenty of Muppets included: Kermit, Piggy, Fozzie, Gonzo, Animal, Swedish Chef, Bunsen, Beaker, Rizzo, and Pepe. The cost is over $100… but if you have the wall space, it’s definitely worth it!

There is some sad news for BOOM! Studios and The Muppet Show Comic Book as Roger Langridge announced that he is leaving the comic after the upcoming next arc (“The Four Seasons”). Langridge cited his reason for leaving as just wanting a change and a readjustment in his life which is entirely understandable. While we’ll miss Roger an extreme amount, we at The Muppet Mindset would like to wish him a smooth transition and we sincerely hope he continues to make people happy with his incredible talent.

The Muppet Mindset by Ryan Dosier

2 thoughts on “News Update: December 2, 2010

  1. After seeing the sport related fatheads I was hoping they'd make Muppet versions. After seeing these.. I'm still hoping. It' snot that they're bad, per se. It's that these cartoon versions of the Muppets have been both overused lately and at the same time I wish they would have used actual photos of the characters. We all know they have full body posers images that, while also overused, would have looked much better. Maybe these can be the “kid-room” versions and they will release photo versions for us adults!

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