When you were growing up, did your parents sit in front of the TV on a Friday night, drinking wine and laughing their arses off at the Muppet Show? Mine did, and so did the parents of many of my friends. I remember being shushed during the cooking segment at a sleepover. Bork! Bork! Bork!

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Well, the Muppets are back, this time on the big screen, with everyone’s favourites; Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzy Bear, Gonzo, Beaker, Floyd and the band including Animal, Tina Fey, Lady GaGa, PDiddy, ….wait, what? Yes, there are A LOT of cameos and a few starring roles for non furry celebrities in this movie. Let me just say I never thought I would see Ray Liotta in a Muppets Movie. I’d love to go through them all but recognizing them yourself is part of the fun! Apparently there might be a few non-credited cameos as well, so keep your eyes peeled.

Apart from the actors with hands up their bottoms, the 3 main human roles go to Tina Fey (brilliant as a tough but lovesick Russian prison guard) Ty Burrell (The best Inspector Clouseau I’ve ever seen) and Ricky Gervais as an eerily smooth Mr Bad Guy. There is also a new Muppet, the evil mastermind frog Constantine, who I think is my new favourite Muppet of all time. I am a sucker for a Boris and Natasha accent!

So, did you grow up with the Muppets? Who is your favourite? Muppets Most Wanted opens in Australia on 7th April 2014, just in time for the school holidays. It’s rated G, and the audience I sat with laughed their arses off, even without wine.

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6 thoughts on “Muppets Most Wanted

  • 04/01/2014 at 1:35 AM
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    I cant wait! If I were a celebrity I would be putting my hand up to do a cameo in a Muppet movie. Its the ultimate in street cred as far as I'm concerned.

    • 04/01/2014 at 2:51 AM
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      You would be excellent in the Tina Fey role!
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  • 04/01/2014 at 5:37 AM
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    We just saw the preview for this Sunday when we went to a pre-screening of the Lego movie and my husband and I looked over our son's head with that "Oh we HAVE TO SEE THAT" look. We def grew up with the muppets and may or may not have a few kermit the frogs laying around our house! -Aroha (for #teamIBOT)

  • 04/02/2014 at 1:12 AM
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    LOVE the Muppets and I can't wait to see this movie.

  • 04/02/2014 at 3:07 AM
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    I love the crazy professors and the chefs the best – always brings a smile to my face! It will be a definite watch for our family these school holidays. I love seeing stars in the muppets, makes me like them that much more!

  • 04/02/2014 at 10:44 AM
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    I ave the BEST memories of the muppets and this is one movie I am actually going to volunteer to take the kids too. I always thought Kermie got me… you know its not easy being green and all that 🙂 xx

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