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Jason Segel to play the lead in new movie

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by TheMonsterAteMe, Mar 17, 2010.


Who is your favorite human lead in a Muppet movie?

  1. Charles Durning as Doc Hopper (The Muppet Movie)

    16 vote(s)
  2. Charles Grodin as Nicky Holiday (The Great Muppet Caper)

    15 vote(s)
  3. Juliana Donald as Jenny (The Muppets Take Manhattan)

    12 vote(s)
  4. Michael Caine as Ebenezer Scrooge (The Muppet Christmas Carol)

    22 vote(s)
  5. Tim Curry as Long John Silver (Muppet Treasure Island)

    11 vote(s)
  6. Jeffrey Tambor as K. Edgar Singer (Muppets From Space)

    2 vote(s)

  1. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    Who Is Jason Segel?

    Why, the lead singer of A Flock of Segels of course.
  2. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    If he lived near the bay, does that make him Jason Baygel?
  3. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member


    I think this thread has been both muffined and baygeled. Let's get back to talking about Jason Baygel's Muffin Movie.

    ...and pass the cream cheese.
  4. AndyWan Kenobi

    AndyWan Kenobi Well-Known Member

    I freaked out for a second when I read the last post and thought it had something to do with Michael Bay directing a Muppet movie. Now THAT would be . . . well . . . something.

    In related news, a recent news story suggests that Zach Galifianakis is cameoing the new Muppet movie, according to Robert Downey Jr. during interviews for "Due Date." I actually love this idea. I need to see him interacting with Animal!
  5. BobThePizzaBoy

    BobThePizzaBoy Well-Known Member

  6. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

  7. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Well, it wouldn't be terrible, but it would completely focus on Crazy Harry! :crazy:

    Seconded. Yay! It's actually 90% happening now.
  8. Mupp

    Mupp Well-Known Member


    I wish that the Muppets Studio would have mentioned it on Twitter though, it would have been a good way to generate excitement.
  9. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I guess they're trying to keep a low profile while the movie's in production. Everything we've heard about the film was leaked via third party sources. Actually, it's like that for most movies.
  10. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Sweet! Zach was on my list of "who should have a cameo" actors that I wrote up. I had a feeling he'd be in it. Im sure a lot of the familar Segal/Stoller and Apatow crew will be in it too.
  11. AndyWan Kenobi

    AndyWan Kenobi Well-Known Member

    I really hope so. Ever since seeing Seth Rogen as Rowlf on SNL, I've been dying to see him interact with the muppets for reals.
  12. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Well-Known Member

    I just fell in love with her when first laid eyes on her. I just loved her acting and wouldn't mind seeing her back in another Muppet film. Is she still around?

    Edit: I sixth that YAY!
  13. beakerboy12

    beakerboy12 Well-Known Member

    Oh, she's around! Just this year The Muppet Mindset had an interview with her!
  14. ZeppoAndFriends

    ZeppoAndFriends Well-Known Member

    At least in BIA they were playing second fiddle to people who could actually ACT! Michael Jordan is many things, but not an actor.

    Back to the matter of the thread:

    I seventh that, YAY!

    I might not have seen ANYTHING that Jason Segal was involved in, but, all things considered, I remain optimistic that this will be good.

    Then again, that's the same optimisim I used to try and convice myself that MFS and MWOO were 'future classic' material.

    :o *Slinks off to hide in the corner* :o
  15. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I'd be a lot more optimistic about this one. MFS was a good movie that was ruined by a director who's vision was that he didn't have vision and I was against the idea of the Muppets doing another classic story anyway. Jason wants to see what we want to see, and doesn't want the things we don't want to see in a Muppet Movie. Even if the film did focus on the human stars, I have a lot more faith in the team that they'd manage to be the first to get it done right.
  16. Mupp

    Mupp Well-Known Member


    To be honest, it wasen't until a few years ago that I fully learned what true potential that MFS could of had by searching online. But even when I saw it back in 1999, though it did have its moments, I always knew that it was kind of bland.

    Its a real shame, MFS could have been so much better! :cry:

    Oh well, I guess its best to keep moving forward.
  17. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    That's clearly not going to happen here. The writers and director seem to have the same style of humor, and they're both working together. A GOOD movie has a symbiotic relationship with the writer and director. A bad one has the writer stick up a picture of the director on a dart board.
  18. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Your thoughts lately on all this remind me of something I proposed years ago on here: I had two ideas for Muppet films. One in which the Muppet gang was working in a dot com/tech company(which I guess now would be a facebook or google type place) and the opening scene would be like the madcap chaos in the first scenes of MFS. The other idea was a typical New York rom-com, played totally straight...but happening to have Pepe in it.

    So I get giddy at the idea of sitting down in a theater, rolling my eyes at seeing yet another Vince Vaughn/Favreau/Jennifer Aniston/Seth Rogen/Apatow type comedy...but a minute into it, we see the person Vince Vaughn or Seth Rogen or Vince Vaughn is chewing out is Fozzie Bear. Now that'd be a sweet trailer,
    where Nick Segal is having this argument in an apartment...and you think its going to be a girl or a guy friend he's talking to, and it happens to be a Muppet. And the audience has a "holy smokes, this is the new muppet movie!" moment.

    As in, they treat it like they would a tentpole comedy film, and not the usual sacharine Disney family release.
  19. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Well-Known Member

    Now i'm going to have to read that.
  20. Kimp the Shrimp

    Kimp the Shrimp Well-Known Member

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