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"The Muppets": What made you laugh

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by beaker, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Oh yeah, the gangster Fozzie. Man, at the end when he's all "what the wocka?" like it was a swear word, I was laughing so hard. I cant stand that tough guy gangbanger macho type...actually this movie makes fun of all the people I cant stand(smart phone twitching spoiled princesses, corrupt corporate CEOs, etc)

    Yes! The "waited a whole year" bit was good. There's something edgy I always found about the Muppets odd brand of innocent humor.
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  2. Cindy

    Cindy Moderator Staff Member

    I was cracking up throughout Walter's flashback after he falls in love with the Muppets. The Kermit cake, the tour book, etc. such a classic Muppet fan.

    When Walter and Gary start brushing their teeth and seeing Walter's pearly whites.

    When the crowd from the opening dance number yells "They're gone!" and then collapse.

    Man or a Muppet song... tears. streaming. uncontrolled. laughter.

    Sweetums running from the used car lot.

    Walter screaming.

    And more I'm certain... perhaps I need to see it again to jog my memory. ;)
  3. Puckrox

    Puckrox Well-Known Member

    Let's see...

    Rowlf's montage moment is my favorite. As Rowlf said: "Classic."

    Gonzo's bowling ball. And his "I've been wearing this under my suit for years!"

    Jim Parsons, Zach Galifianakis, and Jack Black.

    80's Robot when he keeps running into the wall.

    Man or Muppet.

    And Muppet Man!
  4. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    I was hoping John Krazinski woulda had more than just a split second cameo! Im such an Office fanboy. Glad Rashida Jones(his ex from Season 2) was in it a lot.
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  5. Puckrox

    Puckrox Well-Known Member

    Okay, am I the only one who found this part of the film slightly heartbreaking? I mean, the song is funny on its own with all the changes made to it, and I find them taking such a poignant/beautiful song and making it about something so pointless hilarious, but what about the actual scene of this? Fozzie's working in a place that obviously does not treat him well, not to mention he's just not happy. And Kermit's expression as he's taking in his surroundings and realizing whatever Fozzie had told him about his work was a lie... Ugh. It just eats away at my heart.

    Another thing that made me laugh: "YOU'RE RUINING ONE OF THE GREATEST SONGS OF ALL TIME!"
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  6. Cindy

    Cindy Moderator Staff Member

    Oh and I was dying at 80's Robot dialing up his modem. LOL! That so took me back to my early days here at MC. As soon as I'd hear that sound I would know that I was so close to my happy place. :D
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  7. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    The modem gag was good--and, guess what, I'm on dialup, so I hear that sound every day! Not that loud, though. It should have taken '80s Robot the better part of a day to locate even one Muppet, though, as modems typically ran at 300 baud back then. I'm ooooold enough to remember being able to read faster than they could put plain text on the screen.

    Gonzo sleeping with the chickens in a robe. He reminded me of Hugh Hefner, but with chickens instead of bunnies.

    The rainstorm that turned out to be a gardener's hose. The whole audience cracked up at that one.

    Walter's teeth. "Yikes--Bwaahaahaa!" I'd been anticipating a gag about brusing his tongue.

    All the little gags in Life's a Happy Song about Walter being so teeny--collapsing under the weight of a cake, being kicked away, etc.

    The schoolkids' disappointment at having to take a week of vacation.

    When Jack Black asked Animal what he was doing, and Animal replied "Acting natural." I also liked his "Innn controoool."

    Um... there were more, and I'll remember then when I get home after seeing the matinee today.
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  8. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    I think it feels heartbreaking to see what happened to him, but for me it wasnt til he opens the door and is practically living on the street in a back alley where it really hits you. I was just in Reno, even walked by where this casino was...that whole city really is that insanely depressing. Just being there for 2 days sent me into a bad depression for a week.

    It was hard for me to tell it was Smells Like Teen Spirit at first, as they dont really get into the chorus it seems.

    But thats another VMX connection...didnt they also cover Nirvana in that one? Or Im probably thinking of something else
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  9. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Heh, in grade school we had moldy beiged boxed old Apple computers with green monochrome screens. Oregon Trail for the win!

    LOVE that! Favorite new meme potential quotable quote from the film
  10. Puckrox

    Puckrox Well-Known Member

    I think maybe I've just seen this movie so many times that, at this point, the second Kermit walks in I'm just all "Noooo Fozzie is so unhappy it kills me!" the third time I saw it I was just noticing Kermit's expression as he saw his ol' pal performing, and it broke my heart. Ah, but you know me, I'm overtly sensitive/emotional.
  11. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Anyone else love the backhanded reference to Fox not picking up the pilot for that show in 2001 where they get turned down by Fox? I guess I was the only one in the theater that got it. Nice that they added Easter eggs like that.
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  12. tutter_fan

    tutter_fan Well-Known Member

    You know what? I thought that line from Fozzie was HILARIOUS! That part where Walter sees the celebrity map stand, says something along the lines of "Hey Guys, I have a GREAT IDEA!", tells them to pull over, and then the curve ball comes at us in the next shot where we see them eating chili dogs was HILARIOUS!!!! I'm not kidding! I thought that they were going to go get a map of where all the celebrities are, only to find out that he wants to get some chili dogs was PURE genius in terms of comedy! (at least to me)
  13. Gonzo's Hobbit

    Gonzo's Hobbit Well-Known Member

    Every now and then I wondered if Jason Segal was at all influenced by "How I Met Your Mother" because certain things kinda remined me of the humor there and the celebrity map this was one of those time.
  14. Dominicboo1

    Dominicboo1 Well-Known Member

    Statler-(paraphrased) It sounds like you're mentioning a crucilal plot point.
    Waldorf-I hope so or I bored the audience half to death!
    Statler-You mean the other half of the audience is still alive?
    It reminds me of Lady Holiday's "It's plot exposition it has to go somewhere"
    Tex Richman's manical laugh, and sing along number. He was a pretty funny villian.
    Laughter is the 3rd greatest gift, you know!
  15. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    I will say probably my favorite part was Gonzo's first scene: "I've been wearing this under my suit for years!" Lol, Now THIS is the Gonzo I remember. It almost felt like a reassurance that the Muppets still have it, despite some set backs over the years. :concern::)
  16. RH7X9

    RH7X9 New Member

    I loved it all, especially when they kidnapped Jack Black! ...I laughed hard to what he said when they knocked on his door.
  17. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    I giggled during Me Party" when Mary did a little dance at the table using a halved breadroll and a pair of forks. That was a direct reference to Charlie Chaplin's "table ballet" from the film The Gold Rush. I found the Chaplin homage very appropriate, considering that the Henson studios was formerly the Charlie Chaplin studios.

    The table ballet:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoKbDNY0Zwg
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  18. MuppetsFan4Life

    MuppetsFan4Life Active Member

    Wow... There were so many funny parts to this movie, but I'll list as much as I can.

    - When Walter ran into the TV screen to join the Muppets. It was kinda sad, but funny, too. XD

    - "That's just an Internet rumor, like there's a country called Turkey"

    - The whole "Life's a Happy Song" number was funny, cute and is still stuck in my head after all this time....

    - "It's Spring Break!"
    "Awww! :( "
    "You come back in 2 weeks!"
    " YAY!!! "

    - The rain/gardener gag gets me everytime

    - All of the 4th wall jokes.

    - Walter's epic screaming after hearing the plan from Tex

    - The star maps/ hot dogs gag

    - The homage to the first movie with Sweetums (I laughed so hard... XD )

    - Basically, anytime Rowlf was seen. I loved seeing him again. He was so funny and had one-liners that really made me laugh. I think Jim would've been proud. That montage scene with him did it for me, though. Sleeping on a hammock was important to the montage for him... LOL

    - Tex's laugh and the random rap number. And then the showgirls came out. I could NOT stop laughing at the whole number. And it was sing-along, too! Hahahaha!!

    - Muppet Man. Enough said here.

    - Marvin Sugg's line at the end of the movie. I was clapping when I saw him! He always made me laugh during The Muppet Show!

    - Traveling by map. Genius!

    - When Gary, Mary and Walter see Kermit for the first time and you hear a angelic choir, but it's from a choir on a bus that drove by. ROFL I LOVE THESE GAGS!!

    - And when Walter faints right after that moment.

    - Uncle Deadly and Bobo (every scene with them! )

    - The whole telethon was funny and interesting to watch! Poor Jack Black!

    I can't think of anymore, but you get the idea!

    *****And BTW, when Kermit suggests that they drive to find everyone, is it me or am I the only one who wanted him to say "Moving right along" ??****
  19. Dominicboo1

    Dominicboo1 Well-Known Member

    I like it when Uncle Deadly and Bobo start singing Together Again, but Tex yells at them, and Bobo asks Deadly "You think we're working for the bad guy?"Ha ha ha Bobo is totally clueless sometimes (so funny).
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  20. Alvin

    Alvin Active Member

    Doesn't take much for me...I laughed my head off when Walter was screaming for like 3 or 4 scenes!! GREAT!


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