and Waldorf review films at Movies.com
episode is scheduled to appear every other week at Movies.com
of the Hollywood Reporter
don't come much more lovable than Statler and Waldorf, the grumpy
old men who offered unsolicited and witty comments on "The
Muppet Show." Now the puppet duo is getting a regular spot
to share their inimitable reviews of upcoming films with online
and Waldorf -- From the Balcony" kicked off Thursday with their
remarks on Friday release "Bewitched" and "War of
the Worlds," which opens next Wednesday.
the puppets also have the "Snooze-O-Meter" for ranking
a movie's interest level between nodding off during the opening
credits to staying awake through the whole film.
Sherlock, Movies.com VP, said Statler and Waldorf did a screen
test of sorts during the Oscars. User traffic and feedback was
so positive that a regular feature was created.
a chord of nostalgia with our target audience, 18-34, who remember
the Muppets very well," he said. "After all, who could
forget Statler and Waldorf?"
the titular stars, each biweekly episode will feature a different
Muppet guest star, such as Pepe the King Prawn (who reviews DVDs
in the premiere episode), Rowlf the Dog and other favorites.
access to a variety of the Muppet characters, but obviously certain
Muppets lend themselves better to this forum, so we'll be gearing
it toward those," Sherlock said.
He added that
the initiative is "very much a partnership" with the Muppets
Holding Co., so that they work together on such things as scripts
the Muppets are operated by the Walt Disney Co.
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