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Could The Muppets be the new hosts for the Oscars? UPDATE: No.

Nov. 9, 2011by:

UPDATE - Sorry Muppeteers. Variety is reporting that the Academy is aware of the online campaign to get the Muppets to host this year's Oscars and is not interested...

Eddie Murphy is out. So who gets the in? You want to see THE MUPPETS host the Oscars on February 28th? It's not an impossibility.

A Facebook page has popped up advocating for our felt friends to take Murphy's place. Disney owns ABC and is the studio releasing the upcoming MUPPETS film so it really could happen. Maybe this is just something to muster more attention for the film which is releasing on November 23rd.

Would it be cool to have The Muppets host? I'm not opposed to it. I would love to share the stage with Gonzo. Can you imagine the musical numbers?

You guys have an suggestions? Abe Vigoda? Rick Moranis? Beavis and Butt-Head? Just trying to help...

Source: Deadline

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1:56AM on 11/11/2011
Hollywood only likes 'screwball' stuff when it's safely contained and far, far away from Hollywood itself. There's some truth in the concept of the Animaniacs being a terrifying force locked up in the WB tower. And the Muppets embody it.
Hollywood only likes 'screwball' stuff when it's safely contained and far, far away from Hollywood itself. There's some truth in the concept of the Animaniacs being a terrifying force locked up in the WB tower. And the Muppets embody it.
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9:43AM on 11/10/2011

YES

HELL YES! I already watch the Oscars, but that would DEFINITELY bring in viewers. But I demand that Gonzo the Great and Rizzo the Rat are the specific hosts.
HELL YES! I already watch the Oscars, but that would DEFINITELY bring in viewers. But I demand that Gonzo the Great and Rizzo the Rat are the specific hosts.
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9:36AM on 11/10/2011
The Muppets need a human as straight man. Someone suggested Neil Patrick Harris. That sounds good to me.
The Muppets need a human as straight man. Someone suggested Neil Patrick Harris. That sounds good to me.
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9:15AM on 11/10/2011
Neil Patrick Harris. Make it happen. Would love for The Muppets to host but since it's not going to happen, logically, Neil's the one I want to see take that gig and make it interesting!
Neil Patrick Harris. Make it happen. Would love for The Muppets to host but since it's not going to happen, logically, Neil's the one I want to see take that gig and make it interesting!
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12:57PM on 11/10/2011
Hell yeah. He did sterling work hosting the Tony Awards for a couple of years. Look up "Broadway's Not Just for Gays Anymore" on Youtube.
Hell yeah. He did sterling work hosting the Tony Awards for a couple of years. Look up "Broadway's Not Just for Gays Anymore" on Youtube.
6:38AM on 11/10/2011
DAVID WARNER!!!
DAVID WARNER!!!
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5:17AM on 11/10/2011
Robin Williams.
Robin Williams.
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4:56AM on 11/10/2011
I want MacGruber!
I want MacGruber!
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3:57AM on 11/10/2011

For fuck sakes

NO.
NO.
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3:40AM on 11/10/2011
Fist person who came to mind was Danny McBride... It would be even cooler if he did it as Kenny Powers.

Other suggestions, Louis CK, Aziz Ansari, Conan, or Kanye West, but he kept interrupting everyone who wins an award!
Fist person who came to mind was Danny McBride... It would be even cooler if he did it as Kenny Powers.

Other suggestions, Louis CK, Aziz Ansari, Conan, or Kanye West, but he kept interrupting everyone who wins an award!
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2:55AM on 11/10/2011
How old are we, 7? Two words = Ricky Gervais
How old are we, 7? Two words = Ricky Gervais
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9:21AM on 11/10/2011
How old are you, 20? Your comment reads much like it's from someone born post 1990.
How old are you, 20? Your comment reads much like it's from someone born post 1990.
3:25PM on 11/10/2011
What the fuck is that supposed to mean KevinBurke32? I was born in 1991 and I am 20 years old; however I absolutely love the muppets and they were apart of my childhood. I do not get your logic that all people post 1990 do not like the muppets. Next time when you make a generalization think before you speak or in this case type.
What the fuck is that supposed to mean KevinBurke32? I was born in 1991 and I am 20 years old; however I absolutely love the muppets and they were apart of my childhood. I do not get your logic that all people post 1990 do not like the muppets. Next time when you make a generalization think before you speak or in this case type.
2:49AM on 11/10/2011

What?

Logistically, I can't see how this would work. There's a reason The Muppets aren't known for their live show...
Logistically, I can't see how this would work. There's a reason The Muppets aren't known for their live show...
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2:14AM on 11/10/2011
Doesn't make a difference who is hosting it, it will still be written by Bruce Vilanch. He's been writing the dialog for the Oscars for decades now, that's why they've been so unfunny and boring.
Change out the writers to new writers that aren't Hollywood mainstays, and then the Oscars may have a chance.
Doesn't make a difference who is hosting it, it will still be written by Bruce Vilanch. He's been writing the dialog for the Oscars for decades now, that's why they've been so unfunny and boring.
Change out the writers to new writers that aren't Hollywood mainstays, and then the Oscars may have a chance.
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1:04AM on 11/10/2011
GREATEST OSCARS EVER!!!
GREATEST OSCARS EVER!!!
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12:25AM on 11/10/2011
Yes! And you really can tell a Niki article by the way its written haha
Yes! And you really can tell a Niki article by the way its written haha
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11:59PM on 11/09/2011
Trey Parker and Matt Stone FTW!!!
Trey Parker and Matt Stone FTW!!!
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11:48PM on 11/09/2011
Yes! That would be awesome. I would gladly welcome the muppets as oscar hosts. Heck, it might even get me to actually watch them. Still, too bad about Eddie. If he were his oldself, it could actually be entertaining.
Yes! That would be awesome. I would gladly welcome the muppets as oscar hosts. Heck, it might even get me to actually watch them. Still, too bad about Eddie. If he were his oldself, it could actually be entertaining.
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11:30PM on 11/09/2011
I'm going to create a facebook page for Batman hosting the Oscars so I can get a story on joblo.
I'm going to create a facebook page for Batman hosting the Oscars so I can get a story on joblo.
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11:23PM on 11/09/2011

uuuuhhh...

yes... please!
yes... please!
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11:08PM on 11/09/2011
I think Charlie Sheen and Mel Gibson should tag team the hosting duties
I think Charlie Sheen and Mel Gibson should tag team the hosting duties
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7:52AM on 11/10/2011
Novel idea, but I think in reality it could be the most boring Oscars ever cuz they'd have to stick to the script.
Novel idea, but I think in reality it could be the most boring Oscars ever cuz they'd have to stick to the script.
10:57PM on 11/09/2011
I think this is a great idea. They never really get anyone Edgy to host the Oscars, and most the hosts end up being forgettable. It's certainly a more interesting idea than several other hosts.
I think this is a great idea. They never really get anyone Edgy to host the Oscars, and most the hosts end up being forgettable. It's certainly a more interesting idea than several other hosts.
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10:55PM on 11/09/2011
If they give Animal some solo time and have an orchestrated "Mahna Mahna," I'll have a reason to watch.
If they give Animal some solo time and have an orchestrated "Mahna Mahna," I'll have a reason to watch.
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