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01.29.2009

We know that Jason Segel has an affinity for puppetry -- in case this wasn't clearly demonstrated by the climax of FORGETTING SARAH MARSHALL, he also plans to revive Kermit, Fozzie and all the fabric characters made popular by Jim Henson, THE MUPPETS.

Disney is assisting Segel in bringing his dream project to life (as much as a hand in the ass of a felt creature can do), along with MARSHALL director Nicholas Stoller... and potentially every famous person Segel knows.

Segel is still working on the script, but it apparently includes plenty of room for cameos as he tells MTV: "I’ve told all of my friends that I’ve written parts for them, but I have way less friends than you imagine."

Still, those familiar faces could conceivably include (speculation alert!) any of Segel's comrades from the "Apatow Gang" (Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd, James Franco, Bill Hader, etc.), "HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER" chums like Alyson Hannigan or the great Neil Patrick Harris, or MARSHALL's sexy ladies Mila Kunis and Kristen Bell.

Either way, there's going to be a whole lot of foam rubber and flailing limbs, and (thankfully) not much male frontal nudity.

Extra Tidbit: When the MUPPET SHOW returned in the 90s, guests included Prince, Billy Crystal, Pierce Brosnan and Sandra Bullock.
Source: MTV

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1:05PM on 01/30/2009

Mmmmmm

I am with Madine on this, this is old news....I actually hoped there might be more information on what he actually has planned for the Muppets, but obviously not. Must be a slow news day I guess.....
I am with Madine on this, this is old news....I actually hoped there might be more information on what he actually has planned for the Muppets, but obviously not. Must be a slow news day I guess.....
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8:05AM on 01/30/2009
This is not news. Segal working on this script was announced a while ago. So why this rehashing of old news, JoBlo? The Muppets are great, but they have had a bumpy way of it movie-wise for the past 15 years or more. Here's hoping Segal can make it great.
This is not news. Segal working on this script was announced a while ago. So why this rehashing of old news, JoBlo? The Muppets are great, but they have had a bumpy way of it movie-wise for the past 15 years or more. Here's hoping Segal can make it great.
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4:54PM on 01/29/2009

Bjork Bjork!

Segel is the best man for the job, and anyone who's seen Sarah Marshall can confirm this. He can knock them out of their Muppets in Space, Wizard of Oz slump. I've got really high hopes for this one. I wrote a pretty lengthy piece on this right here (under "10 Ways to Knock the New Muppet Movie Out of the Park"): [link]
Segel is the best man for the job, and anyone who's seen Sarah Marshall can confirm this. He can knock them out of their Muppets in Space, Wizard of Oz slump. I've got really high hopes for this one. I wrote a pretty lengthy piece on this right here (under "10 Ways to Knock the New Muppet Movie Out of the Park"): [link]
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3:52PM on 01/29/2009
I recently watched The Muppet Show Season 3 on DVD. That sh*t is genius.
I recently watched The Muppet Show Season 3 on DVD. That sh*t is genius.
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3:16PM on 01/29/2009

Can't Wait

I'm glad someone is bringing the muppets back. I hope it works out well and lasts for years to come. There aren't many shows better than the Muppets.
I'm glad someone is bringing the muppets back. I hope it works out well and lasts for years to come. There aren't many shows better than the Muppets.
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1:09PM on 01/29/2009
stoked to see someone w/ some talent get a hold of the muppets again.
stoked to see someone w/ some talent get a hold of the muppets again.
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11:03AM on 01/29/2009
Muppets are awesome, glad to see they're making a comeback. Just hope its better than muppets in space.
Muppets are awesome, glad to see they're making a comeback. Just hope its better than muppets in space.
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10:00AM on 01/29/2009
Fan-fucking-tastic news!
Fan-fucking-tastic news!
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8:35AM on 01/29/2009

BEST NEWS EVER

Great news... have alwas loved the muppets so having a movie made by a guy who would do it justice is awesome!
Great news... have alwas loved the muppets so having a movie made by a guy who would do it justice is awesome!
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8:20AM on 01/29/2009
That's fantastic and all, but I need to ask...WHERE THE FUCK IS NEWS ON DARK CRYSTAL 2?! This is getting ridiculous.
That's fantastic and all, but I need to ask...WHERE THE FUCK IS NEWS ON DARK CRYSTAL 2?! This is getting ridiculous.
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7:30AM on 01/29/2009
I'm hoping they at least bring Jeffrey Tambor back for a cameo if nothing else.
I'm hoping they at least bring Jeffrey Tambor back for a cameo if nothing else.
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6:19AM on 01/29/2009
I recently watched The Muppet Show Season 3 on DVD. That sh*t is genius.
I recently watched The Muppet Show Season 3 on DVD. That sh*t is genius.
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5:48AM on 01/29/2009
Oh wow this could be golden. Will it be directed towards us adults though? Like will the Muppets swear and drink? Haha.
Oh wow this could be golden. Will it be directed towards us adults though? Like will the Muppets swear and drink? Haha.
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4:50AM on 01/29/2009

That fucks my shit up

I'm really hip to this news.
I'm really hip to this news.
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2:24AM on 01/29/2009

Jason Segel's Muppets

I can't wait to witness Segel's vision for a new Muppet Caper on the big screen. I'm there no matter where he takes us, as long as it's not Manhattan!
I can't wait to witness Segel's vision for a new Muppet Caper on the big screen. I'm there no matter where he takes us, as long as it's not Manhattan!
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