“The Muppets,” The Dreamers, and Me

The first question any Gen X’er will ask about the Muppet movie opening today is “Did they ruin it?”

I’m happy to report no. No, they did not.

In fact, Jason Segel, in his years-long crusade to revive the Muppet franchise, has created a movie that entertains delightfully while subtly throwing down a challenge against the hyper-cynical, low-quality entertainment culture in which we find ourselves.

Like a green, gentle Batman, Kermit appears when we most need him.

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Muppet Opening Song

Here’s the new song written for “The Muppets,” as sung by Kermit and Bret McKenzie of Flight of the Conchords. It’s the big opening number for the movie. Remember, life’s a fillet of fish!

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