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Aug. 9, 2022

Episode 134 - The Muppets (2011)

Episode 134 - The Muppets (2011)

Do you know what the world’s 3rd greatest gift is?  Join your favourite TransAtlantic podcasting crew: Ian, Georgia, and Liam (Ethan’s off practicing his maniacal laugh) as head off to Hollywood via Smalltown USA (don’t worry, we’re travelling by map) as...


Do you know what the world’s 3rd greatest gift is?  Join your favourite TransAtlantic podcasting crew: Ian, Georgia, and Liam (Ethan’s off practicing his maniacal laugh) as head off to Hollywood via Smalltown USA (don’t worry, we’re travelling by map) as we review Jason Segel’s passion project, the 2011 reboot/sequel, The Muppets. Life’s a Happy Song in our 134th episode as we discuss:

  • The backstory of how Jason Segel got involved with the project and what other film he tips his hand regarding his love of the muppets in
  • Why the Muppets seems to be such a hard property for Disney to utilise correctly
  • Who was the original casting choice for Tex Richman (if legend is to be believed)
  • Who were Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller sent to in order to polish the script up
  • We cast the BFE crew according to which man would make the best muppet
  • Why wasn’t legendary Muppet performer Frank Oz in the film and what were his thoughts on it
  • We go through a list of cameos that tragically ended up on the cutting room floor
  • We talk about how Amy Adams is consistently not glamourised but ends up looking fantastic all film long
  • Which character does Ian truly hate in this film
  • We talk about which moments got us a little teary
  • We briefly give some thoughts on the cancellation of Mock the Week and Batgirl
  • Whether or not The Muppets is the Best Film Ever.

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Massive thanks to Lex Van Den Berghe for the use of 'Mistake' by Luckydog.  Catch more from Lex's new band, The Maids of Honor at https://soundcloud.com/themaidsofhonor

Also massive thanks to Moonlight Social for our age game theme song.  You can catch more from them at https://www.moonlightsocialmusic.com/

 

Timestamps for this episode:

  • 0:00 - Opening Banter 6:35 - Reflections & Corrections 15:45 - Shoutouts 27:30 - Deep Dive 2:32:40 - Endgame