Monday, May 23, 2011

Where Did "Green With Envy" Trailer Come From?

Now this is a puzzle. Why would Jason Segel and Amy Adams - two stars with rapidly-rising bigtime cache - step up for what looks like just another relentlessly-formulaic romantic comedy? And for that matter, why would a relentlessly-formulaic romanctic comedy need it's own special YouTube page?




Heh. Very, VERY clever "gotcha" debut for "The Muppets" trailer; which reportedly caught a lot of folks off guard at this weekend's "Pirates" showings. Lucky them - though, on the down side, they DID have to watch "Pirates" afterwards...

20 comments:

AniMerrill said...

Oh wow, that IS the best trailer ever xD

Christian said...

This is probably my most looked-foward to movie this year, but I'm still worried that we won't see Rowlf. He hasn't had a major part in any of the movies since Muppet Family Christmas.

Steve said...

Dammit Bob, I was just about to tweet this to you!

Beema said...

hehehe awesome

Adam said...

Oh God, I am laughing so hard right now. They may actually drag me out to see this thing.

"I can't believe we had that in the budget."

Oh Fozzie; how I've missed you. :D

Chris Wyatt said...
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Chris Wyatt said...

How sad is it when the best part of Pirates of the Caribbean was a trailer attached to the movie?

Varya said...

Man, I bought that, hook, line and sinker! Awesome!

Kyle said...

Nobody breaks the 4th wall like The Muppets.

NOBODY

TheAlmightyNarf said...

Pure win.

Arturo said...

There are literally no words to describe this brilliance

Nick said...

Nice prank, Bob.

And please let this movie not suck.

bigjkt said...

@Bob a very good "Gotcha"
@Christian unfortunately when Jim Henson died some Muppet voices just couldn't be done the same including Kermit, Rowlf, Dr. Teeth, Link the Pig (in space), I think Sam Eagle is the exception.
@Kyle well said.

Phantos said...

I imagine a lot of theatres looked like a live-action re-enactment of the "Reaciton Guys" meme when they saw this.

Rob said...

Haaa!! I fell for it.

Christian said...

@bigjkt I know, but since Kermit and the Swedish Chef are still being used despite not having correct voices, I don't see why they couldn't find a replacement for Rowlf. Especially since he always had the best lines.

And Sam the Eagle was performed by Frank Oz.

MovieBob said...

If I remember correctly, part of the reason the other "original" Muppeteers remained hesitant to pick up Rowlf was that Henson had always had a kind of more personal "ownership" of him than any of the others - that in a sense Rowlf WAS Jim's direct "avatar" among the original lineup.

It was always couched in the vaugely new-age hippie-ish speak that the Henson crew used, but I think the point was that while his other voices were characters Rowlf's lines and general "outlook" were just Henson-unfiltered. FWIW, when you watch the original Muppet Show sketches where Rowlf is JUST playing the piano and/or "talking music" to the camera and compare them to behind the scenes footage of Henson at work; it IS a kind of uncanny similarity.

Chris Cesarano said...

It was a very clever ruse, but doesn't necessarily confirm whether it will live up to old standards.

At the very least, though, they're reverting back to the muppets simply invading real life in the manner of The Muppet Movie or Muppets Take Manhattan.

counterpoint said...

wow. didn't see THAT coming.

blogs are for hipsters said...

no man you love Lilly don't go after this new girl just because Muppet love her


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