May 30, 2012
'The Muppets' Blooper Reel

Have eight minutes to spare while drinking your coffee and checking email this morning? Of course you do! Spend it with this hilarious Muppets blooper reel. [via buzzfeed]

April 6, 2012
Pitching The Muppets

Above is the original network television pitch reel created by Jim Henson to sell The Muppet Show to CBS. The reel features a character named Leo, who originally starred in the Muppet Meeting Films, which was a series of bizarre corporate training videos made by Henson. 

Leo says, “Small children will love the cute cuddly characters. Young people will love the fresh innovative comedy. College kids and intellectual eggheads will love the underlying symbolism of everything. Freaky long hair, dirty, cynical hippies will love our freaky long hair, dirty, cynical Muppets.”

Right from the get go, it seems that Henson knew exactly who the show was intended for. It feels like Pixar just took a page right from the Henson playbook. [via TDW]

March 28, 2012
Muppets Respond to Goldman Sachs

A couple of weeks ago former Goldman Sachs executive Greg Smith ran his resignation letter on the op-ed pages of the New York Times and made the hilarious claim that Goldman employees often referred to their clients as “Muppets.”

You didn’t think the Muppets would take that lying down did you? Of course not. In this new Funny of Die skit, the Muppets invade the Goldman Sachs boardroom where Neal McDonough and Kyle MacLachlan expertly play bankers. It’s as if the two were born to play snotty Goldman employees.

It’s worth watching just to hear Neil McDonough say, “I’ve got suits made out of bitches like you.” [via THR/Uproxx]

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