The Muppets


Like most people my age, I grew up with the Muppets. I think my love of pop culture owes a lot to repeated viewings of The Muppet Babies. Hearing about Jim Henson’s death is a childhood moment I remember to this day. I am also a huge fan of Jason Segel. So when I heard that he was writing the new muppet movie, I felt a mixture of excitement and nervousness. Turns out I had nothing to worry about. Segel took everything one loves about the Muppets and put it in modern times, complete with a who’s who of today’s comedy world.

The film follows Walter and Gary (Segel), a Muppet and a man who are brothers. The two travel with Gary’s girlfriend Mary (Amy Adams) to Los Angeles where they learn that the old Muppet Theater will soon belong to an oil tycoon who plans to destroy it. To…

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