Friday, March 6, 2009

Just call me Miss Piggy

You know, love comes in many different forms.

My first loves were all green: The Incredible Hulk, Kermit, and this giant statue of a green knight that stood in front of a bar in Destin Florida in the late 70's & early 80’s.

No kidding.





I think I somewhere misconstrued "a knight in shining armor." And NO, our parents never took us INTO the bar…..it had a little crappy shop attached to it where we bought kites. Gaaah, people.

Later, there was Kirk Cameron, OF COURSE.

Then came the general string of crushes and involvements with various heartbreakers who really existed and that I actually knew. And now I have The Todd.

However, I am thinking of leaving the Todd, striking out for LA and falling madly in love with Jason Segel. I just think he’s precious, and pretty cute, to boot – even when he played the slightly gross friend of Seth Rogen in Knocked Up. In fact, it kind of freaks me out that I found him even the slightest bit attractive in that role, but it explains a lot about a lot of those heartbreakers I mentioned.

However, my Jason Segel love really has come to fruition thanks to a bit of trivia about “Forgetting Sarah Marshall.” No, NOT the naked breakup scene. The Muppets. In the movie, there’s this whole thing about the main character (Segel) and his quest to write a vampire Muppet musical. And I thought, “Hmm. I could get into that. Like a musical about the Count from Sesame Street.” And then I promptly forgot about it…until I watched the commentary stuff.

It turns out that the whole vampire puppet bit is in the movie because Jason Segel….the real person, not his character….had the dream of staging a vampire Muppet musical! Now THAT, my friends, is a man after my own heart.

So I was poking around the Internet today, trying to find a clip of the vampre bit to cheer up Chuck the Girl, and I stumbled onto some fabulous news…..Jason Segel is bringing back the Muppets. Chud.com (That stands for Cinematic Happenings Under Development. I know, it got me, too.) interviewed my future main man about the film: “Hopefully it will fall right in the pantheon of The Great Muppet Caper, The Muppets Take Manhattan, Muppet Movie. You know, we're trying to make one of those.”

He says they even have a cameo for
Charles Grodin. Every time I used to see Grodin on his political show, all I could think of were his wretched dealings with Miss Piggy over the Baseball Diamond. They got you in the end, Nicky Holliday.

So I sat down and weighed out Jason Segel vs. the Todd with a Pro/Con list. And it was running pretty neck-and-neck until I saw this clip, in which I found out that Segel and Neil Patrick Harris randomly break out into duets from Les Miserables when they are bored on the set of How I Met Your Mother.





Muppets AND Les Mis? The Todd is Toast.

19 comments:

Layne Street said...

Dude - you kill me. Where have you BEEN!?

YAY for Muppets and the remakes.

Jamiedidit said...

I have been awaiting inspiration, my friend.

Rebekah said...

Oh. Mah. Gawd. That was awesome!

The problem ultimately with the muppet vampire film is that muppets don't have necks....

3 Bay B Chicks said...

I like you. Anyone who is willing to dig up that video clip AND has great, great love for not only Kirk Cameron, but also Jason Segal is my kind of girl. This post had me rolling.

Thank you for this! Totally brightened my day. Just goes to show that you still really can find great blogs through SITS. So glad that you joined.

-Francesca

Live.Love.Eat said...

LOL. 1st, thanks for stopping by awhile back. I am still playing catch up. And 2nd, I loved Destin. We went last June for vacation even though we live just near Orlando but I fell in love. Is the knight still there?

Alabama Redhead said...

First, found you through Sippy Cup.

Second, I totally want to go see that band...

Awesome blog!

Jenni Jiggety said...

For real? The muppets are coming back? If that is so, then I love him, too!

The Lucky Mrs. T said...

Over from SITS.

Seriously? THE Muppets?
One of my all time favorite shows as a child...

Brenda Jean said...

AWESOME! I loved that clip and hadn't seen it before! We watch How I Met Your Mother every week.

Now, speaking of vampire muppets, you've got to go look at the pic on my blog that I posted in a moment of randomness-- here.

I've always loved the muppets!

MJ said...

Ahhh. You are a woman after my own heart! I would kill to have the Muppets back. I don't understand this crap that kids watch on Saturday mornings anymore....

Does that mean I'm old?

Jennifer said...

Does this mean Pete is available?....

Jamiedidit said...

NO, JENNIFER! But I will tell him you shall be next in line in the case of my early demise. Or, of course, if Jason Segel reads this and takes me off Pete's hands.

Sprite's Keeper said...

I think I'm in love.
How sexy is two men who can break into song, MUSICAL song at that!
You're linked and I'm looking for some more Jason Segel!

Mama Badger said...

The count was totally underrated in all the movies. If he were to get a good part in Jason's movie, I'll put Mr. Segal on my list. Great post!

Sammanthia said...

I just can't get on board with Jason Segal. I do, however, love me some James Gandolfini, so I guess my taste is questionable, anyway.;)

Camille said...

1) I was listening to that soundtrack---that very SONG on my walk yesterday. I was so sad I couldn't sing along with both at the same time.

2) Amazing.

3) Thanks for the spin! Made my day.

Joanie M said...

I loved that video! Les Miserables was the first play I took my daughter to see. She now has a degree in theatre (she calls a herself a recovering actor), but she has a lot of friends "in the business". Great spin!

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

OK. Loved the video. Love Segal and the whole muppet vampire musical. But who the hellis The Todd?

Jamiedidit said...

The Todd is The Boyfriend. It's an alias, as he demands to be in the Boyfriend Protection Program.