Last year I made my boys sit down with me and watch The Muppet Show. I was determined to make them like it. They did not. So I went to YouTube.I was thrilled when they fell in love with The Muppets doing “BohemianRhapsody.” But still no Muppet Show.
Now, I can happily say my kids are Muppet converts all the way. We saw a screening of The Muppets at the El Capitan and they absolutely loved it. It was silly and fun and full of corny jokes.
The Muppets opens with Walter, a puppet living in a Small town USA and just realizing that he’s different. He too loves the Muppets and tags along with his best friends Gary (Jason Segal) and Mary (Amy Adams) to Los Angeles. There he gets a tour of Muppet Studios and he uncovers a plot that forces him to find Kermit and help him get the gang back together.
What was great about the movie is that it is good hearted to the core. It’s not trying to be hip and cool. It’s sweet and funny and perfect for kids and their nostalgic grown up parents.
We’re definitely watching the Muppet Show this holiday weekend. In the meantime, I’m going to have them watch my second favorite Muppet video, which is Kermit and Bret McKenzie singing “Life’s a Happy Song.” And this video, the last trailer to be released for the movie that opens today.