Thursday, November 24, 2011

Must See Thanksgiving Weekend Movie: The Muppets

The New Disney Muppets Movie is blasting into theaters this Thanksgiving weekend, bringing back America's most beloved actors. I took my daughter Ella to a screening of The Muppets on Monday, and we could not remember the last time we laughed so closely together.

I started singing along with my daughter Ella, laughing and applauding at the end of the movie.

While on vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world's biggest Muppet fan, his brother Gary and Gary’s girlfriend Mary from Smalltown, USA, uncover the dastardly scheme of oilman Tex Richman. His cruel intent was to raise the Muppet Theater, and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets' former stomping grounds.

To produce a telethon and raise the $10 million needed to protect the theater, Walter, Mary and Gary help Kermit reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their separate ways. Fozzie now performs with a Reno casino tribute band called the Moopets, Miss Piggy is a plus-size fashion editor at Vogue Paris, Animal is in a Santa Barbara clinic for anger management, and Gonzo is a dynamic plumbing magnate.

The telethon was the best part of the show, where they incorporated a lot of the famous acts from the old Muppet Shows. Watching the movie swept me away into another time and place. I felt like I was a seven year old kid again while sitting in the theater.

When we got home from the movie, the children and I had fun making fun "The Muppet Show" videos together. This was one of my favorite videos that we made together.

The Muppets are in theaters on November 23rd!


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