Q&A: The Muppets answer your questions

Kermit and Miss Piggy (Reuters files)

Kermit and Miss Piggy (Reuters files)

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The Muppets Most Wanted is out on Blu-ray this Tuesday (chock full of extras), and to help promote the release, some of the gang agreed to take questions from Sun readers. Here’s what they had to say.

Katherine asks Statler and Waldorf: You’ve been in every movie and in every episode of The Muppet Show. Have you ever had a positive comment? Can you tell us anything positive about your Muppet experience?

Statler: Have we ever had a positive comment? Absolutely!

Waldorf: Yup! We’re absolutely positive the Muppets are awful.

Statler: And of course we’ve had positive experiences being around the Muppets. We’ve met the biggest stars in the world — Bobby DeNiro, Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett, Prince, Celine Dion...

Waldorf: ...Unfortunately, not one of them would take us along when they leave.

Statler: Life is unfair.

Waldorf: But it beats the alternative.

Fuzzy asks Kermit: Do you ever think of hanging it up and going back to the pond for a simpler life?

Kermit: I love the swamp. I go back there every chance I get, but I also like working in Hollywood — which is kind of like a swamp, too, especially in August. Singing and dancing and making people happy while working with my friends is the greatest job in the world. I could never give it up. As we say in the swamp: “Never say croak!”

Johnny asks Kermit: Will you and The Muppets get a third movie?

Kermit: Technically, if we do another new movie, it would be our ninth movie. (We’re gaining on James Bond, but still have a long way to go.) Will we make a new movie? That’s up to Hollywood … and whoever has to negotiate with Miss Piggy over her wardrobe budget.

Johnny asks Kermit: Do you think “The Cheapest Muppet Movie Ever Made” will get made in the near future?

Kermit: I hope it gets made some day. It’s a great untold story that more than lives up to its name.

Johnny asks Kermit: Will you ever make a return appearance on Sesame Street?

Kermit: I still have a lot of friends on the Street (as we call it) and I go back to visit every now and then. Unfortunately, every single time I’ve been there, the cameras weren’t on.

Reese asks Fozzie: Why don’t you ever stand up to Statler and Waldorf?

Fozzie: I don’t believe in fighting with hecklers. It just encourages them to heckle more. I prefer to keep telling hilarious jokes and win them over. So far this strategy has not worked ... not even a little. Maybe it’s time to get some new jokes.

Jerry asks Fozzie: If you could open for any comedian, who would it be?

Fozzie: Don Rickles. Maybe he could stand up to Statler and Waldorf for me.

Charlie asks Miss Piggy: What’s your greatest fashion faux pas?

Miss Piggy: Sweetie, moi does not do "fashion faux pas”. Even if the look is wrong, the fit is wrong, and colours clash, if I’m wearing it, it’s not a faux pas ... it’s a trend.

Matthew asks The Muppets: What was it like working on Muppets Most Wanted and what’s your favourite scene/song?

Kermit: It was great working with a doppelganger. I thought Constantine, other than being the most dangerous criminal in the entire world and the guy who sends me to a gulag, was a great guy and I had a lot of fun working with him.

Miss Piggy: My favourite scene? The ones I’m in. And my favourite song? My duet with fellow singing legend and diva, Celine Dion. Mark moi’s words: that kid has a future in this business.

Davon asks The Muppets: Do you guys love being together again?

Kermit: We love it. But the fact is, we’re usually together all the time.

We’re very close.

Miss Piggy: Not close enough, sweetie.

Kermit: Sheesh!

MK asks The Muppets: How did you all meet Jim Henson? What was he like?

Kermit: To tell you the truth, I can’t remember how we met Jim. He was always there. Always happy to lend a hand or come up with some inspired silliness for us to do. I learned everything I know from Jim — about show biz, being optimistic, believing in people and never ever giving up. No matter what happens in my life, he’ll always be the biggest part of who I am. We love you, Jim!


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