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The Fuzzy Pack Is Back! Another MUPPETS Teaser!

Nordling here.

The GREEN WITH ENVY trailer was funny.  Now, we're treated to another teaser - this one in front of THE HANGOVER PART II.  Not much new footage in this one, although we do get a funny bit towards the end with a Mr. Daniel Trejo: 

THE MUPPETS opens Thanksgiving, 2011.  Nordling, out.

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  • May 26, 2011, 1:32 p.m. CST

    Much better than the last teaser.

    by jarjarmessiah

    Danny Trejo looks like a muppet!

  • May 26, 2011, 1:33 p.m. CST

    Danny Trejo was the best part

    by BlaGyver

  • May 26, 2011, 1:36 p.m. CST

    Danny Trejo for President

    by KarlKolchak

    Seriously. He's got my vote.

  • May 26, 2011, 1:37 p.m. CST

    This one is...

    by JamesWest

    This one is a bit better than the other one. The other one... well, I just didn't get it. Still, so far this has not enticed me at all.

  • But I am also very, very excited for this film. Trejo RULES!

  • May 26, 2011, 1:41 p.m. CST


    by WriteForTheEdit

    I loled.

  • May 26, 2011, 1:44 p.m. CST

    Muppets bring back great childhood memories.

    by claxdog

  • May 26, 2011, 1:45 p.m. CST

    Really? I didn't get this one

    by bah

    I mean, Trejo's great, but the rest of The quotes are pretty lazy.

  • May 26, 2011, 1:49 p.m. CST

    "I'm a muppet... motherfucker."

    by NinjaRap

    Clearly, that's what the line was missing.

  • May 26, 2011, 1:50 p.m. CST

    Who's the new Muppet?

    by rev_skarekroe

    The one that just looks like a generic Sesame Street character?

  • May 26, 2011, 1:54 p.m. CST

    Come on, now. The Muppets blow.


    They're not terribly funny, and, frankly, I'm fed up with all this Henson worship. The guy did some good shit, but largely it was childish, pseudo-melancholic twaddle. No wonder Henson fans have grown up to worship Spike Jonze and Eggers' smug and mopey adaptation of WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE. Hey, Gen-Xers! Harden the fuck up!

  • May 26, 2011, 1:55 p.m. CST

    I think they should of made this fully CGI.

    by gabbygall

    Seriously - I would of got off on just watching everyone in here spontaneously explode. Me included.

  • May 26, 2011, 1:57 p.m. CST

    Amy Adams in a muppet movie, I'm in heaven!

    by Andy Pandy

  • May 26, 2011, 1:59 p.m. CST

    The music from that teaser was terrible though, seems composed

    by Andy Pandy

    by some white 8 year old boy with a casio

  • May 26, 2011, 2:02 p.m. CST

    For the_choppah & theendispie

    by NinjaRap

    the_choppah - Check out the old Muppet Show some time, at least for a few minutes. 5 seasons without childish melancholy. Not every skit was great, but honestly, better hit-to-miss ratio than SNL has these days. theendispie - They were intentionally trying to copy the music and structure of the "Hangover Part II" teaser trailer.

  • May 26, 2011, 2:03 p.m. CST


    by DangerDave


  • I just don't give a fuck.

  • May 26, 2011, 2:05 p.m. CST

    The old Muppet Show was indeed better than today's SNL.


    Then again, baby AIDS and Moammar Gadhafi are better than today's SNL.

  • I just don't give a fuck. They've got my $10. And something tells me I'm gonna love every minute of this flick.

  • May 26, 2011, 2:11 p.m. CST



    I am disappointed in you, get your Hand to give you a good slap :P

  • Or at least a GIANT douche bag.

  • May 26, 2011, 2:24 p.m. CST

    Can The Muppets Be Good Post-Henson?

    by DeckardB26354

    That's the question, have the muppets at all been good after Jim Henson's death? I'm thinking no.

  • May 26, 2011, 2:28 p.m. CST

    The Youtube shorts they have done post-Henson are great!

    by Mandolorian

    The ones with Beeker are the best.

  • May 26, 2011, 2:36 p.m. CST


    by Darth Busey

  • Thats the stupidest shit ive ever read. good to see that the writers of The Smurfs took some time out to do this trailer.

  • May 26, 2011, 2:38 p.m. CST

    Nothing makes me happier than muppet teasers.

    by sweeneydave

    Can't wait!!!

  • May 26, 2011, 2:40 p.m. CST

    geektard_smasher don'y you have a WBC protest to get to in Joplin?

    by JackSlater4

  • May 26, 2011, 2:41 p.m. CST


    by cubs_fan975

    What about Muppet Christmas Carol. That was good, and it was after Henson's death. Correct??

  • May 26, 2011, 2:42 p.m. CST

    The Muppets are: "About as funny as blood in your shit."

    by WriteForTheEdit

    You know what's really weird? I found blood in my stool just a few days ago, and boy, did I laugh! It really was pretty funny. So I whole-heartedly agree! Problem is, I am 8 years old, and stricken with Downs Syndrome, so I'm smack in the middle of the target demo. Therefore, my appreciation of The Muppets is a foregone conclusion.

  • May 26, 2011, 2:47 p.m. CST

    The Muppets do blow...

    by WriteForTheEdit

    ...away the vast majority of so-called "comedies" with live actors released by the majors these days. Yeah, not saying much again, I know. Still.

  • May 26, 2011, 2:48 p.m. CST

    I thought the first was 1000 times funnier

    by bmcapers

    This one was lame.

  • May 26, 2011, 3:11 p.m. CST

    whats with all the Muppets hate?

    by sunwukong86

    My childhood was mostly post-Henson and I grew up loving them. To me the Muppets are as big of a part of my childhood as the 90s Disney movies. I just do not get how anyone could hate them. Unless, you know they have no sense of humor.

  • May 26, 2011, 3:11 p.m. CST

    The first one was better.

    by Royston Lodge

    So say we all.

  • May 26, 2011, 3:13 p.m. CST

    I really hope you guys realize they are parodying...

    by TheMarineBiologist

    ...the Hangover II's godawful teaser trailer. The fact that the Muppets have the fuzzy fabric covered balls to do something like this IN FRONT OF THE HANGOVER(PT. II) is just hilarious.

  • May 26, 2011, 3:22 p.m. CST

    @sunwukong86 hit the nail on the head.

    by claxdog

  • May 26, 2011, 3:27 p.m. CST

    The hate is not for The Muppets it's for Jason Segel

    by darthpigman

  • May 26, 2011, 3:28 p.m. CST

    It's a spoof of the Hangover 2 trailer...

    by Sicuv Uyall

    You idiots never seem to get anything.

  • May 26, 2011, 3:29 p.m. CST

    They've been hit and miss post-Henson

    by bah

    Muppets Tonight was really good. Christmas Carol wasn't bad, but not chaotic enough. The other movies have been okay to poor. I love that they're doing the cameo thing in this one. That's been sorely lacking in the post-Henson movies. I don't like that it looks like a central human surrounded by Muppets rather than focusing on the Muppets. That was a big mark against Treasure Island, Christmas Carol, and Oz.

  • May 26, 2011, 3:32 p.m. CST

    That was the worst produced trailer...

    by Dan Halen

    I've ever seen I think. I really can't think of a worse trailer. The only thing that saves it is... The Muppets.

  • May 26, 2011, 3:34 p.m. CST

    Jason looks like he's gonna bring this down..

    by MST3KPIMP

    with his self-aware sentimentality.. your supposed to play the muppets off as real and interact accordingly not look at the camera all wide-eyed like a 9 year old on christmas.

  • May 26, 2011, 3:34 p.m. CST

    Ohhhh, thanks sicuv uyall

    by Dan Halen

    now i get it. As much as I can not having seen hanogver 2.

  • May 26, 2011, 3:50 p.m. CST

    @bah Muppets from Space was the last theatrical release

    by sunwukong86

    i enjoyed it, except for that opening number

  • May 26, 2011, 3:58 p.m. CST


    by Psycho_Kenshin

    I'm also a muppet!

  • May 26, 2011, 3:59 p.m. CST

    I didn't like Muppets from Space at all

    by bah

    No original music, no cameos (except the cast of Dawson's Creek. Timeless. Though as a Fringe fan, it's funny now to see Joshua Jackson as a baby), aimless plot. At worst, I'm sure this movie will be better than that.

  • May 26, 2011, 4:03 p.m. CST

    Wow... how long did that take to cut? Lunch break?

    by impossibledreamers

  • May 26, 2011, 4:03 p.m. CST

    Oh, wait, it did have the Ray Liotta cameo

    by bah

    Which was probably the best part of the movie. Okay, and the Hulkster. Alright, it had cameos. But not good ones, compared to Richard Pryor, Milton Berle, John Cleese, Steve Martin, Mel Brooks, Orson Welles, Joan Rivers...

  • May 26, 2011, 4:08 p.m. CST


    by thelordofhell

  • May 26, 2011, 4:09 p.m. CST

    The Danny Trejo muppet is made of leather and nails

    by thelordofhell

  • May 26, 2011, 4:09 p.m. CST

    The Danny Trejo muppet stands perfectly still

    by thelordofhell

    Because nobody puts their hand up Danny Trejo's ass

  • May 26, 2011, 4:10 p.m. CST

    The Danny Trejo muppet fucked your muppet's mom

    by thelordofhell

  • May 26, 2011, 4:15 p.m. CST

    Danny trejo=Animals father

    by claxdog

  • May 26, 2011, 4:19 p.m. CST

    This is so horrible, but...

    by Horgy

    I just pictured Danny Trejo prison-raping Scooter.

  • May 26, 2011, 4:19 p.m. CST

    The Danny Trejo muppet is made of Bad and Motherfucker.

    by WriteForTheEdit

  • May 26, 2011, 4:20 p.m. CST

    People who defend the Muppets are sad

    by Mel

    I grew up watching Sesame Street. But guess what happened? I learned how to count...and I learned the alphabet. I grew up. Terrible jokes don't make me laugh anymore. You guys get a huge boner anytime something from your childhood appears again. It doesnt matter how fucking retarded it is. Almost every Muppet movie has been god awful....and now they're throwing in Jason Segal in there - and no Jim Henson...and you fucking mongoloids are getting a hard on over it? fucking lol at you idiots.

  • You know why IGN has a fucking X-Men review "already"? It's fucking owned by News Corp. CHOPPED.

  • May 26, 2011, 4:25 p.m. CST

    Muppet != Sesame Street

    by bah

    And the Muppets are not targetted at kids. Seriously, they're not. The first Muppet Show special was titled "Sex and Violence".

  • May 26, 2011, 4:33 p.m. CST

    Hey, Scotty. How ya been?


    Still fooling around with that barbed wire-wrapped billy club? I hope you're at least using lube these days.

  • May 26, 2011, 4:37 p.m. CST

    I believe in you, scottpilgrimfan.


  • May 26, 2011, 4:39 p.m. CST

    I do not believe in evangelion80, who ...


    ... thought he was so clever by using a News Corp.-owned site's review of a News Corp.-produced movie to demonstrate how crappy AICN is. He could have chosen any number of reviews, but he selected the one that makes his otherwise good complaint look petty and stupid. Dumb fuck. CHOPPED.

  • May 26, 2011, 4:45 p.m. CST

    Scott Pilgrim's on HBO these days.


    I'm sure you're a subscriber, Scotty. Unless you're just catching it hotel rooms as you roam the countryside seeking your next victims.

  • May 26, 2011, 4:51 p.m. CST

    This made the Smurf trailer look good

    by FeralAngel

    Holy shit.

  • May 26, 2011, 4:51 p.m. CST

    Anybody who loves the Muppets for just showing up

    by FeralAngel the REAL douchbag, claxdog.

  • May 26, 2011, 4:53 p.m. CST

    It's a LOUSY spoof, sicuv...

    by FeralAngel

    Get a fucking clue.

  • May 26, 2011, 4:54 p.m. CST

    sunwookong86, it's just that some of us have gonads

    by FeralAngel

    Something you can look forward to...I hope.

  • Night of The Living Dead, Halloween, The Shining, The Blob, Texas Chainsaw I see Crazy Harry doing the Norman Bates reveal as the shower curtains pulled back on Amy Adams. The Chef spinning around with a chainsaw as Amy Adams screams in the getaway truck. Pea soup coming out of Amy Adams mouth all over the Berts face as Ernie holds a cross to her face. Dr Teeth with growing arms in the alley as he chases Amy Adams (Nightmare on Elm Street). Kermit wearing a white Kermit mask with no eyes as Michael Myers, rising from a laid down position behind Amy Adams. Skeeter on the sinking orca aiming his gun at a giant Animal head as it comes from the boat -Smile you son of a ....... Amy Adams chopping of Miss Piggys head get revealing a hand under it violently squirming around (Friday the 13th) A bunch of black and white undead Muppet's closing in on Kermit as he shoots them in the head with cotton erupting from the wounds. The Blob sneaking up behind all the muppets they watch the mock trailers on the movie screen. Close it out with an axe going through a door and cutting through the trailer. The face comes through the door. "Here's Fozzy!!!, Waka Waka Waka!"

  • May 26, 2011, 4:58 p.m. CST

    So many formerly-regular TBers I'd like to see return...

    by WriteForTheEdit

    ...but instead we get "scottpilgrimfan." ....*sigh*....

  • May 26, 2011, 5:10 p.m. CST

    But you are right about one thing, scottpilgrimfan...

    by WriteForTheEdit

    "Backdraft" IS shit. But the "Backdraft" attraction that used to be at Universal Studios Hollywood was THE SHIT! And they are building the Transformers ride in the same structure, so you know with all that gas plumbing already in place, there will be fireballs aplenty. So, wait, which TB is this? Right, Muppets... AMY ADAMS, MARRY ME, PLEASE!!!!!!!

  • May 26, 2011, 5:12 p.m. CST

    @feralangel liking the Muppets makes you less of a man?

    by sunwukong86

    thats got to be the stupidest thing I've ever heard.

  • May 26, 2011, 5:19 p.m. CST

    I love scottpilgrimfan

    by AssyMuffJizz

    That is all. Keep em coming, chief. P.S. SP was actually a nice, enjoyable movie too.

  • May 26, 2011, 5:30 p.m. CST

    The Muppets in jail took me back to the old movies...

    by performingmonkey

    I really hope this works. It's easy to say the Muppets belong in the past but the very entertaining youtube shorts, and also replayability of the old movies and shows to kids right now, proves otherwise. The Muppets are timeless and should always be played that way. Like the cast of Toy Story, who would still work perfectly 20 years from now.

  • May 26, 2011, 5:33 p.m. CST

    "Almost every Muppet movie has been god awful"

    by slone13

    And with that one statement melgibsoncalledmethenword quite effectively rendered everything he has ever said and ever will say completely and entirely inconsequential.

  • May 26, 2011, 5:35 p.m. CST


    by AssyMuffJizz

    He goes by "melgibsoncalledmethenword." I'd expect nothing more from him. (states the guy called "assymuffjizz")

  • May 26, 2011, 6:18 p.m. CST

    if you don't enjoy the Muppets

    by oisin5199

    you have no soul. Period. I've rewatched the Muppet Shows I grew up with and they're still hilarious. For completely different reasons than they were when I was a kid. And there's some subversive stuff sprinkled in there. I'm hoping they capture that tone. And yes, I'll be bringing my daughter.

  • ok

  • May 26, 2011, 8:22 p.m. CST

    Jason Segal always looks like he wants to vomit

    by Rocketman

    Is this his film or a Muppet movie? I'd like to be proven wrong but his idea of comedy was to get his cock out in some movie I've already forgotten about. The Smurfs trailer was better than this and I hate The Smurfs.

  • May 26, 2011, 8:35 p.m. CST


    by Hesiod2k7


  • May 26, 2011, 11:10 p.m. CST

    i smell jar jar binks all over again

    by Anakin_Piecocker

  • May 27, 2011, 12:51 a.m. CST

    It's not Muppet Domination, it's Muppet Jihad

    by FeralAngel

    ...against anyone who doesn't worship at the feet of gloves that gab. Pitiful. Tsk. I'll enjoy watching this film flop.

  • May 27, 2011, 1 a.m. CST

    We don't like the Muppets because we love anything

    by MoffatBabies

    that reminds us of our childhood. If that were true, I'd love shitty 80s music, headbands, leg-warmers, large combs in my back pocket and would think that yes, indeed, the rock-wrestling connection is important to culture after all. No. We like the Muppets because the Muppets are like-able.. AND funny as hell. Get over yourselves.

  • May 27, 2011, 1:32 a.m. CST

    moffatbabies, shitty '80's music, headbands, leg-warmers

    by FeralAngel

    ...large combs and probably even your back pocket are funnier than the Muppets are right now. Sad but true. This newest trailer was such ass even Neil Patrick Harris wouldn't ride it.

  • May 27, 2011, 1:59 a.m. CST

    Look at me! I hate the Muppets!

    by zacdilone

    That makes me better than you.

  • May 27, 2011, 7:15 a.m. CST


    by solvseus

    Not funny. You deserve to be banned. Seriously.

  • May 27, 2011, 7:50 a.m. CST

    evangelion80 = Paul Ryan


    Herp derp derp herp derp

  • May 27, 2011, 8:44 a.m. CST

    Malick should direct a Muppets movie!

    by Bartleby T. Scrivener

    Long shots of Beeker looking perplexed.

  • May 27, 2011, 8:58 a.m. CST


    by dasheight don't need to embarrass yourself with EVERY comment you make. If you don't like The Muppets, that's fine. Most of us, however, LOVE the Muppets - for their promotion of imagination, their irreverent humor, their in-jokes, the characters themselves, the inventiveness of both the show and the three original Henson films - and most of us also love Henson himself - not just for the Muppets, but for amazing films like "The Dark Crystal", and what he did for children with "Sesame Street", etc. It's high time that you grew up and realized that your opinion is just that. It's only children who think that their opinion is "objective fact" - which I see you doing a lot of, e.g., "This movie sucks! FACT!!!!" - and the exclamation points - also a sign that you're most likely under the age of 9. Most of us "gen X'ers" as you call us (and since you call us that, there's another clue that you're most likely still growing up and learning things like the difference between "subjective" and "objective") have appreciation for certain things that you may not. And that's fine. So, tell you what - how about I don't insult your taste in movies, and you don't insult mine (ours)? If you have an OPINION about something, then share it as such. But seriously - wait until you're at least past the age of 9 years old to wade into debates that are over your head.

  • May 27, 2011, 10:11 a.m. CST

    "debates that are over your head" - debates about MUPPETS?

    by FeralAngel

    Hoo boy. Hey, choppah, I guess that guy told you. Better not diss the Muppets anymore, or he might smack your hand with a ruler. Oh, and stay off his goddamn lawn too.

  • May 27, 2011, 10:19 a.m. CST

    Viral/hidden marketing-other trailer

    by m

  • May 27, 2011, 10:45 a.m. CST

    thechoppah and other dumbfucks bashing the Muppets...

    by Durendal

    ...are a bunch of insecure asshats who are either trolling by being the usual uncreative contrary dick or are so goddamned afraid of looking like the children they are that they have to bash anything and everything that looks like it could be childish. Newsflash, morons: The Muppets were never designed for children. Are you letting that sink in? Is that something you just refuse to believe? The reason Henson was so far ahead of his time is that he knew how to make a movie that kids would enjoy, yet one with (not dirty) jokes that adults would understand and get a good laugh out of. Sadly, that element was largely lacking in post-Henson Muppets, but that doesn't diminish what he did. Hell, even Sesame Street had a bit of that thrown in. The kids watch it while mom and/or dad are doing something around the house. They hear a crack, chuckle, and go on with work. It was a kid show that didn't make mom and dad want to murder the producers after five minutes of exposure, something that you won't find much these days. I'll be in line for this movie with my kid when it comes out. Maybe it won't be very good, but hopefully they can get some of the old Muppets back. I miss them.

  • May 27, 2011, 12:13 p.m. CST

    But durendal (you dumbfuck), I have no soul!

    by FeralAngel

    That's the comment people who are less than worshipful of the Muppets get when they dare to voice their indifference/dislike. "People who don't like the Muppets have no soul!" "You just don't get the Muppets!" (implying that the ragdolls are just incredibly super-sophisticated and too smart for the room). And so we retaliate. What the fuck did you expect? You wanna drag your kid to a bigscreen puppet show, be my fucking guest. Yeah, we GET the Muppet Show wasn't designed for kids. It was the followup to the skits on SNL which failed so badly even the SNL writers hated them. So Henson went his own way with his own show and found great success, hooray for him. Frankly I think his creations were great for the time, but today's animated CG movies are much more entertaining and awesome (not to mention smarter.) CG is not a bad thing, folks, the Muppets could use some - I could totally see the puppeteer's arm under Kermit in that Hangover "parody". LAME. Anyway, if you're so convinced the puppets are gold, why do you get so upset when other people diss them? Insecure much?

  • May 27, 2011, 12:33 p.m. CST

    Somehow they still work

    by VoiceOfSaruman

    Henson was a real visionary behind them, along with his original team, setting such a great tone, and a self-aware yet innocent style. They may never reach the heights of their golden age again, but it's nice to see they haven't entirely lost a certain cleverness. Although, the negative talkbacker in me says they do need to work without constantly riffing on how they are - the Muppets! The Muppets do Bohemian Rhapsody, the Muppets do the Hangover trailer, etc. etc. The original shows had a lot more...originality. The good news is, with DVD, we have the old shows, and the first film, which is not a masterwork but a classic of its time anyway. Muppets failed on SNL because it was a bad marriage to begin with, a different style of comedy, and 99% of the sketches were written by (unhappy) SNL writers, so I don't think you can fault Henson entirely, or say they aren't funny because of that period. And SNL has been mostly awful since the late 90's.

  • May 27, 2011, 1:06 p.m. CST

    voiceofsaruman, the Muppet Movie is the gold standard

    by FeralAngel

    EVERYTHING works in that movie. The jokes, the music, the story, the movie-star cameos, EVERYTHING. All of the characters come off great, probably because the original crew of the show was still together and all of them were on top of their act. And the movie had an interesting story to tell about the characters themselves - it wasn't some dumbass parody. That's why that movie is still enjoyable to some degree. But everything that has followed it has been lesser, to the point that I get embarrassed for the characters just thinking about it, and so the idea that this new film will somehow capture the magic is just ass IMO. Jim Henson is dead, Frank Oz is retired, the puppets sound awful, it's all below the gold standard. So why bother?

  • May 27, 2011, 1:43 p.m. CST


    by VoiceOfSaruman

    I'll agree, The Muppet Movie is the gold standard, the high point, so why bother...but the business will "bother" if there's money to be made. You can only hope that as they try to make money, they respect the original spirit and at turns clever and heartfelt tone. I haven't watched anything new from the Muppets since the mid-80s that I can recall, so I can't really say how they have fared since. Thanks to DVDs, I'll be showing my son The Muppet Movie in a couple of years when he's ready. I've got a copy now, which I'll hold onto, just in case they pull a Special Edition later and CG an Elmo into it.

  • May 27, 2011, 3:37 p.m. CST

    And as for YOU, scottpilgrimfan...

    by FeralAngel

    ...if you don't enjoy Dr. Who, you have no soul. Heheheheh.