The Muppets

November 23, 2011

By now you’ve seen more than enough Muppets teasers to be sufficiently aware that there is a new Muppets movie arriving this Thanksgiving. But as this just-released (and supposedly final) preview reveals, you don’t really know much about it yet, thanks to a marketing campaign that has so far focused solely on movie parodies with only the barest hints of the actual storyline. So here it is, all laid out for you—the central conflict, the cameos, that new Muppet, the sad reminder that Kermit’s voice sounds just a little off, the fart shoes, etc. If you were previously like, “I’m intrigued by a new Muppets movie, but I need some guarantee that it has recognizable character development and a cohesive dramatic structure,” then here you go, Aristotle.

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