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Comment of the Day: We Take Our Muppets Seriously

Yesterday, Art Attack writer Abby Koenig ranked the Muppet movies in order from most to least awesome (there are no bad Muppet movies). Except for the high ranking of A Muppet Christmas Carol (number 3? Are you kidding me?), I thought the list more or less was how I would have ranked the movies.

But today, one reader was more concerned about the placement of The Great Muppet Caper smack dab in the middle at at number 4. In fact, one of the reasons Abby ranked it so low is actually one of the reasons it should have ranked higher, according to Rachael:

Actually, I think the Great Muppet Caper is the best one BECAUSE of Charles Grodin's crush on Miss Piggy. He's surrounded by fashion models that bore him to tears and he's wowed by this 2 ft tall zaftig bovine in a blond wig....probably sends out a great message to young girls - although I can't quite figure out what it would be...

Muppet movies in the 90's became a little too Disney-fied for me. I was reminded of that as I considered slitting my wrists while watching the latest Elmo DVD we purchased. The only bright spots were the inclusions of a couple of Kermit the Frog Muppet Newsflashes - the originals from the Jim Hensen days. There's one bit where he is broadcasting from the site of Rapenzel being rescued by the prince - it's actually hilarious. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v... The humor was a lot more...subdued. Then again, I'm no longer the main target audience for Sesame Street.....

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