Soundtrack Of Your Life #8: The Muppet Christmas Carol

It’s the Muppet episode! with our very special.guest star, Ariel Fisher. (YAYYYY)

Each episode, Corey Pierce welcomes a guest onto the show who has chosen a compilation or soundtrack that speaks to a memorable era of their life. The soundtrack will play underneath and serves as a springboard to discussion about the music itself, how it works within the film, and what was going on with their life at the time of its release.

For episode 8 Corey welcomes Ariel Fisher, who you’ll find contributing for many sites including right here at Row Three. Due to a time crunch, Corey picked the soundtrack for this month himself and sought a volunteer, and the result is this discussion of 1992’s The Muppet Christmas Carol. Tune in as we talk of the new era of “wrong sounding Muppets”, Christmas memories both joyful and cathartic, and finding out about Santa.

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The Muppets take YouTube with a full-length trailer.

 
 

It has been a long time coming. After an enormous amount of viral clips and teasers over the past two years, we finally have an actual trailer for The Muppets. With some self-aware jabs about the evolution of humor since the early years when Jim Henson was running the show, it looks like Jason Segel really might have pulled off what he was hoping to accomplish all along: make an old school Muppet movie.

Check out the trailer tucked under the seat and be sure to leave your thoughts in the comments!

Would you like to know more…?

My Favorite Trailer of the Year So Far [Muppets]

One of my most anticipated films of the year finally gets around to producing a trailer. And despite my anticipation, there was (past tense) some trepidation and even fear that the beloved franchise would fail miserably with new creators behind the camera. But after seeing this, it looks like Jason Segal, who claimed to know exactly what he’s doing, apparently does. Jim Henson may not be turning in his grave afterall.

 

 

New Muppet Movie Cameos

As I recall, the muppet movies have always included a lot of cameos by famous actors who just want to be part of the Jim Henson experience – and can you blame them? These cameos were also a fun surprise and quite the delight for audiences. With the new Muppet movie well on its way through production and the script available for perusal online, the names of the cameos are popping up online… and man, it is quite the list.

Now file this in the “maybe” category for now, but like I said, who’s gonna turn down a quick role in a Muppet movie? I mean it certainly can’t hurt your career, it won’t take long and I think someone like George Clooney or Jack Black would have pretty awesome chemistry together. So although none of these names are signed or set in stone, it’s a pretty sure bet that unless the script is changed quite a bit, the cameos written in to the screenplay are pretty likely to show up.

If you don’t want it spoiled for you, I’ve hidden the names of the potential guest stars with the spoiler tag. Just click show content