When you’re as world-famous as the Muppets, the celebrity gossip can fly pretty fast and pretty furiously. So while they promoted their hilarious new adventure “Muppets Most Wanted ,” what we wanted to know most was which Muppet myths were true, and which were falser than Waldorf and Statler’s teeth. Among the topics explored in the video above with the very game Kermit, Miss Piggy, Tina Fey, Ty Burrell, Ricky Gervais, and Constantine (Kermit’s evil Russian double): [Related: Will Kermit & Miss Piggy Ever Marry? We Asked Them ] Kermit is dead.
Kermit, Miss Piggy, and the cast of its follow-up, "Muppets Most Wanted," had their work cut out for them, then, in improving upon the first. “So, naturally, it’s better.” "Lots of crime, you don’t see a lot of that in Muppet movies," Ty Burrell thinks. "It has a Russian frog, as well as a regular frog," Tina Fey adds. We Asked Them and Their ‘Muppets’ Co-Stars] In the latest adventures of everyone’s favorite felt fellows (and Miss Piggy), the Muppets embark on a world tour, only to see things get awry when their new manager, the shady Dominic Badguy (Ricky Gervais), has Kermit imprisoned in a Russian gulag and replaced by the evil impostor Constantine.
"It’s one of the greatest will they-won’t they’s of all time,” Tina Fey tells Yahoo Movies about the romantic fate of the world’s two most famous muppets: Kermit and Miss Piggy. “It pre-dates Sam and Diane,” she adds, referring of course to the great chase that played out across a bar counter between Ted Danson and Shelley Long in the classic ’80s sitcom “Cheers.” Indeed, the Kermit and Piggy intrigue has been simmering for decades, unfolding as other famous couplings like Sam and Diane, Ross and Rachel, and Jim and Pam have come and gone.
Tina Fey is one of the funniest people alive. As if evidence is needed in this matter, we’ll point to: A. Her tenure as a writer/fake news anchor/Sarah Palin impersonator on “Saturday Night Live” B. The oft-quoted screenplay she wrote for the obsessively beloved teen comedy, “Mean Girls” C.
You may have heard the rumors, first ignited by Lindsay Lohan when she told Jimmy Fallon on “The Tonight Show” that a “Mean Girls” reunion “needs to happen.” Now, Tina Fey, the mastermind behind the high school clique flick, is weighing in on the possibility of a 10-year anniversary reunion of all those pretty “Plastics” we love to hate. "I saw Lindsay at the first episode of ‘The Tonight Show,’ and I was just saying to her backstage, ‘Oh, I think someone’s going to call us because people have been calling, people have been trying to organize some kind of televised reunion because it’s the 10th anniversary of the movie,’" Fey told "The Insider With Yahoo," before quickly adding, "but it’s not like another movie." Heck no, it’s not like another movie, Tina. “Mean Girls,” written by Fey and starring Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Lacey Chabert, Amanda Seyfried, and Amy Poehler, is only the fetchest movie to come out in the last decade! [Related: Lindsay Lohan Attempts Career Comeback] OK, so we’re not going to see “Mean Girls 2” anytime soon, but Fey did confirm an anniversary something is in the works.
Ricky Gervais can work the crowd at the Golden Globes with a cunning mix of off-color humor and fear. But can he get the Muppets to sign on the dotted line? The former funnyman of “The Office” (the BBC one, mind you) looks right at home sitting at a table with some of Jim Henson’s finest creations in our exclusive clip from “Muppets Most Wanted,” the sequel to the rather wonderful Disney reboot, “The Muppets” (2011). The scene is something of a reverse variation on the climactic scene with Lew Lord (Orson Welles) in the original “The Muppet Movie” (1979), but instead of Kermit and the gang trying to convince the Hollywood mogul to give them “the Standard Rich and Famous Contract,” it’s Gervais as hotshot agent Dominic Badguy (“it’s French,” meaning “good man,” natch) who’s trying to convince the Muppets to let him provide them with representation.
To help preserve some super secret story surprises, we’ve been waiting to publish this “Muppets Most Wanted” set visit report. But it’s high time to get things started. Last May, Yahoo Movies and a group of grizzled reporters visited Union Station in Los Angeles to see director James Bobin film a scene in which the world’s most pun-tastic puppets board a train from LA bound for Europe. (We have to assume they’ll betravelling by map again.)