Nerd Lunch Podcast 37: Drill Down - Original Muppet Movies



Shawn Robare rides his stunt motorcycle over from Branded in the 80s to join us for a discussion of the original trilogy of Muppet films: The Muppet Movie, The Great Muppet Caper, and The Muppets Take Manhattan.  We start with our personal histories with the Muppets and where they fit into our nerdom. Then we step through each movie taking a look at the playhouse style setup, plots, music, puppetry/effects, and favorite scenes.  In addition to some pre-Avengers talk brought to you through the magic of Internet time travel (check out episode 36, people); this week’s Nerd To-Dos feature a box of magic surprises for CT, more soda can collecting, and one nerd’s quest for movie novelizations.

1 comments:

Tommy said...

Great episode!

Props for mentioning Muppet Family Christmas, it's an obscure piece of Muppet history that is really overlooked, and I love it.

Regarding the popularity of The Muppets Take Manhattan, I had a chance to see it on the big screen a few months ago at a local theater that shows old films, and the crowd was packed with all ages. The movie killed, and even though I've always liked it more than Caper, I realized that it might just have a bit more mainstream appeal and approachable humor.

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