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March 9, 2012

The Muppet Movie (1979)

Tuesday March 13th

Film starts at 9pm

Otto’s Shrunken head

538 E. 14th street (A & B)

As always, free popcorn, and $2 Vehicular Bingo for prizes!

Ahh, a bear in his natural habitat – a Studebaker.
It’s difficult to imagine nowadays, but there once was a time when a frog’s only motivation for going to Hollywood and becoming rich and famous was to make “millions of people happy.” In our current culture he would be a chump, but in 1979 he was a hero.
 Kermit: Where did you learn to drive?
Fozzie: I took a correspondence course.
After losing his bicycle and bindle to a steamroller accident, Mr. The Frog teams up with a down-and-out bear and his 1951 Studebaker. They head west only to be chased across the country by an angry, greedy fat-ass and his sidekick. Along the way, they meet an entrepreneurial rock and roll band, an artistic plumber, who is sort of like a turkey, but not much, his chicken girlfriend, a jack named Sweetums, a beauty queen pig, a dog that plays the piano and a pair of scientists.
It’s not often you see a guy that green have the blues that bad.
This film has it all: car chases, a balloon ride, old-timey special guests and inter-species love.
Kermit, does this film have socially redeeming value?
It also has great historical significance. In our day, people get rich and famous by being drunken douche bags on reality TV, but there was a time, before Disney co-opteded it, when true talent, love and friendship meant something.
Robyn Wood Alquist
Daisy Porkchop
Can’t make it to Otto’s? Watch the full film HERE
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