Muppets from Space's "Brick House"

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/08/08/muppets-from-spaces-brick.html

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The soundtrack to this movie was awesome.

Funkalicious.

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I was torn about using the Celebration video, but felt it gives away the payoff.

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Muppets From Space is one of the better Muppet movies, IMO. The soundtrack was a surprising and welcome bonus.

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Agreed. I think people just assumed the Muppets were in decline in this era, but I think they were at their creative peak in many ways; definitely since Jim Henson passed. Muppet Christmas Carol is my all-time favorite version of that tale.

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Even the bad muppets movies and episodes are filled with subversive jokes that go wayyyy over kid’s heads.

My favorite example was their take on, “In the Navy”.

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I’m so glad other people agree with me about how this movie is a real gem. It’s a shame that Disney eventually decided it was necessary to “reboot” the Muppets, i.e. get rid of Brian Henson and whatever else was remaining of Jim Henson’s spirit and vision.

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I have a friend who was a puppeteer on this movie. He still gets a little residual check for it every now and again.

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Our “Muppet Christmas Carol” DVD gets a watch every Christmas in our household. I got a friend to edit in “The Love Is Gone” sequence (it’s only in the cropped version) into the widescreen version, where it had been edited out. They really need to release a proper theatrical cut of this film on Blu-ray.

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I watched that episode as it aired. A viking ship.
“We want you!
We want you!
We want you for the viking crew!”
And the subversion did go over my head, because I don’t remember that. But I get that it was a Village People tune, so I can guess what I missed.

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Oh yeah. I was a kid when I saw it.

Then I grew up and learned what the Village People schtick was all about.

Then, long after I had forgotten about the viking skit, I rewatched it and… =0

Some of Gonzo’s lines are super messed up as well, even going back to the pilot episode.

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The Muppets film had that great tribute/lament to Jim Henson “Pictures in My Head” (I dare anyone born before 1980 to keep a dry eye after that song!) and Dave Grohl as a knockoff muppet. So I can’t ever be too harsh on it.

The Muppets TV show had one the most Muppetest sequence we have seen in a long time. Where Gonzo gets his daredevil groove back to the tune of “Learning to Fly” (again Dave Grohl plays a key part there). So even though it was a misbegotten mess which was tonally all wrong, it had a tiny bit that was decent.

Still I have one rule I stick to. Anyone who has acted with Muppets is automatically cool. There are no exceptions.

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That is awesome. Thank you for sharing.

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A Muppet Christmas Carol is one of my favorite Holiday films. Its messages and music are so true…

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Three Whiskey Doubles / Mega Bong Hit / 1 Tramadol. Made the movie a hit with me.

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More cowbell!

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I grew up with in a time when Lionel Richie’s solo career was on the radio a lot, so it’s still a bit shocking to me every time I remember that he was one of the founding members of The Commodores.

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If you really want to cry at the Muppets, watch Big Bird sing at Jim Henson’s funeral. Damn, I’m tearing up now and I haven’t even watched it yet…

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Why on God’s Green Earth do I really want to do that??? :frowning: