‘The Muppets’ Clips: ‘Cleaning the Theater,’ ‘Show Pitching,’ ‘Modem’ and More

'The Muppets' One-Sheet FinalWalt Disney Studios and Muppets Studio has provided us with several clips from their upcoming release, The Muppets, opening in theaters nationwide. We managed to sift through the pile and find a few that don’t appear to have been released as of yet — at least not through official channels anyway, so without further ado:

Our first clip is ‘Modem’ in which Gary, Mary and Walter (or Jason Segel, Amy Adams and Walter respectively) have alerted Kermit to the fate of the Muppet theater and so they take off along with Kermit’s butler, 80s Robot at the wheel. How to find the rest of the Muppet gang? Let’s just say friends don’t let friends use 1200 baud, 7 bits, even parity and 1 stop bit. Yeah, you kids know exactly what I’m talking about.

In ‘Cleaning the Theater,’ Walter inspires the Muppets to restore the Muppet theater to its original glory in the only way they know how — to music. This clip features the song ‘We Built This City’ by Jefferson Airplane.. er.. Jefferson Starship.. Starship? George Jefferson? Whichever one was born the son of a sharecropper.

Next is ‘Show Pitching’ which, as it turns out, has nothing to with baseball. Instead, what follows is a montage sequence of the Muppets pitching their telethon show to several television executives. I can only imagine that after this clip, Dr. Teeth breaks into a chorus of ‘You Can’t Take Lo Siento for an Answer.’

And lastly, or ‘more’ as the title would have you believe, we have a clip titled ‘Dance Partner.’ Now this clip has been shown several times on television when promoting the film, but it hasn’t really been found online… until now. Here Kermit and Piggy are reunited for the telethon to save the Muppet theater, but all is not right between the two and Kermit learns that he has been replaced in their big dance number. Let’s just get one thing straight: NOBODY puts Pepe in the corner, okay?


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