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'The Muppets' are back on the big screen for first time since 1999

November 24, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
The Muppets are back on the big screen for the first time since 1999. And that means Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy -- especially Miss Piggy -- are ready for their close-ups.

"I'm looking forward to all the fan mail written in crayon," said Miss Piggy.

Miss Piggy, Kermit the Frog, plus a carload of Muppets, and then some, are starring with Jason Segel and Amy Adams in "The Muppets." Or maybe they're all starring with Miss Piggy.

Miss Piggy and Kermit were asked if they felt like being on the big screen is back where they belong.

"Well, certainly, certainly," said Piggy. "I have denied my fans for far too long and I don't know why. I don't know why I made them wait so long to see moi on the big screen again. I'm sorry."

"Has to do with financing a film, I think," said Kermit.

Why does Miss Piggy think kids will absolutely feel they cannot miss "The Muppets"?

"Well, I mean, I'm a fabulous actress," said Piggy. "It's impossible to take your eyes off of moi. And, you know, I'm funny, I'm entertaining. I have a lovely singing voice. Yes, I mean, there's really no reason why anyone of any age would not be entertained by moi."

In the movie, the Muppets are trying to raise a lot of money to save the old Muppet Theater from the clutches of an evil oil tycoon.

The network is willing to air a telethon if the Muppets can get a name to host it.

"This is probably, I will say, is maybe my most dramatic role to date," said Kermit.

"Oh yes, yes, definitely," said Piggy.

"I'm really playing quite a serious version of Kermit the Frog, which, you know, I think I have it in me," said Kermit. "But I've really stretched myself as an actor."

"Yes, he's so good in this, too," said Piggy. "I really think you deserve a nomination."

"The Muppets" is rated PG and comes complete with lots of cameo performances.

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