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The Muppets in Thor is NOT another fake trailer for the upcoming movie. It's a 24-page mostly-24-hour comic by the guy who does Max Overacts. Note: contains discrete male nudity, pig-on-Norse-God violence, obscure references (Junior Woodchucks!), sentimental time travel and IMO very good use of a lot of familiar characters, including Rowlf (MY favorite Muppet) putting it all in perspective.
posted by oneswellfoop (22 comments total) 26 users marked this as a favorite

 
Watch out for discrete nudity--it's either tasteful or perverted. No in-between.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 3:59 PM on June 17, 2011


That was a very sweet ending.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 4:03 PM on June 17, 2011


I cannot yet find the nudity, which is fine, but now I'm concerned that I'm missing all kinds of nudity lately and not even realizing it.
posted by clockzero at 4:15 PM on June 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


Is it really discrete nudity or discreet nudity?
posted by clockzero at 4:17 PM on June 17, 2011


Awesome. Needs to be longer and in color, and you could expand the idea to all sorts of other myths and legends and real historical figures. The Muppets (in Tiiiiime and Spaaaaace!) Big Adventure Goes Back to the Future.
posted by loquacious at 4:17 PM on June 17, 2011


Unexpectedly sentimental and not quite what I thought it would be.
posted by Halloween Jack at 4:18 PM on June 17, 2011


Excellently done.

I wonder what Walt Simonson would think of this?
posted by tdismukes at 4:19 PM on June 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


I cannot yet find the nudity, which is fine, but now I'm concerned that I'm missing all kinds of nudity lately and not even realizing it.

Me too. All I really saw was a quick sketch of Thor's rather unattractive square and flat ass.
posted by loquacious at 4:19 PM on June 17, 2011


pig-on-Norse-God violence

I just like that this is a thing that exists in some form (even comic book form).
posted by mstokes650 at 4:21 PM on June 17, 2011


And I knew Miss Piggy was secretly a Viking deity. Thor almost outed her but she cut him off. If you read the missing panels she's actually whispering "Shut. Up. I'm a perfectly fucking normal talking pig, ok? Not a goddess taking a vacation among the mortals." through gritted teeth.
posted by loquacious at 4:25 PM on June 17, 2011 [2 favorites]


"Put your hand right here, hokay?"
posted by JHarris at 4:47 PM on June 17, 2011


Nudity is either discrete or continuous.
posted by warbaby at 5:02 PM on June 17, 2011


Robin was never a Junior Woodchuck. He was a Frog Scout!
posted by Faint of Butt at 5:33 PM on June 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


...and having actually read the comic, it was really quite lovely. Thanks, oneswellfoop.
posted by Faint of Butt at 5:40 PM on June 17, 2011




Well, as long as we're on the subject of things that are not Thor (the movie), let's stop and take a look at the indy film classic, Thor at the Bus Stop.

Las Vegas CityLife recently took the time to review Thor vs Thor at the Bus Stop and guess what--Thor at the Bus Stop came out on top in pretty well every category:
THE PLOT

Thor: Thor is banished to Earth, where he must protect it from evil.

Thor at the Bus Stop: Thor's at a bus stop.

Winner: Thor at the Bus Stop . . .

INTIMATIONS OF MORTALITY

Thor: "I have no plans to die today." -- Thor

Thor at the Bus Stop: "I'm going to die today. ... No one will cheer; no one will weep." -- Thor, to a little girl

Winner: Thor at the Bus Stop

EXOTIC SETTING

Thor: Asgard, eternal realm of the Nordic gods

Thor at the Bus Stop: Parking lot of the Taco Trough

Winner: Thor at the Bus Stop

GUY IMPALED BY YIELD SIGN?

Thor: No

Thor at the Bus Stop: Yes

Winner: Thor at the Bus Stop

LITTLE GIRL VAPORIZED BY LIGHTNING?

Thor: Not in the trailer, anyway.

Thor at the Bus Stop: Yes

Winner: Thor at the Bus Stop

NATALIE PORTMAN?

Thor: Yes

Thor at the Bus Stop: No

Winner: Thor

[Ed.: Well, you can't win them all . . . ]

etc.
Thor at the Bus Stop web page.
posted by flug at 7:41 PM on June 17, 2011


Jim Henson's was the first celebrity death to make me really sad. I was on the fence about this...until I saw where/when Kermit was going. That sold me.
posted by Ipsifendus at 8:24 PM on June 17, 2011


Sniff.
posted by bicyclefish at 12:31 AM on June 18, 2011


Wow. Way to take what could have been just a lame parody and turn it into something fun and ultimately moving. How very Muppety.

The last scene between Kermit and Rowlf reminds me of my favorite scene from The Muppet Movie, Kermit talking to himself.
posted by cottoncandybeard at 5:58 AM on June 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


I always did think there was something special about Rowlf.....
posted by easily confused at 9:44 AM on June 18, 2011


As I understand it, Rowlf essentially was Jim, and didn't appear in anything post Henson's death for a long time out of respect.

So yeah, there's something special about Rowlf.
posted by Navelgazer at 4:03 PM on June 18, 2011


Nudity is either discrete or continuous.

Perhaps nudity exhibits a discrete / continuous duality. I propose a nude double-slit experiment.

Wait.. that didn't come out right.
posted by formless at 4:45 PM on June 18, 2011


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