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May 3, 2012 2:58 AM   Subscribe

Years after his first (albeit veiled) public cry for help Kermit once again uses song to deliver a poignant message. [via mefi projects]
posted by samworm (27 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
I don't think that's the real Kermit
posted by costanza at 3:56 AM on May 3, 2012 [4 favorites]


Kermit has bared his soul in song many times. Frankly, I'm not sure Amy should get mixed up with such a dysfunctional frog.
posted by Philosopher Dirtbike at 4:13 AM on May 3, 2012 [2 favorites]


Well, Philosopher, given the way that video ended, I don't think that's very likely.
posted by Malor at 4:28 AM on May 3, 2012


She's into a different Muppet.
posted by pracowity at 5:16 AM on May 3, 2012


I know it's just a puppet, but such is the power of Kermit that I do not at all like to see him blow his pretend head off. The rest of it was cute, though.
posted by Houstonian at 5:18 AM on May 3, 2012 [8 favorites]


Just a note to the auteur: If you're going to film a beloved childhood icon blowing their fucking brains out for your viral video, at least go rent some goddamned lights so it doesn't look like you shot it in the bottom of a fucking well.
posted by ob1quixote at 5:34 AM on May 3, 2012 [10 favorites]


She's into a different Muppet.

I'm not sure... does that mean Amy is into Elmo or Pineapples... either way its disturbing: one is a perpetual toddler and the other is a fruit...
posted by Nanukthedog at 5:34 AM on May 3, 2012


You know, after some reflection, I've come to the conclusion that that video is a real misuse of talent.
posted by Malor at 5:52 AM on May 3, 2012 [2 favorites]


So good until the end. I mean, it was so SO SO good. Until the end.
posted by ColdChef at 5:57 AM on May 3, 2012 [6 favorites]


This was just... weird and creepy? Which, I guess if that's what they were going for, good for them. I've liked their musical parody stuff before, I've even linked them here, but this one didn't really do it for me.
posted by kmz at 6:06 AM on May 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


Another tip for future muppet parody videos: remember to control mouth movements with your thumb as much as possible. It looks more natural, since it's only our bottom jaw that moves when we talk.
posted by Narrative Priorities at 6:27 AM on May 3, 2012 [4 favorites]


I do not care for this video.
posted by Edogy at 6:33 AM on May 3, 2012


I just wanted to come back and apologize for my grumpiness. I hadn't had my coffee yet and, as ColdChef said, it was really good until the end. I love Amy Adams. I love Kermit. The song was really good. I even kind of understand why you might choose to shoot with available light to give it a more realistic "home video" feel. I just totally didn't need to see a Muppet commit suicide this morning.
posted by ob1quixote at 6:37 AM on May 3, 2012 [6 favorites]


So good until the end. I mean, it was so SO SO good. Until the end.

Unrequited love can make a person do crazy things, man.
posted by inigo2 at 6:41 AM on May 3, 2012


Why do you think Kermit committed suicide?
If I were Darren Le Gallo, I don't think I would hesitate much before killing a frog who had the hots for Mrs. Plinth.

So who was holding the gun? You don't see. Was it Darren or maybe a hireling?

Was Kermit even killed? Did we see stuffing? Where's the body? Where's the autopsy?
posted by plinth at 6:42 AM on May 3, 2012 [2 favorites]


I'm with ColdChef. That was excellent and hilarious... until the end. I'm sure I'm an uptight prig with a malfunctioning funnybone because I'm not able to enjoy jokes about suicide - but you know what? I'm okay with that.
posted by jph at 6:42 AM on May 3, 2012 [2 favorites]


Haven't you people learned anything yet? Hollywood is always like that. You go along having fun until the last 5% of the film, then they fuck up the ending. It's goddamn tradition at this point.
posted by cjorgensen at 6:53 AM on May 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


What good did that ending do? Are the authors going to get off on a bunch of us going "dude not funny"? With all that talent and humour, you'd think they'd have the resources to get a life.
posted by tel3path at 6:55 AM on May 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


Cute song. Nice audio production. Mediocre video production. Crappy-to-dismal puppetry.

And ending it with Kermit killing himself puts it in the same fucking wastebin as those Christmas commercials that show Santa being an asshole, or a fraud: Not cool to spoil the fun for others.

For contrast, I offer this video of Kermit watching 2 Girls 1 Cup for the first time. He stays in character. He looks like Kermit, not some stupid head-only sock puppet. It's not Sesame Street by any means, but he remains Kermit the Frog. (He cusses, but so did all the G-rated stars I grew up adoring: Dick Van Dyke, Julie Andrews, Speed Racer...) (OK, maybe not Speed Racer.) (But maybe!).
posted by IAmBroom at 7:14 AM on May 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


With all that talent and humour, you'd think they'd have the resources to get a life.

I mean I didn't like the ending either but seriously?
posted by six-or-six-thirty at 7:47 AM on May 3, 2012


Over Amy Adams? Not worth it.
posted by daisystomper at 8:08 AM on May 3, 2012


My prediction: In ten years, there will be a Kermit hologram playing at SXSW singing Rainbow Connection.
posted by dave78981 at 8:19 AM on May 3, 2012 [2 favorites]


I was trying to figure out why the ending bugged me so much and I realized: suicide is the antithesis of Kermit's character. Kermit is all about overcoming adversity. He is the childlike eternal optimist. Things would have to get infinitely darker than just an unrequited crush for him to pull the trigger.

So the end was jarring, but not in the way the artist intended. It wasn't "oh look, beloved children's icon blows head off", it was "suspension of disbelief falls through, that's not Kermit and never was".

If you'd like to make a short about a muppet offing himself you should go with The elements are there.

(all of this reminds me of a line from the SNL news a while ago. "There is a new Winnie The Pooh movie coming out next year. All of the original cast will be returning -- except Eeyore, who finally did it.")
posted by Tell Me No Lies at 9:23 AM on May 3, 2012 [7 favorites]


"....should go with Fozzie. The elements are there."
posted by Tell Me No Lies at 9:24 AM on May 3, 2012


"The elements" sounds like a Muppet from the Jersey Shore.
posted by hincandenza at 9:36 AM on May 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


There are lines you do not cross with the Muppets. This is on the other side of the highway from that line. That line is in the other goddamned lane.
posted by maryr at 1:24 PM on May 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


Oscar the Grouch premiered wearing a spray on orange tan, that's all I'm saying.
posted by Tell Me No Lies at 1:25 PM on May 3, 2012


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