Hollywood Muppets
July 11, 2008 9:12 AM   Subscribe

It's been proven that people tend to look like their dogs, but startling new findings reveal a freakish resemblance between Hollywood celebrities and Sesame Street puppets.
posted by HotPatatta (40 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
First link: (shrug)
Second link: Mom, is that you?
Third link: PAYDIRT.
posted by not_on_display at 9:22 AM on July 11, 2008


Also Sam the Eagle looks like Lisa from Top Chef.
posted by rmless at 9:25 AM on July 11, 2008


Janice and Donatella Versace

Okay, now that one was funny.
posted by orange swan at 9:29 AM on July 11, 2008


Even before clicking the link I knew Imus and Oscar the Grouch would be side by side. These are pretty fun.
posted by brain_drain at 9:34 AM on July 11, 2008


I'm loving Billy Zane's new look. Sort of a Hollywood version of my Uncle Billy.
posted by Bookhouse at 9:34 AM on July 11, 2008


a freakish resemblance between Hollywood celebrities and Sesame Street puppets.

Queen Elizabeth -- a Hollwood celebrity? No. Her doppelgänger, Helen Mirren? Yes.
posted by ericb at 9:36 AM on July 11, 2008


For some reason Gonzo's look and voice always reminded me of a blue-fuzzfaced Rod Stewart.
but that's just me...
posted by skyper at 9:39 AM on July 11, 2008


Stop. Hurting. My. Brain.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 9:40 AM on July 11, 2008


Oh, you silly humans and your pattern recognition...
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 9:40 AM on July 11, 2008


"Some aren't so great, but the Janice/Donatella Versache thing was pretty amusing... man, how sad is it that I know who Donatella Versa- waittaminnit, TMZ?!?"

*Washes mouse*
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 9:41 AM on July 11, 2008


[a few comments removed - you know where metatalk is, please don't do this here, thanks.]
posted by jessamyn at 9:41 AM on July 11, 2008


I'm sorry. Guy Smiley and Ben Affleck? More like Guy Smiley and Brian Williams.
posted by god hates math at 9:44 AM on July 11, 2008


Jeez, how many of them ARE there?
posted by yhbc at 9:47 AM on July 11, 2008


Pure-bred dogs can be matched to their owners by strangers most of the time. But the same does not hold true for mixed breed dogs...

So these are pure-bred muppets? Do muppets breed true?

...wait a minute. Are there any muppet families even on SS? There are a couple of skits that call for families and so a few muppets are thrown together, but are there any that maintain the relationship "behind the scenes"?
posted by DU at 9:47 AM on July 11, 2008


Get your filthy, stinking Al Roker off my Dr Bunsen Honeydew!
posted by DU at 9:49 AM on July 11, 2008


I've got this friend. He's, to put it politely, quite gifted in the schnozal region. But I'd never realized just how pointily triangular it was until about a month ago. We were at a wedding. He was wearing a tux and, being the sort to enjoy a good time, had knocked back about a dozen or so vodka clubs (don't get me started) and danced til he fell on the floor. By the end of the night, is what I'm saying, he was a bit disheveled. Tie undone, jacket off, suspenders askew. For some guffaws he turned his collar up. I just happened to catch him in profile. Entirely indistinguishable from The Count. I mean, really, stick this guy in an old castle and make him sing the Batty-Bat and you'd never know he wasn't a Muppet.
posted by uncleozzy at 9:55 AM on July 11, 2008


Haa, these are really cute. I particularly like the one of the Queen.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 9:59 AM on July 11, 2008 [2 favorites]


are there any that maintain the relationship "behind the scenes"?

The bugs that live in Ernie's planter (except that they're now CGI!)

Some of these connections are pretty weak. There just happens to be a head angle in common. Kermit and Pharrell? Huh?
posted by mkb at 10:02 AM on July 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


I'm seriously beginning to despise the websites that insist on breaking up one page's worth of content into twenty, so you have to keep clicking, and therefore increase their ad revenue. At least this one gave a thumbnail section on the page so I could glance at the rest of them and see that nothing outdid comparing Big Bird to The Queen. I mean if that's the best they got, I'm not helping their ad revenue. I gotta save my clickie finger for porn more important and artistically meaningful material.
posted by ZachsMind at 10:09 AM on July 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


What system of classification is being used when Queen Elizabeth, Don Imus and Alan Jackson are all filed under "Hollywood"?
posted by Pater Aletheias at 10:14 AM on July 11, 2008


The planter bugs are CGI now?! Is their house still a milk carton? That segment always made me want to break out the craft supplies.
posted by DU at 10:15 AM on July 11, 2008


TMZ? Seriously? TM frigg'n Z?
posted by tkchrist at 10:23 AM on July 11, 2008 [3 favorites]


Some of these are too generous. To the celebrities, that is. Flavor Flav is nowhere near as cool as Dr. Teeth.

Although the Adam Corolla & Jimmy Kimmel / Bert & Ernie one seems spot on.
posted by jabberjaw at 10:29 AM on July 11, 2008


This one is brilliant. From JEJ's slightly googly eyed expression, to cookie's slightly googlier yet more ifelike one. God. So good.
posted by dirtdirt at 10:37 AM on July 11, 2008


It's been proven that people tend to look like their dogs

My dogs are ugly.

Crap.
posted by quin at 10:42 AM on July 11, 2008


And I'll be seeing this one in my nightmares tonight.
posted by quin at 10:43 AM on July 11, 2008


Great. Now I have "Grover Sanchez" ringing through my mind.
posted by YoBananaBoy at 10:46 AM on July 11, 2008


Dude. Did I just AOL? Warn a brother next time.

Fuck.
posted by chuckdarwin at 10:54 AM on July 11, 2008


The Rolf/Hurley one was good, though I really want a John Hodgman/Bunsen Honeydew comparison.
posted by cardboard at 11:04 AM on July 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


My problem is that having scrolled through a few, I opted for a click on the sidebar, "What the hell happened to your body?". Now I feel like Spock when, after forgetting to put on his protective eyewear, he gazed into the box containing the Medusan Ambassador Kolos... "AIEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

(Is there in truth no beauty? Or has somebody already said that?)
posted by Mike D at 11:05 AM on July 11, 2008


Kermit totally looks like Kermit.
posted by jimmythefish at 11:48 AM on July 11, 2008


This would be much more enjoyable if it was not on TMZ.com. The thumbnails are too tiny to see much, and I'm not going to click each and every one. If this was Digg I'd be looking for the link where someone ripped the images and posted them in a viewable, single page.
posted by tinkertown at 12:28 PM on July 11, 2008


Except for the head-tilt and degree of mouth being open, most of the resemble is make-believe.

Cookie Monster and James Earl Jones? Please...and Cookie is a much better actor to boot.

but Janice and Versace was spot on, 8 on the Bizarro scale.
posted by MiltonRandKalman at 1:08 PM on July 11, 2008


Ben Affleck and Brian Williams, fine. Just - please - don't tell me I look like Mitt Romney!
posted by Guy Smiley at 1:16 PM on July 11, 2008


wait...I resemble my dog, and my dog resembles a muppet (a mix of fozzy and mr. snuffleupagus)...so where does that leave me?!?
posted by hazel at 3:23 PM on July 11, 2008


Some intern had to spend hours and hours digging through photos of muppets and celebrities to find all of these matches.

and that intern probably loves their job
posted by davejay at 4:08 PM on July 11, 2008


Wow. You think you remember just how hideous Carrot Top is... but no.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 11:54 PM on July 11, 2008


I keep clicking back to this because, every single time, I bust out laughing. I don't know why, but it doesn't stop being funny.
posted by cmyk at 8:32 AM on July 12, 2008


Get your filthy, stinking Al Roker off my Dr Bunsen Honeydew!
posted by DU at 12:49 PM on July 11 [+] [!]

I resemble this comment.
posted by The Esteemed Doctor Bunsen Honeydew at 11:55 PM on July 16, 2008 [2 favorites]


Get your filthy, stinking Al Roker off my Dr Bunsen Honeydew!
posted by DU at 12:49 PM on July 11 [+] [!]

I resemble this comment.
posted by The Esteemed Doctor Bunsen Honeydew


IT WORKS ON SO MANY LEVELS
posted by flaterik at 7:34 AM on July 18, 2008 [1 favorite]


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