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March 2, 2010 6:39 AM   Subscribe

A Muppet Wicker Man, a comics mash-up via Bleeding Cool. Warning: grainy nudity, Flash interface.
posted by permafrost (23 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
Impressive, but still doesn't answer the question of how it got burned.

(I know, I know, wrong version, but still, I couldn't pass it up. OH GOD THE BEES!)
posted by (Arsenio) Hall and (Warren) Oates at 6:50 AM on March 2, 2010 [1 favorite]


And here's the awesome Sneaker Pimps cover of How Do to listen to as you read the comic.
posted by three blind mice at 6:56 AM on March 2, 2010


I have no words and I've seen Miss Piggy's boobs.

I need. A long. Shower.
posted by The Whelk at 7:04 AM on March 2, 2010


I have to ask, since the OH GOD THE BEES thing keeps popping up (and makes me chortle every time) is it worth watching the Wicker Man to actually get the joke? I mean, a risk/reward analysis, people, should I subject myself to a movie that is known primarily for how awful it is, yet quoted and talked about constantly?
posted by Ghidorah at 7:14 AM on March 2, 2010


It has a very High Riffability Metric* provided you are in the right mood.

*This is determined by a matrix of movie competence, dramatic intent, and sheer absurdity.
posted by The Whelk at 7:17 AM on March 2, 2010 [1 favorite]


Skip that remake abortion and watch the original. It's an amazing film.
posted by Pope Guilty at 7:33 AM on March 2, 2010


I've never watched the remake. I'd be afraid it would ruin the various remixes.

I've seen the original about 80 times. Somehow, this Muppet version recovered the original horror of the thing, long lost after so many repeated viewings.
posted by Astro Zombie at 7:35 AM on March 2, 2010


Miss Piggy's boobs....

Would that be hamthropomorphizing?
posted by zarq at 7:44 AM on March 2, 2010 [1 favorite]


Oh man, this is wonderful. The last two or three pages, with the incorporation of the muppet theme using the music-graphic tropes established earlier, just totally fucking sell it for me.

And yeah, this is rightly based on the original, which is an excellent, excellent film that should go on your list (or in your queue) immediately if you have not seen it already. The best that can be said for the remake (aside from Thanks For The Youtube Clips, Nic) is that it probably raised the current generation's awareness of the original, if mostly through the grousing of folks who are appalled at how bad the remake is by comparison.
posted by cortex at 8:17 AM on March 2, 2010


The remake has certain ineffable qualities. It raises difficult questions, including "hey, did you guys just never even look at the dailies?"
posted by Mister_A at 8:42 AM on March 2, 2010


But how does 30 Rock fit into all of this?
posted by mccarty.tim at 8:42 AM on March 2, 2010


This is amazing.THAR SHE BLOWS!
posted by ob at 8:55 AM on March 2, 2010


ob, I think it's fantastic that you're bringing back THAT SHE BLOWS!
posted by Mister_A at 9:15 AM on March 2, 2010


But how does 30 Rock fit into all of this?

Hmmm, Jack, on orders from Higher-up that the show needs to "go green" to attracted the coveted "18-32s who pretend to care" demographic introduces a number of awkward measures to the show, including changing all the food on set to locally grown fresh produce. Liz is, of course, up in arms about this, but soon the entire staff is hooked on the fresh fruits and vegetables and Jenna has a budding obsession with the hunky farm boy who deliveries the food. However, it all comes apart when Liz notices that the food is making everyone passive and sleepy and Jenna goes missing before they go live. Liz tracks Jenna down to the farm where the food comes from and - surprise - they're planning on sacrificing her and have drugged to food to make everyone too helpless to resist.

Anyone got TIna Fey's office number? I think I can tighten this up.
posted by The Whelk at 9:19 AM on March 2, 2010


Uhh, it's KL5-1212, Whelk.
posted by Mister_A at 9:39 AM on March 2, 2010


Also, that's the second-least-sexy boobies picture in the world.

Here is #1.
posted by Mister_A at 9:53 AM on March 2, 2010


Ghidorah, no, it is not. I watched it anyway, thinking "surely there must be some redeeming feature, despite all the hate? I mean, Leelee Sobieski if nothing else, right?" Wrong. Spend your 102 minutes doing anything else.
posted by rahnefan at 10:00 AM on March 2, 2010


I disagree. The Nic Cage Wicker Man is absolutely worth it, but only if you watch it Rifftrax-style. Kevin and Mike couldn't have had a better time with "The Wicker Man" if he'd been made of rattan!
posted by cereselle at 10:20 AM on March 2, 2010


I thought the remake was pretty laughably enjoyable. Especially towards the end, where they are preparing Cage to be burned, and they keep showing us shots of people holding him down, his feet still wearing the shoes of the bear costume.
posted by graventy at 10:39 AM on March 2, 2010


You owe me fifteen seconds, cereselle. :(
posted by rahnefan at 10:40 AM on March 2, 2010


What, that's how long you could take the preview, rahnefan? :)

phallic symbol phallic symbol!
posted by cereselle at 11:11 AM on March 2, 2010


Put me down as "really enjoyed the Nick Cage Wicker Man."
posted by Mister_A at 12:49 PM on March 2, 2010


I have to ask, since the OH GOD THE BEES thing keeps popping up (and makes me chortle every time) is it worth watching the Wicker Man to actually get the joke? I mean, a risk/reward analysis, people, should I subject myself to a movie that is known primarily for how awful it is, yet quoted and talked about constantly?

Just watch this! Now you're in on the joke.
posted by Solon and Thanks at 2:19 PM on March 2, 2010


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