Mary Arline (queen_of_kithia) wrote,
Mary Arline
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Happy Easter

(What? But it's December...)

Recently, Frank Oz appeared on the Colbert Report to promote the Blu-Ray release of Little Shop of Horrors with the original ending, as well as to talk about Muppets and other delightful things he has been involved with.

One of the Muppet fansites posted about and embedded the interview. It all seemed very straightforward until I hovered my mouse over the picture of Frank Oz and discovered the very lengthy, very funny image tag.1

The interview was good too. Here are my favorite parts:

COLBERT: Do Muppets have sex?
[long pause]
OZ: ...What?!
***
COLBERT: Bert and Ernie, that's a straight situation, right?
OZ (nodding): Mm-hmm.2
***
And last but not least, the Jedi hand wave.

Also, there is (or was at one point) a Muppet made in Frank Oz's likeness, as seen in this video. From left to right, they are Jim Henson, Frank Oz and Jerry Nelson.
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1It's a reference to the movie The Great Muppet Caper, in which Miss Piggy has an elaborate fantasy involving water ballet. The clip used to be on YouTube, but I can't find it there now.

2What I particularly love about it is the casualness of Frank Oz's response, sending the implicit message, "this really isn't the big deal that people make it out to be."
Tags: films, muppets, sesame street, television
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