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Twitter wonders what would happen if Muppets replaced all but one cast member of popular films

The problem with movies these days is not enough Muppets.


Stacey Ritzen

Internet Culture

Posted on Jul 16, 2018   Updated on May 21, 2021, 11:03 am CDT

It’s a question as old as time: What would happen if you replaced the entire cast of a movie with Muppets—except for one cast member?

Okay, maybe not as old as time, but as old as [squints] about a month ago on Reddit. The exercise picked up steam again over the weekend, however, when Twitter user Cory Taylor posed the question in response to another tweet by the FILM CRIT HULK account.

At face value, the question is just about as random and silly as it gets. So, in other words, basically only the most perfect viral Twitter fodder.

Very well played, on that last one.

More than a few people also had the same idea with Tim Curry, likely due to his over-the-top persona in his heyday—much like the Muppets themselves.

Astonishingly enough, no one offered up It. But speaking of extremely Muppet-like actors, director Edgar Wright had the following idea for one of his own films.

And then there were the sadists who apparently just want to see an all-out total Muppet carnage.

The beauty of the game is that it works on just about any level. Silence of the Lambs but keep Anthony Hopkins? Sure! Brokeback Mountain but with Jake Gyllenhaal? The sky is really the limit.


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*First Published: Jul 16, 2018, 2:24 pm CDT