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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.
You can replace the cast of any movie with The Muppets, but you keep one of the human actors. What movie and which human do you keep?— Cory Taylor (@CoryjTaylor) July 15, 2018
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.
my dinner with andre— darth™ (@darth) July 16, 2018
keep the other guy the one who had the dinner with andre https://t.co/gWiMqWO5qm
The Fugitive and Tommy Lee Jones https://t.co/lgZgGE8B5b— Brian Grubb (@briancgrubb) July 16, 2018
The Shining. Shelley Duvall. https://t.co/FtBqGrP54h— Taika Waititi (@TaikaWaititi) July 16, 2018
The Passion of the Christ - Jesus is still Jim Caviezel https://t.co/ry5r9fbZYI— Mike Tunison (@xmasape) July 15, 2018
Schindler's List. Keep Liam Neeson. https://t.co/FuUIEOpE8T— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) July 15, 2018
Die Hard. Keep Willis. "Yippee-ki-yay, muppetf***er." https://t.co/dcUp6czqzO— Libby Hill (@midwestspitfire) July 15, 2018
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.
Rocky Horror Picture Show, keep Tim Curry https://t.co/4qgSSZKQk6— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) July 15, 2018
There is only one answer to this, and it is Clue and Tim Curry. https://t.co/vfW4ZRwOnq— Louis Virtel (@louisvirtel) July 16, 2018
Muppet Treasure Island but keep Tim Curry. Did we do this right? https://t.co/LLUK67TXAI— The Muppets (@TheMuppets) July 16, 2018
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.
'Scott Pilgrim Vs The World'. Keep Michael Cera. https://t.co/JhA1Hof0wV— edgarwright (@edgarwright) July 16, 2018
And then there were the sadists who apparently just want to see an all-out total Muppet carnage.
Predator, with everyone replaced but the Predator. https://t.co/PjDg7fBKgS— Couper Moorhead (@CoupNBA) July 15, 2018
Aliens, Sigourney Weaver https://t.co/mXnLrq3x3p— Tim Clark (@timothydclark) July 15, 2018
“Jaws”. Keep the shark. https://t.co/uJ6jkG0Rnt— Jason Sweeney (@sween) July 16, 2018
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.
Stacey Ritzen is a reporter and editor based in West Philadelphia with over 10 years' experience covering pop culture, web culture, entertainment, and news. You can follow her on Twitter @staceyritzen.