There's two kinds of movies: Muppet movies and flawed movies. This Sunday, July 15, a Twitter thread fixing this problem went viral, posing a question to internet users everywhere: if you could replace the actors in a movie with The Muppets, which movie would it be?
The rules stipulate you may keep one non-Muppet actor in your movie.
@FilmCritHULK You can replace the cast of any movie with The Muppets, but you keep one of the human actors. What m… https://t.co/F5wn6Lec67— Cory Taylor (@Cory Taylor) 1531636539.0
Twitter quickly demonstrated a deep-seated love for Alan Rickman.
@CoryjTaylor @FilmCritHULK "Dogma" and keep Alan Rickman.— Scott Nicolson (@Scott Nicolson) 1531732518.0
@ScottLNicolson @CoryjTaylor @FilmCritHULK Always keep Alan Rickman.— Lori, stop the nonsense (@Lori, stop the nonsense) 1531753176.0
@ThatFerd @lorimakesquilts @ScottLNicolson @CoryjTaylor @FilmCritHULK And I've got Muppet Die Hard with Alan Rickma… https://t.co/9nTJF5yxiF— Richard Keel (@Richard Keel) 1531756769.0
@CoryjTaylor @FilmCritHULK The entire harry potter franchise. Keep Alan rickman as snape— Adam of House Davis (@Adam of House Davis) 1531751773.0
But other contenders also shoved their way forward...
@CoryjTaylor @FilmCritHULK The Truman Show but we keep Jim Carrey.— kei taniguchi (@kei taniguchi) 1531745900.0
Some ideas worked on multiple levels!
@CoryjTaylor @FilmCritHULK Forgetting Sarah Marshall, keep Jason Segel. Instead of him wanting to do the Dracula mu… https://t.co/FYMkyszrMI— DoubleFeaturePreachers (@DoubleFeaturePreachers) 1531738794.0
@CoryjTaylor @FilmCritHULK Jurassic Park, keep Jeff Goldblum. Just to see Kermit’s reaction to the ‘Life Finds a Way’ speech.— Glyn Adams (@Glyn Adams) 1531742727.0
@AdamsGlyn @CoryjTaylor @FilmCritHULK And hear him say “some frogs can change sexes...”— Mindy F, RN (@Mindy F, RN) 1531751573.0
Would fans love the changes or hate them?
@CoryjTaylor @FilmCritHULK Shakespeare in Love, keep Judi Dench.— John Savournin (@John Savournin) 1531729722.0
@CoryjTaylor @FilmCritHULK "The last Jedi" and keep Daisy Ridley then just sit back and watch the fandom melt down in real time— Tim Ellis (@Tim Ellis) 1531750513.0
@CoryjTaylor @FilmCritHULK Les Miserables, keep Hugh Jackman— Ian Fletcher (@Ian Fletcher) 1531727397.0
Even if their acting skills are lacking, the Muppets can win anyone over with a good pun.
Of course, if a movie had a breakout part, that actor HAS to stay.
@CoryjTaylor @FilmCritHULK Zombieland. Keep Bill Murray— Larry The Bird (@Larry The Bird) 1531726364.0
@CoryjTaylor @FilmCritHULK Movie: TOP GUN Human: "Goose"— Ivo Soares J. (@Ivo Soares J.) 1531729898.0
Some pitches bent the rules of the question a little bit...
@CoryjTaylor @FilmCritHULK The Matrix, but keep Hugo Weaving as Agent Smith. His annoyance directed towards Muppets… https://t.co/bwfihQEBxs— adam eling (@adam eling) 1531764587.0
@CoryjTaylor @FilmCritHULK Saving Private Ryan. Keep Matt Damon.— jeg vet en vind (@jeg vet en vind) 1531750197.0
@CoryjTaylor @FilmCritHULK Kinda cheating here: Shaun of the Dead, but keep the zombies.— Wayne Arnold (@Wayne Arnold) 1531740992.0
Others were simply too good to ignore.
@CoryjTaylor @FilmCritHULK Annie Hall. Keep Diane Keaton.— Dinch (@Dinch) 1531733964.0
@CoryjTaylor @FilmCritHULK Star wars keep @carrieffisher— Aray Michael Aromaz (@Aray Michael Aromaz) 1531738622.0
Thankfully, it looks like Jim Henson and Co. are way ahead of us!
@JorgeZavala @CoryjTaylor @FilmCritHULK Captain Link Hearthrob as Maverick https://t.co/xmQWlqSYV5— DCRaiderFan (@DCRaiderFan) 1531754262.0
Take note, Hollywood: If you insist on sequels and remakes, let's fill them with Muppets!