‘The Muppets’ Teaser Trailer #2 Is A ‘Hangover’ Parody

Published 3 years ago by , Updated September 15th, 2011 at 11:10 am,

The Muppets second teaser trailer The Muppets Teaser Trailer #2 Is A Hangover Parody

Disney recently started off its marketing campaign for this fall’s The Muppets on the right foot, releasing a clever teaser trailer that starts off selling the film as a run-of-the-mill romantic comedy  before revealing that Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, and the rest of Jim Hemson’s beloved felt creations would be in the movie as well.

Now a second teaser trailer has been released for The Fuzzy Pack (a.k.a. The Muppets) that not only parodies the original teaser for The Hangover: Part II – but chances are good you’ll actually laugh harder here than at most of the jokes in the Hangover sequel.

The Muppets features Jason Segel (who also wrote the screenplay) and Amy Adams as the main human characters, Gary and Mary – a couple who help Kermit and Co. reunite in order to put on a grand show that’ll save their old production studio from being destroyed. Cue the song & dance numbers, celebrity cameos, and general irreverent humor that everyone expects (and loves) in a Muppets movie.

Muppets director James Bobin (Flight of the Conchords) and Segel recruited a whole lot of big names stars to make brief appearances in the film – including, coincidentally enough, The Hangover‘s Zach Galifianakis and Ed Helms. However, this new Muppets teaser trailer offers an early look at two other guest appearances – and we DARE you to not laugh out loud at the second one.

Check out the second Muppets teaser (via Yahoo! Movies) below:

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Although it’s been twelve years since the Muppets’ last appearance on the big screen (Muppets from Space), the felt puppets are still quite culturally significant – thanks in no small part to the magic of Youtube, where several Muppet skits have been released in recent years. That’s not to mention the nostalgia factor for people who grew up watching the Muppet movies, or even TV spinoffs of the original Muppet Show like Muppets Tonight (or the cartoon Muppet Babies).

While most of the original Muppets crew have by now either passed away (R.I.P. Jim Henson and Richard Hunt) or are essentially retired, Segel and Bobin are clearly members of a generation that still love the classic Muppet approach to humor. So far, that adoration looks to have translated into a new film that retains much of the same fun spirit and energy that the classic Muppet movies, shows, and skits had.

The Muppets arrives in theaters on November 23rd, 2011.

Source: Yahoo! Movies

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  1. I am a big fan of Kermit the Frog, and Miss Piggy, so I shall be watching it. Except for maybe Muppet(s) Tonight, I’ve seen just about all of the big Muppet ventures.

  2. As long as Statler and Waldorf make some sort of appearance, I’ll watch it.

  3. Have to renew the love for the felt. Great trailers as well, Danney Trejo wanting a Muppet line was classic.

  4. Cant wait it’ll be great

  5. I grew up watching The Muppet Show. Looking forward to this.

    So…

    It’s time start the music…

  6. I lost the dare…

  7. I love the Muppets!!

  8. HAHA this was good!

  9. I hate that new Muppet…

  10. Had I just watched the teaser trailer without reading the article I probably would have enjoyed it more but the hype (DARE YOU NOT TO LAUGH) messed it up for me. I am a fan of the muppets so hopefully it will be good. And no this did not make me laugh harder then the hangover sequel which I very much enjoyed but I guess i’m just an “Easily Amused” individual.

  11. It’s a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie (2002) and The Muppets’ Wizard of Oz (2005) so it hasn’t actually been twelve years since a Muppet movie was made.

    • Christmas was a TV movie and Oz was a Direct-to-Video movie so neither of those count as major theatrical releases. Muppets in Space was the last film released in theaters.

  12. Clever! Now that’s the way to promote your movie!!

  13. HEY! I’m a Muppet.

    • I’m a muppet too.

      Seriously. In highschool I resembled a very human looking Beaker.