‘The Muppets’ Mock Green Lantern; ‘Sesame Street’ Spoofs Spider-Man

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the muppets green lantern sesame street spiderman The Muppets Mock Green Lantern; Sesame Street Spoofs Spider Man

Nobody knows how to turn our culture on its head quite like Jim Henson’s Muppets. The always irreverent characters (which Homer Simpson famously defined as the combination of a mop and a puppet) are making a comeback this year, and are apparently ready to knock a few superheroes down while they reclaim their glory.

Today we have a special double-feature treat for you Muppet heads out there: a new teaser trailer for Disney’s new movie The Muppets takes on Green Lantern, while the lovable scamps of Sesame Street poke fun at Spider-Man‘s hopes for Broadway glory.

Superheroes are all the rage (at least for right now), to the point that superhero movies have virtually taken over the summer 2011 movie season, while over on Broadway, Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark continues to struggle to find its legs (all eight of them). If you had asked us a few years back whether or not we’d ever be living in an age such as this, we definitely would have laughed in your face (particularly at the notion of a Spider-Man musical).

Well, the Muppets certainly seem to be approaching our current fascination with superheroes with a sly smirk and a wink, as demonstrated by these two great videos below:

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Kermit dissing Ryan Reynolds’ gruff-speak Green Lantern oath is just bitingly funny (can Christian Bale’s “Batman voice” be far behind?). However, for my money, Grover taking out both Turn Off the Dark AND U2′s Bono in a one-two punch makes the Sesame Street vid the clear winner for me. Man, nobody is safe from these puppets.

Which video did you like best?

BONUS: Check out the newest member of the Green Lantern Corps., Kermit the Frog:

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The Muppets will be back in theaters on November 23, 2011.

Sesame Street will premiere its 42nd season(!) in September 2011.

Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark has been retooled and re-opened its doors on Broadway recently.

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  1. I liked both, but I laughed a lot more at the Spider-Man parody. As a musical fan, it’s my duty to laugh at Turn Off the Dark. :p

  2. GOOD GRIEF! THE COMEDIAN’S A BEAR!

    No he’s a-not! He’s-a wearing a neck-a tie!

  3. Kermit confirmed for savior of earth.

  4. LOL! I love Kermit’s “limp wrist” presentation of the GL ring. Classic.

  5. These are both the bomb! I love the digs at Bono though, “It’s his first muscial!”

  6. I definitely liked the Spider-Man parody better. Good to see that the creative forces behind the Muppets haven’t lost their biting sense of humor. Looking forward to seeing this movie!!

  7. I don’t know which I like more. Both are hilarious, but I think as a U2 fan I’ll have to say I prefer the Muppet one. I have no interest in every season the movie looks terrible, but the parody stuff is fun.

    • Cool story, bro. Tell it again.

  8. I hope this is a big comeback for them. I love that show. Still watch the dvds now and then. Just childhood magic. I will have to watch these when I get home.

  9. I loved this! The Green Lantern one was my favorite. Loled so hard at it!

  10. both made me laugh but the Swedish chef rocks

    • could they do a die hard parody with the swedish chef as John McClane?

      • A Swedish Chef – Godfather parody. That would be something.

        • I just did a “Swedish” version of “Yippe-kai-yay…” in my head. That would be hysterical.

          The Swedish Chef was one of the best. My favorite one was when he was trying to make a home cooked meal for Kermit. Look it up on YouTube. It was terrific.

          “Now we SKEW-ER the torkey!” LOL

          • a follow up to the swedish chef…

            in the remake of
            Under Siege,
            Under Siege 2; this chef’s cooking is to die for,
            Blade; the vampires are now on the menu,
            The Rock [Swedish chef in for Sean Connory and Beaker in for Nick Cage]

  11. Bring back the muppets on t.v please!!

    • +100,000,000,000

  12. Jim Henson is a forgotten icon creatively and both of these parodies show how the Muppets while appealing to children, still can tell a joke an adult will get. Bet their movie didn’t cost 200 million dollars to make either……

  13. I would pay money to see Grover’s version.

    • lots of money

  14. I liked both but thought the Muppets version was better. They could do a transformers one next or they could do a Girl with the Dragon Tattoo version with the Swedish Chef but that would be pretty racy, even for muppets.