It all started when music journalist Eric Alper tweeted a simple, almost haiku-like prompt:
Choose a movie.— Eric Alper ðŸŽ§ (@ThatEricAlper) May 3, 2020
Keep one actor.
The rest are Muppets.
What is the movie and which actor do you keep?
That cracked a hole in space-time through which came a glimpse of a parallel dimension in which many of our most beloved movie classics starred a majority Muppet cast. Apparently, according to the top answers on Twitter, those classics in their original form are also majority white, but considering the state of this dimension I’m sure that surprises no one.
The Truman Show— ðŸ•¯ï¸Always Something AF, BrianðŸ•¯ï¸ (@tzerigawa) May 3, 2020
Keep Jim Carrey
He never realizes they’re all Muppets.
Die Hard. Keep Alan Rickman.— John Moye (@johnmoye1976) May 3, 2020
Jack Nicholson The Shining— Tangangaroo (@1882N17) May 3, 2020
Pulp fiction. Keep Uma Thurman.— Mueller, She Wrote Podcast (@MuellerSheWrote) May 3, 2020
This could be pretty funny.— FatStratBastard (@DWrabella) May 3, 2020
How about Taxi Driver with the only actor being Cybil Shepherd. I’m already imagining a muppet doing the “you talkin’ to me?!” scene. ðŸ˜‚
'Silence of the Lambs.' Keep Jodie Foster.— Brad Bill (@bradbill72) May 3, 2020
All the rest….. Muppets.
John Wick.— Casual Bob (@Casual_Bob_) May 3, 2020
Keanu Reeves and lots and lots and lots of dead Muppets.
The Fugitive - keep Tommy Lee Jones pic.twitter.com/x3L3mzCoHl— Bryan Starnes, Esq. (@BryanStarnes_) May 3, 2020
Princess Bride. Keep Robin Wright— Sal Mascali (@SalMascali) May 3, 2020
One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest— Dr. Fiona Mattatall (@FionaMattatall) May 3, 2020
Keep Louise Fletcher as Nurse Ratched pic.twitter.com/lHTDt9CZVc
George Clooney and muppets in O’brother Where Art Thou?— Elle Taniâ· Iu• 8ï¸âƒ£•Yoongi (@ElleTaniSono) May 3, 2020
Bridget Jones Diary. Keep Colin Firth. (Miss Piggy is Bridget)— Jane Splurky (@JSplurky) May 3, 2020
The Terminator— Mrs. JenzyJenJenzinitaIn BitchinSurgicalMenopause (@47young1) May 3, 2020
Keep Linda Hamilton
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas— Noble Prize in Sarcasm (@rewegreatyet) May 3, 2020
Boogie Nights. Keep John C. Reilly.— ðŸ¤™ðŸ» (@Kyle__PI) May 3, 2020
Amadeus— Mike Bender (@MikeBenderVO) May 3, 2020
F. Murray Abraham & the Muppets
Raging Bull. Keep Joe Pesci. pic.twitter.com/NRjf4hbp2y— ðŸŒŠin the hizzy (flattening the curve) (@TheKellyLlama) May 3, 2020
Rocky Horror Picture Show— J Carli (@JCarliTweets) May 3, 2020
Keep Tim Curry
Apocalypse Now; keep Martin Sheen— Soop Munkey (@soopmunkey) May 3, 2020
Bullit. Steve McQueen racing Gonzo and Fozzy on a chase through San Francisco.— Simon (@SimonDullard) May 3, 2020
French Connection- Keep Hackman- Kermit as Frog One pic.twitter.com/o8eo1BNj9n— FilmBuffBaker (@filmbuffbaker) May 3, 2020
Conair. Keep Nicholas Cage. All cons are muppets.— Micheâ· (@MicheBangtan) May 3, 2020
And then there’s my personal favourite, the hypothetical movie I’d personally lose my mind if I could see, especially if it was exactly the same as the original—Kubrick direction and all—just with the Muppets substitution:
Dr. Strangelove, keep George C. Scott. pic.twitter.com/2Q6uwTHees— Abbey Simmons (@abbey_simmons) May 3, 2020