It’s a fairly common trope on Twitter and other social media: What film would be great to reinterpret with Muppets? And to what degree? How many Muppets would there be? Who would be the non-Muppet characters? It is a truth universally aknowledged, after all, that any film can—and should—be remade with Muppets, and it would be awesome.
Yes, even Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom.
Well, okay, maybe there’s a limit.
Twitter explored this lovely trope in depth the other day when Twitter user @monaphobia posted the following prompt:
american psycho but it’s abt patrick bateman’s decent into muppetdom— bmone (@monaphobia) December 14, 2022
And what can I say: The thread in response is pure art.
requiem for a dream and the mom is the only human— bmone (@monaphobia) December 14, 2022
legally blonde with jennifer coolidge as the human— harry (@slimjimpickins) December 14, 2022
YOU JUST KEEP SITTING THERE WITH THAT FACE ON YOUR FACE pic.twitter.com/1nbs8qncTu— 🏳️⚧️☭Alexandria Haunt ☭🏳️⚧️ (@alexandriahaunt) December 15, 2022
i like twilight but i like Charlie as the only human— bmone (@monaphobia) December 14, 2022
My choice is still the passion of Christ— Matt Rex Fanguy (@Aka_Rex) December 14, 2022
Casablanca, keep Paul Henreid as the competing love interest for Piggy’s Ilsa with Kermit’s Rick.— Dave Kamper 🌹 (@dskamper) December 16, 2022
Sam the Eagle as Strasser, Gonzo as Renault, Fozzie in Peter Lorre’s role, Statler and Waldorf tag-teaming the Sydney Greenstreet role.
Inception, Michael Caine stays human— 𝘦𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘤𝘰𝘰𝘭𝘣𝘰𝘰𝘣𝘴 (@cooIboobs) December 15, 2022
Mamma Mia!, but the the twist is there’s no humans until the sequel, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. Cher steps out of the helicopter as the only human in the franchise— MistaPostman (@xMistaPostman) December 16, 2022
Trying to think of a movie but keep circling back to the sopranos with the therapist being the only human— gothicc will (@SquillsFancyson) December 15, 2022
The Devil Wears Prada!!!! Can you imagine Miss Piggy as MIRANDA PRIESTLY?!?! And ofc Andy would be the only human.— suzybishop's scissors (@hisuzybishop) December 15, 2022
Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy with Mos Def being the only human. I’ve never considered this before, but I love it lmao thanks bby 😘— dr. feltersnatch (@phospheneFeign) December 14, 2022
"keep Russell Crowe as Javert" is not a sentence I've ever read before but…I'm ok with it in this scenario— Laura (@shipshap64) December 15, 2022
Fast and the furious series, all 9,000 of them. Vin Diesel would be the only human.— Atlas2686 (@Atlas2686) December 15, 2022
eyes wide shut, Nicole kidman— bucko ⋆(╹◡╹)⋆ (@urineshitkid) December 15, 2022
i love human Aragorn as well as human Sam. alternatively, humanoid gollum— bmone (@monaphobia) December 15, 2022
gone girl but nick is the only human— emmy (@pixieeeshop) December 15, 2022
Jaws, but the only human is the boat captain that gets his legs bitten off; I’m just sitting here giggling at the idea of that scene but w a shark muppet going “omnomnomnom” against his legs instead lmao literally my only reasoning— ❄️Salem the Snowenby☃️- she/they/bee (@SalemDoesStuff) December 15, 2022
ok i actually said this yesterday but i love the idea of Kyle MacLachlan as the only human— bmone (@monaphobia) December 15, 2022
Midsommar but Florence Pugh and her friends start off human but slowly all descend into their true Muppet form— Mike Campbell (@mwcampbell92) December 15, 2022
Se7en. Morgan Freeman. Just Miss Piggy's head in a box and Kermit having the breakdown. Gonzo went too far this time.— Joshua Stephen (@gallifreychrono) December 15, 2022
galaxy quest and the only human is alan rickman— sloane (sîpihkopiyesîs) (@cottoncandaddy) December 16, 2022
Titanic- but just keep Billy Zane- putting the necklace on Ms Piggy, talking down to Kermit the frog (Jack) Sam the Eagle as his valet…— Jill from Winsconsin (At least we have the Bucks) (@MomTo3_Boys) December 16, 2022
knives out and the only human is daniel craig— ̩̩͙*ೃ tomie ༄ (@T0M1EC0RE) December 15, 2022
genuinely i believe that when harry met sally with carrie fisher as the only human would be a perfect movie— elise morgan (@crocfanpage) December 15, 2022
Clue and only Tim Curry— Amanda Deibert (@amandadeibert) December 16, 2022
The original Jumanji, with Robin Williams as the only human actor. Any Tarantino flick would be great, as would any Wes Anderson film.— ʅ（◞‿◟）ʃ (@JonathanTepes) December 15, 2022
actually. i think i would make it pearl. but i think i would only make pearl the muppet.— 🌈faeby🧚🏻 (@wtfae_) December 15, 2022
This one but only human is JK Simmons. Spider-Man is played by Gonzo (& he falls everytime he swings)— Ryan McGhie (@RyanMcghie7) December 15, 2022
The Godfather. Pick whichever character you want to be the human, I just want the horse head scene to be like: pic.twitter.com/JiMU4r20nN— Con (@Mac_D_Dad) December 15, 2022
this is the best pulp fiction answer i’ve seen so far— bmone (@monaphobia) December 15, 2022
i just think kermit as walt would be funny— venice bitch uwu (@goodkristenfun) December 14, 2022
Die Hard, keep Alan Rickman— hat man stan official (@SketchpadTheGr8) December 14, 2022
Fight club and just brad Pitt is human— Big Fella Stan Account (@ImJaron) December 14, 2022
i love everyone’s collective desire to make Alan Rickman act w muppets— bmone (@monaphobia) December 15, 2022