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Popcorn & Prejudice: A Movie Blog

Seattle Times writer Moira Macdonald muses on moviegoing. Email Moira: mmacdonald@seattletimes.com.

November 18, 2011 at 10:17 AM

“It’s time to play the music / It’s time to light the lights . . . “

(One last “Breaking Dawn” note: As I left the theater after the “Muppets” screening last night, at about 9 p.m., I saw many, many people waiting for the midnight movie — in a line that stretched from the fourth floor of Thornton Place to the second. I don’t think I’ve seen so many women in one place since the last Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. I hope they had fun . . . )
. . . but for fun, “Breaking Dawn” has nothing on “The Muppets.” (Then again, vampire birth hasn’t occurred to the Muppets yet, but give them time.) Last night made me all nostalgic for “The Muppet Show.” (Which, yes, I am old enough to remember. Just barely.) So I’m going to stop writing in parentheses and toss in a couple of classic “Muppet Show” clips for the weekend — for all of you who remember the show, and for my 12-year-old niece who came with me last night and really enjoyed the movie but has never seen the show. Here’s one of my favorites, the Swedish Chef, making — of course! — Swedish meatballs:

And here’s Animal, making it difficult for Rita Moreno to sing “Fever.”

Got a favorite Muppet?

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