People love being part of a grassroots effort. It’s a way that they can get their voice heard and perhaps make a change in society. We’ve recently seen grassroot efforts in the form of Occupy Wall Street, grassroot efforts to change our ailing public schools, and now there is yet another effort to get behind – the quest to get the Muppets to host the Oscars.
So what is this “movement” to try to convince the powers that be that Kermit, Miss Piggy and the rest of the gang should do the honors?Since Eddie Murphy has opted to not take the job, the producer Brian Glazer needs to get a new host, and a Facebook page has been created (oddly before it was announced that Murphy won’t be taking the gig), to get the message across that the Muppets should nay need to host the next Academy Awards. And it actually would make good ‘synergy’ sense. The Muppets are owned by Disney. Disney owns ABC. ABC puts on the Oscars. It’s win, win, win. Plus these is that whole the Muppets made a new movie thing which makes it not just good promotional sense but timely.
And there are some great suggestions and comments on the Facebook page like:
“They could run it like an episode of “The Muppet Show”!”
“That’s a Rainbow Connection”
“I’d actually watch if the Muppets hosted…. and Dr. Teeth’s band played over people’s acceptance speeches that last too long.”
“Please! Anything but another stupid Human.”
“Muppets “occupy’ the oscars? I will join that movement!”
“Miss Piggy will bring glamor back to the Oscars.”
“Statler and Waldorf heckling acceptance speeches?!? Yes, please! :)”
The Oscars won’t be for a while, but in the meantime, you can get ready for The Muppets movie that opens theaters nationwide on November 23rd! Do you think the Muppets would be a good choice for hosting duties?