When Muppets Attack (Fox News). {Video}

Via on Jan 30, 2012

Muppets attack back:

Last month, Fox’s Eric Trolling accused the Muppets…yes, the Muppets—of being no more than a bunch of “Liberals Trying To Brainwash Your Kids Against Capitalism.”

Yesterday, the Muppets responded, rather surprisingly.

During a press conference, Kermit and Miss Piggy were asked for their reaction to the allegation that they were “pushing a dangerous liberal agenda and trying to brainwash children.”

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For the 1,000th time, can we all remember that Republicans and Democrats, both, want our children and grandchildren to be healthy and happy and enjoy green grass and blue skies and yummy water? IE, caring for our environment, as long as it’s harnessed with caring about jobs, is as nonpartisan an “issue” as there is. As one great quote reminds us,

there’s no business to be done on a dead earth.

~

Transcript:

QUESTIONER: Question for Kermit. Kermit, everybody who’s seen the film loves it. It’s suitable for kids, it’s suitable for parents. But I’ve got to ask you how you felt when — I think it was Eric Bolling from Fox News said it was pushing a dangerous liberal agenda and trying to brainwash children [unintelligible]

KERMIT: Oh, yes.

[laughter]

QUESTIONER: [unintelligible] horrible.

KERMIT: It’s so dangerous. I’m so afraid! No, you know, it’s a funny thing. They were concerned about us having some prejudice against oil companies. And I can tell you that’s categorically not true.

And besides, if we had a problem with oil companies, why would we have spent the entire film driving around in a gas-guzzling Rolls Royce?

[laughter]

JAMES BOBINS (director of The Muppets): He’s got a point.

MISS PIGGY: It’s almost as laughable as accusing Fox News as, you know, being news.

[laughter and applause]

KERMIT: Boy, that’s gonna be all over the Internet. You are in such deep water.

MISS PIGGY: Yeah. Yeah, if they take what I say seriously, they’ve got a real big problem.

[laughter]

KERMIT: Wow.

About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | facebook.com/elephantjournal | twitter.com/elephantjournal | facebook.com/waylonhlewis | twitter.com/waylonlewis | Google+ For more: publisherelephantjournalcom

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6 Responses to “When Muppets Attack (Fox News). {Video}”

  1. Karl Saliter says:

    Awesome. Hope the “all over the internet” prediction bears fruit.

  2. I heart Miss Piggy big time….

  3. h4x354x0r says:

    Brilliantly Mocking the Very Serious People… Ur doin it *SO* rite!

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