The Muppets S01E07 – “Pig’s in a Blackout”

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The Muppets – “Pig’s in a Blackout
Written by Steve Rudnick & Emily Wilson
Directed by Matt Sohn
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It’s just one of those days when Sweetums crashes a golf cart into the set because he’s carrying a giant block of butter that melted all over the golf cart controls, the butter that they are using to replace a guest who cancelled at the last minute. A day when Miss Piggy is stuck on the elevator and can’t accept her winter wardrobe shipment and Bobo manages to rewire the elevator to be even more dangerous and Fozzie falls into the open shaft. And Kermit needs to order lunch! All this and some other things lead to Kermit collapsing.

It’s not a heart attack, it’s just a stress attack. Denise and Piggy finally get a good scene together as they are competing to suggest Kermit take the rest of the day off and go to a spa for the weekend. Miss Piggy even finishes Denise’s sentences, but doing so incorrectly as she assumed Denise would be disagreeing with everything she said (instead of agreeing) was the fun type of bickering we don’t get enough of. In a surprise move, Kermit puts Scooter in charge as he is the associate producer. I guess the actual jobs the characters hold matters!

Scooter manages to immediately screw up, adjusting the thermostat makes the AC system break turn Beaker into a frozen Beakcicle. This causes further issues as the faulty AC system ruins all of Miss Piggy’s new winter wardrobe, and causes every light in the studio to explode one by one, and then blows out the power in the studio all together (and the now-thawed Beaker gets hot coffee splashed all over him in the ensuing chaos! Poor Beaks…)
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Identity Thief looks to make identity theft funny again!

[adrotate banner=”1″]Trailers and character posters for the comedy Identity Thief have hit the web, and despite the fact director Seth Gordon’s Horrible Bosses was largely awful with a few very funny moments, Identity Thief looks like it will be more funny than runny. I don’t know what that joke means, because I stole it.

Unlimited funds have allowed Diana to live it up on the outskirts of Miami, where the queen of retail buys whatever strikes her fancy. There’s only one glitch: The ID she’s using to finance these sprees reads “Sandy Bigelow Patterson”… and it belongs to an accounts rep who lives halfway across the U.S.

With only one week to hunt down the con artist before his world implodes, the real Sandy Bigelow Patterson heads south to confront the woman with an all-access pass to his life. And as he attempts to bribe, coax and wrangle her the 2,000 miles to Denver, one easy target will discover just how tough it is to get your name back.

The trailer and plot make it look like one of those road trip buddy comedies where they aren’t buddies and get caught up in danger and bad things. Which could be good. Melissa McCarthy is hilarious and Jason Bateman can play a good sweet straight man who does occasional wacky things. John Cho, Jon Favreau, Amanda Peet, T.I., Genesis Rodriguez, Morris Chestnut, and Robert Patrick also star, so Identity Thief has potential. And if it does suck, they’ll just rename the movie Star Wars! Can Identity Thief be funnier than the time the Lifelock CEO guy got his identity stolen 13 times? We shall see on February 8, 2013!

Identity Thief Jason Bateman
Identity Thief Melissa McCarthy