Deal: Muppet Five DVD Pack With Tin
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The Gold Box spotlight deal of the day over at Amazon today is the Muppet Five Pack with Tin DVD collection for only $69.99 (that’s 56% off the list price of $159.95).

This deal is only for today, Friday, October 1, until midnight PST, while supplies last.

This Muppet Five Pack DVD collection contains two movies — Muppet Treasure Island and The Muppet Movie, and three seasons of the television show — The Muppet Show Season One: Special Edition, The Muppet Show Season Two: Special Edition, and The Muppet Show: The Complete Third Season. The tin includes a sticker sheet, notepad, two pencils, and a pencil sharpener all of which features the Muppets characters.

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Video: The Muppets: American Woman
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Muppets Studios has released a new music video from The Muppets.

We’ve seen The Muppets cover Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” with great success; now, Sam the Eagle takes on The Guess Who’s “American Woman” in tribute to Lady Liberty and the “great American pastime” karaoke.

Check out the video here below.

If you love The Muppets, then you already know what you’re in for. Be sure to stick around til the end for more appearances and a revelation that shocks Sam the Eagle!

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‘Flight Of The Conchords’ & Borat Co-Creator James Bobin To Bring Us Sweet Muppet Action
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It’s no secret that Jim Henson‘s Muppet army is raring up to make a big comeback. In March of ’08 we found out that Forgetting Sarah Marshall duo Jason Segel and Nick Stoller would be writing a new Muppet movie for Disney.

After that, we also found out that a slew of other plans were in motion as well, including TV specials, merchandise, and music albums. In case you missed it, you can catch up on all Muppet plans here and now (Read: It’s Not Meat, It’s Not Puppets “¦ It’s The Muppets & They’re Coming Back Big!).

At the time, it sounded like Segel and Stoller would actually be handling the directing duties of the movie as well — we knew that they could pull it off after seeing their work with the Henson-made Dracula puppet and their song “Dracula’s Lament” — but that’s not the case. It’s being reported that James Bobin, who co-created the popular HBO series Flight of the Conchords and helped Sascha Baron Cohen to create his multiple personalities — including Ali G, Borat, and Bruno — has now been brought in to helm the next Muppet movie.

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Jason Segel Performs ‘Forgetting Sarah Marshall’ Dracula Song
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If you’ve seen the comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall, then you know the fantastic scene where star Jason Segel performs his song “Dracula’s Lament” in a bar in Hawaii. He also performs a big budget presentation of it later in the film. While appearing on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson recently, Segel actually performed the same song with a Dracula puppet in (or on) hand. If you’re a fan of the movie and this oddly catchy tune, you will definitely want to check this out.

Around the time that Sarah Marshall was on the way, we discovered that Segel and friend and writer Nick Stoller would be writing, directing, and starring in The Cheapest Muppet Movie Ever Made for Walt Disney Studios. This is obviously exciting because it’s new Muppets, but also because we can see here that Segel is good with them!

Click on over to other side to watch the video, and if you haven’t seen it, it helps to go to YouTube or rent the movie first and check out the original performances to get a feel for this seriously silly song.

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It’s Not Meat, It’s Not Puppets … It’s The Muppets & They’re Coming Back Big!
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If you got the reference in the title, you’re awesome and we’re putting you right up on the fridge.

Many of us cool kids are children of the ’80s, and as such, one of the greatest forms of entertainment ever to be created, is the Muppets. The Muppets are a creation of the late genius Jim Henson, who built an army of funny and lovable puppet characters who appeared in a countless amount of TV shows, specials, movies, music videos, cartoons, and everything in between. As life moved on and new generations of kids showed up, the Muppets faded off slowly, but never completely disappeared, making delightful cameo appearances on shows and events from time to time. But now, thanks to the massive Disney D23 Expo, we’ve learned that the Muppets are coming back in a big way, and their ready to take over the world again!

Back in March of 2008, we learned that we would finally be getting a brand new Muppet movie, with Forgetting Sarah Marshall team Jason Segel and Nick Stoller joining the Jim Henson Company to write and direct a new movie. Not much else had been known about the project since that time, but Coming Soon was on hand at the Disney Expo and they passed along word that a title for this movie has been made official: The Cheapest Muppet Movie Ever Made.

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