The hard-hitting investigative journalists at the Hollywood Reporter dig throroughly into a scandal first discovered by the even more hardworking pundits at Fox News:
THR: You can refuse to answer this question if you like, but it has to be asked: Are the Muppets communists?
Bobin: [Laughs] It's a very strange turn of events to hear a question like that. Cable news is 24 hours long so you have to fill it up with something. No, the Muppets are not communist. And the character of Tex Richman is not an allegory for capitalism in any way. The character is called Tex Richman. It's a joke. Clearly he is a classic, old school bad guy. He's bad not because he works for an oil company but because he's evil. No, it's not a communist movie in any way.
Thanks for clearing that up. It was really something I've been worried about.
If the people at Fox News had only done their research beforehand, they would have realized that while Kermit the Frog has often complained about the trials and tribulations of being green, neither he nor any other Muppet has ever mentioned anything...More >>