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“I’m from Philadelphia…”

I’ve already shared the fact that Manhattan is my favorite movie of all time, and I never tire of making reference to it. You may also recall that I love the Muppets. Have you wondered what happens when you combine these two wonders of American culture?

It’s kind of disturbing how well that works, isn’t it? I’m not sure this subject matter is something I’m entirely comfortable hearing Piggy and Kermie discussing, but hey…we all have to grow up sometime!

If for some tragic reason you’ve never seen Manhattan, you can watch the original scene here. And then you really need to cancel whatever plans you had for later tonight and just watch the entire movie. Trust me.

This post was wholly inspired by my friend Mari. Go over to her blog to see the very same scene from The Muppets Take Manhattan overdubbed with the classic “tipping scene” dialog from Reservoir Dogs. Brilliant!

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  • Reply Rosanne November 19, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    Holy crap. That is so great! I especially love the hippie chick muppet.

  • Reply Jessica November 19, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    That is awesome. That’s one of my favorite scenes and jokes from the movie.

  • Reply Honora November 19, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    That is AMAZING! Like you, I love both the muppets and woody. The opening of Manhattan makes me cry every. single. time.

  • Reply Jules November 19, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    “My worst one was right on the money.”

  • Reply mari November 19, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    LOL. omg, this is amazing! i wonder how many other films this clip works with?

  • Reply heather November 19, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    Thank you so so so much for this. Amazing. I’m a huge Muppets and Woody Allen fan and I can’t believe how perfect they are together.

    Great Muppet Caper is my favorite: Charles Grodin (cad), Diana Rigg (goddess), and John Cleese (defined the upper class Brit for me at an age when I had no clue). Best line: Janice demanding her right to walk on the beach naked, and the room falling silent.

  • Reply kay* November 20, 2010 at 12:14 am

    i haven’t seen manhattan.

    *hangs head in shame*

    but i can recite Juicy with 98% accuracy 😉 that counts for something, right? right?!?!

  • Reply LL November 20, 2010 at 4:02 am

    What a great thing to wake up to on a Sat morning 🙂

  • Reply Sarj November 20, 2010 at 8:08 am

    You will be pleased to know that I have just now sat down with my scrambled eggs and toast lunch (have to go shopping!) and am about to watch Manhattan 🙂

  • Reply Heather Jo November 20, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    Hi Anna,

    I AM from Philadelphia… and I just found your blog for the first time on Monday. I have [seriously] been reading it every minute since. (I’m actually a bit embarrassed to admit that I’ve been reading it on the train to work, at lunch, on my way home and then even in bed! Ah! I’m hooked.)

    Anyways, you’ve got a good thing going. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Michelle November 23, 2010 at 4:03 am

    This is so funny, I just passed it over to some friends that live in Phily.

  • Reply Angie November 26, 2010 at 2:02 am

    we believe in God there!

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