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I have a soft spot for 'The Great Muppet Caper.' It was my first introduction to the Muppets and is one of the first five or six movies that I ever saw in a theater. (And I still own the collector glasses.) So, when I noticed that Charles Grodin -- an actor whose work I terribly enjoy -- wrote a piece for Vulture about his experiences on the set of 'Caper,' I was excited!
But, of course, it's not a piece about Grodin's actual experiences on the set of 'The Great Muppet Caper,' it's a made up story of how he almost slept with Miss Piggy. Miss Piggy is a puppet. This never happened.
You know what? I sound like a grouch! It's a fine little tale and it's well written (and it's hard not to like anything that makes a reference to 'Heaven Can Wait'). But, now that the new movie is out and pretty much everyone has seen it, can we collectively stop pretending these are living creatures? Hell, even Jason Segel stopped doing this when he introduced the Muppeteers during the 'Saturday Night Live' "good nights."
(Also, maybe someday Grodin will give us some real behind the scenes details about 'The Great Muppet Caper. And, yes, perhaps I'm the only person alive who really wants this information.)
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