The return of The Muppets wouldn’t be complete without their constant critics, those perpetual balcony fixtures Statler and Waldorf who’ve been hurling insults at Kermit the Frog and his gang since the beginning.
The venerable old codgers weren’t doing a lot of press for The Muppets, but they did agree to speak with Metro — but that didn’t mean we could get a straight answer out of them.
Have you seen the new movie The Muppets yet? And if so, what do you think of it?
Statler: I loved the movie. Amy Adams is beautiful and funny. Jason Segel is hilarious. Chris Cooper makes a great bad guy. And the star cameos are amazing!
Waldorf: Yeah, but what about The Muppets?
Statler: I closed my eyes during those parts.
Waldorf: But The Muppets are in most of the movie. You kept your eyes closed for most of the movie?
Statler: Sure. That’s why I liked it so much.
Is there anything special you’d like to say to our
readers in Canada and Latin America?
Statler: Buenos dias! Mi casa su casa!
Waldorf: You old fool, you just invited Brazil, Colombia and Chile over to your house.
Statler: Oh… in that case, “His casa is su casa!”
Waldorf: Can I answer the question now?
Statler: Stranger things have happened.
Waldorf: Well, I just want to say to our friends: See The Muppets. Cause there’s nothing like great
Statler: Yeah, and The Muppets are nothing like great entertainment.
What are you looking forward to in 2012?
Statler: The end of the Mayan Calendar.
Waldorf: Yeah, we were there when they first made it; we want to see how it ends.
Statler: We’re also looking forward to changing our socks.
Waldorf: Gee, you’re right. It’s an even number year. Time sure flies...
Statler: Oh, and we’re looking forward to waking up each day and not seeing our names in the obits.
Waldorf: Yeah, when you’re as old as us, “Today is the first day of what’s left of your life.”
And finally, do you have any tips for our readers on how to celebrate the holidays this year?
Statler: Spend the holidays with The Muppets
Waldorf: Yeah! And keep ‘em away from us!
S&W: Ho Ho Ho!