UPDATE: Billy Crystal got the gig, but the Muppets may still make an appearance! Possible Muppet Assist
There is a campaign going to get the Muppets to host the Oscars, and I am in full support of it!
If the Muppet Oscars is half as brilliant as Muppet Treasure Island and Muppet Christmas Carol (two of my all-time favorite movies), it will be phenomenal. As the author of this piece so brilliantly argues, there is little about the Oscars that the Muppets could not do well — from getting the long-winded off the stage to introducing the special effects category.
Of course, there is a facebook group in support too! It only has 32,328 Likes, so you can even get in on the ground floor on this one. And then you can be all “I wanted the Muppets to host the Oscars before it was cool.”
Yesterday I mentioned finding deep wisdom in things that are meant for children. I should also admit that I find deep hilarity in things that are meant for children, and I’m pretty sure the Muppet Oscars would be one of the funniest on record. Let Miss Piggy wax poetic about her own true glamorositude, and let Kermit sing with a banjo and I’m a happy girl.
And it’s gotta be better than Anne Hathaway and James Franco, right?