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Yeah, We Went There: the #Muppetcasting of Alex Timbers

When we saw last week’s news item about Alex Timbers working with Disney on a Muppet musical presentation we cried so hard we could barely read the full article through our tears. Because nothing–except the moment Aaron Tveit was cast as Enjolras in the Les Miz movie–has ever been so beautiful or perfect in this dark, sinful void we call reality.

Then, as our tears dried, we realized that like… Alex Timbers himself is kind of a muppet. All lanky limbs like Kermit, with Sweetum’ big shaggy head, bobbling on his beautiful shoulders. And after this totally reasonable, logical realization, we began re-casting Timbers’ shows with Muppets. Because duh. Below, the results of several fun hours of #Muppetcasting, which we totally hope becomes a thing.

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson – Kermit the Frog
Rachel – Janice
The Storyteller – The Swedish Chef
Calhoun – Sweetums
John Quincy Adams – Fozzie Bear
Van Buren – Beaker
Henry Clay – Sam the Eagle
Monroe – Gonzo
Bandleader – Rowlf
Lyncoya – Robin the Frog

Peter and the Starcatcher

Lord Leonard Aster – Bunsen Honeydew
Molly Aster – Miss Piggy
Mrs. Bumbrake – Beaker
Boy (Peter) – Kermit the Frog
Prentiss – Scooter
Ted – Fozzie Bear
Black Stache – Gonzo the Great
Smee – Rizzo the Rat
Alf – Rowlf
Fighting Prawn – Pepe the King Prawn

Love em? Hate em? Want to recast Hell House with Muppets for us since we never saw it? Hit us up in the comments, natch. 

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  • Cara June 17, 2013, 1:57 pm

    A few years ago, on an all night drive to NYC from TN, my friend and I cast American Idiot with muppets. :) What is it that makes Muppet casting so much FUN!?! :)

  • Seth Christenfeld June 17, 2013, 4:18 pm

    Your only error here is that Piggy has to be Rachel in BBAJ–she wouldn’t allow anyone else to romance Kermit.

    You also have allowed for the designated humans, but I’ll let that slide.

  • Meron Langsner June 18, 2013, 6:06 pm

    I’ve been doing this as a classroom exercise for years!


  • Megan June 20, 2013, 12:19 pm

    My friends and I MuppetCast Les Mis a few years ago and we still laugh about it. Imagine Beeker “meep”ing out the high notes in “Bring Him Home”. Or his Confrontation with Sam the Eagle.

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