Kermit the Frog and newly-minted man-of-a-Muppet Walter graced MTV News with their presence earlier this week, catching the attention of everyone passing through our newsroom at the time. As you might expect, the “Muppets” stars are quite the charming duo in real life. It’s one thing to see their antics on the big screen; watching them come alive right before you, however, is another experience entirely. The effect they have on even the most serious of grown adults (though, admittedly, we don’t have many of those around these parts) is astounding: Within seconds of laying eyes on Kermit and Walter, years of growth and maturity immediately fade away, leaving you in a temporary state of childlike wonder. In short, I fully recommend meeting Muppets if you ever have the chance.
Of course, Kermit and Walter weren’t at MTV News headquarters purely out of the kindness of their hearts, kind though their hearts may be: They were here to promote “The Muppets,” arriving on Blu-ray and DVD on March 20. We were happy to chat with them about the awesome home-video release — it has an intermission feature, everybody! An intermission feature! — but Kermit and Walter had more than just their own movie on their minds: They also wanted to talk about superheroes, vampires, deadly tournaments and more.
As such, Kermit and Walter were perfect candidates to fill in as special guest co-hosts on “Talk Nerdy” this week. It’s always fun to geek out with fellow nerds about Captain America and Katniss Everdeen, but hitting those subjects with two of the most popular Muppets out there? Priceless. Here’s a quick list of some of the things I learned from Kermit and Walter’s “Nerdy” appearance.
» Kermit really likes my last name, Wigler. Walter has a weird last name, too, but for very different, politically relevant reasons.
» While he’s very excited to see “Marvel’s The Avengers” this summer, Walter had a suggestion for how to make Joss Whedon’s superhero movie even better. Hint: It involves Muppets.
» Kermit and Walter took sides on the “Twilight” versus “Hunger Games” debate. Their positions, and their reasons, might surprise you.
» Believe it or not, Kermit is a survivor of the Hunger Games. A different kind of Hunger Games, sure, but Hunger Games nonetheless.
» Special features on “The Muppets” Blu-ray include the ability to use the disc as a ninja throwing star or as a coaster. It’s versatile like that.
See what else Kermit and Walter had to say in this week’s episode of “Talk Nerdy”! “The Muppets” arrives on Blu-ray on March 20.