It’s time for another round of Muppet Casting, where we take a famous movie and ask, if Jim Henson’s Muppets made their own version of it (in the vein of The Muppet Christmas Carol and Muppet Treasure Island), which Muppets would you cast in the lead roles?
This week, it’s Young Frankenstein!
Kermit the Frog as Frederick Frankenstein
Fozzie Bear as Igor
“Why are you talking like that?” “I thought you wanted to?” “No, I don’t want to.” “Suit yourself, I’m easy.”
“Igor, would you give me a hand with the bags?” “Certainly. You take the blonde, I’ll take the one in the turban.”
“Would you mind telling me whose brain I did put in?” “And you won’t be angry?” “I will not be angry.” “Abby someone.” “Abby someone. Abby who?” “Abby Normal.” “Abby . . . Normal.” “I’m almost sure that was the name.” “Are you saying that I put an abnormal brain into a seven and a half foot long, fifty-four inch wide . . . GORILLA!?! IS THAT WHAT YOU’RE TELLING ME!?!”
Miss Piggy as Elizabeth – “Oh, you men are all alike. Seven or eight quick ones, and you’re off with the boys to boast and brag. You better keep your mouth shut! Oh, I think I love him!”
Uncle Deadly as Frau Blucher – “I am Frau Blucher.” Neeeeeeiiiiiiiiiggggggghhhhhhh!!!
Janice as Inga – “Would you like to have a roll in the hay? It’s fun! Roll, roll, roll in the hay!”
The Swedish Chef as Inspector Kemp – “Followinging in his gran-da-foother’s footstevs!” “What?” “Following in his grandfather’s footsteps. Footsteps, footsteps.”
Gonzo the Great as The Blind Man – “I was gonna make espresso.”
Sweetums as The Monster – . . . Do I really need to put anything here?
Those are my picks for a Muppet rendition of Young Frankenstein. What are yours?