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 The Big Lebowski!
Floyd Pepper as Jeffrey “The Dude” Lebowski – “That’s just, like, your opinion man.” “I’m not Mr. Lebowski, you’re Mr. Lebowski. I’m the Dude, so that’s what you call me. Y’know, that or His Dudeness, Duder, or, y’know, El Duderino if you’re not into the whole brevity thing.”
Bobo the Bear as Walter – “Smokey, my friend, you’re entering a world of pain. You mark that frame an 8, you’re entering a world of pain. A world of pain.” “You see what happens, Larry? You see what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps? You see what happens when you feed a stoner scrambled eggs?”
Beaker as Donny – “Meep meep mee-” “Shut the fuck up, Donny!”
Sam the Eagle as Jeffrey “The Big” Lebowski – “My advice to you is to do what your parents did: get a job, sir! The bums will always lose! Do you hear me, Lebowski? The bums will always lose!” “Are you surprised at my tears, sir? Strong men also cry. Strong men also cry.”
Janice as Bunny Lebowski – “Like, I’ll suck your cock for a thousand dollars.”
Scooter as Brandt – “(Awkward laugh) Wonderful woman. We’re all very fond of her. Very free spirited.”
Miss Piggy as Maude Lebowski – “My art has been commended as being strongly vaginal, which bothers some men. The word itself makes some men uncomfortable. (beat) Vagina.”
Kermit the Frog as Jackie Treehorn – “We can’t afford to invest in those little extras like story, production value, feelings. Y’know, people forget that the brain is the biggest erogenous zone.”
The Swedish Chef as The Nihilists – “We bee-lee-vin nooting, Lebaski! Nooting!”
Pepe the Prawn as Jesus – “Nobody fucks with the Jesus, okay?”
Rowlf the Dog as The Stranger – “The Dude abides. I take comfort in that.”
Those are my picks for a Muppet rendition of The Big Lebowski. What are yours?