The Ten Best Human Performances in a Muppet Movie

Posted on 18 November 2011 by Charles B. French

I don’t know about you, but I’m plenty excited to see the Muppets back on the big screen. It’ll be nice to reunite with our old friends Kermit, Fozzie, Rowlf, Gonzo, and Miss Piggy. However, when it comes to Muppet movies, it’s more than just the Muppets themselves. Jason Segel, Amy Adams, and Chris Cooper will join a long and proud history of actors who shared a screen with the Muppets.

Today, let’s take a look back at the best human performances in a Muppet movie, and come next week, we’ll see how Segel, Adams, and Cooper stack up against these classic performers.

10) Richard Pryor

The fact that Pryor was in a Muppet movie is amazing, especially given the raunchy (and awesome) stand up he was known for. Still, he made a legendary cameo in The Muppet Movie as a very strange balloon salesman. Parents watching the movie got a kick out of seeing the comedian, while children had no idea why this balloon guy was so special. (Unless they watched it in the 80′s when they likely recognized him from The Toy and Superman III) Pryor’s scene was

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