'The Muppets' Don't Want You Talking or Texting in the Movie Theater
by Ethan Anderton
October 10, 2011
Most of the ads at any given movie theater that tell audiences not to talk or text during a movie just get on my nerves. It's not that I don't support the message, because I don't want any unwanted light or sound ruining my movie-going experience, but most of the ads are just cheesy and completely lacking in cleverness. Leave it to The Muppets to change that for now as Jim Henson's puppets and AMC Theatres have joined forces to politely and hilariously tell audiences to avoid loud chatter and text messaging during the film. Well, Miss Piggy isn't very polite about it, but that's what makes the PSA so great. See it below!
Here's the gang of The Muppets showing everyone how uncool it is to talk or text during a movie:
James Bobin ("Flight of the Conchords") is at the helm of this new Muppets movie, which follows Walter and Gary (Segel), two die-hard Muppet fans and roommates who must save Muppet Theater by reuniting Kermit, Piggy, and the entire troupe to stage an "old-fashioned extravaganza." The cast is full of all kinds of celebrity cameos and other great random appearances, including Amy Adams, Chris Cooper, Rashida Jones, Zach Galifianakis, Ricky Gervais, Alan Arkin and Billy Crystal. Shooting is already finished, and Disney will be bringing The Muppets to theaters starting November 23rd this Thanksgiving. Doesn't this look great?
If I owned a movie theatre I wouldn't even bother with ads. I would install a military-spec cell jammer in the fucking lobby. All light sources within a theatre would be banned, and making jokes/having a running commentary on the film would earn my patrons a boot out the goddamn door. LEBOWSKI CINEMAS. SIT DOWN AND SHUT UP.
Lebowski on Oct 10, 2011
I like your thinking!
Chris Amaya on Oct 10, 2011
What would of the Alamo PSA have been like if Fozzie had been kicked out? Wakka Wakka Wakka
Michael Lee on Oct 10, 2011
i seriously hope at some point while seeing some movies before nov 23, they do show that clip in replacement for the other "no texting" ads.
JBrotsis on Oct 10, 2011
The sad thing is that all those annoying gits who use cell phones will probably see the ad and then text and tweet their friends about it.
Andy on Oct 11, 2011
I really hate the annoying movie patrons who constantly look at their cellphones during the movie to see the time, message, or whatever and the lights emitting from the cellphones distract my viewing of the movie.
Jedibilly on Oct 12, 2011
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