Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Lady Gaga, Katy Perry Muppets' Cameos: Why They Were Cut From the Film

Wait a minute- there was a three hour version of The Muppets?  And it got cut down to a 98 minute movie?  That's almost like a whole extra movie I didn't get to see.  There better be an uncut version of this when it comes out on DVD.  I feel sorry for poor Katy Perry- booted off Sesame Street and now cut from The Muppets.  (Does it sound weird to want a director's unrated cut of a movie involving felt puppets?) 

Lady Gaga, Katy Perry Muppets' Cameos: Why They Were Cut From the Film
                                  (By Contessa Gayles, AOL.com site, Nov 28th 2011)

Lady Gaga was poised to make her big-screen debut in 'The Muppets' movie, which opened to $42 million in box office earnings since it's Wednesday (Nov. 23) debut. But Mother Monster's Muppet scene was cut from the fuzzy film, as was that of fellow pop queen Katy Perry. In Gaga's cutting room floor cameo, LG and her all-star entourage reportedly squared off against Miss Piggy. But sadly for the self-proclaimed Muppet fan, her small role was edited out when director James Bobin was forced to drop a number of scenes in order to bring the three-hour movie down to 98 minutes. The movie's writer and producer Clint Morris wrote on his website MovieHole.net, "Stefani Germanotta's [aka Lady Gaga] big moment from the film was cut. With her entourage, including Ed Helms, Eric Stonestreet ... and John Krasinski, Gaga would have gone head-to-head with Miss Piggy in a sequence. Rumor has it Madonna's 'Vogue' was somehow involved (which makes sense considering Piggy is the editor of Paris Vogue magazine in the film)."

And Gaga wasn't the only pop star to miss out on a Muppets movie cameo. Katy Perry's big musical sequence, in which she spoofs her hit song 'I Kissed A Girl,' also failed to make the final cut. Screenwriter Nick Stoller told MTV.com, "At one point we had squirrels singing, 'I Kissed a Squirrel,' or it was Miss Piggy singing 'I Kissed a Squirrel and I Liked It.' More and more squirrels are lining up to kiss her, and she's getting weirded out." Well, that sounds like it would have been hilarious! Hopefully it will make the DVD extras!

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