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The Muppets
The Muppets

Past Progressive Tense

Date: Jan 04 2012

Themes: Family

Grammar: Past Progressive Tense


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There’s nothing flashy about the Muppets. They’re just good, old-fashioned, fuzzy animal puppets. But kids love them. And adults who grew up watching them love them, too.

In the new movie, The Muppets, Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Gonzo and the rest of the Muppets are back. Along with Jason Segel and Amy Adams, they have to try to save their old theater from being destroyed. Hear Marni and Amy talk about the movie, and about their favorite characters from when they were kids.

在新片《布偶》中,青蛙卡米特 (Kermit the Frog)、猪小姐 (Miss Piggy)、冒失鬼 (Gonzo) 和其他布偶明星们又将与我们重聚。它们与杰森·西格尔 (Jason Segel) 和艾米·亚当斯 (Amy Adams) 一起,不得不为拯救它们的旧剧场免遭破坏而进行各种尝试。请听玛尼和艾米谈论该部电影,以及她们在孩童时代最喜欢的角色。


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Marni:  I am so excited about the new Muppets movie. Have you seen it?

Amy:  I have, and it was really great.

Marni:  It’s really great, right? And I love the Muppets from childhood, grew up with the Muppets, have seen every Muppet movie. And when I heard Jason Segel, who I also really am a fan of, wrote the new Muppets script as well as starring in it, I was very, very excited about it.

Amy:  I know. It definitely has enough adult humor, or humor that adults can appreciate, but is still really fun for little kids. I kind of felt guilty about going to see it without a small child or felt a little bit weird about it, but I just went anyway, and I really loved it.

Marni:  Yeah. No guilt needed. It’s definitely for people of all ages, and I was watching it and I just got really nostalgic for when I was younger and I would watch The Muppets or Sesame Street. Just those characters.

Amy:  Definitely. I grew up with…especially Sesame Street. I mean, the Muppets in general, too, but I learned how to read watching Sesame Street. Those characters from your childhood that you just loved when you were a kid really stick with you.

Marni:  Absolutely.


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Amy and Marni both saw The Muppets. They agree that the movie is not just for kids. It has some humor that adults can enjoy too. Adults who remember the Muppets from their childhoods will especially appreciate the new film.

Amy and Marni grew up watching the TV show The Muppets as well as Sesame Street, which has a lot of Muppet characters on it. They both have nostalgic feelings for the characters, which made them enjoy the new Muppets movie even more.

What characters did you love as a child?



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I watched many kinds of cartoons and movies when I was a child :) The Soviet cartoons were really nice. For instance, the cartoon “Nu, pogodi!” was very popular among children and adult people. Even now, many children of the present generation like to watch “Nu, pogodi!”. I know I’m right and Russian people here will agree with me :) The “fashion” to the movies and cartoons among children is different now. “Rapuncel”, “Up”,”The Winx”, “Spanch Bob”  etc are quite different from the cartoons of my childhood, but they are funny and nice.:)))))))))))))))))

11:31 AM Jan 04 2012 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

hmm , I didn’t watch movies and cartoons and animations when I was a child :D

lol … I don’t know why , but I liked to watch movies at that time :D

but now , I  prefer to watch some animations !!! like upp !!!

I love that !!! :X:X:X:X

09:23 AM Jan 04 2012 |



The Muppets still beautiful thing and we love to see all muppets movies

08:37 AM Jan 04 2012 |

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