Introducing you to a little bit of history each day as we ramp up the excitement for The Muppets in theaters November 23rd. Now these guys are the true comedians they always made me laugh!
STATLER AND WALDORF (Statler and Waldorf) return to the balcony in Disney’s “The Muppets” as feisty and curmudgeonly as ever. These two old hecklers let the insults fly—as well as serve an important public service. “We didn’t want to be in the movie,” explains Statler, “but we felt it was our duty.” Adds Waldorf, “Yeah, somebody’s got to warn the rest of the audience what they’re in for.”
This time, the duo takes center stage, sharing the fine print of the Muppet contract with villain Tex Richman. Of course, Statler and Waldorf (“The Muppet Movie,” “Great Muppet Caper,” TV’s “The Muppet Show”) don’t realize that Tex plans to raze Muppet Studios and drill for oil, which would mean the end of their balcony—and their heckling.
One thing is certain. Statler and Waldorf think everyone should see this movie. “We had to sit through it,” says Statler. “The least folks could do is share our pain.”
WHO ARE STATLER AND WALDORF? A curmudgeonly pair of hecklers, Statler and Waldorf are a big part of the Muppet tradition—the part who take great pleasure in loudly criticizing every part of every Muppet performance. Fozzie Bear is their favorite target—in fact, their caustic cutting comedic comments have almost become part of his act.