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Here’s the “A Star Is Born” Muppet mashup you never knew you needed

We’re far from the shallow sow.

Here’s the “A Star Is Born” Muppet mashup you never knew you needed
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What: The trailer for A Star Is Born, but remade with Muppets.

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Who: Former Gilmore Guy and editing expert Kevin T. Porter.

Why we care: All of the breathless reviews for A Star Is Born coming out of the recent Toronto International Film Festival have left me with one simmering question: How could this movie possibly be as good as critics are claiming? On Wednesday afternoon, I found an answer. The only way A Star Is Born could be the damn-near-perfect masterpiece people are making it out to be is if it starred Kermit and Miss Piggy instead of Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga.

The realization came courtesy of a video by comedy podcaster Kevin T. Porter, who remade the film’s ubiquitous, oft-memed trailer by editing in footage from various Muppet movies. By now, mashup trailers are a Dime a Dirty Dozen, which is the name for my forthcoming mashup where I redo the trailer for The Dirty Dozen using only currency. Take this Venom/Flubber concoction, for instance. Nothing makes me sadder than imagining the wasted time someone put into making it, except for the lost time watching it.

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A Star is Boar, though, stands out for its expert craftsmanship, ingenious marriage of materials, and the post-Toronto need for puncturing the film’s seriousness. Have a look below and hold onto the memory of this art as we barrel into Oscar season.