Beware: This news may turn you into Animal ripping a drum solo. Okay: Tina Fey is in talks to star in the Muppets sequel. This could be the movie for Fey! Sure, Mean Girls and Baby Mama will make it into the lifetime achievement highlight reel, but c’mon, MUPPETS? The fact that it’ll come so soon after the conclusion of both 30 Rock and what we reasonably assume will be a tremendous Golden Globes hosting stint alongside Amy Poehler also bodes well. Should Fey indeed join The Muppets 2: Tina Fey and the Muppets, she’d appear as a Russian prison guard alongside Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell, new Muppet Walter, Kermit the Frog, Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy et al., not Jason Segel, and more music from Flight of the Conchords maestro Bret McKenzie.
A perfectly acceptable way to feel about this development. Photo: Jimi Celeste/?Patrick McMullan