'The Muppets' Receive Aaron Sorkin Treatment in 'Studio 60' Mashup
'The Muppets' pilot episode is reimagined — Sorkin-style.
The Muppets have been unofficially Sorkinized.
The pilot of The Muppets has been mashed up Aaron Sorkin-style with the voices from the Steve Jobs' screenwriter's one season-lasting Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip — the 2006 dramedy behind the scenes of a late-night comedy sketch show. Mike Henneberger's video, Studio 60 on the Sesame Street, slides Sorkin's original storyline into the Muppets' pilot, where Kermit and Scooter are voiced by Studio 60 characters Mike Albie (Matthew Perry) and Danny Tripp (Bradley Whitford), respectively, as they plan to take over Miss Piggy's late-night show.
In the first episode, Kermit's rocky relationship with his ex, Miss Piggy, is featured through the voices of Albie and his ex, Harriet Hayes (Sarah Paulson). The storyline even takes the character's maturity level up a notch, taking one Muppet on a journey no Muppet has experienced before — cocaine addiction.
Watch the first and second episode videos below.