Film buffs rolled their collective eyes at news that this year would bring yet another version of A Star Is Born, and their skepticism is understandable.
The original 1937 version starred Janet Gaynor. The 1954 Judy Garland vehicle rebooted and rebranded her career. The 1976 version starring Barbra Streisand was met with mixed reviews. When we learned we would be getting another remake starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, many people thought: HARD PASS. That is, until the rapturous reviews came in hailing this as the best version of the story yet, lauding Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga and launching both both of them right into the Oscars race.
Since we seem to get a remake of this story every few decades, one Twitter user imagined what the next version might look like.
Wow ANOTHER remake? https://t.co/3eKheaY1OY— Kevin T. Porter (@Kevin T. Porter)1537378582.0
This Muppet version fan trailer is as close to a shot for shot version of the Cooper-Gaga trailer as one can make with existing Muppet footage.
People were obsessed.
@KevinTPorter KEVIN!!!!!— Eliza Skinner (@Eliza Skinner)1537397890.0
@KevinTPorter KEVIN THANK YOU FOR THIS BEAUTIFUL GIFT— Siobhan Thompson (@Siobhan Thompson)1537390765.0
@KevinTPorter This is the best thing I've seen in a long time.— Meghan O’Keefe (@Meghan O’Keefe)1537379887.0
@annamoeslein @lindysegal @KevinTPorter This is gorgeous— William Earl (@William Earl)1537396291.0
Others praised specific editing details.
@KevinTPorter That clip for "Watch as I dive in" is when I totally lost it.— Jordan Hamessley (@Jordan Hamessley)1537378846.0
@thejordache @KevinTPorter Same!!! And the "hey" "what?" "Just wanted to get another look at ya" *Piggy looks up* 🤣🤣— Mark Sundstrom (@Mark Sundstrom)1537381594.0
@KevinTPorter Fozzie as Dave Chapelle was just perfection. Close 2nd was the Animal drum hit in the crescendo. Bravo.— Eric Boggs (@Eric Boggs)1537382059.0
@KevinTPorter Watched 3 more times. This belongs in a modern art museum, if only as an exhibition of your total mas… https://t.co/yXgBJfZkso— Eric Boggs (@Eric Boggs)1537383235.0
And most just wanted to see this version immediately.
@KevinTPorter I don't know whether I'm sobbing because I'm laughing or because I'm heartbroken I can't immediately buy a ticket— GloriaDrewThis (@GloriaDrewThis)1537386149.0
@KevinTPorter SIR!!!! You deserve an Academy Award.— MB (@MB)1537384304.0
@Jeffresno @jbeezystanbzzle I'd watch tbh— Sirley Carballo (@Sirley Carballo)1537391845.0
@KevinTPorter Oscar buzz for Miss Piggy, think Gaga has stiff competition.— Jack Gall (@Jack Gall)1537430507.0
Let's all pray that the inevitable 2042 remake of this movie is this Muppets version.