Why the Muppets Need to Host the Oscars (Updated w/ Muppet Reply)
Don’t try and pretend the Oscars isn’t a snoozefest. “And the winner for best… ZZZZZZZZZ.” With Brett Ratner and Eddie Murphy officially out of the picture, it’s time for the Academy to step up and hire the Muppets to host.
I am completely serious about this. I’m not trying to start a wacky campaign that will fizzle out after a few days. I truly believe that the Muppets would be the best Academy Awards hosts ever. Eddie Murphy and Brett “I Killed the X-Men Franchise” Ratner’s departures are an opportunity for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to not only make the show worth watching, but raise the bar for future broadcasts.
Why are the Muppets a good fit? So glad you asked! The Academy’s main objective each year is to find a host that appeals to the largest demographic. They won’t book someone like the hilarious Louis C.K. because your mom probably doesn’t know about him and he hasn’t done any family-friendly comedies. Eddie Murphy, on the other hand, traded in his Delirious red-leather jumpsuit for family friendly comedies years ago (none of which was very funny). The Muppets? They reek of family friendliness. Plus, they’re actually funny. Have you seen their parody trailers? This one is hilarious, so is this one, and of course this one. Plus, everyone loves the Muppets. If you don’t love the Muppets, there’s a good chance you’re dead inside.