IT’S FINALLY HAPPENED. “Ted Lasso“ writer and star Brett Goldstein has conducted perhaps the greatest interview of all time. If you were unaware, the Roy Kent actor loves The Muppets. I mean who doesn’t? But his love includes the AMAZING “The Muppet Christmas Carol,” which is the best adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic put to film. Goldstein has even performed a one-man medley of songs from the movie. Needless to say, he loves it.
Entertainment Weekly managed to make a dream come true for Goldstein- he was able to interview the original cast of “The Muppet Christmas Carol” for it’s 30th (gasp) anniversary!
Here’s a nice snippet from the interview to give you an idea of what you’re in for:
GONZO: My favorite part? Being Charles Dickens, a great author whose last name rhymes with chickens. Let’s face it. I was perfect for the part.
KERMIT: You sure were.
GOLDSTEIN: Was that how they sold you on it, Gonzo? They just said, “Do this, it rhymes with chickens,” and you were like, “I’m in”?
GONZO: Yeah, plus I got to go to London.
GOLDSTEIN: What was that like?
GONZO: Oh, it’s great. I’ve been there a lot before, but I love it. I got lots of friends there. I go out in the country and visit farms. Piggy and I go out and visit farms together.
MISS PIGGY: What?
Watch the entire video here.
“The Muppet Christmas Carol” is available to stream on Disney+. The full-length version, including “When Love Is Gone,” can be found in the Extras section of the menu.