moviememe: A Movie That Makes You Happy ➝ The Muppets (2011)
“Listen everybody, we’ve got nothing to be ashamed of. And you know why? Well because, thanks to Walter here we tried. And if we failed, we failed together and to me that’s not failing at all. And I don’t care what anybody says, I don’t care if no one believes in us because… I believe. I believe in you. And you. And you. You know what’s important isn’t this building or name, it’s each other. So I say fine, let’s just start from the bottom and work our way back up to the top. Let’s all walk out through these doors with our heads held up high, as a family because that’s what we are.”
Robbie Williams fulfilled a life-long ambition when he teamed up with The Muppets at the London Palladium for a BBC special.
The singer sang a romantic version of Somethin’ Stupid with porcine megastar Miss Piggy during a one-off concert to celebrate his second swing album, Swings Both Ways.
Meanwhile Kermit, Gonzo and even the notoriously hard to please Waldorf and Statler seemed to be enjoying themselves in the star-studded audience.
The all-singing, all-dancing show, which Robbie described as ‘an amazing evening in my life’, will screen on BBC1 on Friday, December 6, and will also be released as an extended DVD, One Night at the Palladium DVD, on December 9.
It sees Robbie backed by a 30-piece orchestra as he duets with Rufus Wainwright on the title track from the album and he also sings with Lily Allen and his dad Pete Conway and performs classics such as Puttin’ On The Ritz and Mr Bojangles, along with new tracks including Go Gentle, which he wrote for his 14-month-old daughter Teddy.