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Jason Segel’s “Muppets” Teaser Shines Its Light On “Green Lantern”

Jason Segel’s “Muppets” Teaser Shines Its Light On “Green Lantern” (photo)

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It ain’t easy being green. That old adage was crafted by lovable anthropomorphic amphibian Kermit the Frog, but it could just as easily pass the lips of Ryan Reynolds, who stars as the superhero Hal Jordon in this Friday’s big-budget superhero flick “Green Lantern.” Apparently the folks at Disney also noticed the similarity as they’ve now released a teaser trailer parodying the DC Comics icon ahead of their full trailer release this coming Monday.

The return of “The Muppets” is driven by Judd Apatow alum Jason Segel, who stars, produces and co-wrote the comedy along with his “Marshall” helmer Nicholas Stoller. Like previous outings by the Jim Henson creations, the film places audiences in a world where the Muppets are as real and famous as other Hollywood celebs. In the movie, Segel’s character — who doubles as the world’s biggest Muppets fan — discovers a plot to raze their theater and subsequently teams up with the puppets to save the day.

Segel has assembled a veritable who’s who of funny people, including Zach Galifianakis, Jack Black, Neil Patrick Harris, Rashida Jones, Ed Helms, John Krasinski and Mila Kunis, and also brings along names like Katy Perry, Selena Gomez, Emily Blunt and Amy Adams. As if that weren’t enough, the music duties will be handled by Flight of the Conchords’ Bret McKenzie.

Check out the teaser above for a taste of what’s in store, and then mark your calendars for the movie’s November 23, 2011 release date.

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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