With a wink and a nod, the Disney puppet masters behind the Muppets ongoing Internet comeback bring you a trailer for "The Muppets" movie, due out this Thanksgiving, that parodies the fake bootleg trailer for the Americanized version of "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" (due out this Christmas).
Rather than attempting to trick the Internet into believing this is somehow stolen footage — as was the shtick with the "Dragon Tattoo" viral marketing campaign that confounded some of the Internet back in May — "The Pig with the Froggy Tattoo" is straight up commercial, even pointing out its cross promotion with "The Green Album" Muppet tribute record. There's even a well-delivered joke about the inability to get rights to Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song," that made the "Dragon Tattoo" trailer so effective.
That fake bootleg "Dragon Tattoo," with it's Karen O and Trent Reznor's "Immigrant Song" cover, is now popping up in movie theaters — not pretending to be bootleg anymore. But in case you haven't seen it, or don't remember, watch it (below) so you can get the joke (above).
In fact, even if you do remember, watch it anyway. Fake bootleg or not, it's still pretty awesome.
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