11 Stars Reimagined as Muppets
By Kate Erbland
Kermit the Frog. Miss Piggy. Fozzie Bear. Gonzo. Statler and Waldorf. The Swedish Chef. The Muppets are massively famous celebrities with some serious staying power, but they aren't the only recognizable stars that can dazzle their many fans in felt (and googly eyes).
Toy store super power FAO Schwarz has long offered a little something they call “The Muppet Whatnot Shop,” which allows customers to design their very own Muppet, often made in their new owner’s likeness. As brilliant as the program is, what’s even more amazing is its online shop, where you can play around with your Whatnot to achieve maximum adorableness—or imagine what your favorite celebrities would look like as Muppets. Take a look!
1. Tina Fey
The funny lady has already gotten her own Muppet on screen, thanks to a very special episode of 30 Rock titled “Apollo, Apollo,” which revealed that Kenneth the page saw everyone as a Muppet, but what if you’d like your own Tina Fey Muppet to cuddle and eat ice cream with at home?
2. Amy Poehler
Fey’s constant comedic partner is a perfect fit for Muppet-izing, thanks to her consistently amusing facial expressions.
3. Brad Pitt
Yes, even Muppets can be dapper, and there’s perhaps no other Hollywood star that could pull off a lounge singer-inspired tuxedo quite like Muppet Brad Pitt.
4. Matthew McConaughey
McConaughey’s career may be on the rise on screens both big and small, but the superstar still manages to look laidback most of the time. And what’s more laidback than a Muppet version of the Oscar winner wearing a bowling shirt? Accessorize with some bongos, and you've got an "alright alright alright" version of McConaughey.
5. Jennifer Lawrence
Hollywood’s reigning It Girl seems like the exact type of person to get a real kick out of seeing herself in Muppet form—even if that involves a princess outfit.
6. Channing Tatum
While there are no available Whatnot outfits that scream “Magic Mike!,” this particularly all-American ensemble does appear to suit Tatum quite well. Perhaps he’ll go out for the college baseball team in 22 Jump Street?
7. Amy Adams
The Whatnot Shop offers a few items that all but beg to be put on an Amy Adams Muppet—like a sparkling ensemble that harkens back to last year’s American Hustle and a wreath of red hair to complete the look.
8. Benedict Cumberbatch
Although the rising star is best known for his turns on mainstream fare like Star Trek Into Darkness, the Brit is also quite charming on the UK series Sherlock. What says Holmes quite like a trench coat?
9. Tom Hiddleston
Hollywood’s other breakout British superstar-in-the-making, Loki himself is both very refined and very good-natured—just like this plaid suit (we’re so sorry, Tom).
10. Scarlett Johansson
Yet another Marvel star, Scar-Jo has been around the movie world for long enough that we can remember way back to her teen years when she just might have worn something like this furry sweater. Who are we kidding? Johansson can look good in just about anything, and so can her Muppet counterpart.
11. Angelina Jolie
If we’re being honest with ourselves, these dark Whatnot tresses were made to be put on a stylish Angelina Jolie Muppet, especially a leather-wearing one.
Want a Muppet of your very own? Make one at the Whatnot shop!