Casting Actors : Muppets As ‘Mad Men’

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Is this typecasting, or simply what casting directors call a ‘good fit’?

Sesame Street recently announced that they are planning to do a Muppets ‘Mad Men’ parody.

At Jezebel, the writer, Hortense played casting director, and assigned each Muppet a role on ‘Mad Men’, replacing the show’s real actors

Let’s break it down, shall we? Prairie Dawn as Peggy Olson: Like Peggy, Prairie Dawn is a writer who, often enough, is the only female Muppet in a world filled with males. And nobody can argue that she’s already got the hairdo down pat.

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Lefty the Salesman as Don Draper: Lefty the Salesman wasn’t much of a salesman, but perhaps his attempts at selling shady merchandise to the folks of Sesame Street will help him prepare for the role of Don Draper. If nothing else, he looks good in a fedora.

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Clementine as Betty Draper: Clementine’s boyfriend, Forgetful Jones, often neglects her due to his poor memory. Perhaps she could channel some of that frustration into playing the oft-neglected Betty Draper?

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Cookie Monster as Roger Sterling: Roger Sterling always wants to have his cake and eat it, too. Related: Cookie Monster will happily play any role that can even remotely be linked to the consumption of pastries.

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Bert and Ernie as Ken Cosgrove and Paul Kinsey: Though Bert and Ernie are best friends, they know what it’s like to not always see eye to eye. Will they be able to pull off the tension and jealousy that arises at times between co-workers Kinsey and Cosgrove? Of course they will, people. Bert’s uni-brow alone can bring the drama when necessary.

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Telly Monster as Freddy Rumsen: Telly, like Freddy, is always a mess and can never seem to keep it together. They’re a sad-faced match made in Heaven.

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Lady Two as Joan Holloway: A former girlfriend of Count Von Count, Lady Two clearly knows how to vamp it up, and her sassy dress and bright red hair are perfect for the part.

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Elmo as Pete Campbell: Elmo is younger than most of his cast mates, but that doesn’t stop him from trying to grab the spotlight at every opportunity. Oh, he may seem cute, but he can’t be trusted. Elmo’s already succeeded in getting his own show-within-a-show on Sesame Street. Surely he understands Pete’s desire to get to the top.

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All Actors From The Cast Of  ’Mad Men’ Will Be Back On..

…Next season…According to the AMC website.

That is, of the usual human cast that you are so familiar with.

Season 3 begins at 10 PM, Sunday, August 16, 2009.

Like people, the ‘Mad Men’ series regular actors have two names….they aren’t marionettes or puppets, or even CGI.

And they don’t play superheroes, just real characters.

The Real Cast Of Actors Are:

Jon Hamm
John Slattery
Vincent Kartheiser
January Jones
Christina Hendricks
Elisabeth Moss
Michael Gladis
Aaron Staton
Rich Sommer
Bryan Batt
Robert Morse
Mark Moses
Joel Murray
Colin Hanks
Alison Brie
Anne Dudek
Maggie Siff
Rosemary DeWitt
Darby Stanchfield
Peyton List
Melinda McGraw

Jon Hamm

John Slattery

Vincent Kartheiser

January Jones

Christina Hendricks

Elisabeth Moss

Michael Gladis

Aaron Staton

Rich Sommer

Bryan Batt

Robert Morse

Mark Moses

Joel Murray

Colin Hanks

Alison Brie

Anne Dudek

Maggie Siff

Rosemary DeWitt

Darby Stanchfield

Peyton List

Melinda McGraw

You Think The Muppets Have Agents??

If they do, they sure are doing a bang up job of leveraging their talents.

I’ve covered them twice, now, this year…

Have you seen this Ricky Gervais and Elmo video, here, on Hollywood Actor Prep?

Would you kindly tell your actor friends about this blog? Post it on your Facebook page?

Thank  you.


Best,

;~Dana



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