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My Brother, My Muppet

From Janis McGlone, Albuquerque, NM

In your "Muppets" review you state the relationship between Jason Segel (Gary) and Walter as "best friends". They were actually brothers which is referenced repeatedly in this movie.

Please take better care.

Ebert: Oh, I will. This is the kind of error that inspires people to write me snarky messages asking, "Did you even see the movie?" I registered that they were raised as brothers and considered themselves brothers, but can you forgive me if I instinctively assumed they were not biological brothers?

That was my mistake right there. In a Muppets movie, a Muppet can theoretically do anything a human can do. Well, almost anything. Can they reproduce, with each other? Are Gary and Walter the biological children of the same parents?At his birth, did the doctor say, "It's a Muppet!" and then sever an umbilical cord of felt?

These are mysteries I believe could inspire several sequels.

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