The Muppets have a long history of unforgettable musical numbers, ranging from the timeless beauty of "The Rainbow Connection" to the brain-burrowing catchiness of "Mahna-Mahna." So it's kind of sweet and appropriate that, when the time came to try and cast the female lead for The Muppets, writer/producer/star Jason Segel turned to song. Well, sort of. Segel thought Amy Adams would be perfect for the role of Mary, and rather than the usual "I'll have my people talk to your people" kind of thing, he decided to appeal to her with a cute little song, an assist from Kermit The Frog, and a personalized invitation. Adams had mentioned the video in an earlier interview, and now it has popped up over at Deadline where you can watch it for yourself.

With The Muppets marking the first theatrical Muppet movie in over a decade, it's good to see that Jason Segel has real onscreen chemistry with Kermit. The Muppets has obviously been a passion project for the How I Met Your Mother star, but fandom doesn't necessarily make you qualified to take the reins of something you love. Thankfully Segel and Kermit have got their patter down pat, with the frog playing a perfect passive-aggressive straight man to Segel's overenthusiastic balladeering. The Count Dracula musical should have proven the guy had it in him...

I also love this video because it's so totally in the spirit of the Muppets. It's silly, it's funny, it's completely free of cynicism. That's the world the Muppets live in, so is it really any surprise that Amy Adams said yes?

Watch it here.

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