Jason Segel’s long-gestating big screen project The Muppets has opened to strongly positive reviews, making some of those dreams we got a feel for in Forgetting Sarah Marshall come true, and keeping the Muppet trend of ’11 alive. For those who have already seen The Muppets—starring Segel, Amy Adams and some old friends—you were probably quite taken by the original song “Man or Muppet,”and if you weren’t upon first viewing, Segel strongly urges you to rethink your artistic tastes. “I think think that ‘Man or Muppet’ should be nominated for an Academy Award. You can put that in print,” he recently told Spinner. Written by Flight of the Concords‘ Bret McKenzie, the emotional crux of the film now has its own music video, starring Segel and The Big Bang Theory‘s Jim Parsons as the human version of his Muppet brother Walter. Finish the Muppet-heavy year on a high note by watching below, or get an early look at what fuzzy friends might shake things up at the 2012 the Oscar telecast. Stranger things have happened.