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December 13, 2011

Save Fozzie’s Studebaker!

Filed under: News — Tags: , — Ryan Roe @ 3:56 pm

We’ve all seen The Muppet Movie a thousand times.  And by the time you’ve seen The Muppet Movie a thousand times, you start thinking about stuff that goes way beyond the story and the characters.  For example, you see Fozzie driving a real Studebaker, and you think: Gee, whatever happened to that Studebaker after they made the movie?

Answer: It went to South Bend, Indiana.  As seen in this report from a local ABC affiliate, Fozzie’s (or, technically, Fozzie’s uncle’s) 1951  Studebaker Bullet Nose Commander now resides there at the Studebaker Museum. Who knew there was such a thing? But the car’s not what it used to be… Take a look:

$40,000 is a lot of money — you’d have to sell a lot of frogs’ legs to raise that kind of cash.  But I hope they make it. It’s sad to think of Fozzie’s car falling further and further into disrepair.  There’s no indication in that article or the video regarding how the public can make a donation to the museum, so I guess we’ll all have to go to Indiana and give them some dough in person! And hopefully we won’t end up in Saskatchewan.

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by Ryan Roe – Ryan@ToughPigs.com

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