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Yesterday Disney release the first trailer for Muppets Most Wanted, a sequel to 2011's rebooted Muppets movie. When Most Wanted is released in 2014, that'll make an even ten Muppet movies, though some are far better than others. Tonight, let's take a look back at the canon of Muppet movies.

The Muppet Movie - 1979

"Anyone can make it -- no matter how young, no matter how green."

The Great Muppet Caper - 1981

I couldn't find the theatrical trailer, so this home video trailer will have to do.

The Muppets Take Manhattan - 1984

It's not easy getting a cab...when you're green.

The Muppet Christmas Carol - 1992

"Humbug!"

Muppet Treasure Island - 1996

"Who hired this crew?!" -Kermit

Muppets from Space - 1999

Gonzo's origin story!

It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie - 2002

I love Joan Cusack, but I'm not sure I buy her as a villain here.

The Muppets' Wizard of Oz - 2005

I couldn't find the actual trailer for this one, and perhaps that's a good thing. Here's a clip from the movie.

The Muppets - 2011

The triumphant return of good Muppets movies.

Muppets Most Wanted - 2014

"Quite possibly the greatest motion picture of all time."

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Happy Birthday, Alex Trebek!
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Today, everyone's favorite game show host turns 76 years old. Let's celebrate!

ON SESAME STREET

In 2006, Trebek played “Special of the Day” with Telly.

ON CARD SHARKS

In 1980, the tables were turned, and Trebek found himself the contestant on this episode of Card Sharks. The “tell me about yourself” portion of the program doesn’t go so smoothly, but he’s pretty good at the game itself.

THROWING PEOPLE IN THE POOL

In this sketch for the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, Trebek throws a waiter in a pool. The takeaway is clear: Don’t phrase things in the form of a question when you’re talking to the Jeopardy! host.

TREBEK ON NASA

And how the agency’s work with other companies helps all of us, not just astronauts.

HOSTING WHEEL OF FORTUNE

Happy April Fool's Day 1997! (Pat Sajak hosted Jeopardy that night.)

ALEX, AUTOTUNED

MC TREBEK IN THE HIZZOUSE

That was the actual name of the category.

AND JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT IT COULDN'T GET ANY WEIRDER...

Behold “Sexiest Potpourri Ever.”

LAST BUT NOT LEAST...

You didn’t think we’d leave without posting one of these, did you?

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Covers of "Me and Bobby McGee"
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On this day in 1970, Janis Joplin died of a heroin overdose at the age of 27. The singer-songwriter was known as "The Queen of Psychedelic Soul." Here, we remember Joplin with covers of her only number-one hit, "Me and Bobby McGee." Joplin's version of the song, originally written by Kris Kristofferson and Fred Foster, topped the charts after her death, making the song the second posthumous number-one single in U.S. chart history.

Johnny Cash

Pink

Willie Nelson

Dolly Parton

James Last

Jerry Lee Lewis

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