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Your favorite dynamically disagreeable Muppets, STATLER and WALDORF, are back and more crotchety than ever.

When dealing with critics, The Muppets must have thick skins — or thick felt, as the case may be — thanks to their longtime cranky companions, Statler and Waldorf. After heckling for nearly four decades, the old duo returns in this month’s Muppets Most Wanted, a star-studded film that these old men can’t help but bring down a peg while talking to American Way from their famed balcony.

AMERICAN WAY: Does Muppets Most Wanted reveal how the two of you met?
STATLER: Even we don’t know how we met.
WALDORF: It was on the boardwalk in Atlantic City.
S: You old fool, that’s how you met your wife, Astoria.
W: Wait a second … you’re not Astoria? I gotta get new glasses.

AW: What can we expect from the new movie?
W: A headache!

AW: Come on, don’t you have anything nice to say about it?
S: Well, it does feature us — plus the very talented and funny Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey and Ty Burrell.
W: Yeah, Muppets Most Wanted has a lot going for it.
S: Too bad they have to ruin it with a bunch of Muppets.

AW: Were there any diva moments behind the scenes?
W: With Miss Piggy, you don’t just get diva moments, you get a 24/7 diva-thon — a nonstop rant of outrageous demands.
S: That sounds a lot like us.

AW: If someone made a movie about your lives, which celebrities would portray each of you?
W: Either Brad Pitt and Leo DiCaprio …
S: … or Don Rickles and Joe Pesci.
W: I never could tell those four guys apart.