puddinheadwilson says: The question is, why did they choose an “oil baron” as the evil protagonist? Why not … oh let’s say “power-hungry politician”? Or maybe “left-wing radical activist”? The subtext of the message is clear.
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He’s also not evil because he wants to drill for oil. The only reason its bad in the film is because he’s destroying the Muppet studios to do so. The whole point of the muppet telethon is to stop the theater from being torn down, not to stop the oil drilling. Its only there so that the villain has a rational reason for tearing down the theater instead of just hating the Muppets.