With 'The Great Gatsby' In Public Domain, Artists Riff On Classic Story A growing online chorus wants a Muppet version of The Great Gatsby. One writer suggested Kermit as Gatsby, Miss Piggy as Daisy and Fozzie Bear as Tom. Even Statler and Waldorf could appreciate that.
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With 'The Great Gatsby' In Public Domain, Artists Riff On Classic Story

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With 'The Great Gatsby' In Public Domain, Artists Riff On Classic Story

With 'The Great Gatsby' In Public Domain, Artists Riff On Classic Story

With 'The Great Gatsby' In Public Domain, Artists Riff On Classic Story

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A growing online chorus wants a Muppet version of The Great Gatsby. One writer suggested Kermit as Gatsby, Miss Piggy as Daisy and Fozzie Bear as Tom. Even Statler and Waldorf could appreciate that.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" is now in the public domain, which means artists are free to riff on it. Yesterday, we heard from a novelist who wrote a backstory for the narrator and a growing online chorus wants a "Muppets" version of "Gatsby." One writer suggested Kermit as Gatsby, Miss Piggy as Daisy and Fozzie Bear as Tom. Surely, Statler and Waldorf could appreciate that.

(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING)

UNIDENTIFIED ACTORS: (As Statler and Waldorf) (Unintelligible) Hey, boo.

INSKEEP: It's MORNING EDITION.

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