When you think of the Muppets, the first name that springs to mind is Oscar winner Chris Cooper. His cheerful demeanor lights up any film that he's a part of. Wait, no; that's not right. Actually, I meant to write the opposite of all of that. Actually, Cooper is the first to admit that he's known for his darker and heavy roles, which is precisely why he's in 'The Muppets.' Cooper actually told his agent to find him something light and 'The Muppets' can certainly be defined as light. He's still playing the bad guy -- let's not get crazy here -- but Cooper does bring a contagious joy to his character, ingeniously named "Tex Richman." At one point, he even breaks into a hip-hop dance number, something I've never before seen from, well, any character that Cooper has ever played.
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