- Both involve dedicated musical showmen who work hard to bring back their oldtime friends and acquaintances to put on one big wowee of a show that everybody just up and loves.
- Both have more celebrity cameos than you can shake a stick at. Some folks even show up in both:
- John Landis and, well, Frank Oz (prison guard who gives Jake back his stuff in Blues and, well, Piggy and Fozzie and and and in Muppets.)
- The Blues Brothers features Kathleen Freeman as The Penguin. Muppets features, well, penguins.
- Both have cases of mistaken identity, one intentional ("We're the Good Ole Blues Brothers Boys") and one unintentional ("I'm... Phil. Up.")
By the way -- I'm still going to tomorrow night's "Trailer Treats" festival at the Brattle. $15. 9:30. C'mon. Who's coming with?!