Frog on a hog…

January 10, 2008

Movie buffs, it’s true what you’ve heard. There is a remake of The Great Escape,” and the Steve McQueen part, complete with the classic motorcycle scene, is played by a frog. This was quite a radical casting decision, and it meant the other key roles had to be filled either by itty-bitty actors, or very well-trained amphibians.

The benefits of this strategy are obvious, of course. The whole movie was shot on a small sound stage, and four children with beach toys dug the escape tunnel in one afternoon, working only for juice bofrog-300.jpgxes.

The remake looks likely to be the career-making role for this frog, named Oui. As a trivia footnote, Oui immediately shoots to the top of the list of celebs with the highest percentage of vowels in their names.

A Oui Slideshow

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Oui the frog sits on a miniature motorcycle in the eastern beach town of Pattaya January 10, 2008. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang

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Now to convince the media that he can sing…

Posted by Charlene | Report as abusive

Froggy went a courtin’ and he did ride, u huh!
Froggy went a courtin’ and he did ride, u huh!
Froggy went a courtin’ and he did ride
Rode through the streets without a bride.
U huh, u huh, u huh!

Posted by Lady Weasel | Report as abusive

Sorry, Mr. K., but maybe you should have known after all your shenanigans and near brushes with death that Kismet, Karma and Reincarnation would have some nasty, sadistic stuff waiting for your next life.

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

On a moonlit night in rural Mississippi, roadkill became

….the Roadkiller!

January 29 in a theatre near you.

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

The metallic green lead-based paint soon killed little Springy. He was three months old and is survived by over seven hundred highly mutated tadpoles.

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

Ever wonder what Bear Grille thinks when he sees a picture like this? Me neither.

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

He’s overcompensating for his short tongue. You may catch more flies with honey than vinegar but a windshield? Now you’ve got something.

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

See? I told you frogs die with their eyelids open.

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

Baycher ah kin kaitch wunem twenny pounder caytfeeshes ifn I wuz ta straing atair frog humpin a shiny tew weeler own uh bigo huk.

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

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Wind in the willows with a vengeance: This time its personal!

Posted by Hunter | Report as abusive

When Miss Piggy was killed by a gang of homicidal future punks and he was framed for the crime it pushed him over the edge. Kermit the frog is “THE RENEGADE”

Posted by Hunter | Report as abusive

This is a case of animal abuse, animal cruelty. I am disgusted that Reuters would promote this. Why anyone would think it’s funny to see this creature tortured, I can’t understand.

Posted by Katy | Report as abusive