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Jenny Slate, Lifelong Muppets Fan, Snags Role Of Her Lifetime

This is one reboot we can get down with.

Jenny Slate, Queen of all things twee (and briefly Queen of Chris Evans’ heart, RIP that relationship), has signed on to play Miss Nanny in a reboot of “Muppet Babies”, a beloved children’s show that aired from 1984 to 1991.

Alas, I was not born yet to enjoy the original and it’s safe to say, despite the presence of Slate, I will be too old to enjoy the remake. Still, it feels good to know Slate will play the mistress of puppets — I trust her performance to teach the children of tomorrow how to be decent human beings and not vote for reality stars for president.

The show will debut in March on Disney Junior.

Watch below to see Slate gush over her good fortune. I’m beginning to think stardom won’t ever ruin this mensch.

Becky Scott is the editor of The Schmooze. Follow her on Twitter, @arr_scott

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