The Muppets song, “Man or Muppet”, is one of two nominations for Best Original Song in the 84th Academy Awards, 2012. Gary (Jason Segel) and Walter (Peter Linz) perform alongside Mary (Amy Adams), Gary’s muppet form (Bill Barretta) and Walter’s human form (Jim Parsons) in the Man or Muppet music video clip from the movie. This is the fourth time a Muppets song has been nominated, following on from Rainbow Connection and score from The Muppet Movie, 1980, The First Time It Happens from The Great Muppet Caper, 1982, and the score from The Muppets Take Manhattan, 1984.
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Music and lyrics are by Bret McKenzie, known for his role in New Zealand comedy act Flight of the Conchords.