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"Man or Muppet" is a song from The Muppets. It is sung by the two protagonists, Gary (in both his human and Muppet forms) and Walter (in both his Muppet and human forms [Played by Jim Parsons]), about their decisions of whether they are (very manly) Muppets or (Muppets of) men. This occurs after Mary dumps Gary for being too loyal to Walter.

It was nominated the Academy Award for Best Original Song on January 24, 2012, making it the third song from a Muppet film to hold that position (the first two being "The Rainbow Connection" from The Muppet Movie and "The First Time It Happens" from The Great Muppet Caper) and won it on February 26, 2012 (being the first song from a Muppet film to hold that position).


I reflect on my reflection
And I ask myself the question
What's the right direction, to go
I don't know

Am I a man or am I a Muppet

Gary (Reflection): Am I a Muppet

Gary: If I'm a Muppet then I'm a very manly Muppet

Gary (Reflection): Very manly Muppet

Gary / Gary (Reflection): Am I a Muppet (Muppet) or am I a man

Gary (Reflection): Am I a man

Gary: If I'm a man that makes me a Muppet of a man

Gary (Reflection): A Muppet of a man

I look into these eyes
and I don't recognize
The one I see inside
It's time for me to decide

Am I a man or am I a Muppet

Walter (Reflection): Am I a Muppet

Walter: If I'm a Muppet, well I'm a very manly Muppet

Walter (Reflection): Very manly Muppet

Walter / Walter (Reflection): Am I a Muppet (Muppet) or am I a man

Walter (Reflection): Am I a man

Walter: If I'm a man that makes me a Muppet of a man

Walter (Reflection): A Muppet of a man

Here I go again
I'm always running out of time
I think I've made up my mind
Now I understand, who I am

Gary: I'm a Man!

Walter: I'm a Muppet!

Walter (Reflection): I'm a Muppet of a man!

Walter: I'm a very manly Muppet

Gary: I'm a Muppet of a man!

Both: That's what I am

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Television shows: The Muppet Show | Muppet Babies | Little Muppet Monsters | MuppeTelevision | Muppets Tonight | The Muppets
Television specials: Hey Cinderella! | The Frog Prince | The Muppet Musicians of Bremen | The Muppets Go to the Movies | The Fantastic Miss Piggy Show | The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years | The Tale of the Bunny Picnic | A Muppet Family Christmas | The Muppets at Walt Disney World | The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson | Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree | Studio DC: Almost Live | A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa
Movies: The Muppet Movie | The Great Muppet Caper | The Muppet Christmas Carol | Muppet Treasure Island | The Muppets' Wizard of Oz | The Muppets | Muppets Most Wanted
Video games: My Muppets Show | Animal Drummer | Tap Tap Muppets

Disney Parks

Muppets Courtyard | Muppet*Vision 3D
Entertainment: Here Come the Muppets | Hollywood's Pretty Woman | Muppet Mobile Lab | Muppets on Location: Days of Swine and Roses | The Muppets Present… Great Moments in American History
Restaurants: Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano | PizzeRizzo | The Great Gonzo's Pandemonium Pizza Parlor (Unbuilt)
Shops: It's A Wonderful Shop | Stage 1 Company Store | The Writer's Stop
Parade: Disney Stars and Motorcars Parade


Muppets: Kermit the Frog | Miss Piggy | Fozzie Bear | Gonzo | Animal | Rizzo the Rat | Pepe the King Prawn | Statler and Waldorf | Bunsen Honeydew | Beaker | Scooter | Bean Bunny | Dr. Teeth | Floyd Pepper | Janice | Zoot | Rowlf the Dog | Robin the Frog | The Swedish Chef | Sam the Eagle | Sweetums | Bobo the Bear | Uncle Deadly | Camilla | Walter | Clifford | 80s Robot | Thog | Seymour | Lew Zealand | Beauregard | The Moopets | Constantine | Denise
Humans: Max | Doc Hopper | Snake Walker | Professor Krassman | Bernie the Agent | Lew Lord | Gary | Mary | Dominic Badguy | Nadya | Jean Pierre Napoleon


The Electric Mayhem Bus | Le Maximum


The Muppet Movie: The Rainbow Connection | Moving Right Along | Never Before, Never Again | I Hope That Somethin' Better Comes Along | Can You Picture That? | I'm Going to Go Back There Someday | America
The Great Muppet Caper: Hey a Movie! | Happiness Hotel | Steppin' Out With a Star | Night Life | The First Time It Happens | Couldn't We Ride
The Muppet Christmas Carol: Scrooge | Good King Wenceslas | Marley and Marley | Chairman of the Board | Fozziwig's Party | When Love is Gone | It Feels Like Christmas | Christmas Scat | Bless Us All | Thankful Heart | When Love Is Found
Muppet Treasure Island: Treasure Island | Shiver My Timbers | Something Better | Sailing for Adventure | Cabin Fever | Boom Shakalaka | Love Led Us Here | Love Power | Love Led Us Here
The Muppets' Wizard of Oz: Kansas | When I'm With You | Nap Time | The Witch Is in the House | Calling All Munchkins | Good Life
A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa: Delivering Christmas | It's All About Heart | I Wish I Could Be Santa Claus | My Best Christmas Yet
The Muppets: Life's a Happy Song | Pictures in My Head | Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard | We Built This City | Me Party | Let's Talk About Me | Man or Muppet | Smells Like Teen Spirit | Forget You | The Whistling Caruso
Muppets Most Wanted: We're Doing a Sequel | I'm Number One | The Big House | I'll Get You What You Want (Cockatoo in Malibu) | Interrogation Song | My Heart Will Go On | Something So Right | Working in the Coal Mine | Together Again | Moves Like Jagger | Macarena

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