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Michael-Rooney The Muppets

Rooney's cameo in The Muppets

Michael Joseph Rooney (born April 2, 1962) is an American choreographer, best known for his work on a number of music videos. He has won MTV Video Music Awards for best choreography for the videos to both Björk's "It's Oh So Quiet" and Fat Boy Slim's "Praise You".

He choreographed and staged the new musical numbers in the 2011 feature film The Muppets. He appeared in the film as the Smalltown, USA butcher singing "life's a leg of lamb" during the "Life's a Happy Song" musical number.

He is the son of Mickey Rooney, who had a cameo in the sequence choreographed by the younger Rooney. According to James Bobin, Michael Rooney had been repeatedly calling Mickey Rooney "Dad" on set. Finally, Bobin said, "You know, just because he's old, doesn't mean you should call him dad." Rooney replied, "But he actually is my dad."

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The Muppets 2011 - Dance Scenes

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