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Toughpigs.com co-owners Joe Hennes and Ryan Roe cozy up with Elmo and his puppet master, Kevin Clash, on the set of Sesame Street.
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The new star-studded Muppet movie is getting a ton of buzz, but you don’t have to wait until its holiday-season release to get your anthropomorphic animal fix.

Head to Union Hall in Park Slope on Nov. 20 for the latest installment of monthly Muppet mash-up party, “The Muppet Vault,” where Henson-obsessed duo Joe Hennes and Ryan Roe screen rare, and often ancient, footage from the beloved series.

The theme of this month’s event is, aptly, “A Very Muppet Comeback,” and will feature a screening of little-known 1979 Muppet television special, “The Muppets Go Hollywood,” which follows the fuzzy felt-covered cast down the red carpet at the premiere of their first film, “The Muppet Movie.”

“What’s not to love about Muppets?” asked Hennes, clearly rhetorically. He and Roe launched “The Muppet Vault” program almost two years ago at the Bell House to pay homage to a childhood favorite that has endured the test of time.

“Muppets are hilariously funny and incredibly inventive — and the fact that Muppets are so old means the people who loved them as kids now love them as adults,” said Hennes, who also co-writes the definitive Muppet fansite, Toughpigs.com “We cater to adult-aged fans.”

Yes, there are screenings, contests, trivia, prizes and sing-alongs — but there are also Muppet-themed cocktails that are definitely not for kids.

“There’s something that’s very fun about turning TV into a social party,” said Jerm Pollet, founder of Secret Formula Productions, who co-produces the show. “And this show, especially, is so mythological — the Muppets are gods of the universe.”

The Muppet Vault at Union Hall [702 Union St. between Fifth and Sixth avenues in Park Slope, (718) 638-4400], Nov, 20, 2 pm, $8. For info, visit www.unionhallny.com.

Reach Arts Editor Juliet Linderman at jlinderman@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-8309.

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