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A Question about Floyd and Mahna Mahna's Eyes

Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by Wafflesnacker, Jun 6, 2014.

  1. Wafflesnacker

    Wafflesnacker Well-Known Member

    Now I love these characters, a rocky guy and one that can only say Mahna and play the triangle!
    Look at Floyd, one thing that divides him from the others, his...
    Eyes! Ever looked at his eyes and said, are they just holes? I see no pupils or any signs of eyes! And his 'holes' close as well, always freaked me out. :sing:

    [​IMG] [​IMG]Mahna Mahna has the same eyes, but they don't close. But still creep me out! Can someone explain these strange body parts of theirs?

    But if there is no truth to these eyes let's just...
  2. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Yes Mahna Mahna eyes do close if you watch an original Jim Henson prefromance from the Muppet Show his eyes close.
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  3. Wafflesnacker

    Wafflesnacker Well-Known Member

    What do you think there eyes are?
  4. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    Their eyes are supposed to look like cool-dude sunglasses. That, somehow, can blink.
  5. Wafflesnacker

    Wafflesnacker Well-Known Member

    Well that's the Muppets for ya'.
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  6. WalterFan1234

    WalterFan1234 Well-Known Member

    Lol the blinking sunglasses, a new invention from Bunsen honeydew.
  7. Wafflesnacker

    Wafflesnacker Well-Known Member

    I'm also confused about Janice's uvula, why is her one dangling? And Dr teeth's glasses can move? :D
  8. gavry3

    gavry3 Well-Known Member

    It dangles because, gravity. Dr. Teeth's eyes probably (this is just a guess) work the same way Oscar The Grouch's eyebrows move.
  9. Blue Frackle

    Blue Frackle Well-Known Member

    Yeah, it's a very abstract way of sunglasses I think; just another stroke of Jim genius.


    "Lenticular eyes - seen only at dramatic moments when he suddenly looks full into camera"

    It's just used to give expression to foam and rubber.

    The Janice thing was actually planned:

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  10. LaRanaRene

    LaRanaRene Well-Known Member

    Yeah, they're supposed to be blinking sunglasses. I love how abstract Muppet eyes can be. Like Kermit's eyes, or Chip's blinking pupils.
  11. Whatnot1988

    Whatnot1988 Well-Known Member

    I've also noticed that. Also (sorta OT here) on Crank Yankers, the Lou Villman from season 3 also had a swinging uvula (noticeable very time he exclaims "Wow!"), while on the other puppets uvulas were nonexistent...for some strange reason.

    Anyway, it's all what the designer had in mind, I guess...
  12. gavry3

    gavry3 Well-Known Member

    My theory is:
    There is a tiny string in the middle of the eyes that the puppeteer can pull down with their finger.
    If you look closely in this picture you can kind of see it:

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