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A Very Very Bad Saturday

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by gipsey muppet, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. gipsey muppet

    gipsey muppet Active Member

    there is no more Muppet bus:concern: there I've said it, the electric mayhem is gone. Saturday as we were preparing for a car show to benefit 'Autism Speaks/ Special Olympics' of Illinois fire took the magic. were waiting for a report from the insurance adjuster to see if it can be rebuilt. my long history with automobiles tells me there is no way to save the bus. no more weddings, proms, childrens miracle network or D.A.R.E. shows. no more tours of the bus by Muppet fans only memories. i may post photos as i get over the shock and dissapointment, there very graphic so i may not:cry:.

    Roger n Cindy
  2. Nick22

    Nick22 Well-Known Member

    im confused. what happened?
  3. The Shoe Fairy

    The Shoe Fairy Well-Known Member

    It is indeed a sad day for us all :cry:
  4. RedPiggy

    RedPiggy Well-Known Member

    something crispied the Muppet bus? the horror! well, as long as everyone's okay.
  5. Beakerfan

    Beakerfan Well-Known Member

    Oh that's so sad! I'm very sorry to hear it. :(
  6. Nick22

    Nick22 Well-Known Member

    i think i figured it out. so there's no more EM bus? :( that's terrible! i always thought it should've been in a museum.
  7. bazooka_beak

    bazooka_beak Well-Known Member

    What happened, what? I'm a little confused!
  8. Beakerfan

    Beakerfan Well-Known Member

    Let me clarify this for you guys:
    Roger and Cindy have owned the Electric Mayhem bus for some time now (I forget how they bought it?), and took it to events and things so that fans could get their picture taken with it and the like. Something happened on Saturday (probably something internal - electrical or the engine? It was quite old for a bus like that) that caused the bus to catch fire and damaged it terribly, most likely beyond repair.
  9. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Oh my...Cindy and Roger, I am sorry for your loss. Really, I am. I am sure that you have brought many Muppet fans a complete dream-come-true moment of seeing and touching that Bus, and I am sure that everyone is grateful for that. I know I would be! Not only have you owned the bus for yourselves, you've toured it and given loads of people an opportunity they probably never expected to have of being a Muppet (more or less...Hehe)

    I wish you luck in Insurance/Repair.
  10. bazooka_beak

    bazooka_beak Well-Known Member

    In that case, that's terrible :( Like Beauregard said, I'm sure many fans were made happy by seeing it, I wish I could've seen it myself!
  11. Nick22

    Nick22 Well-Known Member

    i wish i would've gotten to see it before it burned. :(
  12. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Terrible that we lost a great muppet treasure like that.

    On that topic, I got very sick eating lousy Chinese Food Saturday. not anywhere near as bad as losing the Muppet bus... but it was NOT a pleasant night at ALL.
  13. sesameguy

    sesameguy Well-Known Member

    Indeed, very sad news. But we can be thankful that it was around for as long as it was & that some fans got to enjoy it. I'm wondering if there are parts of the bus that can be saved (a steering wheel or mirror or something like that). It's not much, I know, but at least it would be something.
  14. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets Well-Known Member

    Well, all good things sadly must come to an end.
  15. cheady

    cheady New Member

    I just found this... I know this is a two year old post but. Did you throw it away? Are you still in possession of it?
  16. LinkiePie<3

    LinkiePie<3 Well-Known Member

    Though this post is two years old. I am so sorry for your lost. </3 Us Muppet fans had treasured it for such a good long time. Though, we'll still treasure it... in our hearts. :cry:
  17. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    However, it looks like the bus has been recreated (or recovered?) for the new Muppets Movie. And can be seen here: http://www.toughpigs.com/set-photos-1/

    I honestly don't think that's the original bus, although it looks as gutted here as it may have been in real life after its untimely demise...

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