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ABC officially cancels "The Muppets"

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by JimAndFrank, May 12, 2016.

  1. scooterfan360

    scooterfan360 Well-Known Member

    I think that it would be a bad idea to move the Muppets to Netflix or hulu, because like myself, not everyone has or can afford Netflix or hulu.
  2. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    That's only what I've been saying all these years. Netflix seems to be more affordable than you might think, however, again, in order to have and use Netflix, you need to have a reliable internet connection, which not everybody has, such as people in rural area who can only use dial-up, or older people who don't even know how to operate a computer in general. But then again, networks never want to cater to those target audiences anyway, it's always that coveted 18-34 city crowd they want to lure in. That's something that dates way back into the 70s when networks were canceling shows like THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES and GREEN ACRES to make way for more pro-social shows like ALL IN THE FAMILY and THE MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW.
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    DARTH MUPPET Well-Known Member

    If you get the basic of the basic Xfinity cable or what ever your provider has it can be very affordable, I happen to have the xfinity bundle with the phones and the computer but I got a 2 year deal where you get all the premiums and sports stations and MLB Extra innings, I am a Yankees fan Living in Punta Gorda Florida and my mom is a mets fan! but if you just get the basic package with the bundle it is a lot cheaper and affordable, I split the bill with my mom...
    I have an LG HD TV 42 Inches the TV is great and it has apps like Netflix, but I also have a Sony Blu-ray Player that is blue tooth and has apps as well I use the Netflix on my blu-ray player. HD netflix used to be $7.00 and change but they just upped it to $9.00 and change, that is just the HD streaming not with the discs, I think that is reasonable. there is a federal law in America that states that your home owners association or apartment or condo can not tell you you can't get a Satellite Dish, trust me on this my dad worked for the GOV most of his life, so I am sure either the Dish Network or Direct TV have bundled packages, and I have looked into it and Dish Network is really cheap and they have MLB Xtra Innings:) I am waiting till after the baseball season is over to look into it?

    and for the record my mom is in her 60's and uses a computer better then I can and so do all her friends. I am better then my mom at setting up TV's and cable though so go figure, I don't know?
    Last edited: May 26, 2016
  4. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    The thing about satellite services is it doesn't take much for you to lose your signal, you can lose your single even if it's just sprinkling outside. Way back when in the 90s, we had PrimeStar (essentially the precursor to both Dish Network and DirecTV) for a few years, and there's been more than a few occasions during the summer when a rainstorm would blow through, so those were days I'd spend playing Nintendo or something.

    DARTH MUPPET Well-Known Member

    you do realize that Satellite technology got a lot better over the years, it is the year 2016 after all:) and you do know that cable comes from a satellite essentially? there is also Verizon Fios which comes through your phone? it might also depend on where you live my Aunt and Uncle lived in Pleasonton California they had a big rainy season in the winter and did not have a lot of problems with Direct TV. down here in Florida and up in Frederick MD where I used to live we had a lot more problems then my relatives out in California we had outages, and Pixelation way more with Xfinity then my Aunt and Uncle with direct TV in CA in the rainy season.
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  6. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Well even as recently as 2012 I've seen those same kind of problems, such a night spent in a hotel that had a satellite service: here came a brief little rain during the night, there went the signal.
  7. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Hey guys look what was one of the trending videos on Youtube:


  8. Colbynfriends

    Colbynfriends Well-Known Member

    To be fair...maybe the hotel just had crappy satellite service. xD
  9. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    That's true. And y'know, really, both cable and satellite have their pros and cons (one of the cons of both would be crappy customer service) - though from my experiences, I'd say with dish, the cons outweigh the pros compared to cable. But whatever others prefer, to each their own.
  10. Colbynfriends

    Colbynfriends Well-Known Member

    I dunno, the constant "don't put a show on X because not many people have X" or "it's bad to put the Muppets on Y because not everyone has Y and I don't have Y" seems a bit counter productive. If TV didn't work this go-around, maybe it's time to go the digital streaming route. Like I mentioned before, some people just don't have TV anyway either. So either way one format will limit some people but be more convenient for others. I feel the writers/performers/directors et al should be allowed to try anything and everything they want to do. Throw darts at the wall, see what sticks.

    In the last 50+ years the Muppets have done a ton of different things in a ton of different mediums. TV, Film, Radio, Tv-Movies, Specials (Tons and Tons), Online/Viral Videos, Websites, Video Games, Home Video (compilation and original videos/flim). Doing a series on Netflix/Hulu/Amazon Prime would be another notch on their belt and bullet point on their already long and illustrious resume / CV. It'll still be the Muppets*.

    *That being said not everything they've done has been a hit, we can all agree. Just wanted to point out the different things they've tried and done.
  11. SnakeLipsXD

    SnakeLipsXD Well-Known Member

    Heard the news about a fortnight ago - sad, really. :( Especially, since the show was getting so interesting...
  12. xSunnyEclipse

    xSunnyEclipse Well-Known Member

    I know I'm new to the forum, but I have something to say about the cancellation and all the opinions I've seen on here.

    I'm very upset about the Muppets TV Show ending, and how it's been affecting me for the past weeks. I've been fighting for the show to get renewed, checking Twitter every day and praying every night that the show would return. Even those articles saying we were getting Season 2 kept giving me hope, but that hope got crushed when the announcement happened. I feel like that the show and characters that knew how to make me smile were disappearing from me and I wouldn't know to feel anymore.

    But you what guys...we shouldn't give up.

    As Muppet fans, we shouldn't know the Muppets never give up. So what if the fight for the season didn't work? That shouldn't stop us from supporting the characters we love. The Muppets wouldn't want to see us moping and giving up on the franchise. Obviously Disney isn't since they're working on the Muppet Courtyard and the Pizza Rizzo restaurant. These characters will always be around, and we all know it.

    Will we know if they'll be back on television or movies? Who knows. With The Muppets, anything is possible. Again, our beloved characters would want us to stay strong and follow them in their quest to find a new home and another project. Whether it be on the small screen or big screen.

    Just thinking about it today, I couldn't believe I lived to see a revival of the Muppets, with the 2011 movie, Muppets Most Wanted, and now a new TV show. To know I was there to experience all of that is amazing, and I hope to see more projects with them, but that won't happen unless we're there to support them.

    DARTH MUPPET Well-Known Member

    I totally agree with all of this!
  14. RealWonderman

    RealWonderman Well-Known Member

    The streaming services are where things are headed. Period. I don't have cable or network tv, so because I don't have these, I should be against the show existing there? Why not get the services? Netflix is 9.00 and Hulu is 7.00. If the show is going to exist again it will be on one of these. It's already on Hulu.
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  15. scooterfan360

    scooterfan360 Well-Known Member

    I don't think so, I don't think that network TV, is going to let that happen. by the way, I'm not against streaming , it's just I don't think that it would be fair to people who don't have those two streaming services. I don't have a credit card, so therefore I can't get them. they may say $9.00 and $7.00, but it ends up being more.
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  16. Colbynfriends

    Colbynfriends Well-Known Member

    Yeah, but could make the argument other way around. Having it on cable isn't fair to those who don't have cable because it's pretty expensive as well.
    I'm hoping we eventually get some new viral videos. Those would be fun.
  17. scooterfan360

    scooterfan360 Well-Known Member

    yeah :), that would be fun.
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  18. SnakeLipsXD

    SnakeLipsXD Well-Known Member

    It would be nice, don't you think, if they could translate some of the show's segments/storylines into online viral videos. :)

    DARTH MUPPET Well-Known Member

    same thing happens where I live In southwest Florida with cable and where my cousins live in California.

    DARTH MUPPET Well-Known Member

    cable is way more expensive then Netflix, I pay 9 dollars and change a month for my Netflix HD and all!
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