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ABC Orders Muppet Pilot To Series!

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by charlietheowl, May 7, 2015.

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  1. muppetlover123

    muppetlover123 Well-Known Member




    Looks like Kermit is going to try and set Josh Groban and Miss Piggy up in episode 2 of The Muppets.

    Also here is some new info on the show from the Steve Whitmire panel at Dragon-Con:

    Link: http://www.toughpigs.com/dragoncon-2015/

    • Debbie said they felt they had made enough headway with the two new films that it was time to create a show that would act as “the mother ship”
    • They showed a sizzle reel of the pilot and some of the promos that had already been on air.
    • They are still planning to do viral videos and other projects, maybe even tying some of the viral videos to the actual show.
    • We were present for the world premiere of the “Flowers on the Wall” music video before it released online. The video was Steve’s idea because he was always curious about Beaker’s personal life. “He has a strange cult following online, which is a lot of fun,” he laughed.
    • The new show has the biggest set that they have ever worked on, everything is connected so it makes the Muppeteers feel like they are actually on location.
    • Uncle Deadly is back in a big way: He is playing Miss Piggy’s stylist and dresser and spending a lot of time with her.
    • Steve and Kermit filmed a little piece about Dragon Con with the audience which may end up on Twitter (fingers crossed).
    • Alice Cooper and Steve Whitmire hung out in Steve’s dressing room once during a TV appearance on the same show and watched The Andy Griffith Show together. They both discussed their love for the show.
    • Kermit on Denise: “It’s a private matter, although we are all over the internet right now.”
    • They are working on filming episode 4 and reading episode 5.
    • They’re filming with Reese Witherspoon next week.
    • Steve spoke about the return of Lips and the Muppets’ future at the Disney theme parks in the two videos below:
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  2. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Um, did Fozzie's balls drop or something? Why is his voice suddenly like two octaves lower?
  3. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    What video are you talking about?
  4. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    It was a promo bumper on TV where somebody demands he bring her green juice.
  5. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    I don't see anything wrong. Eric's just getting older:
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  6. Muppy

    Muppy Well-Known Member

    I don't think Fozzie's voice is much lower than normal if at all. It sounds the same to me.
  7. charlietheowl

    charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    Like the idea of Uncle Deadly getting some screen time as Piggy's assistant/stylist. I can imagine all sorts of snide remarks in cutaways from him now.
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  8. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

  9. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I wanted to comment on something "spoilery", and tried to put the spoiler in white, but when I clicked "post reply", the spoiler wasn't hidden. Tried again in editing, couldn't get it to work, so I deleted that post.

    So... That character has a daughter? Though the line comes after mentioning a celebrity guest, mentioning that the character "sells cookies for his daughter's girl scout troop", the "his" could be referring to that celebrity.
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  10. Muppy

    Muppy Well-Known Member

    I'm hoping its that the character has a daughter to be honest. I'm already finding this episode funny and it hasn't aired yet. And I would REALLY hope that they could make some call back to a certain guest star from a muppets tonight episode where that character had a crush on her. Trying to not spoil things is hard lol.
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  11. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Maybe there should be a special thread dedicated to series spoilers, so if we want to talk about anything spoilery, we do so there, not here.

    And with the character and guest star in questions, they can give advice to a certain other relationship on the series.

    And I'm already thinking that the second episode will be better than the first (well that was the case with The Muppet Show, though the second episode was actually taped first).
  12. AlittleMayhem

    AlittleMayhem Well-Known Member

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  13. Muppetboy09

    Muppetboy09 Well-Known Member

  14. Muppy

    Muppy Well-Known Member

    Wouldn't it be funny though if in an episode we see that Floyd and Janice had a breakup (that was supposed to go viral) but it was overshadowed by Piggy and Kermit's breakup and no one cared ... Just me?

    But what I'm really hoping for is for
    Floyd and Janice to be still in love but Sam has a crush on Janice and doesn't know what to do or how to break them up. Does that make sense?
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  15. MuppetSpot

    MuppetSpot Well-Known Member

    Looks like Chip has been rebuilt for the series.
  16. ploobis

    ploobis Well-Known Member

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  17. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    It's clearly going to be an unrequited love thing that probably will only last an episode. That sounds like such a B-plot than an ongoing plot line.
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  18. LaRanaRene

    LaRanaRene Well-Known Member

  19. MuppetsRule

    MuppetsRule Well-Known Member

    I thought I saw a separate thread for spoilers. Or am I imagining things?
  20. Muppy

    Muppy Well-Known Member

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