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"America's Next Muppet" mini-series in development

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by Phillip, Sep 6, 2005.

  1. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    Don't worry, it's a spoof of a reality show. Not a real one. I don't think the Muppets would stoop that low. At least I hope not.
  2. JRawkSteady

    JRawkSteady New Member

    No, the Muppets wouldn't stoop that low...but, unfortunately, Disney would. Luckily they didn't! :excited:
  3. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    And they could also get actors from the Hollywood scene to come out to "audition" as some other person--so, that would be their 'special guest star.'
  4. DanDanStrawberry

    DanDanStrawberry Active Member

    Oooh...this sounds fabulous. And I don't use that word much...
  5. ftnpro

    ftnpro Member

    I'm not a fan of reality TV, but I've gotta say I'm excited about this idea. The Muppets get to be themselves, and spoof reality TV and pop culture. Furthermore, the new (or not-well-known) characters and the reality theme might bring in some viewers who aren't die-hard Muppet fans. If these newcomers like it, Disney gets good ratings and we get MORE MUPPET PRODUCTIONS!

    (Sorry, didn't mean to yell like that.)
  6. BEAR

    BEAR Active Member

    Its not really reality TV. It is a show parodying them. Making fun of, if you will. Its not real.
  7. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    Of course it's real. It's the Muppets! :zany:

    Unless you're planning on telling me that Muppets are only puppets..?

  8. TogetherAgain

    TogetherAgain Well-Known Member

    I'm sorry, I just have to announce: First time I read that, I thought it said "It's not reality reality TV." Don't know why, I just did, and it was funny. Just had to share.

    But to be on topic, I personally, um... well, I have some reservations, nothing I can really put my finger on, probably just a general dislike of reality TV... BUT, let me remind myself (and anyone else who is hesitant because of the "reality" lable) of two things: One- it's a SPOOF! A parody! It's laughing at reality tv, making fun of it, in a way actually criticizing it! So we get to sit and laugh at reality tv, whether we like reality tv or not. Well that sounds good. And two- it's Muppets! Muppets spoofing! Muppets parodying! (is that a word?) It's Muppets laughing at reality tv... etc etc. And since I for one tend to make a very high-pitched squeal every time I see Muppets on tv, I think I'll enjoy this!
  9. DannyRWW

    DannyRWW Well-Known Member

    I again I say, I hope they use the steve martin episode as a model. Btw I like the idea of celebrities popping up on the show, but I would have them as guest judges... you could even bring in Simon from American Idol.... I could see Kermit listening to Simons remarks and scrunching up his face... I think This show is a great idea but I can still see why people are nervous... There are some who worry about Disney's handleing of the muppets... but maybe this will work. I personally hope it does.
  10. I think its a great idea and I know what you mean. But i personally didn't like the Steve Martin episode as much. It was a good idea in theory how they did the show but it just wasn't one of my favorites.
  11. unclematt

    unclematt Active Member

    I think it is a semi-spoof. I think there really is a new muppet to be choosen by the American people, which I am okay with.
  12. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Even though some new characters have been built to compete to be americas next muppet, I still hope that they all get to appear in future productions. The Jim Henson Hour only had a small number of new characters who were used regularly in other productions, and Muppets Tonight had more who reappeared but the amount of characters who have returned seems to have been reduced recently (and there are some muppets tonight characters, mainly Seymour and Nigel The Director, who I am disapointed over the fact that they weren't used again).

    I think that these new muppets are performed by newer performers, or ones that don't have many regular characters. That way, they can all interact with any classic character and the shows producers wouldn't have to worry about dubbing voices or anything. Maybe John Kennedy, Tyler Bunch, Ricky Boyd, John Tartiglia, Drew Massey, and Alice Dennon Vernon should all have a character of their own (and yes, I do know that most of them have performed at least one classic character, especially in The Muppets Wizard of Oz). Maybe Eric jacopson should get an original character of his own as well.

    I wonder if any already-built characters (like a penguin or a frog) would be used as a "contestant", but with a name and a personality (and possibly some new visual features).
  13. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    Maybe this is a chance for Seymore the Elephant to make a triumphant return?? I mean, should he make it through the auditions!

    OH, and you know what would be great as heck? If Wayne and Wanda appeared in the program each week (because they're persistent little boogers)!
  14. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    I do hope that Disney will listen to and concider our thoughts on bringing back oldies more than creating newbies.
  15. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Maybe it would be good if a show was done where old, forgotten muppet characters audition for a second chance as a major character. George, Hilda, Seymour, Nigel The Conductor, Nigel The Director, Digit, Leon, wayne, Wanda, and Mildred could all audition. Uncle Deadley and Lips would also be good choices. It would also be cool if they rebuilt Thog for something like this.
  16. wes

    wes Active Member

    I found this on the puppeteers of America web buliten board, I was siked. I called and they are wanting people to impersonate the classic muppet charactors, which i think means exactly what we have been thinking!
    They want to outsource the Muppets
    Call the number and listen to it. :boo: :concern: :cry:

    Posted 08/10/05
    I wanted to share with you an exciting opportunity for puppeteers to audition as understudies for classic Muppet characters. Auditions will be held in New York, Los Angeles and Toronto. Dates and locations are being finalized and should be available in the next few weeks. Additionally, we are running an ad in the next issue of the Puppetry Journal. If anyone has questions, please refer them to call the Muppet Hotline at 407-828-1087.
    Muppeteer Auditions

  17. BEAR

    BEAR Active Member

    You said Nigel twice.
  18. unclematt

    unclematt Active Member

    Two different Muppets. Nigel the conductor is from the original Muppet Show while Nigel the Director is from Muppets Tonight
  19. DanDanStrawberry

    DanDanStrawberry Active Member

    Provided people remember that it's a spoof, this will work well.
  20. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    And to further help any possible confusion: Nigel the Director from Muppets Tonight looks like Droop did on The Muppet Show.

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