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Animal, Floyd, and Janice

Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by Beauregard, Oct 5, 2002.

  1. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    Didn't know all that about Floyd til just now, Byron. You da main man with Janice knowledge, don't ya know!?

    I think there should be a prequel film about the making of the EM Band!!

  2. Janice & Mokey's Man

    Janice & Mokey's Man Well-Known Member

    Well, I believe it was Dave Ebersole who first enlightened me on the Zoot thing...and yeah, a film would ROCK!

    Zoot Fan 1981 likes this.
  3. anathema

    anathema Well-Known Member

    Put me down to direct it!

  4. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    Matt Vogel (best known for performing Big Bird) did Janice in RaceMania.
  5. WiGgY

    WiGgY Well-Known Member

    Hmmm... I can see the voice of the new big bird doing Janice's voice. He does a really good big bird. It's almost impossible to tell the difference. I should go but MRM to hear the voices. Brian, however, should consider working on his Janice voice or they should find someone else.
  6. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    Matt first started doing Big Bird around 1999. Currently he does the Journey to Ernie segments while Spinney does most of the street scenes. Spinney still plans to continue doing Big Bird for awhile, Matt is just getting some great experience as he develops and learns more about the character. I like the move. Sesame is being proactive in terms of mentoring future performers instead of reactive when the inevitable occurs.
  7. WiGgY

    WiGgY Well-Known Member

    Very true. The same thing was done with Frank's characters I think. Also, Fozzie, Piggy, and Animal were kind of phased in with a new performer. Not as smooth as big bird though. Frank could still do his characters through voice over, but instead they tried replacments. In MFS they had other people do his characters. They weren't tthat bad, though piggy was weird, but they were still dubbed over.

    I still find it amazing how accurate the newer Big Bird voice is. This is one of those rare times where if a performer leaves, the performance won't suffer. It will be sad when Spinney leaves, but it will be so smooth I don't think anyone will notice much. And it's certainly better than retirering Big Bird. He is Sesame Street.

    It's good to see JHC and Sesame working to get performers who can get the voice right and get the performance right. It's so smooth and seemless now. So much better than when Jim died and there was a rush to get Steve to play Kermit now. I wish I had a tape of the muppet's celebrate jim henson. That was the special after his death right?

    Edit: I just realized. Jim and Richard's death are probably the reason they are doing this now. They realize how strange the change was and don't want that to happen again so they are phasing alternate performers in now so people get use to it.
  8. Stryder Wolfe

    Stryder Wolfe Well-Known Member

    Although if Janice heard that, they might no be all that close anymore :D

    well, I know if my girlfriend overheard me say something like that about her, I'dbe in trouble at least

    :concern: :sympathy:
  9. muppet maniac

    muppet maniac Well-Known Member

    According to the Tough Pigs Muppet Recast list,it said that Matt Vogel also did Oscar the Grouch
  10. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    Stryder, I think you're right. But, then again, she might get a kick out of it. She IS into nudity and exposing herself (apparently) so being that free-spirited, she might just laugh it off.


    Just imagine. How cool would it have been for Scooter and Janice and Rowlf to be more active at MuppetFest on the stage during the Q&A sessions??!


    T'would'a been great!!

  11. Janice & Mokey's Man

    Janice & Mokey's Man Well-Known Member

    I dunno, I think Janice may totally go along with it, as "free-spirited" as she is...

    Floyd: "Janice ain't so 'tight' anymore, heh, heh, heh..."

    Janice: "Oh, rully!..."

    Then again, it could depend on the audience. If it was adults, "fer sure", but around a more delicate audience, she might do an open-moufed double-take. lol

    Janice, this smiley's for you:


  12. anathema

    anathema Well-Known Member

    Somefing tells me we're gonna be seein' a lot of this one in the future...

  13. Janice & Mokey's Man

    Janice & Mokey's Man Well-Known Member

    Heh, heh, heh...only when appropriate. I ain't that biased. :p


  14. anathema

    anathema Well-Known Member


  15. Stryder Wolfe

    Stryder Wolfe Well-Known Member

    but Janice doesn't take her clothes off for just anyone, even if it is artistic!! :p

    she's pretty layed back though, so maybe you're right

    I wonder if that should be layed back or laid back :D;)
  16. anathema

    anathema Well-Known Member

    But she did (at one point) fancy living on a beach and walking around nekkid...


    And the first person to turn that into a dirty remark gets a slap with a wet haddock!
  17. Stryder Wolfe

    Stryder Wolfe Well-Known Member

    well, laid would be correct, depending on what meaning I was going for.

    but I'll leave that up to the viewer to decide...

    and if I had the choice, I'd live my life naked on a beach, too :D:halo:
  18. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    Aw, heck; let's ALL just go get nekkid on a beach and slap each other around with wet haddocks!!:crazy:
  19. anathema

    anathema Well-Known Member

    Monty Python meets Lord of the Rings: Gollum's fisssh-ssslapping dance...

  20. Stryder Wolfe

    Stryder Wolfe Well-Known Member

    I just need a sponsor...someone to feed me and pay my bills :p

    you know, I need someone whos' rich and famous so I can show up and exploit there wealth :D:halo:

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