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Annoying Characters

Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by miss kermie, May 29, 2012.

  1. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Yeah. The writers don't know what to do with him, so they slap him around.

    I don't need to say that Bean was lined up to be one of the next big characters and Steve's other big main character other than Rizzo until he took over the role of Kermit and Beaker. Kinda a shame you never see him do anything anymore.
  2. mo

    mo Well-Known Member

    that's totally what I mean! non-muppet fans always seem to like him! they hardly know any other characters. so they choose the loud one...
  3. Hubert

    Hubert Well-Known Member

    Yeah. Basically what I kinda said before. Pepe doesn't really have much of a character it seems other than those things you mentioned. Now I do laugh at Pepe occasionally, usually when it's not centered around women or fame or money. When it's those things, I just roll my eyes at him. My favorite thing that they occasionally do with him is somehow use his accent to create confusion or make a joke.
  4. Hayley B

    Hayley B Well-Known Member

    I like Animal because he's fun, extremely energetic, & find him adorable. Looking back. Me & my brothers liked him through Muppet Babies at first. Then later got reconized in movies (mainly MTM) and The Muppet Show. I love him for those 3 reasons.

    As for "merchandise". So, far it's been a little interesting on this Muppet Central journey alone of how much stuff there is. Also seeing stuff that I like and actually don't like.

    But I like other Muppets too and I can talk about others (for why I'm here). Love to learn other people's likes and dislikes.
  5. Convincing John

    Convincing John Well-Known Member

    Oh my goodness gracious, Katzi, how could someone ever think that? Tsk, tsk, tsk. What's not to love about Elmo? There's the endearing third-person speech, the nonstop giggling, plus the overall high educational content of each and every "Elmo's World" episodes that aren't aired enough! Without Elmo, kids will never find out what feet, hats or babies are! Forget Joe Raposo or Jeff Moss. They couldn't possibly match the musical compositions Elmo masterfully performs with such flair and skill in each episode. The deep, diverse lyrics and original melodies are enough to put Raposo's and Moss's works to shame.


    End sarcasm.

    I agree with you 100%, Katzi.

    Have you seen this clip?

  6. Muppetboy09

    Muppetboy09 Well-Known Member

    I made it about 1 minute into the video......:laugh:
  7. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    On the subject of Bean Bunny... I have a problem with Baby Bean in Muppet Babies. The writers clearly didn't like working with him. other than like one good episode, he just came off a depressed version of the character... one who's constantly asserting his cuteness and always happy.
  8. Borples

    Borples Well-Known Member

    I couldn't stand them at the time. Nowadays, I find any scenes where they were paired with Piggy or, especially, Sam amusing. Just because I've got the Muppeteers in mind, and I've always imagined a much milder version of that dynamic between Frank and Dave and Steve. The crotchety old guy being pestered by the goofy pair of youngsters. It's probably way off, but it makes me smile.

    But otherwise, I could live without Andy and Randy.

    I love the Muppaphones, but Marvin Suggs' voice kind of makes my ears bleed. I guess it's supposed to, but I'd rather not have bleeding ears.

    B, I hear you. His voice always irked me, I think because it's a voice meant to sound way too young/not very bright. Which, maybe he is both of those things, but it still grated. However, I got over it at some point. By the time I saw The Gorg Who Would Be King I realized I loved everybody and everything on that show, including Junior. Similarly, I didn't like the Trash Heap at all in the 1st season. But she was always worth having around, if only for Philo and Gunge.
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  9. bandit

    bandit Well-Known Member

    Ah! I love the Trash Heap! I've always found it amusing that this pile of trash dishes out wisdom...plus she has an accent. Hahahaha! You know who else got on my nerves as a kid? Cotterpin! Mostly, I think it was her voice and her thinning hair that got to me. Katheryn Mullen sure does some weird voices sometimes. Rock Hockey Hannah?! (I love to talk like Rock Hockey Hannah to my room mate.)
  10. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    It comes down to overuse. The characters were on way too many skits and doing way too many dumb guy jokes. Anything is funny if done properly, timed well, and used strategically like rations. There are some choice Andy and Randy moments (again, John Goodman episode), but the rest of the time they fell flat.

    Though I will say Roger did a good job writing for them in his comic, and they were a brighter spot in that Cat Cora episode.
  11. Hayley B

    Hayley B Well-Known Member

    I remember seeing one episode. But that was back when Muppet Babies was still on the air and I don't think I was really watching during time. But I remember thinking Bean is so out of place.

    I just watched an episode of him last night from Muppet Babies. "Whose Tale is it, Anyway". I had to see the one with Janice in it. But going by that episode alone. It seem like Muppet Babies turned into the Baby Bean Bunny show alot in that episode.
  12. floyd<3janice

    floyd<3janice Well-Known Member

    ELMO my little brother loves him.
    im glad that he likes the muppets in a way but whhhhhhhhhhhhhyyyyyyyy does he have to like Elmo his voice has always creeped me out.
    Bean bunny seemed useless to me but maybe thats because he's my sister's favourite. but i just don't like him
  13. bandit

    bandit Well-Known Member

    SNUFFY!!! I -hate- Snuffy!
  14. miss kermie

    miss kermie Well-Known Member


    Oh, and I found a few that annoy me.

    • Elmo
    • Spamela
    • Red Fraggle (But, somehow, I still love her...)
    • Big Bird (I think it's the voice.)
  15. JJandJanice

    JJandJanice Well-Known Member

    What? Big Bird annoys you, even though you just got on bandit for not liking Snuffy? :confused:

    Personally I have a love for all Muppet characters, I've even grown to have quite the love for Clifford, though he was overused in Muppets Tonight. But as already mention, Andy and Randy Pig are without a doubt the "Jar Jar Blinks" of the Muppets. I've said that before here and I'll say it again.
  16. HeyButtahfly

    HeyButtahfly Well-Known Member

    The "speech impediment" is exactly why Baby Bear (Beaw, I should say), annoys me so much. I've always found Zoe annoying, too (particularly her laugh). I was 5 or 6 when SS turned "Around the Corner" and there were few (Muppet) characters from that era that I ended up embracing.
  17. Plaid Fraggle

    Plaid Fraggle Well-Known Member

    I completely agree with you on the Gorgs and Trash Heap bit--they had to grow on me. But Philo and Gunge did, too! Though I've found Fraggle Rock to have the highest percentage of likeable characters of all the big JH thingies; I like 'em all.

    My personal dislikes include Rizzo--I don't think anyone's mentioned him yet :shifty: I actually have to distance other Steve Whitmire characters who sound all too similar for me (Wembley, Bean) FROM Rizzo in order to like them. Which is sad because I'm fond of Wembley!

    Others that I think are dumb have been torn apart pretty well already :halo:
  18. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Baby Bear is strange. There's something about him that could have been a Richard character. But a small, bit character or something. He basically became a regular because I think David Rudman needed to get his own regular character on the show.

    But the Sesame Street character (and those who known me on this site know this, but I haven't said it in some time for the newer members)... I just can't stand Elizabeth and Little Murray Sparkles. Well, not the cat. The cat's alright. It's Elizabeth that bugs me. Among other things, it's a less funny version of Humphrey and Ingrid's schtick about Natasha being amazing. Now, something tells me that the inspiration for Humphrey and Ingrid was some parent being annoyed or finding humor in a situation of first time parents being overly amazed that their babies doing things babies do anyway... and that's why they're funny characters. We've all seen that and wanted to laugh, but were to polite.

    Elizabeth is basically two things. A precocious kid (Prairie Dawn) that's obsessed with something unremarkable that something usually does does (Like I said, Humphrey and Ingrid). And here obsession isn't even extreme enough to be funny, like in an Elmyra Duff way. That would have been funny. Instead, it's just boring filler that sucks up time for funny or likable characters.
  19. bandit

    bandit Well-Known Member

    I have to admit that Big Bird is not at the top of my list either. Apparently I adored him as a kid. One of my first words was 'MEEMO' which is apparently BIG BIRD in a baby's attempt at english. In any case, now that I'm older he grates on my nerves. Then again, he is designed to appeal to kids.

    That's what I always loved about Fraggle Rock...They never talked down to kids in that show. I think that's one of the reasons JR stuck out like a sore thumb to be because he was such a box of rocks for brains. But I have to say that even when he's stupid, the writing is still somewhat smart so it's still more tolerable to me than Snuffy or Bigbird or Telly.
    Snuffy is just so droopy. EVERYTHING about him droops and his lines are delivered so laboriously. Give the guy some albuterol, will ya?!
  20. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    The thing about Junior is that he seems like an idiot, but in time he becomes quite smarter than his father. That's somewhere in the last season, and I've only heard about it (didn't get that set yet)... I wonder if that's a TV trope. A dumb character that becomes competent and heroic by the series end... there has to be one, but I don't know what it's called.
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