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Baby Bean

Discussion in 'Muppet Babies' started by Drtooth, Oct 12, 2007.

  1. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Am I the only one that thinks that this character really didn't seem to fit in? Not so much in a writing "they didn't need the character" way. I mean, in the show itself, it looks like he's doing his own thing, and he really has no chemestry with most of the characters.

    I also get the impression he's much more depressed than the real Bean. i don't know why.

    But as the writing aspect kicks in... looking at episodes like "sing a song of Superheroes" it looks like the writers just didn't know what to do with him half the time. Pasting him in as a Fifth ninja Turtle?
  2. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I guess Henson must have really wanted Bean to be a main character, outside of The Jim Henson Hour. Bean would also appear in Here Come the Muppets, while Rowlf (except for as a puppet in the pre-show) and Scooter didn't. It would have been cool if the show added baby versions of Digit (though I wonder if Digit could have been a baby, since he was an android), Leon, and Lindberg.
  3. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    I liked Bean Bunny on Muppet Babies, he was cute (hehe) in himself. But he was the classic "jumped the shark" character.
  4. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets New Member

    Yeah, I think Kim wanted Steve to have more primary characters at the time.
  5. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I love the character of Bean Bunny in other Muppet Projects. And as someone posted on another thread, it was because they wanted a new character, and one of the kids of the network exec didn't like Baby Bunsen or Beaker.....

    (WERE THEY MAD? Bunsen :confused: and Beaker :eek: are always welcome in every Muppet media).

    I would have to see more episodes featuring Bean to really make a judgemen. But it's like the writers didn't know what do do with him, or even knew who he was. Instead of making him semi-Grover-esque self cute obsessed character he was, they made him depressd and totally out of it.

    But that's to say he doesn't have his moments. In Muppet Babies: the Next Generation, the character was really funny, and totally fit in to the story. Even getting involved in a small subplot where Scooter and Skeeter were having a fight over the Endor fantasy.

    And I loved the line: "It's things like that that effect some bunnies perminantly"
  6. JJandJanice

    JJandJanice Active Member

    It's funny cause now the writers of most Henson projects don't like Bean at all.

    To be honset I was never really a big fan of the character myself.

    Plus it seem odd to have him in "Muppet Babies" while it seem like he was a little kid himself in the "grown up" Muppets.


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