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Behind the Scenes of "The Muppet Movie"

Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by Was Once Ernie, Jun 24, 2005.

  1. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Active Member

    I love pics like this. That's awesome!

    Good article on ya, bud. So, now we don't have to be SOOO quiet about you? Also, I showed the Davey Simpson, Muley video again. Folks love that soo much. I would really like to see Davey doing more, Earl. He's a great character and has a great personality.
  2. BEAR

    BEAR Active Member

    Interesting. I didn't think I was wrong. It's just so odd to see the Twiddlebugs with all the other Muppets and being the same exact size no less.

    By the way, that is an awesome picture. It looks like the Muppets are all waiting for instruction from Frank Oz. Can't even see the puppeteers.
  3. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I noticed Mama tweedlebug in there and thought it was weird that she was the same height as the other muppets.
  4. Barry Lee

    Barry Lee Active Member

    this is one great thread.
  5. Barry Lee

    Barry Lee Active Member

    Well all they did with the Twiddle bug skits was make the sets bigger the Twiddlebugs were the same size as regular muppets.
  6. BEAR

    BEAR Active Member

    We know, Barry. We are just not used to seeing the Twiddlebug next to every other Muppet and be the same size. It kinda throws you off a bit. Good thing it is so subtle that most people wouldn't notice it. It could ruin the illusion of the Twiddlebugs.
  7. Muppetfreak

    Muppetfreak Member

    i just read this too. Very cool!
  8. unclematt

    unclematt Active Member

    This by far the best trhread I have ever belonged to. I love this thread and I love Muppet Central.
  9. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Active Member

    This thread is based on what MC has always been about.

    That, and Earl is too cool for school!
  10. unclematt

    unclematt Active Member

    I agree Kevin and that is why I fell in love with this site from day one.
  11. rumtar_10165

    rumtar_10165 New Member

    I have a story for you all. back in 2000 I got hold of my first pc.
    (kinda late.) And I, being a fan of the muppets found this site.
    Instantly I got hooked. To Muppet Central, Thanks for keeping the magic alive.:) MUPPET CENTRAL ROCKS
  12. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Do you know if Ernie has a body underneath his clothing? I know that he does in sceens where he doesn't wear a shirt (like when he is in the bathtub), but does he always have a body, or does he just have a head and hands attached to his shirt?

    By the way, when the recent Tom & Jerry DVD came out in stores, I looked at the packaging, since you mentioned that you did commentary, and noticed that it mentioned that it had commentary by "animation writer earl kress" and somebody from Mad-TV (I think it was a womans name), and I figured that you were Earl Kress (since I didn't think you would be a cast member of Mad-TV). I was right.

    Also, when the behind-the-scenes pictures were shown, I was looking at the area where I knew Ernie was at and guessed which one you were, and it turns out I was right.

    Scarry, huh?
  13. BEAR

    BEAR Active Member


    I have seen full body shots of Ernie before. Probably not very common, but I've seen it. The final of Elmopalooza shows some of the characters in full body form (Ernie, Bert, Count, Prairie, Grover...). Sometimes he is in full body in cast photos too.
  14. Was Once Ernie

    Was Once Ernie New Member

    He does have a body underneath his shirt. Look at this picture again:

    Ernie's Body

    You can see that he has form. If he was just a head and hands, the shirt would be flat. Also, I think BEAR misunderstood the question you were asking. In the picture, you can clearly see the bottom of the Ernie puppet. He ends at the bottom of his shirt. There is also a solid form that keeps the body foam in shape under him. It has a hole cut in the middle of it for the puppeteer's hand to go through. What BEAR was referring to was the photo puppet Ernie that has legs as well.

    Hope this answered your question!

    :p
  15. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I wasn't talking about full-body shots. I've seen full body shots of him. other times when his whole body was seen were in the songs The Insects In Your neighborhood, I Don't Want To Live On The Moon, and best Friends Blues. I think his legs were also seen in The Street We Live On.

    Was Once Ernie did answer my question. I was referring to if he had a body underneath his shirt.
  16. BEAR

    BEAR Active Member


    Oh, I see! Okay, sorry. You mean does he have a body underneath his shirt? Er...umm...or if he took off his shirt, would there be orange Ernie skin for us all to feast our eyes on. Gotcha! :p
  17. MuppetDude

    MuppetDude Active Member

    Yep; in one sketch he pulls the neck of his shirt down, and we can see his orange skin, so apparently the orange body (used for scenes in the bathtub) is always with the puppet.
  18. unclematt

    unclematt Active Member

    This is the best thread ever. Sorry just had to say that. I must have read it like 8 times.
  19. Was Once Ernie

    Was Once Ernie New Member

    Thanks, unclematt! You just made my day! :)

    :p
  20. Kimp the Shrimp

    Kimp the Shrimp Active Member

    i watched my muppet movie Dvd tonight its cool to think you where there


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