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Best TMS opening number

Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by Barry Lee, Jan 22, 2003.

  1. Barry Lee

    Barry Lee Well-Known Member

    My favirotes are...
    .Star Wars
    .Rudoplh Nereyve
    see you next time on PIGS IN SPAAAAACE!!!!
  2. Daffyfan4ever

    Daffyfan4ever Well-Known Member


    Let's see. I really liked that "Pig Calypaso" number from the Bob Hope episode. The "Lonely Goat" song from the Julie Andrews episode and "Crocodile Rock" from the Elton John episode were great too. There was also "Strabrough Fair" from the Paul Simon episode. The opening numbers always seem to be the best when they star either the show's guest star or Miss Piggy.
  3. Skeeter Muppet

    Skeeter Muppet Well-Known Member

    My favorites:

    • Juliet Prowse: Mahna Mahna
    • Mark Hammill/Star Wars: Rama Lama Ding-Dong (I swear, the shepherd Muppet looked like Richard)
    • Mummenschanz: Mr. Bassman
    • Alice Cooper: Welcome to my Nightmare
    • Vincent Price: (I've Got You) Under My Skin
    • Madeline Kahn: Happy Feet (Can the frog tap-dance?)
    • Gilda Radner: Lullabye of Broadway
    • Harry Belafonte: Day-O (The Bannana Boat Song)
    • Victor Borge: Macho Man
    • Dudley Moore: She Loves You (performed by the Bug Band)
    • Linda Carter: With a Little Help from My Friends
    • Roger Moore: In the Navy (Viking Pigs!)

  4. The Flying Sheep

    The Flying Sheep Well-Known Member

    I agree thouse are some off my favs too! I add to that list by saying:

    Another Opening Another Show- Mac Davis
    Quanto La Gusta- George Burns
    Hawian pigs: Sly
    Blue Bayuo- Linda Ronstant
    A Gypsy's Villion- Peter Sellers
    Puppetman- Senor Wences
    Blue Skys; Roy Rogers
    Macho Man- Victor Borge
  5. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Rama Lama Ding-Dong wins hands down.

    Or do I mean hands up?

    What ever, my favorite is Rama Lama Ding-Dong. (On a side note does anyone know where I can get a .wav of this, or a .mp3)
    SkeetScootSquat likes this.
  6. Billy's Girl

    Billy's Girl Well-Known Member

    It has got to be Miss Piggy in leather, singing 'I get around' on a moterbike.

    It is a very clever scene - and she looks so good in leather!!!
  7. Daffyfan4ever

    Daffyfan4ever Well-Known Member


    That's right. How could I have forgotten "Mahna Mahna?" I know I don't have that one on video, but I have heard it and it is a very popular one. By the way, Beau, in answer to your question, I don't know if they have wav files of that "Rama Lama Ding Dong Song," but it is in volume 2 of the Timelife videos. So that's where you can find it. I hope this info helps.
  8. Barry Lee

    Barry Lee Well-Known Member

    I also like Mahna Mahna
    and will you play my Pigs in Space script game? also look at TMS outline on jim carrey and ss outline when the the muppets visit?????
  9. CousinLuke

    CousinLuke Well-Known Member

    Mahna Mahna. It is the best muppet show opening ever. Don't love the Star Wars episode opening number because it took away from time when they could have shown off the talents of Mark or the Gershwin Gargeler (or both). Or they could have done some routine where they tried to trick Luke into doing an act.
  10. Daffyfan4ever

    Daffyfan4ever Well-Known Member


    I agree. Tricking someone into performing worked with Gene Kelly. Maybe the Star Wars cast wasn't as gullible.

    I'm sorry, Barry. I don't quite understand your game. I mean, you did a good job with it and all, it's just that I'm not sure what to do. I'd feel better about it if more people would participate.
  11. Thijs

    Thijs Well-Known Member

    Phew, that`s a hard one. To know what`s the best one, I should watch them all on a row. I recently saw the Belafonte episode for the first time. Day-o is terrific!
  12. Gorgon Heap

    Gorgon Heap Well-Known Member

    In addition to the ones already said:

    Joel Grey- "Comedy Tonight"
    Rita Moreno- "Apache Dance"
    Paul Williams- "All of Me"
    Lena Horne- "Ragg Mopp"
    Bruce Forsyth- "In a Little Spanish Town" (a personal favorite)
    Sandy Duncan- "A Nice Girl Like Me" (what an opening!)
    Ethel Merman- "Java" (this one's just fun)
    Don Knotts- "Sweet Gingerbread Man" (perhaps my earliest memory of TMS)
    Rich Little- "Chanson D'Amour" (great way to begin)
    Lou Rawls- "Groovy People" (nice energetic opening)
    Jaye P. Morgan- "Tweedily Dee" (I don't know why, this opening is just nifty)
    Roy Clark- "Rocky Top" (sets the mood well)
    Jean Stapleton- "Tico Tico" (sets the mood even better)
    Helen Reddy- "Stayin' Alive" (again, mood)
    Spike Milligan- "Oklahoma" (colorful, energetic, fun, and just plain amusing)
    John Denver- "Why Can't We Be Friends?" (good large-scale number with a look and feel that ushers in the new season quite nicely)
    Shields & Yarnell- "Take a Chance on Me" (just a good #)
    Phyllis George- "Yes, We Have No Bananas (Swedish version)" (different, but in a good way)
    Christopher Reeve- "Disco Frog" (classic)
    Alan Arkin- "Devil Went Down to Georgia" (cool)
    Diana Ross- "I Go To Rio" (another personal favorite)
    Loretta Swit- "There Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens" (mood, ushers in the new season)
    Tony Randall- "Yakety Yak" (a lot of fun)
    Melissa Manchester- "Tumbling Tumbleweeds" (freakin' awesome how they did that)
    Gladys Knight- "Night and Day" (very good, adds spice of variety to the episode)

    David "Gorgon Heap" Ebersole
  13. Skeeter Muppet

    Skeeter Muppet Well-Known Member

    If you ever find it, Bo, let me know! I want it for my Muppet .mp3 collection too!

  14. camilla

    camilla Well-Known Member

    Yes yes yes. Fozzy and Beaudegard were ganrastic in it.
    That so craked me up

  15. Stryder Wolfe

    Stryder Wolfe Well-Known Member

    Re: Reply

    just BTW, that's "Scarborough Fair" (says the resident of Scarborough, although not the one from the song ;))
  16. The Flying Sheep

    The Flying Sheep Well-Known Member

    Other than the ones metioned:

    Someone Just Like You (Raqueal Welch) (Whoa!)
    The Bar Fight (Rita Mareno) Marano's hysterical without saying a word, and the dancer in the human suit (Maybe Dave? It was his voice screaming) is incredible
    Java (Ethel Merman) I first saw it when Kermit hosted The Tonight show. It's a muppet classic. I wonder who did the slinkys ( I allways though Jim and Frank, because it's such an old classic.)
    I Fell pretty (Charles Aznuvour) Abosoluty hysterical.
    The Garbage Can-can (Steve Martin0 I love the puppetry work.
    Minute In G by the ELctric MAyhem (Nuryev) Just wacky.
    Pgi Calypso (Bob Hope) very funny, and Kermit-beating's always good for a laugh )That's why the Kenny ROger eps. is one of my favs.)
    Day Of Rest (Liberace)- Love Piggy's performance.
    Aquarius( Danny Kaye) Just for it's plain zanyness.
    The Cavort (Lynn Redgrave) Pure muppet madness.
    Hold the Tiger (Johnathan Winters) Weird.
    Tempataion (James Coburn) Love Animal in this one. I miss Frank.
    ME And Gargolye (Debby Harry) Just cool.
  17. foofoocakes

    foofoocakes Well-Known Member

    Nicely pillaged-KTF

    I can't believe no one has mentioned "In the Navy" with the pigs. I love that one!
  18. Skeeter Muppet

    Skeeter Muppet Well-Known Member

    Re: Nicely pillaged-KTF

    I mentioned it. It was on my list - in fact, it was the last entry on my list.

  19. Daffyfan4ever

    Daffyfan4ever Well-Known Member


    Yeah, that one was good. I don't have that episode, but they show clips of that one in the Brian Henson intros. It would be nice to hear the whole song.
  20. Barry Lee

    Barry Lee Well-Known Member

    Oh yeah! deffenently raquel welche's apperane that was just HOT!

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