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Breaking Back In

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction' started by Java, Jul 3, 2006.

  1. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Heh... Lemme answer.
    1LS = One Little Star, my fanfic.
    Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson, have it in my video library. You could contact MuppetLord or Justin Faulknor and talk to them to see if they can make you a copy.
    Haven't gotten TMS Season 1 and I probably won't get Season 2, since I have most of the episodes on VCD from my dealings with Justin who I recommend highly. His schedule might be a bit overtaxed but it doesn't hurt to just ask though.
    If you're looking for classic SS or even good modern SS, then contact Boober_Gorg. You need supply him with blank video cassettes and he'll talk to you about what you're trying to find.

    Haven't gotten FR Season 1, maybe later this year along with Season 2. Concentrating on getting my figure collection back in order with photographing each item, whenever my family and friends can get a fixed schedule to help me out that is.
    And don't forget... There's the Nostalgic Sesame Street boxset to be released on 10/24 of this year.

    Hope this helps.
  2. MarkFraggle

    MarkFraggle New Member

    I second that emotion!

    (do doo do, do doo do)

    Really, Java, another fantastic chapter! Can't wait for the big reunion show!
  3. Java

    Java Active Member

    Baring any complications, it should start to come (notice I said start) tomorrow afternoon because it is very involved.

    Thanks though everyone.
  4. Java

    Java Active Member

    Chapter 14

    Kermit sat on the edge of the stage looking out at the sea of Muppets mingling in the theater following their successful, most complete but not quite, dress rehearsal. Scooter sat beside him, flipping through his clipboard, awaiting the return of Uncle Deadly who was breaking the rules of death to bring them news on one last Muppet.

    “Oh Lydia, oh Lydia, say, have you met Lydia? Lydia The Tattooed Lady,” Kermit sang quietly under his breath as the group started to settle into the seats and still buzzed with their conversation.

    “What’s that boss?” Scooter asked tuning back into the events around him as he finished going over his papers. He was as amused now with Kermit’s song as he was with the time he performed it for the rest of the world.

    “Oh, just reminiscing,” Kermit got to his feet to bring the groups attention forward.

    Red Fraggle saw Kermit and couldn’t keep herself under control. “QUUUUIIIIIEEEETTTT,” her voice belted out instead of Kermit.

    “And I told the man that there was no way I would do...”

    “Janice,” Kermit interrupted sternly to protect the innocent ears of the Sesame Street crew.

    “Now, I want to thank everyone for your cooperation. We are going to knock their socks off tonight. We’ve got just…” Kermit trailed off as Uncle Deadly arrived back in the theater.

    Uncle Deadly swept past the crowd and delivered the piece of paper he was carrying to Kermit.

    “Thank you for doing this for us,” Kermit said as he turned to announce to the group. “All of you will be happy to know that even though communication has been difficult, Count Von Count has received our messages and is on his way. He will be here in time for the show!”

    A resounding cheer went out across the auditorium, loudest heard from the where Big Bird, Grover, Elmo, Oscar and all the other Sesame Street Muppets were sitting.

    Kermit let the group settle down again and continued.

    “We have only eight hours left to show time and unfortunately, even though we are doing a much longer show than usual,”

    “Oh, the torture” cried the hecklers from the balcony.

    “As if the movies weren’t bad enough, we have to sit through this for three hours!”

    Kermit smiled and continued, “Not everyone can be in all parts of the show. For that reason Scooter has made assignments for everyone until our grand finale.”

    “Right,” Scooter took over the reigns, “Listen up. These are the assignments…”

    Kermit let Scooter have the meeting as he slipped backstage where Beauregard and George were debating which mopping method was the best. The core group that had always been visible were now making their way out of the meeting, sure of their status on stage. Amber hid quietly under the stairs, unsure of how to deal with the sudden bout of stage fright that was setting in.

    “Amber, how are you holding up here?”

    “Oh, fine. I just think my heart is going to come out of my throat and take me hostage.”

    “It’s stage fright and all of the best performers have always told me that it means you’re going to do a good job.”

    “Grandma told me the same thing.”

    “You’ll do fine. After all, you just need one person to believe in you and there are so many more than that here. You’ve helped us break back into the public eye.”

    Amber smiled weakly and nodded. Kermit gave her a hug and walked away to check on the rest of the crew. Sometimes you could only work out your nerves on your own.

    The rest of the afternoon passed by in a flurry of fur, feathers, hair, and cloth. Props were placed and lost at least fifteen times. The floors were mopped and the curtains cleaned, the doors sparkled and the smell of popcorn started to fill the lobby. The Count arrived just before the theater opened and the cheers could be heard by the people waiting to buy their tickets.

    Before they knew it Kermit was calling places for the opening and the familiar drum roll started from Animal's drum.
  5. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Can I just say... Hugggggggs!!
    Thank you Java... To know that old phantom got a bit of a break to go and deliver...
    And then to arrive just in time...

    Oh, is that fresh popcorn I smell? Sorry, get distracted some times.
    Amber being comforted by Kermit about her newfound stage fright...
    Janice's line and Kermit interrupting...
    The promise of everybody in the grand finale...
    Red shouting for all to be quiet...

    And then to finally arrive just in time before the familiar drumroll starts up...
    Hugs to you Java, and thanks for the story.
  6. TogetherAgain

    TogetherAgain Well-Known Member

    WHAT? You leave me at the DRUM ROLL? You can't leave me at the drum roll! If you leave me at the drum roll I'lll squeal and jump up and down and not be able to control myself and- ah, it's too late...

    So exciting to see everyone Together Again! (Oh here I go singing...) I really love this and-

    MORE PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  7. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Another thing... Really liked the little cameo backstage between Beauregard and George the Janitor.
    Nice to see you're paying attention to the history and cast of the Muppets.

    More soon, please!
  8. redBoobergurl

    redBoobergurl Well-Known Member

    Yea!!! The Count is on the way!!! The show is starting soon!!! I'm excited, can you tell??? :)
  9. MarkFraggle

    MarkFraggle New Member

    Ooooh, hooray for The Count! I love the secret message communications, very fun. And good use of Red.

    Can't wait for the shooooow!
  10. Java

    Java Active Member

    Oh, thank you Ed! and Lisa! and Beth! and Mark!

    I'm so glad you all enjoyed that last chapter.

    I'm getting into the show now, but it can take awhile to write a show in the magnitude of this one so I wanted to ask. Do you want the show to be posted in pieces as I get it tangible or would you rather wait and have it all together when I have it complete?

    (Although I think I know the answer to this.)
  11. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Well... My vote is to have it in pieces. More managable that way, plus it adds a bigger chunk to the story with greater chapters overall.
  12. redBoobergurl

    redBoobergurl Well-Known Member

    I agree with Ed!
  13. Java

    Java Active Member

    That's what I thought you all would say. So my next post will be the begining of the show.

    I do want to add a special note of thanks to Tiny_Dancer from the Sesame Street Lyrics Archive because it is so instrumental to most of the Sesame Street numbers that I am using.
  14. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Did someone say Tiny Dancer?!! Yes, I've got the Original SS Lyrics Archive (OSSLA) in my favorite websites...
    Diana, known as JaniceFerSure or Lady Songbird, was the first one to hook me into that site. And it's proved quite useful for when I need to look up something for my Muppet Listings' research.

    OK, enough muffining... Post away! Please! Soon?
  15. Java

    Java Active Member

    Chapter 15

    Kermit took a breath and opened up the O in the sign and announced “It’s the Muppet Show with our very special guest stars: the Muppets from Sesame Street and Fraggle Rock. Yaaaayyy!”

    The sign slid up into the air as the red curtain behind it parted and those not serving concessions or doing the other odd jobs performed their choreography perfectly while singing:

    “It's time to play the music,
    It's time to light the lights,
    It's time to meet the Muppets on the Muppet Show tonight,”

    “It's time to put on makeup,
    It's time to dress up right,
    It's time to raise the curtain on the Muppet Show tonight,”

    Statler and Waldorf had agreed, no, had insisted that they take their usual spot in the theme song as well. The audience turned in shock as their voices reverberated from the balcony.

    “Why do we always come here?
    I guess we'll never know
    It's like a kind of torture
    To have to watch the show”

    “And now lets get things started”

    “Why don't you get things started,” Statler and Waldorf called for the audience to realize this was their part in the song.

    “It's time to get things started
    On the most sensational, inspirational, celebrational, Muppetational, this is what we call the Muppet Show!”

    The logo slid down over the arches from the ceiling with Gonzo poised with the trumpet, determined to blow the final note correctly this time. He gently pursed his lips and blew with enthusiasm into the trumpet. Along with the proper note a shower of confetti rained down upon the audience in celebration. Gonzo smiled and laughed triumphantly as the curtain closed on them to set the stage for the first act and Kermit to address the audience.

    “Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen and Welcome to the Muppet Show! We have got a wonderful reunion show for you tonight and you are in for a special treat because not only are we giving you three hours of Muppets, our friends from Sesame Street and Fraggle Rock that you’ve been watching this week on our station KMUP, have come to join us.”

    Kermit waited for the applause from the sold out house to die down before continuing.

    “I want to thank all of the grandparents here in the room and at home for keeping the spirit of our founder Jim Henson alive in the times of trouble that we are now past and without further ado I give you Mahna Mahna for the next generations to enjoy!”

    Kermit slid off the stage as the curtain opened to reveal Mahna Mahna himself with his friends the Snowths.

    “Mahna, mahna.”

    “Do, do, do, do, do”

    The Snowths and Mahna Mahna continued to scat as Kermit stood at his desk backstage amidst the chaos that was the show.

    “Oh, I don’t know why she won’t let me alter this old dress. She’s going to bust out of it during the number” Hilda complained as she hurried towards Miss Piggy’s dressing room.

    Mahna Mahna made his way backstage to exit as Kermit called for the next number to get ready.

    “I’ll never be able to get to sleep tonight,” complained Waldorf as the number came to a close.

    “Why’s that?” Statler asked.

    “I’ve been trying to get that song out of my head since the last time!”

    “Doh, ho, ho,” they collapsed against each other in fits of laughter as Kermit came back out onto the stage.

    “Now I’d like to introduce you to just one of our many guest stars of the evening, The Count and his friend bats!”

    The curtain pulled back to reveal a castle drawing room with many bats lounging around the rooms as bats do.

    “In old Transylvania, when I was a lad
    Our castle was poor, but we never were sad
    We learned to be happy!
    We’d dance ‘round the hall
    And learning to count was the key to it all
    By counting each count, I knew just where to start
    And one special step has stayed close to my heart”

    The Count began to waltz passionately around the room.

    “One, two, three, spread out the cape
    One, two, three, twirl ‘round the floor
    One, two, three, left foot you swing
    One, two, three, then start to sing
    One, two, three, loud as you please!
    One, two, three, counting with ease!
    One, two, three, doing the batty bat! “

    The bats that were lounging now started to sway back and forth with the beat and opened their eyes to chime in “Batty, batty bat; batty bat; batty bat; batty bat!”

    “One, two, three, count!”

    “Batty, batty bat; batty bat; batty bat; batty bat!”

    “One, two, three, count!”

    “Batty, batty bat; batty bat; batty bat; batty bat!”

    “One, two, three, count!
    Won’t you dance with me, doing the batty bat?”

    The Count paused in the song to reminisce, “Ah, my happy childhood in the Carpathian mountains! How well I remember!”

    “So now, in my own castle, I can enjoy
    This wonderful dance that I learned as a boy
    I see just how wise was my whole family
    They taught me to count, and so now look at me!
    I’m counting and dancing, and I swear that it’s true ...
    If you do the same, you will be happy, too!”

    “Come! We try again!”

    Now small children left their seats to dance in the aisles like the Count.

    “One, two, three, spread out the cape
    One, two, three, twirl ‘round the floor
    One, two, three, left foot you swing
    One, two, three, then start to sing
    One, two, three, loud as you please!
    One, two, three, counting with ease!
    One, two, three, doing the batty bat!”

    “Batty, batty bat; batty bat; batty bat; batty bat!”

    “One, two, three, count!”

    “Batty, batty bat; batty bat; batty bat; batty bat!”

    “One, two, three, count!”

    “Batty, batty bat; batty bat; batty bat; batty bat!”

    “One, two, three, count!
    Won’t you dance with me, doing the batty bat?
    Won’t you dance with me, doing the batty bat?”

    “Ha, ha, ha” the Count laughed with pleasure at the end and as the Electric Mayhem and Clifford working the lights expertly recreated the lightning that would have accompanied the end of the song on Sesame Street.

    The curtain closed around him and Kermit looked out carefully to see some small children returning to their seats from dancing in the aisles. With such a large crew backstage it took much less time than usual to change the stage to the Pigs in Space set and soon Link Hogthrob was regaling the audience with the latest predicament of the crew.

    As Miss Piggy came off stage still fuming from the skit, the sets changed quickly again to reveal Muppet labs and Bunsen putting Beaker through his paces with their latest invention - edible cellular phones.

    Kermit laughed to himself as Beaker came off stage breathing fire and vibrating then headed out front to introduce the next guest stars.
  16. Java

    Java Active Member

    You zifled me!
  17. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    Wocka wocka wocka! Ryan Bear here to read your fics both old and rare! Wocka wocka wock!

    ...Anyway...LOVE IT JAVA!! This is so amazing! I love all of the Muppets coming in, dancing in, and whatever other mode of locomotion they use! I love it!! I think my favorite part was the scene at KMUP with Cliff and Digit, it's great to see Digit in the action again!

    So keep up the good work! And post more soon! :)

    EDIT: Doh! Count reminded me...HILDA!! YOU USED HILDA! OH HILDA MY LOVE, YOU'RE A STAR!! *swoons*
  18. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Digit: Everybody dance now... You've got the notion...

    Oh Java, how I hug this latest chapter.
    Yes, a song close to my heart, though there are others from my namesake there as well.

    Does me good to know the classics are still living on for the next generation.
    Mahna Mahna and the Snowths... Good.
    Hilda backstage, thought Ryan would swoon over her... Guess it's Mildred instead.
    And then... Oh, what more can I say!

    The Batty Bat! Yaey!
    One little thing I noticed, you copied the lyrics from OSSLA, something I've done myself as well.
    However, you should know what it is you're copying as there are some small inconsistencies from time to time. For instance, in the chorus sung by the bats I believe it's "Batty, batty, bat" sung completely three times before the Count's line. The bats also sort of giggle with a little glee at timed intervals during the Count's last line.
    Other than that, it vas vonderful and I hope the next part gets posted soon.
  19. redBoobergurl

    redBoobergurl Well-Known Member

    Great beginning! I love Mahna Mahna! And the Batty Bat was a good choice too! I'm looking forward to seeing more of this reunion show!
  20. christyb

    christyb New Member

    Wonderful! I'm loving opening night. *hurries out of the thread before I'm caught reading instead of updating*


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