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Bring back the Muppet Show!

Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by LeahXZoot4Evur, Jul 7, 2012.

  1. LeahXZoot4Evur

    LeahXZoot4Evur Well-Known Member

    I just pray that it will come back. Maybe more lines for the Muppets who don't talk much.
  2. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    I'd love for the Muppet show to come back as well but more then that I want Disney to release seasons 4 & 5 of the original Muppet show!! ><
  3. LeahXZoot4Evur

    LeahXZoot4Evur Well-Known Member

    I don't have the 5 seasons of the Muppet Show on DVD. I see them on youtube.
    Zoot Fan 1981 likes this.
  4. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Nobody has seasons 4 & 5 on DVD. Neither are out due to copyright reasons with songs. And yeah you can watch them on YouTube but its not the same as watching them in high quality on your tv screen.
    muppetfan24/7 and CaseytheMuppet like this.
  5. LeahXZoot4Evur

    LeahXZoot4Evur Well-Known Member

    I need seasons 1 2 3 4 and 5.
  6. LeahXZoot4Evur

    LeahXZoot4Evur Well-Known Member

    Plus the rest of the Mupppet movies.

    All I have is Muppets in Space, The Muppets, and the Muppet movie
  7. Zoot Fan 1981

    Zoot Fan 1981 Active Member

    The Muppet show should be brought back definitely.
    MuppetLuver2000 likes this.
  8. LeahXZoot4Evur

    LeahXZoot4Evur Well-Known Member

    Good news, only have Season 1.
  9. mupcollector1

    mupcollector1 Well-Known Member

    I would love it for The Muppet Show to come back in reruns and even a new Muppet TV series that had the same wonderful quality as Muppets Tonight and even MuppeTelevision from The Jim Henson Hour. But just reviving The Muppet Show for a 6th Season, part of me feels uncomfortable for so many reasons. In my opinion and mine alone The Muppet Show was Jim's show, as well as the original crew around him that most of them aren't with us anymore or they are off doing other things outside The Muppets. But if there was a new version of The Muppet Show like Muppets Tonight and Brain Henson was in charge of it, It would be just great. I'd love that, even with Frank Oz being consultant again. :) I grew up watching The Muppet Show when it aired on Nickelodeon in the 90s and when Muppets Tonight came out on both ABC and then Disney Channel at the time, I'm proud to say that I was there when it originally aired. As a kid, I didn't know that The Muppet Show was reruns, I didn't even though it was made and ended before I was born. Which is one of the great aspects of them is that they are timeless. Even with thier style of comedy and Rock Music, some may tell me to stop living in Nostalgia, get on with the times. But I've been a person who's been interested in Old School entertainment. Even though there are fans here that are really enjoying what Disney has been doing with the current projects and that's okay with me, we all have the right to our opinion even If I don't really care for the current stuff myself. There's many reasons why were fans, we love the different aspects of The Muppets which is a very beautiful thing. For me, my favorite aspect of The Muppets besides it's wonderful unique puppetry style created for the television medium is their wild irreverent anarchy humor and rock music. Perhaps there's people who could at the old days of Monsters and Explosions as just a piece of history, a product of it's time. All I can say is call me Crazy Harry. lol Even the bad puns where campy funny. I remember there was on episode where Robin walked up to his Uncle Kermit saying how there's a play for little frogs, "Low and Green". Suddenly he has does this goofy comedic movement with his elbows and Kermit says "Robin, your as bad as they (other animal Muppets making bad jokes) are, now get out of here!". It's hard to describe the original writing style which as an old school fan as myself really truely misses. I've gotten negative responses regarding my opinions that to me it's just not the same. But again, I resprect everyone's opinions even if they disagree with me and vise versa. I feel if we are here enjoy The Muppets we all love in one way or another, that's all that matters. :)

    So again, I don't think a revival would be a good idea but a new Muppet series would. I still hope if it ever happens again, I would love it to be just as wild as Muppets Tonight was. :)
  10. Zoot Fan 1981

    Zoot Fan 1981 Active Member

    No revival. . . The original show should be brought back!
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  11. mupcollector1

    mupcollector1 Well-Known Member

    Yeah in reruns. You know what amazes me is I discovered The Muppet Show when it reran on Nickelodeon. I notice more and more there are young fans out there and perhaps they discovered The Muppet Show characters through the new movie or perhaps another way. It makes me wonder how the new generation of Muppet fans discover The Muppets? Especially how rental video stores only exist through the internet now a days.
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  12. JimAndFrank

    JimAndFrank Well-Known Member

    I agree that the original series should be brought back to television, purely for the sake of seeing how popular it is after all these years. If there was to be a new season of the show, it'd be treading a very fine line and if it was too new or too repetitive, I doubt it would last long. However, I can easily imagine an episode with Hugh Jackman or Ellen Degeneres. There would be so much to explore and offer as entertainment.
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  13. mupcollector1

    mupcollector1 Well-Known Member

    I strongly feel that if a new Muppet series were to come out, I would just love it to see that classic irreverent anarchy Muppet formula comedy again. Some might feel that it's too old hat, and tiresome to see the antics of bad campy puns, cartoon violent slapstick, monsters eating other characters, wild silliness, random explosions, and weird and strangeness that doesn't make a whole lot of sense. But that's my favorite thing about The Muppets. To me it's like The Three Stooges need their slapstick and Looney Tunes needs their cartoon violence and explosives.
    Though the other half of The Muppets which Disney's doing a great job with is showing that even though the main characters are quite dysfunctional, highlighting the sweetness of them all caring about each other as the little family they are. A great aspect that was in The Muppet Show and The Movies, it's great to see that still because it's truly the positive spirit of The Muppets. But in my opinion I feel the humor has been tone down.
  14. LeahXZoot4Evur

    LeahXZoot4Evur Well-Known Member

    I just hope that if the show does come back, Lips can get his own solo and him and Trumpet Girl can be featured.
    MuppetLuver2000 likes this.
  15. Mister Muppet

    Mister Muppet Well-Known Member

    I think a new Muppet show would be a good idea, and I think it would be cool for them to show reruns of The Muppet Show
  16. Kermoot

    Kermoot New Member

    If we can't get seasons 4 and 5 on DVD what makes you think it's gonna be on tv people?
  17. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Agreed. I'm sure there's probably some loophole for the music rights on TV show reruns (though DIC's cartoons kinda prove that to not be true... reruns of Mario cartoons and Captain N have their respective songs crudely edited out).

    But the biggest problem is where the heck are they going to put it?
  18. mupcollector1

    mupcollector1 Well-Known Member

    Well I won't loose hope just yet. I think if Disney seen how much support from fans there is, the more chance it'll be released. Kind of like how there was a petition for Fraggle Rock to be on DVD from fans awhile back. And also since the show used copyrighted music and at the time no one ever thought releasing full seasons of TV shows for home video use was possible. So the contracts in terms of licensing the songs were different. Today someone can use music and the contracts would state distribution on a home video release but back then the idea of having TV shows which someone can watch anytime they want wasn't available yet. That's usually the complications with older shows. I remember when Disney released Season 1 and it was edited, I think they want to make sure that won't happen again with the other seasons.
  19. mupcollector1

    mupcollector1 Well-Known Member

    Funny you mentioned that, I have a friend who's a huge Mario fan and he showed that aspect to me a few weeks ago. Plus he's extremely excited that Inspector Gadget is coming out on DVD.
  20. mupcollector1

    mupcollector1 Well-Known Member

    Definitely, I remember when the reruns ended on Nickelodeon and it was just Muppet Babies. Though it was a good thing Muppets Tonight came on shortly after. I don't have cable anymore but it would be awesome if they were to repete on TV Land or something like that. :)

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