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Character Autographs?

Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by galagr, Aug 23, 2012.


Which performer would you want an autograph from?

  1. Jim Henson

    16 vote(s)
  2. Frank Oz

    4 vote(s)
  3. Jerry Nelson

    7 vote(s)
  4. Richard Hunt

    2 vote(s)
  5. Dave Goelz

    5 vote(s)
  6. Caroll Spinney

    3 vote(s)
  7. Kevin Clash

    0 vote(s)
  8. Steve Whitmire

    11 vote(s)
  9. Bill Barretta

    2 vote(s)
  10. Other

    2 vote(s)

  1. Hayley B

    Hayley B Well-Known Member

    I went with Frank Oz. For just having Animal on the brain. But a Jim Henson one, would had been very nice too.
  2. LipsGF4Life

    LipsGF4Life Well-Known Member

    I would adore to see a Steve Whitmire autograph with his character, Lips. And one from the Electric Mayhem Members.
    Anyone have one?
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  3. cjd874

    cjd874 Well-Known Member

    I'd like an autograph from either Frank Oz or Caroll Spinney because they are the ones carrying on the SS puppeteer legacy. If I got Frank's autograph, it would be awesome if he could sign as Miss Piggy, Fozzie, Sam, and Animal, too. If I got Caroll's autograph, I hope he'd add Big Bird and Oscar's signatures as well.

    But if all of these puppeteers were alive, first I'd go for Jim (without question), then Frank, Jerry, Caroll, Dave, Richard, Steve, Kevin, & Bill in that order.
  4. BobThePizzaBoy

    BobThePizzaBoy Well-Known Member

    Oh, a Jim Henson autograph no doubt. Especially since Jim wasn't alive in my lifetime to have an autograph from him would be splendid.

    But still the highlight of all my Muppet items:

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  5. matleo

    matleo Well-Known Member

    I have a picture signed by Steve and Lips. Steve was thrilled that anyone remembered the character AND knew his name.
  6. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    I have an autograph from Caroll and Big Bird. :wisdom:
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  7. cjd874

    cjd874 Well-Known Member

    Just putting this out there: I wonder how many Muppeteers were impressed by a fan's knowledge of their Muppet characters. Would Frank be floored if a fan mentioned Marvin Suggs or George the Janitor? Would Jerry have been impressed if someone mentioned Uncle Deadly or Louis Kazagger?
    I never got anything signed by the Muppeteers, although I think I did see Peter Linz and Tyler Bunch perform some Whatnot-like puppets at the Tribeca Film Festival several years ago. But as a kid, I was shyer than Snuffy. So I blew that opportunity.
  8. BobThePizzaBoy

    BobThePizzaBoy Well-Known Member

    When a friend of mine asked David Rudman to sign something as Boo, Rudman was happily surprised though pointed out that he wasn't even sure he ever signed anything as Boo. Though it seems like it's only the main performers who sign as their characters. When I met Louise Gold and Stephanie D'Abruzzo, they didn't sign as Annie Sue and Lulu or anything like that but Dave almost always autographs things as Gonzo as well as himself, Steve I'm sure uses Kermit as a default, Bill typically asks which character to sign as when someone asks him to, I just told him "surprise me" and he signed as Pepe, I'll guess that's a default for him too.
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  9. galagr

    galagr Well-Known Member

    Um, if you don't mind, could you show us? I've been DYING to see what Lip's signature looks like.
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  10. MissMusical12

    MissMusical12 Well-Known Member

    Awesome! Please, do it share it with us!
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  11. LipsGF4Life

    LipsGF4Life Well-Known Member

    I am lucky that we all remember the shy trumpeteer.
    Please do send it to us.
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  12. Zoot the Saxer

    Zoot the Saxer Well-Known Member

    Indeed! During the holidays I met Dave Goelz (best day of my life) and got Gonzo's autograph! :concern: Zoot's my favorite character of his, but Gonzo is pretty amazing, too.
  13. Bridget

    Bridget Well-Known Member

  14. Bridget

    Bridget Well-Known Member

    Why doesn't anyone want an autograph from Kevin Clash?
  15. BobThePizzaBoy

    BobThePizzaBoy Well-Known Member

    Mostly because I already have two autographs from him, but that's just me, I could always use more. :insatiable:

    And another thing about signing in-character, Kevin always signed as Elmo by default, too. If you ran into him now no clue if he would sign as a character or sign anything Henson-related at all.
  16. Bridget

    Bridget Well-Known Member

    Oh. Well, I feel weird.
  17. BobThePizzaBoy

    BobThePizzaBoy Well-Known Member

    You feel weird? Well you'll fit right in here then! :)
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  18. Bridget

    Bridget Well-Known Member

  19. LipsGF4Life

    LipsGF4Life Well-Known Member

    Is Steve Whitmire and Dave Goelz gonna upload their autographs of Lips and Zoot?
    Maybe Louise Gold with Trumpet Girl?
  20. MissMusical12

    MissMusical12 Well-Known Member

    Loiuse Gold never really performed Trumpet Girl. Trumpet Girl had various puppeteers.

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