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Defunctland TV is dedicating the entire month of April 2019 to JIM HENSON....

Discussion in 'Henson People' started by mbmfrog, Apr 4, 2019.

  1. mbmfrog

    mbmfrog Well-Known Member

    Apparently the Defunctland TV spin-off is dedicating the entire month of April to JIM HENSON and his history. Honestly, here's the trailer to this epic 6 parter as its being called:

    As fan of Jim and his work: What do you think of this ?:)
  2. BlakeConor14

    BlakeConor14 Well-Known Member


  3. Cookie3001

    Cookie3001 Well-Known Member

    That's so cool, the Wubbulous World of Dr Seuss history was a nice surprise but this is an even better surprise
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  4. Blue Frackle

    Blue Frackle Well-Known Member

    This is amazing news. Defunctland is awesome.
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  5. Flaky Pudding

    Flaky Pudding Well-Known Member

    I can't believe the awesome news I'm hearing right now.

    I'm a HUGE Defunctland fan and I'm so happy that they are dedicating an entire month to my all time favorite creative individual, the man who created a large portion of the characters I grew up loving and through his use of highly intelligent writing, still enjoy just as much (if not more) to this day.
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  6. mbmfrog

    mbmfrog Well-Known Member

    It begins with Sam and Friends:
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  7. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Am I the only one who can't get into the host?
  8. BlakeConor14

    BlakeConor14 Well-Known Member

    Leave Kevin alone!
  9. Cookie3001

    Cookie3001 Well-Known Member

    I like how they used those puppets at the beginning of the video
  10. datman24

    datman24 Well-Known Member

    I don’t have any issues with him. What aspects of his hosting skills are you not into?
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  11. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    My bad, sorry I had an opinion.

    Something about his delivery isn't working for me. He's talking about silly puppet shows but sounds like he's reading a class assignment; there's not enough personality coming through.
  12. datman24

    datman24 Well-Known Member

    I understand. I find his presentation quite engaging and enjoyable. It may not be for everyone, but at least he does his research when making these kinds of his videos. Your description of how you feel about him sounds more like Saberspark. Now, I don't find find his videos to be terrible, but they aren't great, either. A lot of his videos sounds like he's reiterating whatever he finds off of Wikipedia or what the general online community says about whatever he is talking about. Sometimes, he just misses key points in some of his videos. Personally, I find Defunctland to be an overall good channel, but if you're looking for a great channel who also does these types of videos, might I recommend Pop Arena and his continuing series of Nick Knacks' videos where he delves into every show that ever aired on Nickelodeon (which means he will be doing The Muppet Show at some point in the distant future). He might not have the large subscriber count that Defunctland has, but he does makes top-notch quality videos that I find much superior to Defunctland. Check him out yourself, and if it's still not to your liking, at least I tried.
  13. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    You should be! Bad, Oscarfan.
    *takes away Shane's muffins
  14. Blue Frackle

    Blue Frackle Well-Known Member

    I already love that narrator cause I watched the Between the Lions/Disney stuff, so I can't really get an objective feel on it.

    Pierre the Rat was actually Jim's first puppet, not Kermit? I also read on Jim's Red Book that Sam was built before Kermit. :confused:

    Edit: Also, the fact someone said Jim was a cross between Jesus and Abe Lincoln... lmao! :D
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2019 at 12:35 AM
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  15. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I've seen people at Toughpigs point out how odd it is that this series seems to be rushing through events from Sam and Friends to Sesame Street. Make me curious how the rest will turn out.

    Will it mostly be one show per part? I could see part 2 being primarily Sesame Street, part 3 primarily The Muppet Show, part 4 being primarily Fraggle Rock (and maybe Muppet Babies), Part 5 being The StoryTeller and The Jim Henson Hour, and part 6 being his plans to sell to Disney and his passing. Since it's called Defunctland TV, will it rush past his film works?

    One thing that would be great would be if part 6 could focus on The Jim Henson Company after Jim's passing (or maybe do a video on that after the initial six-part series).

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