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Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by punkNpuppets, Nov 1, 2002.
Actually it makes sense... to me at least.
Ok, this was weird! Last night I dreamed that I was in some kind of class and we were reviewing for the upcoming big test. The teacher got up and announced (I swear), "Now it is time to Honk the Honk of Honks!" And it was perfectly normal, no one said anything!
We each had to memorize and repeat a part of the Fraggle Rock song. I got the first part of my line correct, but everyone just kept starting at me. I realized I was supposed to finish with Wembley's "sound effect" line. So I managed through it and the review went on. Lol, I had been thinking about that song that day, but this dream was a shock!
I could have sworn that I had a dream about Muppets or Fraggles a few nights back, but I don't remember it. Rats.
I remembered something about that last dream I had, the one about the ghosts singing "Just One Person." What made it really creepy was that Richard looked exactly the way he did at Jim's memorial. Same clothes, same hairdo, same everything.
I remember a dream I had when I was 5 yrs old. Well it's not really a dream but more of a nightmare. I used to have the original Sesame Street album. I would listen to it alot. There was one particular part on the album I don't know if it was the music or what that triggered the nightmare. But I remember I was with Grover. There was a storm outside. The blue guy that always complains on Grovers sketches came in and told us we had to go outside. I was scared becuause of the Lightening. I remember that the Blue guy was mean to both Grover and I. But that is all I remember of the dream.
I discussed Muppet dreams with Jerry Juhl on one occasion. He admitted to me that he, too, would have dreams about Jim and the Muppets from time to time. The impetus behind the conversation was a dream I had about being at an audition with Jim (this never really happened) and, like those dreams you have about attending school but suddenly realizing you don't have your homework assignment to hand in, I realized that I had brought no puppet with which to conduct MY audition. So the "dream Jim", living up to my unconscious expectations of him, reached into his bag and pulled out Kermit. He handed him to me and said, "Okay, get to work." The dream trailed off from that point, becoming indistinct in detail.
I talked to Jerry about it. More in the hope that it wasn't a product of my subconscious ID being all egotistical and trying to assert that I should be operating Kermit. I like to think that I'm not THAT egotistically petty!
But Jerry said, were the situation as I described it, Jim probably would have fished out a puppet (whatever one was handy) just to make sure that I had a fair chance to perform for the audition. Since Kermit is so closely related to Jim in my mind, that's the one my brain used in the "story".
We agreed, after that conversation, to keep each other informed about such dreams... just for the fun of it. There were a few others, but nothing too intense.
Ok, I saw this thread and thought to post one I had, even though I haven't even been on here in ages. (BUMP!)
I don't remember anything else of the dream, but, Kermit the Frog was in this PSA with a bunch of these comedian guys, and kermit was behind this wall (one of those where you can't see his bottom half), and one of them (my brain is telling me it was Andy Dick) told him that he needed to get some different pants on, because he had been wearin the ones he was wearing for like, three weeks...and it was strange because (1) Kermit normally doesn't wear pants, and (2) you could not see his pants if he was wearing any. After that, they all walked off screen, with Kermit walking off last.
Hmmm..and that would be a PSA encouraging....ummmm.... hygenic clothing habits? LOL!!!
I had an interesting dream a few nights ago. It looks like it might have been influenced by the Cleo Laine episode of the Muppet Show, 'cause it does seem a little similar.
In the foreground, on the set of a late 80s-early 90s edition of The Muppet Show, there is a girl or a young woman sitting in a dimly lit set made to look like a toy castle, and she's singing the 1989 song "Toy Soldiers," by Martika. In the background, a group of hidden, black-clad puppeteers are using small mechanical puppets to act out "The Steadfast Tin Soldier," by Hans Christian Andersen. And as I recall, Richard Hunt and Kathy Mullen were playing the parts of the soldier and the dancer, respectively.
Toward the end, Richard and Kathy both have their puppets rise up and disappear from the set; the soldier melts down into a red-and-blue marbled heart, and the silvery rose that had been hanging around the dancer's neck is now firmly attached to it, the way it happens in the story. On the closing notes of the song, the heart somehow rises up and lands in the singer's hands.
I just thought that was really cool, something that the gang might have wanted to do.
Here's one I had last night. Before I start, let me say that though somewhat visually challenged in the real waking world, I happen to have perfect sight in my dream world.
The dream started with four Muppets walking down the yellow brick road in Oz form. I know Piggy was Dorothy, with two others at her side, and Kermit was clunking behind the group of three walking ahead of him. Then, Kermit turns around to talk to Scooter on the telephone, a call that came in from the MBH. Scooter got into an argument with Gonzo, leaving the phone unattended... Robin comes in and talks to his uncle, surprised at the young frog's arrival. Robin says that because it's getting near to Winter Break, he's staying with his momm, and he got out from school early that day.
The scene then shifts to myself, though I don't show up on screen cause I'm watching everything through my own viewpoint of course... Well, I get to one of the house's windows and see this wall outside. On the wall, ritten in thin but legible black letters are the names "Jim" and "Richard". I know I heard a sort of soft male voice singing a song, I think it was maybe Richard's voice but I don't remember the song itself.
That was all before I sort of woke up.
Hey guys... Had two Muppet-related dreams last night.
The first one, I was sort of in this cruise ship's under-deck hold that had filled up with a couple of inches of water so I was sort of comfortably floating/sitting in the pool-like area. There were letters floating across through and at times falling down around me. The goal was that I had to collect one of each letter, and at around the time I was at G-J, this girl came in as a sort of ally against the conspiring captains of the ship. The point is, that there were also items starting with each letter. The J's were dominated by jackals, which of course scared me... Then I conjured up some jaguars, but that was no good... Followed by a storm of jellybeans, which I don't particularly like Then I called out for K, kittens to help calm things. And of course, K brought the appearance of Kermit and at least Fozzie too, with a bit of a song and dance before disappearing.
That dream then went in another direction but didn't rully end as it merged into other dreams.
The second dream was rully much more Muppety, more on that in another post later today.
I had a dream recently where it was my birthday and I got quite a few Muppet items, including video copies of Billy Buny's Animal Songs and Tale of the Bunny Picnic, as well as Palisades-quality action figures of Junior Gorg and Marjourie the Trash Heap, and also a Gorgs Garden playset.
Last night I had a dream where I was rearranging my room, and mostly spent time dealing with putting mu Muppet action figures places.
Here's a dream i had a few nights ago. I was at an airport and Kevin Clash was doing stuff with Elmo. But none of this was being filmed. Elmo was riding the escaltor up but sitting down talking to a kid who was also sitting down too. Don't know how they did this stunt but after Elmo rode up it Kevin came out from under the moving stairs and walked away with Elmo still on his hand. As he was walking off he passed a couple kids and did a little thing with Elmo. Talked them and stuff and left after that. It was one of those dreams where you see yourself in the dream but your dreaming it. Weird filling. Sad and mad part about it was i didn't get to ever meet him in my dream.
I had one a few nights ago, in which I was on the set of a latter-day (prob. late 80s-early 90s) Muppet production, and I was watching Richard and his niece Amanda down in the trenches. The two of them were performing Scooter and Skeeter (grown-up versions of both), I think having them sing something, and I think I eventually joined them with a female blue Fraggle-like Muppet.
OK, here's the second one I had earlier today.
This was a bunch of Muppet appearances on Wheel of Fortune on a DVD I had gotten through one of my trades. It started with Bobo zealously enjoying just spinning the wheel and wanted to do so for all contestants, even though it wasn't his turn. The next appearance was Kermit in the red contestant's booth as a special guest and Sam the Eagle in the blue contestant's booth as a special guest, and John Goodman in the yellow contestant's booth with a few miniature versions of Gelflings and Skexes on his shoulders. He was going off like a very knowledgable fan about the characters he had with him, until Sam started to pronounce himself on the vulture-looking Skexes' member. Piggy appeared and was probably going to karate chop Kermit for some reason or other.
The next appearance was a bit naughty, Animal reaching up to this other lady's chests and a green lump coming out of her bottom that was really Kermit stuck in there.
The next one was the best one... This was a bunch of elves with multi-colored pointy hats. But the appearance that followed was sort of listed in the mag/catalogue I was reading at the same time. It was sort of this multi-teared booth with a bunch of arched squares and almost all the main Muppet characters in either Muppet Baby puppet form or smaller versions of themselves. The ones I remember were Crazy Harry blowing something up, the Newsman, Kermit (natch), George the Janitor, and Skeeter. They were bursting in song and it made me smile and cry at the same time for happiness.
The last appearance was another weird one... Kermit and Piggy sort of stretching their bodies downward until reaching the ground once the curtain opened, along with a female guest star singing something about how this female guest star was wooing Kermit away from Piggy, like I said, a bit weird.
That's all of it though, ain't got any more.
I recently had one where the entire gang was participating in Bob Barker's soon to be final Price Is Right episode (don't we all wish?). Kermit and Guy Smiley of course co-hosted it with Bob, Doc announced, Sam the Eagle was director (which led to several moments of course where he ended up putting his head in his wings and remarking things along the lines of, "This show's educational and entertainment value has just gone right out the window."), the Electric Mayhem of course played all the music cues (Animal failing to stop playing when everyone else did), and Statler and Waldorf sat at the producers' table and did their usual bit with everybody.
The show itself ran a little different than it does actually, for instead of calling down 9 contestants over the course of the show, four distinct teams stayed in contestant's row the whole time; after they played the pricing game in question, they returned to contestant's row and continued from there. Specifically the teams were:
RED SPACE: Fozzie, Grover, Cookie, Gobo
BLUE SPACE: Gonzo, Oscar, Telly. Mokey
YELLOW SPACE: Piggy, Big Bird, Count, Red
GREEN SPACE: Scooter, Ernie, Bert, Wembley
(Boober, meanwhile, sat on top of the turntable with Robin for whatever reason and would make frequent comments throughout the show on how astronomical the odds against winning a game were, the possible dangers one might face playing a certain game that involved physical effort, and so on).
So the breakdown for this remarkable contest went as such:
Game 1: Golden Road. Red team won. Unfortunately, the first small prize offered was a pack of cookies. Cookie, of course, took care of them right away, and then, having not eaten before the show, proceeded to eat all the other prizes as they were revealed, podiums and all. The last was a large sailboat that he devoured in a minute and a half, prompting Bob to shake his head and tell Kermit, "Well Kermit, if nothing else, it looks like today we're setting a record for the quickest end to a pricing game in our long history. Shall we bring out the next item up for bids now while he's still digesting?"
Game 2: Plinko. Green team won. For the four small prizes, Wembley of course couldn't decide at all whether to choose the first or last number as the right one, sending Bert into convulsive fits. (BOB: I stand corrected from what I said earlier. Wembley, at this rate I'm going to have postpone retirement until you reach social security age yourself.). Eventually Scooter calmed everyone down and earned them the maximum 4 extra Plinko chips. On the top of the board, Ernie became too entranced by thunking the Plinko chips hard off the top pegs ("Listen there, Bert, that makes a nice medley there, don't you think?") and sending them flying all over the stage that Bert snapped and told him he'd drop the chips from now on. In turn he hit zero all five times. Fortunately, Wembley leaned over the edge to check that the last one had hit zero and fell down the board himself, landing in $1,000 and keeping them from leaving empty-handed (although Boober of course scolded him for being so reckless).
Game 3: Clock Game. Yellow Team won. The trouble began early here, since Big Bird started naming prices that only a 6 year old would assume to be right ("Uh, five dollars, Mr. Larker? Ten dollars, Mr. Parker?"). Twice, Bob had to stop the clock to tell our favorite canary to aim just a little HIGHER, much to the chagrin of the Count, who was having the time of his life counting down with the clock. Piggy tried to get back on track, but by then time was up and the thunder was flashing through the studios, prompting Bob to take cover behind the turntable ("I have no idea what's going on here, Guy; the weatherman said we'd have clear skies today.") To top it off, the Count than asked if he could have another 30 seconds to count down as a consulation prize. Bob wearily threw it to commercial.
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN 1: The three teams that got on stage spun the big wheel. Inside, Rizzo and his fellow rats were still checking for possible deficiencies in the wheel, and thus spent the round running for their lives. In the end the yellow team won and advanced to the showcase round. First, though:
Game 4: Bump. Blue team won. A surprising turn since the game was retired in 1991 following Dian's sex scandal. But being a dream, of course, anything can happen. Told to either bump the cars to the left or right, Oscar instead shoves them all clean off the board. When asked by Bob why'd he'd want to do that, our favorite grouch retorts that since they're essentially causing a car crash, might as well wreck every one of them, which then leads to a heated argument with he and Mokey on whether things look good wrecked or intact and the natural beauty of each position, while Gonzo tries to get the audience's attention by juggling the broken cars. Bob shakes down several pills of aspirin and tells viewers, "Any more of this, and Kermit gets the whole show for my replacement."
Game 5: Race Game. Yellow team won. Big Bird volunteers to place the price tags next to the appropriate prizes. Only he can't quite adhere to the basic priniciple of Race Game ("Gordon always told me never to run across slippery surfaces, Mr. Sparker." (Bob downs some more aspirin)). This, it takes him twenty whole seconds to put them all down in the right place and runback to find he has two right. Red takes over duties, and completes it half the big canary's time, only to find there's only one right now. With the Count preoccupied counting down the game clock from 45 seconds, it's all in Piggy's arms, and she zooms down the row shoving the tags into place, runs full steam back toward the board, crashing right through as the Countdown reaching zero and the lightning thunders again...and we find she got all 4 right. "Good work on bring home the bacon, Piggy," Bob ignorantly congratulates her. "Bring home WHAT!!!???" Piggy roared, flattening him with another karate chop. Guy throws it to commericial.
GAME 6: One Away. Red team won. After first have to stop Grover from going into a big lecture on the fine meanings of higher and lower to any younger viewers in the crowd, his teammates set the price they want. To assist in making sure the horn indicating the amount of correct answes can be heard, Fozzie uses his Upgraded Air Horn, which in the four time he uses in this case shatter every pane of glass in the room. They end up with the wrong price after they've done their switching, but Cookie decides in spirit of good sportsmanship to each the board to prevent others from losing it too (Kermit: pleased don't tell me you'll wnat dessert after this, Cookie!? BURP!!!!!)
Second SHowcase showdown went the same as the first. Blue team won the right to face the yellow team for the Showcase round. I don't remember the prizes, but Gonzo's team bid $1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000.00 on theres and Piggy $1 for theirs, given the chance Gonzo's team would be over, which they were spectacularly. Oscar took the moment to complain that they only show top-grade merchandise on the air, then took a bat and started smashing up the earnings around the whole stage. Bob wearliy begged the cameras to go out, foregoing his usual spiel (until Rowlf popped over and asked, "What about me?" The whole thing ended sweetly; they pulled back to the control room to show Jim Henson and Mark Goodson running the program and having the time of their lives.
*My first post! *
I've had this reoccuring dream that's pretty much a story about how the Electric Mayhem came together. (Though, it's not as screwed up as the Robot Chicken parody. It had its sweet and sad moments.) I'm basically watching the action the whole time and it's a lot like the first three Muppet movies. *original voices and all, it was released in 1986 in my dream* It's a little hard to describe the whole thing becase the plot changes around a lot as well as the character's backrounds but everytime I wake up from it, I can't help but think how awesome it would be if it were real. The only problem was that the rest of the muppet cast, Kermit aside, didn't have really significant roles until the end. Still, maybe it's a start for some new ideas. *contemplates sending a letter to the company*
Another one I had started out like the Lucky music video but Zoot was sitting on the star instead of Britney Spears and when he was in the middle of the song, the chamberlain skeksis appeared out of nowhere and started carrying him away. I'm weird.
That's all I got fer now.
I've had dreams about The Electric Mayhem and my fancharacters on tour. The dreams seem animated, as if they were a real show.
I've also had these really strange dreams where Zoot comes to me, and get's me to help save the Muppets. I don't really get that one.
okay I have a few....
1.) I was on the set of Sam and Friends, I was Puppeteering Harry the Hipster and Icky Gunk, and we had them Lip-synching to "It's my Party and i'll Cry if I want to." then afterwards I puppeteered Sam and Jim Henson was there to puppeteer Kermit and Moldy hay to Lip-Synch to Rock it to me.
2.) Jim Henson and Jerry Nelson was at my house showing me how a Muppet works. they demonstrated using Splurge and Big Bird. then Oscar was in my trashcan when I was putting garbage out.
3.) when I was taking a walk to my grandma's house Jim Henson along with Kermit was there to tell me that they will always be with me.
4.) I was watching TV when Cookie Monster pops up and sings about how he loves cookies when Frazzle keeps messing things up.
5.) I was in my school when Marty Robinson shows up to perform Telly.
lol! Once I had a dream where my cats were muppets, and they were able to talk to me in regular human language, like Salem on Sabrina the Teenage Witch!
Well, I had a nightmare about Kermit being cut open by Bunsen and Beaker....after I saw the dissection T-Shirt. ;_;
It was soooo graphic!
I cried when I woke up.
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