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Earliest experience?

Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by WhiteRabbit, Mar 13, 2008.

  1. Gelfling Girl

    Gelfling Girl Active Member

    I have no idea. I guess it was just the day before summer break or something. Either way, watching Muppets in school is totally awesome. :)

    Oh, and also, I just remembered about some Sesame Street computer games I used to play when I was very young. At the moment I can only think of one that had Sherlock Hemlock. :search: Also, I think I may have had some kind of computer software with the classic Muppets on it.
  2. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    You know, I seem to recall in the early to mid 90's, Nickelodeon running a daily Muppet Show/Muppet Babies combo. I think...my memory may be a bit fuzzy there.
  3. analeisa

    analeisa Member

    No, I remember Muppet re-runs on Nick too. Plus, Muppet Wiki confirms this to be the case: http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Nickelodeon
  4. Frogpuppeteer

    Frogpuppeteer Well-Known Member

    My mom, we were flipping through channels and kermit was on, it is actually the first memory i have from baby hood, the same weekend she went to a garage sale and bought me my first Kermit Plush, i was sleeping in the car and woke up to him in my baby seat, then we went to mcdonalds and did a photo shoot....good times
  5. muppetmonster

    muppetmonster New Member

    Sesame Street: when I was five or six, my mother took my sister and I to Sesame Place. When I was maybe earlier, Big Bird came to my birthday part.

    The Muppet Show: when I was eleven or twelve, I was going to through my old VHS tapes and I noticed that my mother recorded "the Great Muppet Caper." I saw that, and fell in love with the muppets from "the Muppet Show." I also saw "Muppet Babies" around that time, which I liked back then, but I do not care for it anymore.

    I cannot remember my first memory of "Fraggle Rock."

    These are my fondest memories, but I have more I cannot recall. I will edit if I think of any more important memories.

    - Muppetmonster
  6. SeanC

    SeanC Member

    Many of my earliest memories are Muppet related. I was born in 1977, and while that makes me just ever so slightly too young to have seen the first two seasons on initial broadcast, I know I watched seasons 3 to 5 while sitting on my mother’s knee. I even remember the routine. First it was time for supper ( fish fingers and peas feature prominently in my recollections ), then I was taken upstairs for a bath, and after that it was down again to watch ‘The Muppet Show’ while wrapped in a towel - a nice big open fire to my left. I even remember the show that proceeded The Muppets - a gameshow called ‘Family Fortunes’ ( I was watching in Ireland, but the broadcasts were on the British ITV network, which we received on cable ).
    I have to admit that the Muppet monsters in the title sequence freaked me out somewhat, particularly Sweetums and Thog. While I can understand my childhood fear of Sweetums, I’m not sure why I felt scared of Thog. Perhaps it was his imposing size. I’m pretty sure that had I’d seen an episode where he spoke, such as the Harvy Korman one, I would have quite liked him. Actually had quite a few nightmares about those monsters, particularly after the Godzilla-sized Thog turned up in the Loretta Swit episode! That said, I never had a problem with Doglion or Mean Mamma. I actually quite liked Doglion, and still do.
    I remember for a long time assuming Gonzo was a little elephant, and thinking the wire sticking out of Kermit’s arm was a microphone cable. Lots of memories of Animal, Dr. Teeth and Rowlf. ‘Pigs in Space’ stuck in my mind, particularly the opening narration, and I think I must have seen ‘The Muppet Movie’ at some point during this period as the image of a giant Animal bursting out of a rooftop was in my head for a long time. I also have a vague memory of Fletcher Bird ( a character I’ve since developed an odd fascination with ), although for many years I was unsure if he existed or was just a figment of my childhood imagination. Needless to say, when I bought the season 3 DVD set and watched the Leo Sayer episode, I gave a mighty yelp of vindication :) . Actually, I got that feeling several times while watching season 3 on DVD… the sudden rush of nostalgia as, just for a moment, a long buried memory rose to the surface and told me what was going to happen next. I get the same feeling when I watch old ’Dr. Who’ episodes from the same period. Nice to know that all your 30 year old memories are stored somewhere deep in the brain. I expect this will intensify when the boxsets for seasons 4 and 5 are finally released - hopefully sooner rather than later!


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