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"Edgy" New Muppet Show: What happened?

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by beaker, Nov 6, 2003.

  1. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Personally I hate all three with a vengance. Pokecrud and Digicopy are perhaps the worst shows to come out of there (not to mention Blowblade) and I hate chick flick grade animes almost as much as I hate Megabattel supermonster/card/top/ crap type shows. I don't expect anyone (other than myself) to watch (or like) Kirby (I think it's pretty good. I like video game cartoons) or Ultimate Muscle (the only kids anime show where the characters actually fight each other instead of hiding behind monsters cards or tops... and it's pretty violent anyway, though G! Kinnikuman is leaps and bounds better... trust me on this I know of a place to download the comics, I'll post the address somewhere else. personally I'd much rather watch that a trillion times more than UM, but there is no way to in the US... it's hideously gorey) but they are soooo much better than Pokejunk and Digicrap. Sonic X is the king of the hill IMO. I mean, even the redubb is cool. I personally like Mike Pollick's (sp?) work as Dr. Eggman. He is definately the best Robotnik/Eggman in all the sonic series so far (and I'm a biiiiggg Jim Cummings fan).

    But personally, shows like Beyblade, Digimon, Pokemon, and Yugioh need to be (as Barney Fife would say) Nipped in the bud!
  2. Gusworld

    Gusworld Active Member

    If I were a licensee, that kind of remark would actually make me suspcious. Very few shows these days get a guaranteed run of even 13 episodes -- the networks like to reserve the right to axe things that aren't working very quickly. Successful production houses can get a full season order, but in television terms, I don't think the Muppets brand would have enough clout for that (though I guess the Todd factor needs to be considered as well).

    Please note I'm not disputing for a second Luke's claim that this is what people were told (he's got sources, I'm just ruminating) -- just saying that announcing this to licensees was overly enthusiastic.

  3. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    Nobody told me the word 'guaranteed' had been used, maybe Henson had mentioned they got the green light and hoped to make 13. I do agree it seems a little over-enthusiastic but then we don't know what was going on at the time. The source was actually one of the licensees.
  4. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Didnt someone say in another thread that Kermit the Frog hinted there might be a show yet in the works? I think we can all agree that by 2005 there will certainly be a new Muppet show(hopefully in 2004)
  5. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    I think Steve hinted but no indication how definite anything is. If the last years have taught us anything it's that you can't predict anything.
  6. sarah_yzma

    sarah_yzma Well-Known Member

    someone give the man a cookie!

    (hope ya know I'm just a playin' with ya!)
  7. Whatever

    Whatever Well-Known Member

    No, give him a muffin! :)
  8. sarah_yzma

    sarah_yzma Well-Known Member

    I've just slaved for HOURS making cookies, and you want to give him a muffin?!?!?!
  9. Whatever

    Whatever Well-Known Member

    Okay, give him a cookie then. I didn't know you had made cookies, you said "someone give the man a cookie"!
  10. Gonzo

    Gonzo Well-Known Member


    At the NYC Barnes & Noble appearance, Steve Whitmire mentioned a TV Series in the works (I'm assuming for ABC now) for 2004-05...
  11. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    humm well we will just have to see what the deal is if they get partnership with disny or viacom. :)
  12. WiGgY

    WiGgY Well-Known Member

    Until I read official news that a show has been taped or is currently tapin I refuse to get my hopes up. I did that way back when the FOX thing was annouced.

    On another kind of related note. Has anyone noticed that there are a lot more figures coming from Palisades during the second hald a 2004? A lot of mini muppets (2 different series at the same time), a Mega planned before Gonzo is even out, multiple Rowlfs and Kermits, 2 playsets released really close together, ect. Anyone else think that maybe Henson told liceners something like they did before, or is this just the normal amount of figures looking like a lot?
  13. skeeter513

    skeeter513 New Member

    Ha Ha Ha!!

    Just catching up on some old posts and I found this and it's great!!! I work for a local FOX affiliate and have some knowlegde of how to program a network and you're 100% right! FOX gets themselves into situations where they create rating suicide for their own shows. Many disappear from the line-ups and the website with out any acknowledgement that they even existed.

    So, on one hand I was very sad to not see a new Muppet Show for the fall line-up, but at the same time I'm glad it wasn't there because they don't know how to program a line-up that works right now. It may have suffered the same fate as Futurama, Greg the Bunny, and Family Guy (although this one may come back in 2005).
  14. sarah_yzma

    sarah_yzma Well-Known Member

    I never trust that may come back stuff *still mad at WB for putting Animaniacs on a VERY LONG 1 year hiatus*
  15. Super Scooter

    Super Scooter Well-Known Member

    The WB's cartoon lineup sucks now. I miss the days of Animaniacs, Tiny Toons, Pinky and the Brain... even Hysteria.
  16. hdofu

    hdofu Well-Known Member

    Persoanllly I'm amazed that The tick even made half a season, that show was a rumor forever as well.
  17. count_that_bear

    count_that_bear New Member

    New Muppet show

    Awoohoooo i think the idea of a new muppet show is brilliant. as i was born in 87 i never had the chance to watch the muppet show when it was originally aired and i think this will be great for the millions of younger muppet fans out there just like me! It will also give the Henson company the boost it needs to take back the spotlight that it so rightly deserves!
  18. Super Scooter

    Super Scooter Well-Known Member

    I'm not entirely certain a new Muppet show would hold up right now. Look at what the networks are doing: NBC, ABC, and FOX have all re-arranged their schedules so many times you could get a headache. It's causing a lot of great shows to be canceled, or ratings end up dropping drastically. For a while, I thought Scrubs had been totally canceled. The only station that hasn't really done that too much (other than cable stations) is CBS. They did it once, and I think they realized their mistake.

    I'm not certain the Muppets could hold up to the reshuffling. For now, I'd say stick to the TV movies, and when people begin accepting them through those again, re-introduce them to a television series.
  19. EleganceLiberty

    EleganceLiberty Well-Known Member

    With today's garbage that passes for 'programming' ('Simple Life' and all those hokey reality shows, anyone?), I doubt a Muppet Show would last very long. =(
    Which is a complete shame, IMO. T_T;
  20. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Well-Known Member

    They show most of those shows on Nick now. I don't see that much of Animaniacs but I know they come on Cartoon Network (I think) I watched Tiny Toons alot on Nick when Nick started showing them. I never got to see Animaniacs until CN showed them. Then Pinky and the Brain started showing on Nick as well. I wouldn't know about the Old format of the "WB" but since all theses other shows have took the place of the good old cartoons its just not the same.

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