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Expressing Your Muppet Fandom

Discussion in 'Friends and Family' started by Hubert, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. Hubert

    Hubert Well-Known Member

    This is something else I've been thinking about: Muppet fandom expression. Many of us have mentioned that we express our fandom to a large variety of people, yet we never really talk about how we do it, when we do it, how often we do it, etc. We just seem to take it as a fact of life that we do do it.

    Personally, I'd like to find out about some members' personal fandom statements out there, whether it's wearing a Muppet shirt, talking to someone about it, or doing something downright bizarre to throw our fandom out there, and also to what level of extremity we do it to. And maybe the fan struggling with not hiding their fandoms can even find some good advice to help them out.
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  2. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Well I'd show it by wearing Muppet shirts if I had any. :p Hopefully I'm gonna be taking care of that for Christmas though. I have a Kermit keychain on my keys. I'm a pretty low key fan though. That's not to say I'm ashamed of it just don't really have a lot of stuff to flaunt it.
  3. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    The extent of expressing my fandom is wearing my Animal shirt in public :p

    It's the black shirt with Animal's head outlined in neon strips that glow in the dark
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  4. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    See? Sarge expresses way more then me. :p However I'm not one of these extreme fans who would dress like Kermit to show it. :p
  5. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    That and my cookie monster pants, which were bought at the same time as my mountain dew pants.

    Yes, I wear men's pajama pants. They are so much warmer and more comfortable than womens :p
  6. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    I don't even have Muppet pajamas. So your way more ahead then me. :o
  7. Hubert

    Hubert Well-Known Member

    Pinky has the problem that she doesn't have enough Muppet shirts, and I have the problem of having too many... :p

    Seriously, I have like three Animal shirts that are the exact same design, with only a minor detail different (such as a different shade of coloring or a necklace added to him), and of course I had to buy it.

    I should wear my Muppet shirts out in public more though...I seem to half the time only, by complete accident, where them when I'm not going anywhere. In fact, I'm heading out tomorrow morning, maybe I should see what kind of responses I get...
  8. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    I generally don't get any response when I wear my Animal shirt
  9. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    There's a hoodie on Amazon I am dying to get that says "I Love Muppets" on it. There's also a Kermit t-shirt I want as well. And I'm getting a custom Kermit & Piggy sweatshirt made as well. So I have clothes in the works I just haven't acted on any of them yet. :p
  10. Hubert

    Hubert Well-Known Member

    Wearing Muppet shirts, I have gotten some responses...not a ton, but a few good ones that were worthwhile. Most of them end up as a simple "cool shirt, I appreciate it," or "I like the Muppets," but it still isn't bad, I'll say.

    On a different subject, for some reason it seems like the idea of a Muppet fandom intrigues people. For example, I used to notice that every time I started talking about my Muppet fandom in school, it spread like some sort of virus. People just randomly mentioned my fandom to their friends, and just by talking to one or two people, at least 20 people talked to me about it thereafter. For some reason, there's just this certain glimpse of nostalgia in the Muppets, from when you were little on SST, yet they still see the Muppets on TV appearances, where they still like them. For some reason the idea of a Muppet fandom seems to be so much more intriguing to people, not always in a good way (and sometimes in a mocking way), but still, it's interesting.
  11. miss kermie

    miss kermie Well-Known Member

    I draw them.
    I wear their shirts.
    All their music is on my MP3, and i blast it so everyone can hear.
    I wear their hats.
    I play their games...
  12. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    See I didn't talk about my Muppet fandom in school because I was a bad fan and pretty much abandoned them right after Jim died. Not that it had so much to do with his death but it just so happened I was going through that phase I am too cool to be into any type of kiddie stuff. You know how you are as a preteen you think your too good for stuff like that. Well that's how I was.

    I can't help but feel your getting me back over the Kermit from Walgreens. :p
  13. Hubert

    Hubert Well-Known Member

    I should blast some Muppet music sometimes, that would be fun...or better yet, blast some Muppets out of the car radio for all to hear... :)

    I somehow missed that phase, shockingly. Knowing my personality as a pre-teen, it's a wonder that I didn't go through the point where I was too good for the Muppets, but it never happened for some reason. I guess it might be because when I was in say fifth grade, I started going insane with my fandom expression in school, and I was getting so much buzz from it that I could never have turned back, even if I tried desperately. :p


    (I say that too much...)
  14. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    You know what? Just for that I just started playing him. :p *MANIACAL LAUGH BACK AT YOU!* :p

    Your lucky you didn't go through that phase though cause it hit me like a ton of bricks. I didn't get into Muppets till much later. I sort of became a snob to anything that I felt like I was too good for to be into.
  15. Hubert

    Hubert Well-Known Member

    The Muppets actually pretty much got me through those years for most of the time...they are actually the sole thing that got me out of a level of my shyness throughout school, as the second I started talking about them, they seemed to take over my mind, and I literally went insane.
  16. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    They probably would've helped me too if I were still into them at the time...although I think even if I was still in them during my school years I'd be too scared to show my fandom for fear of getting picked on.
  17. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    You know, I joined MC about a month after I moved halfway down the country. I dunno...the Muppets at that time kinda helped me keep going and get adjusted to living in an alternate universe
  18. Ozymandias

    Ozymandias Well-Known Member

    My Muppet fandom is expressed from wearing my Kermit, Animal, Bunsen and Beaker tees in public to wearing a muppet costume at conventions (I'll let you guess which one :D ).
  19. DannyRWW

    DannyRWW Well-Known Member

    hmmmm...lets see in my classroom behind my desk there is a Muppet poster as well as my signed picture by Kermit...I wear a Muppet pin to work every day on my shirt (Though one feel off and I lost it:( )...I convinced my school to let me start a puppetry group about ten years ago (Which really helps my interest in Muppets look "Professional") I have some Muppet and sesame street shirts that I wear from time to time....last year my christmas card was muppet themed (This year will be sesame street).....there are other hobbies of mine that I am passionate about...but Muppets would certainly be on the top of the list as puppetry is part of my job now (Though I did have a parent come in a complain that I talk about puppets too much....I gently pointed out that the athletic director talks about football all the time but appearantly that is socially acceptable)....I had an elmo tie on yesterday (Boy do I wish I could find more muppet ties)
  20. Hubert

    Hubert Well-Known Member

    Ooh, speaking of ties, that's another one! I have a Kermit tie that I wear sometimes. Unfortunately, though, there's not enough reasons for me to wear a tie.

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