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Favourite Rowlf Moments?

Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by Pianodog, Jun 11, 2006.

  1. Pianodog

    Pianodog Active Member

    Yes, as you can probably deduce I'm a fan of the floppy-eared one, and would like to hear what your favourite scenes are featuring him. Unfortunately we don't get to see or hear much of him these days, so I guess most of the good stuff is from the earlier years.

    My favourites include the songs "I Never Harmed an Onion", "You and Me and George" and "Hope That Something Better Comes Along" (in the case of the latter, I love the whole scene, not just the song) and his poem about silence.

  2. BEAR

    BEAR Well-Known Member

    I also liked his introduction in the Muppet Movie. It was really a beautiful scene between the 2 characters. I think of all the Classic Muppet gang, Rowlf has the deepest and most sensitive soul. Probably one of the most well-rounded/developed of the characters.
  3. Pianodog

    Pianodog Active Member

    I agree completely. I like the fact that Rowlf seems to have been around, seen it all, and has come to terms with it in that laid-back, philosophical way of his, and without losing his sense of humour. At least, that's how I see him!

  4. superboober

    superboober Well-Known Member

    My favorite would have to be where Scooter has him singing "It's Not Where You Start" way too fast. :sympathy:
  5. Pianodog

    Pianodog Active Member

    Oh yes! How could I have forgotten that one? That's a marvelous song/gag!

  6. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict Well-Known Member

    There was some song Ralph's singing some song that starts out with the word blast oof and the candles on his piano blasts off like a rocket. Ralph naturally is horified.
  7. Java

    Java Well-Known Member

    You and me and George. I think that has to be one of my absolute favorites of Rowlf.
  8. Brinatello

    Brinatello Well-Known Member

    A favorite moment? That's a tough one. Well, I know I really love when he sings "What a Wonderful World" to a puppy. The song itself makes me cry and seeing it that way only brings on the tears faster! Oh, and I also love when he and Fozzie are both playing on the piano. That's so classic.
  9. Katzi428

    Katzi428 Well-Known Member

    I love when he's singing to the puppy too.
    I also love the song when he's sing about all of nature's sounds & at the end he sings,"That's the time to stuff cotton in your ears!":)
  10. Pianodog

    Pianodog Active Member

    I know about Rowlf singing to the puppy, but haven't seen it since I was kid, so I really don't remember it at all well. Considering how good the song itself is and how much I like Rowlf, I do hope that they won't cut it from the Season 2 release.

  11. Mickey Moose

    Mickey Moose Well-Known Member

    One of my favorites was his playing piano for Piggy and Foo-Foo's dog act. The interaction between he and Piggy was great.

    Piggy: Would everyone like to see Foo-Foo dance?
    (complete silence from the audience)
    Rowlf: It's unanimous!!!!

    Also one of my favorite Vet's hospital sketches was the one with Kermit. Rowlf was on fire during that sketch.

    Piggy: I may be a nurse, but I'm a woman first.
    Rowlf(Dr. Bob): Wrong. You're a pig first. Nurse, second. I don't think woman made the top ten.

    Piggy: Kermy, I will never leave your side until you have taken your last breath. (to Dr. Bob) Do you think he heard me?
    Dr. Bob: He must have. His pulse has stopped.

    And of course, some of the songs he played, like "I'd Never Hard an Onion" and "You & I & George" were great.

    There's lots more but those come off the top of my head.
  12. MartyMuppets

    MartyMuppets Well-Known Member

    Well out of my season one DVD set my favourite Rowlf moment is when he stars as Sherlock Holmes in The Case of the Disappearing Clues.
  13. Pianodog

    Pianodog Active Member

    The Sherlock Holmes bit is fun, and I have a thing for Baskerville as well. "Dog Eat Dog" is great. Funny, in real life I'm more of a cat person ...

  14. Elchippo

    Elchippo Well-Known Member

    without a doubt, this is Rowlf's best moment of ALL TIME and I WILL fight anyone who disagrees.
    In case those unaware didn't know, its on the season two Don Knotts episode, which I happen to have still taped froma Nick Jr. broadcast from about ten years ago until Season two comes out this fall!
  15. Pianodog

    Pianodog Active Member

    No need for a fight, I'll take your word for it, and hope that Season 2 will be available soooooon (Rowlf-like howl).

  16. Brinatello

    Brinatello Well-Known Member

    The kennel scene with Mr. Skeffington (James Coco) in TMTM was degrading to poor Rowlf, but I still chuckled through it. ;)
  17. Pianodog

    Pianodog Active Member

    James Coco was very funny in that scene, but I did feel for old Rowlf! :sympathy:

    On the "Funniest Sam moments" thread I mentioned the "*** willow" song featuring Sam and Rowlf. It's really Sam's skit, but since Rowlf is in it too, I thought I'd add to this thread as well.

  18. Brinatello

    Brinatello Well-Known Member

    Oh, yeah! Rowlf was the piano accompaniment for Sam. That was a good one, too!
  19. The Flying Sheep

    The Flying Sheep Well-Known Member

    There's a little moment int eh UK skit of the Roger Moore episode, where Rowlf is in the band, playing a wild version of "How high the Moon". At one point, Rowlf has three chords to play durring Animal's drum solo. The first chord, he plays the keys normally. Second chord, he does his signature cross-over paw move. third chord....
    He BANGS HIS HEAD on the keys with a big smile on his face.

    Classic Rowlf.
  20. abiraniriba

    abiraniriba Well-Known Member

    I agree "When" is my favorite one of his songs. I also like the one where a Muppet Monster asks him if he knows "Tea For Two" and he says he knows it sdrawkcab dna sdeecorp ot gnis ti taht yaw.

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