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Floyd "in joke"!

Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by muppetperson, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    Just found out why Floyd is pink.It is a reference to classic band "Pink Floyd"!
    I wonder if Zoot is Blue as a reference to "the Blues"? And isnt Dr Teeth based on Elton John?
  2. MissMusical12

    MissMusical12 Well-Known Member

    I don't think Dr. Teeth was based off Elton John.......I thought he was based off someone else. I can't remember who though.
  3. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    You're right.I searched it and he is based on Dr John, who ever he is!
  4. charlietheowl

    charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    I thought Dr. Teeth was more based on Dr. John than Elton John, Dr. John being a popular keyboardist/singer from New Orleans who had the same sort of loquacious way of speaking and eccentric dress. But I definitely think some Elton John was thrown in there.
  5. Hartley

    Hartley Member

    Watch film of Dr John from the 70s (such as his performance in The Band's fantastic concert film The Last Waltz) and you'll see that he is Dr Teeth :D

    That never even occured to me about Floyd! Maybe I never noticed what colour he is cos most of his face is hidden behind that moustache!
  6. muppet maniac

    muppet maniac Well-Known Member

    Actually, Floyd's name and outfit were both inspired by The Beatles' album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, hence his name Sgt. Floyd Pepper. The way he walks sometimes is based on R. Crumb. Zoot, I don't think he was based on anyone in particular , except that he is supposed to represent the burnt out musician in his 50s.
  7. DrDientes

    DrDientes Active Member

    Zoot is based in the Argentine saxophonist Gato Barbieri, according to Muppet Wiki.

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