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Gilda Radner's Greatest Moments heads up

Discussion in 'Muppet Appearances' started by dwmckim, Apr 29, 2002.

  1. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    The promos for the Gilda Radner's Greatest Moments airing tonight included a clip from her Muppet Show appearance...might be worth tuning in to see how much they show - non Muppet fan bias aside, some of the stuff she did during her guest stint was among the funniest stuff in her career (and that's saying quite a lot!)
  2. EmmyMik

    EmmyMik Well-Known Member

    I was channel surfing last night, and I saw this commercial. I saw 3 clips that I was pretty darn sure that they were from The Muppet Show.

    Muppet clips or not, I'm going to watch it!

  3. Cindy

    Cindy Moderator Staff Member


    Thanks for the reminder and confirmation that Phillip and I weren't imagining things. We saw the commercial for the Radner special and Phillip recognized the Muppet Show skits immediately.

    It should be a pretty good special even if the Muppets don't get a mention. She was a great comedian and much loved in the entertainment circle. Another one gone before her time.
  4. Cindy

    Cindy Moderator Staff Member

    Get out those VCR's!

    For those who aren't already watching, there will be an interview with Kermit on the Gilda Radner Great Moments show on ABC tonight.
  5. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

    Scred !

    The Greatest moments special was terrific! Guess what? In the movie following, they featured a Scred lookalike! (guess they couldn't get the rights) He was backstage with a puppeteer (not Jerry) and accidently bumped into Laraine Newman. He said" I'm Sooo Sorry" in a scratchy voice, and Lariane pushed him away.
    Pretty neat...
  6. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    Well the Greatest Moments just aired here (the movie is starting - thanks for the heads up on "Scred") - there was a healthy number of clips from The Muppet Show (practically every scene she was in) and lots of Kermit quotes!

    Overall a nice job and a classy tribute. The only thing missing that i thought should have been included was her classic cameo on the orignal Gary Shandling show where she comes to the door and he says hey where've you been? and she says as perkily as possible "Oh, I've had cancer"! One of her last performances and a total willingness to make light of her darkest moments!
  7. EmmyMik

    EmmyMik Well-Known Member

    Re: Get out those VCR's!

    Luckily, I recorded it.

    And I must say, I was quite happy that "The Muffin Show" had a mention. :D

    I was also surprised that so much of TMS was shown (I was just expecting a clip).
  8. EmmyMik

    EmmyMik Well-Known Member

    Re: Scred !

    I saw that too.

    I don't think that the casting dude said to some actor, "Ok, you're going to play Jerry Nelson." I think that they just gave him some ugly looking puppet that looks kinda like Scred. But I liked the hat the guy wore.


    Anyway, that part did make me excited...

  9. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    The funniest thing about that scene is i could easily picture Jerry Nelson dressed as the puppeteer was!
  10. Foreignman

    Foreignman Well-Known Member

    I missed it, and only got to see the last three minutes. Does anyone know when it will be on again? Thanks.
  11. muppet_fan_1

    muppet_fan_1 Well-Known Member

    I watched every bit of it! It was excellent! I screamed when I saw Scooter! then Kermit made so many comments and quotes. It was great. They needed more muppets. Of course...everyone always does........
    he he he "The Muffin Show" I have that episode on tape. :>oh, yeah, and like the previous person said, if anyone knows where I can get a copy of that special or whenand if it will ever come on again which I highly doubt but still....lemme know.
  12. AbbessBryony

    AbbessBryony Well-Known Member

    I knew it was on but I forgot to watch it! :( *sad sigh*
  13. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    What I found most interesting about this special was not only the fact of how heavily the Muppets were featured (around 6-8 minutes total). But it was the fact that the show began and ended with Gilda's Muppet Show clips. Of all the highlights in her career, that's how they started and ended the program.

    The show opened with Gilda testing Muppet Labs' glue and a good Kermit interview. And then ended with her singing "Tap Your Troubles Away" as the positive and uplifting ending to the special. Lots of TMS clips were in between with good dialogue with Kermit. It was really nice to see Scooter's full opening on ABC too. The new interview dialogue with Steve Martin, Barbara Walters (and many others) interspersed along with Kermit's interview is a compliment to the company that Kermit would have so much airtime alongside such well-known celebrities.
  14. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    Ewww...I missed it. :mad:
  15. BlueFrackle

    BlueFrackle Well-Known Member


    Uhm, It was on May last year...

    You quack!
  16. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    quack quack waddle waddle

  17. Super Scooter

    Super Scooter Well-Known Member

    :sympathy: : I was supposed to operate on a duck, but I left the operatin' room.

    :mad: : Oh, Dr. Bob! You can't do that! It could have been an emergency!

    :sympathy: : Emergency, shemergency! He called me a quack!

    :flirt: : Ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh!

    :sympathy: : You should have seen what he did when I tried giving him his "bill!"


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