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Discussion in 'Muppet Appearances' started by Phillip, Sep 16, 2009.
What happened, guys? What IS happening!
The two theories I have are that Dave and Gonzo just couldn't make it in time after the D23 expo (and as such, there was no time to rehearse or anything)... or he just got bumped for Flat-sounding Rascals. The speculative theory I have (the one that has no lick of evidence, but I can feel it) is that we complained so much about the last one that Disney said "NO! We're not doing that again."
It was? I don't watch the show much so I haven't been following what was going on. But I suppose they could have a Gonzo appearance next season. Something to think about.
Meh, I don't follow them much at all. I didn't catch the Kermit/Piggy appearance either. I'm not going to channel surf obsessively. I don't like making tv watching a scavenger hunt. I watch to kill time or enjoy myself. Muppet references are just a happy surprise.
Ask a silly question:
Why isn't the Muppet Workshop making the Muppet characters anymore? Does Disney have something against them?
Disney had companies bid on the contract. The Muppet Workshop (which is now part of the Creature Shop, I believe) didn't have the lowest bid, and lost the contract.
The more I think about it... I'd rather have seen Rick Astley over Susan Boyal... But really... if they wanted to go that far, they might as well have got someone up in a Mario suit and had him say "All Toasters Toast Toast." or something. Freakin' internet fads...
Ya' know, since LTS I thought things were going to keep getting better. Oh, how wrong I was!
First Steve disappears off the face of the planet with no explanation and now THIS!
WHY MUST THE TORTURE US SO!
They just spent $4 billion to buy Marvel yet they won't spend extra on puppets! I know it's good business sense and all but, IT'S RIDICILOUS! IT'S OUTRAGEOUS! IT'S SOMETHING I CAN'T MENTION WITH CHILDREN PRESENT!
No offence to either Disney or The Puppet Heap, but that's like suddenly switching from (insert brand name here) to an inferior rip-off brand! The Muppet Workshop has been making the characters for over fifty years and Disney thinks they can suddenly switch companies on us and everything will be alright! It's...it's...it's still something I can't mention with children present!
There, I have vented.
We now return you to your regularly scheduled thread, already in progress:
I would like to know what is happening to!
Maybe Disney saw all the negative reaction to Schmermit the Frog last time they were on agt, followed by the vmas, and decided to pull gonzo.
i think the gonzo puppet was just a fluke,kinda just a needed puppet at the time and that was the only gonzo available, i mean ive seen some muppet puppets that look bad, theres been a few Gonzos alreadys and like someone said there where a few fozzies
Yeah, I pretty much just happened to come across a rerun of America's Funniest Home Videos with the Muppets on it, which was pretty cool, but I didn't plan on it or anything. It was just a good surprise.
Wouldn't it be just like Gonzo to make an unexpected unannounced cameo on The Office, have someone ask "what are YOU doing here?" and Gonzo reply "Oops - wrong night!"
*laughs* That would have been a-MAZ-ing.
Actually, they switched puppet companies back in either 2004 or 2005, shortly after they bought the Muppets.
Let me rephrase that.
First they switch puppet makers on us, then Steve disappears of the face of the planet with no explanation WHAT NEXT!
I always thought they should find a way to have a Muppet Cameo on that show... similar to what they did with Jack Black and Cloris Leachman... have them watch a video or web video of the Muppets performing an exclusive skit or something.... the Office writers are huge Muppet fans and all... Ricky Gervais from the original British version especially.
i think the apocolypse..you know Kermit vs Mickey for the sake of our souls kinda thing
I know which side I'm taking.
Henson closed the majority of the Muppet Workshop facilities, the people who were let go went and formed Puppet Heap. There isn't a major difference between companies, they are all mostly Henson taught.
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