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Guess it's about time: From the REAL Greg Berg

Discussion in 'Muppet Babies' started by gregishere, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. gregishere

    gregishere Active Member

    Maybe what you heard was the afore mentioned books done by other talents who tried to match us..as Iwas never in a session of the show whereMauriceLaMarche was recording a Muppet Baby character.
  2. gregishere

    gregishere Active Member

    Sure would be a great idea these days...I earlier attached a petition link but not sure if it even goes anywhere..maybe by calling the Disney Company in Burbank and enough fans getting word to their programming dept., they can try to get it somewhere??? I heard they will be starting a new tv channel fro preschoolers and BIG BLUE BEAR may be on it..why not other Henson greats, like Muppets Babies?

    If you hear anything-like what may be on that channel's schedule please post it.

    Did I read satellite radio may have an ALL Jim Henson channel?
    If so, maybe they can play the songs from the Muppet Babies Show that's on record/cassette...
    Or even interview the cast?
    I'll keep an ear and eye out as well!
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  3. CaseytheMuppet

    CaseytheMuppet Well-Known Member

    Bear is coming back?! AWESOME! Why not Muppet Babies? And Little Muppet Monsters while we're at it. And... ok, I'll stop now. :)
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  4. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Do you happen to know/remember why Howie Mandel left the series?
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  5. gregishere

    gregishere Active Member

    I am not in programming, so don't quote me..about 'BEAR'.
    I heard from another fan,how that should be included.

    Although rare, Muppet Monsters maybe tucked far away somewhere.
    I remember having it on VHS in my own saved tapes.
    Glad you remembered. Others would think you had a dream.
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  6. gregishere

    gregishere Active Member

    Couldn't tell you, he was a great guy to play with.
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  7. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Everyone else was the same. I found the back of the book that had the credits listed...


    Everyone but Animal was the same... this was "Where's the Bear?" Maybe they recorded his part separately or something.
  8. Walter

    Walter Well-Known Member

    I couldn't find anything that "Officially" listed the networks line up.. Just some third party sites that "confirm" it...As for official, The network launches in my area March 23.. It will be replacing SOAP network.
  9. gregishere

    gregishere Active Member

    The item does not ring a bell here, and I have not known how to trace what conract that came under..(if Maurice ever did Animals voice,I've never seen him give himself credit..'I' can do animal yet never was asked.Sounds like some strange business going on, but...no complaints.)

    We did a McDonald's commercial as well, AND a rarity, I was the announcer as well as Baby Fozzie..when they had the plastic figure promotion.

    Rcenly someone posted a link to the MUPPET BABIES LIVE commercial..I never seen it until now and realized(any other fans catch the error?)....>>>>>

    The commercial producer(?) added the Miss Piggy and Kermit voices from the GROWN Muppets.
  10. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Ah... well, I'm gonna guess they recorded him separately without telling any of the other actors.

    Another small question. I noticed in the episode of Muppet Babies where they're all operatic super heroes, when Baby Fozzie was one of the Ninja Turtles, he was referred to as Fozzatello. Was that a direct reference to your role as the alternate voice of Donatello in the actual 1980's series, or was that all a co-incidence?
  11. gregishere

    gregishere Active Member

    It'd be best to check the year of the episode, as when voicing TMNT, I can't recall telling the MB people, (or whomever was writing that episode, and they threw it in?)
    If the episode came 'before' TMNT, then it'd be an eerie occurrence of destiny!

    Somewhere there may be an episode/year list and it can be compared as the Turtles were popular at the time and MB wrote about them,..then maybe later I did Turtles.

    The series original episodes endedearly90's..by then, I slipped into voicing a newly animated show in 1989 , 'The Simpson's'.
  12. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    It was one of the really late Muppet Babies episodes... possible last or second to last season (Bean Bunny was there). I can't remember exactly the first episode of Turtles you first did Don's voice... I know one featured the Return of Baxter Stockman.

    But the Muppet babies episode had to have been from the early 90's. They referenced the Batman movie. Gonzo had a line about having to pay Warner Brothers millions of dollars for a 30 second clip.
  13. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Looking at the credits in that book, it was copyrighted 1985, between the first two seasons, and I saw Frank Welker was credited as Skeeter (Bunsen and Beaker were both absent), so I guess maybe they hired him and then replaced him with Dave Coulier before the new season.

    The superhero episode is one of the first from the last season, 1990-1991. The TMNT cartoon debuted in 1987.
  14. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

  15. catherine

    catherine Well-Known Member

    welcome greg, hi there. Great to have u on board.
  16. Baby Rowlf

    Baby Rowlf Well-Known Member

    Wow, this is amazing! :) It's after midnight at the moment, so forgive the lack of eloquence.

    I've always loved Muppet Babies, but I guess I don't have to tell you who my favourite character always was. ;)
  17. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    What work do you do on "The Simpsons"?
  18. rome kapen

    rome kapen Member

    Wow! It's just amazing to have you on the forum,Greg! By the way, what were recording sessions for muppet babies like?
  19. gregishere

    gregishere Active Member

    Doing voice recordings on a weekly basis was a constant burst of creativity. Each week, the talent on each show would show up to the recording and find out THAT day what the episode was about! Are we visiting an imaginary zoo or creating our own radio show?

    One week I was called to work, I had just started coming down with a cold which was going around town(so everyone was bound to get it eventually),I was at the 'sniffling' stag, the voice usually suffers next, so I was worried my voice/characters would be affected...I was ready to leave if they weren't normal sounding and was ready to offer coming in when the nasally sound cleared and record my segments later.

    As luck would have it, the episode that week was 'Scooter's Uncommon Cold!' So I was in perfect tone for the recording!
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  20. rome kapen

    rome kapen Member

    Thanks for the information!

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