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Half hour long commercial for TMS

Discussion in 'Muppet Appearances' started by FellowWLover, Dec 6, 2002.

  1. FellowWLover

    FellowWLover Member

    I don't usually flip the channels on TV at 7:30 am, but with our snow delay this morning, I had some time. To my surprise, there were the Muppets! Clip after clip.... what in the world was going on?!

    Turns out it was a half hour of paid programming on WXPN sponsered by Time Life. They showed so many clips! The ad was to offer 10 VHS or 10 DVDs including 30 Classic Muppet Shows for $100.00, apparently half of what they usually sell for.

    I enjoyed the commercial so much that I wrote down the number:


    Most of you probably have these already, but I thought it was worth mentioning. An infomercial for Muppets sure took me by surprise!

    (Edited to add that you must use a credit card to receive the discounted price.)
  2. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member


    Thanks for spotting this. A rep at Time-Life told me they'd be gearing a new mass-market advertising campaign for the Muppets, but I didn't know it included a 30 minute advertisement. Was there anything particularly interesting outside of the clips from the actual shows?

    Several new one-minute commercials should also be appearing on channels everywhere too, so keep your eyes open.
  3. Gonzo

    Gonzo Active Member

    *gritting my teeth*

    I still haven't bought them....I'm trying to be good...trying to be good...


    Self-Control isn't good for me.

  4. Lu775

    Lu775 Member

    TMS DVDs

    Why oh why won't they mail these to Canada?
    Time Life, you're killing me!
  5. Stryder Wolfe

    Stryder Wolfe New Member

    me too! Lu and I should start a revolution!!

    actually, I knwo that some people on the boards would be happy to let us use their shipping address and pass it along, but the cost is also quite prohibitive...sad but true...
  6. FellowWLover

    FellowWLover Member

    Not really. They showed a *lot* of clips, and the voice-over highlighted certain guest stars who (I guess) they thought would interest the public. It kept going to the standard "speech" about the purchase price, but otherwise, was straight clips. Very entertaining.
  7. Zack the Dog

    Zack the Dog Active Member

    they did this when they relesed the pee wee's play house Videos, and played them early in the morning a few years ago, it wasn't Time Life thought, at least i don't think. I was hoping they would do one for the muppets! it's to bad they couldn't have a few muppets making a cameo on promoting the videos and dvd's they had the Terry teradactal and randy puppets on the pee wee commercial.

  8. EmmyMik

    EmmyMik New Member

    You know a few weeks ago I woke up waaaaay too early for a Sunday morning and watched a 30 minute commercial for the Time-Life "Singers & Song Writers" CDs. As I sat there, wasting my time I thought, "It would be great if they did this for the Muppet Show tapes."

    Now the question is, if Time-Life can read my mind, who else can do it too?

  9. FellowWLover

    FellowWLover Member

    Oh yeah, I have seen that one too. It is pretty good.
  10. Joggy

    Joggy Member

    I can. You're thinking of Kevin Clash dressed like a Muffin.

  11. EmmyMik

    EmmyMik New Member


    I think I need to start wearing tin-foil hats or something... :D
  12. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Thanx for reporting this, Jess. I've seen it too. Hypnotic! I have all the discs but still watched the entire commercial. Fun stuff. :) Makes me really want a Vets Hospital Playset.

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