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Happy Birthday Matt Vogel!

Discussion in 'Henson People' started by galagr, Oct 6, 2013.

  1. galagr

    galagr Well-Known Member

    SHAME on you all. One does not simply forget Matt Vogel's birthday. Forgetting to say Happy Birthday to say Matt Vogel is like not saying happy birthday to The Count, Lew Zealand, or Crazy Harry.

    Oh well, Happy Birthday Matt! :fishy::crazy::sing::cluck::grr::batty:
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  2. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Well I follow him on Facebook and posted on his wall a happy birthday wish, does that count?
  3. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I didn't know it was his birthday. Maybe there should be a birthday banner for him at Muppet Central (though it's been a long time since any new ones were added). It could have Big Bird and '80s Robot in addition to some of Jerry Nelson's characters he has taken over.
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  4. cjd874

    cjd874 Well-Known Member

    Happy Birthday Jerry 2.0!
    But seriously, thank you Matt for keeping Jerry Nelson's legacy alive! It means so much to us Muppet fans. If it hadn't been for you, we might not have seen the Count, Floyd Pepper, or Lew Zealand for some time. But it's like they've never been away.
    :batty:: Ah, yes! Three cheers for Mr. Vogel! One cheer! Two cheers! Three cheers! Ah ah ah ah ah!
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  5. HeyButtahfly

    HeyButtahfly Well-Known Member

    Shame accepted- I also was unaware of this special day. Happy birthday, Matt!
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  6. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    I think for the record that Bill Beratea is the one doing Lew.....
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  7. Twisted Tails

    Twisted Tails Well-Known Member

    Okay! I added him as a friend on Facebook and I will accept the shame. I'm sorry that I forgot about his birthday. So, happy birthday, Matt!
  8. Bridget

    Bridget Well-Known Member

    Indeed, shame on me!!! Happy birthday to a man who has accepted the huge responsibility of carrying on the legacy of the muppets that I have grew up with and adore. You touch me especially with your Robin and Gobo. Hope you've enjoyed your day! Many more to come!
  9. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    No, Bill Barretta only did Lew for It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie and (the extended version of) The Muppets' Wizard of Oz. Matt has been Lew since 2008.
  10. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the heads up on that, I was not really sure if Matt took Lew over or not.
  11. FrackleFan2012

    FrackleFan2012 Well-Known Member

    HAPPY (belated) BIRTHDAY, MATT!!!
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  12. muppetlover123

    muppetlover123 Well-Known Member

    happy birthday matt! Thank you for all you do!
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  13. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    Here's what I put on Facebook: Today is the 44th birthday of Muppeteer Matt Vogel! Matt started with The Muppets in 1996. His first big break came when he was chosen to be Caroll Spinney's understudy for Big Bird on Sesame Street. If you remember watching Journey to Ernie, he was Big Bird for all those segments. Then in 2008, when Jerry Nelson retired, he personally hand-picked Matt to take over his Muppet Show characters like Floyd, Robin, Lew Zealand, Crazy Harry, and so on. When Jerry passed away, Matt toke over his most famous role, the Count von Count. Matt also created 2 new characters for the Muppets. In the 2011 Muppet movie, he was the hilarious '80s Robot. He also stared in Muppets Most Wanted, where he played the fantastic villain Constantine. To celebrate Matt, here's Constantine singing my favorite song from Muppets Most Wanted, I'll Get You What You Want. Happy birthday, Matt! PS, I'm really sorry about your dad. May he rest in piece. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJkM7EbcTRk, .
  14. fozzieisfunny

    fozzieisfunny Well-Known Member

    I didn't realize he was born 1 year after Sesame Street came out!
  15. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    Happy birthday Matt Vogel, thank you for reviving Floyd Pepper, Lew Zealand, Crazy Harry, and many more, and thank you for bringing Constantine and 80's Robot to life, and I hope you keep puppeteering for as long as you can.
  16. fozzieisfunny

    fozzieisfunny Well-Known Member

    This also gives me the opportunity to share the best photo ever:
  17. fozzieisfunny

    fozzieisfunny Well-Known Member

  18. ploobis

    ploobis Well-Known Member

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY MATT!!! :sing: :grr: :fishy: :cluck: :crazy: :wisdom: :batty:
  19. RowlfFan12

    RowlfFan12 Active Member

    Happy Birthday Matt!
  20. WalterLinz

    WalterLinz Well-Known Member

    Happy belated birthday Matt!!:sing: You will always be #1 to us!!;)

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