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Henson Performers Birthday Help!

Discussion in 'Henson People' started by frogboy4, Jan 21, 2003.

  1. EmmyMik

    EmmyMik Well-Known Member

    The Muppeteers are normal people (although I defend my Bill chasing. He is more than a normal person! :D ). They just have way-cool experiences that we all want to hear about. It's like petting a shy puppy. If you don't make any sudden moves, we don't shout, and we move very slowly, we might be able to pet the puppy. So before we try and "out" a Muppeteer (and thus the shouting and arm flailing begins), maybe we just ease on back and let the puppy come to us...

  2. Super Scooter

    Super Scooter Well-Known Member

    Bill Barreta was on the old forum? Cool. I'm not trying to scare anyone off! I just would like to know who it is! That's all! We haven't scared Karen off yet, although she's not on very much.

    We scared Bill Barretta off? *sniff sniff*

    Okay, I'll stop pestering. But, Emmy's right. They have so many great stories to tell. It's kinda hard not wanting to talk to them!
  3. scarecroe

    scarecroe Well-Known Member

    The up side to scaring off a Muppeteer, or any famous person in a public forum, is that after they've gone away, should they decide to peak their head in again, they know what to expect.

    My advice is for folks to relax. Running with your arms flailing like that, you're liable to trip and chip a tooth.
  4. EmmyMik

    EmmyMik Well-Known Member

    Or get a nasty gash in your head.

    And I can't stand the sight of blood...
  5. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Well, Ive seen what happens(even recently on other forums) what happens when a JHC past or present sticks their neck out to say hi...fans...well fans just cant control themselves, LOL.

    I think JHC past/present/lurking wants to be treated like everyone else. Yeah, its flattering but man...no need to barage em with "OMG I CANT BELIEVE ITS YOU MR. OZ!!!"

    Just a nice "hey, welcome aboard will do". ^_^

    But yeah, when your face to face talking with Brian Henson, Jane Henson, and Sweetums(THE ACTUAL MUPPET!) in real life its hard not to be just a little giddy fanboyish^_^
  6. scarecroe

    scarecroe Well-Known Member

    This one time?... At band camp?... I fell on the kitchen floor laughing, smacked my head, got up and saw a pool of blood where my head had been. When I inspected my skull, there were no marks or any further bleeding at all. Just for that duration of about 2.3 seconds in which an insane amount of blood came out. It was totally weird.

    And it wasn't really at bandcamp.
  7. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Well, it appears that we may have to make "celebration" menus for certain performers that we can't target. Some performers (and justifiably so) don't want the information on the actual date known for security purposes. I can understand and respect that. And we will oblige any performer who requests we not publicize the actual date. The net can be a creepy place sometimes.

    However, every major Henson performer deserves a special day and we will plan a celebration day for them instead of a birthday notification. This will be at some arbitrary date we decide. If you have any ideas, I am all ears.

    I am quite busy, so not all menus will be up this year. There are just too many for me to handle. About 40 menus for the rest of the year. I'll only be able to make 20 or so. Some banners will just have to wait. It might seem that I magically make these in a matter of days, but it's really not the case. A lot of thought goes into them - and then there's tweaking and optimizing them so they load quickly (unlike most Flash graphics).

    Super Scooter-
    That is one flattering offer, but I really have my hands tied now with Muppet Central, my clients and my own projects to add anything more to my plate at this time. Thanks for thinking of me.
  8. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member


    I don't really see the point of having 10-20 arbitary days and having all these menus when it isn't even their birthday, sooner or later there'll be so many menus you'll hardly ever see the main one ! LOL ! It'd be really cool if we could have a 'Muppeteers Day' to celebrate the work of all the Muppeteers. It could be the same day each year and the menu, instead of containing an individual Muppeteers characters, could contain the faces of 8 Muppeteers (or a group scene of all of them) who's birthdays we don't know. Maybe even have a collage of their characters behind them.

    I think it'd be cool - like a tribute day - we could have groups of forum members each get together in 10 or so groups and create a tribute poem, card, story or something dedicated to an individual Muppeteer, each group does a different person and then that could get displayed on the site or forum all together. Maybe on the international day of puppetry or something.
  9. EmmyMik

    EmmyMik Well-Known Member

    I'm all for making up our own holiday!

    (since when am I not up for making up holidays?)

  10. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    ...... and we all know it'd be fun to see what Jamie could come up with for a Bill Baretta menu ! Muffins, Envelopes, Restraining Orders ! LOL ! :eek:
  11. EmmyMik

    EmmyMik Well-Known Member


    Well I think Jackie and I should borrow any Bill menu before it is put in place. Just to make sure it's perfect...

  12. Jackie

    Jackie Well-Known Member

    I second that motion!

    And just for the record...Emmy and I never scared Bill Barretta off the MC forum. We may have scared him off of the Bill Barretta Borrowers forum...but that's another story... :)
  13. EmmyMik

    EmmyMik Well-Known Member

    But he did post at the BBB!

    That was awesome (and almost one year ago exactly)...

  14. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    Yeah and i'm kinda wondering if there is some link there with the whole puppeteers not wanting their birthdays known for 'security reasons' issue ! :rolleyes:
  15. EmmyMik

    EmmyMik Well-Known Member


    It's Bills loss. I mean if we knew his birthday we could send him a nice muffin basket or something...

  16. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    The days aren't entirely random - they would mark something in Muppet History with that particular performer. Or, that is what I was thinking. And we know the months of some birthays, but no details on the day, so that kind of works.

    In the end, over 1/4 of the menus will be celebrating something. I kind of like that. If not Muppet Central, then where? It's not like we're going to celebrate the second keygrip on Muppets From Space. Just some of the main people. We have an idea that Bill's birthday is in October, so we'll probably put up a celebration menu that month.
  17. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    Ah i see - yeah the months would be cool to do. As long as it has some relevance. By the way, the key grip for Muppets From Space posts here occasionally ...... he'll be pretty bummed about that ! LOL !
  18. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    LOL! Um...I said the assistant to the key grip. Yeah, that's it. :D
  19. Gonzo

    Gonzo Well-Known Member

    There are parts to this forum I've never seen! Wow!

    Uh...I know this was being discussed last month, but I have a question for Jamie, Phil, or another Powerful Person.

    Hopefully you'll take it in the spirit I intend it.

    Why....celebrate/commemorate the date that deceased performers passed on, instead of their birthdates? To me, it seems more morbid than "respectful." As some non-Muppety examples:

    Martin Luther King Jr. Day is in January...not April 4th (the day he was assassinated). Same with Washington, Lincoln, Beethoven (for Schroeder's sake)...it seems that when they want to honor great (and not so great) people for their accomplishments, they commemorate the day of their birth. Their life. Not their death.

    I'll never NEVER forget the day that Jim Henson passed away. But instead of mark that date each year, I'd rather celebrate his birthday and his life.

    That's it...it was just something I was thinking about independent of any MC thoughts the other day, and I thought I'd bring it up here, since it's semi-related to this topic.

  20. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    That structure was in place when I arrived and it took me a minute to adjust, but it really does make sense. It is rather strange to celebrate the birthday of someone who is no longer around to have a birthday if you think about it. Personally I think we should mark both days. Heck, there are 365 days in the year. Wouldn't really hurt to mark 2 days for these special people. It is a good point and I will definitely discuss it. I'd really be for both days.

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