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How are you a Henson-Muppet fan?

Discussion in 'Family Worlds' started by frogboy4, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    believe it or not, even as a kid, I never liked sesame street. It happened with the muppet show first I believe. I do remember watching Muppet Babies, but I dont know which came first. Even as a kid I was not really into kid shows lol. Yay for puppety violence XD
  2. Kiki Active Member

    I LOVED Sesame when I ws little, but I prolly like it more now, lol! But even when I was a little kid, there was a lot of children's shows which I didn't find appealing. I mean, stuff like Teletubbies and The Wiggles -which most kids loved- and stuff are bloody boring if you ask me, and I thought the same when I was younger!
  3. Redsonga Active Member

    My order of when in life I saw each of them goes ( I only count what I can remember :) )
    Please note: 1) We were poor and didn't have cable. 2)We were poor and didn't rent movies 3)Our copy of the Muppet Movie was a first release VHS for back in the day and 4) Many of my fondest memories came from bootlegs my daddy recorded off Disney channel and the other channels, since ma hardly ever let me watch anything but PBS even though we got NBC and CBS and ABC and FOX. 5) ...Except when I would get up veeeery early on Saturday mornings ;) :

    1)Sesame Street/and the Don't Eat The Pictures movie/Christmas Eve on Sesame Street
    2) The Muppet Movie/The Great Muppet Caper
    3) Muppet Babies (a favorite of mine :), as I always loved the idea of using my imagination (I still do) and I love the cutest of and characters and their personalities. I was/am more on the side of Skeeter than Piggy : ). All and all I meet more people that love the show than hate it :3 )
    4) The Muppets at Walt Disney World
    5) The Secret Life of Toys
    6) The Frog Prince
    (insert edited version of the Robin Hood single episode of TMS somewhere here)
    7)Fraggle Rock
    8) The Muppet Christmas Carol/Muppet Treasure Island
    9) Labyrinth/Dark Crystal
    10) Muppets from Space
    11) Muppets Take Manhattan
    12) The Muppet Show
    13) Everything else :3
  4. Grundgetta2800 New Member

    I liked them all, but mostly Muppet Show and Sesame Street. When I was a kid I sometimes didn't want to go to school because I wanted to watch SS
  5. Kiki Active Member

    Lol, same with me, when I was little. Not much has changed, though!
  6. Muppet Pro New Member

    I'm a Muppet-Humor fan. Plus I'm a Jim Henson Historian and I like the advance puppetry in The Dark Crystal and Labrynth. That was cool.
  7. Fozzie Bear Moderator

    My fanaticism came from Sesame Street, then The Muppet Show, and then everything. :) The most things I owned as a kid were Sesame Street. Late 70's is when we began getting Muppet stuff.

    Golly, I'm gettin' old.

    I can remember that SS would come on in the mornings, but it was the afternoon repeats of the morning's show that I would watch after school.

    When The Muppet Show was on, I think a CBS affiliate, I would try to get the family to watch that with me if we were at my grandfather's house and it usually worked. They liked the guest stars (usually) and would watch. It seems it came on just before or after Hee Haw.

    Anyway, in the 80's I also ran home to watch Fraggle Rock and was plopped right down in front of HBO to see those when they were first coming on. I did miss a few episodes and I would be MAD!
  8. Super Scooter New Member

    My fandom sprang from Muppet Show compilation videos (Children's Songs and Stories, Muppet Treasures and The Kermit and Piggy Story) and an old copy of The Great Muppet Caper that my parents taped off the TV. I probably watched The Great Muppet Caper hundreds of times, and it's still my favorite Muppet movie.

    Then came Sesame Street. I watched Sesame Street from season 21 to season 23. The Elmo years had already begun, but they were still showing a lot of the classic "old school" skits. Then I must have started watching again (ocassionally) during season 25 because I distinctly remember loving Benny Rabbit.

    Can ya believe I saw Muppet Treasure Island before I ever saw The Muppet Movie? 'tis true! I saw it in the theater, and it was great! Nothing beats a Muppet movie in the theater. Then came Muppets Tonight, which I was immediately hooked on... but my parents thought it was "too adult," and I only saw a few episodes.

    Then I saw The Dark Crystal, and it freaked me out! Didn't like it until much later, and I wouldn't watch Labyrinth until after I re-watched Dark Crystal.

    I never saw a full episode of The Muppet Show until probably 1999. And until the DVDs came out, I had only seen a handful. I only saw about 3 episodes of Fraggle Rock before I turned 16. And then, I had only seen about 10 episodes before the DVDs were released. I'm kind of glad I was older when I saw the show. It's alot easier to appreciate what was accomplished there. Characters from The Muppet Show and Sesame Street will always mean more to me, they're more like childhood friends. But Fraggle Rock's such an incredible achievment for Henson.
  9. Java Active Member

    For me I'm fairly certain my parents had me watching SS first and then it was a TMS, FR, MB, and the movies in one fail swoop as they were on nickelodeon, TBS, and PBS and my parents had us watch. Not a distinguishing factor in that timeline of those as my age is just right for FR and MB and reruns were popular of TMS.

    And then The Jim Henson Hour cinched it for us as we had to watch that all the time and the various other things Jim was doing at the time.
  10. StreetScenes Member

    ok so i've got a chronology question then...because 1990-91 was the last year i watched ss, but i distinctly remember 14 Carrot Love, and he says he's Benny in that skit. muppet wiki has him only appearing as a generic bunny until 1993, but i was definitely not watching then...so maybe you knew benny from 1991 too? :confused:

    i saw MTI first, too, or at least that's the first one i remember. I liked MT too--i felt like i finally got to experience my parents generation, instead of being born too late for all the cool stuff. kinda like when the Beatles Anthology coming out & I got to go to Princeton Record Exchange and buy a brand new Beatles single on vinyl--an experience i never thought i'd have when i started getting into the Beatles.

    i'm glad i'm not the only one who was wierded out by these. but i haven't watched them since becoming totally obsessed with the muppets, though, so i ought to give them another shot. still, not really my thing.
  11. Redsonga Active Member

    I think I watched Dark Crystal when I was very little and just don't remember because I blocked it out over the scary birds eating scene. But Labyrinth is so cool..although I say that as a fangirl who first saw it when she was nineteen, loves it mostly for Jareth, thinks Sarah is a little slow and hates the ending though :p. But still..Jareth :D! Fantasy world of Labyrinth :D!=love. Fantasy world of DC= not as much love. I think it is because it didn't feel as fleshed out to me..the world felt very open and shut, I think it was the ending and some of the parts in-between, "Ooh lets make it very pretty and realistic and don't forget we have to talk about this so viewers have any idea why...Oops, quitting time! Oh well.."
  12. Kiki Active Member

    I know! The chick, Sarah, is a moron! She... HAD to get her baby brother, I mean seriously, she could've had David Bowie as a slave, who wouldn't wan-

    ...uh... and then we move on. XP

    I saw The Dark Crystal when I was about 9, I actually remember buying it on video. I still love it as much as I did then, and yet everyone else I know who has seen it -except your guys :)- found it really dissapointing. I found it so clever, especially fer what- early 80s? Saw Labyrinth a little later, I was about 11. Watched it when I saw sick, the DVd was scratchy, so I missed a large majority of it. Other than the fact that I didn't understand the plot, due to missing parts, and didn't get it, I enjoyed it. But I found an old copy on video, and that worked, so it was all good. :)
  13. The Shoe Fairy Active Member

    That reminds me of a funny story.... My dad knew a guy when he was at uni that like David Bowie so much he changed his name, first and last to just Bowie. I recall watching The Dark Crystal last year for art, and being the only person in the room excited about it, and now me and my friends have a long running joke that goes "I'm gonna say something that will make you cringe" "What?" "The Dark Crystal" *Shudder*
    Lol the whole class was bored to death by it, cause we had to keep stopping and starting it and taking sketches of the characters, nothing like the first time I saw it, in Year 4 when we did dance, it was called off and they lumped all of the primary schoolers into one studio and we watched it lol. In case you wanted to know, I went to a stupid performing arts school and dance was compulsory :rolleyes:
  14. Kiki Active Member

    Really? Sounds cool, actually. But I understand if you didn't enjoy it, I don't even know how I'd go at those places, but I met someone recently who goes to one. ^^
    Yeah, everyone I know just hates The Dark Crystal, they all find it really boring, and yet I love it.
    You are SO lucky that you got to study it! I remember my old art teacher worked with The Muppets and she told me and I was, like, having a heart-attack and everyone was like, "err, and...?" Lol, "dark Crystal!" *Shudders* A couple of my closer friends love it too, but they like Labyrinth just as much. I use a lot of references, like my friend was trying to make up an excuse not to go swimming, and I'm like, "y'see, she has a bad allergic reaction to the clorine. Her skin dries up... like, really sevrely. Have you seen that bit in the Dark Crystal where the skeksi dies? Yeah, that's what happens. She just crumbles up, And her jaw drops off. yeah..." lol.

    Bowie! I always thought that's an aweosme name. I mean- I know it's not his REAL name, but still...
  15. The Shoe Fairy Active Member

    Well, I mean, Dance made me super flexible, and I learnt Clarinet and Drums and musical theater, along with music theory, can't go wrong with those skills. I go to a selective stream in a public high school now, cause the stream I was in at the perfoming arts place ended.
  16. Kiki Active Member

    Sounds good, actually! I mean, all those things you got to learn... dancing, drums, clarinet, theatre, music theory... wow! That's tons! :)
  17. The Shoe Fairy Active Member

    Yeah and until I hit highschool I had no Idea how much I learnt. I'm glad I did learn all of that, just at the time I thought it sucked, even though Now I realise that learning music/musical instruments was vital. The other thing is, there was a full on concert showcase for music (Where I was a Hobo for "Oliver") but some year 10s covered Bon Jovi, and that's how I became a Bon Jovi fan.:D
  18. Kiki Active Member

    That's awesome, that! The arts are very underappreciated at my school, they couldn't be bothered with you, unless you're one of those kids who are in every single thing possible and your parents are wealthy and stuff. -_- Of coarse, there's some decent teachers (my faves are my science teacher, my literature teacher and my old drama teacher, they actually treat me like a human being) but most of them are over-the-top feminists (even the males at times), who think everything is "un-Christian". XP Lol, I was a hobo too in a play! Well, a music performance, it was about two years ago... can't remember the song right now though, too "blah".
  19. The Shoe Fairy Active Member

    Lol I hate "ponce-y" people that parade around the fact that they are Uber-rich, and they have all this high end stuff, but they have no talent. I also hate people that think everything is Anti-Christian, like you say "Ozzy Osbourne" and somebody goes "IT'S THE DEVIL". Sure, some bands I like have some "Evil" songs, but none of them are really that far into it, it's all show. E.g Cradle of Filth are often accused of being Vampyric or Satanic, when very few of their songs actually adress Christianity, and when they do, it is usually to tell a story or indicated doom in general, considering the concept albums they have recorded.
  20. Kiki Active Member

    Oui! Oui! HIGH. FIVE. I know, it's just... stupid! Heh, sounds like my Grandma. Our family isn't... alarmingly religous, she's the only really religous one, but to a point where it gets a little bit ludicrous (and yet my Nanna, on my dad's side can't stick church!). Whenever I mention a band she's like, "are they satanic?" I do love her, but she's very easy to stir up (I once put a KISS poster in her room fer a laugh), and she's a bit too outspoker fer her own good. :smirk: My older borther's a metalhead, right? So my Grandma's jumping to all these conclusions like, "he must be worshipping the devil!" or "he's depressed!" errr, noooooo. She hates Alice Cooper, because he's "evil". She hasn't heard any of his music, soooo... pretty much she's saying that he's evil because he wears eye-makeup, leather and likes tongue-in-cheek horror. So do I! But yeah, our school is so serious about everything, including the people, it's just so easy to stir them up, and sometimes they just need it. I mean, I have a friend and she's like, "how did you get so talented?" (I'm not talented, really, but anyway..) and I convinced her I sold my soul to the devil, lol! I was clearly joking, but I think she bought it! :eek:

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