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How old were you when you started liking Muppets?

Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by mo, Mar 10, 2012.


how old were you when you started liking the muppets?

  1. older than 10

    16 vote(s)
  2. younger than 10

    35 vote(s)

  1. mo

    mo Well-Known Member

    well i guess my theory was proven correct! muppet loving isn't a hobby it's a life style
    like watching oswald the lucky rabbit cartoons at 3 am 0.0....

    the reason i go ... so much is becuase that's also a lisestyle...
  2. charlietheowl

    charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    While I always sort of liked the Muppets throughout most of my life (I have vague recollections of watching Muppet Babies reruns as a small child), I didn't get really into them until last year, when I accidentally happened upon Fraggle Rock reruns during one of my breaks from school. I was intrigued enough to download the series, and I was hooked, and started gobbling up everything Muppet-related I could find. Still am.
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  3. miss kermie

    miss kermie Well-Known Member

    I remember, I was 3, and I was being watched by my grandma, and i was flipping through channels, and I saw a pig with blonde hair (You know who!) and I was like, who are you?

    It was the Muppets take manhattan, and I loved the whole movie!
    Ever since then, I was obsessed =P
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  4. mo

    mo Well-Known Member

    I'll tell you all my story gather round children!

    once upon a time there was a girl called mikayla who was born in germany
    on her first birthday she was given a lotta different things because babies are always sorta spoiled.I got a card that had elmo on it and said "elmo!"
    which is weird because i don't think we got tv but maybe we did... I actually have video proof of this!
    next when i still lived in germany! but my family is american i got a zoey outfit that was second hand and whenever someone pointed at it and asked if it was me i nodded my head i have photographic proof !
    next my family was going to call my brother zoey until they relized she was a character from sesame street but still wanted to name him that.
    when i was 4 i got sesame street magazine and had watched sesame street before and still got it untili was 5 i don't have any proof of that because my mother threw it out
    late september 2011...this when i became officiacally a muppet fan!
    also i lived in america since i was 3 until i was 6 and still live in it!

    wait did i just say my life story?
    HUBBA WHA?!?
  5. GAR

    GAR Member

    Muppets have been there my whole life. I don't actually recall first seeing them. They were an ever present factor, same way my parents, brother and grandparents were... I don't remember seeing first seeing them either. They just were always there.

    I remember watching the shows as a kid in Dutch television (KRO), loving the movies, having multiple Muppet books, sleeping beneath a Pigs In Space poster (man, I wish I still had that), and also loving everything else that came from Jim Henson & Co. even if I did not know it was Henson to begin with. As a kid I never actually connected the dots between Sesame Street and The Muppet Show, even though Kermit appeared in both shows and I vividly remember recognizing Bert & Ernie in The Muppets Take Manhattan and in a Muppet Show episode. Maybe I didn't realize it was all one big family because in The Netherlands Sesame Street was synched into Dutch (and Kermit, Bert & Ernie had different voices), while we had Muppet Show in the original language with subtitles.

    But I really loved it all... Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, Fraggle Rock, stuff like that. And even though as you grow up you move on, and not everything else that followed I loved just as much (I never really got into Muppets Tonight for instance) there is always a place in the heart for anything Muppets related.
  6. JustinHoskie

    JustinHoskie Active Member

    I didn't become a huge fan until this past year, actually. I had, of course, watched Sesame Street endlessly when I was little (I even remember watching Elmo in Grouchland when I was about 10). And, up to about 14 or 15, I would watch it in the afternoon when I was waiting for the local Simpsons block to start. (I tried watching it recently, but couldn't really get into it.)

    But, with the exception of watching The Muppet Babies as a kid, seeing one or two episodes or sketches of The Muppet Show at school for some reason I can't remember (during music class no less), and giving a disastrous presentation on Jim Henson during 9th grade, I had no real experience with The Muppets. I had forgotten all about Fozzie, Gonzo, and basically everyone else whose name didn't end in Frog or Piggy, with only a vague memory of the Swedish Chef, (even with SS Muppet; I almost forgot about Rosita and Zoe, and I still have no real memory of Telly). However, I knew just from my experience of putting together my Henson presentation that I was just a dormant Muppet fan. So, when I found out there was a new Muppet movie in development, I was excited.

    A couple months before The Muppets came out, the local Walmart, which I frequent while waiting for my shift to start at the Goodwill nearby, stocked up on season releases of TMS, and, for the longest time. I resisted buying them. But, after a month, a day after I got paid, I say only saw one copy of season one left, I assumed that was it, and thinking "This could be the last chance you have in years to get this set", I dropped the $60 for all three seasons. (I was wrong, since Walmart is still selling them, but hey, sometimes being wrong leads you to do the right decision!)

    That night, after I got off work, I popped in season one, disk one, assuming "It'll be alright; it won't be the best thing I've ever seen, but it'll be alright." Well! Was I blown away! It was one of the best shows I've ever seen! The next few days, I would watch as many episodes I could before and after work, and after catching up on my daily shows (Attack of the Show, The Late Late Show w/Craig Ferguson), and, when I finally got a few days off, I spent them going through the rest of the set. And, after getting The Muppets Blu-Ray, I spent the entirety of another few day break getting lost on Muppet Wiki.

    A quick side-note: About a week after I got the set, I was dropped off for work one and a half hours early. Trying to waste as much time as possible at Walmart, I was looking at the laptops (since I had been saving up for one for a month or so). Seeing one (the kind I'm typing on right now) that was around the amount I had saved up, I did the math and realized that, including taxes, I was about $50 short. During the frenzy I was in to get my collected savings, the rest of my spending money, and the extra $50, I tweeted something along the lines of this: "Trying to get $50 bucks for a laptop! I guess spending that 60 for those Muppet Show DVDs wasn't the best idea. #Loverly...." .... "Actually, I take that back. That was the best 60 bucks I ever spent!"
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  7. catherine

    catherine Well-Known Member

    i was about 1 or 2 years old
  8. Amanda Taylor

    Amanda Taylor Well-Known Member

    When I was maybe 2 or 3 years old. :)
  9. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    Well I was about 2 yrs. when I started watching SS, it was like that season where the people said their favorite SS moment at the beginning of each episode, I remember watching an episode about Big Bird shrinking and Super Grover vs. Chicken, bujt that's it. I used to have a billion SS vhs tapes which were all from the 70's-90's so I watched that old stuff in 2005, mindblowing. Then last year, I got into the muppets when I started reading about the films on wikipedia. Then one day I saw a tape of Muppet Treasure Island at GoodWill, so I watched it and fell in love with it, then I watched TMM on Youtube and I was fully in love with the muppets.
    SS: 2yrs.
    Muppet Show Muppets: 11 yrs.
  10. Janice+Floyd<3

    Janice+Floyd<3 Well-Known Member

    Ever since I was a sperm and egg
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  11. JimAndFrank

    JimAndFrank Well-Known Member

    I've been a fan since I was fifteen, so it's been, what? A crazy year and a half? Yeah, sounds about right ands been the happiest part of my life so far. If I hadn't decided to pick up TM2011 at the video store than I wouldn't be writing this post right now.

    I think it's the people involved that made me stick around. The Muppeteers, Jim, Jane, Jerry Juhl and certainly you guys have made the experience extra special. I feel loved and I feel that no matter what the circumstances, I'll always have love to give because the Muppets help me find it.

    I'm not going anywhere. No way. No how.
  12. fozzieisfunny

    fozzieisfunny Well-Known Member

    Four or five, then I became OBSESSED with anything that had to do with Jim Henson.
  13. lady piggy

    lady piggy Well-Known Member

    Ahah awww this question brings back a great deal of sweet fun Muppet memories. Gosh lets see ,i remember it as if were only yesterday. It was during my first ever summer vacation ,so i guess i had to be at least five years old.I still remember my aunt telling me to go pick out a movie for us to watch and well i did what i was told . I searched and searched and came upon TGMC ,and right then and there i became the biggest miss piggy fan . Ahah i haven't even watched the movie yet ,then after watching it i became a big muppet fan .<3
  14. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    The first thing I can remember of my childhood was being sick in the hospital a lot, and them having MTM and me watching it almost every day. from there my fandom has grown so much!
  15. SASQUAT8

    SASQUAT8 Member

    I was born the same year Sesame Street debuted so I grew up on the Muppets along with the Muppet show and the Muppet movie. I love the vintage muppet stuff the most. Still a big fan of The Story Teller, Labyrinth, The Dark Crystal. etc...
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  16. WalterFan1234

    WalterFan1234 Well-Known Member

    I was like one. I saw muppet classic theater
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  17. sofiasaldanha

    sofiasaldanha Well-Known Member

    12 years old, 3 years ago
  18. ToonGeek

    ToonGeek Well-Known Member

    13 at the earliest, so yeah, I was older than 10, I used to be afraid of The Muppets, until I faced my fear of them back in July 2011, I'm glad I like them now :).
  19. Muppetjente

    Muppetjente Well-Known Member

    18 years old :)
  20. MUPPETFAN1976

    MUPPETFAN1976 Well-Known Member

    I was 11 years old when I started to like the Muppets.

    OK, so me, my brother, my mom, and my dad went to Walt Disney World on May 26-30, 2011 because my elementary school was about 2 weeks later. So, I saw Muppet-Vision 3D and I loved it! I never saw Miss Piggy in the "episode" that I saw, but Muppet-Vision 3D was my first love for the Muppets.
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