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Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by Scooters Jacket, Aug 2, 2012.
Majorly agree to disagree on this but were all entitled to our opinions.
They make reality TV shows for adults, but that doesn't mean it's what all adults want to be watching. Lol I know people who love the worst of the reality shows but surprisingly they also enjoy I Love Lucy and lament that shows today can't be more like that.
Kids don't always like doing homework, but we still tell them they need to do it, we don't tell them "Well it's OK if you really don't like it." It shouldn't be any different if a kid refuses to watch black and white movies. Kids grow up totally ignorant of history and art in part because parents throw up their hands.
I don't see this as an old Vs. new argument so much. As I said, my nephew loved the Ed Sullivan skits. They were fun, funny, entertaining and could be appreciated on many levels.
This is also true of GMC, but IMHO that movie has too many places where the script carries the humor and not the visuals and for youngsters I think that can be a problem.
Add in the fact that today's kids are brought up on a diet of farts and pratfalls in quick succession and the problem is exacerbated. The reason Sesame Street isn't shown in the UK is because TV Execs don't believe kids will watch an hour long show any more. This is partly the reason Elmo's World was added I believe.
We can keep wishing it's not so, but it doesn't make it true.
I'm just replying to other's comments.....
Agreed. If I didn't believe that I'd have let my nephew enjoy TM11 and not worried about introducing him to other Muppet works.
I actually think that there are 2 ages to catch a person and have them become Muppet fans and that's either when they're young enough to enjoy the silliness and accept the Muppets as real (I'm in that category) and then when kids/adults are a little older and can appreciate the silliness in a different way. There's a period in between IMHO where the Muppets can be seen as just silly when silly isn't what's floating your boat.
There are always exceptions to that rule, but I know a few people who I'm sure would love The Muppets if they had been introduced to them at a different time in their life.
Last thing I have to say and then I'm unwatching this thread it's "The Muppets" what more do you need??
That is possible. I know I've read that some people who try watching Wizard of Oz later in life just don't get the appeal, lol.
I think ultimately it really comes down to trying a bunch of things and seeing what works for the individual. When I was a kid my Dad wanted me to like Monty Python so he showed me an episode of the show. But I just didn't get it, totally went over my head. Not too long after my friend showed me Holy Grail and for whatever reason it clicked and now I can watch anything Monty Python!
Maybe you can try to find a way to add a half-dozen farts to the older Muppet movies. Maybe have Sweetums fart whenever he runs after the Muppets, or add farting effects whenever somebody is shown eating something...
In other words, what Lucas would do?
That sounds awful! I'm not advocating fart gags!!!
I'm not sure why Pinkflower seems to have taken exception to this thread, but hey ho.
1. Show them the edgy muppet material
2. Welcome them to the fanbase
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