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If "The Muppets" is a success: What's next?

Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by Beauregard, May 22, 2011.

  1. Puckrox

    Puckrox Well-Known Member

    Ooooh, I like that idea. I really like that idea. Either all the characters becoming Muppets or the Muppets visiting 30 Rock. Either situation would be hilariously wonderful. I'd love to see Tracey and Animal do a scene together. :halo:
  2. bingboingcutie

    bingboingcutie Well-Known Member

    Ooh, yes! Get some more Muppets on the air!:):)
  3. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    *throws penguins around*

    Wait... did you say in the air or on the air? ...*shrug* Either way.
  4. bingboingcutie

    bingboingcutie Well-Known Member

    <looks at camara...what is up with my spelling today?>


    <takes a sip>

    okay gang, cue pigs in space...
  5. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I was thinking tonight, maybe the Muppets could do a documentary-style movie, liek Borat or Bruno (though family friendly, scripted, and of course good). Maybe the Muppets could split up into groups and go into different parts of the world to do interviews, or a relatively small group of characters (Kermit, Fozzie, Piggy, Gonzo, Rizzo, Pepe, Rowlf, Scooter, Bunsen, Beaker, Robin, The Electric Mayhem, and maybe Walter) could travel to shoot documentary footage.
  6. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    You know, in the Ask Jim Lewis thread, Jim said something like that when asked about Kermit's limited involvement in Muppets Tonight, referring to it as a "next generation" of Muppets.

    Of course, The Jim Henson Hour and Muppets Tonight both had more focus on new characters, and both shows were cancled early on. Not sure if that's the main reason to blame, but I say that if it's promoted as a follow-up to The Muppet Show, they should include as many classic characters as possible at first, limit the new characters and slowly make the new ones prominient. Of course if it's a follow-up then I guess it's a screwed if you do, screwed if you don't situation regarding delivering fans what they expect. And I know, The Muppet Show had alot of new characters, but by then the most major TV shows with the Muppets were Sam and Friends (a local show) and Sesame Street. The word "Muppet" hadn't been in many production titles, and you could have associated pretty much any character with the Muppets.
  7. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I definitely think, depending on how it tuns out, we'd ALL want to see another Muppet movie. Just... I think the fact that the writers and directors pushed for a very passionate project (and we wouldn't have a movie, or at least a completely different one we wouldn't be as excited about)... and somehow that's going to raise the bar a bit too high. If things went back to normal and we got more inhouse people, would we be as excited as we are now? I mean, those guys are good and everything, but Jason and the rest are really making this movie pop... much bigger and louder and brighter than the last crop of projects.
  8. Whatnot1988

    Whatnot1988 Well-Known Member

    Here's what should happen IMO:

    1. Release TMS season 4
    2. Re-issue TMS S1 with the missing bits re-instated
    3. Attempt toobtain rghts for the S1 missing bits.
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  9. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    What should happen next? Isn't it obvious...?

    The Topo Sticky Show.
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  10. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    Besides the release of the fourth season of the TMS on DVD, I'd like to see that "Cheapets Muppet Movie Ever Made" come to life.
  11. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Would people object to a Muppet movie where the star was a supporting character? All previous Muppet movies starred either Kermit or Gonzo, or were ensemble pieces (actually you could say that all or most of the ones starring Kermit were ensemble). How about a movie where the main focus is on Miss Piggy or Fozzie Bear or Scooter?
  12. TSSD

    TSSD Well-Known Member

    How about if it starred one of the Minor Muppetz?? (See what I did there???;))
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  13. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member


    You know, a long time ago, I think 2002, I thought of an idea for a television special focusing on the minor characters. I would have had it take place at KMUP, and the main characters would have been riding a limo to the studio, lost in traffic or something (similar to Grover's subplot of Elmopalooza), therefore letting the minor characters do stuff.

    And I thought of a video game I would have called The Neglected Muppets Game (title inspired by a Mario website called the neglected characters page), in which the Muppets go on a trip, only for Kermit to realise that he forgot many characters, going back to locate them.
  14. newsmanfan

    newsmanfan Well-Known Member

    Any specials, or a host of them, following the "minor" characters would be lovely!

  15. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I don't know how they'd announce it if it was going to happen. After all, they announced it, but went with a different movie. It has a very weird potential to it, but I'm wondering if anyone outside of the Muppet fan base would go for it.
  16. Daffyfan4ever

    Daffyfan4ever Well-Known Member

    I could see that. Maybe there could be one where Pepe visits his family in Cuba or something like that.
  17. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I wonder if they could do a movie like the made-for-video Tiny Toon Adventures movie How I Spent My Vacation, which had several different plotlines focusing on different characters. There'd have to be some connecting reason for the Muppets to be seperate and have their own subplots. Could a movie like that even work as a theatrical release?
  18. newsmanfan

    newsmanfan Well-Known Member

    No, but it would make for a heck of a special, I'll wager!

  19. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    Despite the title, ever since Jerry Juhl first told me about the concept for "The Cheapest Muppet Movie Ever Made", i always thought it sounded like a funny idea on paper but wouldn't stretch out well enough for a 90 minute film...but could work as a special. I also thought Kermit, Prince of Denmark would be a better special rather than theatrical movie.
    Indeed, perhaps much more frequest specials should be the way for the Muppets to go.
  20. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I have also wondered how that film would have worked. I keep imagining them all in a small movie studio for every scene. But still, maybe that would be a good idea to revive after The Muppets comes out (it was made during the Henson/Juhl days, so it would have some classic quality).

    Though I do feel like if this movie is the very end of the franchise, I'll be satysfied. I'd want more Muppet stuff, but judging by the trailers, it looks like it'd make a good farewell. But then it would be ironic, since the movie is about bringing them all back together.

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