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

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

  1. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I wish they made that as a TV special instead of MupOz. To this day, I found that a stupid idea since conception. Kermit: Prince of Denmark would have at least been funny.

    I would rather not have anything Classic retelling, even in a parody way for the next project. I wouldn't want a direct sequel either (though i would want Walter there) because they never did direct sequels before. It's hard to say what kind of movie I would like to see next. I don't want a retelling, sequel, or a theme movie (if they can help it)... Cheapest may just work if done right...

    Still, I want to see focus on some sort of TV project, be it a TV Show (you know my feelings on that, but I think there's more of a chance now) or even a special.
  2. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    "Cheapest" seems like it would work better as a special than a movie IMO.
  3. bingboingcutie

    bingboingcutie Well-Known Member

    Exactly! HINT HINT!!!

    It's actually in an episode from Season 2, I think. I'll see if I can give you the link. But you can find a fair number of Season 4 &5 episodes on Youtube I've discovered.
  4. bingboingcutie

    bingboingcutie Well-Known Member

    DominicBoo: Look for the Cleo Lane episode on Youtube. It should be somewhere in there. :)
  5. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    I've thought the same since i first learned about this after interviewing Jerry Juhl.
  6. We Got Us

    We Got Us Well-Known Member

    I think the next thing will be another television show. It just seems like the next logical step the way I believe Disney thinks. However I hope they go for another movie or special. And whatever it is I hope they get Jason Segel to write, he rocks! :D
  7. Dominicboo1

    Dominicboo1 Well-Known Member

    Thanks bingboing cutie! All I remember from that episode was Animal saying how much he loves her, and Fozzie's mother being in the audience and falling asleep.
  8. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    It could and couldn't... I'm of two minds on the project for all the reasons I stated. On the one hand, The Muppet Movie followed into a second movie that was a parody of /homage to 1940's film musicals and mystery movies... no one would have seen that... but on the other hand, it's too experimental an idea and could go very wrong very fast. Still, the question is where do the Muppets go from here in a theatrical sense....
  9. MuppetySmurf

    MuppetySmurf Well-Known Member

    Perhaps a complete remake of The Muppet Show with new guest stars?:D
  10. Wockawocka721

    Wockawocka721 Member

    What I would like to see: A NEW Muppet Show that has guest stars and airs byweekly.

    What will probably happen: More Muppet guest appearances leading up to another movie which will probably be written by Jason again
  11. robodog

    robodog Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't mind seeing a new Muppet Show on the Disney channel. It could use a few decent shows. The only decent thing they have going at the moment is Phineas and Ferb.
  12. charlietheowl

    charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    I'd love to see a new Muppet Show, but I don't know what channel it would be best on. I don't know if ABC would be willing to give it a chance in network prime time, and I don't know what option would be best for cable. Disney Channel seems logical, but I'm afraid a Muppet Show revival on there would skew too much towards typical "children's entertainment" and not the all ages approach of the original Muppet show. I don't see how a Muppet Show would fit into ABC Family's programming approach, since all they air are soap operas and holiday movies.

    The best situation for a new Muppet Show, in my opinion, would be a network that would be willing to let the show try and appeal to all ages and let the production team write without too much interference from commercial factors. Unfortunately, I don't think AMC is owned by Disney, but that's the kind of support a show would need to survive and thrive.
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  13. CaseytheMuppet

    CaseytheMuppet Well-Known Member

    That is exactly what I think!!! P and F is the one decent show on Disney Channel. :insatiable:
  14. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    P&F, I must stress highly, is a sign that Disney Channel can change it's programming... sure, P&F does have a tween following, but it also has a kiddy following and an adult following. I mean, Dr. Doof is the wackiest craziest cartoon villain since Powerpuff Girls went off the air. They didn't even want it at first... but they took a leap of faith and now, P&F is doing fine. If they realize the same can be said for the Muppets, a TV show is a cinch.
  15. zoebell

    zoebell Well-Known Member

    hopefully, they would take a chance and let them do it their way. the spirit of the old muppet show wouldn't really fit with the disney channel as it is now, imo. it's too different in humor

    not that it would be exactly the same, either. i'm sure some things would be different
  16. bingboingcutie

    bingboingcutie Well-Known Member

    I completely forgot about the animal part; if it has a woman, Animal, and love in it, you know it's gonna be so awesome! I think there was only one time that it was Animal who didn't want the relationship, in MFS. They really should have included Kathy Griffin in the new movie.
  17. bingboingcutie

    bingboingcutie Well-Known Member

    Can't they do that? Everyone would like it, and the new movie Jason Segel wrote was so funny. It'd be a hit! We could petition!
  18. Dominicboo1

    Dominicboo1 Well-Known Member

    Yeah! I bet Animal was just surprised, because women hardly ever love him, so he probably wasn't truly ready to start a relationship. I know what you mean about working a past cast member into the script, because I was upset when Charles Grodin (Nicky Holiday) wasn't going to be in the script. He was supposed to be in the deleted jail scene.
  19. Scooterforever

    Scooterforever Well-Known Member

    On a side note, I just watched episode 410 of the original series, and one of the subplots is that J.P. Grosse is letting Arabs drill for oil on the Muppet studio property. I wonder if Segel and Stoller had this episode in mind when they wrote the movie? Maybe J.P. will appear in the follow-up movie, if they have one.
  20. bingboingcutie

    bingboingcutie Well-Known Member

    What? Really? Man, they should have gotten all the past stars from the big three and put them into the movie. Of course, then it might seem more like an homage to the Muppets and less like just another Muppet movie in the series.

    Oh yeahhh.....I never thought about that. It's Animal who's always chasing women and the women who are screaming back...

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