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If they were to make a new Muppet Babies....

Discussion in 'Muppet Babies' started by Alpha Centauri, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. RedPiggy

    RedPiggy Well-Known Member

    I've come to the conclusion that it's possible Nanny lived in an apartment complex similar to where the Muppets lived in LTS and the Muppet parents let Nanny watch the kids while they went to work. Even when they stay overnight, Nanny could just be getting paid overtime to watch the kids so the parents could relax.
    And if you had a Muppet kid, I could definitely see why you'd want to have a break every once in awhile, LOL. :)
    You know, we never really get to see the closet much aside from Gonzo's imagination, but I'm willing to bet that there's a Fraggle Hole in there. The magic of Fraggle Rock would explain a LOT. It's definitely a portal to imagination, at least.
  2. GSmiley2007

    GSmiley2007 Well-Known Member

    Here's some ideas I had for future MB episodes involving baby versions of Henson/Sesame characters:

    1.) Kermit introduces his Sesame Street friends to everyone in the nursery, and chaos ensues when they can't find something they can all do together that's not annoying (like Ernie wanting to annoy Bert, Oscar slamming down his lid constantly, and Cookie Monster eating everyone's lunch!).

    2.) The babies go to a science museum to visit Bunsen and Beaker, as well as baby versions of Sid the Science Kid and his friends, but all Gonzo does is wreak havoc (with Animal too!), with his fantasies causing him to destroy exhibits, angering the other babies. By show's end, Gonzo and Animal (with the help of friends) fix the exhibit, after learning some scientific stuff from Bunsen, Beaker, Sid, Gabriela, Gerald, and May.

    3.) The babies visit a farm, and all seem bored until they learn four of the animals can talk, and those four turn out to be the Pajanimals! Sam the Eagle baby-sits for Nanny, and explains how farms are a great American habitat... until Cow Bella starts talking (and her being Italian, angers Sam). ;-) The babies have fun with each other, and at the end, sing "La-La-Lullaby".

    4.) While Nanny is away, she asks a younger Sarah (from "Labyrinth") to baby-sit the babies. But they don't listen to her, and of course, chaos ensues. Speaking of "chaos", Canadian Sesame Street's resident kitty cat visits, making friends, oddly, with Rowlf (and dogs usually don't like cats!), but scaring a visiting Tutter (since he's a mouse, and cats love to eat mice ;-)).

    5.) The babies visit Fraggle Rock, and meet baby versions of the Fraggles, singing and dancing all the way.
  3. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    You realize of course, that if they DID make a new series, crossovers would be completely out of the question. Maybe a Bear crossover... but you know the state of the Muppets being split up against 3 different owners, right? We're probably not going to get any cameos in The Greatest Muppet Movie, we sure wouldn't if they brought back this show somehow. Heck, the only Sesame Street appearances they had in the original series were film inserts and background photos, and they didn't even talk.
  4. muppet baby

    muppet baby Well-Known Member

    You know i think you are right about the cross overs i really think that they would really never happen disney is so picky about rights to things and leting people have rights to disney and let really good cross overs happen .

    I mean they really have not even let good muppet baby merchindise happen yet , that really sinks i hope they come to there senses and let some good merchindise come out , and dvds and maybe a great new series but i dought it will ever happen . There is always hope though really truly there is i mean they bought marvel right ?:p
  5. LamangoNumber2

    LamangoNumber2 Well-Known Member

  6. Nick22

    Nick22 Well-Known Member

  7. Dearth

    Dearth Well-Known Member

  8. LamangoNumber2

    LamangoNumber2 Well-Known Member

  9. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I have to say, I'd like to see the characters return to some extent (we had Disney Babies going as far as making Pooh and Princesses baby characters) as far as merchandising goes. But would I really want to see another MB TV series? Only if they step up the quality a little. Discuss things a little deeper... maybe more of an age difference between characters? As I said, how about young child Electric Mayhem characters, basically being the older brother figures (5-6 maybe 7), the chef as a teenage pizza delivery boy. Pepe being the youngest of the bunch and barely able to speak, but still managing to act like his older self, getting them constantly in trouble a way that even Animal couldn't.
  10. LamangoNumber2

    LamangoNumber2 Well-Known Member

    Oh I think baby versions of the Mayhem and Chef would work. Look at the links I posted just above you.
  11. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    I like the idea of having age differences rather than insisting every new character should be a baby. Sort of reminds me of that Yo, Yogi! series. Chef as a teenage pizza boy is especially clever.

    Also, a daycare makes more sense than Nanny's house (seriously, is it supposed to be an orphanage or something?). Nanny could still be in charge of the daycare, maybe assisted by Uncles Statler & Waldorf.

    I remember once toying with the idea of Pepe being one of those stereotypical "yuck, girls have cooties" youngsters. Then when puberty hit... well, you know.

    Maybe Sweetums could be the big new kid that everyone is initially intimidated by. Once they meet him, they learn not to judge a book by its cover.

    What about Baby Crazy Harry as one of those warped kids that tries to make explosives out of household objects? Or Andy & Randy as the younger obnoxious tag-a-longs?

    How about an episode where some of the kids create their own secret fort and leave Bobo the Bear in charge of keeping out unwanted visitors.

    Whenever the gang wants to build something to help fuel their imagination, they sneak into George (the daycare janitor)'s broom closet and borrow whatever they find.

    And Baby :news: could do his news reports inside of a cardboard box.

    I have a feeling somebody's going to suggest a Baby Constantine. :p

    (Apologies for bumping an old thread. I've been on a strange MB high lately, and this topic was the one that intrigued me most).
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  12. LamangoNumber2

    LamangoNumber2 Well-Known Member

    Reviving a dead thread. Whoop. I got bored, and drew pictures. Pictures of Muppet babies. But it wouldn't be confined to the Nursery of Nanny's. There'd be settings, playgrounds, the works.
    And Nanny wouldn't be the only adult. Characters like Statler, Waldorf, Brewster, Hilda, Emily Bear, Mildred, Gramps from the Jug Huggers, Pops, Carter, George the Janitor, Dr. Strange Pork, Zelda Rose, Mamma Fiama, Winny the Bird, J.P. Grose, Mrs. AppleBee, the mothers of Big Mean Carl, Zippity Zap, Nigel, Bill the Bubble Guy, Glayds the Cafateria lady, Old Tom, Tamilla, and Pops the Cat. And special guest appearance by Uncle Sam, from Sam and Friends.

    They'd be care takers and Tamilla would run a 'monster' daycare.

    Baby characters would include characters, by original preformers:
    J.H: Kermit, Rowlf, Lil Tooth, Newsbaby, Zeke, Mahna Mahna, Link Hogthrob, and Wally
    F.O: Piggy, Fozzie, Marvin Suggs, Sam, Rufus, Animal.
    D.G: Gonzo, Bunsen, Beauregard, Louback Lou, Zoot, Bill the Bubble Baby, Randy Pig, Digit
    F.B: Vicki, Zondra
    J.N: Floyd, Robin, Camilla, Slim Wilson, Fleet Scribbler, Thog, Deadly, Droop, Louis Kazagger, Mousey, Lew Zealand, Angus, Mad Monty, Beard, Crazy Harry
    E.O: Dolores the Trumpet Baby, Wanda
    R.H: Scooter, Bubba, Sweetums, Beaker, Wayne, Janice, Bobby Benson
    L.C.R: Spamela, Dorothy Bovine
    K.C: Leon, Clifford, Mulch, Billy Bunny, Polly Lobster
    S.W: Rizzo, Lips, FooFoo, Poodle Pants, Bean Bunny, Jaques Roach, Andy Pig, Pighead
    L.G: Annie Sue, Lou the singer
    K.M: Gaffer the Kitten
    B.B: Pepe, Clueless Morgan, Big Baby Carl, Zippity Zap, Howard Tubman, Bubba Rat, Johnny Fiama
    B.H: Phil Van Neuter, Seymore, Nigel, Sal Minalla
    J.L: Nigel the Baby Conductor.
    M.V: Constantine
    D.R: Poogy
    J.B: Denise, Yolanda
    G.R: Chip, Lindbergh
    P.L: Walter
    T.B: Angelo
    B.L: Mo Frackle
    C.S: PicklePuss
    Other Babies would be like Dora Bear.

    Now, the main babies would be Kermit, Fozzie, Piggy, Gonzo, Scooter, Rowlf, Skeeter, Animal. And would be the main focus. But Bunsen, Beaker, Bean, Robin, Lil Tooth, Floyd, Janice, Pepe, Rizzo, Zoot and Lips would be secondary.

    And the babies would travel to different areas, driven by Pops in a van, like an art studio, where Carol Spinney's Pops the Cat character is the teacher and they meet and befriend Picklepuss. They go to a farm, meet Dorothy Bovine, Louback Lou and his Jug Huggers, Rufus, and the like. They go to a 'haunted house', a Nursery by Tamilla, and meet Sweetums, Mo Frackle, Deadly, Droop, and other monster babies.

    It'd be a similar concept to the later seasons of Baby Looney Toons.
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  13. GonzoLeaper

    GonzoLeaper Well-Known Member

    Wow! Sounds like a great lineup for a Muppet Babies revival. :):o:concern::mad:;):sympathy::halo::confused::eek::flirt::sleep::boo:
    (Trying to put all the smilies for the Muppet Babies characters- just need one for Skeeter and Bean Bunny and Robin- and I guess Camilla on a technicality. And it'd be really interesting to see one for Nanny.)
  14. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Funny thing.

    Years ago when Disney had Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and My Friends Tigger and Pooh, hypothetically I would have dreaded the idea (as in hypothetically if Disney were to do one of these which they never would then or now). But now that Disney Jr. has gasp quality shows like Miles from Tomorrowland and The Lion Guard, I'd love the (again, hypothetical) idea, and they'd definitely take the (hypothetical) show to new (hypothetical) levels, instead of a pail, obnoxious Dora wannabes they were aping at the time.

    I'd say that if they're struggling to find a place for the Muppets, a Muppet Babies revival for Disney Jr. sounds like a good experiment.
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  15. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    If they did make a new series, I'd like to see Baby Janice get an increased role, or maybe even become a main character. Her older age and "too cool for school" attitude made her stand out among the others in the sole episode she was in. Chip would also be a nice new addition, perhaps taking over or rivaling Scooter as the computer nerd.

    And I do like the idea of a daycare center setting that Mo Frackle suggested. It seemed weird to me that the babies apparently lived with Nanny all the time as if they were adopted. With the new setting, it would make it clear that she's just their unrelated caretaker, and would even allow different characters beyond the core cast to drop in (or out).
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  16. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    Can't take credit for the daycare idea. It was brought up by someone in another thread, I believe. :)

    But yes, the situation with Nanny was always confusing. It's as if the MB were living in a foster home.
  17. LipsGF4Life

    LipsGF4Life Well-Known Member

    Honestly I could see Baby Janice more. And I wanna see what the Electric Mayhem look like as babies!
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  18. Whatnot1988

    Whatnot1988 Well-Known Member

    A thought I had--

    Somehow I think that if Foo-Foo or Gloria the Penguin (from the new show) were utilized in a new MB show, chances are they'd be treated the same way the producers of the original MB treated Camilla--they'd be reduced to mere stuffed animals than actual characters.
  19. SnakeLipsXD

    SnakeLipsXD Well-Known Member

    It'd be nice if they actually had an episode centred around the band; maybe in the end teaching a lesson about friendship or something.
    I kind of thought about a plot actually, in which the band wants a new drummer. Everyone wants to audition (including Animal), but the main (8?) babies reject him because he is too young. The band, in the end, decides to go with Animal regardless of how old he is - but states that they want him because of how hard he rocks! XD
    Thus, the Electric Mayhem is born!
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