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"It's Hard Out Here For a Shrimp"

Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by GelflingWaldo, Aug 9, 2008.

  1. GelflingWaldo

    GelflingWaldo Well-Known Member

    Pepe the King Prawn (everyone's favorite Muppet crustacean) has written his very own book! "It's Hard Out Here For a Shrimp: Life, Love & Living Large" is set to hit stores in November 2008. The 176-page hardcover book will also feature a special introduction written by Kermit the Frog. From family and friendship to romance and roguery (plus everything in between), Pepe's words of wisdom are sure to delight readers of all ages.
  2. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    WHAAAAAAAAAAAT! ! ! This is HUGE! HAHAHAHA! Oh my GOSH! That's AWESOME! *runs around screaming wildly like a giddy fan-boy* GO MUPPETS! Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my GOSH! ! ! Wow. Hahahaha! That is... amazing. SO unexpected yet so very, VERY awesome! I can't wait to see d'is, hokay! :rolleyes:
  3. AnimatedC9000

    AnimatedC9000 Well-Known Member

    Me neither. I wouldn't be surprised if Gonzo wrote a book next! Although a book by the Electric Mayhem would be well worth hearing of...
  4. BobThePizzaBoy

    BobThePizzaBoy Well-Known Member

    Wow, what a surprise! I never would have ever seen this happening! I'll of course get this book! :rolleyes:
  5. Colbynfriends

    Colbynfriends Well-Known Member

    Thats pretty cool, but I never thought that Pepe would write his own book. One thing I'm surprised at is his book has "shrimp" in the title, when he's always telling us hes a "King Prawn". I might see if i could get it for christmas or something. :rolleyes:
  6. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Well im going to have to get this and Before You Leap. I don't know what it was when i got it from the liberary but i just could not sit down and read it. Oh wait i know why I was to busy reading Kevin Clash's book. By the time I got to Kermit's book i was tired of reading.
  7. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets Well-Known Member

    You mean he wrote his own book? That so awesome and I want this book so much now! :excited:
  8. Zack the Dog

    Zack the Dog Well-Known Member

    Very cool indeed okay?

    Wow, i never would have guessed! This will be really good for the character of Pepe and may help him to be introduced to even more people! I hope it talks about his roots and maybe even a mention of Seymour the Elephant....i mean wow, that character really did die.

    I'd love to see a series of these books with one's about Fozzie, Gonzo, Rowlf and more!
  9. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    I really thought that the next book would be Piggy's book. I like this idea though because it really gets everyone a chance to really get to know Pepe. He is really the only Muppets Tonight new Muppet that has joined the core classic Muppets, and to introduce him I think is a good idea. I'm looking forward to it.
  10. a_Mickey_Muppet

    a_Mickey_Muppet Well-Known Member

    wow! sooo awesome and what a surprise too! :) Pepe is one of my fav Muppets! So yeah I will def be buying this Pepe book okay! :rolleyes::D
  11. Vic Romano

    Vic Romano Well-Known Member

    Well I guess this proves PePe's popularity, an interesting choice too, it should be funny. Although I have to agree with Colbynfriends about the title; PePe hates being called a shrimp, maybe he'll address it in the book.

    On a more serious note, how involved will Bill be in this? I hope it's not some random ghost writer attached to this; Bill is a comedic and puppeteering genius and he's one of my absolute favorite Muppeteers of all times.
  12. a_Mickey_Muppet

    a_Mickey_Muppet Well-Known Member

    Hmmm...well maybe Jim Lewis will have his hand in it (no pun lol) :):confused::sing:
  13. Super Scooter

    Super Scooter Well-Known Member

    Wow. Awesome news! So incredibly in character for Pepe to think he's such a big star that he deserves his own autobigoraphy. ;)

    Seriously, though, he does! This makes me happy. But, a character that I think should write down his memoirs his Rowlf. He's been around almost as long as Kermit, and it seems that his laid back persona and his love of puns would translate well into a book.
  14. Super Scooter

    Super Scooter Well-Known Member

  15. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    That could not make me more happier!
  16. Dr. Bombay

    Dr. Bombay Well-Known Member

    :rolleyes: This is so AWESOME! Pepe is one of my all time favorite Muppets...I think he fits in so well with the original Muppets.

    I do, however, think that the title should be changed to "It's Hard Out Here For a Prawn: Life, Love & Living Large", because we all know he is a King Prawn, not a shrimp, okay:p
  17. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    :rolleyes: Pepe is my favorite Muppet newcomer. But hey, I suppose he's not that new anymore? Pepe's been around for over 12 years now (and he fits in so well it's like he's always been there). He’s got all those hands; it was only a matter of time before one of them wrote a book.

    :attitude: I'm not so wild about the cover art. Here's to hoping that changes and also that the book will contain numerous glossy photos of the prawn, the Muppet gang and some of his neglected pal Seymour.

    We know that Pepe would do anything to sign a book deal or star in a commercial (Long John Silvers anyone?) so it's no stretch that the title of the book is a shrimp pun - of the strangely Oscar-winning song from Hustle & Flow. Shrimp better rhymes with the original word used in the song. I'm not a fan of that particular tune, but like how it's used here. Great title. :cool:
  18. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets Well-Known Member

    I'm not suree anybody has said this alrady. But I realy would like to see Miss Piggy wtite her memoirs down.
  19. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    In time i think that will happen, and I also can not wait to see a Fozzie book. that would be really cool, and funny.

    I really look to see Rizo have a part in this book because they seem to be preety close these days.
  20. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    A Pepe book. Now that's amazing. I hope this opens up some sort of window for more Pepe merchandise. Other than a Nanco plush, 2 Palisades figures, a push puppet based off the Palisaeds design, and a Jack in the Box promotional figure, you never see Pepe on anything... no matter how popular he is with the newer muppet projects.

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