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Jim Hensons Funeral

Discussion in 'Buy, Sell and Trade' started by Frogpuppeteer, Feb 23, 2006.

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  1. Frogpuppeteer

    Frogpuppeteer Well-Known Member

  2. ReneeLouvier

    ReneeLouvier Active Member

    I'm not sure weather to be happy or sad that these are for sale. I've thought for the longest time this funeral was supposed to be...private. Oh well. I might make a bid on it, it'd be nice to see it in it's entirty.
  3. Vic Romano

    Vic Romano Active Member

    I don't see anything terribly wrong with it. I'd love to see more then just the sparse clips from specials and interviews, and at 10 bucks a pop on DVD, it's not like the guys makin' a huge profit. In fact, I kinda' always wondered why this wasn't shown on television in it's entirety, and if it ever was, it should have been shown more then once.
  4. ReneeLouvier

    ReneeLouvier Active Member

    Yeah, that does sound great to own and everything. And I do also agree with it being shown on TV, respectfully of course.

    And you arn't supposed to be here today?
  5. MrsPepper

    MrsPepper Active Member

    ... that's awful. :/ I know some celebrities funerals were big and televised, but I always thought his was private. Thefore it should remain that way. That's really disrespectful. Just to make a quick buck. :/
  6. BlueFrackle

    BlueFrackle Active Member

    It wasnt private. It was open to the public. Jim wanted it to be big and colorful. I dont think Its bad that we want to see it. Ive had it on DVD for a long time now.
  7. froggiegirl18

    froggiegirl18 New Member

    I have it and paid a pretty penny on it, but it was well worth it. It was so nice to see the performers performing their characters. But boy did I cry. There were a few shots that Richard was in, and to think that what two years later he passed away, just yeah a little teary eyed there. Although there is a story that Frank shares with what over two hundred people that boy I think I would have only shared that story with just my close friends. The story just shows to us that Jim was a very sweet and funny person, who a ton of people still miss dearly. Anyways okay I'm done with my spiel. I'm just glad someone put it on e-bay to share with us, because it really touched my heart as a puppeteer seeing how much the Muppet performers really cared about their captain. Okay now I'm done..:)
  8. MeepBorkMeep

    MeepBorkMeep New Member

    Well, technically it's still /mostly/ private, as it's not being sold out in the mainstream as far as I know. So now there's all the people at the funeral, plus thirty other people who bought it. So it's kiiind of still private...if that raises anyone's spirits at all...Well, actually, now it'll be thirty one, because hearing all those descriptions, I'm ruuully thinking of buying it ;).
  9. BlueFrackle

    BlueFrackle Active Member

    "all those people"? There were thousands in attendance, standing, sitting on the floors, on shoulders etc etc...

    I was ment to be something to be seen and enjoyed.

    Im against the eBay guys making money from it, But Im not against people seeing it.
  10. MeepBorkMeep

    MeepBorkMeep New Member

    Hey, I just found out, for those of you who haven't seen any Jim Henson Funeral clips, and would like to, if you go on ebay and search for Jim henson's funeral, and click on the one that is not being discussed here, it'll bring up three clips of it. One is of Frank Oz, one is of Big Bird singing It's Not Easy Bein Green (And literally, I cried), and the other is of the Muppeteers singing, tee hee. Just to let you know, most of you probably already know if it's existance. ;)
  11. ravagefrackle

    ravagefrackle New Member

    i think the main problem here is that the tapes of the funeral that exist and were handed out to company members all had a very clear "DO NOT DUPLICATE " label on them, .so the disrespect to the families wishes begins there, this is just a continuation of it, yes the funeral was open to the public, but this is just a tad ghoulish to me. and shame on the person who was handed this originally and felt it was ok to sell it and make a quick buck.
  12. MuppetsRule

    MuppetsRule Well-Known Member

    I've seen this. It really is a wonderful tribute to Jim Henson and how much he meant!!! It reaches you emotionally in ways that tributes done in books or retrospective specials cannot even approach. If you are a serious collector of Jim Henson memorabilia I would highly recommend it.
  13. MeepBorkMeep

    MeepBorkMeep New Member

    Is it possible to get the funeral DVD anywhere besides ebay? Ebay...scares me. :o
  14. MuppetsRule

    MuppetsRule Well-Known Member

    I've bought over 200 items on e-bay and never had a problem (knock on wood). You just have to be careful about who you buy from. Check the sellers feedback rating and actually read the comments.
  15. MeepBorkMeep

    MeepBorkMeep New Member

    I know, I do, but somehow it's just kind of...intimidating. But man, I've watched those three clips each, like, two hundered times. I suppose I could *gulp* try Ebay to get the whole thing. :eek:
  16. Gero

    Gero New Member

    I mine - its surprised...
  17. Gero

    Gero New Member

    somebody knows about Cartoon film of Jim Hensons memory ?
  18. MeepBorkMeep

    MeepBorkMeep New Member

    Someone at my school mentioned a strange video with Jim Henson attached to marionette strings...and Kermit being eaten...is that what you're talking about?
  19. Gero

    Gero New Member

    If I knew... I have found a small note that have removed cartoon film Hensons memory where its dolls do not trust that it has died and do not wish to bury... That's all that I know. It would be desirable to look. Or it is not necessary? In fact Henson it is alive, Henson will live!
  20. KingLackland

    KingLackland New Member


    I saw there's another one on ebay. I really don't know how I feel about these..

    Im kinda torn on it. I really want to get a copy but something just feels a bit icky..........
    What do you think guys?
    Is this a really horrible thing to want or not.
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