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Johnny, Sal and Bear on Telethon

Discussion in 'Muppet Appearances' started by Princess Melora, Aug 28, 2004.

  1. Princess Melora

    Princess Melora Active Member

    Johnny Fiama and Sal, and Bear in the Big Blue House, will appear Monday, September 6 for the Jerry Lewis Telethon.

    Johnny and Sal will be performing their usual hilarious antics, while Bear will be performing a brand-new song.

    As they say: "check your local listings."
  2. WiGgY

    WiGgY Well-Known Member

    Do you know of a time frame? I don't want to watch the whole thing.
  3. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    Great news - last year this was definitely one of the best Muppet appearances!
  4. gfarkwort

    gfarkwort Well-Known Member

    what channel will it be on?
  5. McFraggle

    McFraggle Well-Known Member

    It's different in all areas so: Check your local listings.
  6. floydnjanicefan

    floydnjanicefan Well-Known Member

    I hope that it is on Fox. I am currently at college, and that is the only channel that I get - well, Fox and a religious channel. So I am guessing that I wont get to see the special :smirk: Everyone let me know how it is. Hopefully they will promote the Wizard of Oz movie...
  7. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    Johnny and Sal are such wonderful characters! I love 'em. Hope Johnny's Ma is somewhere in the audience at least! Love that woman--she makes a MEAN spaghetti sauce!

    I still haven't had the pleasure of sitting down to watch Bear in the Big Blue House yet, so I'm still unfamiliar with Bear--although, he was very nice to meet at MuppetFest.
  8. Jivepuppet

    Jivepuppet Well-Known Member

    Avenue Q just performed.
    I'm sure the Muppets will be early in the morning, get the kids riled up!

    Support the MDA, they did wonders for my brother in his 22 years here on Earth. He was born with muscular dystrophy. MDA, and their doctors, scientists, and everyone who works and volunteers and donates time and money to MDA helped keep him alive, healthy, and happy. Let's make sure every one of Jerry's kids (and adults) get the help they need and find cures!
    www.mdausa.org :halo:
  9. goshposh

    goshposh Well-Known Member

    i just saw johnny and sal on at about 12:00 am. johnny was upset that he wasn't going to sing with jerry. oh, and instead of check they gave some of johnny's mama's marinara sauce.
  10. JaniceFerSure

    JaniceFerSure Well-Known Member

    I got to see Johnny & Sal early this a.m.,quipping it up with Jeffrey Tambor.:)
  11. Cindy

    Cindy Moderator Staff Member

    Bear performed about 8:30am CST. It was really good. Like his appearances in the past on MDA, he sang three songs including the Goodbye song at the end (always my favorite). However, this year instead of trying to teach the kids the Cha-cha-cha, he just let them dance their own dance. Very cute!

    I love that they let Bear around the kids. It's so sweet watching some of them run up to him and hug him.
  12. JaniceFerSure

    JaniceFerSure Well-Known Member

    I watched Bear too. Made me happy to see they had entertainment for the young kids too. Bear did a great job.:)
  13. Roberto

    Roberto New Member

  14. AndyWan Kenobi

    AndyWan Kenobi Well-Known Member

    Hey all,

    I didn't see the Johnny and Sal appearance last night, but Tivo got a bunch of the telethon for me this evening, and there was another segment with Johnny and Sal. Did anyone else see this? It was really unusual at the end, because Bill and Brian stood up and took a bow (at the request of Jerry Lewis). :eek:

    Surprising, but way cool. :cool:
  15. McFraggle

    McFraggle Well-Known Member

    I saw about the last half of it. It did seem to be kind of strange at the end though. :confused:
  16. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    I didn't see ANY of it, but remember in the old Ed Sullivan days, he would introduce Jim at the end of a sketch and he would come out with a puppet on his arm and take a bow.
  17. AndyWan Kenobi

    AndyWan Kenobi Well-Known Member

    Yeah, that's what I thought of too when I saw it, but I haven't seen them do anything like that in such a long time. It was really interesting.
  18. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    I always thought, though, that the integrity of the Muppets was in that they were never seen with their performers, which DOES surprise me that they came on out from behind their puppets instead of being seen without them characters.
  19. AndyWan Kenobi

    AndyWan Kenobi Well-Known Member

    Yeah, it didn't seem like they had a lot of choice, since Jerry kind of motioned for them to take a bow and asked the audience to "give a hand to these two wonderful young men who do Johnny and Sal"--then Johnny and Sal had to resist this while in character, and then they basically just gave up and "went over there" while their human counterparts made a very brief appearance. I think they tried to hide the characters a little when they stood up...
  20. McFraggle

    McFraggle Well-Known Member

    It did kind of seem that way. It was almost like they were turning away from the camera. :smirk:

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