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Kermit and Walter at YouTube Space LA

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by WalterLinz, Apr 29, 2015.

  1. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Insert Debbie Downer music here.

    Jeez. Lighten up, will yah? Or at least change your avatar to Eeyore.
  2. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I can kind of see how this could be considered as "nothing" in the "grand scheme of thing" - as I've said many, many times before, inspite of the fact that internet is "the future," not everybody in the world has internet access, and there's still a lot of computer illiterate people in the world as well, so these YouTube videos are only going to reach a small percentage of the masses, and the majority of that small percentage is strictly us Muppet Freaks. The potential new series for ABC has a better chance of reaches the masses as almost everybody still has basic television.

    It's a double-edged sword, sure, but it's great that we're getting these things. I'm assuming some people are a little bummed because the Muppets are more-or-less being shoe-horned into other YouTubers' content rather than producing their own new videos like they did for a while there with the likes of "Bohemian Rhapsody" and such. I'm guess that's what people were expecting to see.
  3. WalterLinz

    WalterLinz Well-Known Member

    Okay!! Fine then!! I won't be making threads about this again then!! I feel horrible and embarrassed about myself now!

    Why didn't I think that this would only attract the fans?? I'm so stupid!!
  4. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    That does put it in a better perspective. From that other guy's comment I get a "the food is terrible! And such small portions" vibe.

    While I have to go through this again...

    Disney has no obligation to acknowledge anything that isn't Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar, Frozen, or a couple of their preschool shows. Keep in mind how vast their ownership is. I'm talking franchise-ception of movies and TV shows. Some they at least dust off as a bad t-shirt once in a while. They have a new Darkwing Duck one (YAY!) but he's wrapped up in his cape, so you can't even see him (BOO!). And some of their owned media gets strangely inconsistent. Ducktales gets a big video game remake with the surviving cast, yet the rest of the series isn't on DVD. They hated Emperor's New Groove, but not enough to prevent it from getting a DTV sequel and TV Show, but just enough to never acknowledge it anywhere else with so much as merchandising. And they keep plastering Dusty the plane on crap even though the movies weren't that successful, and yet Baymax (a character people actually like from a successful movie) is only part of Ban Dai's Big Hero line.

    So anyway, the fact we're getting a couple viral videos and a pilot is something. Not as big as a movie, and there sure as heck should be a lot more merchandise, but it's something. Meanwhile Fraggle Rock has a movie that's never going to be made, got like one or two viral videos and Boom and The Hub (back before Discovery wanted it back) have done more for the characters than the company that owns them. Though, yeah, Sesame Street is as relevant as ever. But HEY! Part of that is because of SW's brilliant internet strategy. Cookie's overtaking Elmo in popularity in appearances and viral videos alone.
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  5. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Cookie's really been given a lot of limelight exposure for the last few years, and rightfully so. Crumby Pictures? Cookie Thief? And the viral videos you mentioned? Yeah, Elmo's been "the voice" for SST for a while now, but really, Cookie has been one of the embodiedments of the street since the beginning, and it's great that he's been given more exposure as of late, and in turn, having more to work with, David has really been able to breathe more life into the character since taking over for Frank years ago.
  6. WalterLinz

    WalterLinz Well-Known Member

    Here's Lindsey Stirling's (and Josh Groban's) video!! I don't care if anyone calls this "nothing," this is so beautiful!
  7. Mister Muppet

    Mister Muppet Well-Known Member

    Loved the bit with Bubba so good to see him back again, wonder what he took care of for Kermit, not that big a fan of Josh Groban but never the less Great to see more Muppets. :)
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  8. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Like others, I can put up with a little Josh Groban just to see both the Muppets and Lindsey Stirling together.

    Probably the best video yet. I'll agree with the sentiments that Piggy's been flanderized (yeah, she's always been a diva, but going so far as to try and sabotage the show just because she wasn't the center of attention is a bit extreme, even for her), and whoever kept saying that the new Fozzie looks more like a teddy bear than a Muppet, that was really evident this time around.

    But all in all, great video, like I said, loved seeing the Muppets and Lindsey Stirling together - I've said for years, but I really wish Lindsey would appear on SST sometime: that would be something to see her dancing all up and down the street while tearing into that violin of hers.
  9. LaRanaRene

    LaRanaRene Well-Known Member

    Looks like Gonzo is in the background again.
  10. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

  11. Mister Muppet

    Mister Muppet Well-Known Member

    Man the power really goes to the Prawn's head
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  12. JimAndFrank

    JimAndFrank Well-Known Member

    Si Pepe, you may be able to control the YouTubes, but Kermin will always be the boss of yous.
  13. Duke Remington

    Duke Remington Well-Known Member

    The way Kermit tells Pepe to get back to work kinda reminds me of his Muppet Show personality.
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  14. Duke Remington

    Duke Remington Well-Known Member

    Let's hope that these viral videos will continue to get made even after the new series premieres this fall.
  15. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    I love Lindsey Stirling and Josh Groban!
  16. JimAndFrank

    JimAndFrank Well-Known Member

    Last edited: May 12, 2015
  17. Iscah

    Iscah Well-Known Member

    Hmm, Beaker is looking very... un-green. (Usually his shirt, tie and labcoat are all shades of green. But they're black/white here.)

    Not easy being green. Haha. Beat all you witty people to the bad punchline.

    EDIT: What is with this board and its refusal to keep font-size formatting? (I set that last line to size 1 but it won't stick.)
  18. muppetlover123

    muppetlover123 Well-Known Member

    New 30 second video with Fozzie :o
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  19. Muppetboy09

    Muppetboy09 Well-Known Member

    Every Friday!!! Anyone notice you can clearly see Eric the entire time, especially at the cymbal part.
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  20. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    Here's a new one:

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