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Kermit on Hollywood Squares: January 20-24

Discussion in 'Muppet Appearances' started by Phillip, Jan 17, 2003.

  1. Super Scooter

    Super Scooter Well-Known Member

    No Sesame Street or pigs yet. But, he did get questions about frogs and French people. Hehe! That was my favorite! They asked Kermit to finish a famous quote the French said (don't remember the quote!!!), and Kermit's response to finish it was, "We surrender!!!!!!!" That was great!

    Seeing the action figure up there oughta be some good advertising.
  2. Daffyfan4ever

    Daffyfan4ever Well-Known Member


    I liked that French reference, because it reminded me of when he said the same thing in the Denny's commercial. Though, I don't quite get the joke. Do they really serve frog legs in France or something like that?

    By the way, Emmy I liked your idea about why most Muppets are on top, but I don't know. He's behind a desk anyway, so I don't think you'd see the pupateer either way, depending on which way the camera is set up. I have noticed Big Bird always sits in the bottom when he's on a show. Mainly because it's Carroll Spinney in a costume, rather than a puppet. Just my views on the subject.
  3. EmmyMik

    EmmyMik Well-Known Member

    Re: Reply

    I'm not sure if they have changed the set or anything (like I said, I don't get Hollywood Squares in my area any more), but at the commercial breaks, when the camera pans down (along the side), you can see the sides and legs of the other contestants. However, with the angles and so on, you can't really see anything in the top right square.

    Although this is all relying on my memory (I'm not about to dig through my tape collection just to find Hollywood Squares. The nightmares will go on for days!), and sometimes that's not a good thing...
  4. sarah_yzma

    sarah_yzma Well-Known Member

    missed it again...can someone tell me some highlights?

    i had to ride the bus home, and that made me miss it.......if only i could drive.....legally!

  5. Daffyfan4ever

    Daffyfan4ever Well-Known Member


    I think Kermit got the most airtime in today's episode. He was sort of flirting with Charo, the Hispanic lady. Also, he was asked what 5,280 feet is the length of and he made some jokes there: He said "That's the length of my tongue. Just ask Charo" and "That's as close as Piggy is going to get to John Ritter." Of course everyone knows the real answer to that is a mile. They ask such easy questions sometimes. Also, he was shown in the tag at the end speaking Spanish with Charo. I don't think there was anything that exciting in Monday's or Tuesday's shows, so that's the most I can tell you for now.

    By the way, when the show signed off I heard a laugh that sounded just like Miss Piggy. So I'm wondering how can this be possible if she wasn't on the show. Also, that's when Kermit was flirting with Charo. If Piggy saw that, laughing would be the last thing she'd do. Did anybody else notice this or am I just hearing things?
  6. murgatoad

    murgatoad Well-Known Member

    I didn't see today's show, but my grandmother did.

    Kermit made an unfunny comment about Piggy.

    At one point you could see the puppeteer behind the chair.

    At the end Kermit was snuggling up to Charo...which seems fitting, given their mutual celebrity status... :rolleyes:

    BTW, "Hollywood Squares" is history after this year. Paramount's "The Insider" is replacing it.

    Oh, and Kermit was hyping "Swamp Years", yet no real relevant questions about it were asked, such as: "Just how many bad reviews DID it get, Kermit?" ;) :D
  7. RockSTAR girl

    RockSTAR girl Well-Known Member

    darn i missed the eps on the 20th and 21st ok...goal of the day: watch hollywood squares!
  8. Skeeter Muppet

    Skeeter Muppet Well-Known Member

    Actually she was speaking Spanish, and Kermit didn't have a clue what she was saying or even what language she was speaking. I was thinking to myself, "Kermit, what the heck happened to all those Spanish lessons from Sesame Street?"

    I thought Kermit's bluffs for the mile question were funny, especially the one about Piggy and John Ritter (and I'm pretty sure there was a restraining order mentioned in there, too).

  9. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    The figure returns for another plug!

    Kermit plugged Swamp Years today! He has plugged something every day on the show I wonder if the busts will be next. This makes me wonder if his appearance is an attempt to make licensors happy. A great move for Henson Co! My magnetic hat is off to him.

    On another note, the Kermit figure appeared atop a real studio camera when they came back from a commercial break! He got a close up! Obviously the crew is getting a kick out of the figure. Just made me smile! :)
  10. Super Scooter

    Super Scooter Well-Known Member

    He hasn't plugged the busts yet, but you can see it sitting on the desk at the end of the episode. They're smaller than Charo's head. I thought Kermit was great today, but he's deffenitly not as bright as he used to be.

    Yes, Kermit did mention a restraining order for Miss Piggy. Kermit is getting back to his old self. He's been in mourning all these years, and now he cna finally crack a joke!

    You could see Steve Whtimiere? Where? I was hoping they'd show him in one of the behind the scenes segments soon. That's be awesome!
  11. Super Scooter

    Super Scooter Well-Known Member

    Re: Reply

    No, it was Kermit. His voice cracked form flirting. I think he got cold flippers! :D

    That was soooooooooooo funny!
  12. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Re: The figure returns for another plug!

    True, but why the heck did it take so long. I could name a dozen appearences Kermit made(Craig Kilborn, Very Muppet Xmas, Macy's Thanksgiving Parade, Walk of Fame, etc) that JHC could have had Steve plug the figures. Very lame on JHC's part, and I feel bad for Palisades...think how many more units and exposure the figures could have had, had JHC just made some effort in 2002.

    showing the puppeteer is a big no no when it comes to Muppet performances. There is a recent shot of Steve Whitmire from the Walk of Fame photos.
  13. Daffyfan4ever

    Daffyfan4ever Well-Known Member


    I'm sorry, guys. But I've seen every show this week and haven't spotted Steve. I guess my vision's pretty bad. Lol.

    So, that was Kermit who did that cackle at the end. I didn't think it sounded like him. Maybe my hearing's bad too. :confused:
  14. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    Re: The figure returns for another plug!

    Yeah kinda, but it's more to make future licensee's happy - remember that the licensing shows and the period for going out and getting new deals is just about upon us - i guess when they put out their licensing pack this year stating what exposure the Muppets have had, and the projects they plan to have they'll be able to say that the products from past licensee's have had TV exposure. It's all good, i'm happy - now if there were bust jokes i'd really squirt with excitement ! :eek:
  15. murgatoad

    murgatoad Well-Known Member

    You can say that again.

    Yes, Kermit did mention a restraining order for Miss Piggy. Kermit is getting back to his old self. [/QUOTE]

    You say it like that's a *good* thing. :rolleyes:
  16. murgatoad

    murgatoad Well-Known Member

    Re: Reply

    Well, I asked my grandmother, and she said it didn't sound like him either. She doesn't know who it sounded like. FWIW.
  17. murgatoad

    murgatoad Well-Known Member

    Re: Re: The figure returns for another plug!

    The *real* reason for all the product hype at this time by the frog puppet is because Henson is desperately trying to create an illusion of success to potential buyers. Henson is also hoping against hope that those future buyers will take the hype at face value and won't bother to do any real research (which would reveal the poor reviews/sales of KSY and the action figures. I'm betting the sales for the Xmas special were underwhelming too). That ties into the ridiculous verbiage about Kermit at the Hollywood Squares website. It's all a smoke screen. Hope that answers your question about timing, Luke. :D
  18. Super Scooter

    Super Scooter Well-Known Member

    You say it like that's a *good* thing. :rolleyes:

    It is! I love it that Kermit can pick on Miss Piggy again! He's great!

    It was most deffenitly Kermit. It sounded like him, but his voice cracked. Hasn't your voice ever cracked when someone starts flirting with you in a foreign language you don't understand?:D

    Why Charo? She's........ Scary.:eek:
  19. murgatoad

    murgatoad Well-Known Member


    It is! I love it that Kermit can pick on Miss Piggy again! He's great[/B][/QUOTE]

    Yeah, he's especially great at it when she's not there to defend herself. He comes off as a wimp and a jerk. Glad you find it amusing.

    [/B][/QUOTE] It was most deffenitly Kermit. It sounded like him, but his voice cracked. Hasn't your voice ever cracked when someone starts flirting with you in a foreign language you don't understand?:D [/B][/QUOTE]

    Sorry, but my experience in flirting with obnoxious "Z"-list stars is somewhat limited. :D

    Why Charo? She's........ Scary.:eek: [/B][/QUOTE]
  20. Cantus Rock

    Cantus Rock Well-Known Member

    Grrr...see, ya get caught up, ya leave MC for a week, and what happens? Ya miss Kermit on Hollywood Squares. Gah, it steams my carrots, being the kid that cancels dates just to tape tv shows. (;)). Anyway, who's been taping it? I'f you have all 4 already-aired days and are planning on taping tomorrow's episode, send ol Buddy Matt an email and maybe we can trade. :D


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