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Kermit the Frog and Pepe at HMV Oxford Circus London.

Discussion in 'Muppet Appearances' started by KingR76, Jun 6, 2012.

  1. KingR76

    KingR76 Well-Known Member

    Its not everyday you get to tell Kermt that because Jim Henson is in his Heart, and because he has him in His Heart, Jim Henson touches us all.


    I apologise to anyone who saw me get rather emotional with Kermit, its unexplainable.

    Was Lovely to meet Chris (Kermieuk), Markit, and a number of others today. :) Was all nice.
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  2. KermieBaby47

    KermieBaby47 Well-Known Member

    I'd be visibly emotional too, if I ever got to meet Kermit, Steve, any of the gang, in person. But yeah, especially Kermit.

    Please everyone, tell us more about the event and your Muppeteer & Fellow Fan meetings! :D
  3. KingR76

    KingR76 Well-Known Member

    I'd got to London around 10am wearing my Kermit sock, Kermit T-Shirt, and small Kermit hanging on to my rucksack. Went into HMV and saw everything set up.

    Some of you may remember that in January I met Steve... Lets just say he doesn't forget a face :0) I was sooo over the moon that he recognised me, smiled, came over and shook my hand, I would have liked a Photo with him he did say that he'd do it later but he was setting up the whole display which was hidden from us with large cardboard cutouts - but whenever he appeared into view he smiled at me :)

    Shortly I was joined by Chris (Kermieuk) and we got chatting, went off to get our Guest passes and joined the Guest line, photos were taken of us, there was a lady making balloon animals and my Kermit Muppet was photo'd a few times.

    A lady who was making Balloon Muppets (very good ones as well) came around us, and it was around this point I brought out my Kermit Muppet and put him on and there was quite a bit of appreciation for that, people wanting to take Photos of us etc.

    The soundtrack to the movie was played and shortly Bill made an appearance at around 12:45 or so they were doing sound tests and we heard Pepe say how they'd be joining us soon - the excitement arose, press flooded the front of the stage and then... The display was removed.

    And Kermit the Frog and Pepe greeted their adoring Fans we cheered, we whooped, we whistled, we clapped. Chris (Kermieuk) were about three or four in line and when it was my time to go up on Stage, something just weird happened, because there in front of me was Kermit... Kermit!!! KERMIT!!! What on earth is anyone supposed to feel? (Admittedly there were many people GROWN adults who were quite overcome with Emotion when they went to meet them) but to have Kermit just be - well Kermit, talking and moving and addressing you... Also, Kermit said to me:

    "Very good to see you, see you again actually."

    So it was nice that Steve made that cute reference :)

    I tried not to break down and think to myself:


    I was given the microphone, and read out something that had come to my mind last night, I knew that I DEFINITELY wanted to mention Jim up there but couldn't find the right words.. In the end I said:

    "All my life you have touched me.

    And this is because in your Heart you have Jim Henson.

    And because you have him in your Heart.

    Jim Henson touches us all."

    Kermit the Frog showed his appreciation to this and it just felt so right to hug and Kiss him, whilst Pepe (in an uncharacteristic sweet moment said "Thats beautiful.")

    N.B. Many thanks to Chris for taking the Photos he took of me on Stage - I'll treasure each and every one.

    We all stayed to watch the rest of the show, and see how it all went, but the way that Kermit and Pepe just without lines, just totally adlibbed, coming up with jokes, *Snaps fingers* just like that was just incredible.

    There were a few "potty breaks" at the request of Pepe and to be fair they were at it for over an hour, but the humour and the substance never tired, there was one moment that was kind of close to the bone when Pepe enquired about one couples "Sex life." a few times to which Kermit interjected very quickly with "Time for a photo."

    A lot more people turned up to this than there was supposed to be originally, and at one point I did meet Bill (who posed for a Photo) and was lovely with it...

    Sadly though, I didn't get the Photo I've wanted with Steve, I've had it on good authority that the time will come when this happens :) Such lovely parting words... The quest continues. :)
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  4. RC1979

    RC1979 Well-Known Member

    Lucky you got to meet Kermit and others. Do you have any more photos?
  5. KingR76

    KingR76 Well-Known Member

    I do have others, but need to go through them. At the moment the video of them being shown to the audience is being finished on youtube, it won't take long, you won't be surprised with the reaction they got.
  6. markit

    markit Well-Known Member

    Nice review of the days events Richard, thanks, and great to meet you.

    It was a truly special one, I'm still quite overwhelmed that they actually did an appearance live at an HMV store in London, a Muppet signing (of sorts, cards were pre-signed) that's never happened in my lifetime as far as i'm aware, so i guess we can thank Disney for really pushing the boat out when it comes to marketing and getting the Muppets out to the masses, hopefully this won't be the last time, I'll be there, as this really was an amazing experience.

    My only complaint, because of time constraints and the signing due to finish at 2pm (it went over by about 30+ minutes so they could get through everyone who were waiting in line) the security guards were rushing people through, so whilst I was able to take plenty of pics/vids for a friend who went before me, they weren't able to do the same for me, so note to self - give camera to someone behind me not in front :)
    I'm now waiting on the pic from the Official HMV photographer, hoping/Praying it's a good one ;)


    And finally, it's amazing how Starstruck you can get when meeting the Muppets in person, even though, like KingR76, I shook hands with Steve beforehand and said hello, it's a totally different ball game when you're face to face with a lifelong Hero/Icon, I was tripping all over my words, and I'm normally never lost for words!




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  7. KingR76

    KingR76 Well-Known Member

    Ladies and Gentleman, Frogs and Prawns, Pigs and Chickens, Bears and weirdos... I present to you Kermit the Frog and Pepe at @hmvtweets Oxford Circus.

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  8. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Did he just say, "You can post it on your Facebook sites and on Muppet Central"???
  9. markit

    markit Well-Known Member

    He did indeed :)
  10. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    THAT makes me happy! Also, hi! I wish I'd been able to be there soon! Remind me to move closer to London so I can stop missing out on stuff like this. :rolleyes::oops:;)
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  11. markit

    markit Well-Known Member

    Hey :) That sounds like a pretty good plan.
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  12. KingR76

    KingR76 Well-Known Member

    Thank you Mark, it was Lovely to meet you as well it was nice that we were all there like that :)

    Like you, I still can't get over it, I'm also wondering (but not sure if I want to know the answer as that may spoil the Magick of it all, where the monitor - if there was one - or indeed the Camera was for Steve and Bill because it became obvious very quickly that they knew exactly what people looked like, what they were wearing and I think it just adds to the wonder of it all.

    The guy who had a cigarette resting on his ear that was a good observation by Pepe, and on the subject of the participation that they both brought to it MAJOR kudos to both Steve and Bill, it wasnt a:

    "Hi I'm so and so."
    "Hi I'm Kermit the Frog this is Pepe."
    "Nice to meet you. Bye."

    Closed convo, they really got into it and involved us, although I will say that I really wanted to go "Awww" when that Girl was flirting with Pepe and Pepe was flirting back and poor Kermit was practically tossed aside.

    I know the guy in the hat who had his GF with him, his names Russell and to give you an idea of whats already been said about grown ups being resorted to being doe eyed kids again with an awesome sense of enthusiasm, this Guy is actually a reporter for Leicester Square TV so he's obviously interviewed the Great and the Good and you have to be made of tough stuff to do that - but him being resorted to just "OMG this is Kermit!" truly says a lot in my book.

    The only problem I had, and I know I must either seem ungrateful/a perfectionist etc was when I hugged and Kissed Kermit one of the Disney staff ushered me away without me Kermit and Pepe looking towards the Camera - so my picture isnt of that. Afterwards I did talk to security about asking if I may (after everyone else had their pics taken) go and have my pic taken with Kermit and Pepe again - so wasn't happy that my Wish wasn't catered for.

    Anyways, theres stuff I'm still remembering from it. And like has been mentioned, Kermit did say about posting it on Muppet Central so I'm hoping that Steve and Bill see this and see that we had a Muppetational time with them today. :)
  13. RC1979

    RC1979 Well-Known Member

    Nice vid!
  14. KingR76

    KingR76 Well-Known Member

  15. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Omg that is awesome he said "Muppet Central" WOO love you Kermit!!!! :)
  16. KingR76

    KingR76 Well-Known Member

    As soon as he said "Muppet Central" I thought "WOW!" thats why I let out that "Whooping" because it was so cool he gave it/us recognition :) YAAAY X
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  17. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    does Kermit somehow have wifi in the swamp? hmmm...:)
  18. bandit

    bandit Well-Known Member

    Wow! Thanks guys for sharing all of this with us. It's always good when we can live vicariously through all of you. What a terrific experience it must have been.^___^
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  19. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    I'm still in awe of Kermit saying "Muppet Central"!!! That is awesome!!!
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  20. KingR76

    KingR76 Well-Known Member

    The swamp was mentioned a few times, and what I found fascinating was that Steve and Bill (as Chris (Kermieuk) observed that they hadn't rehearsed it was 100% improvised and I feel also that this shows what Steve and Bill are like in real life, able to just chat *Snaps Fingers* just like that to anyone and instantly jump upon peoples names and instantly sing a duet about someones name like it was second nature. If it was scripted it would have been awesome but the UNBELIEVABLE CHEMISTRY and way that they were so sharp was just - there are no words.

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