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Kermit the Frog makes illegal move on German television

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by Phillip, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. Powerstars Active Member

    So, they have a movie out, they wanna promote it, and...that's illegal? Why don't they complain about the Cars 2 ad in the film instead?
    Pinkflower7783 likes this.
  2. Yuna Leonhart Well-Known Member

    Because product placements in movies released in the theater aren't illegal. But it's very strict on television and in some cases aren't even allowed (for example news, children's program. And shows where product placement is included have to be marked.
  3. Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    So dumb is all I have to say.
  4. Yuna Leonhart Well-Known Member

    Yeah, you can say that again. And that's coming from a German.
  5. Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    I'm not just talking about Germany Ill never understand this whole illegal, copyright, whatever it is stuff. Lol!
  6. Yuna Leonhart Well-Known Member

    Oh, well I don't understand it either XD
    But it's still stupid. I mean, whenever a brand-name product is shown somewhere on TV, the name is censored but it's still obvious what it is. Me and my mom always ridicule it; it's really something to make your eyes roll.
  7. Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Yeah I know. Like we can't tell the blue stuff in the bottle isn't windex. Lol!!!
  8. jvcarroll Well-Known Member

    Let's face it, product placements help subsidize film and television projects. Instead of a cast member reaching for a cola, they reach for a Coke or a Pepsi. This is nothing new. Milk and Pepsi was Laverne's infamous favorite drink in Laverne & Shirley? There's really nothing wrong with it as long as it doesn't alter the content. Kids' entertainment is different, however it's up to the parents to set limits. Nobody tells Mike & Ike to change their packaging because kids like cartoon characters and bright colors. Well, that's not entirely true. San Francisco succeeded in keeping toys out of junk food Happy Meals until just a few months ago.

    Entertainment is advertising. Pretending otherwise is the true dishonest act. TV programs and films will always create trends and there will always be a beneficiary of those who follow such trends. I applaud the effort to make things transparent, but libeling Kermit is not the way. What's next? Are they gonna sue Sesame Street's letter C and the number 3? :p:(
  9. Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    As I said I stand by Kermit the frog not human beings. :p
  10. heralde Well-Known Member

    Copyright law has a good purpose in theory, but there many times when it's just taken ridiculously too far, and it's the audience who suffers.
  11. Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Jim Henson help us all!
  12. Walter Active Member

    Well..looks like the German release will be seeing that jail scene put back in:)
  13. Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    That's why I made that jail photo was putting the deleted scene back in. LOL!
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  14. Yuna Leonhart Well-Known Member

    I'll tell ya if that really happens :D
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  15. Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    This brought to you by the letter "G" for Germany. :p
  16. beaker Well-Known Member

    LOL! Same here. ANYTHING even remotely relating (even in satiric jest) to Nazi Germany is strictly banned. As soon as I saw the title I was like "did Kermit give what people thought was a seig heil salute?"
  17. Vincent Liu Well-Known Member

    "I always heard the Rockies were romantic, but this is ridiculous." - Kermit in Rocky Mountain Holiday
  18. muppetlover123 Well-Known Member

  19. catherine Active Member

    lol @ muppetlover123 I use to love it when they said that on sesame street.
  20. mupcollector1 Well-Known Member

    Please the name is Rosenfall. lol (refferense from The Great Muppet Caper, couldn't resist)

    This story totally made my day. I wouldn't worry. Miss Piggy knows how to break out of jail, and she'll have more energy than ever to kick some rear end to get her sweet frog of her dreams out of there.

    For some reason, this also reminds me of the deleted scene from The Muppets, when Walter bails them all out.

    What a headline, hope Fleet Scribber doesn't see this. lol

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