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Kimmel Editorial: A Note from Steve Whitmire

Discussion in 'Muppet Appearances' started by Phillip, Oct 10, 2003.

  1. SammieRose

    SammieRose Well-Known Member

    I'm with you, Jamie..... I love the hair! When was this "debate"? I must have been MIA for it?

  2. jediX

    jediX Well-Known Member

    Original or 2000? I havn't seen either in years.
  3. AndyWan Kenobi

    AndyWan Kenobi Well-Known Member

    Have you seen "Trading Places," the Dan Ackroyd and Eddie Murphy classic? Frank Oz plays a police officer in that film. Also, if you watch Star Wars (Episodes One or Two) on dvd, you can see and hear Frank in some of the bonus features--the documentary on the creation of the digital Yoda in Episode Two, for example.

  4. Don'tLiveonMoon

    Don'tLiveonMoon Well-Known Member

    Great write-up, Nik, and it's so cool that you got a personal response like that! :)
  5. jediX

    jediX Well-Known Member

    Oou! Just realized tha Frank does voice commentary in the Bowfinger DVD (which if you've never seen, go get).

    :: pops DVD in to listen ::
  6. jediX

    jediX Well-Known Member

    This is strange. I've been listening to this commentary for a bit now and I SWEAR I've heard Frank somewhere else before. Don't you hate it when you can't pinpoint a voice? Gaaah...
  7. Chilly Down

    Chilly Down Well-Known Member

    Wow. That's awesome. The Muppeteers are always so friendly and approachable. How thoughtful of him to send that. You rock, Steve!

    Nik: Yeah, that is a great building, isn't it? I frequently have to drive past there while driving en route to someplace else. I'm always craning my head as I drive by, hoping to see someone I recognize! So far, a no go, though.

    Re Frank's voice: There are many Henson documentaries where you can hear Frank's real voice. If you haven't seen "Of Muppets and Men" (BBC, '81), "Henson's Place" (PBS, '84), or "American Masters: The Worlds of Jim Henson" (PBS, '94), hurry over to the Wanted section of this forum and get yourself a copy from someone. :smirk: (I'd offer to do it myself, but I don't have 2 VCRs at the moment.) There's also "An Evening with Jim Henson and Frank Oz" ('89), which is available on video from the Puppetry Guild, I think. Someone else will need to fill in the details of that one. (I haven't seen that one yet, but I definitely need to!)

    I think Frank might also have been involved in the "Biography" episode about Sesame Street, which should be available on A&E's website. My memory's kind of foggy, though; can anyone confirm this?
  8. Chilly Down

    Chilly Down Well-Known Member


    Sweeps lasts for an entire month. Sweeps months are always in November, February, and May. (I think they also do it in July, but that's outside of the regular TV "season," which runs from September through May.) For some odd reason, sweeps months always start on a Thursday (don't ask me why), so this year, Nov. sweeps should last from Oct. 30 to Nov. 26 (the day before Thanksgiving).

    Hope that helps.
  9. jediX

    jediX Well-Known Member

    My best guess about sweeps starting on Thursdays is because that was the timeslot for Seinfeld and now Friends (I think...I havn't seen Friends in years).
  10. muppet_dk

    muppet_dk Well-Known Member

    He is in both of them.
    You can also try to take a look at "Spies Like Us".
  11. Amazing Mumford

    Amazing Mumford Well-Known Member

    Well, many other classic shows had Thursday time slots before Seinfeld and Friends. Cheers and The Cosby Show are two that come to mind.

    I think Frank Oz speaks on The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson. He introduces one of the segments and talks about his friendship with Jim.
  12. AndyWan Kenobi

    AndyWan Kenobi Well-Known Member

    I think he played a bunch of those Muffin characters, or something...

  13. jediX

    jediX Well-Known Member

    I know THAT, but I swear I've heard him commentating something else too.
  14. AndyWan Kenobi

    AndyWan Kenobi Well-Known Member

    I were only foolin' ;) I couldn't tell if you were joking in your post...

    Seriously, though, maybe you've listened to commentary on another of his movies? Or maybe you've seen him in interviews without realizing it? I remember how surprised I was when his voice popped out at me in the middle of seeing Monsters Inc. for the first time. Perhaps Mr. Oz is just everywhere!!
  15. jediX

    jediX Well-Known Member

    Neat, I had no idea he was in Monsters...I'll check that out when I find time.

    Hearing his commentary to Bowfinger was sort of like listening to a voice I'd known all my life although I'd never really heard him talk normally until then.
  16. sarah_yzma

    sarah_yzma Well-Known Member

    spies like us? I know we have that, but I've never looked into it....*must hunt down DVD*

    thank you guys for answering my question.....*goes on sarah's list of bad names*
  17. jediX

    jediX Well-Known Member

    I got that years ago at Wal Mart for like 6 bucks, but I've yet to actually watch it.
  18. sarah_yzma

    sarah_yzma Well-Known Member

    yeah dad's friend got him that DVD a couple years ago, and we watched it once...and now, it's starting a dust collection any person could be proud of
  19. jediX

    jediX Well-Known Member

    Is the movie any good?
  20. sarah_yzma

    sarah_yzma Well-Known Member

    it's interesting....I didn't care for it, much, but it had a few good lines in it

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