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Late Night Buffet clip!

Discussion in 'Henson Alternative' started by ploobis, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. ploobis

    ploobis Well-Known Member

    The Henson Company's Youtube channel uploaded a clip from Late Night Buffet. This is the first time I've seen anything from this show and already I love it, it's hilarious stuff!

    Bill Barretta & Brian Henson are hilarious and great performers as always.

  2. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

  3. ploobis

    ploobis Well-Known Member

    I've seen the Comedy Tour episodes but I have not seen the pilots or the promos. I would love to though.
  4. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    I wish I had grabbed them, as they were up on youtube a few years ago(the promos they cut for em) The ape guy is now one of the main characters of Late Night Liars, so Im glad they recycled him.
  5. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I think this would have been funny. Let's hope Happytime actually makes it. :)
  6. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    It's really disappointing this thing never took off. it's a LOT funnier than what I've seen of Late Night Liars for one thing. Even if they'd just make these sort of short skits and release them as Youtube exclusives that would be something.

    I think that's what Henson really needs to start looking into... more youtube comedy shorts. Even Sesame Workshop got on the bandwagon with that Grover making fun of the Old Spice ad.
  7. MuppetMusings

    MuppetMusings Member

    I would love to see more clips from this on the Henson Company's YouTube Channel. Henson has a Twitter account (@HensonCompany). If you tweet them and tell them that you want to see clips from "Late Night Buffet," their VP of New Media will see it. And maybe if they get enough messages, they’ll consider sharing more bits from this piece of Henson Alternative history.
  8. Dearth

    Dearth Well-Known Member

    Is it bad of me that I can't tell the difference between Del and Howard Tubman?

    Oh well... I always thought Link Hogthrob and Harrison Fox were too similar too.

  9. MuppetMusings

    MuppetMusings Member

    Really? I don't hear it. Del Kastle is a gruff guy from Brooklyn, and Howard Tubman is an effeminate pig.

    Now Howard Tubman and Bobby Vegan are very similar - not just vocally but in personality and appearance too.
  10. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Oh goodness, those characters couldn't be farther apart. Though, sadly Del's only official appearance were the 5 short "Del's Vegas Comedy Tour" videos TBS posted online a few years ago. Absolutely loved them, and am sad JHC never did anything else with the character.

    JHC keeps missing and missing the mark with this HA! stuff. I'm glad a lot of people went to see Puppet Up and Stuffed and Unstrung, but all their other stuff literally went nowhere.
    Late Night Buffet, Late Night Liars, Alt/Reality, SUDS, Tinseltown, etc. Even their other proposed projects, ranging from the FR and DC 2 movie to the Doozers cgi kids cartoon...nada.

    JHC basically is surviving from Sid and Dino Train, and then doing some work for movies now and then it seems like.
  11. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I'd say more Dinotrain than Sid, but yeah... I'm shocked the Doozer thing didn't take off, since they usually manage to get the CGI stuff out there. Unless they were (snicker) waiting for the movie.

    This is the reason why I no longer have any negativity against Disney's Muppet Ownership....

    like how many projects were only half done? They either have half done projects or not done at all projects, and they really should focus on key stuff... not have a line of plans that never happen... that causes the stuff that could happen to fail as well.

    Seriously, they need to make more YT originals.
  12. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    It's hard to imagine this point, from a decade ago. On MC back then, a lot of us had a strong virulent "keep the mouse hands off Kermit!" attitude. We were overjoyed when JHC bought the Muppets back from EM.TV in may 2003.

    We never could have imagined that JHC would have sunk into oblivion in a number of ways, or that Disney(tho taking quite their sweet time) would engineer a very special comeback in a big way.

    JHC reminds me of me in a lot of ways, least modern JHC. Always telling friends about creative projects I plan to do, but rarely ever finishing or even starting on them.
  13. Dearth

    Dearth Well-Known Member

    Maybe it's just Del in drag as a nanny in that one clip that makes me think of Howard.

    Where can I find other clips of Del where he's speaking in his regular voice?

  14. MuppetMusings

    MuppetMusings Member

    Ask and you shall receive: enjoy!
  15. Dearth

    Dearth Well-Known Member

    Thanks! Yeah, now I see what a distinct character he is... but when he dresses in drag, his inner Howard Tubman comes out just a smidge.


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