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Left out of compilation tapes

Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by minor muppetz, Sep 23, 2005.

  1. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I thought that Fozzies magic act was in Fozzies Muppet Scrapbook. In the promos shown after each video, I thought that the section for Fozzies Muppet Scrapbook featured a clip with Fozzie attempting to have a rabbit come out of his hat, only for a robot to appear, and then another clip during the promo had several rabbits out of the hat.
  2. KCJ506

    KCJ506 Well-Known Member

    I meant when he's on stage with Scooter and the rabbits. I think it was a magic act. I don't exactly remember.
  3. G-MAN

    G-MAN Well-Known Member

    Country Music With The Muppets- Old Cotton Field Back Home- Teresa Brewer
  4. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member


    I wonder if it would have been a good idea to have made sequels to certain videos? Titles could have included Gonzo Presents More Muppet Weird Stuff, More Rock Music With The Muppets, More Country Music With The Muppets, and More Childrens Songs And Stories With The Muppets.

    I have noticed that at the beginning of Rock Music, an instrumental version of tenderly plays. Are there any other compilations that feature instrumental versions of songs that are not the theme song?
  5. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict Well-Known Member

    is the Dr. Teeth song a cover of Pink Floyd's Money or is that an entirely different song?
  6. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    According to the Muppet Morsels, Money was first performed by voice actor Mel Blacn, and I think it was written by Stan Freberg. I doubt Pink Floyd would have recorded a cover version.
  7. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict Well-Known Member

    the song i'm referring to is a PF original.
  8. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I wonder if there are enough dance scenes (besides At The dance) to fill a video themed around dancing? I already know that some of the most obvious choices were already included (Happy Feet in The Muppet Revue, You Make Me Feel Like Dancing and Disco Frog in Rock Music With The Muppets, Gonzo and a dancing cheese, Gonzo and a dancing chicken, and Won't Somebody Dance With Me in Gonzo Presents Muppet Weird Stuff, and Java in Muppet Moments).

    Let's see if I could think up a good compilation video about dancing. It would be hosted by miss piggy, with appearances by Kermit, Scooter, and Gonzo (who constantly interrupts the program reminding Miss Piggy about the dance marathon he hosted in the Carol Burnett episode).

    it would feature:
    At The Dance (from the Ruth Buzzi episode)
    Swine Lake
    At the Dance (from the John Cleese episode)
    clips from the Carol Burnett episode
    I Won't Dance
    Veterinarians Hospital/ At The dance
    Pigs In Space: Hungry Alien
    At The Disco Dance
    Dance The Old fashioned Way
    Nice Girl Like Me
    clips from the carol burnett episode
    At The dance (from the Vincent Price episode)
    Gene Kelley gives Kermit a dance lesson
    At The dance (from the raquel welch episode)
    He's The greatest Dancer
    Bird Walk
    At The Dance (from the Twiggy episode)
    I Was Made For Dancing
  9. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Well, I recently started a thread listing the sketches in each video. Now that I know the contents of each one, here is what I think should have been in certain videos that I haven't seen:

    The Kermit and Miss Piggy Story:
    What Now My Love?
    Follow The Band
    Veterinarians Hospital: Cow (how come this video doens't have anything from the Dom deluise episode?)
    Veterinarians Hospital: Kermit
    Veterinarians Hospital: Behemoth
    Waiting At The Church
    backstage scenes from avery schriver episode
    talk spot: avery scrhiver
    talk Spot: Florence Henderson
    Conversation Panel: was Shakespear in fact bacon?
    Diamonds are a girls best friend
    any pigs In Space skit (this video does include quite a few backstage sceens that lead to Pigs In Space)

    Childrens Songs and Stories with the Muppets:
    at least one of the stories from the marty feldman episode
    Robin Hood
    Theres a New Sound

    Muppet Treasures:
    any Muppet Sports skit
    any Muppet Labs skit

    Country Music with The Muppets:
    Thank God I'm a Country Boy
    Nobodys Buisness But My Own
    A Horse named Bill
    Put Another Log On The Fire
    To Morrow

    Fozzies Muppet Scrapbook:
    any first season monologue where Fozzie is heckled by Statler and Waldorf (all of his other first season monologuesa re included. Some specific monologues that come to mind are his impressions act and the skit where he demands for everybody who isn't a fozzie bear fan to leave the audience)
    Cowboy time
    talk spot: Leena Horne
    talk spot: phyllys diller
    talk spot: don knotts
    either Veterinarians Hospital skit with Fozzie as the patient
  10. Gorgon Heap

    Gorgon Heap Well-Known Member

    So the guest stars in this one would be:

    (In best announcer voice):

    Rudolf Nureyev, Sandy Duncan, Lola Falana, Charles Aznavour, Carol Burnett, and Gene Kelly!

    David "Gorgon Heap" Ebersole
  11. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I wonder if the producers of this video only had a limited budget regarding what guest stars appeared in these videos. The playhouse videos were the only compilations to feature clips with guest stars (and also the only ones to include new linking footage). Later compilations also looked really low-budget and, in some cases, badley edited.
  12. Gorgon Heap

    Gorgon Heap Well-Known Member

    I wonder if certain guest stars refused permission to be featured in the videos (hence some of the odd guest star choices in "Rock Music") or if there were issues with music rights.

    David "Gorgon Heap" Ebersole
  13. KCJ506

    KCJ506 Well-Known Member

    I always wondered why parts of "Turn The World Around" was cut on The Muppet Revue.
  14. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Even if certain guest stars refused to give permission, Rock Music could have used some extra Electric Mayhem songs instead of using some people who aren't known as rock stars. Unless, of course, henson couldn't get the rights to any Electric Mayhem songs that weren't included.

    Muppet Weird Stuff was the only one of these videos to include clips from the movies. I wonder what it would have been like if more movie clips were used. Heres what movie clips I would have included:

    The Muppet Revue:
    The Rainbow Connection (from TMM)
    Happiness Hotel (from GMC)
    Scooter at a movie theatre (from MTM)

    The Kermit and Miss Piggy Story:
    Kermit on a bicycle (from TMM)
    Couldn't We Ride (from GMC)
    The First Time It Happens (from GMC)
    Miss Piggy vs a criminal in central park (from MTM)

    Rock Music With The Muppets:
    Can You Picture That? (from TMM)
    Night Life (from GMC)
    You Can't Take No For An Answer (from MTM)

    Muppet Treasures:
    Hey, a Movie! (from GMC)
    Saying Goodbye (from MTM)

    Country Music With The Muppets:
    Kermits showdown with Doc Hopper (from TMM)

    Fozzies Muppet Scrapbook:
    kermit and Fozzies dance routine (from TMM)
    Moving Right Along (from TMM)
    Fozzie at the cave (from MTM)

    Rowlfs Rhapsodies With The Muppets:
    Rat Scat (from MTM)
    I Hope That Something Better Comes Along (from TMM)

    Muppet Moments:
    the muppets try to get through the gate (from GMC)
    stepping out with a star (from GMC)
  15. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member


    Here is my list for segments that could have been included on different videos than the ones they were included in (I'm not listing the three generically themed videos).

    The Kermit And Miss Piggy Story:
    Pigs In Space: Weight Problems
    Happy Feet
    Disco Frog
    Octopuses Garden
    Being Green

    Childrens Songs And Stories:
    The Garden Song
    Simon Smith and His Amazing Dancing Bear

    Rock Music:
    I Get Around
    Six String Orchestra
    I Get By With a Little help from My Friends

    Muppet Weird Stuff:
    Gonzo's motorcycle act
    mahna mahna
    In a Little Swedish Town
    Act Natually
    The Windmills of Your Mind

    Country Music:
    Blue Skies
    Mississippi Mud

    Fozzies Muppet Scrapbook:

    Rowlf Rhapsodies:
    Moonlight Sonata
    Pig Calypso
    We've Got Each Other
  16. Gorgon Heap

    Gorgon Heap Well-Known Member

    It's actually "In a Little Spanish Town".

    David "Gorgon Heap" Ebersole
  17. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    For years I've been wondering why so much good material was left out of this collection, but then it hit me: The Muppet Show has too many great moments for just ten videos. They would have needed to have made several more volumes to truly get all the best moments.
  18. sesamemuppetfan

    sesamemuppetfan Well-Known Member

    Sorry for bringing up an old thread, but...I watched the Danny Kaye episode the other day, and I feel like the "Lunchtime" skit would have been suitable for Gonzo Presents Muppet Weird Stuff, don't you think?
  19. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I recently saw the back cover for Fozzie's Muppet Scrapbook, and even though it's not in the video, one of the back cover images is of Otto the robot in drag. Fozzie doesn't even appear in the picture. Makes me wonder if that sketch was planned and taken out last minute.

    In fact, most of the images on the back covers are of segments that appear in the videos, but there are also some images from segments that don't appear in the videos (like a picture of the Snerfs on the back of Muppet Moments, and a picture from the Sherlock Holmes sketch in Rowlf's Rhapsodies). Makes me wonder if they were planned for those videos and dropped at the last minute or what.
  20. snichols1973

    snichols1973 Well-Known Member

    So far, the following numbers have been excluded from TMS Season 1 DVD sets due to music licensing issues:

    Stormy Weather (Wayne & Wanda): #103 Joel Grey
    Gone With the Wind (Jim Nabors) #106
    All of Me (Purple Whatnot Monster & Miss Kitty): #108 Paul Williams
    The Old-Fashioned Way (Charles Aznavour and Mildred): #109
    You've Got a Friend (Vincent Price, Uncle Deadly, Ghosts, Frackles, Green & Purple Heaps, Miss Kitty, Flower-Eating Monster): #119

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