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Let's Take a Stand:The Muppet Show Season 4 and 5

Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by Muppet Master, Apr 29, 2014.

  1. rexcrk

    rexcrk Well-Known Member

    Jeez, ten years? Hard to imagine. I remember thinking the gap between seasons 1 and 2 was brutal lol. Then being really happy that there was so little time between 2 and 3. Oh well.

    I'm considering tracking down those "Best of" DVDs with any seasons 4 and 5 episodes just to have.
  2. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Not to hard just keep checking amazon and eBay.
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  3. rexcrk

    rexcrk Well-Known Member

    Yeah I got myself the one with Steve Martin on it way back in the day before I said "forget it, I'll wait until they do season sets"... how ironic that now I'm going after the Best of ones again :p
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  4. GonzoLeaper

    GonzoLeaper Well-Known Member

    I've got some of the Time-Life "Best Of" DVD and VHS releases from some years back. It seems that may be the only official way to get Seasons 4 and 5 episodes of "The Muppet Show" in physical media right now. I still hope Disney will one day do an official DVD release....... but I'm not holding my breath waiting either. By the way, just a heads-up on the Time-Life releases, of the 15 VHS/DVD sets released, all but Volume 7 has at least one episode from either Season 4 or Season 5.
    (Unfortunately, even with those releases, there are still 27 episodes unreleased on VHS or DVD, to my knowledge.)
    Have there been any iTunes or Amazon.com, etc. releases of digital episodes? At this point, if I could at least buy the episodes and download them and transfer them to DVD for my personal use from there, I'd be happy with that.
  5. DarthGonzo

    DarthGonzo Well-Known Member

    Any news?


  6. gavry3

    gavry3 Well-Known Member

    I think Twitch should do a Muppet Show stream. That would be a good wat to get the episodes out there.
  7. Froggy Fool

    Froggy Fool Well-Known Member

    Yeah, but Disney wouldn't let that happen. It would have to be on a Disney platform for them to agree. :search:
  8. rexcrk

    rexcrk Well-Known Member

    Hey I wonder if they’ll put The Muppet Show on the Disney streaming service that’s coming out. That’d kinda cool.
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  9. gavry3

    gavry3 Well-Known Member

    Ooo! That'll actually be a good idea... But still... Y'know, music rights. They would have released it by now if they got the rights.
  10. rexcrk

    rexcrk Well-Known Member

    Would the music rights issues still apply to streaming, though?
  11. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure....
    I wonder if they are doing these concerts to help pay for the music rights?
  12. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    All comes down to the prices.
  13. gavry3

    gavry3 Well-Known Member

    I would assume any form of distribution.
  14. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    Music rights are music rights. What it comes down to is the cost of how much it will be for TV and home media.
  15. DMHFan

    DMHFan Well-Known Member

    https://www.facebook.com/ed.mccray/post ... 8441465120

    "If you go to Muppet Central there's numerous references and links there that there's no rights issues on Season 4 and 5 and Disney keeps promising they're coming but continues to delay. They even did a D23 announcement a few years ago. The clearances happened because of the backlash over Season 1 and even then Henson released some of those uncut through Time Life. I remember reading Disney went back and got those 6 cuts cleared after the backlash proved there was a market for it. Disney doesn't seem to care about pushes. They've promised several release dates for season 4 only to not release it. They were going to tie it in with the 2 big feature films but didn't. Now the latest word is they don't want these out now because it would confuse people with the new show."

    So, according to Anthony DiPaola, all the rights for the last 2 seasons have been cleared!

    Source: https://www.dvdizzy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=26970&start=40
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  16. caper

    caper Well-Known Member

    Whatever their "New" show is....Seasons 4 and 5 are 100x better.

    Any muppets before Jim Henson's death kills anything post Henson's death and I was born in the 90s and I see how The Muppet Show still holds up ....that Star Wars episode alone is timeless.
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  17. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    Even if the rights are cleared, I doubt Disney will even bother releasing those last two seasons.

    But hey, if they do..... Cool! Better late than never.
  18. DMHFan

    DMHFan Well-Known Member

    I think they will bother releasing the last two seasons, on DVD or digital download or streaming, like Debbie McClellan said at DragonCon 2015. She's right.

    But I will admit and agree that it may be better late than never.
  19. gavry3

    gavry3 Well-Known Member

    I believe they WILL release them, but not on DVD. I think they're going to stick to digital. Keep in mind, that was 3 years ago.
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  20. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, they're probably bound to go straight to Amazon or something.

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