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List of potential "very special guest stars" if the Muppet Show were to return...

Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by Chris Casino, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. MissMusical12 Well-Known Member

    Hmmmm, lemme think:
    *Train (If they sing "50 Ways To Say Goodbye," Lips should have a trumpet solo (or make the scenario like a mariachi band) !)
    *Megan Hilty (from "Smash")
    *Idina Menzel (They could make an episode based off of Wicked with her. That's what she's mostly known for)
    *Howard Stern
    *Sharon Osbourne
    *Jason Segel (of course)
    *Adam Young (mostly known for Owl City)
    *Donna Murphy
    *Cheyenne Jackson
    *Raven Symone
    *Lea Michele (I don't like her so much, though, but she could probably bring ratings in)
    *Kelsey Grammer
    *Audra McDonald
    *Ricky Martin (Oh Pepe would have a ball with him)
    *Shirley MacLaine
    *Jeremy Jordan
    *Jane Krakowski (I know she was in "Letters To Santa")
    *Bebe Neuwirth
    *Gilbert Gottfried (He had a cameo in an episode of Muppets Tonight)
    *Anderson Cooper
    *Avril Lavigne
    *Jerry Springer
    *Michael Urie (from "Ugly Betty")
    *Seth McFarlane (the guy who made "Family Guy")
    (Wow...that's a lot!)
  2. Blue Weirdo Member

    I've been working on ideas what I've got so far

    Taylor Swift
    Jeff Dunham
    Miley Cirus
    Weird Al
    Robert Downey Jr.
    Shawn Johnson
    The Black Eye Peas
    Betty White
    Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
    Johnny Depp
    Patrick Stewart
    Natalie Portman
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  3. Dominicboo1 Well-Known Member

    Tim Curry would be neat!
    Also I'd like Angelica Huston (Morticia in the Addams Family movie)
    and Daniel Radcliffe(Harry Potter)
    Who I'd Hate
    Justin Bieber(But he'd probably be on anyway :boo:)
  4. Animal'sBunny Active Member

    People I'd like to see on TMS are:
    -Jim Parsons
    -Will Ferrell
    -Ellen Degeneres
    -Johnny Depp
    -Jason Segel
    -Amy Adams
    -Neil Patrick Harris
    -Kaley Cuoco
    -Zach Galifinakis (Im sorry if I spelt that wrong, Im too tired to look it up :p)
    -Taylor Swift
    I know I'll think of more people later...
  5. Animal'sBunny Active Member

    Oh yeah! Betty White!
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  6. Blue Weirdo Member

    I was considering that one but I had the idea to have the whole trio (Him, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint) on together.
  7. Dominicboo1 Well-Known Member

    I couldn't agree more! Sometimes they're were collabrations like Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge. I only hope they would do they same for those three.
  8. snichols1973 Well-Known Member

    Lady Gaga
    Steven Tyler
    Justin Bieber
    Will Ferrell
    Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi
  9. Dominicboo1 Well-Known Member

    I do so hope not for Justin and Snooki.
  10. Ignatz Member

    I was going to suggests these three as well, Broadway stars are usually a safe bet as you know they can sing and act, but with others people have suggested like Ellen Degeneres you don't know if they can sing and act.
    Weird Al would be great as well as any of the Doctors even if they just made a cameo in Pigs in Space.
    I think Penn and Teller would be great in a magic themed episode. Also in the same vein a Shakespearian actor like Kenneth Branagh, Sir Ian McKellen or Brian Blessed in an episode where the Muppets recreate scenes or a whole play with jokes and music put in the mix.
  11. charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    I think that a willingness to act silly and not be afraid to look goofy would be as important as being able to sing or act extremely well. If someone's willing to put themselves out there and have fun on stage, then they would make a great guest star.
  12. Ignatz Member

    I wouldn't agree, Sylvester Stallone came on the show willing to act silly and couldn't carry a tune in a bucket, most of the singing scenes were cringe worthy. Not all guests have to sing like John Cleese but he pulled this off with skilled writing and performing. I think the trouble would be with finding a guest star is that the modern days there aren't many celebrities, actors and singers who have come from the variety circuit background, thats was what was great with the best guest stars from the classic Muppet Show. Being the guest star isn't the same as being the host of SNL you have to be able to tell jokes, sing, act and naturally interact with the Muppets. I don't want them to make a new Muppet Show for it to go down the Muppet Tonight route cutting almost all song numbers and just having sketches, the music was often some of the best parts of the original show.
  13. charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    I guess we're interested in seeing different things; I value the humor aspect and the interaction of the guest stars with the Muppets compared to having a great singing voice, but both are important.
  14. Ignatz Member

    You're right I think both are important and don't get me wrong I'd watch regardless of who was on it. It would be interesting to see if they do make a new show how different people would do as there isn't really any variety shows around anymore.
  15. Gonzo14 Active Member

    I'm trying to think of people who would actually work well with the Muppets, not just famous people. Right now I have the following (you'll notice I know more TV stars than movie stars)

    Jason Segel
    Amy Poehler
    Steve Carell
    Ed Helms
    Zack Galifinakis
    Jim Parsons
    Bob Harper
    Joel McHale
    Nick Offerman
    Conan O'Brien
    Neil Patrick Harris
    Matthew Perry
    Jeff Probst
    Owl City
  16. Ignatz Member

    Don't nkow if anyone has suggested this yet but Paul Reubins just himself or Pee Wee would be great.
    Also Bello Nock would be a great guest.

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