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Little things we've noticed

Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by Mary Louise, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I think that's happened a number of times. They reused the same audience shots many times, regardless of whether anybody in the audience or orchestra pit are on-stage. Though I don't know off-hand of any other instances where that has happened.

    Well he was still wearing clothes.
     
  2. MuppetNostalgia

    MuppetNostalgia New Member

    TMS episode guest starring Tony Randall:
    During the goodnights when he explained to Kermit how Miss Piggy had turned to stone,by repeating magic words"zark zark chungle,clark clark jungle"and Kermit turned to stone.
    Since this happened infront of the audience,I wonder why nobody in the audience turned to stone as well.
     
  3. gavry3

    gavry3 Well-Known Member

    I don't know if anyone said this but in the opening theme, Sweetums's eyelash/eyelid is a little off.
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  4. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Earlier this week I realized something about Muppets from Space that I don't think has been brought up before: The scientist played by David Arquette in Muppets from Space gets away with his mistreatment of Rizzo and the other rats.

    Also, he's a jerk to them, and later on, when they save Gonzo, they attack Dr. Phil van Neuter, who reveals to hate rats, presumably because he's scared. I wonder if there was ever any consideration for both characters to be the same. It would make sense - this scientist who takes pleasure in making the rats take tests and bullies them, who ends up getting attacked by them. His line about hating rats could have been reworded to something like "I hate rats outside of cages". The attack would have been out of revenge as much as it would be to help Rizzo rescue Gonzo. Of course with Dr. van Neuter hating rats it makes sense he would not be too keen on conducting the tests. Then again, he could have been an assistant to the other scientist, acting a little scared of the rats while also mocking them a little.

    It's also interesting how in Muppets from Space, we have rats, who speak English and act human, be made lab rats against their will, and later on, K. Edgar Singer gets Bobo to reveal something he knows by threatening to send him to the petting zoo or circus. And this is not only a bear who talks and acts human, but is also an employee.
     
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  5. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    You're right, Neuter and Arquette's character were could have been one. Except, Neuter was a lot less malicious and goofier.
     
  6. cjd874

    cjd874 Well-Known Member

    Rewatching the Raquel Welch episode of the Muppet Show...I noticed how no other Muppets were backstage during Raquel and Fozzie's duet "Confide in Me." If I were one of the Muppets, I'd be super envious if I saw or found out about that.
     
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  7. ErinAardvark

    ErinAardvark Well-Known Member

    On "Muppets Tonight," I noticed the back of Rizzo's jacket read "The Ratty Duke Show." I didn't notice that at first, I only saw it recently. But, being a fan of "The Patty Duke Show," I found that funny.
     
  8. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    It appears that Constantine has actually been trying to assume Kermit's identity as early as 1969. . . .

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    Those eyes give it away. :skeptical:
     
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  9. cjd874

    cjd874 Well-Known Member

    Anyone else realize that Jerry Nelson has performed both Statler AND Waldorf? Jerry played Statler in the Muppets' Sex and Violence special, and again from 1993-2002. He also performed Waldorf (known then as P. Fenton Cosgrove) in a Muppet Meeting film from 1975.
     
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  10. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    This took me awhile to notice, but I noticed how one of the never-ending falling curtains in "Another Opening, Another Show" with the picture on it is attached to a darker shade of color from the previous one.
     
  11. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    From the time that they began giving the Muppets fabric mouths with throats and tongues (as opposed to Jim painting them on like he did originally) up until about the mid-70s, Muppet tongues had the dial (line) go all the way down the middle of the tongue, then afterwards, the dial on the tongues only went down part way and have pretty much stayed that way since.
     


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