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Long John Silvers says "Adios" to Pepe

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by Phillip, Apr 13, 2002.

  1. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    Tom Coccia posted this over at rec.arts.henson+muppets ...

    You can let LJS know what you think of this move from the comments section of their Web site.

    - Phillip
  2. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    (Okay this is my first attempt at posting here, so let's see how well this does)

    I saw that post on the newsgroup as well...hopefully someone else can get some additional confirmation, but for what it's worth, my local restaurant has taken down its Pepe picture.
  3. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    I wondered why Pepe was off the air!

    Hey Phil! This is my first chat on the new forum, and I love it!
    Thanx so much to you, frogboy, and whoever else is responsible!

    Anyways, I felt something was a malankey bit off when the new commercials for LJS just featured the food and some announcer talking. Why, just a mere week ago I saw the Shakespearian Pepe tv spot. Hmmm:( I was really hoping they would come out with the Pepe plush. As a footnote(or pawnote) the one and only local LJSilvers restuarant was bustling soon after the Pepe commercials with an abundance of customers. Coinicdence?

    Finally, you'll finally be able to find one Pepe merchandise off of
    eBay. The NASCAR Pepe car, which along with the Beaker car(and the others) are too cool! too bad they don't come out til July.

    Anyways, hats off to the new forum, I LOVE IT! And good seeing you back DW!
  4. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I will most certainly be sending the company a reply (though I am a vegetarian...shhhh). LOL! Actually that is changing, but only with chicken and fish and I certainly won't clog my arteries with anything over at LJS. If it were up to me, I'd say tax the stuff instead of other things. Kind of like how the cigarrette tax works. It could go to the health care system that avid fast food eaters will need down the line. Just my take though. LOL! Viva Pepe!!!!
  5. BlueFrackle

    BlueFrackle Well-Known Member

    Hey Guys,

    I think its a good idea in one way, And a bad in another.

    Good, So he doesnt get too attached as the LJS Character.
    Bad, Muppets arent on TV as much.

    But in the UK we didnt get the Commercials anyway, So it doesnt actully matter to me.

    And its a BIG shame that we wont be getting a Pepe plush from them too !!

    I love all your Avatars !!
    DW, Is that Fleet pic from Of Muppets and Men ?

    See ya
  6. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member


    You never know, maybe Henson wanted out of the contract. I never was that keen on the spokes-shrimp idea, but I would have liked a Pepe plush. I can't see how they would make that whole lounge thing and then discard it so obviously something is up.

    PS The Fleet pic is from a screen grab.
  7. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Perhaps its time Pepe jumped shrimp(misnomer alert! hehe) as LJS isn't exactly the most healthiest of foods:p I just wish they would have squuezed out some Pepe plushes before, oh well. I am grateful for all the really cool commercials they produced, and that spiffy Pepe lounge. The last LJS Pepe was really funny!(The Shakespeare one)
    I wouldn't mind seeing him show up in other commercials, one can never get enough of da King Prawn!

    Btw Frogboy, it's funny you mention vegetarianism, because I'm now vegetarian! I think Ive been a slave to Mcdonalds long enough^_^

    To new beginnings!

  8. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Good for you. I remember going veggie about five years ago and it has greatly improved my habits. I am becoming a "California vegetarian" these days to up my protein (this means chicken and fish) but it is a little creepy to start that again. I've already gone back to fish (no crustaceans of course) but I haven't made it to chicken yet. But I will only eat the stuff sparingly.

  9. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    I vegetate rather frequently myself nowadays. Usually with some root beer and chocolate chip cookies. Or pickles and mustard. Or Pringles. I dig it all when I'm vegetating.

    Although, I don't think that's what you were talking about.

  10. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member


    As long as you don't grow an ear of corn, it's cool by me. LOL!
  11. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member


    In honor of our Muppety friendship, I have decided to stay away from corn, and with the help of Dr. Scholl's corn remover, I shall succeed.

  12. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Bein' corny is perfectly okay though. LOL!
  13. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member


    If being corny is okay, I should be PRESIDENT!! I'm the King of Corn.

  14. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Is that anything like The Pumpkin King? There was a late evening I spent once (a very long time ago) when I kept shouting that I was The Pumpkin King. LOL!
  15. sidcrowe

    sidcrowe Well-Known Member

    So now it's all coming out......nobody here ate the stuff! LOL!

    Persoanlly. I've always found the notion of a critter happily promoting its own slaughter to be beyond stupid. I remember years ago Saturday Night Live did a parody ad for a chicken restaurant featuring a cartoon chicken taking people through the entire killing-butchering-frying process. It made a lot of sense.

    Anyway, I'm still getting used to the new board. Can we post replies directed to ONE person, or merely the entire thread? This text entry field goes horizontally right off my iMac screen.

    Again, for Pepe... "how can we resist?"

    Easily, now!

    Adios, LJS!

  16. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    You reply to a thread not necessarily to a person. If you want to address a particular person, put their name at the first of the message, so they can see it next time the read this discussion.
  17. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    to: frogboy and sidcroew

    hmm, this format is kinda cool, can address more than one person:

    frogboy: Yeah, im just a regular vegetarian now. cant be a vegan yet(still need my cheese now and then) Im a Californian, but not nessesarily a Californian vegetaian if that includes foul and sea.
    (odd cuz Ive never liked foul or seafood) YEsterday I walked like a bazillion miles around santa cruz and only had a couple vegetarian burritos...so all is good on the diet front.

    sidcroew: 'Crunchety Chicken' from SNL. that had to be one of the most disturbing SNL tv satires ever. I remember I havent eaten chicken since seeing that. Well that and I love all birds, even the ugly ones. So yeah, a animal spokes mascot promoting its own demise is pretty oxymoronish...but! I have to make an exception with Pepe, as it was too cute seeing him on tv...plus they never had prawns. *sigh* I wonder whats next for Pepe besides the labonte race car?

  18. MuppetQuilter

    MuppetQuilter Well-Known Member


    I'm a vegetarian too. (I agree with Beaker-- can't do the vegan thing; cheese is good, but ice cream is essential!) Haven't eaten meat in almost 15 years. And I definitely feel better than I did when I ate meat (grew up on McDonalds-- at least 5 times a week when I was a kid).

    About protein-- you probably know this, but non-meat forms of protein are more digestible and thus you get more protein with less food.

    Yes, using animals to promote the eating of animals is really bizarre. But so are close-ups of cooking flesh when you stop to think about it. Did anyone see the commerical for a fast food chicken place that showed the legs of a bird doing a striptease? I don't remember the name of the place, but the legs were made to look like Big Bird. Truly grotesque-- implying that we should eat Big Bird! (It was funny when the Swedish Chef did it in Muppet Family Christmas, but that had a completely different feel to it)

    I am disapointed about the Pepe plush-- I'm gunna have to get back to work on the one I was designing. Maybe Igel will come out with one soon....

    Didn't Brian Henson say something at MuppetFest about hoping the quality of the LJS commercials improved? Ya think Henson may have pulled Pepe because they weren't happy with the commercials?
  19. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member


    Good to see you made it! It wasn't right without you. As for Pepe and LJS - good riddence anyway. I never found it right for a Muppet to peddle what I find to be toxic waste. LOL! You know me, healthnutty guy. Big Bird supporting "Buckle-up" Chevy ads was one thing (and that even creeped me out a little) and Piggy promoting Lays and British Airways is one thing, but LJS? Kind of icky from the get go.

    As for you question of direct reply - alas that is one of the few weaknesses here. But you've gotta like the logo! Hint Hint! Even though it has some lower case in it. LOL! Wondered why I jumped in that debate a while ago huh? Crazy me.

    Hope to see you around here and I hope your Mac fares better with the board in the future. Just kiddin, dude. You know I had to get a Mac-jab in there somewhere. LOL! Could the problem be with your settings?
  20. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    Jack the Pumpking King-

    I LOVE the Nightmare Before Christmas!! I was trying to lose weight so I could be like Jack, then I remembered something VERY important about him that suddenly didn't appeal to me...

    HE'S DEAD!!!

    So, I quit wanting to be like him.


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