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Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by Bean Bunny, Jul 23, 2002.

  1. radionate

    radionate New Member

    Why oh why oh why oh why is Carson Daly in this. I'd rather watch paint peel.
  2. Luke

    Luke Active Member

    Yeah it is weird about Carson and some of the others because this was originally supposed to showcase NBC stars, yet not much of that going on from what i can see.

    I was expecting Kelsey Grammar, David Hyde Pierce - maybe even Anne Robinson !
  3. radionate

    radionate New Member

    America cancelled the Weakest Link Luke. One of my favorite shows too. I've not laughed out loud at the TV like that in a long long time.
  4. Bean Bunny

    Bean Bunny New Member

    Carson

    Carson Daily is a part of NBC's late night programming, Last Call with Carson Daily.
  5. Luke

    Luke Active Member

    Says a lot for NBC nowdays - Carson Daily and cancelling 'The Link'. So now WWTBAM and Link are cancelled - i might as well just chuck all my reality quiz show treatments in the bin right now ! Sheesh !

    Weakest Link has just started a new series here but the popularity is not that great !
  6. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    >>>and his Kermit is actually quite good - regardless of the voice. Especially seeing him do Kermit behind the scenes on the A&E Bio w/ Al Roker<<<

    did you say al roker? *cory, who currently has his custom, made al roker weatherman figure strapped into the muppet labs experiment table*

    yeah, MCC i agree...ok, but look at steve's frog a decade later!
    and yes, statler and waldorf are basically all new voices, but better to have the characters in then nothing!

    as far as NBC stars...well NBC isnt exactly the most cultured of networks(can you say 'gap and pottery barn?') so perhaps a endless parade of snooty metropolitain sitcom stars from Frasier and Wil and Grace and Friends would be a bit bunk.
  7. radionate

    radionate New Member

    I think the weakest link was one of the most original and entertaining shows to hit US airwaves since Buffy! Sigh. I only hope the Game Show Network will pick up reruns or British episodes!
  8. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    >>>I think the weakest link was one of the most original and entertaining shows to hit US airwaves since Buffy!<<<

    heck, and we never had a chance to see the Muppets on there...as some of us had hoped for! heh
  9. Luke

    Luke Active Member

    If you go over to the TP forum, someone posted the actual press release which gave more info about the plot and who would be playing who. Aparently Goldberg is in it, the Scroogish character is being played by a woman. not Caine.
  10. Luke

    Luke Active Member

    Here we are, posted by Kynan at Toughpigs :-

    ***

    “A Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie,” pays homage to all Christmas movies (with a dash of “Moulin Rouge,” Cirque de Soleil” and “Fear Factor”) as Kermit struggles, on Christmas eve, to save the Muppet Theater from the stylish, yet Scroogish, bank owner Rachel Bitterman (Cusack) who plans to demolish it and open a trendy nightclub in its place. Arquette stars as Daniel, the rookie angel, fresh out of accounting, who is trying to earn his wings by helping Kermit, and Goldberg stars as Daniel’s “Boss.”

    Kirk Thatcher directs from a screenplay by Tom Martin (“The Simpsons,” “Just Shoot Me”) and Jim Lewis (“Muppets Tonight”). Juliet Blake and Brian Henson are executive producers of the presentation from The Jim Henson Company.

    ***
  11. Bean Bunny

    Bean Bunny New Member

    Where does Carson fit in? Just kidding!:D
  12. radionate

    radionate New Member

    Hopefully he'll get creamed during the Fear Factory bit. Gimme a break! Fear Factory. I'm not impressed even further now. I'd be happy if he gets it though.
  13. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Im glad Kirk is involved...and that Joan Cusack is playing the owner(loved her in 'Toys') But Goldberg? Geez, I took away most of MFS remaining coolness for that Hollywood roids' Hogan cameo in MFS.
  14. Luke

    Luke Active Member

    See, i said i had a Hollywood Hogan feeling about this project !
  15. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    >>>See, i said i had a Hollywood Hogan feeling about this project !<<<

    well luke, i think its safe to say youve become one of the trusted voices of reason on MC over the years! lets just hope it doesnt get as mired down from a wrassler's cameo as mfs did to me.
  16. Luke

    Luke Active Member

    Hee Hee - actually i didn't think Hogans cameo was THAT bad, i mean it wasn't good, but it was slightly relevant as it led to the rat run bit, which was a classic scene for me.

    Goldberg is just another cheap book though there for the teenage lads, it's not like he is actually wrestling nowdays.
  17. Jeffrey Gray

    Jeffrey Gray Member

    Goldberg (the wrestler) isn't going to be in this. However, WHOOPI Goldberg is. Read the first post in this thread...it lists Joan Cusack, David Arquette, and Whoopi Goldberg as the major human characters.
  18. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    >>>Hee Hee - actually i didn't think Hogans cameo was THAT bad, i mean it wasn't good, but it was slightly relevant as it led to the rat run bit, which was a classic scene for me.

    Goldberg is just another cheap book though there for the teenage lads, it's not like he is actually wrestling nowdays<<<

    Well I feel bad to diss on wrestlign, as me and Jackie and others in the past used to discuss it. But man has it gone downhill in a big way in the last year.

    Yeah, the rat run in gag was classic..but the way Hogan used himself. A hogan cameo alone wouldnt have been that big a deal to me. But when he stops the film almost like BErt and Ernie did in Elmo in Grouchland, and addresses the viewers about the nWo? sheeesh

    And Goldberg? he was just some flash in the pan in 1998.
    would anyone even remember him?
  19. Luke

    Luke Active Member

    LOL ok - so no Goldberg. This is a PRESS summary though, i'm sure there are gonna be plenty of people thinking Goldberg the wrestler when they havent named 'Whoppi Goldberg' in the actual release.


    I agree about the NWO thing - it really dates the film him (Hogan) doing that. Big mistake !
  20. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    >>>LOL ok - so no Goldberg. This is a PRESS summary though, i'm sure there are gonna be plenty of people thinking Goldberg the wrestler when they havent named 'Whoppi Goldberg' in the actual release.<<<

    oh man...i think whoever posted that press release on TP forgot to include first names! (like which cusack or goldberg is it?) I knew whoopi was in it though.


    I agree about the NWO thing - it really dates the film him (Hogan) doing that. Big mistake !<<<

    youre telling me! MTM, my fave of all of em, is only dated by the clothes the humans wear and the words 'boffo socko'^_^


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