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Minor Muppets you'd like to see in the new movie?

Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by Duke Remington, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    That sounds cool. I think this'll be the first time that character was used outside of the Muppet Show. And if she's in it then the movie must have Lips (who was rebuilt a few years ago).

    Actually I don't doubt Lips will appear, but I wonder if he'll appear alongside the Electric Mayhem. And if Seymour appears, regardless of whether he has any lines, I wonder if they'll have him right near Pepe.
  2. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Keep them leaks comeing! Can you all really feel the excitement here Wow this is really going to be a huge step in the right direction for us Muppet Fans!
  3. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I know this is a stretch...

    I wanna see the Dracula Puppet from Forgetting Sarah Marshal hidden in the movie somewhere. Like an Easter egg. Even just as a photo or on a television...
  4. ilovemusic

    ilovemusic Active Member

    I would love to see Lips again in the movie, I suppose the EM isn't complete without him, not only as charry, but they also need the trumpet sound, I think.
  5. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Hmm, reading that, maybe they can put posters in the background of every Disney-owned movie with creature shop involvement (Old Dogs, Lost in Space, George of the Jungle).
  6. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    After reading the sentence in one of the recent articles about how they'll feature over a hundred Muppet characters, i checked the Oct '09 draft of the script and it only specifically referenced 30-something Muppets - so that leaves about 60-something more obscure ones that have since been added.
  7. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I read about the draft being "leaked" online... Where online has the script been posted? Was it a paysite?
  8. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Hopefully a lot was changed from it, as I was not blown away or completely moved by it. Chances are they came up with a wholly new script while still retaining the basic framework.

    If there's any JHH characters in it, I'll be beyond happy^_^
  9. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Did the script mention any large group scenes, where not everybody included was mentioned in the script? That article could have been referring to background characters.
  10. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    I only counted characters that were specifically named as having a line or being present. Going of an early draft and i'm sure lots has been changed (especially after getting input from Disney, Muppets Studio, Pixar, and Bobin who changed Bobo's part to Uncle Deadly) Of course group scenes don't spell out all who's present. For that matter Zoot wasn't even named at all though of course it's assumed he's there with The Electric Mayhem in general.
  11. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I'll just go down my list again and check off those who have appeared in one of the four trailers so far...

    Hmmm, only a few so far (but at least the one at the top of my list has been spotted!).
  12. Frogpuppeteer

    Frogpuppeteer Well-Known Member

    i wonder if bean will make even a background appearance
  13. Duke Remington

    Duke Remington Active Member

    I was wondering...

    Maybe the arches that are still empty in that shot in the official trailer are going to be filled by other secondary characters that might have prominent cameos in the film and they either haven't been put in yet or were edited out to not give too much away.

    One thing that I think would be neat is if they do this:

    In the Steve Martin episode of TMS, as we all know, some of the show's minor characters tried to audition for the show, but got rejected by the "major" characters out of fear of losing their jobs and getting replaced (Baskerville as a comedian, Lenny the Lizard as an emcee, Mary Louise as a female singer, etc.). Perhaps if they come to the theater to perform in the telethon with their fellow Muppets, perhaps they'll ask if they can do their respective routines (referencing their failed auditions in the Steve Martin) and get turned down, causing them to remain in the background, but when the "major" characters end up in jail (leading to that scene in the "Fuzzy Pack" trailer) while the telethon is in progress, they'll call the characters that are still holding down the fort at the theater to cover for them until they get back, including begrudgingly asking Baskerville to fill in as the comedian, Lenny to fill in as the emcee, etc., finally giving them a chance to shine in those roles, if only for a short while. And maybe those minor characters will fill the empty spots in the arches as well in the finished film.

    I know that's a long-shot, but I wouldn't put it past them completely, due to Segel, Stoller, et al. being the big Muppet fans that they are and the fact that lots of little nuggets for the fans will be popping up throughout the flick.
  14. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Well, all those characters have been used on The Muppet Show in other episodes, so I don't think it would be too much of a spoiler if any of them were in the archs. Besides, on The Muppet Show, Baskerville and Lenny WERE in the arches (can't remember off-hand if Mary Louise was).

    Somehow I think Bobo and Uncle Deadley will turn against the villian by the end, and perhaps they will be added in.
  15. Duke Remington

    Duke Remington Active Member

    True, unless the scene with the arches takes place in the middle of the film at the start of the telethon. If that's the case, then most likely they'll still be assissting Tex Richman in his plans by that point and will have yet to betray him.

    I know that Baskerville and Lenny were in the arches and multiple episodes of TMS. I was just referring to the fact that they didn't get the types of roles they auditioned for and possibly always wanted to do them, but didn't, due to the main characters preventing them from doing so.
  16. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    DW McKim mentioned that there was an article that mentioned it'll have over 100 Muppets, and there's at least one article saying it'll include every Muppet we can think of (well, that can be "over 100"). It would be interesting if they would reveal the number of Muppets with speaking parts in this (when The Simpsons Movie came out, articles mentioned that it had 90-something characters with lines).

    I have noticed that while many obscure characters are back, hardly anybody previously from only one appearance is spotted. It would be interesting to see if the movie features appearances by Kermit the Pig, the Hugga Wugga cast, Betsy Bird, Gonzo's alien family, Goggles and Croaker, the dancing spider, and others.
    Duke Remington likes this.
  17. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Well, I read an article which mentioned the Muppaphones being in this. And they aren't in any of the trailers.
  18. Duke Remington

    Duke Remington Active Member

    Do you have a link to that article?
  19. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

  20. 12Medbe

    12Medbe Active Member

    Here's who I'd like to see

    -Pops
    -George The Janitor
    -Robin
    -Fletcherbird
    -Miss Mousey
    -Hilda
    -Mildred
    -Boppity
    -Gloat

    and
    -Mean Mama


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