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Most Underused Muppets?

Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by TravellingMatt, Jan 2, 2003.

  1. Twisted Tails

    Twisted Tails Well-Known Member

    Rizzo... there should be more of him.
  2. Dr TeethFan

    Dr TeethFan Active Member

    Marvin Suggs,Pops and Big Mean Carl
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  3. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    I have really missed Robin the frog as of late!
  4. cjd874

    cjd874 Well-Known Member

    Hopefully Matt Vogel will do a great job with Robin, as he has done with Floyd Pepper, Uncle Deadly, Crazy Harry, and Lew Zealand.
    In terms of underused Muppets, I feel that Robin and Scooter could be used more in upcoming Muppet projects.
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  5. Twisted Tails

    Twisted Tails Well-Known Member

    Me too! i would like to see Robin either in the upcoming movie next year or for a different Muppet project.
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  6. LaRanaRene

    LaRanaRene Well-Known Member

    I really miss Lenny the Lizard and Droop. I know that Droop made an appearance in "The Muppets", but there should be more of him.

    And since when did Animal become so famous?
  7. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    I'm not really worried about Muppets like Lenny, or Droop. I miss the ones like Rowlf, Robin, The band, and even as of late Gonzo that have not been used much. To bring out random Muppets like that is great for big group scenes, but I really think there needs to be a bigger focus on some of the Muppets that where fixtures on The Muppet Show.
  8. MuppetNostalgia

    MuppetNostalgia New Member

    Bruno,the infamous heavy in the season 5 episode that guest starred Shirley Bassey.(Pity Miss Piggy was absent from that episode.Bruno would have deserved a "HYAAH".)
    I think he had brief appaerances in Roger Moore's episode,as well as Paul Simon's episode.But he seemed to play a different role each time.He's never been seen since.

    I miss Hilda.They should have kept her on the series beyond season 1.It would have been interesting to see how she would have related to later characters like Bouragard,Link,Strangepork,Annie Sue,or Pops.Not to mention the makeover versions of Fozzie and Miss Piggy(as opposed to their season 1 prototype versions).

    Nigel.He hosted the original Muppet Show pilot"Sex And Violence".But then his role was reduced to orchestra pit conducter in the first two seasons.By season 3 he was long gone.

    Wally.I could be wrong,but,his only appearance was host of"The Muppets Valentines Show".
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  9. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Nigel, although silent was in the OK Go video of there version of the Muppet Show Theme and was also in the end credits of the 2011 movie The Muppets.

    Wally, was just a simple Whatnot Muppet preformed by Jim for that particular show. I think that one reason that pilot did not work was because of Wally. When they finally gave Kermit the MC role it worked, and Wally was moved to the audience.

    As for Hilda, I think from season one of The Muppet Show to now, the Muppets have changed. With that change I think there would really not be much place for her. I think next to Wane and Wanda she was the most boring in Season One.
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  10. LaRanaRene

    LaRanaRene Well-Known Member

    I don't know why, but I also freaking miss Bean Bunny.
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  11. LaRanaRene

    LaRanaRene Well-Known Member

    Pops came back in the new Muppet online webshow "Muppisode"
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  12. GonzoLeaper

    GonzoLeaper Well-Known Member


    Maybe those guys have been seen recently- but even if they have, it'd still be nice to see bigger roles for them. (Okay- well, maybe not the Newsman- but I hope he gets a brief spot in the new movie doing his usual schtick.)
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  13. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    I kind of miss Bean Bunny. Someone on the TP made a good point about an episode of MT here Bean cameoed: Bean was funny on JHH and the Disney World special, but he then became just a punching bag for no reason, whereas useless characters like Andy and Randy were so frequent on MT.
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  14. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Digit: Hasn't been seen since JHH except for one unlockable video game appearance in Muppet Cruise Party.

    Fiama: Last seen in Bohemian Rhapsody. Somehow, paired with Sal all those years, the character can't be seen without him, so either Sal needs to be recast or Brian needs to come back to get both characters.

    Newsman: Will be in Muppets Most Wanted

    Crazy Harry: Don't see why they're afraid to use him. He's the Muppets' pyrotechnical special effects expert, not anything sinister.

    Lew: Dude... he was just in the Gaga special and no doubt will have some appearance of some kind in MMW.
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  15. LaRanaRene

    LaRanaRene Well-Known Member

    I know it's probably because their played by the same people, and I know it's kind of off-topic, but has anyone noticed that Miss Piggy has never once said a word to Fozzie, Or vice versa?
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  16. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    There was some minor interaction between the two during the first season of TMS (when Frank and Richard were alternating Piggy). Not to mention the animated spin-offs and several books - if you really wanted to count those.
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  17. cjd874

    cjd874 Well-Known Member

    One of the last Muppets I expected to see in the Gordon Ramsey Muppisode was Pops. I'm very glad that he's been brought back (by Matt Vogel, if I'm not mistaken), since he hasn't had a major speaking role in many years. I hope to see him and other rare Muppets again in other Muppet-related projects.
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  18. GonzoLeaper

    GonzoLeaper Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the breakdown, man. I'd definitely love to see Johnny Fiama and Sal both together again- it'd be cool to see them at least in a cameo together for the new movie.
    Good to know the Newsman will be in "Muppets Most Wanted".
    I haven't seen the Gaga special (and not sure that I really want to)- so I didn't know about Lew Zealand showing up there- thanks for the tip though. When I get a chance, I want to check out the clip I saw online with just the Muppets footage from that special.
    Yeah- I feel fairly certain he will appear somewhere in the new movie- I guess the question is, "How big of a role will he have?"
    I hope Crazy Harry shows up too- he's always good for a laugh.
    And Digit is kind of a long shot I know, but still- it'd be nice to see him used again. By the way, besides The Jim Henson Hour, he was also in "Cliff's Nightmare" episode of "The Cosby Show". (I love "The Cosby Show" anyway- but to see the Muppets appear on there too- that episode is just great!)
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  19. GonzoLeaper

    GonzoLeaper Well-Known Member

    If by animated spin-offs you mean "Muppet Babies"- I definitely count that!:) But yeah- it's usually kinda standard that characters who are operated by the same people don't tend to interact with each other much (though it's not always the case).
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  20. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    "Muppet Babies", as well as "Little Muppet Monsters".
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