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Muppet Babies: Puppets vs. Cartoon

Discussion in 'Muppet Babies' started by dwayne1115, Feb 26, 2008.


Which do you like better? (tell why in the thread)

Muppet Babies from TMTM (Puppet Versions) 12 vote(s) 70.6%
Muppet Babies Cartoon Versions 5 vote(s) 29.4%

  1. Redsonga Active Member

    I think I saw the word 'muppet' and Kermit as two different things...I saw Muppet Babies more often than any of the movies, and SS was not a 'muppet' show to me. As far as I knew Kermit only visited for some odd reason :).
    And we did'nt have cable so I never saw AMFC :(
  2. frogboy4 Inactive Member

    That happens all too often these days with the under 25 set. Sure, they grew up with the internet and cellphones (smaller than a brick) but Muppet Babies were their main window into the Muppet world. :sympathy: At least it kept the brand alive and stirred the imagination. :)
  3. Redsonga Active Member

    It was'nt my only window but like I said I didn't get to see the muppet show up until it was on the DVD sets and anything other than the Muppet Movie, Muppets at Disneyworld, and the Muppet Caper up until around when MTI was made so yeah...
    I live in the middle of nowhere so Muppet Babies was love to me :)
  4. heralde Well-Known Member

    Yeah but liking Muppet Babies didn't stop me from liking other Muppet things. And some people talk about the show like it was Barney or something. It was FAR from that. ;)

    I mean more people complain about Muppet Babies than Elmo's World. Like it's OK to enjoy Elmo's World, but if you like Muppet Babies, you're not a real Muppets fan. Personally, that makes no sense to me. ;)
  5. Redsonga Active Member

    I know, it was really smart actually :) A good afternoon cartoon :)
  6. heralde Well-Known Member

    Ironically, we always complain that people think we're immature for liking the Muppets. But then we turn right around and criticize fans of Muppet Babies for the same reason!
  7. Redsonga Active Member

    I am a fan, I would never make fun of anyone :)
  8. heralde Well-Known Member

    Yeah I mean I don't always agree with fans regarding the newer Muppet stuff. But I wouldn't try and make them feel bad. :)

    Not that anyone in here is, hehe, I just don't agree with all the MB bashing.
  9. Redsonga Active Member

    Well, I just ordered a VHS with my favorite episode 'Good clean fun' on it from amazon :flirt:
  10. frogboy4 Inactive Member

    The writing and style don't bother me as much as the poor quality of the character animation and irritating voice work. I'm not bashing it (as was stated in a later post). Taste doesn't have to be an all-or-nothing proposition (though it does appear to happen a lot). The program also had many catchy songs and I don't think that receives enough praise. :)

    I do think it's sad (not that people like the program or that it was made) that it was nearly the only Muppety thing accessible for a particular generation. The idea that the Muppet Babies is more highly regarded by many people of that generation than the classic Muppets and Muppet puppetry isn't ideal in my wide Henson loving opinion. But nobody should be faulted for simply liking what they like.

    I haven't made the claim that any particular person wasn’t a real fan for any reason. I am fortunate to have the childhood memory of seeing The Muppet Movie in the theaters at age five. I do believe that would have painted a different perception of the Muppets for any generation. It really is the Muppets at their finest. That initial introduction was the Muppet Babies to many people and that led them to other Muppety goodness and it helped continue brand exposure (as mentioned before).

    Personally the inconsistencies of the Babies’ animation and the unfortunately squeaky voices make me cringe too much to watch long enough to enjoy other aspects of the program. I wish Little Muppet Monsters had worked out. The animated portions were the same quality, but at least there were puppets! I love Tug!
  11. dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Im not bashing MB i love the show i think bean bunny would have to be my favorit bunny though.
  12. heralde Well-Known Member

    But that's the thing, that's not the way it was. There was Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock and all three Muppet movies were available, the Jim Henson Hour/Storyteller (which I did watch hehe) as well as several specials. There wasn't a shortage. The Muppets were everywhere in the '80s/early '90s and I watched it all. And I was not an anomaly. ;)

    Being a MB fan did not turn me off to the regular Muppets and to be honest I never met anyone else who thought that way. I'm sure some people did, but I think a lot of it is blown out of proportion. :)
  13. Redsonga Active Member

    You were lucky to have cable and parents with money then ;)
    I never saw Storyteller until last year and FR until I was 12 in '95 :p.
  14. heralde Well-Known Member

    Well, we didn't have HBO until much later. I only saw Fraggle Rock through the Disney Channel. And I probably saw more of the cartoon series than the live show (which shocks me now lol). Comparing them now, I prefer the live show, though the cartoon was still cute. Just not quite as ambitious.

    And actually The Jim Henson Hour/Storyteller was on network TV, NBC I believe. It just wasn't on for very long; only a couple months.
  15. frogboy4 Inactive Member

    For a particular generation - one that I have continually been referring to- it was the only current project on the air (even in syndication and taking Sesame out of the equation of course). I'm speaking more of the -->late 80s-early 90s<-- not early-to-mid 80s as you have stated. :rolleyes:

    I haven't stated that project has turned anyone off to anything. However, generationally speaking again, there are many people who weren't exposed to Muppet puppetry (via Muppet Show characters) enough to have latched on. I don't get why you keep quoting my posts with rebuttals to ideas I haven't implied? :confused:
  16. heralde Well-Known Member

    I'm sorry if I'm misunderstanding, I just disagreed with some things I read. It's not your posts in particular. And I wasn't just talking about early to mid '80s either. Perhaps that's where the confusion is.

    Honestly, I'm not trying to make it a big thing, just casually disagreeing. I'm sorry if it seems any other way.:)
  17. Redsonga Active Member

    Disney Channel was not basic cable where I live...
    Anyway, I am talking about the early 90's mostly for me, I was only seven when the 90's started after all :3.
    After 95' our tv died and was never replaced until I was sixteen (with only a VCR) so I guess I am not a normal case really :insatiable:
  18. heralde Well-Known Member

    Eh don't worry about it, I watched way too much TV as a kid, when I could have been doing other things. :)
  19. Redsonga Active Member

    I read books :eek: . The ones with no pictures *lol*
    I guess no tv helps you to become a bookworm...
    and buy a big tv when you move out :coy:

    But MB was aimed right at my generation so I have nothing but nice feelings about it, voices and all :)
  20. heralde Well-Known Member

    Well seriously, good for you! I had real trouble with reading. I mean, I had no trouble learning to read. But I couldn't bring myself to enjoy it, I liked TV more. However, I discovered I loved reading books ABOUT the things I already loved! So I ended up being one of the few kids I knew who enjoyed reading non fiction! So you see, it all works out, lol. :wisdom:

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