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Muppet Babies started a trend

Discussion in 'Muppet Babies' started by MJTaylor, Mar 3, 2005.

  1. unclematt

    unclematt Active Member

    I dont want this to be taken badly at all but I think A Pup Named Scooby Doo holds up better than Muppet Babies. I can still watch A pup today where as watching Kermit and the gang is a lttle harder.

    What I would like to see is Muppet Babies come back as actual Muppets like in TMTM.
  2. lowercasegods

    lowercasegods Member

    Thanks for the update on Inspector Gadget. And as in interesting addition to the trivia, Frank Welker, who voiced Brain in the original cartoon, voiced the live action Brain, in the first movie at least. And if you're interested in seeing more live action footage of LeMarche, rent "Comic Book: The Movie", a mockumentary written and directed by Mark Hamill. LeMarche, Jim Cummings, Billy West, and several other voice artist greats are featured in a panel discussion in an extensive scene (the only scene that was real and not intended as part of the mockumentary). Some of these guys also play characters in the film. It's a lot of fun, and the panel discussion is a must see for any voice actor fanatic.
  3. lowercasegods

    lowercasegods Member

    Though I figure you may have some Muppet Babies fan up in arms over your opinion of "pup" holding up better than "Babies", I absolutely agree that having Muppet Babies as actual puppets would be wonderful. I remember when Muppet Babies was first announced for CBS' Saturday morning line up back in 1984, and how excited I was, thinking it would be a puppet show like TMTM. Sure, I was dissapointed at first when I saw it would be a cartoon instead (without the original voices, no less), but like the rest of us, it didn't take me long to be won over by the quality of the show.
    And for the record, I really enjoyed "Pup" as well.
  4. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Actually, the show DOES exist, but only in Europe. For some stupid reason, they haven't been able to put it on TV in the US, not even on the syndicated "World of DIC," which is oddly enough Berenstain bears (which Hanna Barbara's Autrailian animation studio made) Sabrina, and a couple other things.

    I've heard pretty negative things about it, including this odd twist. Brain the dog got pretty frazzle after rescuing Gadget so many times, he left the house, and even the mear mention of Gadget sends him into a frenzy of fear. I am not making this up, I swear!
  5. MJTaylor

    MJTaylor Member

    There was a cartoon version of I Dream Of Jeannie. It was made by Hanna-Barbara in 1973. It wasn't a great cartoon really, it didn't bear any relation to the original sitcom. For one thing, we didn't have Major Nelson, instead, we had a teenage surfie named Corey.
  6. erniebert1234ss

    erniebert1234ss Active Member

    Hey, have any of y'all heard of this:


    Basically, it's called the Cartoon Radio Network Podcast and Dr. Don Schockow is the host (he also hosts the Magical Theme Park podcast) and he's got all sorts of cool children's TV themes, including (among others) an EXTENDED VERSION of the Chip and Dale Rescue Rangers theme!!!!

    If y'all want to send him an e-mail or leave a message on his voicemail line, go to the website to learn how! Also, if ya have the latest version of Apple's iTunes, you can get the Cartoon Radio Network Podcast on iTunes!!

    Man, memories! I remember the REAL inspector gadget. I really need to get some of those old eps to see the sheer genius of Don Adams, who passed away recently.

  7. unclematt

    unclematt Active Member

    How do you have I Dream of Genie without Major Nelson
  8. erniebert1234ss

    erniebert1234ss Active Member

    Maybe this helps?

    First of all, I think you mean I Dream of Jeannie.

    Secondly, Major Nelson was an incidental character (if I remember correctly) and Dave Hryb took it as his "Gamertag" when he started working at Microsoft. The story behind that goes that his TiVo recommended that show and he had been asked for a "great" Gamertag. So he sees Major Nelson and decides to make that his Official Microsoft Gamertag. Don't ask me who Major Nelson is, I just know about his "supposed" role in the above story.

    Thirdly, I don't see an answer to the previous post. The Cartoon Radio Network Podcast is a great little ditty of a show, AND some cool cartoon music filters in!

    Just my opinion. Everybody's got one.


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