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Muppet Fan Confessions

Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by JimAndFrank, Feb 23, 2017.

  1. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Here's the thing. Overall, I prefer Frank's versions of pretty much all of his characters- Miss Piggy, Animal, Sam. I think Frank just had a gift for comic timing and ad libbing, he helped make them what they are today. That being said, I actually do prefer Eric's Fozzie, and I think he's a slightly better puppeteer than Frank...

    And that brings me to another confession...
    I think Eric Jacobson, David Rudman, and Matt Vogel are actually better manipulators than Frank Oz, Richard Hunt and Jerry Nelson.
     
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  2. scooterfan360

    scooterfan360 Well-Known Member

    ok here is my Muppet confession# 1, i feel that Disney treats the Muppet's like their meal ticket ,than what they are really worth. when Jim Henson was alive and in control of the Muppet's, he wasn't all about money like Disney is, he was all about creativity, imagination, and making people smile.

    ok Muppet confession # 2, i can see how the Muppet's were disrespected, in the 2011 Muppet movie.
     
  3. JT Yorke

    JT Yorke Active Member

    True but for Disney the Muppets are just one of the things they own.. If Starwars makes more money they will go with that.. its the stad truth.
     
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  4. scooterfan360

    scooterfan360 Well-Known Member

    yes it is sad.
     
  5. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Well, they are a business. They have to go with what's making them money or else they'll go bankrupt. Even the Jim Henson Company sold the Muppets because they weren't profitable anymore and they didn't know what to do with them.
    And another thing we can't forget is, the most recent TV show just ended last year. We can't expect them to do another big production right away. I'm just glad that they're at least still getting to do all these live appearances, YT videos and guest spots, which seems to be the best option for them at this point.
     
  6. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    Let's bump this thread.

    I think Muppets From Space is a better movie than Muppet Christmas Carol

    *Hides behind table*
     
  7. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Wow!!!

    Muppet Confession: If I could be any Muppet it would be Oscar.
     
  8. MuppetSpot

    MuppetSpot Well-Known Member

    I think Eric Jacobson should have been the understudy for Big Bird.
     
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  9. JimAndFrank

    JimAndFrank Well-Known Member

    I prefer Bill Barretta's singing voice for Dr Teeth over Jim's.
     
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  10. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    I wish The Muppet Show would have fewer musical numbers and more backstage hijinks.
     
  11. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Matt's doing a fantastic job with the bird. But, now that you mention it, I really would like to see Eric's take on Big Bird.
    Yes! That was always my main frustration with the show. The character's interactions and plots were often the best part of the show, but they rarely felt fully fleshed out because the sketches kept cutting in. Sometimes they didn't even close story lines, or they ended in a very rushed manner because there wasn't enough time left in the episode.
    If the Muppets ever have another TV show, I hope it's like the backstage portions of The Muppet Show.
     
  12. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    100% agree. They had great plots but there was hardly ever more than 90 seconds of backstage stuff at a time. I love TMS, but I wish there was more focus on plot.
     
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  13. Flaky Pudding

    Flaky Pudding Well-Known Member

    Here's some more confessions:
    -Fizzgig from The Dark Crystal cracks me up for some reason. Every time I see him I just burst out laughing, maybe because he looks unusual even for a Muppet.
    -I actually believed the Veggie Monster rumors when I first heard them, :O.
    -I think The Electric Mayhem is a better band than One Direction.
    -I used to think the characters from Johnny and The Sprites and Between the Lions were Muppets.
    -My friends and I used to take Sesame Street character names and attempt to make them as dirty as possible back when I was a juvenile, rebellious tweenage boy
    -I used to laugh every time my teacher mentioned a beaker in science class.
    -I called Waldorf and Statler "the two old guys" once before I knew much about them.
    -I hate to admit this one, but I chuckled a little when I first saw the infamous Internet meme of Osama bin Laden and Bert when I was 11 years old.
    -I smashed a Cookie Monster cookie jar for teh lulz at a get together.
    -I called Fraggle Rock Faggle Rock in an attempt to make an immature, juvenile joke to make my 6th Grade school friends laugh (Not technically a Muppet, but I also made Rock Biter from The Never Ending Story's name into an innuendo about Viagra).
    -I think Giggles from Happy Tree Friends is prettier than Miss Piggy (Don't tell her that, I don't want to be karate chopped!)
    -I had a crush on Miss Mousey when I was a kid (again, don't tell Miss Piggy I said that, lol)
    -I've gotten plenty of Muppet song lyrics wrong in the past but the most embarrassing one is a verse from One's on the Way from the Loretta Lynn episode, I misunderstood "the pill may change the world tomorrow" as "the peel" rather than pill. Being the innocent minded child I was, I assumed she was talking about a banana peel and my childhood was ruined when I found out she was really talking about contraception.
     
  14. Flaky Pudding

    Flaky Pudding Well-Known Member

    -I used to call "Bear in the Big Blue House" Big Blue Bear and the House when I was 2 years old
    -I was scared of the Martian Beauty segment from Sesame Street when I was really little (I also felt uneasy about Interplanet Janet from Schoolhouse Rock, probably because of the similarities to the forementioned SS skit)
    -I tried to make my beagle into one of the Weigman dogs by putting a shirt on him but he made a cute little "I wuv you!" face at me and after that, I became distracted by his adorableness.
    -Almost everyone I know has seen the Crack Master clip thanks to me
    -I couldn't draw when I was younger but my first picture I drew when I was in Kindergarten was an adorable attempt at Elmo (not a confession, but still something interesting nonetheless)
    -I used to hold the computer mouse and shout "MOUSE IN SPAAAACCCEEE!" quite frequently during my younger years
     
  15. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    That's fair. Jim never really was much of a singer.
     
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  16. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    I prefer Steve Whitmire over Jim Henson because I grew up with him.
     
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  17. JimAndFrank

    JimAndFrank Well-Known Member

    Well, I have to agree seeing as he is my fav Muppeteer! I absolutely adore Jim and he is my greatest idol, but I was exposed to Steve before him.

    Oh, and for my next confession, I couldn't possibly care less about Muppet Babies or the upcoming reboot. Puppets all the way.
     
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  18. SesameFever

    SesameFever Active Member

    The Muppet Babies were my favorite cartoon growing (Before Ninja Turtles Came around) I am so excited for the reboot and along the Lines of Playhouse Disney continue maybe a new soundtrack. I will buy that.
     
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  19. SesameFever

    SesameFever Active Member

    Did you get my inbox messages WhosLineFan??
     
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  20. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    I did SesameFever. Sorry I didn't reply back right away yet, but in a few days I will. Got graduations and finishing school to deal with first.
     
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