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Muppet Fan Confessions

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

  1. LaRanaRene

    LaRanaRene Well-Known Member

    Good explanations. I'm just overthinking things, as always.


    "Considering it was done 5 years ago, it has nothing to do with the past 7 months."

    That's a good point but - and I'm going to over think again - when I mentioned that, I had Pig's Laundry's comment ("Is he secretly an A-hole? Is he mentally ill?") and the reddit user's claim that he was becoming difficult in mind. That wouldn't necessarily be limited to seven months.
     
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  2. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    That stuff sounds easy to believe, and frightening if so, but let's face it: what have the Muppets actually done in the last year?
    • Outside Lands
    • Thanksgiving Parade
    • MasterChef Junior
    • That cooking spray and Xfinity ads, I guess
    • and then a bunch of short videos of the Muppets reciting tweets
    The only things on the horizon are the Hollywood Bowl show, which isn't until September, and the Muppet Babies reboot, which most certainly won't have any of the Muppeteers voicing them.

    Those YT things were definitely filmed on the East Coast, so there's an explanation why Steve, Dave or Bill aren't there. And it's entirely possible that Steve couldn't make it in for Thanksgiving.

    I understand that there's reasons for worry, but when you look at it, what the h-ell has there even been for him to do?
     
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  3. JimAndFrank

    JimAndFrank Well-Known Member

    Please don't take this seriously, but I have one more theory of where Steve has been.

    This is entirely out of left field, but what if Steve has been helping out with Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance? skekTek has been rebuilt, he was the Skeksis we saw at the end of the teaser, so maybe Steve's been advising them from the performance side of things to make sure skekTek and the others don't feel like torture chambers this time around?
     
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  4. SesameFever

    SesameFever Active Member

    Thsnks but why cant you just have someone take a picture??
     
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  5. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    You're welcome. Maybe I can ask my father to bring the digital camera and he can take a picture of me.
     
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  6. scooterfan360

    scooterfan360 Well-Known Member

    i don't believe any of it, Steve does Kermit the frog, and Kermit pops up on TV from time to time, so this can't be true. if it is so, then it's a terrible loss for the Muppet's, and a big disapointment for muppet fans.
     
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  7. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Let me do some snooping around, and I may find some truth about Steve.
     
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    JT Yorke Active Member

  9. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Have no fear Dwayne is here!
    I just had a wonderful chat with long time Muppet performer Mike Quinn. I shared with him the links from Redit, and he was shocked.
    According to Mike the Muppet thoughts where filmed in New York in the span of a day or possibility two. They are just meant for The Muppets to continue to have an online prescience. There was no money in making these videos,and they did not want to pay for Steve and others to fly out to NYC just for a day. Just like for the Macy's parade and the WE event that was recently done as well. The Muppets both classic and Sesame have two great teams on the East coast and the West coast. Steve is kind of in the middle living in Atlanta, so they try and need him when it's more profitable for both Disney and Steve.
    So before everyone starts lighting torches and heading to LA asking about Steve relax. Steve is in Atlanta, and is still giving our Muppet friends a hand.
    Personally, I think not having Kermit or Rizzo or Pepe in these weekly videos is a great idea. Because it's giving more minor characters a chance to shine.
     
  10. JimAndFrank

    JimAndFrank Well-Known Member

    Exactly what I had suspected, but I had been too paranoid to ask Mike or anyone else due for fear of being seen as too nosy! Thanks!
     
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  11. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Gucci to know. Yeah, it was probably gonna be false anyway, but it's comforting to know.
     
  12. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Well its like Mike told me. Its always best to go to the source when things like this come up. The people that wrote that stuff have no inside connections, and all it basically was was peoples opinions. That's why fans of anything have to check what is sometimes posted on the internet. What Mike and I wonder is how they got this info even though its false. I really wonder how they found that Steve was being "difficult"
     
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  13. JimAndFrank

    JimAndFrank Well-Known Member

    People have tried to slander Steve before. I remember reading a rant from one of the puppeteers who auditioned to be an alternative Muppet performer back in 2004. Apparently he still had a bruised ego from when Steve argued in favour of the 'One Muppet, One Muppeteer' tradition, and won. The guy even went as far as claiming that Steve was so aggressive in his demands that Disney put up a cease-and-desist against him.

    I honestly don't believe the cease-and-desist part of the story. That guy was just trying to lick his wounds.
     
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  14. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Even if that where true I would have to still say good for Steve. Jim, Frank, Jerry, and Richard are gone ( With the exception of Frank being alive) Steve is one of the only original performers who are alive and working with the Muppets. He is also the one who took over the awesome reasonability of keeping Kermit alive as well. So for him to be "difficult" about the integrity of his fellow performers and there characters then I say Job well done. Sure Jim would never be that way, but he wouldn't have ever had to be. Disney owns the Muppets now, and for the Muppets to continue Jim's legacy someone has to be "difficult" put there foot down and say no it should not be done this way. This makes me think about the final line Steve and Kermit said in The Muppets Celebrate Jim. " It's the way the boss (Jim) would want it"
     
  15. JimAndFrank

    JimAndFrank Well-Known Member

    I wholeheartedly agree. And since I was the one who took this thread off track, I'm gonna say that the Curious Case of Steve Whitmire is officially closed.

    Now...do I have another confession to get us going again?

    Ummmm....Oh, here's one! As cute as Elmo can be, I can find him to be at Scrappy Doo levels of annoying 98% of the time.
     
  16. scooterfan360

    scooterfan360 Well-Known Member

    i knew that it wasn't true, you can't believe everything on the web.
     
  17. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    If you have not read Keivn Clash's book you really should. It will change how you feel about Elmo. It did for me.
     
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  18. SesameFever

    SesameFever Active Member

    please do thank you even one on your cell phone would be fine with me
     
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  19. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    I asked my dad yesterday and he said that he would bring the camera.
     
  20. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    Thanks for that. I'll remember not to believe reddit or any source with no evidence.
     
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