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Muppet Fan Confessions

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

  1. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    I remember watching a couple episodes of Muppet Babies when I was a kid but that's about it.

    I want to find as many episodes (uncut( as I can torrent.
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  2. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    Here's a confession I have....

    I hate when Kermit is considered a "guest star" on Sesame Street. Sorry.... No. I consider him both a Sesame Street and Muppet Show character. Why? Well, he's special like that. He's Kermit. Hi-ho! :)
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  3. BobbyBenson64

    BobbyBenson64 Well-Known Member

    Why didn't I know about this before?!
    I have so many opinions to express :)

    Because I was born in the late 90s I had no idea of who any of the Muppets Tonight characters were. I obviously saw Pepe, Johnny, Sal, Phil Van Nuter, and Clifford in Muppets From Space but I didn't understand why the **** they were there and characters like Rowlf and Scooter were shoved aside.

    Actually for the longest time my only knowledge of Muppets Tonight was the sticker on the front of the packaging with the palisade figures.

    When I was around 7 I'd rant to my family and friends about how Disney didn't care about The Muppets...(which honestly I don't think they really do).

    Now that I'm older I feel really dumb for getting all exited for things like Muppets Wizard of Oz and Letters to Santa :o

    Even though I don't really like Dark Crystal or Labryth that much I'd always bring them up when a kid would make fun of me for liking the Muppets and saying they were to kiddy or whatnot. I'd be like "yea we'll guess what, this thing is a technicality a Muppet!" Then I'd show them those devil creatures from Storyteller.

    I hide my "obsession" from most people, you have to be a fan as well or pretty close to me to know about it :D
  4. BobbyBenson64

    BobbyBenson64 Well-Known Member

    I just realized my username has been misspelled all these years :eek:
  5. BlakeConor14

    BlakeConor14 Well-Known Member

    Oh Neil...
  6. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    I've always wanted to be inside the SPACESHIP SURPRISE ship.... Especially the redesign in the NEXT GENERATION skit.
  7. GrouchFanatic

    GrouchFanatic Well-Known Member

    I don't like the 2011 film that much either & I HATE Jason Segal w/ a passion for completely ruining it, & I've still never seen Muppets from Space, & I've only seen The Muppets Take Manhattan, literally, only once, & some scenes were way too goofy
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  8. GrouchFanatic

    GrouchFanatic Well-Known Member

    I've only seen a couple episodes meself, don't feel too bad
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  9. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    I've only seen a few Fraggle Rock episodes when I was a kid, so it's all good.
  10. BlakeConor14

    BlakeConor14 Well-Known Member

    I despise the Muppet babies cartoons. The voices are too annoying
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  11. Old Thunder

    Old Thunder Well-Known Member

    Too late fellas, I've started watching it. :coy:
  12. ConsummateVs

    ConsummateVs Well-Known Member

    I find the blue Frackle to be adorable. I wish I had a plushie of him.
  13. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    I've never seen Letters To Santa or Kermit's Swamp Year. I'd still like to watch LTS, but I'm fine not seeing KSY.
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  14. JT Yorke

    JT Yorke Well-Known Member

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  15. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    Honestly, I actually want to know where Sesame Workshop got the chroma-keyed footage of the paint coating the white and blue backdrops in How Now Brown's "Wet Paint" (or if they took the time to get a bunch of buckets and splash it around themselves while filming).

    I'm also curious to know what was used for the paint How Now was dancing on. I'm guessing it was melted crayon or frosting from looking at the consistency.
  16. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    Something I recall when I was a kid...

    From watching "NTV"/"The Letter N" by Nick Normal and the Nickmatics, I remember thinking the resteraunt of Nino's and Nick Normal's house were connected together (probably cause of the door in the former being open).
  17. JimAndFrank

    JimAndFrank Well-Known Member

    Here's a gloomy confession:

    To me, Outsidelands was the best thing the Muppets have done in years and nothing has felt right since then.
  18. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Well, to be fair, the biggest thing they've done since then is the Thought of the Week videos and similar such videos.
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  19. Gonzo14

    Gonzo14 Well-Known Member

    I can understand that opinion, but the way I see it. The 2011 film did serve as a transitional production, which brought back a lot of great characters that have continued to be used since, such as Uncle Deadly, Lips, Link Hogthrob, etc.
  20. Gonzo14

    Gonzo14 Well-Known Member

    I have a confession. I think Scooter's role in the Muppet Movie was awkward and felt forced.

    With everyone else that joined Kermit, they had a great moment and scene unique to them, and most got their own musical number.
    • Fozzie: He bonded with Kermit st the El Sleazo and had Movin Right Along
    • Piggy: Great scenes with Kermit at the fair and the restaurant, and Never Before, Never Again
    • Electric Mayhem: Scene at the church gave them a great feature, plus them breaking the 4th wall and coming back was clever, and Can You Picture That?
    • Rowlf: I Loved his scene at the piano, and I Hope That Something Better Comes Along was an instant classic
    • Bunsen and Beaker: While they didn't get a song, they were featured prominently and their invention (along with Animal's lack of supervision) saved the day
    Then there's Scooter. He gets no scene that's just about him. He doesn't even get to speak directly to Kermit at all. He's just tacked on to the Electric Mayhem as an afterthought, and he's never been paired with them before or since.

    For someone who was Kermit's right hand man and was a very prominent character on The Muppet Show, I think he could've been given a better scene.
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