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Discussion in 'Muppet Appearances' started by GuySmiley, Jun 1, 2002.

  1. GuySmiley New Member

    I know that we've had a few of these on other threads (Simpsons etc), but thought it might be good to have a thread that combines them all. So, if you can remember a reference, then get posting!

    I'll start us off (and sadly, this is the only one I can think of at the moment).

    In the film Three Men and a Little Lady (Steve Guttenberg, Ted Danson, Tom Selleck) - they are throwing a party to try and attract women and one of them puts on some music to try and impress her and ends up putting 'Rubber Duckie' on instead. That was pretty funny!

    Not a brilliant one, I admit, but I'm sure the rest of you can do a lot better!!!!

    Guy!
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  2. Foreignman New Member

    There is a reference to the Muppet Family Christmas in the Animanicas song Video Review:

    Yakko: Hey, look at this store!
    Wakko: There's movies galore!
    Dot : We've seen 'em a thousand times over before
    YW+D : And that's why our brains don't work anymore!

    Yakko: "The Player" is a movie
    About finding fresh new scripts
    Like "Rambo 3"...
    And "Rocky 5"...
    And "Star Trek" Number 6.
    Dot : Eva joined with Zsa Zsa
    And they formed a "Sister Act"
    But both were "Unforgiven"
    Because neither one could act.

    Wakko: "The Hand That Rocked The Cradle"
    Once belonged to "Hook", you see
    But it got bored and so it joined
    "The Addams Family".
    Yakko: "Amadeus" was a genius
    "Beethoven" was a dog
    The "Muppet Family Christmas"
    was about a pig and frog.
    Dot : There was a sled named Rosebud
    And a "Citizen" named "Kane"
    He rode it 'til the snow was melted
    Now he's "Singin' In The Rain".
    Wakko: The "Princess Bride" got married
    To the handsome "Prince Of Tides"
    Which now makes her dad, "The Fisher King",
    The "Father Of The Bride".
    YW+D : And pretty soon you'll find them all
    Inside the "TV Guide"
    Along with all the stars you like to see!

    Dot : Like Hitchcock and Spielberg and Oliver Stone
    Yakko: Shirley MacLaine and Sylvester Stallone.
    Wakko: Francis Ford Coppola, Hepburn and Tracy
    Dot : Robert Zemeckis and Martin Scorcese.
    Yakko: Clint Eastwood, John Wayne, Woody Allen and Mia
    Wakko: Robert Deniro and Andy Garcia.
    Dot : Sophia Loren, Barbra Streisand, Joan Crawford
    Yakko: Paul Newman, Rock Hudson, Spike Lee, Peter Lawford.
    YW+D : Jack Nicholson, Brando, and Marilyn Monroe...
    And that's all the people we know!

    ---

    Cast : We're glad the dinosaur is gone
    He was an easy mark
    But if we ever miss him
    We can rent "Jurassic Park".
    So when it comes to clunkers
    Like "The Babe" or like "Presidio"
    YW+D : Don't pay $7.50
    Just catch 'em on home video.
    As for us it's bye-bye time
    So long now, toodle-oo.
    We've had quite enough of this
    Cast : Video revue!
  3. Foreignman New Member

    Also in Family Guy' I think there have been one or two references. The one I can remember off the top of my head is where Stewie is playing in his room with Kermit and Miss Piggy dolls and threatens the Kermit doll that he;ll kill Miss Piggy if she does't give him the money, or something like that.
  4. Foreignman New Member

    Found another one, this is said by Mr. Jimmy James in the entirely to underrated show "News Radio":
    "Let me tell you something, little Miss... Advertising pays our bills, alright... advertising pays your salary... advertising is what made this country great... What was the Constitution of the United States?... No! It is an advertisement... an advertisement for liberty... when in the course of human events... I'm telling you... that's up there with 'Put a Tiger in your tank' and 'Where's the beef'... Don't you understand? I'm sorry... I've got to get some air... **** if it wasn't for advertising... you know what you two'd be doing, huh? You two'd be giving out Sesame Street tote bags during PBS pledge breaks... 'cept they wouldn't say Sesame Street on them.. Nooo... they wouldn't say that... that would be....? ADVERTISING!!! That's Right!! ****, if you two had your way there probably wouldn't even be any Sesame Street would there?... Would there?!! There'd be no Ernie would there... Nooooo.... there'd be no Bert... bye bye, bye bye to Grover... bye bye to Cookie Monster... NO! There'd be no Snuffleupagus, would there, and get that trash can... cause there'd be no Oscar the Grouch... NOT TO MENTION... KERMIT, THE **** FROG!!!!"
  5. CarburetorJane New Member

    Well, the last one I heard is in my siggy
  6. manoftheSTREET New Member

    In "The War Of The Roses", Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner are in their house on Christmas Eve with their kids, and on a record player, the "Sesame Street" cast can be heard performing "We Wish You A Merry Christmas".

    Useless fact: 3 actors from "War Of The Roses" (Danny DeVito, Kathleen Turner and Dan Castellenata) all have appeared on "Sesame Street"...DeVito and Turner in live-action, and Castellenatta in his best-known guise...as the voice of Homer Simpson.

    There was a "Sesame Street" reference in the first "Lethal Weapon"...I'll have to watch it again to catch it.

    Useless fact 2: If we include specials, then at least 5 people who have been in a "Lethal Weapon" movie have appeared on "Sesame Street" (Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Darlene Love, Joe Pesci and Chris Rock).

    "Saturday Night Live" has had frequent "Sesame Street" references. One I can think of off-hand...On a "Weekend Update" in 2001, Jimmy Fallon did a story on firings at Sesame Workshop. He did an impression of The Count, and then said "the firings were brought to workers by the letters F and U".

    Useless fact 3: Including specials and the movie "Follow That Bird", 11 SNL alumni have appeared on "Sesame Street" (Chevy Chase, Laraine Newman, Jane Curtin, Julia-Louis Dreyfus, Martin Short, Billy Crystal, Joan Cusack, Victoria Jackson, Ben Stiller, Mike Myers and Chris Rock)

    Sincerely,

    John "manoftheSTREET" Kilduff
  7. Foreignman New Member

    Found another reference, last night on Just Shoot Me it was an episode where Maya goes out with a puppeteer who has his own kids show(played by French Stewart (otherwise known as Harry from 3rd rock from the sun)). Well when Maya asks how he got into it he says he was inspired by Sesame Street. French Stewart goes on to do this whole monoluge about Sesame Street, but I can't really remember it except for the line, "you have no idea how much sense cookie monster can make when you're stoned." You'll have to watch it yourself to see.
  8. SuprGro78 New Member

    Muppet References

    On an episode of ER The Rocket romano doesn't want to give a vegetative girl a central line or something like that and Carrie the Chief of the ER is there and they are fighting. Anyway the mom of the girl has been telling Carrie how she likes to watch the Muppets. Rocket starts yelling at Carrie and calls the muppets Sesame Street and Carrie says It's not sesame street it's the muppet show. They're different. (that's how i remember it not verbatim or anything)

    On the subject of Jimmy Fallon, he has a comedy album coming out or already out. On one of the songs there is some weird reference to Kermit and Jim Henson, I remember reading about it in the Rolling stone he was on the cover of a few months ago.


    Later
  9. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I just saw an episode of Garfield and Friends in which Garfield didn't want to film his cartoon (the title is Garfield in Flat Tired), and the director needs a replacement, and he needs someone who has musical talent (Odie comes out in a Straw hat and Cane), who can act (Odie comes out with a skull barking the sololoquy from Hamlet), and who is funny (Odie stretched his face infront of the camera). The Director shouts "I know who we can get! Get me Kermit the Frog on the Phone!"
  10. radionate New Member

    Ben-

    Did you translate this yourself, or did you find the monologue somewhere online? The reason I ask is that I would love to use it for any auditions. It’s a pretty funny little speech.
  11. Foreignman New Member

    I assume you're refering to the brilliant Jimmy James monolouge. Actually it is directly from the show, I got it off of a great NewsRadio quote website, HERE. You can find that monolouge and many others, they may not be as muppetational as this one, but they're hilarious non the less. I wish I could of used one of these when I auditioned for Laguardia.
  12. CarburetorJane New Member

    Oh, How could I forget? Here's one from my favorite show "The Invisible Man."
    Agents Fawkes and Hobbes are in the childerns/materinity ward of a hospital waiting for another agent.

    HOBBES: Well, what about Bert and Ernie, huh?
    FAWKES: Bert and Ernie?
    HOBBES: Anybody deny they're gay lovers?
    FAWKES: What are you talking about?
    HOBBES: This morning, I'm getting dressed, I'm watching TV, right?
    FAWKES: Yeah.
    HOBBES: Big Bird and Elmo come by. . .
    FAWKES: Wait, hold on. You watch Sesame Street?
    HOBBES: Yeah, it's the only decent thing on at six AM, Fawkes.
    FAWKES: That explains a lot.
    HOBBES: Anyways, Bert and Ernie come riding in on a bicycle built for two.
    FAWKES: A tandem.
    HOBBES: Yeah. I mean, these guys have been living together for what, the past 30 years now?
    FAWKES: Something like that.
    HOBBES: Yeah, so I'm thinking that, hey, it's time to come out, fellas.
    FAWKES: Hobbes, they're puppets.
    HOBBES: That's what they said about Reagan. Mm-hmm.

    That's from the episode entitled "The Camp." Right from the transcribed script there.
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  13. radionate New Member

    Thanks Ben!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I can't believe a News Radio Site like that exists!!!!!!!!
  14. GuySmiley New Member

    Just remembered a couple from the NBC Sitcom 'Frasier' starring Kelsey Grammer.

    1. Roz (the call screener at the radio station) is taking calls on the PBS Pledge Night and is talking to a kid saying 'No! Lamb Chops not here...BIG BIRD ISN'T HERE EITHER....'

    2. Frasier and Niles are both trying to get into a snooty club and Niles insults a bearded member by saying 'Yes - I'm talking to you FOZZIE!'

    Laugh? I thought my trousers would never dry!

    Guy!
  15. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Actually, he wasn't going to kill Piggy, but do something a lot more ...uh.. adult to her. His lines were, "If that doesn't work, maybe a little tenderness will." after "hugging" the doll, he adds, "I'm making out with a Pig! I've become my father!!!"

    Another Animaniacs refference:

    Dracula: I am Count Dracula!
    Yakko: Eh.. Didn't you used to teach math on Sesame Street?

    Another Family Guy refference, a guy in a tatoo parlor (also a bank) wants the owner to draw a skull or something on him and the owner says.."uh.. I can do Kermit the Frog. How about a nice Kermit the Frog?....You know what I'm gonna do? I'm going to draw Kermit the Frog!"

    On the Obscure kid's show, Ned's Newt, Newton the Newt (who has Mask like Morphing powers) turns into a Big Bird type character and says something like "this show is brought to you by N-E-W-T NEH-OOOO-Tuh!"

    And my favorite, on Earthworm Jim there was a parody of Sesame Street that the evil Bob the Goldfish tried to educate a fish army with called "Salmon Street" here's a transcription

    Fish Sock Puppet #1: Hey kids! Let's all sing the inhert gasses song!

    BOth Fish Puppets: (singing to the tune of old MacDonald)
    I know which gasses are inhert
    helium, neon, and argon
    I'll sing this song until it hurts
    krypton, xenon, and radon!
  16. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    And here's one for all of you ALF fans.

    On one episode, Brian and ALF (or Gordon, if you prefer) are watching Sesame.

    Brian: DO you get Sesame Street where you lived?

    ALF: No! and frankly I don't get it down here, either

    Woman on TV: If you guessed the cow riding on the bus, you're absolutly right.

    ALF: Brilliant! All this and the letter I in one day! I need a drink!

    this sound is available in WAV format at

    www.80snostalgia.com/classictv/alf/sounds.html
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  17. the_great_gonzo New Member

    There's another Family Guy one that people forgot. Peter's watching a show called Homicide:Life On Sesame Street. It has Ernie and Bert. The phone rings. Bert Answers.

    BERT:Hello? Son of a *****.
    ERNIE:Bert. What's the matter, Bert?
    BERT:Some poor ******* got his head blown off at a place called Hoopers.
    (Bert takes a swig of something)
    ERNIE:Bert. I wish you wouldn't drink so much Bert.
    BERT:I wish you'd stop eating cookies in the **** bed.
    ERNIE:Bert. You're yelling again Bert.

    They do the music they used when they changed skits and it ended. It was really funny.
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  18. Foreignman New Member

    This is actually a hilarious bit, I didn't post it because I thought it was a little too dirty for Muppet Central, but I'm glad someone else did. Anyone who wants the clip can e-mail me, and I'd be happy to send it to them. Gonz, you're transcription was pretty good but you left out some so let me write it in it's entirety:

    Announcer: This show contains adult content, and is brought to you by the letter "H".
    *Police Sirens are heard in the background and we hear a phone ringing*
    Bert: (Bert wakess up, and gets out of a bed which Ernie is also in, and answers the phone) Hello... *sighs* Son of a *****, I'm on my way... (hangs up phone) Some poor ******* got his head blown off down at place called Hoopers. (Bert takes a drink and thens throws up)
    Ernie: Bert, I wish you wouldn't drink so much Bert.
    Bert: Well Ernie, I wish you wouldn't eat cookies IN THE **** BED!!!
    Ernie: Bert, you're shouting again Bert...
    Bert: *sighs angrily*
    (Wanh Wanh Wanh Wanh end of skit music plays)

    I believe that's the skit in it's full form...
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  19. This was just on "The Cosby Show" not more than 1 minute ago:

    The Huxtables are in Lena Horne's dressing room at a posh resort or somethin':

    Rudy: "I saw you on 'Sesame Street'!"

    Lena: "You did? Yes, I sang a song with Kermit the Frog."

    Rudy: "Can I meet him?"

    Lena: "Well, I'll see if we can set up a date."

    :)
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