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Muppet Film and TV References

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

  1. kansasteen14

    kansasteen14 Well-Known Member

    also in the simpsons episode with Oscar,and Elmo and Zoe,it also has Big Bird attack Homer. they have also had an episode where they go to Brazil and have brazillian seaseme street.
  2. punkNpuppets

    punkNpuppets Well-Known Member

    this isn't exactly a tv OR movie reference, but on the back of Green Day's Dookie album has a picture of a mosh pit with Ernie in it. i also heard that Ernie was talking about a "Green Day" on ss (NOT the band, probably a day when you wear green) and he gave the not-formed band an idea for their name!
  3. monkeymuppet

    monkeymuppet Well-Known Member


    Your signature is the best!

  4. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Well, not exactly, but I remember Marges..heh..suggestive quote

    "Ernie and Bert left it to your imagination!
  5. radionate

    radionate Well-Known Member

    I was watching the a DVD of the old HBO series Mr. Show (which is genius, I urge everyone to see it), and they made a Fraggle Rock reference!!!!

    "Man, HBO spent more on Fraggle Rock then they did on this show!"
  6. GonzoLeaper

    GonzoLeaper Well-Known Member

    Yoda and The Muppet Show references

    The only reference to Yoda I can think of is in the movie E.T. The Extra-terrestrial, when the kids take E.T. out trick-or-treating and a kid dressed up in a Yoda costume walks by. And of course, when Elliot makes his brother "give him the power" (i believe that's a Dungeon & Dragons reference, which was huge in 1982, but I don't get into it) and his brother says "Yes, hmm, you have absolute power" in a perfect Yoda imitation.

    Also, a gigantic Muppets reference was made on The Cosby Show, in 1990, as a tribute to Jim Henson, when on the episode "Cliff's Nightmare", Cliff has a wild dream where he meets Muppets like Sweetums, Digit, and even Gonzo! They want him to do deliver babies at the hospital and lots of familiar Muppets pop up. Look for the episode on WGN or Nick at Nite. It's very funny.

    By the way, in reference to whoever posted about Growing Pains, the show ROCKS! and I care when someone kisses a woman who's not his wife! Looking at another woman with lust in your heart is a sin.
    It's called adultery.
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  7. Cantus Rock

    Cantus Rock Well-Known Member

    Re: Yoda and The Muppet Show references

    Just a few lil things:

    First off is more of a question. Is Yoda actually considered a Muppet? I didn't think so...the Creature Shop didn't work on him did they? God, I'm an SW nerd and I don't know these basic facts. Boooooo :( (hehe)

    Secondly, technically if the characters are in the production it isnt a referance. No worries though, its an awesome episode nonetheless. :)

    Lastly, I'm not critisizing religion, I just reccomend you don't preach it on the board. We have many different nationalities, sexual orientations, races and creeds here, and people might get offended. Not saying you should hide your beliefs in a box or anything, just don't make a habit of imposing it on others. :)

  8. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Yoda...you want Yoda.. why didn't you said so?

    Ahem! He recurred a bunch of times on The Simpsons

    I Married Marge: Homer Refers to Marge as "beautiful as Leia" and "wise as Yoda"

    Treehouse of Horrors XII, Curse of the Dummy: Yoda is seen as a minister or Justice of the Peace, when the Leprechaun and the Gypsy Marry.
    There are others, I think.

    But on an episode of Taxi, Reverend Jim (Christopher Lloyd), has a date with Marilu Henner's character (I haven't seen it in a while, I forgot her name) and gives her all these presents

    "Flowers for m'lady! Candy for M'lady! A Yoda doll for m'lady!" She tells him that the dates tomorrow.
    "I'll take this stuff back! Don't wanna come empty handed!"

    In an episode of Arthur, Arthur is in a marble shooting competition and his grandmother is teaching him tricks. In a fantasy segment, the grandmother appears Yoda like, and talks backwards.

    Also, look at Star wars parodies!

    Walter Melon
    Thuimb Wars, to name a few, all have Yoda parodies!
  9. punkNpuppets

    punkNpuppets Well-Known Member

    Re: Yoda and The Muppet Show references

    I saw that episode. i only saw it around the end and i didn't see the muppets. but when i'll tell ya, just the thought of a baby coming out of a man's c--k-hole is enough to make you hurl out your liver!!! and about the adultery thing, i wont commit adultery when i get married, but if someone is comitting adultery, i wouldn't care. he'll just go straight to ****!!!!!!!!
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  10. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I forgot the most obvious Yoda refference. SPACE BALLS!!! In it, Mel Brooks plays a rumpled up old Jewish wiseman named Yogurt! Yogurt the wise! Yogurt the Powerfull. "Please! I'm just plain Yogurt!"

    I hate Yogurt! Even with Strawberries!!!

    Man! I love that movie!
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  11. Jeffrey Gray

    Jeffrey Gray Well-Known Member

    Re: Re: Yoda and The Muppet Show references

    Ummm...that's the OTHER nightmare episode...
  12. punkNpuppets

    punkNpuppets Well-Known Member

    Re: i hate crank yankers!

    come on!!!!!!!!!!!
  13. punkNpuppets

    punkNpuppets Well-Known Member

    jeff - what's the episode called? i want to see if it caused any controversey!
  14. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Couple more

    On Histeria! (a cool education show no longer on the WB, replced locally by crummy saved by the bell ripoffs) there were two I know of:

    One episode Toast was interviewing LBJ and the censor brought up that he founded PBS, Toast replies.. "Whoooa!! Yo created those boring British dudes and those Tickle me Spazz out Puppets?!?!?"

    On another a character called Froggo was reffered to by Julius Caesar as "Kermit."

    On the 1995 version of the Casper cartoons, Stretch tells the viewers theat he promises to give them the greatest knowledge ever known, and says something like, Does Sesame Street promise this?

    On the long forgotten Mother Goose and Grimm cartoon, Grimmy builds a big bird trap (a BIG BIRD trap) and whispers to Attilla the cat, Attilla answers back, "No! I do not know how to get to sesame Street!"

    Even though I hate Full House (except Joey!) I'll mention these:

    On one episode, one of them told Michell that 2 and a half hours is "One Mr. Rogers and two Sesame Streets"

    ANother, Joey did an impersonation of Kermit (for those who don't know Joey, aka Dave Coulier did the voices of Animal, Bunsen Honeydew, Statler and Waldorf on Muppet Babies)
  15. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Does anyone know of any Fraggle refferences? All I know is on one episode of Family Guy, Peter is trying to sell a house as a historic landmark, and states..."This is where the Pilgrims landed on Fraggle Rock!"
  16. radionate

    radionate Well-Known Member

    This was posted on page three!
  17. Boober_Baby

    Boober_Baby Well-Known Member

    Fraggle Rock references? Yes sir!

    I'm sorry if someone already posted these on page 3, or 5... or 72, but I just don't have time to check out every page! So here's hoping I'm being somewhat original here! (And I wanna see that Family Guy episode where they say that!)

    In a Friends episode (can't remember which one) I think... Joey (??? Maybe it was Chandler... I so don't remember this episode) has a girlfriend, and she has a really odd name so one of the 'friends' says "Is she from Fraggle Rock?"

    And then a few years ago there was a reference on SNL. It was during that Hard Ball or Hard Talk or Hard Something or other, with Matt... something (I have a great memory, don't I? XP). I dunno, it was like a parody of all those hardcore political talk programs, and Chris Kattan was acting like an idiot so the head guy, Matt Something said "This debate is for adults! Go back to Fraggle Rock!"

    ^_^ Debo
  18. punkNpuppets

    punkNpuppets Well-Known Member

    this is not from a tv show OR a movie, it's from a song. Dead Kennedy's "MTV Get Off The Air" ----

    See the latest rejects from the Muppet Show
    Wag their t**s and their d**ks
    As they lip-synch on screen
    There's something I don't like
    About a band who always smiles
    Another tax write-off
    For some schmuck who doesn't care
  19. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member


    Anyone ever see Cosby (not the Cosby show, the 1990's CBS sitcom)? I can think of some there

    On one episode, Hilton (Cosby) and Griffin (Doug E. Doug) are coaching a boys basketball team. One kid starts harassing another, and calls him a girl for playing with dolls. The other kid assures him that they're action figures. The first kid says, "Since when is Tickle Me Elmo an action figure?"

    Another one, Griffin is watching a kid, and he says, "Yah like Elmo? Barney's a punk! Elmo rules" or something to that extent.

    Some things of interrest:

    Elmo himself made an appearance in Cosby (in an episode where Griffin dreams of being rich and famous).

    Likewise, Doug E. Doug (who plays Griffin) appeared on Sesame last year as Baby Bear's barber.

    Sesame Street and Cosby are both taped at the same studio.

    Cosby featured the last performances by Madaline Kahn, who was on the Muppet Show, the Muppet Movie (as Telly Savalas's Girlfiend) and on Sesame Street.
  20. jeremyactor

    jeremyactor Well-Known Member


    Man, Dr. Tooth - you took ALL my family guy quotes I was going to use! What a great show. I especially like the one about "Is the Count a Vampire?" that's classic.


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