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Muppet Film and TV References

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

  1. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    Fresh Off the Boat had Jessica's best friend dressed as Miss Piggy heading to a party with her date who was dressed as Kermit. Nice references to Kermit in that scene, as well.
     
  2. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Not to mention Clarence also had a flashback of him trick or treating with a feather boa around his neck and an old woman saying "Are you supposed to be Miss Piggy?" Seemed like a good night for Miss Piggy Halloween episode references.

    Also, the latest Robot Chicken had a Dinosaur Train skit. Not exactly a good one, but at least it got a nod.

    They basically took the Buddy egg hatching in the pteranodon nest as an affair, and it devolved into the typical sex reference and everyone dying bit they're famous for. Though I did like the touch about "how can dinosaurs be capable of steam technology, and how can they drive trains with such short hands" bit.

    I'm surprised they didn't go for the more obvious "Buddy ate them all because he's a T-Rex" angle.
     
  3. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    Also got one from The Goldbergs last night with kids dressed as Alf, Strawberry Shortcake, and Kermit. Pops predictably butchers their names as he hands them candy, calling the latter "Herman the Frog" and wrongly associating him with Fozzie's catchphrase. He even gets that wrong as "Wockity wockity". :o
     
  4. muppet maniac

    muppet maniac Well-Known Member

    Not TV, but Youtube comedian Adam Buckley recently did a video of the Top 10 Worst Songs of 2015. The Muppet reference appears a few seconds after 11:06 (talking about the song "Focus"):

     
  5. Daffyfan2003

    Daffyfan2003 Well-Known Member

    There was a Muppet reference on Wheel of Fortune tonight. The speedround puzzle was FOZZIE BEAR which I knew with only the R showing. Yet none of the contestants knew even after all the consonants were in the puzzle. Strange that some people in the LA area aren't familiar with The Muppets.
     
  6. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    Last night had SESAME STREET as the 3rd toss-up puzzle as well.
     
  7. Daffyfan2003

    Daffyfan2003 Well-Known Member

    Oh, I didn't see last night's show. I probably would have gotten that with just one or two letters up. Lol.
     
  8. Linx

    Linx New Member

    Today one of toss ups was Cookie Monster.
     
  9. Daffyfan2003

    Daffyfan2003 Well-Known Member

    Yeah. I saw that one. I guess they're doing a few "Sesame Street" references this week because of Beaches Family Resorts week.
     
  10. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    A while back on The Last Man on Earth, Carol was making a list of pros and cons for having a baby in a post-apocalyptic world, and one of the cons was no sesame street.
     
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  11. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    It irked me when Pat Sajak called Fozzie one of the lesser known muppets on Wheel of Fortune, the same thing happened on Celebrity Name Game when the answer was Gonzo, and after the person didn't get it, Craig Ferguson said he was not one of the popular muppets even though he's one of the main ones in the franchise.
     
  12. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    In a second season episode of Family Matters,Ritchie(Carl and Harriet's nephew) asks Harriet if he can watch his Sesame Street tape. Harriet replies,"Sorry,your Uncle Carl wore it out.
     
  13. vettech28

    vettech28 Well-Known Member

    Last night, one of the speedround puzzles had Oscar the Grouch as the answer and the contestant who answered with only one or two letters.
     
  14. Daffyfan2003

    Daffyfan2003 Well-Known Member

    Yeah. I don't know what it is with game shows and Muppets. On "Hollywood Squares" when Muppets appeared they were overlooked by the contestants. It's very sad.

    It's also sad that I missed OSCAR THE GROUCH last night, but kudos to the contestant who solved it with only two letters. Heck, I remember they had that puzzle one time on my WOF PC game and I would have been able to solve it probably without any letters knowing the category and the number of boxes. But since I didn't get to start that round I didn't get a chance.

    Anyway, we have two more days of "Beaches Family Resorts Week" on Wheel. I wonder what other SS Muppets they'll use. I'm hoping for Mr. Snuffleupagus. :)
     
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  15. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I didn't quite hear the set up of the line, but last night's Venture Bros. had The Monarch say something about something that looks like "the 'Not the Mama! Not the Mama' Dinosaur puppet."

    They always make slightly esoteric references in that series.
     
  16. MuppetSpot

    MuppetSpot Well-Known Member

    I saw a Simpsons with a bunch of Purple Elmos.
     
  17. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    Yet another one on tonight's episode of The Goldbergs: one of Adam's aliases used for taking advantage of Columbia House's "12 tapes for a penny" deal was Kermit D. Fonz.
     
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  18. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    It was a real triple whammy for Muppet references. Not only was his alias a reference to The Muppets (and apparently one he had in real life if the archival footage is to be believed), but when Adam tries telling his sister how much of an adult he is, his mother informs him that "Muppet Babies is on" as well as one of the tapes he scammed Columbia House out of was "Songs from Fraggle Rock."
     
  19. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    Ya, I've seen all of The Goldbergs so far, there have been tons of references, and Kermit D. Fonz cracked me up.
     
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  20. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    A couple over the weekend on Cartoon Network.

    Robot Chicken did a Muppet Babies skit which, like most Robot Chicken skits ends with one of them dying. They were pretending to play King Kong and Kermit falls to his death. And I really think there's a lost opportunity to make a blatant critique of the show's biggest gaping hole. The fact Nanny is never present with the babies playing. But it goes for a not too funny darker joke.

    A pretty fleeting one in Adventure Time. During the chaos of the changing of the Banana Guards, one of the guards walks by holding (and talking about) "Ten Whipped Cream Pies" before taking a fall.
     


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