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Muppet Film and TV References

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

  1. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    And I still fail to see why they can't just build a new Johnny, they already rebuilt basically the entire cast back in 2010-ish.
     
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  2. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Yeah, and it's not like they haven't had to rebuild characters before, I mean heck, there are some Muppets that have to be replaced every 5-6 years, and some that have to be replaced every 10-12 years.

    Unless, perhaps, maybe, Johnny's being phased out and retired like some characters are over time. Or, it could also be to free Bill up since Rowlf and Dr. Teeth have been brought back to more prominent roles - all the while still performing Pepe and Bobo.

    When you think about it, Johnny (and by extention, Sal) didn't necessarily play that big a part within the context of the Muppets in general. Outside of MT, their biggest roles in a Muppet project seemed to be MOz; other than that, their roles in others seem to be very minor and small. Were they even in LTS? I don't even remember.
     
  3. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    I honestly doubt anyone working with The Muppets really remembers him aside from Bill Baretta.
     
  4. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    An old SNL reference not mentioned on the Wiki. During one of the SNL News Breaks (with Brian Doyle-Murray) during the show's rather dull 7th season ('81-'82), there was a joke about Big Bird being shot by a kid during a Sesame live appearance. What's notable about this reference is that it features actual footage from a Sesame cast tour - during the early days, at Matt Robinson is featured.
     
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  5. Flaky Pudding

    Flaky Pudding Well-Known Member

    On the British sitcom, The I.T. Crowd, Roy was wearing a Kermit shirt and somebody called him asking,
    "Where's my bloody money?" and then he said,
    "Just kidding ya Muppet!".
     
  6. Flaky Pudding

    Flaky Pudding Well-Known Member

    On The Simpsons, Chief Wiggum said something about how "a bunch of Muppets can take Manhattan". I don't remember the rest of the reference, but that was pretty much the main part.
     
  7. tutter_fan

    tutter_fan Well-Known Member

    It's really funny looking up these strange Muppet references.
     
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  8. Skywalker82

    Skywalker82 New Member

    What about American Werewolf in London? it has a clip from the Muppet Show
     
  9. Flaky Pudding

    Flaky Pudding Well-Known Member

    Well, it's official. Family Guy has parodied every main classic Sesame Street character except for Oscar, Snuffy, and Herry (all of which I'd like to see appear in the future).
     
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  10. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    In last night's The Middle, Frankie reminisced about putting on Sesame Street cassettes for her son when he was little. Then her husband, Mike, chimed in that their son was always afraid of The Count.

    Then Frankie remarked about how Elmo sang "I Don't Want to Live on the Moon". I was like ugh did they really have to have such an inaccurate reference?

    To my surprise, like 2 minutes later, Mike chimed in about how it was Ernie who sang it. Good ol' Middle.
     
  11. Flaky Pudding

    Flaky Pudding Well-Known Member

    On the Robot Chicken Star Wars special, one of Max Reebo's songs was called "It's Not Easy Being Blue".
     
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  12. Flaky Pudding

    Flaky Pudding Well-Known Member

    In the Nostalgia Critic review of the Garbage Pail Kids movie, he said that the GPKs were made by "Jim Henson's r*t*rded brother".
     
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  13. Flaky Pudding

    Flaky Pudding Well-Known Member

    Again not a TV show, but this conversation went down in a Smosh video on YouTube:
    *sees dead Cookie Monster*
    Kermit:So how did he croak?
    Anthony:He's been eating nothing but cookies for the past forty years.
    Anthony: Plus he smoked *** loads of meth.
     
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  14. Flaky Pudding

    Flaky Pudding Well-Known Member

    A very obscure SS animation reference happened on The Cleveland Show, Cleveland Junior was walking around the house saying "A loaf of bread, container of milk, stick of butter," over and over. I was SO surprised that they would reference that.
     
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  15. Flaky Pudding

    Flaky Pudding Well-Known Member

    I don't know if anybody's mentioned this yet, but in the movie Rio 2, Pedro calls a character Big Bird.
     
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  16. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    Yet another Wheel puzzle reference tonight: this time, it was simply THE MUPPETS. Pat even did a Cookie Monster impression when the contestant solved it, which is technically not inaccurate, but I usually think of characters other than the ones from Sesame Street than from TMS.
     
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  17. gavry3

    gavry3 Well-Known Member

    I saw a thread that mentioned Futurama making a Glow Worm sketch reference.
     
  18. Flaky Pudding

    Flaky Pudding Well-Known Member

    I was watching The Simpsons and Cletus Spuckler had a list of thing he doesn't like. On that list was,
    "Those dang Muppets!".
     
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  19. Flaky Pudding

    Flaky Pudding Well-Known Member

    On the iCarly and Victorious crossover, iParty with Victorious, Freddie refers to Robbie's puppet Rex as a "rejected Muppet" during a rap battle.
     
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  20. Flaky Pudding

    Flaky Pudding Well-Known Member

    Not a TV show or movie, but in a Pearls Before Swine comic one of the crocodiles who talk like a caveman said that he learned to talk from Sesame Street. It then cut to a picture of him yelling
    "Me want cookie!" at the TV screen.
     
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