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Muppet Film and TV References

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

  1. Daffyfan4ever

    Daffyfan4ever Well-Known Member

    Yeah, that's one of my brother's favorites. Let's see what all I can remember that hasn't been mentioned here yet.

    Full House: Quite a few "Sesame" references here. Of course we have Joey's Kermit impressions. Also, in an earlier episode (Jingle He**) Stephanie mentions that Joey and Jesse should be partners like Bert and Ernie. Then they both say, "No puppets." (Yes, I know that should have been Muppets.) Also, in the episode "Rock the Cradle," the family is playing Pictionary and Michelle keeps guessing big bird. Then when it's her turn she draws Big Bird (of course her drawing doesn't look much like Big Bird, but you know what I mean.) Later in that episode she asks if Jesse and Rebecca's baby is going to be a boy or a girl. Jesse says that's just what they'll call it until they find out if it's a boy, or a girl or a nine-foot yellow Muppet. (I know that's an error, because Big Bird is only eight feet.)

    Hmmmm. Here's another one...

    Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: Libby is turned into a puzzle and Sabrina has to find her missing pieces. She finds a collection of something with something else that doesn't fit in that collection. Then her Quizmaster starts singing "One of These Things Just Doesn't Belong Here."

    I'm sure there are many more of them. I'll have to post here when I think of them.
  2. Super Scooter

    Super Scooter Well-Known Member

    There was one on Friends once where Monica and Pheobe are talking about some guy with a long, barely pronouncable name. Rachel comes in and hears them talking about this, and remarks, "Who's Mr. Snuffa-Snuffleupagus?"
  3. Daffyfan4ever

    Daffyfan4ever Well-Known Member

    A few more I thought of...

    Sabrina the Teenage Witch: Episode "Do You See What I See?"

    Sabrina: Miles still thinks Bert and Ernie were sent here by the supernatural.

    Hilda: I wish those two would just come out and lay that rumor to rest! (Something, like that. I might have to check the transcripts page for the exact wording, but you see what I mean.)

    Hollywood Squares:
    Tom: Have they ever discussed pregnancy on "Sesame Street?"

    Brad Garrett: Yes, it was with a character called the Nookie Monster.

    Full House Episode "Divorce Court:" Two SS references here: Danny, Joey and Jesse have a race and bet that the winner chooses the costumes for the losers at the Halloween party. Joey remarks that he already picked out the costumes, "Big Bird meet Mr. Snuffleupagus." Also, later in that episode Stephanie said that sharing a room with Michelle is like "a nightmare on Sesame Street."
  4. LadyHyde

    LadyHyde Well-Known Member

    There used to be a show called "Bone Chillers" on ABC and at the end of an episode about a crazed ape, the school cook comes out with a stack of Banana Cream pies in his arms and sings out "TEN BANANA CREAM PIES!" And of course, he falls over and makes a mess.

    Classic Sesame reference. Gotta love it.
  5. radionate

    radionate Well-Known Member

    I don't know if this one has made it into the list or not, and I'm not about to go back and read them all.

    On "Animaniacs", in the short "Video Review" (available on the video "The Warner's Escape", "Muppet Family Christmas" is featured, with a very ugly Kermit and Piggy (who also make a cameo at the end).

    (This post features the most quotations I've ever used in my life!) ;)
  6. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    It was mentioned a while ago, back on the first or second page. Hope this helps!
  7. radionate

    radionate Well-Known Member

    I didn't want to go thru the tons of posts, yet it was the second one. My bad for not even looking. :o
  8. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    how come no one ever thoght of this?


    First episode of the Jhh

    Digit, while under the TV influence states, "Today's show was brought to you by the letter Friday, Joe Friday with more precipitation Saturday morning... and you are NO jack Kennedy"

    Muppet Babies

    On the episode where they have a Newspaper, they show a brief clip of Oscar the Grouch.

    On another (I forget, it must have been last season) Fozzie and Gonzo were in a blimp, and they flashed a Picture of Big Bird.

    Sesame Street

    Papa Bear picks out names for the new Baby.
    "Lesse... Fuzzy...Wuzzy..Oooh! Fozzie!"
    "That's a terrible name for a bear!!!"

    (there are others, but I can't think of them)


    On Hollywood Squares, Kermit Mentioned Bear in the Big Blue House

    On Muppets at Walt Disney World, Piggy is astride a giant Nazi Plane, shooting Machine Guns at the Indiana Jones Exhibit, to which Kermit says, "How are we going to explane this to Big Bird?!?!"
  9. uncleduke

    uncleduke Well-Known Member

    What a great thread

    Don't know if these were posted or not, I tried to read all the other posts, and didn't catch them:

    In the MST3K Episode "Angels Revenge" Crow sees one of the extras killed in a shoot out, and says "they Killed Jim Henson" (he did sorta look like him)

    The Blues Brothers

    (literally) moments before the Mall car chase a patron in a toy store holds up a plush (either Grover or Cookie Monster) and asks "Do you have any Miss Piggy?"

    An American Werewolf in London

    During David's nightmare, where his house is attacked by Nazi Wolfmen, the family is watching the Muppet Show on TV

    Into the Night
    In (I think) the hotel Lobby, you can see Jim Henson on the phone, talking to Miss Piggy!
    (also, Jeff Goldblume and Michelle Pfeiffer take a stroll down a very familiar looking street....

    gosh, maybe John Landis is a closet Muppet Fan?
  10. jediX

    jediX Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure if this was brought up in an earlier post but Big Bird cameo'ed on the short-lived Dan Ackroyd show "Soul Man". I have this episode on tape, actually....(don't ask me why...lol)

    Last night while I was watching tv during a Sister Sister rerun they made some obscure reference to Sesame Street, I can't really remember WHAT was said but I think it was along the lines of "they wouldn't do that on Sesame Street".
  11. towels

    towels Well-Known Member

    Doesn't Frank do a cameo in almost all of Landis's movies?
  12. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    This one's kind of fuzzy (a refference to a Sesame Street skit), but I'll counted as a Muppet Refference anyway

    On Cow and Chicken, these two bullies were... uh.. bullying each other, and one sticks a banana in their mouth, the bully mumbles, to which the other replies...

    "I cain't here you! You got a banana in your mouth!!!"
  13. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I remember America's Funniest People... I dunno why... anyway, someone did an impersonation of Johnny Mathis and Gonzo singing "Chances are"
  14. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    In an episode of King of Queens, Carrie and Doug have to babysit Deacon (?)'s children. At one point Carrie says, "We've watched Elmopalooza 5 times, and I feilded some tough questions about Ernie and Bert's relationship!"
  15. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member


    Come on... you have to try harder, guys :)

    On the King of Queens, (I forget the guy's name) this guy comes out, complaining he has to take a shower. He's got a bathrobe and showercap on, and he's holding a scrub brush. Carrie looks at him and says, "You look like ernie from Sesame Street!"

    On Jimmy Neutron (I think the episode was called Broadcast Blues) Sheen performs a puppet show with a "Sound alike" Muppet show theme playing in the background.
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  16. jediX

    jediX Well-Known Member

    Last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live he had this germ puppet on there and he said it was like the drug episode of Fraggle Rock.
  17. Mr.Penguin

    Mr.Penguin Well-Known Member

    Also,in "Full House" there's that one guy(is it Joey?)does a Kermit impression. I believe it goes like this:

    "....:)))Well I'm fluent in frog,(Bullwinkle)I studied moose in Wossamatta U....."

    Oh,and PunkNPuppets, the song does go "Dododododo", "PateePateePatee" was the later Sesame Street version. "Dododoo" was the original. :p

    - :concern:
  18. jediX

    jediX Well-Known Member

    Full House references Muppets in some way every few episodes--it's kinda strange...
  19. LadyHyde

    LadyHyde Well-Known Member

    I was watching "Married to the Kellys" on Friday, where the main character was trying to watch the b&w version of "A Christmas Carol", but as an act of goodwill towards his grieving mother-in-law, he took her shopping instead. She then thanked him by getting the DVD of "Muppet Christmas Carol" as a present. :)
  20. jediX

    jediX Well-Known Member

    Just spotted another one. In the Celebrity Jeopardy segment of this episode (I think the guest is Lucy Liu) of SNL, one of the categories is "famous Muppet frogs" to which the answer for every question is 'Kermit'.

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