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Muppet Mockumentary Pilot Filmed

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by Beauregard, Jan 12, 2007.

  1. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Anticipation built this week as leaked reports hinted that something BIG was heading in the general direction of MuppetTown (Muppet Town is not a real place...that's not the news).

    Earlier today, an old member resurfaced with THIS interesting info:

    Following this, Fozzie bear dug up a link:

    Now...I for one am tres excited...am I getting ahead of the gun? I decided we should have a thread for thoughts, feelings, and ideas.

    EDIT: Juts remembered that I should have reminded everyone that it is, as title says, a rumour, a speculation, an unconfirmed creation...for the moment...I will now return you to your regularly scheduled programming.
  2. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Active Member

    It's good to be ahead of the gun, but better to be ahead of the bullet!

    Good things could happen, and I hope it comes to pass.
  3. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    Lets make this thread a sticky.
  4. Kimp the Shrimp

    Kimp the Shrimp Active Member

    i just don;t want to get my hopes up its been 10 years since anything new`
  5. SarahOnBway

    SarahOnBway Member

    To Scooter and all those who knew before the wikia info was found--where did you guys find out??
  6. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Sounds interesting.
  7. Vic Romano

    Vic Romano Active Member

    This is an internet forum, so I think it's only right we jump the gun, eat the bullet and generate a buzz!
  8. Kimp the Shrimp

    Kimp the Shrimp Active Member

    email everyone know
  9. MrsPepper

    MrsPepper Active Member

    THis sounds great! I heard this the other day. What I want to know is why everyone was keeping it secret? This is HUGE! I really hope it goes through. ^_^
  10. SarahOnBway

    SarahOnBway Member

    I really really wanna know--how did everyone else hear about this?! I found it randomly during a bout of procrastination, but people are saying they knew before--Mrs. Pepper, how did you hear?
  11. unclematt

    unclematt Active Member

    All I am going to say is that I have been let down so many times that I refuse to get excited
  12. redBoobergurl

    redBoobergurl Well-Known Member

    All I can do is be hopeful, if this is true, it's awesome, if not....well...yeah....
  13. MWoO

    MWoO Active Member

    I'm with you. There have been other rumours like the America's Next Muppet thing and a new show. Of course this is a little different in that the rumour is the pilot is finished instead of being planned.

    So....if there is a finished pilot, how long would it take to get to air?
  14. unclematt

    unclematt Active Member

    I hope people like it.
  15. SarahOnBway

    SarahOnBway Member

    This is pilot season, usually when pilots are being cast. They're cast in Jan/Feb, shot in March/April and shown in May, I believe. IDK, I'm in New York. LA and me don't mix.

    But yeah, this is a pilot presentation, meaning it's a smaller-pilot...it's not a full-length show. You could call it a test-pilot. If they're done filming, they're probably editing and once that's done (since I take it it was ordered by Disney), they'll show it to the execs and if it's green-lighted they'll either produce a full-length pilot and test that, or they'll skip the second testing, produce a full-length show and air it next season in Sept. Let's hope!!!

    (I'm pretty confident this is what happens, but then again, I'm a theater gal who has a lot of film industry friends. If anyone in that area wants to add or correct something I've said, please do!)

    Oh yeah, not to darken your hopes, but if it doesn't get greenlighted, we might never see it. Unless it appears on youtube, like that Nobody's Watching pilot that, well, everybody watched.
  16. MWoO

    MWoO Active Member

    So chances are good this isn't even a full pilot? That's sad. And if this didn't get past the execs yet I doubt it will. Seems to be the way it goes.
  17. SarahOnBway

    SarahOnBway Member

    No, it's not a full pilot, it's a presentation pilot. Because the Muppets are owned by Disney, it's a little different than the regular experience. Producers aren't going to have to run around to different networks with pitches and pilots hoping someone will take it.

    This is how it probably went. Someone pitched the idea to Disney who said, okay, we want a presentation pilot. So they made this, and I bet if it gets greenlighted to be made into a full pilot, it's a full go. Disney owns ABC so they can easily say what the programming is.

    The thing that's good about this presentation pilot is the time it's happening at. Like I said, pilots are being pitched and cast right now--the Muppets are already three steps ahead of the game.

    Have faith. There isn't any bad news yet!
  18. MWoO

    MWoO Active Member

    Oh so unlike other projects this is like pre-approved?
  19. SarahOnBway

    SarahOnBway Member

    Ummm no. At least I don't think so. But it got the go ahead before anything else got the go ahead. I think. If this pilot was made this month, it had to have been pitched a couple of months ago.

    But Disney obviously hasn't given up on The Muppets.
  20. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Yeah, that's the main thing we are seeing here. Disney hasn't given up on the Muppets. They are moving ahead with projects, even if they are just filmed then canned. But, it's not like the original Muppet Show pilots, where pilots were made and THEN had to be shipped around. In this case, someone came up with the idea, it was approved, they were obviosuly given a budget to create it on by Disney (Hence, not given up.)

    Something that is interesting though, is that this pilot has guest stars in it, which suggests that it WILL be seen and is more than just a pitch reel.


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