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Muppet Mockumentary Pilot Filmed

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

  1. minidoozer

    minidoozer Well-Known Member

    Oooh, sounds cool.
  2. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    There's no rumor here. A 15-20 minute "presentation" pilot recently wrapped a little over a week/week and a half ago. I was told not to spill the beans early, but I guess people found out. Hey, which is good, we all need hope eh?

    From what I hear, this may not be an actual series, but a mini series that
    leads into a Fall or march(replacement season) 2008 new Muppet show.
    The whole point of the mockumentary is a buildup to a new Muppet show which is very exciting, and we havent come this close since the 2002 Team Todd deal.

    Some have said America's Next Muppet would have reintroduced the Muppets to a bigger audience, but if this pilot gets greenlit, its *exactly* where I feel the Muppets should be headed.

    So yeah, this is one of many big news bombshells to come:)
  3. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    One think that I've been wondering since I first set my eyes on the information here...will Ian the English film-maker, be a human actor? Or a new Muppet?

    If it's a new Muppet, will it be a humanoid Muppet? Animal? Monster? And will it be created with the style of the old Muppets, or the new MT humanoid style, slightly weirder with triangle noses?
  4. MuppetsRule

    MuppetsRule Well-Known Member

    Really? Please say more . . .
  5. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    New Muppet Show...new...Do you think we'll ever see Kermit step out from that curtain and say, "It's the Muppet Show!" Do you think we'll ever see that again?
  6. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    *collapses* That would be AMAZING!!

    I for one am THRILLED that this pilot happened/is happening. There's nothing more I want from the Muppets now than a new show, and I think this pilot could get them there, and I really, really hope it does. I can see them really going somewhere with a new show, and apparently Disney can too.

    It's obvious that Disney HASN'T given up on the Muppets, and finally we have rock hard evidence of that. A pilot, an actual pilot that was filmed, with guest stars, something that may FINALLY come to fruition, something good, something big, something awesome.

    Go Muppets! :) :D :sing:
  7. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Go Muppets! :mad: :rolleyes: :zany:
  8. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    So, thinking on this somemore... We already know that Sam is a security guard, and Fozzie wrote for Moesha, but what do you think the other Muppets have been doing with their lives? I'm thinking the Chef got a job at some sushi joint or something, maybe we'll see Bunsen and Beaker working for Microsoft, and maybe Gozno's working as a tight rope artist for Cirque du Sole.

    Again, just speculation, but anyone else have any ideas/hopes?

    EDIT: Go Muppets! :concern: :sympathy: :attitude:
  9. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Obviously, Crazy Harry would take a job in demolition. I'm wondering about the Electric Mayhem, though, have they been doing random gigs? Have they released a single? Are they even still together?

    Go Muppets! :D :halo: :flirt:
  10. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    HA! The Mayhem brings up a GREAT question! I could totally see them trying to get gigs everywhere but being overshadowed by rappers or something. "Man, we've been tryin' to get a steady gig for thirty years!" "Like, fer sure ya know, our agent like, never came through fer us, okey?"

    Go Muppets! :cool: :confused::eek:
  11. Barry Lee

    Barry Lee Well-Known Member

    I did see The Electric Mayhem at the "Polka Palace Theater and Diner" the other night. Hmm...

    Woohooo!! This is gonna be awesome, and it would make an awesome mini-series aswell. Lets just hope it actually airs.
  12. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Hey...there was a rumour...oh, a while ago now about a show centering of the Mayhem getting back together...could that have been based on a script for an episode of the Presentation Pilot?

    EDIT: Did you get autographs, Barry?

    Go Muppets! :eek: :confused: ;)
  13. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    Oh that would be SO cool!! An episode centered around the Electric Mayhem would be like obsessed Muppet fan heaven!!

    What about Rizzo and Pepe? Where do you think they're at in all this? I could totally see Rizzo as a hobo, OOH! Or better yet, a truck driver! HA!

    Go Muppets! :o :sleep: :boo:
  14. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Rizzo as a truck driver! I can totally see that. Though, Bobo would also make a good truck driver and they could work on the corespondence course gag again as he drives a tanker the wrong way up the highway.

    Go Muppets! :) :insert Rizzo smilie here: :sympathy:
  15. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    But what about that prawn... Hmm... I could definitely see him as an interpreter at the U.N. ("I took de job because of de representative from Spain, hokay? She's hoooot.")

    Think we'll see Johnny and Sal again?

    Go Muppets! :insert Johnny smilie here: :insert Sal smiley here: :crazy:
  16. Barry Lee

    Barry Lee Well-Known Member

    Sadly no Autographs, Animal ate them... :o

    Also, I think I saw Miss Piggy in some fast food joint as a manager. Also, I belive Bean Bunny is in the Bronx, being a rapper.

    **This is Fun**

    Go Muffins! (er... Muppets!) :cool: :concern:
  17. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member


    Speaking of death... I know this is a TOTAL shot in the dark here, but... Think we'll ever see Uncle Deadly again?

    Go Muppets! :insert Bean smiley here: :insert Uncle Deadly smiley here: :insert Marvin Suggs smiley here:
  18. Barry Lee

    Barry Lee Well-Known Member

    I bet we will... you never know, but its probablly such a complex puppet to remake, but still, it would be awesome. Very awesome.

    OoOooh, we need Wayne & Wanda too! ((Plus because im listening to them in my iPod. How many people can say they have Wayne & Wanda on there iPod? .... haha. Im too much of a muppet fan))​
  19. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Something I was just thinking...this mini-series could be a great way of introducing the Muppets to the next generation. I have always maintained that if a new show was made, the characters would need to be reintroduced, rather than dragging them all out thinking that people will shout, "There's BEAU!" "There's Johnny!" "There's BEAKER!" (Fans will...obviously) But new people will need reintroducing to the dynamic, even between people like Piggy, Gonzo, Camilla, etc.

    Go Muppets! :attitude: :concern: :o
  20. Barry Lee

    Barry Lee Well-Known Member

    I totally agree with you Beau, it deffinently lets people know the muppets who may have never even seen them, and a great way to start the show aswell, starting fresh is one of the many keys to make a muppet show/ movie succesful. Plus, we need weird creatures, pigs, monsters, chickens, and koozebaines aswell. Don't forget Bobby Benson & His All Baby Band aswell.

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