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Muppet Mockumentary Pilot Filmed

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

  1. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    Exactly Beau. That is exactly what the world needs, to KNOW who the characters are. If they know the characters, they'll love the characters, it's basic principle. I mean, that's why TMM worked so well, it was during TMS, when people knew and loved the characters, so they could just throw Gonzo in driving a truck on the wrong side of the road, and people would laugh, or throw the Electric Mayhem into a church and people would konw that that is definitely not their regular territory.

    People need to know the Muppets to love the Muppets.

    Go Muppets! :D :rolleyes: :zany:
  2. SarahOnBway

    SarahOnBway Well-Known Member

    Piggy may be the manager at a fast food joint, but she's been telling everyone that she's the hostess at the hottest celebrity restaurant, Roi de Hamburger. :mad:

    Statler and Waldorf? Are we gonna have them there?
  3. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    And, with their various different jobs, it gives the Muppets a special chance to expend their characters (not change them, just enable them to grow deeper), and as they band back together there may be slightly different chemstry between them than there was before, but they will still be...the same Muppets we've always known.

    Bea:zany:{I'm growing wildy exited here...Go Muppets! :sleep: :boo: }regard

    EDIT: Ziffled...That is a fantastic place for Piggy to be! Mmmhmm! Why didn't they hire us as the writers? No...I'm kidding. I'm sure they've done a great job.
  4. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    Statler and Waldorf HAVE to be there!! OH! I could SO see them as network execs. for Moesha heckling Fozzie's scripts!
  5. Barry Lee

    Barry Lee Well-Known Member

    HAHA! ((very funny Sarah, very))

    Maybe Statler & Waldorf shouldn't be reunited with Kermit, they should just show up randomly, esp. around Fozzie.
  6. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Well...I think they should be in their old spots at the theatre, alseep, when the Mupepts return having not even noticed they left...but that's just me.

    Go Muppets! :crazy: :confused: :D <-- Muppets with round heads, club
  7. Barry Lee

    Barry Lee Well-Known Member

    I'm getting excited! I'm getting excited! I'm getting excited! I'm getting excited! I'm getting excited! ((sorry im just excited))

    Go Muppets! :zany: :flirt: :attitude:
  8. Barry Lee

    Barry Lee Well-Known Member

    haha thats a funny idea, have them just collecting dust in the balcony. With cobwebs on them.
  9. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    I'm so excited! I just can't hide it! I'm about to lose control and I DEFINITELY like it!!

    OH! And once all the Muppets are back together they've all totally got to sing together. That would make me one of the happiest prawns in the world.

    Go Muppets! :insert Lips smiley: :insert Swedish Chef smiley: :insert Robin smiley:
  10. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    I wonder if Robin went back to the swamp? And if Jerry will still be involved, to bring Robin back from the swamp.

    Go Muppets! :inserte Bean smilie here: :Robin smilie: :Beau smilie:
  11. Barry Lee

    Barry Lee Well-Known Member

    That would be awesome, BUT, we have to try to make it work with the mokumentary format itself. -sadly cause I love muppets singing-

    The great thing I like about this is they can literally go insane with the script itself, and they are able to put some funny great humor for virtually everybody, old and young, ala 'The Muppet Show.'
  12. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member


    Go Muppets! *is out of smilies*
  13. Barry Lee

    Barry Lee Well-Known Member

    I wonder if Robin would be a teenage now? That would be a very interesting character change, either he went back to the swamp, or roomed with Sweetums.

    Oh! Oh! Sweetums could go back to being Jack as the new Mad Man Mooney's Car Shop owner.

    ((Im getting ideas))
  14. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Agreed. Robin is a definate must. And what better to show on a documentary then an uncle and nephew reunited in a swamp?

    Bea:zany:{Go Moppets!...Moppets???}regard

    EDIT: Ziffled...Robin teenager. That would be interesting. I'm not sure if I warm to that idea, or shy away from it. Guess we don't have to address it until the show does. It would explain the voice change, though, if he has a new voice (non Jerry).
  15. Barry Lee

    Barry Lee Well-Known Member

    Yeah, im not saying its bad, nor a good idea, but it would be a good excuse for a new performer.
  16. SarahOnBway

    SarahOnBway Well-Known Member

    Robin as teenager = Gobo Fraggle! hehe

    The Muppets better sing. That was my biggest problem with MFS and WoO (I wish VMMCM had more songs, but I love 'Everyone Matters'). That's where they find a lot of heart--and also a lot of humor.

    Since Rowlf is back, maybe once all the Muppets get together they can gather around the piano to sing? So it's more 'hey, let's sing' instead of a big doesn't-fit-with-the-style musical number?
  17. Barry Lee

    Barry Lee Well-Known Member

    Yeah, thats a good idea, I can deffinantley see that. Yeah, the lack of original songs is just blah too me.

    Speaking of Rowlf, I just think he should be a bartender at a little down on the corner type bar, ala "Cheers" ((I can see some guest cameos there))
  18. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Agreed. On all those points.

    Robin with a Gobo Fraggle character mixed with his character...awesome.

    I can see the Muppets singing around the piano, filmed with a steady cam. But I can also imagine that the series could end with a big rousing opening number for the new show they are putting together (if they get that far in the mockumentary). Similar to "Another Opening" but with more muppets, more glitz, less curtains.

    I'm still wondering about Ian the fictional 'filmmaker'...anyone care to speculate?

    Bea:zany:{Go Muppets! :sing: :cool: }regard

    EDIT: Rowlf bartender. YES! Or it's seeable that he could be on a solo tv career, since he WAS the first Muppet to be on TV (as we know him today). He could have a talk-show where people bring their problems for him to solve. Something like that.

    Go Muppets!
  19. Leyla

    Leyla Well-Known Member

    Oh, wow! Oh... that's SO exciting! What a positive development... I'm especially excited about the idea of it being a mini-series leading up to the show... that's not a half-hearted effort... that's planning, and, in my opinion... admittedly, my optimistic, uninformed opinion, it's planning for a big comeback.

    Think about it... most new shows just... appear... there's not often build up to a new show, unless people in charge feel, and WANT it to be big. A mini series ahead of a new muppet show (Oh, I could just faint at the thought) is not merely a way of gaging an audience...it's basically a huge advertisement for the show.. it reintroduces the characters, it gets people interested and excited, it reminds audiences that the muppets actually still exist. Oh, my head is spining with possibilities.

    A mini-series to lead into a show... wow... and the idea is really very solid. Mockumentaries are rife with opportunities for REALLY funny comedy...yes... I feel really good about this. I have a lot of non-muppet fan friends, and I think a funny mockumentary would be just the sort of thing to pique their interest... yeah, they'd like that, and they aren't fans.

    Wow... this could really do it... oh, I'm thrilled.

    GO MUPPETS! :) :mad: :o
  20. anythingmuppet

    anythingmuppet Well-Known Member

    Wow, this would seriously be awesome if the Muppets had a new show like everyone's said. But for some reason I just don't feel that today's audience would like this or watch this at all, ( except for us hardcore Muppet fans) they'd probably just turn it off and say "oh, Muppets are for babies". :rolleyes:

    Go Muppet Hamsters! *muppet hamsters*

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