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Muppet Show DVD season box sets announced

Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by Phillip, Mar 20, 2005.

  1. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    Fact or Fiction: The Muppet Show DVD season sets

    Greg James takes a look at what we know about the forthcoming Muppet Show DVD box sets from Disney. Find out if the DVD's are really being worked on. Will Disney include UK skits, the original theme or bonus features? It's all in the below story.


    Check out the article and let us know what you think.
  2. AndyWan Kenobi

    AndyWan Kenobi Well-Known Member

    Great story! I actually just got more excited about these discs--I mean, I was already planning to get them, but I was also somewhat disgruntled because I have so many of the Time-Life dvds. But these sets sound really well-done, and I'm looking forward to hearing more about them in the future!

  3. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Well-Known Member

    I can't wait. YEAAA!!! I want everything they can think of on theses epsiodes. And the season 1 opening. I would love that to stay.
  4. Dr. Bombay

    Dr. Bombay Well-Known Member

    LOVE the article! I'm so excited and thrilled that Disney is trying to make these sets the best possible! I can't wait to be able to finally have the Muppet Show, ALL of it, on DVD!
  5. unclematt

    unclematt Well-Known Member

    I just read the story and I can not wait. I go to bed every night either watching the Muppet Show tapes from Time/Life or watching one of the Muppet Movies. I will buy the 1st season the day it comes out. I am so excited. :) :excited: :D
  6. Cantus Rock

    Cantus Rock Well-Known Member

    Wow...talk about Disney going the extra mile for Muppet fans! It seems like just about everything a fan could ask for is packed right in there!!

    I can't wait...thanks Mickey! :D
  7. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member


    Can't wait! Will start saving now to snap up these DVD's the day they are released in the UK.
  8. Crazy-Animal

    Crazy-Animal Well-Known Member

    that is amazing news!! I loved watching the show as a kid. My only question is are they going to be selling them internationaly? I'm from Australia and I certainly don't want to miss out on getting the box sets. :flirt:

    from Olivia
  9. TotallySpiesFan

    TotallySpiesFan Well-Known Member

    I'm sure they'll release UK spots and original Season 1 openings along with bonus features. But on my video featuring Alice Cooper, Vincent Price and Marty Feldman, the Vincent Price opening is never included.
  10. doctort13

    doctort13 Well-Known Member

    I own two of the "Best of" DVDs...I am glad that I didn't buy any more since this box set is what should have been released in the first place. My biggest gripe about the DVD revolution is when companies release a DVD to hungry fans, and then a few years later release a superior vesion of the first release. I can't help but wonder why in the world this practice continues.
    Anyone care to guess?

    In any even, I am excited and can't wait until "The Ultimate Edition" of The Muppets Show is released November 12th, 2012. I hear that it includes holograms! :eek:
  11. Mickey Moose

    Mickey Moose Well-Known Member

    I could see a number of possibilities

    1. They release the inital "best of" DVD's, not thinking there will be a market for the full season sets. The sales of the "best of" leads them to think otherwise.
    2. They use it as a "test" to see how many fans are buying the DVD's to see if they can justify a full season set.
    3. They just try to bleed as much money out of the consumer that they can.
  12. Animal

    Animal Well-Known Member

    Really GREAT news!!! I can´t wait. :halo: :halo: :halo:
  13. Vic Romano

    Vic Romano Well-Known Member

    This is really great news, and a fantastic start to showcase what kind of get-down-to-it kind of guy Greg is! Awesome work GelflingWaldo!!! I always was impressed with all you've done for these box sets, and I can't help but attribute most of this to your online petition! :)
  14. Stulz

    Stulz Well-Known Member

    This is great news, and I will probably buy it regarless, however what will really make me excited about this release will be inclusion of the original openings as well as the original Zoot closings. Most of these opening/closings have been cut off for most of the releases and syndicatied airings.

    These along with the UK skits must be included for the set to truly be "complete."

    Any way to let Disney know that we need these included, as we have been doing with HIT about the Fraggle season sets?
  15. Exatron

    Exatron Member

    I'm surprised that there is any flip-flopping on which openings to use since a DVD set could easily contain both, perhaps by using the multiangle feature.
  16. Whatever

    Whatever Well-Known Member

    I'm excited! My pet peeve is that I'll probably be in Europe when it comes out. I want to go to Europe of course, but I wish the timing was different. I know Europe has its own sets, but why buy that when it won't work in the US. I guess I'll just wait a year!
  17. muppetsforlife

    muppetsforlife Well-Known Member

    If it was me I'd buy the European versions of these as well as the American versions when I get back. One because I wouldn't be able to wait a whole year. And two, if they are a little different than the American version in either content or packaging, they would be great collecters items. Even if you decided not to keep them, you cold probably sell them.
  18. rexcrk

    rexcrk Well-Known Member

    This is great! I purposely held out on buying those single-disc three episode ones 'cause I KNEW they were gonna be doing this. And the actual set sounds like it's gonna be totally awesome! But one thing, why would they NOT include the original Season 1 openings? (besides not being able to obtain them of course)
  19. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Persumably becaue people are more used to the regular openings. And becaue this is more old fasioned.

    BUT, if they had the new openings on the old Muppet Show it would look strange becaue of the different look of the Puppets.
  20. Mickey Moose

    Mickey Moose Well-Known Member

    Well, when they released the Flintstones first season DVD set last year, they used the original openings again(as opposed to the newer one where Fred slides down the tail of his dinosaur into his car). Yet more people are used to the newer opening. So that arguement doesn't sit well with me.

    Personally, I think they should use the original openings, if for no other reason that for historical preservation. The second season onward openings may look better, but as someone who grew up on the Muppet Show, I would like to see those original openings.

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