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Muppet Show DVD's vol. 11-15 now on-line

Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by Phillip, Oct 11, 2002.

  1. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    As was announced last month, Time-Life has updated their Web site with five new Muppet Show DVD releases. They are:

    Volume 11 - Roy Rogers & Dale Evans, Kenny Rogers, Mac Davis
    Volume 12 - Liberace, Rita Moreno, Lynda Carter
    Volume 13 - Tony Randall, Beverly Sills, Pearl Bailey
    Volume 14 - Liza Minnelli, Madeline Kahn, Mummenschanz
    Volume 15 - Senor Wences, Lola Falana, Juliet Prowse

    Click here to view the new DVD's

    I just ordered the new discs from Time-Life. Used coupon code "CA25R2" to get an additional 25% off the order. Does anybody have these yet? (They were available by phone on September 30).

    It will be interesting to see what Muppetisms and Muppet Movie parodies are included. We'll update our Muppet Show DVD review with a list of all the new extras as soon as possible.

    Also, has anybody seen that Time-Life is now selling Muppet Family Christmas and Emmet Otter DVD's? They appear to be the Columbia versions, but it makes you wonder if they are wanting to make more Muppet items available in the future.
  2. Traveling Matt

    Traveling Matt Well-Known Member

    Hey Guys!

    I pre-ordered these five along with the other ten, so I could get 30% off the entire package...

    The new five look great, but there are two mistakes:

    1.)On the Madeline Kahn one, the shows are listed out of order. The insert and the back cover have one order, and the print on the DVD and the front cover have a different one.

    2.)Steve Whitmire prominently mentions on the MC interview that his first speaking role was as a guard outsite Liberace's dressing room. He said it was difficult to do, because he had to talk tough to Kermit, and it was completely against his nature. On the DVD, that scene is no where to be found :( His only speaking part is talking with Gonzo, and getting the okay from Liberace to send Gonzo in to audition. Why this scene was cut is beyond me, because I remember it when the episode was shown on Odyssey.
    If anyone has any idea, please let me know. This ticks me off, because TimeLife specifically said that they were uncut episodes :mad:

    As far as extras, the later editions have a special called "Name that Flick" where characters act out details, and you have to guess the name of the movie based on them. It's basically Charades.

    The Muppetisms are still one per disc, and they're nothing new.

    - Billy :cool:
  3. Traveling Matt

    Traveling Matt Well-Known Member

    Phil, I was just reading the DVD review, and it mentions something about a hidden feature.

    What is this?

    - Billy :cool:
  4. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    This was wrong on the VHS version as well. Was hoping that they would fix that.
  5. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    It's the "Did You Know" bit of trivia. Click on Animal on the main menu of any of the discs. You are likely already familiar with this and were hoping the "hidden feature" would be more. I updated that sentence in the review so that it's a little more clear. Thanks for pointing that out.
  6. the Mad Moose

    the Mad Moose Active Member


    been wanting more episodes for a long while - these could hold me for a few more months...
  7. Gorgon Heap

    Gorgon Heap Well-Known Member

    Traveling Matt-

    What?! The scene with Kermit and the guard was in the Odyssey cut? I've only seen the Nickelodeon and Time-Life versions, so I always assumed that this scene simply didn't make it to the released version, like the scene where Harry Belafonte had to argue with one of the Muppets.

    Please elaborate on this scene. I'm shocked to find it's out there. Could be Henson didn't mean to give it to them.

    David "Gorgon Heap" Ebersole
  8. Traveling Matt

    Traveling Matt Well-Known Member

    Hey David-

    Unfortunately, I didn't tape TMS episodes from Odyssey, but I've only seen the Liberace ep once, and it was from Odyssey because I never watched TMS before then.

    All I remember is that the security guard (Steve Whitmire) rudely told Kermit that he couldn't go into Liberace's dressing room because he was auditioning birds for his act.

    Now, this was three years ago, so I maybe wrong (especially since I only saw it once), but I recognized two things:
    1. The scene immediately popped in my head when Steve mentioned it in the interview, and

    2. I knew after watching the Time-Life version that only one security guard scene was wrong. The guard had probably two or three backstage scenes throughout the episode.

    Sorry I can't provide more :(

    - Billy :cool:
  9. Eric1701

    Eric1701 Member

    Time Life Site


    Thanks for the info on the new DVD's from time life, I ordered the first ten a few days ago which i am itching to get in the mail, and I went to the site to order the other five.

    The link that you provided goes to the main Muppet page where it lists all fifteen, but if you go to the Main DVD page, there is a link to a page just for the five new ones that you can buy for a total price of $99.99 instead of over $130 by doing it from the Muppet main page. Here is the link


    Only problem is, that since last night, when you try to add that deal to your shopping cart, it stops and says try again or come back later. If I get a chance I might call there customer service and let them know and to nicely ask them to put out all 120 episodes of the Muppet Show. I sent them an e-mail, and I got a form e-mail in return.

    Have a great day!

    Eric T. Wickwire


    How do I get to have a picture by my name?
  10. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member


    That's great they are offering the 5 new ones as a seperate deal. I'm sure that will help a lot of people out. Thanks for sharing that.

    If you can e-mail me the pic you want to use (or give me an idea of what you are wanting), I'll get that working for you.
  11. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Choises! Choises!!!

    Not only do they have New Time Life Muppet videos, but now they have FAT ALBERT videos as well!! CAN'T CHOSE!!! TOO MUCH FUN!!! MUST GET....UNNNNNGGGG....BETTER JOB......GRRRRRRR....

    Aw, well, I can't order stuff online anyway!
  12. jetjaguar15

    jetjaguar15 Member

    I ordered a set of the five new ones! I'm eagerly awaiting the Kenny Rogers eps, and the Senor Wences one.
  13. Traveling Matt

    Traveling Matt Well-Known Member

    Yes, Senor Wences is one of my all-time favs!

    The opening number for that one is probably my favorite Steve Whitmire TMS skit.

    - Billy :cool:
  14. jetjaguar15

    jetjaguar15 Member

    Isn't Senor Wences the one that always did the "Alright? s'alright!" thing with the box beside him? I just want to make sure I'm remembering it right...
  15. Traveling Matt

    Traveling Matt Well-Known Member

    Yes, that's him...

    - Billy :cool:
  16. anakin

    anakin Well-Known Member




  17. grouchman

    grouchman Active Member

    time life made me grouchier

    okay, maybe someone else can profit from this.

    like a good little support-grouch, when i found out i could get volumes 11-15 of time-life's muppet show, i hurried on over to the website and plunked down my credit card. i even got a little extra discount (off this very site, i think) that saved me a few bucks.

    now that i've gotten the discs (they're fine, thank you time-life), i get an email from time-life offering me this great extra discount if i want to buy......the same new five discs i just purchased!!!!!!

    the new deal would've saved me almost $20.00 more, but the company won't make the offer retroactive.

    so, since the thing said to "forward this to your friends", i'm doing that here. maybe you guys can save some bucks. the text of the message i got is copied below. i went to the website and tried it, and it seems legit.

    so everybody who was thinking about getting the newest dvds go over there and soak time-life for the savings i didn't get (whine whine, sulk sulk).

    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

    Time-Life discounts already save you 20% off retail...now for a limited time and not available to the public, take an additional 20% off The Best of the Muppet Show Volumes 11-15! That's 40% off!

    These "Best of the Muppet Show" volumes star your favorite Muppet characters and the biggest stars in show business. Just-released classic episodes include guest appearances by Kenny Rogers, Tony Randall, Madeline Kahn, Linda Carter (as Wonder Woman) and many others.

    As always, ordering at TimeLife.com is 100% secure and 100% satisfaction guaranteed.

    So, get all five at a 20% discount! Plus, use the coupon code below by November 8, 2002 and you'll receive an additional 20% off. That's a savings of 40%!


    To claim your additional 20% off coupon:
    Enter MUP39T in the coupon code box on the shopping cart page. And hurry! This offer expires Friday, November 8, 2002. *

    Forward this special offer to your friends.

    (end quote.)

    ...next time, i wait for the sale!

  18. MNA MNA

    MNA MNA New Member

    Time Life Discount Codes

    If the discount code previously mentioned doesn't work for you, try CF25B2 , 3204WEB, or JK695W. The first one in this list worked for me! (25%)
  19. giantpez

    giantpez Member

    has timelife ever put Alice Cooper on there list with the muppets??

    i have all 15 vhs tapes and i didn't get that one.
  20. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    Alice Cooper is on volume five with Vincent Price and Marty Feldman.

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