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Muppet Show idea outline

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction' started by Gorgon Heap, Aug 21, 2002.

  1. Gorgon Heap

    Gorgon Heap Well-Known Member

    Here's a Muppet Show idea that I had actually had when I was four (and recorded on the other side of the book and tape "Two for the Show"), however, this time I actually developed it. I hope you enjoy it.

    Late first season style


    Fozzie joke: "My cousin is so popular that when she broke her leg skiing, it inspired a trend!"
    Billy Joel: shown in Talk Spot set with Piggy, Fozzie, Gonzo, Scooter, Floyd, Animal, George, Mildred and Droop
    Gonzo bit: knocks himself on the head with a sledgehammer

    OPENING NUMBER: Billy sings "Piano Man" in a bar with Gonzo, Fozzie, Rowlf, Floyd, Zoot, Nigel, Droop, 'Sexy Muppet', an old man ("Brewster" from Valentine show, reinvented as The Guru for Sex & Violence pilot and TMS first season), a bartender, and a waitress

    Waldorf: "Ah, wonderful. That Billy Joel is great. I tell you, I've seen many a good piano player in my day."
    Statler: "In your day you could've seen Mozart at the royal court of Vienna! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ah."

    BACKSTAGE: George the Janitor angles for a raise. When Kermit refuses, George threatens to go on strike. Kermit tells him that anybody can do what he does.

    SWEDISH CHEF: tries to make a steak. The cow ends up booting him out of the window.

    WAYNE & WANDA: In their gazebo set, Wayne sings "And This Is My Beloved" (from the musical Kismet) to Wanda. During the number, Wayne frequently faces away from Wanda. He becomes so wrapped up in his own singing that he doesn't notice that Behemoth (the big yellow monster from "I've Got You Under My Skin") is gobbling up Wanda. When he turns to see the monster in her place, he faints.

    MUPPET NEWS: the Newsman interviews fisherman Carl Gruberman (Billy), who has caught an ocean liner.
    Carl: "That bait I got really, really works!... Sort of."

    BACKSTAGE: George has done a lot of extra work in hopes of getting a raise. Kermit explains to George that he doesn't have enough money in the budget to give him a raise, and besides which he'd have to make a greater contribution to earn one, something a little more special than what he currently does. He says this as Gonzo goes to the stage.
    George: "And I suppose that includes doing some sort of weird act like Captain Blue Beak over there?"

    GONZO THE GREAT: Plays "Dance of the Reed Flutes" on harmonica while painting a cow (not painting a picture of a cow, but painting the actual cow)

    Waldorf: "Maybe he should have tried a different song."
    Statler: "Like what?"
    Waldorf: "How about "If Heifer I Would Leave You"? Heh! Heh! Heh!"
    Statler: "I've seen sirloin steaks funnier than that!"

    KOOZEBANE: Kermit interviews the Koozebanian Snurb (the singing yellow thing from "Hugga Wugga"- not his actual name, just one I made up) but he is busy trying to hide from Sclrap Flyapp. Kermit has to run from him too, and ends up hiding in a crater.


    UK SPOT: Rowlf plays Beethoven.

    TALK SPOT: Billy meets some of his "big fans" (Thog, Sweetums, et al)

    Waldorf: "Hey, would you be quiet down there?"
    Statler: "Yeah, we're trying to sleep up here!"

    BACKSTAGE: George has scrubbed and polished all the floors in an attempt to get Kermit to give him a raise. It's so slippery that no one can stand up, and soon Muppets are sliding all over the place.

    SONG: Billy sings "She's Always a Woman" to Piggy. At the end of the number-
    Piggy: "I don't know whether to kiss you or knock you senseless."

    MUPPET LABS: Dr. Bunsen Honeydew invents Gazelle Repellant

    BACKSTAGE: George has dried up the floor, and also fixed the dryer. It blows up in Hilda's face. While Hilda chases him, Kermit asks (yelling) if George has taken the liberty to fix anything else. At this point an overhead light fixture falls on Kermit.
    George: "Yeah I also replaced that broken light fixture."
    Kermit: "Eeeeaaaargh!!"

    FOZZIE'S MONOLOGUE: Fozzie decides to let all of Statler and Waldorf's insults go in one ear and out the other
    Statler: "That should be easy enough. It's not like there's anything up there stopping it!"
    He's able to keep it up until Statler and Waldorf pull out the heavy artillery… by throwing things at him.
    Waldorf: "That'll teach him not to come out here when he's BEAR-ly prepared! Heh! Heh! Heh!"
    Statler throws a tomato at Waldorf.

    SONG: Billy performs "Say Goodbye to Hollywood" with the Electric Mayhem.

    CURTAIN: Kermit makes a deal with George: if he stops all the ingratiating (and more harm than good, actually) extra services, he'll give him his raise. George agrees.
    George: "Mildred, let's celebrate! We're having dinner on me!"
    Fozzie: "No, THIS is dinner on you!"
    He dumps a plate of food on George.
    Billy, Kermit, Piggy, Fozzie, Gonzo, Floyd, George and Mildred all gather round in front of the red curtain.

    Waldorf: "This has really been an evening to remember."
    Statler: "Why? You mean you actually liked the show?!"
    Waldorf: "No, I mean I stapled your pants to the seat!"
    (He leaves. Statler tries to move and can't.)
    Statler: "Aaaaaaaahhh!!!"

    I actually cheated a little bit. "She's Always a Woman" was off the album "The Stranger", which wasn't released until September 1977. The first season wrapped at the end of November, 1976. Not like that matters, considering that others have done this putting modern-day performers in the show. Just thought I'd make a note of that.

    David "Gorgon Heap" Ebersole
  2. Cantus Rock

    Cantus Rock Well-Known Member

    Oooh...Its all well and good, but Billy Joel not performing "We Didn't Start the Fire"????? This does not sit well with Cantus Rock...I don't care when the song was made, if Billy does a variety show, he had to do that song!! :)

  3. Gorgon Heap

    Gorgon Heap Well-Known Member

    I was trying to not cheat too much.

    David "Gorgon Heap" Ebersole
  4. Cantus Rock

    Cantus Rock Well-Known Member

    Heh, okay my friend...I'll cheat for you :)

  5. Gorgon Heap

    Gorgon Heap Well-Known Member

    Anyone else have any more comments? Please? I really want to know!

    David "Gorgon Heap" Ebersole
  6. Gorgon Heap

    Gorgon Heap Well-Known Member

    I just wanted to bump this, my first ever outline, back up to the top to get comments on it, and also stake a claim on Billy Joel in TMS outlines (but not really, anyone can do a Billy Joel outline who wants to).

    David "Gorgon Heap" Ebersole
  7. TotallySpiesFan

    TotallySpiesFan Well-Known Member

    The Muppets who appear in "At the Dance" include:

    Dr. Teeth with Mildred, Scooter with Janice, Boppity with a female whatnot, Herman with Shouting Lady, and Animal with another female whatnot.
  8. Skeeter Muppet

    Skeeter Muppet Well-Known Member

    Excuse me, but don't you think that Dave should be making that call, and not you? After all, he was the one who wrote the outline; he would know best what he wants.

  9. TotallySpiesFan

    TotallySpiesFan Well-Known Member

    What Muppets appear in At the Dance?
  10. Which muppets slide all over the place in this scene?

    Who performed the following characters:

    -Sexy Muppet
    -the cow
    -the Koozbanian Snurb/"sunshine" alien
    -Sclrap Flyapp/Hugga Wugga

    I suppose Jerry Nelson would play Droop again and John Lovely would be Nigel again. Right?

    Also, who appears in "At the Dance" and who performed them?

    Do any of the other full boy monsters (Thig, Timmy, Splurge and the Mutations) meet Billy when he meets his "biggest fans", in addition to Sweetums and Thog?
  11. TotallySpiesFan

    TotallySpiesFan Well-Known Member

    The following Muppets who slide all over the place were Hilda, Gonzo, Boppity, and Droop.

    Sexy Muppet- Eren Ozker
    Cow- John Lovelady
    Behemoth- Jim Henson
    Snurb- Jerry Nelson
    Sclrap Flyapp- Frank Oz

    Actually John Lovelady would be Droop while Jim Henson would be Nigel again.

    These Muppets appear in "At the Dance":

    Dr. Teeth with Mildred, Scooter with Janice, Boppity with Sexy Muppet, a pig couple, and Herman with a Shouting Woman.

    FYI, the only other two full-body monsters who meet Billy when he met his biggest fans include Thig and Splurge. Don't forget to add Boppity in that scene even though he was never a full-body puppet.
  12. Gorgon Heap

    Gorgon Heap Well-Known Member

    -Sexy Muppet: Eren
    -the cow: Dave (just mooing sounds)
    -Behemoth: voice of Richard Hunt (like in "Some Enchanted Evening")
    -the Koozbanian Snurb/"sunshine" alien: Jerry
    -Sclrap Flyapp/Hugga Wugga: Frank


    Boy, it's been so long since I've even THOUGHT about this outline. I'll have to get back to you on that.


    David "Gorgon Heap" Ebersole
  13. TotallySpiesFan

    TotallySpiesFan Well-Known Member

    Perhaps you should add Boppity to the Talk Spot as well.
  14. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Avtually, gorgon heap is the monster who was in Some Enchanted vening. Richard Hunt did perform Gorgon heap in that song, though (and he also performed behemoth in Under My Skin).
  15. Fragglemuppet

    Fragglemuppet Well-Known Member

    I don't know how I could have missed this outline before now, but it's wonderful! It is so excelent, in fact, that it is hard to believe that you came up with it at the age of four. Not that I am calling you a lier or anything, but it is truly remarkable. Tell me, was your original idea at age four as detailed as what you posted? Also, what was the tape you sead you recorded it on?
  16. Gorgon Heap

    Gorgon Heap Well-Known Member

    I know, I was referring to the fact that Richard performed both Wayne and the monster that ate him in that sketch, whereas here he'd perform Wayne and the monster eating Wanda.

    David "Gorgon Heap" Ebersole
  17. Gorgon Heap

    Gorgon Heap Well-Known Member

    Only had the idea OF a Muppet Show with Billy Joel, never actually detailed one. I tried to record it on the (purposefully) blank side of the Muppet Show boo & tape "Two for the Show", but attention deficit must've gotten the better of me. I couldn't remember the words to "Piano Man", nor could I decide anything else to go into it. Everything except for opening with "Piano Man" I came up with just a couple of years ago when I wrote this, my first outline.

    David "Gorgon Heap" Ebersole
  18. TotallySpiesFan

    TotallySpiesFan Well-Known Member

    These Muppets appear in "At the Dance":

    Dr. Teeth with Mildred, Scooter with Janice, Boppity with Sexy Muppet, a pig couple, and Herman with a Shouting Woman.

    A pig couple was played by Richard Hunt. Boppity was performed by John Lovelady while his partner was performed by Eren Ozker. Herman and the Shouting Woman were both performed by Jerry Nelson, while Scooter and Janice were manipulated by Dave Goelz, with Richard and Eren dubbing the voices for them.
  19. kathy26

    kathy26 Well-Known Member

    do you have the script for this episode?
  20. TotallySpiesFan

    TotallySpiesFan Well-Known Member

    Actually no.

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