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Muppet Show outline- Sammy Davis Jr!

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

  1. Gorgon Heap

    Gorgon Heap Active Member

    Well, I just put the finishing touches on it, and here it is:


    STYLE: fifth season

    COLD OPENING: Pops is watching the baseball game. Sammy walks in. Pops tells Sammy how glad, how pleased, how thrilled he is to see him. Now he has someone to keep an eye on the game for him while he uses the restroom.
    Sammy: “It’s nice to be in a place where you know you’re valued.”

    OPENING NUMBER: The Electric Mayhem (on their bus) sings “The Little Old Lady from Pasadena” while an old lady continually passes other cars (among them, Kermit & Fozzie in a Studebaker, Bo driving a taxi, Droop in a VW Beetle, and Uncle Deadly driving a hearse), all against back-projected footage along streets et al.

    Statler: “I wonder where she’s headed.”
    Waldorf: “I don’t know but at that speed she could get pretty far away pretty fast.”
    They look at each other a moment, then both put their hands up, thumbs extended, to hitchhike.

    BACKSTAGE: Miss Piggy is pursuing Kermit as usual. Kermit is trying to ignore her as he sends on the Musical Chairs (Jimmy and Fred, whom we can hear playing “Has Anybody Seen My Gal?” on brass instruments). Miss Piggy is unsuccessful with Kermit, and then she gets propositioned herself by Link Hogthrob!

    SONG: “Candy Man”- Sammy sings in a candy factory. Along with him are: Fozzie (foreman); Gonzo (boss); Scooter (end of assembly line); the Swedish Chef (throws things in the machine, an alarm clock, a potato et al); Bunsen & Beaker (work on designs, work controls of machine); Crazy Harry (operates a switch that makes a loud BOOM and the product comes out); and Lew Zealand (carries materials). Some creatures, like the dancing slinky creatures from “Java” and the Snerfs are in the background (the Snerfs pop out of valves of the machine). During the number, the Snowths watch the end of the machine and see a marshmallow version of themselves come out, but it’s quickly snatched by Mahna Mahna. Later, while Mahna Mahna is eating the marshmallow treat, a marshmallow version of him comes out and the Snowths take it. Midway through the song, Sammy is joined by a chorus of four kids/babies. Beaker of course accidentally falls in the machine and Bunsen can’t find him until he hears a meep from within.
    Bunsen: “Oh very good Beaker! Now the machine will be jammed!”
    Beaker comes out covered in chocolate. The kid chorus rushes off and starts biting Beaker. Then Sweetums enters and carries Beaker away.
    Sweetums: “Now that’s MY kind of candy bar! Looks just like him…”
    Bunsen (realizes): “Uh wait, Mr. Sweetums! Hey, come back with that!”
    After the song ends:

    Statler: “What do you get when you cover a Muppet in chocolate?”
    Waldorf: “You get something that’s sweet on the outside with an unpleasant surprise just below the surface! Heh! Heh! Heh!”
    Statler: “Reminds me of my second wife…”

    BACKSTAGE: Kermit congratulates the performers on the Candy Man number.
    Kermit: “Good job, confectioners. Just go easy on that candy.”
    Lew Zealand (running after the others): “Hey, you guys got any gummi fish?”
    Kermit congratulates Sammy on the number. Piggy, after exchanging greetings with Sammy (“So nice to have vou with us!”) complains about Link to Kermit, who is too busy to listen and tries to leave for the stage. She stomps on his flipper to make him stay.
    Piggy: “He keeps following me around, giving me all this unwanted romantic attention.”
    Kermit: “I can relate.”
    Piggy warns him when Link walks in. Link is harassing Piggy and Kermit is rather enjoying the shoe being on the other foot. Needless to say, Piggy ends up karate chopping both of them.

    MUPPET NEWS: “A $5000 reward has been offered for the capture of a 700-lb. male Siberian tiger, which escaped from the local zoo just three hours ago. The tiger is said to have a large appetite and is extremely dangerous. Zookeeper Edwin Smithers cautioned that anyone who comes into contact with the tiger should avoid making loud noises, sudden movements, or wearing raw meat. Mr. Smithers also added that this particular tiger has a violent aversion to newscasters with glasses and brown checked coats. AHHHHH!”

    KOOZEBANE: Kermit interviews the Koozebanian Phlorph, a loudmouthed creature native to the Koozebane Hot Springs.

    BACKSTAGE: Kermit tells Piggy that Annie Sue is going to be playing the part of a cadet in Pigs in Space. As he leaves, Annie Sue enters and asks to talk to Piggy, woman to woman, to ask her advice. She refers to a secret crush she’s had on someone in the theater. Piggy is simmering, assuming that it’s her beloved Kermit that Annie Sue is after, but in fact it turns out to be Link! Piggy is relieved, and yet at the same time, disgusted.

    DRESSING ROOM: Sammy is chatting with Floyd and Dr. Teeth, and more band members start entering. More characters enter after that. Soon, the room is housing a rather large party!

    VETERINARIANS’ HOSPITAL: Sam the Eagle is the patient, and he’s disgusted with the proceedings.

    UK SPOT: “Bloody Red Baron”- the Muppets sing while engaged in various dogfights from WWI planes (listen for the cameo by Uncle Deadly)

    SONG: “The Lady is a Tramp”- Sammy with the Electric Mayhem (in their bandstand set)

    Waldorf: “That Sammy Davis Jr. has sung some great songs.”
    Statler: “True, true.”
    Waldorf: “’The Birth of the Blues’”.
    Statler: “’Let There Be Love’”.
    Waldorf: “And of course ‘I’ve Gotta Be Me’”.
    Statler: “What?”
    Waldorf: “’I’VE GOTTA BE ME’!”
    Statler: “… Well, that saves me from having to do it! Ha-Ha-Ha-Ha-Ha! Ha-Ha-Ha! Ha-Ha-Ha.”

    BACKSTAGE: Link is flaunting it and listing all of his positive (read: ego-inflating) qualities for Piggy, unaware that Annie Sue is listening (and swooning) behind them. He finally notices Annie Sue is there when she faints.

    MUPPET SPORTS: Octopus wrestling

    Waldorf: “Incredible! How could anyone be stupid enough to wrestle an octopus?”
    Statler: “I guess they must have suckered him in!”
    S & W: “Ha-Ha-Ha-Ha-Ha-Ha!”

    PIGS IN SPACE: the whole scene goes awry and Annie Sue ends up throwing herself at a bewildered Link and smothering him with kisses

    SONG: “Mr. Bojangles”- Sammy sings and dances, backed up by the dancing of the Mutations (don’t worry, they’re not comical this time)

    Sammy, Kermit, Piggy, Fozzie, Gonzo, Scooter, Floyd, Zoot, Link, Annie Sue, Lew Zealand and Rizzo gather in front of the red curtain.

    Statler: “Just between you and me Waldorf, why do we come here every week?”
    Waldorf is asleep.
    Statler: “Well, it’s as good a reason as any.”
    Statler goes to sleep too.

    So, comments anybody? Everybody? Nobody:( ?

    Hope you like the movie references, too.

    David "Gorgon Heap" Ebersole
  2. Skeeter Muppet

    Skeeter Muppet Active Member

    *laughs* That's great! I love it, especially since I've got the mp3 of that.

  3. Gorgon Heap

    Gorgon Heap Active Member

    Then I bet you know what line I would have Uncle Deadly sing.

    David "Gorgon Heap" Ebersole
  4. Skeeter Muppet

    Skeeter Muppet Active Member

    *insert evil grin smiley here* Hee hee hee... yup!

  5. Gorgon Heap

    Gorgon Heap Active Member

    Just a note- think of this episode as being around the same time as the one with Melissa Manchester.

    Anyone else have any comments? Heh, I'm resurrecting this one back to the forefront so more people can read it now! Muwahahahaha!!!

    David "Gorgon Heap" Ebersole
  6. Gorgon Heap

    Gorgon Heap Active Member

    Everything old is new again- or at least, it's still there and can now be seen. This was my second outline, so the formatting is a bit rough.

    David "Gorgon Heap" Ebersole
  7. JaniceFerSure

    JaniceFerSure Active Member

    Another job well done GH. I'm happy to see you've included many classic muppets from the earlier times(Java,Mahna Mahna...),during Candy Man.:)
  8. Xerus

    Xerus Well-Known Member

    That was a great story. :) Especially since it has two of my favorite songs. The Candyman and Snoopy Vs. the Red Baron. :)

    And I like the thought of Annie Sue having a crush on Link. I believe they once danced together in a dance marathon Gonzo was holding. :)
  9. Barry Lee

    Barry Lee Active Member

    Another Masterpeice Gorgon!;)

    I love the detail and EVERY thing in all ur outlines brings out a true classic muppets touch to us.If henson needed any writers for 'The New Muppet Show'
    go for it.I am sure you will do great.:)
  10. Docnzhoss

    Docnzhoss Active Member

    For a second I was confused as to whether you created this outline or just outlined an actual episode for us. Awesome job! I love the Newsman sketch...classic! Statler and Waldorf's first insult (concerning the Old Lady from Pasadena) was very clever.

    I haven't been around long enough to know if it's been done, but MC should hold an outline contest and allow forum members to vote on it. It would be a lot of fun for anyone who wanted to try to write an outline and fun for those who just like to read them.
  11. The Electric Mayhem's bus is just like the one in "The Muppet Movie". Right?

    Which old lady is passing by? One of the members of Geri & the Atrics?

    Is Kermit & Fozzie's studebaker like the one in "The Muppet Movie"?

    And is Bo's taxi similar to the one in "The Great Muppet Caper"?

    Are there any other muppets in vehicles in this number? If so, who?

    Are the musical chairs actually talking chair muppets?

    Which other creatures appear in this number?

    The kids are what-nots. Right?

    Is the tiger Butch, the same tiger that appeared on the show regularly in the later seasons?

    Which other band members and other muppets enter the dressing room later on?

    Which muppets appear in this number?
  12. TotallySpiesFan

    TotallySpiesFan New Member


    Yes, a tambourinist.





    A bird-type Fazoob, Food (from Saturday Night Live's first season), plus Droop and Shakey Sanchez.

    Wrong, they're Bobby Benson's babies.


    The Female Singers, Dixieland Band members from the Diana Ross episode, a Wolf, Snakes, Billy the Bear, penguins, cows, Shakey Sanchez, Boppity, and three Season 5 Frackles.

    Various Whatnots as well as Boppity, Gloat, Beautful Day Monster, and Miss Kitty.
  13. Gorgon Heap

    Gorgon Heap Active Member

    Yes, but smaller.

    Yes, the guitar player. Same one from "Let Me Go, Lover" in the Alan Arkin episode.

    Yes. Why else would I have put it in there?

    Yes, but taxis are pretty much alike, are they not?

  14. Who performed the following characters:

    -the Geri & the Atrics guitar player
    -Jimmy & Fred the Musical Chairs
    -the tiger
    -the Koozebanian Phlorph
    -the penguins
    -the rats
    -the chickens
    -Old Skyball Paint
    -the whatnots in the UK Spot

    And I suppose that Droop would be played by Jerry Nelson again and that Jim would be Mahna Mahna and Frank Oz would be the Snowths. Right?

    And which specific alien, creature or monster puppet is used as the Koozebanian Phlorph.
  15. TotallySpiesFan

    TotallySpiesFan New Member

    Geri & The Atrics Guitar Player- Louise Gold
    Jimmy & Fred Chairs- Jerry Nelson and Dave Goelz
    Tiger- Brian Muehl
    Koozebanian Phlorph- Richard Hunt
    Penguins- various
    Rats- various
    Chickens- various
    Old Skyball Paint- unknown
    Whatnots in UK Skit- Frank Oz, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz, Jerry Nelson, Brian Muehl, Steve Whitmire

    The Phlorph is the same puppet as Dark Green Hunchback Frackle.
  16. Gorgon Heap

    Gorgon Heap Active Member

    -the Geri & the Atrics guitar player: Kathy Mullen
    -Jimmy & Fred the Musical Chairs: they don't talk
    -the tiger: Brian Muehl
    -the Koozebanian Phlorph: Dave
    -the penguins: various
    -the rats: various
    -the chickens: various
    -Old Skyball Paint: Dave
    -the whatnots in the UK Spot: Jerry, Steve, Dave, Richard, Brian

    I thought Frank played both Snowths. But yes, Jerry as Droop. In my outlines, always assume Droop is played by Jerry.

    The fish-like Fazoob (furry and pink with green lips and fin).

    David "Gorgon Heap" Ebersole
  17. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    By "the whole band", you Are counting Lips, right?
  18. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Good Outline

    This was a good outline. I really liked the Candy Man number. It should have been on the show. I also liked the news sketch.
  19. Gorgon Heap

    Gorgon Heap Active Member


    David "Gorgon Heap" Ebersole
  20. Bill Bubble Guy

    Bill Bubble Guy Active Member

    I loved the candy man number and the end with Beaker turned into a giant candy bar taken by Sweetums:D
    The Newsman sketch is priceless. Funny how the description of danger attraction always just so happens to fit that poor fall guy to the bill:smirk:

    I must make special mention of this part though.
    This is an excellent song and the sequences of the planes are very vivid to the imagination. Presumably Uncle Deadly is to play the role of the Red Baron. Fitting choice. So there are at least two of your season 5 fan fics using Deadly. That's good. He was a wonderful character much missed in seasons 4 and 5.
    Incidentally Gorgon this has reminded me of a thought I once had when I was a young teenager. There are actually a trilogy of these songs written.
    Snoopy versus the Red Baron, the Return of the Red Baron and Snoopy's Christmas which ends in the baron and Snoopy having a drink of champagne for the season.
    Well I always thought that all three of those songs could have been on a muppet show episode. The Opening number, the Middle number and the Closing number respectively. They could have cast Rowlf as Snoopy(after all what other muppet dog could be more appropriate?) and a male guest star as the Red Baron.
    If I get my first outline perfectly sorted out and extended a little I would love to try something like this in my second one if I can think of a male guest who could be conceived in the Baron's role of course.
    My compliments on your own outline and thank you for inadvertently giving me my own inspiration Dave.:)

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