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Muppet Show Season 4 coming in 2013

Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by Traveling Matt, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. Duke Remington

    Duke Remington Well-Known Member

    Part of me blames the economic recession for causing the number of DVD releases per year to go down (nostalgic DVD lines in particular, such as the Walt Disney Treasures series, were hit particularly hard).

    Let's hope that with the economy know on the road to recovery, things will start getting back to normal and we'll start getting DVD releases of old school in addition to "current" stuff sooner than later.
     
  2. jvcarroll

    jvcarroll Well-Known Member

    It's mostly an issue of tablet culture. Most people stream media. Companies often forget that fans want real and permanent copies of television seasons.
     
  3. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Disney failed to release Seasons 4 and 5 when the iron was still hot. A 5 year pause after season 3? They so could have released season 4 and 5 by now. But they wanted to hold over for some vauge year of the Muppets thing 2 years after it should have been released. Then they had an ample opportunity to release it before the movie to tie into the film's release, but didn't want to confuse people because clearly a DVD box set of a TV show is a movie. Then they didn't want it to mangle the release of the DVD of the movie... they're out of promotional excuses.

    If it is indeed a music rights tie up, it's, again, their fault for waiting so long they have to renegotiate with some grave robbing sourpuss that somehow owns the rights to something.

    As for the DVD market... gee? You mean those big 60 dollar sets of current TV shows you can freaking watch on hulu or cable or syndication or any other medium besides a 60 dollar DVD set is ulp hurting DVD sales? The Muppet Show seasons are a perennial good seller. While copies of MWO were falling off the shelf from overstock, TMS season one was disappearing from shelves. There's no excuse there. But let's face it. Disney sucks at season sets. The best they can do with the high rated Phineas and Ferb are 12 episodes on 2 disks... and that means 12 cartoons on 2 disks, which means 6 episodes on 2 disks. Even the Avengers cartoon got volumes of single disks in this country, Ultimate Spider-Man gets 12 out of order episodes. THOSE are their high rated shows, and they're complete morons about releasing them on DVD. No wonder they fired a crapload of people from their Home Video department.
     
  4. Rugratskid

    Rugratskid Active Member

    STILL no Seasons 4 and 5? Wow, we might get MB before the TMS Final Seasons! Just kidding, I really doubt that.
     
  5. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    Ok, now I'm seriously just freaking out. I was a tiny Robin-sized 2nd grader, a small tiny little boy when season 3 was released, I am now a Scooter-sized teen!! Where are the boxsets. At this point we've got to call the Disney hotline like 50 billion times a day, and will someone please upload themselves or puppets or whatever singing this song on Youtube, I won't mind whatsoever, just please upload the song on Youtube maybe with a Kermit plush singing it or yourrself, but also please put somewhere "Courtesy of Muppet Master", this is the song.
    Disney, you've gotta put down the box sets
    Put Down the box sets
    Put down the box sets if you want to see those sales come through
    You don't put in a rocket
    You don't stuff it in your pocket
    You don't give it to Sprocket
    Disney, put the box sets down
    I learned it in the many years working with Fox
    Its hard to meet demands with produts in your hand
    To be a fine company you're gonna have to face the facts
    Put down the box sets etc.
    Feel free to add lyrics if you want, and though it's probably not going to be possible, it'd be awesome if you could get the likes of Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Frank Oz, muppet writers, alive s4 and 4 guest stars, and more in the video. At this point I'd accept it if Disney released S4 and S5 on plain dvds with no start menus or special features. Though a few weeks ago I saw offical release dates for both box sets, and S4 was in May 2015, and S5 was in September 2015, probably a prank though, because it's not there anymore.​
     
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  6. panmanthe2nd

    panmanthe2nd Active Member

    Where did you see that?
     
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  7. SkeetScootSquat

    SkeetScootSquat Active Member

    Yeah,where did ya see that?
     
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  8. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    Whoa, sorry for getting your hopes up, it was only Wikipedia, but I forgot to say where it was from. Oh well, I don't se why people would prank about it, it could have been an insider frpm Disney. It's funny how I said I was a Robin-sized person when S3 came out, and now I'm Scooter-sized. I hope I'm not Statler-sized before S4 and S5 cime out, but at a local thrift store I found this 10-disc set of the whole series, with each season on 2 discs. I'll be willing to trade all ten discs with all the episodes for the offical releases of TMS S1, S2, and S3, because I'd rather have juist 3 seasons that are offical then a giant box set of episodes DVRed from the 90's. If you don't want to that's okay, just making a suggestion.
     
  9. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    Whoa, sorry for getting your hopes up, it was only Wikipedia, but I forgot to say where it was from. Oh well, I don't se why people would prank about it, it could have been an insider frpm Disney. It's funny how I said I was a Robin-sized person when S3 came out, and now I'm Scooter-sized. I hope I'm not Statler-sized before S4 and S5 cime out, but at a local thrift store I found this 10-disc set of the whole series, with each season on 2 discs. I'll be willing to trade all ten discs with all the episodes for the offical releases of TMS S1, S2, and S3, because I'd rather have juist 3 seasons that are offical then a giant box set of episodes DVRed from the 90's. If you don't want to that's okay, just making a suggestion.
     
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  10. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    Wait, here is a muppet news flash. I just went here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Muppet_Show, and it says on the home video section in the series part that season 4 of the muppet show will be released "Summer or Fall of 2014" instead of what I said earlier. I hope this is from someone who has real news, and NOT a spammer.
     
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  11. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    Wait, here is a muppet news flash. I just went here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Muppet_Show, and it says on the home video section in the series part that season 4 of the muppet show will be released "Summer or Fall of 2014" instead of what I said earlier. I hope this is from someone who has real news, and NOT a spammer.
     
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  12. DutchMuppet

    DutchMuppet Member

    It's not there anymore.
     
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  13. Duke Remington

    Duke Remington Well-Known Member

    Paging Jvcarroll and OpenVault Disney. May one of you please interject a more logical, level-headed voice of reason post into this thread. Thanks.
     
  14. Duke Remington

    Duke Remington Well-Known Member

    I also think we should even start petitions to get our quiet-for-far-too-long insiders like GelflingWaldo, SecretSquirrel and even our own Phillip Chapman to stop being quietm, take breaks from their personal lives and get back to work finding out inside info for us! They oughta be ashamed for abandoning us without any explanations given! :grouchy:
     
  15. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Yeah! How dare they move on with their lives? :rolleyes:

    I know we're all completely ticked off that we're likely never to see the rest of the series on DVD. I'm totally ticked that not only do they not finish off Darkwing Duck, but will go full on copyright police on anyone who uploads them to youtube. That's...that's worse! And there's not even any freaking songs to clear.

    But to blame people who stopped coming here because they've moved on, like adults do is the height of bad fandom. Should we be angry that Disney can't release the DVD sets because either they don't want to or some miserly old coot owns some music rights because he bought them? Yes. Should we be angry that those who had contacts and now don't and are no longer with the board? Can I get a haaaaaaaayyyyyyll no?
     
  16. Duke Remington

    Duke Remington Well-Known Member

    True, but regardless, I still think that they WILL release the rest of The Muppet Show on DVD eventually. Maybe we should try being optimistic for a change, since Disney DOES want to release them and is still working on getting all the legal red tape cleared (if the jerk rights-holders had granted them the licenses, Disney would've been able to strike the iron while it was and release the remaining seasons alongside the two recent theatrical Muppet films).

    Why did Lylle Brier have to announce the set at D23? Was she and The Muppets Studio really THAT optimistic that Season 4 would be released in 2010?
     
  17. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

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  18. Duke Remington

    Duke Remington Well-Known Member

    Phillip Chapman, while you're on here, please do the right by doing your job and telling us what Muppet Show Seasons 4 and 5 haven't been released on DVD yet. Please don't let us down. :(
     
  19. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

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  20. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    Why does everyone seem to think that Phil is some magical gypsy with a crystal ball that knows why the show hasn't been released? Even if he does have connections (I don't know), why are you so sure that he has the power or authority to find out or tell us?
     

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