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Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by Ryan, Jan 8, 2003.
I also meant "Ta-Ra-Ra-Boom-De-Ay".
I just hate making typos.
Here are my ideas:
*I Will Survive-by a lobster that's about to get eaten
(here's the lyrics):
...the song should be sung by a guest star on TMS(anyone) and a character in a box with just the legs, arms and feet showing.
For The Muppets' 50th Anniversary special:
Eiffel 65 sings "Blue Da Ba Dee" with Cookie Monster,Gonzo,Sam the Eagle,Rosita,Boober Fraggle,Tutter,Grover,Herry Monster,Mel,Uncle Deadley,several anything muppet monsters from "The Muppet Show" and "Sesame Street",Beautiful Day Monster,and Thog. Clips from everything the "blue" Muppets have appeared in-past/present Henson productions-The Muppet Show,Sesame Street(they can even use clips from the foreign versions),Bear in the Big Blue House,Fraggle Rock,Muppet Babies,The Jim Henson Hour,Muppets Tonight,Animal Jam,all the Muppet television specials(A Celebration of 30 Years,Valentines Special,Muppet Family Christmas,etc),and all the Muppet movies as well as clips from the Muppets' guest spots on other people's shows, the Weezer music video,etc can be seen in the background while they're singing.
Of course, the only problem is....they can't have the TMS/SS/BITBBH/FR characters interacting with each other anymore since they're now owned by separate companies(Disney/Sesame Workshop/JHC)
Here's another one:
One Step Beyond by Madness (as performed by EM)
I'm back! Just to let you know, Gorgon, I know about your use of "Up, Up, and Away" in your Paul Lynde outline already, and I came up with my idea of it before you posted your outline. Sorry about that.....
And, again, just to let you know, all my song ideas that I will be mentioning will be used in some of my own TMS outlines.
Here are some more of them:
Frank and Jesse James (Warren Zevon): Have to think of this for a bit longer. Either the jugband singing it or the jugband and the EM singing it together.
Contact in Red Square (Blondie): "Agent X and the Microblots", a spy rock group (almost like Sesame's Dr. Thad and the Medications ("10 Commandments of Health", only more rock'n'roll-type)).
And some more Beatles songs:
When I'm Sixty-Four: Sung by the Time-in-a-Bottle Man, Burlington Bertie, Brewster, and two elderly Whatnots. Might work in a second season outline.
Lady Madonna: Sung by the EM. I imagine Janice on tambourine, Floyd on lead vocals, and Zoot on a sax solo.
Revolution: Sung by some animals in an Australian outback setting with a kangaroo on lead vocal. This I will DEFINITELY use in an outline, that's for sure lol.
So, what do you guys think?
No apologies necessary- great minds think alike!
Or perhaps the # could be done with babies, given that the song is in future tense. That could be interesting. Or have young to middle-aged Whatnots with elderly flash forwards.
David "Gorgon Heap" Ebersole
I guess I'll have to work more on my "When I'm Sixty-Four" concept....
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious: sung by Fozzie, his mom, and various Muppets in a bar with Rowlf on piano and assorted musicians (think the setting for "Knees Up, Mother Brown" from the Kenny Rogers episode). I think this would make a great U.K. Skit for either Season 4 or 5. In addition, Travelling Matt did a Dick Van Dyke outline, and the U.K. Skit to that was Kermit and Piggy singing it being backed up by the EM and Don Music (in a cameo), but this is how I see it.
And some more Beatles songs:
Please Please Me: sung by Alexander Beetle and his Beetles
Hey Bulldog: sung by the dogs from the U.K. Skit in the Liza Minelli episode, and they could be backed up by either the EM or some mod Whatnot musicians.
Why Don't We Do It in the Road?: sung by Dr. Teeth, backed up by Floyd and Animal
Respect: Sung by Miss Piggy
Do You Love Me: Sung by Floyd
Money(That's What I Want): Sung by Gonzo
Disco Inferno: Sung by Link, Gonzo, & Fozzie
War(What Is It Good For): Sung by Soliders in the same set as the one used for Why Can't We Be Friends
Here's my song
Don't Worry Be Happy
Sung by Gonzo with Animal doing the "Be Happy" parts and all sorts of dangerous and crazy things happening around them.
Great ideas you all!!
I like specially Abba or Beachboys songs and Piano man (but only sang by Rolwf hehehe).
We are the world
Make the world a better place (from Michael Jackson) perhaps for Fraggle Rock
Somebody to Love (Queen) sang by Gonzo
Livin´la vida loca (Ricky Martin) by Kermit refering to Piggy.
Let´s get loud (J.Lo). by Piggy
Let´s get together and feel all righ(Marley) by Clifford
Actually, I think that "Disco Inferno" would be better off being sung by the Muppet Devils (seen in such TMS episodes as the ones with Alan Arkin and Debbie Harry) in an inferno setting.
That'd make for a more interesting number.
I think Holiday by Madonna sang by a lot of penguins and chickens and things on a beach would be good. But maybe I'm just Madonna obsessed...
I like the Strawberry Fields Forever idea, provided the chorus are all Muppet strawberries!
Not to mention a bit disturbing.
David "Gorgon Heap" Ebersole
In what way?
Eh, devils, inferno, implication of H*ll.
David "Gorgon Heap" Ebersole
Yeah, I've often thought that song would be great for teaching literature.
"Burn, baby, burn- Dante's Inferno!"
and speaking of songs teaching literature what about Willa Cather's "My Antonia" to the tune of The Knack's "My Sharona"?
"Muh,Muh,Muh, My Antonia!"
Awesome idea! I'm laughing out loud thinking about it! That would be a great twist on Bobby McFerrin's song!
"Baby, Now That I've Found You" (The Foundations), sung by one of the Lobsters, clinging to a female whatnot on the beach with its claws, with the Clams singing back-up. The whatnot tries to get the Lobster off of her as he sings.
I think I have a few ideas myself.......
In a Wicked themed episode:
Popular- sung by Miss Piggy (I'd like to see her do this while giving Annie Sue a makeover (which doesn't go out too well.....))
Dancing Through Life (the first part with Fiyero singing)- either lead by Kermit or Floyd and a bunch of "teenage looking" whatnots (Then it leads to this ballroom (same one as for the At The Dance segments) where they do the dance routine. Unfortunately, the whatnots are confused on what to do, so they each do their own crazy dance with their partner. Then Gonzo and Camilla will sing the part where Boq confesses his love to Nessa (Unfortunately, Camilla has never danced with Gonzo before, so when Gonzo tries to lift Camilla, she ends up flying right off the stage, but Gonzo doesn't realize it until the end of the song)
As Long As You're Mine- either sung by Kermit and Miss Piggy or Floyd and Janice backed up by the rest of the Electric Mayhem and Rowlf.
Defying Gravity (the solo version)- sung by Gonzo (When he's singing the part where Elphaba is supposed to fly, he uses a jet pack and a broom to pretend he's Elphaba. At the near end of the song, the jet pack runs out of fuel and he falls back on to the stage)
A Whole New World (from Aladdin)- sung by Gonzo and Camilla
The Leader Of The Pack (by The Shangri-Las)- sung by Miss Piggy or Annie Sue (They'll be backed up by female whatnots in sparkly motorcycle jackets. Miss Piggy or Annie Sue will wear an outfit reminiscent of the 50's (Yes, with a Poodle Skirt))
It's Not Unusual (by Tom Jones)- sung by Link Hogthrob
Witchy Woman (by The Eagles)- sung by Floyd backed up by the rest of The Electric Mayhem
Gimme Love (from Kiss of The Spider Woman)- sung by Miss Piggy backed up by a male chorus
I Get Weak (by Belinda Carlisle)- sung by Janice
Pretty Woman (by Roy Orbison)- sung by Floyd or Gonzo (If it's Gonzo, it's probably going to be changed to Pretty Chicken)
And for modern's sake................
Somebody I Used To Know (by Gotye)- sung by Kermit and Miss Piggy (with Marvin Suggs playing the opening xylophone part with the Muppatones)
"Jake the Peg" by Rolf Harris: I can see this being sung by an AM who has three legs, and throughout the song, other Muppets come in and laugh or stare at him. He could even show up in a Veterinarian's Hospital sketch later in the episode, demanding to have his extra leg amputated.
"Trickle, Trickle" by The Manhattan Transfer; sung by Rizzo and the rats in an alley on a rainy day.
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