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"Muppet Wizard of Oz" promos on ABC

Discussion in 'Muppet Appearances' started by IMDWalrus, Apr 6, 2005.

  1. IMDWalrus New Member

    Not sure if this has been posted or not; if it is, I missed the thread and I apologize for that.

    Saw two commercials for the movie today, each one show-specific. The first one ran during "Lost," and had Kermit, Gonzo, and Fozzie (as their movie characters) in a jungle. The threesome determined that they were...well, lost.

    The second one was on during "Alias." This was the scary one. Think of Jennifer Garner in her black jumpsuit and bright red wig...and imagine Miss Piggy in that, pulling off the same kind of stunts.

    Not sure if these are going to run again - maybe next week, since they seem to be meant for fans of "Lost" and "Alias" - but I figured that mentioning it here wouldn't hurt. :)
  2. Muppetfreak Member

    "I'm Miss Piggy. I don't need an Alias."

    Brilliant!
  3. DannyRWW Well-Known Member

    I would not be surprised if we see a desperate houswives themed ad on Sunday.... they seem to be doing promos during ABC's big hit shows.
  4. Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Housewives? Perhaps the rats cleaning their homes? Or sweeping the road? ;)

    Bea:zany:{Who dosn't have a clue what Desperate Housewives is about}regard
  5. DannyRWW Well-Known Member

    Well they had a promo on during desperate houswives. Kermit is looking at a sign that points to oz and Wisteria lane.... he starts heading toward wisteria lane and Piggy yells at him....
  6. The Count Moderator

    Wanted to see Desperate Housewives to see what it was about, especially to know for the upcoming Sesame Street spoof. And we got this commercial for Muppets Oz.
    Piggy: Don't even think about it frog!
    Kermit: All right.
    And then the voiceover with the announcer and Piggy.
    Nice to know what happened since the dialogue was all I could pick up given my blind batty eyes. Also watched Gray's Anatomy thinking there'd be a Muppets commercial there too. Not sure if there was one though.
  7. Stulz Member

    Schedule?

    Any way to get a schedule of which series and episodes will be having special Muppet Oz promos?

    I saw the "Lost" one but missed both the the "Alias" and "Desperate Housewives" as I don't watch eitehr of them.
  8. GelflingWaldo New Member

    So far three 15-second specialized ads have aired in April (Lost, Alias, and Desprate Housewives); there was one 5-second teaser logo aired in March during Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (the episode the Muppets were on), and one 60-second trailer played during the ABC Christmas Parade.

    ABC and The Muppet Holding Company will not commented on the possibility of any other ads or if any of the past ads airing again. They also will not tell anyone about what (if any) promotion will air with during any other ABC shows. The only way to be sure to see all the ads is to watch ABC non-stop from now until May 20. The promotion will continue to build as we get closer to the debut on May 20th but they will not, and can not, tell us exacty what ads to expect and when. Their are many practical, legal, and lagistical reason why they can't comment when commercials will air and what commercials exist or will exist - only time will tell.

    Tough Pigs is doing a good job capturing all the ads and sharing them with the fans (they have the trailer, the lost and alias ads, and Danny should be putting up stuff from the Desprate Housewives ad later tonight)
  9. The Count Moderator

    Well... I should hope so, especially since I sent it to him last night.
  10. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I don't watch ANYTHING on ABC, so I'm not surprised I haven't seen any of this. I still have mixed feelings about the movie, but I'd love to see some of these promos, and hope they'll be bonus features on DVD.
  11. The Count Moderator

    Woo-Hoo! First to report some Muppet news for once!

    *Update: New Muppets Oz trailer!
    Watching Harry Potter 2 tonight on ABC, and there was a new trailer for Muppets Oz.

    Announcer: Get ready to experience a heart-warming tale... with a new twister.

    Remember that due to my blind batty eyes I'm not the best for descripts myself but I can tell you what I heard.
    Piggy seemed to be... well, funny.
    You guys know when she was upset in the Brooke Shields and Lynn Redgrave TMS episodes that she wouldn't be the lead female heroine? Well, there was a line where Piggy was calling for Toto.
    Then Kermit says "That's the last straw!"
    Someone else then says: Found one.

    There was another bit with cats in hats, a shot at Dr. Seuss, and Muppet cats appear wearing hats I guess.
    And Kermit finished the trailer off with the signature "Only on ABC".
    Hope this helps.

    Was watching this movie cause I wanna watch it, and I am fright now while typing this.
    Watching it to see the trailers to Goblet of Fire and the new series The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
    Kinda expected a Muppets Oz trailer, glad I saw it.
  12. The Count Moderator

    Oh, vhat fun! How vonderful!
    That's 2, 2 vonderful Muppets of Oz trailers in one night!

    Saw another trailer just before the hour, before they had a snipet of Goblet of Fire.
    This second bit had...
    Piggy, working out: Can you spot me?
    Ashante: We're going to see the Wizard, he's going to make me a superstar.
    Kermit: He's going to give me a brain.
    Others gathered around them: Oooooh.

    Pepe: What happens in Emerald City, stays ins Emerald City.
    Will keep reporting if I see any other trailers.
  13. GelflingWaldo New Member

    There was one on The Disney Channel last night during Monsters Inc. It featured a lot of clips (such as "Rats in Hats" and Kermit's last straw - literally). It was real nice and ended with the announcer stating the title and date/time and Kermit poping up to say the "Only on ABC!" Real good varity of clips and a decent lenght too.
  14. The Count Moderator

    Hmmm... Seems like they reused the first one from tonight then. Seems like the one spotted last night during Monsters Inc. was the one they used tonight, at least the first one. This was the one with the rats in hats comment and Kermit's last straw.
    The second commercial was the one with the stuff I said above. Don't think the time was mentioned, but the date was at the beginning of the bits. The first one was rerun a second time, but I didn't catch it in time and only saw the ending.
    Have a great weekend everyone.

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