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Muppeteers' least favorite Henson projects

Discussion in 'Henson People' started by Princeton, May 14, 2014.

  1. Princeton

    Princeton Well-Known Member

    Obviously, not all Henson productions can be winners, even to the people who actually took part in them. So, post the productions that are not liked by people associated with them, along with the person's name. Here's my list:

    -Monster Maker (Brian Henson)
    -Great Muppet Caper (Dave Goelz)
    -Dark Crystal (Michael Frith)
    -Labyrinth (Jerry Nelson)
  2. fozzieisfunny

    fozzieisfunny Well-Known Member

    Jim Henson wasn't proud of his appearance on The Arsenio Hall Show.
  3. cahuenga

    cahuenga Well-Known Member

    -Muppets from space (Frank Oz )
  4. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    What the!!!! Why wouldn't he? Can I see some proof, because I think that's kind of insane.

    Oh here's my contribution

    Studio D.C. (Steve Whitmire)
  5. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    Muppets from space (Steve Whitmire)
  6. MrBloogarFoobly

    MrBloogarFoobly Well-Known Member

    Peter Linz mentioned it in his recent appearance at BAM.
  7. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    Well I remember he was asked about it once in an interview in MC's articles section:


    I love GMC and I don't the final product is smug, but I can also get what he's saying; GMC is the least sentimental of the original three and not as polished as TMM. I still enjoy it though. And it's normal for creators to be conflicted about their projects.
  8. muppetlover123

    muppetlover123 Well-Known Member

    I could see MFS being the performers least favorite
  9. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    I saw the Dave Goelz interview, and it says he loved MFS. Kinda obvious since he had the starring role, but still.
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  10. backpackmina

    backpackmina Well-Known Member

    I know I'm late to this thread, but where did you find that out?
  11. MuppetSpot

    MuppetSpot Well-Known Member

    I heard this from a friend, Bill Baretta's least favorite was Elmo In Grouchland.
  12. Princeton

    Princeton Well-Known Member

    He mentioned it on an audio commentary on the Dinosaurs Third And Fourth Season DVD set.
    This surprises me since Bill was just a background puppeteer on this.
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  13. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Bill's involvement with SST in general has been minimal at best: I think Elmo's dad is the only character he's ever performed on the show.

    I don't know if he actually disliked it or not, but I remember Frank talking about how confused and out-of-place he felt during the making of DC, mainly because he didn't understand why Jim felt it was necessary to bring him on as co-director (though Jim said he thought the movie would be better that way), because not only did he not really know what Jim was going for with the movie (then again, nobody really did), but nobody even came to him for insight/input anyway, they all went to Jim who did most of the actual directing anyway.
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  14. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Bill did get one lines as a grouch, saying "I'd love to, but I don't speak English."

    But I don't think the performers have to have actually been in these productions to dislike them. Somebody said Jerry Nelson didn't like Labyrinth (this is the first I've heard that), and Nelson didn't even perform in Labyrinth (could it be because he didn't like the script?).
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