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Muppets.com relaunches with Disney XD

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by RKUNKLER, Feb 3, 2008.

  1. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I agree with you. All the Muppets need are a good dusting off and a shine on their classic roots. Segel's passion and ideas have given me hope, but I believe a good Muppet project would be somewhere inbetween Lewis and Segel. Could be like chocolate and peanut butter. :o The thing is, we don't know how much follow-through is really happening. The Halloween special makes me hopeful.

    Muppets.com really just needs to keep up the funny clips and craft the site to easily facilitate the viewing of them. Everything after that is icing. Some of the icing (site structure, clip loading and volume settings) they're using now does hinder viewing the clips. It also seems that they are spending time making the site look Muppety, but aren't using real Muppety reference.
  2. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    For once we seem to be on the same page my friend.
  3. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    These Muppets.com sketches prove that the writing and magic is not only still there, but they would not need too much to have a weekly 22 minute new Muppet show. I am continually amazed at how inventive and fun a large bulk of these skits are. And they are barely even trying, another good sign that they have an excellent creative chemistry going on.

    I just wish these could be collected on dvd by Disney(Like the Best of The Muppets on Ed Sullivan), or that itd be possible to download flash videos from the site(Im sad the From The Balcony sketches are all scrubbed from the internet)
  4. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Well that really is what it is like watching a modern day Muppet Show without any guest stars.
  5. Mary Louise

    Mary Louise Active Member

    I just saw a video at Muppets.com where Bobo and Beauregard show how to remove unsightly hares!
  6. Telly

    Telly Active Member

    I love the Drive-Thru videos!
  7. ohtherain

    ohtherain New Member

    New Gonzo video premiered today. Also on the Disney character page, click all characters; the eight large icons are Kermit, Piggy, Fozzie, Gonzo, Animal, Pepe, Statler and Waldorf, and Bunsen. Hoping for more Kermit!
  8. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    I really enjoyed the new Gonzo video--and the bios on the main Disney Characters page. Very cool. The Gonzo video was hysterical, though. That weirdo cracks me up.
  9. ohtherain

    ohtherain New Member

    New Do Not Touch videos; one with a cow (Steve? can anyone tell who this is?) and Big Mean Carl (Bill) and one with Kermit's Lessons from the Swamp (Steve). And just a reminder, a new Muppets.com has been announced at D23, but this page will remain.
  10. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    So THAT's what happened to Steve's Kermit! That alligator ate him! I bet Kismet the Toad put him up to this...:concern:
  11. AaronCF

    AaronCF New Member

    Not in the UK

    Does anyone know why the Muppet videos aren't viewable in the UK?
    Doesn't Disney own the rights in the UK?
    I want to see them sooooo badly...:cry:
  12. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Proxy my friend, proxy! :)
  13. jjevons

    jjevons New Member

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    jjevons New Member

  15. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    *laughs! ! !* That was SO funny! So classically Muppety and AWESOME! I absolutely love it! I really hope there are more for Halloween. Fantastic stuff. Love the return of all the Muppet Labs standards: the clock, the music, the Beaker... Awesome. :eek:
  16. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Fantastic! I love this bit!

    On a side note, does anyone have a contact number for Disney Interactive? Their web execution makes watching clips terrible on over half the computers I've used! I love Flash, I work in Flash and there's a good way and bad way to do things. They picked the most irritating methods where the user can't cache the clips. I would love to at least see an alternative site or You Tube page of just the clips (and ALL of the clips) without the "frills" and stuttering playback. I find myself not truly enjoying the clips as much as visualizing myself enjoying them if they would play properly! :sympathy:

    Their web developers get a total F in my book, but the content is a perfect A+! They should show some of these as bumpers between commercials on the Disney Channel! :flirt:
  17. RedPiggy

    RedPiggy Well-Known Member

    I think what clinched it for me was Beaker putting his finger up his nose and out his eye when his head is turned into a jack-o'-lantern. I found that extremely hilarious.

    However, Bunsen needs to have that left arm checked. The forearm was too short and the puppeteer sleeve was visible at the beginning (just to nitpick).
  18. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I have to say, while it's still extremely scrubby, it's nowhere near as bad as it used to be. In fact, as soon as it loaded up, the Rizzo and Bubba intro ran about 85% smoothly.

    Not only did they have a great Bunsen and Beaker skit... but they ALSO managed to use the original music from the Muppet show, and recreate the intro. Very good job.
  19. RedPiggy

    RedPiggy Well-Known Member

    After giving it some thought ... I think I'd REALLY like that neato clock...
  20. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Oh man, were those good! I loved the talking pumpkins exploding into pumpkin pies! Although, I think the Jack-O-Lantern Beaker and having him die were kind of creepy and off-putting in my book.

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