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Muppets on ABC's The Bachelorette in May

Discussion in 'Muppet Appearances' started by SorcererDonald, Mar 14, 2012.

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  1. MrBloogarFoobly Well-Known Member

    I hate to be a curmudgeon, but come on, Disney. The Muppets are better than this.
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  2. bandit Well-Known Member

    I agree.
  3. zoebell Active Member

    me too. it's kind of a cheap appearance, like the kind of thing they did pre-Muppets 2011 imo.
  4. Borples Active Member

    Well, I agree that it's a travesty that this show even exists (no one's actually said that, but it seems to be the general tone of this thread. ;) ). But from the preview clip, it looks like their segment manages to be cute and Muppety. A little like the Kermit-talks-to-the-guest segments of TMS. Maybe it won't be so bad, if we just ignore the rest of the show.
  5. bandit Well-Known Member

    Well, my objection isn't to what they'll be doing there. It's that they are there at all. I don't really like to think of Muppets in association with such junkfood TV. It seems like it sends the wrong message. I mean that show is a joke anyway.
    Some dodo is looking for a love partner by doing a contest?! I mean...what Jerry Springer fairy tale did that bubblehead think she's weaving?
    I don't know. I just don't think it's a good direction.
  6. Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    As I said before they're wayyyyyyyyyy too good to be on that show but...I'd only suffer through that show for them. LOL!
  7. Borples Active Member

    Oh, I hear you. Of all the "reality" tv shows, this is the worst kind. Let's make a competition out of human relationships! Ick. But, that said, it won't hurt the Muppets. They're at a place right now where no one's gonna confuse them for second-rate entertainers just because they're on a third-rate tv show. So I'm just going to eke whatever Muppety goodness there is out of it, and rest easy in the knowledge that the Muppets will still be going strong long after shows like The Bachelorette have become an embarassing footnote in history. :)
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  8. Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    I wish I could like this more then once. Lol!
  9. bandit Well-Known Member

    I guess I'm not really articulating this very well. For me, my objection to them being on a show like that is that it doesn't really jive with the whole Henson philosophy. I mean, I'm all for warped humor and am by now means a prude. I do find the inappropriate funny most of the time. Having said that, that, doesn't having the Muppets on a show like that kind of go against the whole family values bit? o.o
    There's such a disconnect there.
  10. Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Trust me I can't believe as well they'd be on a show like this I mean really out of all shows The Bachelorette? But like I said ONLY for them am I gonna sit down and actually watch this dreadful show next Monday. Lol! Kermit & Piggy are too high quality entertainment for this!
  11. bandit Well-Known Member

    Just makes me wonder what those guys up in the tippy top are thinking when they sign them on for something like that. Anyway....
    I'm not going to say I don't like that they are getting air time. I do! And it's like I told Pinky here....I actually do like Chelsea Handler now and again but even I had to go..."Why is Piggy on there!?" Anyway....That's just my two cents.
  12. Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Well that's how I feel as well an apperance is still an apperance so...only gives them more exposure even though I feel they don't need to be on this show to get it. LOL! But we don't know Jim might've had them appear if he was still alive I mean when Jim was alive we didn't have reality shows. Which to me was a good thing but that's one we can only speculate on.
  13. bandit Well-Known Member

    I tend to think he wouldn't have buuuuut I'm certainly not presumptuous enough to say I know for sure. Ah well. ^.^ IT is what it is.
  14. Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Yeah we can only hope he wouldn't have. Lol!
  15. Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    All I gotta say is lord help us all Monday night! Lol!
  16. Borples Active Member

    Speaking of Chelsea Handler, Bandit, that was an interesting one. I'd never even heard of her before Piggy's appearance. When I watched the clip, I was (and am) seriously offended that 1) anyone would talk to Miss Piggy like that and 2) that woman is evidently making a living by being rude and horrible. But! I found I gained an enormous amount of admiration for Eric Jacobson that day. The pig handled herself with grace and aplomb, and "How perceptive!" is now one of my favorite Piggy quotes of all time. She rose above the stupid, pointless, shock-value questions, stayed respectable and, frankly, made that Handler person look really bad. It was marvelous.

    Which is why The Bachelorette doesn't bother me too much. I feel like the Muppets exist in a bubble of awesome that they take with them wherever they go. They're not so much condoning The Bachelorette as they are briefly blessing it and making it better than it is. Shining a light into the dark recesses of reality television!

    Besides, it's all business, and like Pinky says, an appearance is an appearance. :) It ought to be a fairly Muppety day Monday. Isn't that also the day of the Webby awards?
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  17. Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the wild world of Muppet Sports! It's blonde vs blonde tonight on The Bachelorette! Winner takes all including the frog! Bleh what am I saying Piggy could take on that blonde Barbie anyday!
  18. DannyRWW Well-Known Member

    Did anyone catch that the TV guide listing said the Sesame street Muppets? It does say it is to raise money for a hospital charity though so we can almost forgive the muppets for being on this show.
  19. Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    I don't blame the muppets for any of this. It's Disney I wanna bash upside the head! But yeah I'd rather go with their only coming on the show for a good cause.
  20. D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    There seems to be a bit of misinformation, because both MC and ABC are reporting that the Classic Muppets will be appearing tonight, TV Guide and Comcast are reporting it's the SST Muppets that will be appearing... I doubt both will be appearing, but whatevs.
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