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Muppets on Late Night, Blooper Reels and Wrap Tapes

Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by mupcollector1, Jul 11, 2012.

  1. mupcollector1

    mupcollector1 Well-Known Member

    Me and some fellow forum members were chatting about some late night Muppet apperances
    But since it was going a little off subject, I decided to create it's own discussion thread.

    Anyway I just love The Muppets on late night because they get to say things they never say on their shows and day time TV. Esspecially some of Jim's late night apperances with Kermit to Frank Oz's apperances from Sesame Street and even continuing today with Kevin as Elmo On Coan O' Brian and Eric Jacobson performing Grover on Jimmy Kimbel. lol They are so rebellious on late night and it's just a lot of fun watching the characters because I think it makes them more human. lol

    Even if you look at Muppet blooper reels and stuff, especially some of the rare early ones from Jim's time, I like watching Frank crack jokes. Like in the Emmit Otter Jugband Chrismas blooper reel and The Muppets Go To Disney World Blooper Reel.
  2. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    This is a good one from when Kermit & Pepe were just recently in London last month promoting the Blu-ray/DVD release of The Muppets. Watch Steve's blooper at the end!

  3. mupcollector1

    mupcollector1 Well-Known Member

    Lol I like that one. Rarely are blooper reels released mainstream except for DVDs. lol Special Ho I mean hello. Also Steve appoligizing to Pepe is hilarious. lol One of the great things that made the work behind the scenes great. When ever they make a mistake, they laugh at it and continue. Unlike come celebrities in Hollywood that have a fit, swear, I'LL BE IN MY TRAILER, YOU WERE DISTRACTING ME. Blame on someone, blah blah blah. While The Muppets have fun if they make a mistake. I heard some hilarious stories behind the scenes. Even Sesame they have fun on the set when the camera isn't rolling.
  4. mupcollector1

    mupcollector1 Well-Known Member

    Frank's line "What the H**l was that wasn't on the DVD, I just noticed that. lol So adding it to my ipod. lol Franks hilarious. lol

    I got to get used to all these new tricks on the forum putting up pictures and videos, have I been off the forum that long? lol

    Anyway, I love Frank and Jerry in this. If you listen closely, you can hear Jim talking in the background. "Spare Change, who are we ma?" "I couldn't care less, shut up Emmit!" lol Frank is really hilarious unscripted. One of many reasons why I miss him performing his Muppet characters. Eric Jacobson is good. But it's just not the same if you know what I mean.
  5. mupcollector1

    mupcollector1 Well-Known Member

    Here's one of my favorites. Kevin Clash having fun on the set of Dinosaurs and you can even hear Kirk Thatcher getting fusterated and laughing at the same time. I think there's a point where he says "KEVIN, SHUT UP!" and Baby Sinclair would answer. lol This is a must see. lol
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  6. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    This isn't really a late night appearance but it's still funny.

  7. mupcollector1

    mupcollector1 Well-Known Member

    lol Kermit's method acting. lol love Kermit's comment's comment on Muppets From Space "Well we didn't want that to be the last movie we ever do, we want to do a better one" NICE! lol

    Have you seen the Fox News controversy response? Fox News had a bit of Riff-Raff with The new movie saying it was anti-republican and brainwashing children to look at the oil business as pure evil. Totally rediculous and Kermit's answer in a London interview. It's hilarious.

    Speaking of Fox, they did a news story in 1990 about Jim's passing and I kind of think they were a little bit disrespectful hanging around the Jim Henson Production head quarters.

    I did a news story spot on my local Fox channel to promote my animation work. The interviewer didn't find my puppet / animation work funny, he thought it was surreal and didn't get it. He was in a bad mood. And their editing was terrable. I didn't like the experience and the outcome but it did get some small publicity for my work, not much but still.

    I'm watching this one now. :)

    I like Kermit's quote talking about Frogs and Pig's getting married and he slip the joke in..."I'm not sure if it's legal in certain states but I won't go there":oops: lol Amazing :)
    I was so surprised that Kermit was on Ellen. I remember Ellen had a bit of negitivity against people making cartoon charactures of her. :skeptical: lol
  8. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    I can tell you any recent interview with Kermit or Kermit & Piggy I've seen. Trust me I kept up with every single one and I mean literally every single one before the movie came out, and after the movie came out. I saw all the ones you posted. :)

    The Muppets are not cartoon characters though.
  9. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    If your ever in the London eye don't take Pepe with you.

  10. mupcollector1

    mupcollector1 Well-Known Member

    Oh I know but I always felt that puppetry and cartoons were kind of in the same artistic unviserse. Esspecially when Jim found a way to create a new form of puppetry with a cartoonish style made for TV. Plus also back in the old days political cartoons and puppet shows did a lot of satire and characture in the world of politics in places like europe especially. So I always felt they were kind of in the same family but more like cousins in the art universe. :)

    But I guess the point I was trying to make with Ellen is that she found the charactures of her in magazines super negitive, she was very upset by it and had a cartoonist on her show. She didn't interview him, she told him to sit near the audiences and draw her and her guests (strange enough in my opinion) and made some wise cracks about him "Who are you angry at?" then she put the charactures on her site. But personally I was a bit angry that she didn't interview him about just what cartoon charactures were all about and the history. But that's just my opinion and thoughts as an artist I guess. :)

    But your right, The Muppets are different. They are more celebrity friendly. Unless of course when the celebrities they get on their shows, then they have the freedom fun of driving them nuts. lol

    Your definatly a lot better about watching the new stuff than me. lol I mean I do go on Jim's Red Book every single day and check out the headlines on Tough Pigs a couple times a month. But I guess the stuff that I love watching more is the classic stuff. And stuff from the Muppets Tonight time, mid-late 90s. :) I'm stuck in the past. lol
    But I did go to see The new Muppet Movie opening night and bought the 3 DVD, Blu-ray, Digital Copy and Sound Track pack, have it on my ipod, I listen to "Life's a Happy Song" almost daily. It has that "Together Again" kind of feel to it.

    Plus I bought the movie poster, it's on my right side of my wall next to me as I type. lol
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  11. mupcollector1

    mupcollector1 Well-Known Member

    "OH MY GODNESS I THINK YOUR VAIN CAME OUT!" HA HA HA My Favorite Line. I liked Pepe's burp, that was a real one. I can tell. lol That was very good.
    Was that an online exclusive video? Just Curious.
  12. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    It was done last month. They were in London promoting the Blu-ray/DVD release there. I think that was probably filmed the first day they were there.
  13. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    You should head to Target if you have one near by I know this is going off subject but they just got a lot of Muppet school supplies from what I understand by one of the members on here. Now granted I know not all the Targest have the same stuff still it'd be something worth checking out if there's one near you.

    I know I'm going tomorrow to check out what they have. Lol!
  14. mupcollector1

    mupcollector1 Well-Known Member

    Cool. I think I briefly seen the title of the thread on the forum. Even though I'm super picky in terms of Muppet Merchandises. I won't mind getting a few Muppet pens if they have some. I constaintly buy pens and office supplies and paper all the time because I draw a lot. But yeah, I would be interested to see what kind of Muppet supplies, perhaps a little pen and pencle case, that would be cool to have in my backpack when I'm out and about with my laptop and artsy books galore. lol :)
    I'd be curious that they have. I heard there's a dollar bin or something? I might look and see what's there and maybe buy something next month since I'm completely broke this month updating my Toon Boom Studio software. lol

    I think my favorite sales through out the year is back to school (even though I graudated college awhile back. I can spend a good hour looking around Staples wishing to own a bunch of supplies there) and my other (and this is my favorite holiday) Halloween. Especially Spirit stores, so much beautiful grim art there, latex arms and masks, wigs and cool special effects make up. I still have a ninja star one unopened thumbtacked to my wall near one of my desks. lol

    Anyway back to Muppet apperances, have you seen Rowlf on Arsanio Hall? I think Muppet Wiki uploaded it. lol Rowlf swears for the first time. lol I was laughing like crazy and playing it to my best friend, I loved it. You don't really see The Muppets do that anymore, like do something super risky like that or Kermit's personal life stuff. But Jim used to do it all the time when on Late Night, Frank too when he was performing Miss Piggy, especially on Jay Leno. lol I love when The Muppets go on late night and try to shock the audience and say something they never normally say not only because it's irreverently funny, but it just makes you forget they are puppets more and more when they talk about their lives. The Muppeteers are amazing, they make their characters act so real you forget they're fictional. And that's the magic of The Muppets. :)
  15. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    The one with Rowlf is still up on YouTube. And yes I know Jim used to get risky with Kermit depending on what shows they were on. But lets face it The Muppets were never meant to be aimed at children. They were for adults and children. Which is something I think Jim Henson struggled with and why he tried to get Kermit away from Sesame Street a bit when they did The Muppet Show to prove that he wasn't aiming to be someone who aimed his work at kids.

    Kermit actually cleared that up in a press conference last year back in Nov when he was in Mexico I think promoting the film. And he said "We don't try to aim what we do at children that's not what their goal is we try to appeal to adults and children."
  16. mupcollector1

    mupcollector1 Well-Known Member

    True, family entertainment is a rare gem indeed. Perhaps my outlook on family entertainment could seem kind of old fashioned compared to this Politically Correct world. All I know is my own opinion and that is, classic slapstick. The Muppet Show, Three Stooges, Looney Tunes, Marx Brothers, Kenan & Kel, All That, etc Great family shows. I think last time I seen my best friend we were talking about how you don't need swearing and sexual humor all the time to be funny. It's good if it's done classy, but not over done. Because you can still do great character comedy and even a bit of satire if it's done classy and witty. Like Dinosaurs and Classic Simpsons. Great examples, sure they were more edgier but that's what get's the adults attention. One great thing I love about The Muppets is there's something for everyone, most people of all ages can relate to slapstick. Basic human tragitiy like a stomp on the foot, a pie in the face, water spilling on you, crazy confusing situations, etc. And of course my first love of comedy, silliness. You can be as surreal, wild, crazy, and as out of control as you want and who are you going to offend? No one, they are just going to be confused. And sometimes, that's a plus laughter right there. lol
    You don't see pure characters much anymore, maybe some CGI movies perhaps but I think The Muppets have been pure.

    It's sad how TV shows need to reply on toilet humor to get a cheap laugh. Especially stuff like Ice Age and all that CGI stuff. What ever happened to stock character archtypes where you can make them dysfunctional, or have some sort of problem that's comical but prove they are innocent.

    I too miss that a bit. One of these days, I'd love to write a G or PG rated movie script to kind bring back that sort of thing.

    Even Vaudeville was such great family entertainment in the day. There was no movies, to radio shows, only books, papers, and theater.

    For example I still like going to local musicals with my mother like Grease, West Side Story, Your a Good Man Charle Brown. Because even though I love to pester my mother for the fun of it of something that I find funny and she finds innopropirate from time to time, sometimes sitting down watching something that's pure and classy and family entertainment with my own mother is just as fun :)

    We need more of that kind of stuff. :)

    Like what Jim said on how TV Networks need to take some responsibility on what they are putting out there.

    Totally agree. But I don't want to put risky adult comedy down because I like that sort of thing too but when it's done with class. A great example is this thread. When Jim and Frank perform The Muppets on Late Night, sure they say things that they would never normally say. But no matter how risky, The Muppets always did it with class. Even if sex was the subject matter, they can do it without getting horribly dirty about it. Know what I mean :)

    Even my favorite comedians
    Rodney Dangerfeild
    Bob Hope
    Johnny Carson

    Great Funny stuff, it's sad that Hollywood can't get talent like that anymore. How to take something risky and still put a smile and a healthy laugh on someones face and give them a positive thought when leaving the theater or after watching a show. Now it's just shock value. It's horrible. Even Satire knows a fine line and knows that they need philosophy to back up their point.

    Anyway, sorry about my ramblings. But like I said, it's my specialty. lol
  17. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

  18. mupcollector1

    mupcollector1 Well-Known Member

    Right, it's confusing to sort it out anywho. lol But yeah, basically too many serious people and not enough people with a good sense of humor.

    Hopefully The Muppets will return to TV and hopefully change all that. If the new movie made the Muppet movie box office record, perhaps when they return to TV they would get as many audiences as they did back in the 70s. I totally hope. This world needs that good ol' Muppet comedy and music and characters more than ever.
  19. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    By the way that link I sent you is pretty good. It's one of my favorite interviews from when Kermit and Piggy were promoting the movie.
  20. mupcollector1

    mupcollector1 Well-Known Member

    Just watched it, thanks again for sharing these videos. I haven't seen these yet.
    Yeah, this one was really funny. I just love it when they are unscripted. lol
    I never would have thought all these years, Piggy's hair were just wigs. YIKES! lol Surprised Flet Scribbler didn't write that one in his latest gossip paper. lol
    Jeranomo The Frog. lol
    My favorite moments. 04:34 & 08:44 (nice edgy stuff lol)
    and Jeranomo The Frog. lol
    Plus nice Sesame refferense right there.
    Reminds me of Miss Piggy's quote to Big Bird on The Muppet Show
    "Oh you mean that cute children's TV show with puppets?" lol

    You know, I was looking around for this clip from 1990 of Kermit and Miss Piggy promoting The Muppets Go To Walt Disney World but I couldn't find it on the net. RATS!

    It was really funny. Kermit the whole time is trying to promote the special and Piggy was interupting saying "Kermit, this relationship isn't working out" and Kermit was trying to stay calm "Piggy, this is not the right time, we're here to promote..." "It's always not the right time" "Piggy not right now" It was really funny and this was around the time when Jim was going to sell Jim Henson Productions to Disney and the interviewer brought up the question and all Kermit said was "Well" then Miss Piggy is screaming "Kermit I had enough, I'm leaving you, I HAD IT WITH THIS STUPID SHOW!" She karate chops Kermit, the Interviewer and knocks over a table then you can still hear her screaming and smashing stuff. lol It was great. Then Kermit mentioned the situation on Arsanio Hall saying that things aren't working out.

    Breifly I just would like to note. Kermit and Piggy's relationship. Well it was odvious from Kermit's end that Miss Piggy was just living in the false fantasy when she would say how they are in main with baby Figs. lol But now it's kind of like they are because Kermit isn't as defensive about it as much. So it's hard to tell. lol

    I remember hearing that around the time of Muppets Take Manhattan that Jim and Frank wanted to spread the rumors of them being married and stuff just to mess around with the media and have lots of fun with it. lol

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