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Muppets Season 1 releases Aug 9, 2005

Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by GelflingWaldo, May 20, 2005.

  1. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member


    It's ironic that All Of me and You've got a Friend are bot cut, since those two were included on the video Gonzo Presents Muppet Weird Stuff, so Jim henson (or whoever was in charge of the video) must have gotten the music rights for the video release of that. I am not sure if those rights were different because they were part of a compilation video and not a video release of the series (although as pointed out You've Got A friend was included in the time-life release of the vincent price episode, but those videos and DVDs only had three episodes per disc and weren't season sets). I am not sure whether any of the other edited sketches was included on any of the compilation videos, but maybe we should petition to get them re-released so that we can have DVD copies of those skits ;)

    The only one of the edited skits that I haven't seen are Danceros, although I was looking really forward to hearing some John Lovelady voices (many of the first season episodes that i have seen don't have any characters voiced by John Lovelady), and Gone With The Wind.

    I sure hope that Boogie In The Barnyard, A Horse Named Bill, Whenever I Call You Friend, Tippy Tippy Tim, Somewhere over the rainbow, Danny Boy, Sweet Gingerbread Man, Octopuses Garden, and When The Saints Go Marching In don't get edited when the seasons with those songs get released.
  2. TotallySpiesFan

    TotallySpiesFan Well-Known Member

    We have to email Scarecroe; maybe he has videos of Vincent Price's "You've Got a Friend" and "All of Me" for download.
  3. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    What about the other edited skits?
  4. Sean Gaffney

    Sean Gaffney Member

    In terms of the edits, I'd say the Joel Grey ep is the least affected - I hadn't even known something was missing till I read the guide on MC. Williams is missing a great Muppet skit, but that's it. Aznavour is missing one of his numbers, a bigger loss.

    The shows most hurt by this are the other two. Vincent Price's ep loses the entire flow of the plot by getting rid of the closing number. And Jim Nabors gets shredded, not only losing his first song but also a large chunk with Scooter and the Danceros. This is the episode that really gets hammered.

    That said, also watched the Ruth Buzzi ep, which is great (Ruth clearly adores the Muppets), and Rita Moreno, which is one of my first Muppet memories, and was as fantastic as ever.
  5. TotallySpiesFan

    TotallySpiesFan Well-Known Member

    It's a good thing they didn't edit out Rita's opening number and replace it with the final number.
  6. TotallySpiesFan

    TotallySpiesFan Well-Known Member

    Right. Along with these:

    Jim Nabors:

    Song: Gone With The Wind

    Joel Grey:

    Muppet News
    Wayne & Wanda

    Charles Aznavour:

    Song: The Old-Fashioned Way
  7. MuppetDanny

    MuppetDanny Well-Known Member

  8. TotallySpiesFan

    TotallySpiesFan Well-Known Member

    All we want is these segments cut from the following TMS episodes for video download:

    Joel Grey: Wayne & Wanda, Muppet News
    Jim Nabors: Gone With The Wind, Danceros
    Paul Williams: All of Me
    Charles Aznavour: The Old-Fashioned Way
    Vincent Price: You've Got a Friend

    Eventually Vincent's closing number is included in Vol. 5 of Time Life Best of DVD.
  9. MrsPepper

    MrsPepper Well-Known Member

    I have an uncut version of Vincent Price's episode, but I wouldn't know how to share it with you guys.

    This kind of blows, though... but I ordered my set a month ago, so of course I'm still getting mine.
  10. Kimp the Shrimp

    Kimp the Shrimp Well-Known Member


    i have been so mad latly about al this the GOOD NEWS that we will all be getting it Tuesday morning or so

    i am picking mine up @ 12 am at my walmart i always run down the street on Tue Morning @Midnight casue i know the guy at the Video counter and he has mine sitting there when it legal

    Bad news we were promised unedit what the FUGGLECHUCKLE is it i will be waching it well playing MADDEN 2006 which comes out the same day LOL how will i get any work done:)
  11. Kimp the Shrimp

    Kimp the Shrimp Well-Known Member

    Best Buy Selling TMS Season One 29.99 and MWoO 15.99 = 45.98 - $10 off
    when bought TOGETHER 35.98
  12. AndyWan Kenobi

    AndyWan Kenobi Well-Known Member

    Is this just online, or does this apply to retail stores too?
  13. Gorgon Heap

    Gorgon Heap Well-Known Member

    I canceled my order. I have Season One uncut already from years of taping and trading (sorry if I sound like I'm rubbing it in, I'm not trying to), so it's really not necessary for me. At a later date, I might get it (after renting it or checking it out of the library), but right now I am definitely not chomping at the bit to get one.

    David "Gorgon Heap" Ebersole
  14. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    I'm definitely getting the DVD Set. But, I'm very disappointed in the edits. Still happy to get what we will be getting, though.

    I'd like to add that I would have happily paid a higher retail price for the DVD set if only to help offset the costs of the song rights that caused the cuts, if that is the case at all.
  15. Ernie101

    Ernie101 Well-Known Member

    Hmm.. the best buy deal sounds pretty good. That would be like getting MWOO for 5.99 ..wow..

    I have never seen it, is it worth getting.. because I think I might do that.. but if it isn't that great I will just grab TMS.

    I wonder what the walmart deal is.. I'll have to call tonight to see where to get it.. I guess I will just get it at BestBuy if they have it. Depends on who is getting it in tommorow in my area.
  16. AndyWan Kenobi

    AndyWan Kenobi Well-Known Member

    Well, I guess the question is whether members of the general public would still have bought it. Maybe to expand the Muppets' fan base they need to keep the price down... I don't know. I'm not trying to make excuses, because I hate the idea of edits--just trying to figure out why it had to be this way.

    I'm still buying them, of course. Even if I had all of the uncut episodes already, which I don't, I'd buy it. After all, in that case it wouldn't be uncut episodes I was after, but the video quality and the extras. Looks like it's still a pretty worthwhile set.
  17. Ernie101

    Ernie101 Well-Known Member

    Also, keep in mind that we are getting a lot of extras..plus, the additional trivia for every episode.

    Does anyone know if their is any commentary for the episodes? That would be great.. Usually I will watch all the episodes on a DVD, then go back and watch the episodes again with commentary on.
  18. MrsPepper

    MrsPepper Well-Known Member

    The commentary is the Muppet Morsels. It's just visual instead of audio.
  19. Kimp the Shrimp

    Kimp the Shrimp Well-Known Member

    walmart has TMS for 27.88 MWoO is not being sold for some reason
  20. Ernie101

    Ernie101 Well-Known Member

    Hmm, just depends on if you want MWOO or not.. Im going to walmart tonight.. for shopping.. whitch sucks because I could pick it up tommorow.

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