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Muppets Take Over Capital Radio

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by Luke, Jun 20, 2002.

  1. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    Tune in to Capital Radio Takeover (95.8fm) to hear the mayhem when The Muppets (Kermit, Piggy, Animal, Bunsen & Beaker, The Swedish Chef, Pepe and Gonzo) take over the airwaves for one hour on Sunday 23rd June between 7pm and 8pm

    Capital Takeover reaches each 8 million listeners including syndication to UK's seven biggest cities. This award winning radio show has recently been presented by the likes of Tom Hanks, Britney Spears, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Madonna....

    Christian Day
    PR Assistant
    The Jim Henson Company
    Tel. 020 74284000
    Fax. 020 74284001
    visit us at www.henson.com

    Guys you can listen to the show wherever you are in the world via the net streaming at www.capitalfm.com. The time will be 2pm Eastern i think for the USA.
  2. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    Thanks for the post Luke. It's great that everyone will be able to hear it on-line and talk about the appearance afterward.

    I believe this will be airing at 3 pm Eastern/2 pm Central on Sunday for those in the US.
  3. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    Yeah, i've got a feeling this is a pre-record though. I used to work there many years ago and this kinda stuff was always done on tape a few weeks prior.

    I'm not sure if it's just UK'ers that got it but this i think was from that email mailing list that the Henson Company started a while back. It's nice they are doing this kinda thing but live taking questions would be better. I don't think they've ever topped that Gonzo live netstreaming appearance for 'Play TV' - they need to do more of that and interact with people.
  4. BlueFrackle

    BlueFrackle Well-Known Member


    This is gonna be great, People with Digital TV can also tape it from the Digital Radio Stations! I think im gonna tape Audio and on the Video, The TV gets better quality radio.

    I called Capital and Henson and they both said that it was pre recorded, But with the Links and Music being broadcast live.
    I dont know what that last bit means.

    If it was Live i was gonna go down to Leicester Square to watch it !
  5. BlueFrackle

    BlueFrackle Well-Known Member


    I jusy recorded the advertisement they made for the Radio Station ! They said that you can 'Meet the rest of the Muppet Gang tonight' ! They must be doing another Advertisement.

    And it IS Eric's Piggy.

    See ya
  6. MuppetDanny

    MuppetDanny Well-Known Member

    Hi Guys,

    That's great News. But 1 question to ask you -:

    1) Is this like "I love Muppets" but radio ?

  7. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    Hey BlueFrackle

    It just means that they have already recorded all the intro bits and then the producer just stops the tape and plays in the music track, then starts the next bit of dialogue after it. Theres not much point going down there. I think they meant the links were being played 'as live'.

    It sounds like a great show and Muppetdanny, it's not like 'I Love The Muppets' - it's more the Muppets answering viewers emails and playing some of their favourite chart music tracks.
  8. MuppetDanny

    MuppetDanny Well-Known Member


    Thank U for the info. Also what Frequincie is it? it's LW, MW?:confused:

  9. BlueFrackle

    BlueFrackle Well-Known Member


    95.8 FM

    They are gonna put on a Sneak Peak in the next ten minutes!!!
  10. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    This is all getting very exciting. I guess they recorded this in the states but if the character list is correct then they got quite a few of the puppeteers together for this.
  11. BlueFrackle

    BlueFrackle Well-Known Member


    There was a Sneak Peak on earlier, Rizzo was speaking and they mentioned Fozzie ! So i think that there is more there than we think !

    I cant wait !

    See ya
  12. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    Ok so i am looking forward to this radio appearance - the station has been plugging it a lot and showing previews - it sounds like a lot of fun.

    It's gonna be exciting to hear brand new voices for both Fozzie and Animal - who do people think are performing these ?

    It's also probably the most impressive cast list for anything Muppety since the fest, and even more impressive seeing as the Muppets don't seem to actually be promoting anything other than the fact it's the anniversary.

    Have they ever done much radio together before ? I don't seem to remember them going in for this kinda thing previously.
  13. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    The Muppets on www.capitalfm.com will be beginning in the next hour. Listen on-line and let us know what you think about the appearance.
  14. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    Just a correction, the Henson email was wrong - it's actually gonna be 8pm (3pm Eastern) so unfortunately theres another hour to wait !
  15. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    So anyone listening ? Someone needs to remind Eric Jacobson that Fozzie is supposed to be male, sounds very Piggy to me.
  16. MuppetDanny

    MuppetDanny Well-Known Member


    I had to listen on-line as I can find it on my radio:mad:

    Anyway for what I heard it was good, the puppeteer who did Piggy did very well done! But who did Animal? It was terrible, it didn't sound like to Frank's voice.

    What did u think Luke?


  17. AruggeRadio

    AruggeRadio Well-Known Member


    Thanks for letting us know about this. I tuned in and it was truly allot of fun. I agree that Eric's Fozzie needs some work but is still very good (it sounds allot like his Bert which I don't think is that bad because Bert and Fozzie essentially had the same voice under Frank Oz, it amazes me he has been able to do so much with the voices). I also loved the interaction between the rest of the Muppets. As Phil alluded to in a previous post it was great seeing interaction between Kermit and Piggy that has been truly missed. Thank goodness for digital recording, I was able to record the whole hour which I’m glad I will get to listen to it over and over. BTW I work in American Radio its fun to hear Euro Radio for a change. I can't believe the Strokes are Top 40 in the UK.

  18. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    yeah i actually thought he did Animal better than Fozzie - i guess it's all down to personal taste.

    I thought it was very funny overall - a good mixture of Muppets, thats what we need to see more off - Muppets interacting with each other and especially other people but i would have preferred them to do Radio without a script - like interacting with people, taking phone calls, adlibbing. I really think they need to do more of that. The script was funny though, and some great lines in there - Pepe, Gonzo and Rizzo were especially good and Erics Piggy is now really very good.

    Wierd they were plugging the Muppet DVD's when we have like one out in this country but they thought to include a lot of UK specific references to our presenters and music.

    Too much music - that's Capital Radio for ya, but nice they included some Muppet related songs. It must have been funny to hear our adverts and music artists.

    Just to fill people in, Chris Tarrant who Piggy mentioned is the presenter of our 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire' and breakfast show DJ on that station. Cat Deeley who was also mentioned is another presenter on the radio station but also quite a pin up over here.
  19. radionate

    radionate Well-Known Member


    It's not a fomart that can easily be emailed is it. The reason I ask is that I was unable to listen today, as I was actually on air. I too would love to hear the show.
  20. Foreignman

    Foreignman Well-Known Member

    I missed the show too, hate it when my actual life gets in the way of Muppety fun. If anyone recorded it and could somehow e-mail it to Nate and I, we would much apreciate it... Well at least I would much apreciate it, I can't speak for Nate, but I'm sure he would much apreciate it too... yeah.

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