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Muppets to appear in Disney Channel TV special

Discussion in 'Muppet Appearances' started by jacobsnchz, Jun 29, 2008.

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  1. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    I agree you couldn't just put a Muppet series on in primetime without a lot of groundwork but i thought there was something about "Next Muppet", not so much because it was a Muppet show but more because it would have been set like a reality TV talent show (hopefully with viewer voting) and they were so hot at the time, i think maybe it would have caught on, possibly enough for the audience to follow the new Muppet through to whatever new Muppet series came of it - of course they would have had to find a way to make people care but then the Muppet appearance on Americas Got Talent seemed well recieved. As i said, just an instinct.

    I think the same can be said in a way about this new Muppet special, its like they are having these Muppets who the kids in the shows will never have heard of and just puttin them into what seems like a pretty wooden script. Sure it will be great if the kids watch the show and are exposed to Muppets, but its not gonna be great if the thing just doesnt make any sense and makes the Muppets look bad. The kids are the ones coming across wooden, they obviously haven't got experience of working with puppets and the lines just seem so false. Maybe if they would have run the planned interstitials first or run the Youtube stuff on the DC or something, but from what i've seen so far of the kid reaction they may be uploading the ads and planning to watch but its more comments like "cool miley is on, those muppets are stupid". Kids are smarter nowdays, they will see through this fakeness in 2 seconds. Maybe if there would have been the planned interstitials/shorts on DC it would have come over better but realistically there isn't much they can do, but i applaud them for trying. I think with the Youtubes being so popular they maybe ought to just keep them for occasions and focus on the classic element of Muppets and the adult retro audience like Henson did for a few years. I don't wish to see them just use Muppets in a weekly TMS to host their stars and promote the music, it wouldn't work today.
  2. Taco Wiz

    Taco Wiz Well-Known Member

    At first I thought it would just be a cameo, but it turns out that The Muppets are actually the stars of the special. I wonder if Mickey Mouse will ever get this kind of treatment.
  3. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Not So Hog Wild About The Pig

    This comparison picture is an estimation of how I think Miss Piggy could be improved. It's a quick and crude mock-up, but this is a bit closer to how I'd like the pig to look. Thoughts? :mad: :)
  4. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Well-Known Member

    I agree with you too Jamie. That would be alot better then what they have shown us.
  5. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I just think Miss Piggy deserves to match her wonderful performance. :)
  6. Mr.Penguin

    Mr.Penguin Well-Known Member

    Yeah, that second one does look better. :)

    When my friend told me about an ad he saw for this, I was worried. But this actually looks pretty good! I don't like any of the Disney Channel shows, but this is a good idea for introducing a younger generation-- and they're actually putting in the Electric Mayhem and the Snowths! :D Awesome.
  7. Muppet Loverr

    Muppet Loverr Well-Known Member

    A few more hours!
  8. armslength

    armslength Active Member

    I'm really very optimistic about this. I think i'll enjoy the special itself despite the "singing" of the Disney kidz and that it's going to be all kinds of Muppety goodness.

    The new Muppets.com is really just a channel in the Disney XD network which is otherwise mostly geered towards Disney Channel type stuff so i think SD:AL will be similar - an outreach, a cross-promotion but also not disappointing the old fans while bringing in the new..

    I can see a lot of kids/tweens/teens seeing this special and then looking around the Disney XD Muppet site and really getting into them...will also be interesting to see if the next couple of weeks brings in a spike of Muppet dvd sales (box sets/movies)
  9. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Prime time is a joke now anyway. I mean, yes... we finally got some great stuff like Heroes, Pushing Daisies, the office and My Name is Earl. But we also got 3 CSI's, 3 ripoffs of CSI on the same network CSI airs on. And what the shell is this "Wipeout?" That is the dumbest thing I've ever seen. Makes all the celebrity dancing competitions look intellegent.

    ANM may not have worked... but they could have at least tried it as a summer replacement, or on ABC's Friday night, "no one's gonna watch anyway" line up. People complain about how much crappy reality shows are on TV, but they still watch them. Hmmmm....

    The one thing I will agree is that there's just no where to put them in a prime time line up for a network show. Why did the Muppet Show get where it was? Syndication. When syndication meant something. When they had programming that wasn't just sleazy unemployed couch potato fodder consisting of random fake or corrupted Judges (Maria Lopez was a corrupted judge from Boston), Maury Povich inexplicably making a career out of infidelity, and the occassional current sitcom rerunning from 6-8.

    And Networks would rather come up with sleazy reality shows. And it doesn't matter if no one's watching... they cost pennies to produce. You don't even have to pay anyone. Throw a million dollars at one person as a prize. That's even cheaper than producing one episode of 2 and a Half Men.

    TV specials are all they have. At least at the moment. They were hit pretty hard when whoever makes decisions decided on the horrible, unfinnished, rushed OZ script over the dozens of better ones that got passed down.
  10. a_Mickey_Muppet

    a_Mickey_Muppet Well-Known Member

    WOW! just....wow! :concern: I CAN'T believe some MC members on here (not naming names...) just reply soooo harshly to the innocent posts here!...just WOW! the basting of Disney Channel stars and all...and who knows if Hannah Montana/Mileys opinion on the Muppets! do u REALLY know? did u talk to her on the phone and ask her or just walked in her house and stalk her belongings like here VHS and dvds to see if she owned a Muppet movie or toys or t shirt? And retro sayings like "bling"? OMG who cares, are you joking?...they say "groovy" from the 70's (the 70s are dead) I dont like that world but you dont see me going off on the MC boards! And some of the actors that where on The Muppet Show as guests wasnt my cup off tea but Im NOT posting saying "oh he/shes bad at acting!" and blah blah blah! like you guys bashing the DC stars! You guys say YOU WANT NEW Muppet stuff, and when disney throws something at us...YOU guys bash it! Like a couple of spoiled rotten kids who dont get something they dont like or want! Yes Jim or who ever prob wouldnt do it that way but guess what people.... as much as I miss jim as you do!....news flash! Sadly Jim is no longer with us! And the Disney Channel star bashing....just STOP! STOP! how old are you! there only kids/pre teens ya'll. I've been an MC member since the delpha form days (2001 is when I joined) and I swear, half these MC members get worse EVERYDAY with basing! :sympathy: And Steve & Eric are doing a kick A$ job in my eyes! If you dont like them muppeteering kermit & piggy...take yourself somewheres else I say! Or if you think you can do a better kermit or piggy voice or someone who can....by all means, call disney and let em know, just to hush you up!

    sorry for the rant but I JUST want it all to stop! It just saddens me to see so called "hardcore" Muppet fans act this way! :(
  11. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Wow, I just caught that Clip from the show...Hilarious...and did Pepe say he'd accept a plate of Muffins as payment for the band or did I misshear? If so...Bill better watch out, for where there are Muffins there are Emmy's and Jackie's :p

    Dr Teeth sounded amazing, as did FLoyd. Fantastic.
  12. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Only 7 hours! ......If you're in the Eastern time zone
  13. Barry Lee

    Barry Lee Well-Known Member

    Yes we're getting stuff but the question we're all asking is:

    and that may be why so many people are bashing this project simply on the fact of the way the show looks.

    ill be the judge when i see the product. (sighs)
  14. TheJimHensonHour

    TheJimHensonHour Well-Known Member

    lol Micky Muppet is mad because we don't care for Disney chanel disposable teens.
    Who cares if people don't like them, the people who go on and on about how we don't are just as bad as those of us who keep going on about how much we dislike them.
    You do realize that if you'd just ignored those comments you wouldn't be adding more logs to the fire.
    Bling Bling is not retro, bling bling is a term that is only used by wanna be white people who think it's a term still being used by rappers when it hasn't been in the current slang for over 3 or so years now.
    Animal or not if anyone like say Batman said that it would make me roll my eyes.
    The joke isn't even funny it would have made more sense her saying it to Dr. Teeth as he has a gold tooth and rings.
    Have you ever thought that maybe we like more mature stars with the Muppets?
    Have you ever thought perhaps older fans are afraid this is going to make the Muppets be marketed towards kids again and then the muppets will be waterd down?
    Because we're posting our opinions Mickey doesn't mean we're bashing them if I was bashing Miley I'd go off about her huge teeth or how Tidesdale looks like a young paris hitlon or how the jonas brothers need to get some acne cream, etc.
    I mean seriously you act as if people went to their houses kicked them in the groin and then spit in their faces.
    When they simply said they think the Muppets should be performing with a higher caliber of actors and singers.
    We do say we want new Muppet programs yes indeed we do, GOOD Muppet Programs and we do thank Disney every time they do right, just as we tell them what we don't like.
    People should not sit by like sheep and worship Disney for everything they do, what kind of fans would we be if we said we liked everything they did, you'd do yourself some good and wouldn't have long spazy flip outs like this one if you just said every now and then what you like and didn't there is nothing wrong with good and bad it's healthy to let your fealings out.
    Me personally I love the Muppets but I don't want to see them pimped out to every new trendy teen that comes along Disney simply because people think it's a good idea.
    If this thing flops I can bet you many members will go back to blaming Disney for the Muppets going back into the vault again.
    But me nah I could care less, the only things I have high hopes for is Jason's movie and the youtube videos.
    This special is over a year old so I'm not getting my hopes up that it's going to be great like the recent skits we've gotten on the web, I remember what the Muppets where like a year ago they where trying to find their grove still.
    Hardcore Muppet fans you said it yourself, not hardcore Disney teen fans, I mean yes I know it could be worse it could be the Muppets and Paris Hilton or Muppets & I love New York. *shivers*
    I know this special isn't made for adult fans like me and many others on here but we're just having a bit of fun the best way we know how, people take things way to seriously especially when the jokes aren't about them. so yes I am joking so many of you people on this site take things way to seriously for Muppet fans, I'd think Muppet fans would have more of a sense of humor.
    It's nice to see a few do though, and you know who you are.
    And we wonder why everything is so boring and politically correct now, because everyone's so sensative about everything.
    I mean are you Angry at Statler & Waldorf because they still to this day pick on Fozzie?
    It's the same exact thing, it's called heckling, getting old and having some fun and laughing at things we don't get or like.
    Barry it's nice to see some people get it and aren't afraid to say what they really think good or bad.

    I'll be watching also and yes I'm excited to see the Muppets I've told everyone I know about the special and that's allot of people.
    But they agree what in the world are the Muppets doing with these kids, I'm sure some will watch just to see like when people can't help but look at a car wreck as they pass by it.

    Me I'll be posting what I really think after, heck some of you may get your wish and I may LOVE it, and you know what so what if I don't, it will still be my opinion.
    Many of you hate Muppets Wizard of Oz and while I don't like all of it there are quite a few point I enjoy of that movie as well as Kermit Swamp Years.

    I always give the good with the bad and if you can't handle my saying what I think could have been better and only focusing on that and ignoring the points of the programs I thought where good then perhaps you should just ignore my posts and save us all allot of time and agrivation.
    Because I'm going to continue posting what I think, no matter what anyone else thinks and I'm not going to get all whiney and bent out of shape over the opinion of some one I don't know.
  15. a_Mickey_Muppet

    a_Mickey_Muppet Well-Known Member

    Ohhhh yep thats it JHH, darn! you got me all figured out dont you? :rolleyes:
  16. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Exactlly. Don't judge a booke by it's cover.
  17. TheJimHensonHour

    TheJimHensonHour Well-Known Member

    Quoting one line out of the lengthy response I gave to you doesn't say much about you, so I guess I do.
    You're the type that likes everything to be good and any time someone comes with a complaint or criticism you can't stand it because it's something you like.
    Well guess what Mickey I'd love everything to be great also but the fact is it's not all sunshine and roses, and I'm not going to pretend for one second it is.
    When Disney does good I'm going to say so and I do, when they do bad I'm going to do just the same.
    Why should I hide my opinions of their productions simply because you don't agree, I wouldn't be true to myself if I did.:)
    Oh trust me being a Ninja Turtles comic fan I've learned that one the hard way hahahaha and Dr. Tooth knows what I'm talking about.:p
  18. Reevz1977

    Reevz1977 Well-Known Member

    I won't be watching it cause I live in the UK and all we get are cr***y summers, questionable politicians and over-priced petrol. All you folks over the pond ought to thank your lucky stars you're getting anything - it appears, with Muppets.com and now this, Disney doesn't want to share the Muppets with us limeys. I'm just gonna have to make do and perform what I assume will happen in the special using some old socks as Muppet substitutes :(
  19. TheJimHensonHour

    TheJimHensonHour Well-Known Member

    You fine folks over in the Uk have got a large number more of Muppet specials and appearances than we have in recent years so I woudln't be to down in the dumps over this.:D
  20. a_Mickey_Muppet

    a_Mickey_Muppet Well-Known Member

    JHH, you still didnt answer me tho! about Hannah Montana/Mileys opinion on the Muppets! do u REALLY know? Im not a HM fan.... but really tell me I wanna know?

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