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Muppets Tonight question

Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by goshposh, Apr 15, 2006.

  1. goshposh

    goshposh Member

    where was muppets tonight filmed? I ask because was it far from the roseanne set? they wouldnt have traveled for that quick shot would they?
  2. Tim

    Tim Member

    I was told that "Muppets Tonight" was shot at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood across the street from Paramount Pictures, since that was where the West Coast Henson offices were set up before they bought Chaplin Studios. I believe "Rosanne" was done at CBS Studio Center in Studio City where Muppet Movie was shot. But sitcoms move around a lot to save money, and "Rosanne" could have been done anywhere around Hollywood-General Service Studios, ABC Televison, Paramount, etc.. All of which are not that far from "Raleigh".
  3. Kimp the Shrimp

    Kimp the Shrimp Active Member

    thanks Tim for the answer
  4. cahuenga

    cahuenga Active Member

    Where are the Muppet Studios clips taped currently? i mean, the internet ones, and Studio DC,,,
  5. mupcollector1

    mupcollector1 Well-Known Member

    I thought Muppets Tonight was filmed in Canada.
  6. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    I'm pretty sure it was.
  7. cahuenga

    cahuenga Active Member

    No, in fact in the end credits of Muppets Tonight is the name of studios raleigh. My question is where are filmed the clips made for muppets.com.
  8. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    I remember now, it was JHH that was filmed in Canada, not MT.

    Sorry, can't help you with the muppets.com stuff.
  9. FrackleFan2012

    FrackleFan2012 Well-Known Member

    I think the Muppets.com stuff were filmed in California, just like most of the scenes of The Muppets movie.
    Mo Frackle likes this.
  10. cahuenga

    cahuenga Active Member

    Thanks!!!!
  11. FrackleFan2012

    FrackleFan2012 Well-Known Member

    Your welcome. :)
  12. mupcollector1

    mupcollector1 Well-Known Member

    I thought The Jim Henson Hour was filmed in the UK since they had the Storyteller lion and it probably would have been a lot of work to ship that big puppet from the UK Creature Shop to Canada. But maybe they figured out a way.

    So Muppets Tonight was filmed in California? I wonder how many puppets they needed to ship out. How do they do stuff like that, meaning building the puppets in New York and shipping them out to a studio that is states away. Usually they had workshops near the studio like NY for Sesame Street and UK for The Muppet Show. Which reminds me, Puppet Heap is in New Jersey so is that mean they ship The current Muppets to California?
  13. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    They probably either had more than one puppet, or the intros were done in the UK.
  14. mupcollector1

    mupcollector1 Well-Known Member

    I remember seeing a picture of the Aveune Q puppets and how there's 3 of the same character. Usually I always thought they just build the one character per year and then rebuild the character and dump the old one or something like that.

    I wonder how they do things in terms of how many puppets they need per show. The writers right the script and contact the workshop to build the characters, whatnots, stock puppets and they somehow ship the puppets either by truck or if in another state, air mail or something like that? From my knowledge I remember hearing how The Muppet Show was done in a week per episode but I wonder if that's the whole show from pre-production (writing, lists, production notes), production, and post-production (editing, music dubs, opening, closing, sound effects, final master tapes etc) or if the week was just production. And the season was done in bulk right so it's not like they rushed to get a new show on the air kind of like how South Park gets a whole show done in 6 days or Spitting Image in a simular fashion relating to puppetry? It usually takes a puppet builder about a month or two to build a quality puppet right? All this is so fascinating to me lol Especially Muppets Tonight because I grew up watching that show when it was on ABC and I specially ordered Disney Channel mainly because of it and to see the unaired Season 2 episodes which from what I remember sat on the ABC's shelf for a long while until Disney picked it up.
  15. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    The Jim Henson Company still has offices in New York, they buiold some newer puppets there, but they also help repair the Sesame Street Muppets as well.
    The JHC studios in Caifronia Do not have a lot of building going on there. I think that is where they do a lot of there CG work like for Sid the Science Kid and Dinasaur Train.
    Now they make have a creatuer shop in LA, but I'm not real sure. I do know that they had at one time one in London and Alstrala I think, but sadly had to close them down.


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