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Discussion in 'Henson Alternative' started by tomahawk, Aug 10, 2006.
It's an interesting article and I would like to check out the show. What do you guys think about them calling it "Jim Henson's puppet improv"? Do you think there will be a controversy about that since it is much more adult? I know Jim Henson snuck in some adult humor into his shows, but this seems to be much more so.
I personally have no problem with them using Jim's name. After all it is coming out of the company he pretty much founded.
I don't Mind them using Jim's name it's a good show and it reminds me allot of him and what he was about...so even though they swear i don't mind Jim even did every once in awhile joking around.
I always find it so funny that muppet fans get up in arms about dirty jokes when Jim wasn't afraid to throw a dirty joke in his shows or movies.
They also use allot of very nice puppets in the shows some from city kids, some whatnots I haven't seen in years, as well as some jim henson hour looking stuff, also I think the one little guy is from animals jam but I could be wrong...never watched that show it annoyed me lol, Oh and they used the muppet mink that has been on a number of jims shows.
Great article, glad Henson Co. is getting some spotlight time. Would love to actually see the show in person sometime, improv is the best.
Oh, and I don't think Piggy would blush at all.
It all really depends on what level of adult humor a show uses. Adult humor can be witty and sophisticated, or it can be tasteless.
If you can't be good, be dirty, I guess.
I'm sure this will REALLY help them with Disney!
Well thought out Tim.
Why would they want help from Disney on this? This is a totally seperate deal. It has nothing to do with the Muppets. And have you even seen the show? Or are you just trying to take some imaginary high road?
I know! I'm gettin sick of it too.... People Disney has NOTHIN to do with the JHC, just the Muppets! remeber they BOUGHT the Muppets from JHC 2 years ago now! mannn.... you think 99% of other Muppet fans would know this by now!
It Is Playing In Scotland - Glassboro(sp?) Film Festival
I know exactly what you mean. Very well said.
There's another thread here on this topic and some people are going or have already gone to see the improv show. Just FYI.
Another article on it:
And FYI folks, for anyone that saw footage from Comic Con of this puppet troupe:
Those DEFINATELY look like Muppets, and they might even be extras from Muppet productions.
This show is selling particularly well at Edinburgh at the moment...whilst some fans are against it the public in general are loving it. I saw three performances this week, which were all very well attended. Please remember that they are doing a seperate Kids improv show which is completley clean, and that whilst the Adult show has an adult only audience a lot of the material is clean, sketches I saw included people being layed off from insurance companies and cavemen talking about wigs. It's not all smut, and it's certainly worth going if only to see Julianne Buescher perform.
yes like I've seen before some of them are shhh
it's not sad it's amazing this is a one of a kind concept and I have to say I'm quite happy the henson company are doing new wonderfully creative things.
The show it's self is not dirty...it's very funny I couldn't stop laughing most of the time.
And if the show ends up being dirty it's because of the audience not Brian and his crew.
And seriously what does Disney have to do with any of this...seriously some times I wonder arg.
Well isn't one of the puppets the possum on Statler and Waldorf at the movies and the koala from Animal Jam? Look at Mopatop in the UK or that Australian Jim Henson animal show; they all used and interchanged Muppets from all different eras and productions.
I myself never saw a seperation between Sesame Street, Bear In the Big Blue House, Fraggle Rock, Muppet Show, etc other than legal technicalities.
So to me aside from creature shop/fantasy, anything coming from Jim Henson is still Muppet universe to me.
Now that's what I call true democracy
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