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New Muppet lingerie and sleepwear for adults and teens

Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by Phillip, Jun 27, 2002.

  1. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Uh.. How come all these male characters are on Muppet underwear? Is it just me or is that sick. They've been force to go where the Pink Panther and Tweety Bird were scandellously placed. I just hope they have Muppet Boxers, personally. I've picked up a pair of Fat Albert shorts for five bucks. NOT LIKE THAT!!! And I always wear underwear inside of my boxers, I'm that insecure!
  2. Yeah, I can totally see that, lol!
  3. It's just you. After all, if Hanes stamps images of Janice and Mokey on men's briefs, you won't hear any complaints from me... :D
  4. matleo Active Member

    Oh my!!
    that is one place I thought I would never see Kermit!

    WANING: This rest of this post implies a graphic nature and includes my latest rant!!

    Ya know I could go with like the flannel pajamas and some of this stuff, but really I have to draw the line somewhere!! Who came up with this line and thought it was a good idea!?!? A lot of us have joked about it and made cracks (no pun intended) but seriously I now feel I have to say it. Some of this is the worst merchandisiing tie-in the Mupp...no, not just the Muppets... ANYONE has ever had!! Seriously, I'm a married man. I like Muppets. My wife likes Muppets. And like most married couples we like.... doing things that married people do, but I don't neccessarily want to to have the two in the same place at the same time. Now I'll admit I have a couple fun pairs of boxers with Bugs Bunny or Mickey Mouse or whatever on them, BUT they are a pattern and thus Bugs is not "strategically placed" that I would EVER associate him with my something I can't say on a family forum. And like I said I don't mind, seeing characters on the chest pocket of a pair of flannel bovers or my wife has a pair of shorts that she has worn to bed with Tweety bird on the thigh, but come on!!!! (breath) Ok! I think I'm done. That's out of my system. I hope this post didn't offend anyone.

    --Matt
  5. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I could see it if it were the Underoos we had as childeren, but Lingerie !?!?! I can't agree with Matleo more. WEIRD~!!!

    I mean, they do have childrens underthings with Pokemon and that junk on them. I used to have ALF and Super Mario pants, but I'm an adult now. I want T-Shirts and Boxers. Not that kind of weird stuff!
  6. Luke Active Member

    I think you guys are going waaaaaaaaaaayyyyy overboard. It's easy money in the bank kids, the Henson Company needs it right now - what would you rather have - Kermit sitting on your family jewels or Steve Whitmire unemployed ?

    My girlfriend has a Betty Boop thong and Betty is positioned loud and proud right in the centre - good job it isn't Gaffer the Cat eh ? ;-)
  7. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I guess Luke has a point. At least it's not Muppet Toilet paper. I have Mad Magazine toilet paper, though, still in the box.

    But don't you think that some dolls and figures would be more appropriate?
  8. towels New Member

    I hear they're doing that too!
    :D
  9. Nope, can't say I'm offended---more like intrigued! :D I'd love for you to write a whole article on this...
  10. matleo Active Member

    Is there a third choice?

    I mean I understand your point, Luke, but I think you have to draw the line somewhere. And like I said, SOME of it I can go with and it's all cool, but string bikinis? And thong underwear?? Muppet lingerie??? No. I agree with what Quinn said (I think it was Quinn) if my wife came to bed in that, I'd probably pick up a book. (of course, Quinn also has that weird obsession with his Bunsen Honeydew figure too. So that kind of makes me doubt my point). Anyway, I just think there is a line to be drawn.

    In fact, you know what, I take back what I said in my post. I hope I DID offend someone with my mentioning my "something I can't say on a family forum". I may mention "Matleo Jr." again in this thread just for giggles. Come on, somebody get upset!! it would only prove my point. I mean, I know henson doesn't want people to view the Muppets as kid fodder, but they aren't "Meet the Feebles" either. I think in some way the line is disrespectful to the spirit in which the characters were created.

    --Matt

    PS- Byron, you're a really sick man.
  11. Luke Active Member

    I see your point Matt and i feel your pain. The thing is character licensing on underwear and string bikinis is pretty tame and everyone is doing it nowdays. I think there have been some misconceptions - they are not making thongs, g-strings or any really adult style lingerie. I agree that it isnt the most appropriate thing for the Muppets to be doing but also it is a lot more harmless nowdays and our characters will just be following in the steps of other 'pop culture' icons. Besides i'm sure there must have been Muppet briefs out sometime over the past 25 years surely - can any collectables experts (Phil, Michael etc etc) honestly tell me they don't have a pair of Kermit Y-fronts in their underwear draws ?

    I mean what about the Sesame Street Diapers, now i'm not poo pooing them but thats another idea i would have liked to see soiled before it moved into production.
  12. matleo Active Member

    You may be right about the misconceptions but I will refer back to my original point which was "that's a place I never thought I would see Kermit!!!" I was also a little taken aback when I saw those. When I first read about the idea I guess I was expecting it to be a pattern (which as I said probably wouldn't bother me as much) so I was little surprised to see Kermit Piggy, Fozzie...there!!! Not something I thought I'd ever see.

    --Matt
  13. uncleduke New Member

    As a parent, I would agree. I feel chidren are being sexualized at an earlier age than is at all acceptable. Look at the Business with the Thongs "Abercrombie and Fich" was marketing earlier.

    >>>My girlfriend has a Betty Boop thong and Betty is positioned loud and proud right in the centre <<<<

    Betty Boop was always a highly agresive sexual character, for adults in a time when adults went to movies, and these cartoons were shown between the Newsreel and the feature!

    The muppets appeal to a more innocent nature, at least I would like to think so. Putting characters that appeal to children on this type of clothing is inappropriate. Like I said earlier, seeing my wife (whom I love dearly, and looks sexy in anything) wearing a muppet nightgown would do nothing, except make me go look for a book to read.

    What's next, a Miss Piggy Diaphram? The Dr. Honeydew Home Pregnancy Test?
  14. Aerosmith New Member

    LOL! Thats the funniest thing Ive read all day!!
  15. ZootandDingo Member

    Poor Beaker.
  16. matleo Active Member

    Ah OK, It was you who said that. For some reason I thought it was Quinn. That's OK then, i've been a little hesitant to agree on thing with Quinn ever sine the whole Bunsen figure thread. ;) JK, Quinn!

    --Matt
  17. Link Hogthrob New Member

    What's next, a Miss Piggy Diaphram? The Dr. Honeydew Home Pregnancy Test?

    Oooookay! This has gone WAY too far! I've been reading this thread for the last couple of days and the subject has gotten way out of hand!

    First of all, as Luke said, there is no lingerie...so we can wipe that out! I think by lingerie they simply mean "assortment of styles of underwear" not lingerie as we adults imagine it.

    Second, where else on a pair of underwear could Kermit be? There's really only two choices and on the particular style we have been shown so far, only one choice. And frankly, I don't know which position would be more preferable.

    Third, if Kermit or the others were in suggestive poses or saying suggestive things in addition to being on the undies, THEN I could understand your position!!

    Fourth, this is UNDERWEAR!! Not blow up dolls, massage oils, or anything else in that category! We all have parts that are covered up by underwear, we all wear underwear, we like the Muppets....

    Personally, I think after years of seeing Looney Toons and Disney characters on women's undies it's time the Muppets made there mark!

    And finally, I wouldn't care if my fiancee came to bed in Muppet, Disney, Looney Toon, Bullwinkle, Peanuts, or Smurf thongs...point is she's coming to bed in a thong! VA VA VOOM! :)
    I'd forget about the book...but that's just me!

    Bottom line...it's underwear...tell you what, when they use Gonzo's nose to design other "adult items" THEN I'll see your point and join the "hey, this isn't right!" club! But until then I think that seeing the Muppets on underwear is the same as seeing the Muppets on t-shirts and button downs....they're clothes!

    I respect your opinion, but would hope you could try to see mine and say, "it could be better, but it could be worse!"

    Just my opinion,
    Jim
  18. tomahawk Member

    thank you link

    i agree with you all the way. nothing wrong with the muppet underwear.
  19. uncleduke New Member

    Re: thank you link

    Sounds like it will be abundant. Many of the people who seem to post here aren't gonna buy it.
  20. uncleduke New Member

    Yes, but the press release says...

    " In celebration of the 25th Anniversary of The Muppet Show....The lingerie line for Fall includes boy-cut briefs, string bikinis and underwear sets...
    A second wave of merchandise featuring both women and men?s intimate apparel will come in upcoming months."


    Appreciated, I just get annoyed because this is being targeted for kids and teens. You comment about the T-Shirts, well I wear a T-hirt to advertise my love of something and for others to see it.

    You make good points, I think Muppet Boxers are one thing. Lingerie, G-Strings and Intimate apparel are another.

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