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New Muppet Pilot in Development by Randall Einhorn (The Office, Modern Family) for ABC

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by Phillip, Apr 2, 2015.

  1. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I feel like it would be bad if the title of a Muppet series was a parody of a real series.
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  2. WalterLinz

    WalterLinz Well-Known Member

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  3. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    At the risk of being the "my favorite second/third string character better be there" guy, considering that Link Hogthrob made his comeback in a strangely large fashion between both movies and the QVC promotion, I'd really like to see him used in this series. I'd love to see the whole PIS cast, actually (well, one's always a given), but Link's been pretty inactive until TM. it's great to see the character is back, especially when his longest movie presence before was banging the gong to announce Benjaminia Gunn in MTI.
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  4. terrimonster

    terrimonster Well-Known Member

    Yeah, Strangepork is in EVERYTHING these days. I mean enough already!

    You meant Strangepork, right?
  5. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Can't tell if you're joking or not.

    Remember, one of the three cast members of PIS is one of the main characters of the entire franchise, and it sure as heck isn't Strangepork or Link.
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  6. terrimonster

    terrimonster Well-Known Member

    I suppose I should have used some sort of smiley? Yes, I was joking. The first mate is far more prominent.

    Same thing happens in real life. My sarcasm is too deadpan and people think I'm stupid.
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  7. charlietheowl

    charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    I definitely think Link could be a good fit in this new series, since he's already a caricature of the Hollywood heartthrob, the empty-headed, vapid star. He's one of the most-suited characters to the satire I'm guessing the show is going for.
  8. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    I really do not care what the title is as long as it is not Kermit and Friends, or Kermy and Piggy Time, or Play Time with the Muppets, as long as it is it not something that would turn an adult audience away, I just want to see the muppets on television weekly, so far the news seems fine.
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  9. MelissaY1

    MelissaY1 Well-Known Member

    Yeah I don't know why the concept, title font, etc. has been such a source of major discussion. Let's just be happy The Muppets are back, and hopefully, interest in this show will get Disney to FINALLY release the last two seasons of The Muppet Show on DVD. I mean in the time the last season came out, they've released two movies, have done multiple TV appearances, online videos, etc. C'mon guys...
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  10. WalterLinz

    WalterLinz Well-Known Member

  11. charlietheowl

    charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    A standing ovation at the screening! Awesome! The news about this pilot keeps getting better and better.

    (BTW, I'm hoping Rob Lowe's show gets picked up, he was so good doing comedy in Parks and Recreation.)
  12. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    As for these other pilots. . . .

    -Whitney Cummings is getting another show? Why? Nobody liked her first show to begin with.
    -Rob Lowe can't keep a series. Why do we keep giving him work? I think it's past time we admitted there's no hope for him, and just move on.
    -A RUSH HOUR series? Erm . . . hasn't the spark the original movies had kind of fizzled away long ago? But then again, I think they're working on a new movie right now, are they not?
    -A sitcom about the NBA? That might be interesting . . . I doubt it would be like another Harlem Globetrotters . . . in fact, I almost get the feeling it may be like that Will Ferrell movie SEMI-PRO.
    -A black UNCLE BUCK? Well, why not? We've got a black HONEYMOONERS, a black JANE THE VIRGIN, Frank Oz did a black version of DEATH AT A FUNERAL, and last year we had a black ANNIE that everyone intentionally ignored that it was a race lifted production . . . sure, why not?
    -A sitcom about Satan working for the police force? Yeah, the uber-conversative Far Right groups are gonna shoot this one down before the pilot even makes it to air.
    -I really don't want to see a show about a naked lady covered in tattoos, I already see too many clothed women with tattoos in real life.

    Is it just me, or does it seem like a majority of these pilots are superhero and cop themed?
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  13. LaRanaRene

    LaRanaRene Well-Known Member

    Let's hope the Muppets is the best of all
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  14. jvcarroll

    jvcarroll Well-Known Member

    I am so happy to hear the reaction to the Muppets show. It sounds like they've found the right balance. Let's hope.

    Superheroes and cops are easier to sell to audiences, I guess. It really is unimaginative, but the Flash is a solid show so at least that came out of the superhero glut of last season. And Netflix's Daredevil is amazing. Gotham seems to be hit-or-miss from week to week.

    Whitney Cumming's show was terrible, but she's also the co-creator of Two Broke Girls. I don't watch it, but it's popular and that's probably why they're giving her another shot.

    Frank Oz didn't do the black version of Death at a Funeral. He shot the original and then Hollywood decided to remake it with an African American cast. I don't think he had much to do with that. I couldn't make it through the first ten minutes of that remake when it was on cable. Eugh.

    I agree that Rob Lowe just doesn't have the charisma he once did. Or at least it doesn't really last much longer than the length of a commercial. Leaving the West Wing all those years ago (because they gave screentime to other actors) was probably his worst career decision ever.

    Limitless sounds interesting. I'm particularly pleased to hear they've revived Tales from the Darkside. That was such a fun series.
  15. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    I can't wait to see more Muppets!
  16. BlakeConor14

    BlakeConor14 Well-Known Member

    Me too

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  17. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Wha? A sitcom about Satan working for the police force? What happened to Satan and the Schoolgirl? *Angry demand!

    All kidding aside, I'll be waiting for the new Muppet pilot project to air. I'm sure we'll all have opinions to share at that time.
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  18. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I'm afraid the bubble on that one will burst. I mean, CBS is ordering a Supergirl series. While I'm all for a female head up superhero show, I'd rather see an original creation and not one of DC's "take one of our popular super heroes and make them a woman" characters. Personally, I'd rather see comic book based television shows than yet another show about young nerdy hackers fighting terrorists like it's 2003. I heard good things about Scorpion, but actually checked it out and found it the same exact CBS crime drama in a different, hipper and trendier package. All the sarcastic one liners in the world couldn't make it better than it is. I'll agree that Gotham is inconsistent. I give them credit for trying, and it's certainly a nice change of pace from the same crime drama formula of interviewing suspects and finding out it was the one they either didn't interview or dismiss in the first place.

    She's a co-creator, but it ends there. I find 2 Broke Girls alright, but it hardly has longevity. I like sex puns as much as the next barely mature guy, but it seems those get priority over plot, and it gets more forced every season. But Whitney was amazing. At least in the fact that everyone absolutely loved it when it first came out for some reason, but by the time the third episode aired, everyone realized what a freaking awful, 90's wanna be crapfest it really was. Which goes back to what I was saying earlier, there might be an overload of laugh track-less theatrical looking sitcoms, but it's not like they can make a decent classic style sitcom anymore.
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  19. Muppetboy09

    Muppetboy09 Well-Known Member

    Did...did...did you just make a Whose Line Reference?
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  20. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    Come on ABC, it got a standing ovation, clearly people want muppets on the screen again, I hope we hear the news, I hope it gets picked up, and is greenlit.
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