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One Little Star.

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction' started by The Count, Feb 27, 2006.

  1. Leyla

    Leyla Member

    Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition, hokay!

    sorry, it had to be said. I'm loving the sketches that you're doing. It's great fun to see Muppets putting on short sketches just like in the old days. Great work on the dialogue for the Swedish Chef. I always find it very difficult to write him. Loved the lobster banditos and of course, Super Grover's less than timely intervention.

    I haven't seen Grover in years. Such a cutie! Great job!
  2. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Well... I'll be looking forward to it, as some others too. Now if only my other creative endeavor were going as well as this. *Slight sigh.
    Eh, if you want, we can talk about it over PM. Well, let's see what's next on the scheduled acts... Oh yeah, a good one...
  3. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Part 24...

    Beth craned her neck back to speak with Felicia and Wanda about something when she noticed...
    Beth: "Hey Kim..."
    Kim, from the seat next to her: "Yeah?"
    Beth: "Wasn't Betty Lou with you?"
    Kim: "Yeah..."
    Beth: "Well, she's not there now."
    Kim: "Huh?"
    Indeed, she turned her neck to look at the row behind her as well, and all of the SS gang had left, which was why the Muppets' family members had settled in the row nearer to the Hensonville crew, instead of remaining in their originally assigned seats.
    When word reached the rest of the Hensonville gang, looks of wonder crossed their faces.
    Bryan: "Wonder where they went to."
    Kyle: "They're probably just taking a bathroom break."
    Kathy: "All of them together?"
    Sara: "Yeah, I'm a bit worried."
    Lisa, looking up from her notebook: "Huh? What's going on?"
    Angie: "I'm sure they'll be back soon."
    Diana: "Yeah, it's not like they'd miss out on the finale."

    The Newsman stood behind his desk, the walls of screens behind him. All eight screens had a different news report in full view, one in particular capturing the camera's focus.
    Newsman: "This is a Muppet News Flash! We take you now live to the Planet Koozbane, where our intrepid reporter Kermit The Frog has an update for us regarding current events."

    Through a subtle cloud of dust effect, the scene dissolved to Reporter Kermit huddled next to the Planet Koozbane base. Two Merdlidops had their heads stuck out through the base's lower surface, surveying the scene before them.

    Reporter Kermit: "Hi-ho, Kermit The Frog here, reporting from the Planet Koozbane. And unless I miss my mark... Yes, here come the Koozbanians now, just about to start their mating ritual."
    The Male Koozbanian Creature approached the base, shouting his traditional "Hargy".
    The Female Koozbanian Creature emerged, laughing at the male's attempts.
    Reporter Kermit: "Yes foks, I think she likes him."

    The two Koozbanians greeted, courted, and then separated from each other walking to the far ends of the stage.

    Reporter Kermit: "Well folks, I think... Yes, we're just about to witness... The Koozbanians have reached their points, they're turning, and here we go... They're going to perform the Galleo-HoopHoop ritual!"

    Male Koozbanian: "Galleo!"
    Female Koozbanian: "HoopHoop!"
    The two aliens rushed in their own inimitable fashion towards each other... Faster and faster, screaming their cries at the other... Until they meet with a deafening explosion in the center, leaving a few confused Baby Koozbanians asking for their mommy.
    Reporter Kermit: "There you have it folks."

    The ripple effect worked its magic once again, returning us to the Newsman still behind his desk.
    Newsman: "Thank you Kermit. In other news... Opening umbrellas indoors, though usually considered to be an old superstition today will prove to be lucky, especially after today's forecast of sudden showers sparked inside the Muppet Theater."
    The Newsman looked at his papers, Scooter's clipboard in actuality, with a bit of an incredulous look...
    Newsman: "Where do they keep coming up with these..."
    Count: Ah ha! That's 1 weird news story!"
    And of course, since he was finished counting, his traditional thunder and lightning cued up instantly afterwards, timed alond to coincide with a bucket of water tipped directly over the Newsman himself.
    The crowd delighted to see this turn of events... As the finale neared ever closer.
  4. redBoobergurl

    redBoobergurl Well-Known Member

    Loving it! I loved the scene with Kermit and the Koozbanians! It was hilarious! Looking forward to the grand finale!
  5. ReneeLouvier

    ReneeLouvier Active Member

    I really loved how Count's usual thunder and lightning ended up being the storm.
  6. BEAR

    BEAR Active Member

    Nice! So funny.

    Where did Big Bird go? Probably to get another birdseed milkshake I suppose. Yeah...they are all gone. Where are they? Hope we find out soon. I know my roomies were looking forward to this. Oh well...

    Keep it coming, Ed!
  7. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Part 25...

    Just one act left before the grand finale... That was what Kermit kept telling himself... Just one more act before everybody...
    The next-to-last act was scheduled to be a quick one, meant rully more as filler as Janice mentioned to the rest of the band, who were also anxiously awaiting the big production number.

    A campfire was set ablaze in the center of the stage, a green travel trunk propped up next to the site. Indiana Frog, better known as Adventure Kermit sat perched up on one end of the trunk, Animal in his red and silver garb on the other cradling a pair of bongos upon his lap. Frog Scout Robin held his marshmallow stick over the fire, his two buddies Gawain and Norman clutching a bag of trail mix.
    AK: "OK boys... You ready for our campfire sing-along?"
    Scouts: "Yes sir!"
    The frogs got ready to sing a brief marching anthem, with Animal set to provide the beat on his bongos.
    Johnny: "Wait a second..."

    Johnny Fiama, wearing his signature pinstripe suit, ambled out onto the campsite.
    Johnny: "I've been waiting all show long... And I gotta get my own spot in this ting too."
    AK: "But Johnny..."
    Johnny: "But Johnny nothin'. Johnny Fiama was hired to sing, and that's what Johnny Fiama's gonna do!"
    So the crooner set to warbling out the lyrics to a lively song, the scouts just going through the oogachakas and awimbowes in the background.
    Johnny: "I can't fight tis feelin'... I got it bad for you babe...
    Hold it... What are you guys doin'?"
    Scouts: "We're doing the oogachakas and awimbowes."
    Johnny: "I understand the oogachakas and awimbowes... But you don't do it while I'm singing... It trows me off."
    AK, whispering to Animal: "Pick up the beat and get him out of here."
    Animal's eyebrows went up as he got the commands...

    Animal: "Bad man! Bad man!"
    The wild drummer set to chasing Johnny off stage as the curtains fell on the badly-improvised frog scout meeting.

    Statler: "Too bad he didn't sing solo."
    Waldorf: "Hmmm?"
    Statler: "So low we couldn't hear him."
    The old heckler started laughing by himself...
    Waldorf: "Beg pardon? Didn't get that on my hearing aid."
    The camera simply panned away from the balcony box, leaving the hecklers arguing amongst themselves.
  8. ReneeLouvier

    ReneeLouvier Active Member

    XD I like the Johnny Fiama intruding on their thing. That's just awesome!!
  9. BEAR

    BEAR Active Member

    Great Fiama bit! I could actually imagine this happening. Hilarious!!:zany:
  10. TogetherAgain

    TogetherAgain Well-Known Member

    Loving the last three chapters, Ed. And I've gotta say, about this little part here...

    Yes! I am hopelessly lost to my notebook! So typical of moi. You'll get a round of applause for that, just as soon as I figure out where Zany's gotten off to with that cue-card...

    But in the mean time, MORE PLEASE!
  11. ReneeLouvier

    ReneeLouvier Active Member

    It is cute! I really love it all, Ed! And yes, the thing with all of us is just perfect!

    I worry too much sometimes. That really describes how I'm like. I'd be all worried about Big Bird and stuff. I mean, he's only six years old, and I don't think the adults came with them anyways.

    I guess their with the Count, or someone else with some real age on them, so their probably okay, I guess.

    *smiles nervously for a second.* They are fictional characters...and I'm worrying over them. Good gracious.
  12. BEAR

    BEAR Active Member

    Hmm...I thought Big Bird came with me. I usually keep a closer eye on him, but he's 8 ft tall and how could we miss him?! Ah well...more story, Ed!!
  13. redBoobergurl

    redBoobergurl Well-Known Member

    This chapter was funny! I loved the stuff with Johnny Fiama, it was good! And another Statler and Waldorf joke too! Very good! Can't wait for more!
  14. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    OK guys, buckle your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy ride.
    Count: And you can count the references on the way!
    1 fanfic reference, 2 fanfic references, 3 fanfic references, 4 fanfic references!

    Part 26...
    The Count von Count came out on stage, standing in front of the theater's reddened curtains clearing his throat to make an announcement.
    Count: Greetings, it is I, the Count von Count... And I love numbers. Speaking of numbers... Kermit asked me to introduce the final number. So, vithout further ado, ladies and gentlemen... The final number. Oh vait, I'm in the final number!
    He scurried off before the curtains lifted to take his place at the theater's onstage lobby entrance.
    Count: "Hello Pops..."
    Pops, standing behind his desk, with Gaffer perched upon the corner: "Oh hello Count, you got the ticket?"
    Count: "Here it is... 1 terrific ticket!"
    The vampire moved past the ticket counter and encountered a familiar face behind the popcorn machine...
    Usher Scooter: "Uh sir... Here are your glasses..."
    Count: "Thank you Scooter, but it's not a 3-D movie."
    Usher Scooter: "Oh... Would you like some popcorn or soda instead?"
    Count: "No thanks... But maybe later I'll come back and count the kernels."
    Marvin Suggs, Crazy Harry, and Lew Zealand were all in line, waiting to get into the theater...
    Count: "Ah ha, some more Muppets for me to count."
    Lew: "Do you think Mr. The Frog will let me use my boomerang fish this time?"
    Crazy Harry: "I just hope it'll be a bang."
    Marvin Suggs: "So long as serrsa plenty of musica."
    Count: "Come on guys... Let's go in and join the fun."

    The stage had a platform built underneath it for whenever sets needed to be rotated out of the way... It was used now to simulate the action of magical doors opening up onto the actual movie scene. A swampy garden backdrop was propped up against the backwall, with plenty of loglike seats near the back. The Count sat down on one of these, trying to remain out of the audience's line of sight.
    Eduardo, watching in the wings or at least being told what was going on: "OK, it's time to start..."

    Rainbow Connection Kermit occupied the center spot out on the stage, seated on his lonely log... With his nephew Robin resting on a smaller separate circular piece of trunk...
    Kermit, holding his cherished banjo: "Hi-ho... Kermit The Frog here, and..."
    Robin: "Uncle Kermit?"
    Kermit: "Yes Robin?"
    Robin: "Are you going to sing a song?"
    Kermit: "Mmhm... Think I'll sing..."
    The music started, Robin wrapped in the magic of the melody.
    Kermit strumming on his banjo: "It's not that easy bein' green.
    Having to spend each day the color of the leaves.
    When I think it could be nicer being red or yellow or gold.
    Or something much more colorful like that.

    It's not easy bein' green.
    It seems you blend in with so many other ordinary things.
    And people tend to pass you over 'cause you're.
    Not standing out like flashy sparkles in the water.
    Or stars in the sky."

    Super Grover suddenly walked out, joining the frogs, standing quietly at Kermit's left.
    SG: Um froggy?"
    Kermit: "Yes Grover?"
    SG: "Why are you singing that song?"
    Kermit: "Well, I'm trying to teach Robin about the color green... See we're frogs, and frogs are green, and we're both green."
    SG: "But I'm not green... I'm not even a frog..."
    Kermit: "I know..."
    SG: "I'm a cute and furry loveable monster... And I'm blue."
    Kermit: "You're missing the point of the song Grover. It doesn't matter what color you are or who you are... What matters is that you're you, and that you're happy being you... And sometimes, when you fell, er blue, you can realize that it's important to be who you are because you just wouldn't be yourself if you were somebody or something else... Or something like that."
    SG: "Oh... I think I understand now. Mind if I just stay here for a while?"
    Kermit: "Not at all."

    Robin: "Uncle Kermit?"
    Kermit: "Yes Robin?"
    Robin, quietly so only his uncle would hear: "Is that what the song really means?"
    Kermit: "Of course... Had to explain it that way to your Aunt Maggy when she threw my banjo into the swamp one time... Said I might as well say it's not easy being green... But sometimes it is."

    The song proceeded, back on it's soothing yet lilting track.
    Kermit: "When green is all there is to be.
    It could make you wonder why.
    But why wonder, why wonder?
    I am green and it'll do fine.
    It's beautiful!
    And I think it's what I want to be."

    Eduardo, softly: "Now, 2nd Unit."
    A chorus of voices approached from the rear left side of the stage, gaining in strength as they neared... A group of five creatures, though they gathered a few friends along the way.
    Wembley and Lou Fraggle: "I had seen so many faces that were strange."
    Boober Fraggle: "And it sometimes seemed that each one was my enemy."
    Red Fraggle: "And I said our fighting ways would never change."
    Gobo Fraggle: "But I learned to meet my brother in my enemy."
    Tosh Fraggle: "And I learned that we are none of us alone."
    Gillis and Mokey Fraggle: "For I found a friend who's different and he/she cares for me."
    Cotterpin Doozer: "And I know a place we share can be our home."

    All: "We are the children of tomorrow.
    Each one is different and the same.
    Help us to live here with our other, our brother.
    One in heart, one in hope, one in name."

    Uncle Matt Fraggle: "We are the children of tomorrow.
    Spoken: "Wonderful!"
    Each one is different and the same.
    Help us to live here with our other, our brother.
    One in heart, one in hope, one in name."

    Kermit: Huh?"
    Robin: "It's the Fraggles!"
    Kermit, turning his head to face them: "But how did you guys get here?"
    Gobo, holding Red's hand: "We just used the tunnel, eh?"
    Kermit: "Which..."
    Red: "You know the one... The one that leads to the Fraggle hole in the theater... The one we found when we here last time."
    Kermit: "Oh, yeah I remember it now."
    Wembley: "Yeah... Just before we..."
    Lou: "Hush Wembles dear."
    Boober: "Although that silly creature seemed to be interested in that big red blanket."
    Kermit: "What?"
    Gobo: "He means Doc, eh. Seems he snipped a little square piece of that big cloth."
    He pointed at the drawn curtains.
    Emily, in the audience: "I wondered where that came from... Never visited the Muppet theater before huh?"
    Doc, now seated next to her with Sprocket in the aisleway: "Well... I had to keep it a surprise Emily."
    Kermit: "OK guys... Would you mind finishing your song?"
    Fraggles: "Sure!"
    All: "Each one is different and the same.
    Help us to live here with our other, our brother.
    One in heart, one in hope, one in name."

    Eduardo, a little normally: "3rd Unit, it's your turn."
    The Muppets gathered behind their amphibian leader, as the next song began with all the beautiful power of the emotion behind it.
    Kermit: "Why are there so many songs about rainbows."
    Piggy, behind him to his right: "And what's on the other side?"
    Fozzie, holding Chucky fully behind the frog and pig: "Rainbows are visions, but only illusions."
    The Swedish Chef, holding the Cake, next to Piggy and Fozzie: "Ünd rheinboos hove noothine tu haede."
    Gonzo, in his purple suit, with Camilla, standing between Piggy and Robin: "So we've been told and some choose to believe it."
    Rowlf, behind Kermit and Super Grover, and holding the Bust of Beethoven: "I know they're wrong, wait and see."
    Kermit: "Someday we'll find it, the rainbow connection,
    The lovers, the dreamers and me."

    Scooter, next to Gonzo: "Who said that every wish would be heard and answered."
    Skeeter, in figure form, next to her twin brother: "When wished on the morning star?"
    Pepe and Rizzo, in front of the frogs: "Somebody thought of that."
    Bunsen, with Beaker and The Steel Rabbit meep/beeping along: "And someone believed it."
    Sam the Eagle, directly behind Kermit: "And look what it's done so far."
    Floyd Pepper and Janice: "What's so amazing that keeps us stargazing?"
    Clifford, with Animal mouthing the words: "And what do we think we might see?"
    Dr. Teeth, Lips, and Zoot: "Someday we'll find it, the rainbow connection,
    The lovers, the dreamers and me."

    Patrol Bear Fozzie, Captain Link, First Mate Piggy, Dr. Strangepork, and MAMMA along the rear right: "All of us under its spell."
    Super Scooter, Super Beaker, Polly Lobster, and the MTI Pirates along the rear left: "We know that it's probably magic...."
    More and more Muppets figures came out of the woodworks lining up behind the main grouping.

    Beauregard: "Have you been half asleep."
    Uncle Deadly, holding Yorick and the Ghost behind them: "And have you heard voices?"
    Dr. Phil van Neuter: "I've heard them calling my name."
    Lew Zealand: "Is this the sweet sound that calls the young sailors?"
    Pops: "The voice might be one and the same."
    Johnny Fiama: "I've hoid it too many times to ignore it."
    The Newsman: "Is it something that I'm supposed to be?"
    Crazy Harry and Marvin Suggs, with his Muppaphones: "Someday we'll find it, the rainbow connection."
    Jim Henson Muppet: "The lovers, the dreamers and me."
    Kermit: "La, la la, La, la la la, La Laa, la la, La, La la laaaaaaa."

    Super Grover had a bit of a wistful smile, sad that his friends weren't there...
    Little did he know...
    Eduardo: "OK... 4th Unit, time to shine."
    A sort of happy melody filled the air, one of the most beautiful songs... A simple song... It filled the theater as more guests arrived.
    Kermit, looking over to the rearmost right portion of the stage: "Hey, it's the gang from Sesame Street!"
    Indeed, they were all there, to surprise Super Grover as the final number got better by the minute.
    They all lined up along the rear rightmost logs, next to the Count, already seated there from the beginning.

    Big Bird: "Sing."
    Telly Monster: "Sing a song."
    Cookie Monster: "Sing out loud."
    Herry Monster: "Sing out strong."
    Bert: "Sing of good things, not bad."
    Ernie: "Sing of happy, not sad."

    Elmo: "Sing."
    Zoe: "Sing a song."
    Prairie Dawn: "Make it simple."
    Betty Lou: "To last your whole life long."
    Count von Count: "Don't worry that it's not good enough."
    Oscar: "So noone else to hear."
    Snuffy: "Sing."
    All: "Sing a song."

    Big Bird and Little Bird: "La la la la la la la la la la la.
    La la la la la la la.
    La la la la la la la la la la la.
    La la la la la la la."

    Rosita: "Now you sing the English parts, and Pepito and me will sing the Spanish parts."
    Pepe the King Prawn: "Si, ju sing wit me."
    All: Sing
    Rosita and Pepe: "Canta."
    All: Sing a song
    Rosita and Pepe: "Canta una canción."
    All: Sing out loud
    Rosita and Pepe: "Canta en voz alto."
    All: Sing out strong
    Rosita and Pepe: "Canta fuerte."
    All: Sing of good things, not bad
    Rosita and Pepe: "Cosas buenas, no malas."
    All: Sing of happy, not sad
    Rosita and Pepe: "Alegre, no triste."
    All: Sing
    Rosita and Pepe: "Canta."
    All: Sing a song
    Rosita and Pepe: "Canta una canción."
    All: Make it simple to last your whole life long
    Rosita and Pepe: "Toda la vida."
    All: Don't worry that it's not good enough for anyone else to hear.
    All Just sing
    Rosita and Pepe: "Canta."
    All: Sing a song
    Rosita and Pepe: "Canta una canción."

    The Muppets then followed up with one last verse of their hallmark song, led by Kermit...
    Kermit: "Why are there so many songs about rainbows?"
    Fozzie: "That's part of what rainbows do."
    Gonzo: "Rainbows are memories, sweet dream reminders."
    Miss Piggy: "What is it you'd like to do?"
    Scooter and Skeeter, and the Electric Mayhem: "All of us watching, and wishing we'd find it."
    The Muppet Show: "We've noticed, you're watching too.
    Someday you'll find it, the rainbow connection.
    The lovers, the dreamers, and you."

    Kermit, leading the Muppet Show Muppets, then joined by everyone else onstage: "Life's like a movie, write your own ending.
    Keep believing, keep pretending.
    We've done just what we set out to do.
    Thanks to the lovers... The dreamers... And you...!"

    The entire cast received a standing ovation from the packed house, teary-eyed and hollering for more.
  15. ReneeLouvier

    ReneeLouvier Active Member

    *Squeals loudly* OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!!!! AHHHHH!!! I love it ED!!! I love it SO MUCH!!!!! I HUG YOU SO MUCH!! *Hugs tightly* YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  16. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Thank... You...
    But um... The references? And it's not over yet... You'll see who else appears now that it's the home stretch.
  17. Leyla

    Leyla Member

    Aw, that was just great!

    And references! I'm sure I got a few of them anyway!

    1)Kermit, Loney log, Maggie and one waterlogged Banjo! TogetherAgain's Flippersteps. Yay!

    2)Doc, Emily and a bit of square cloth: Renee's: Love is neverending! YAY!

    3) Er, thought I caught a reference to Beauregard's Rainbow story... but now I'm not sure. Yay anyway!

    4) I yield the floor. Now you can say yay! ;)
  18. ReneeLouvier

    ReneeLouvier Active Member

    Sorry. I loved it. Mind if I point out the refrences? I only could find three though..

    Lisa's Story. Awesome!
    Again, Lisa's most awesome story. :) "Flippersteps in the Sand" I really like that story. But not really as much as your story!!
    Ahhh!! My story!!! AWESOME!!!

    *hugs again, but not as tightly* Thanks!

    [edit'd] Leyla ziffel'd me!
  19. redBoobergurl

    redBoobergurl Well-Known Member

    I found the reference to my story!

    Reference to Love's Long Journey! I love it! I was so excited to see it! Caught some of the other references too. But in all due seriousness, this was a really nice chapter, the last act was awesome and beautiful and touching. You say there's more? Well, let's see it! Great job with this whole thing!!!
  20. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Yes... Thanks... Um Leyla, what reference to Bo's Rainbow story did you find?
    And there's another story referenced noone's pointed out yet.

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