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Over twenty Muppets donated to Smithsonian's Museum of American History

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by Phillip, Sep 24, 2013.

  1. MuppetsRule

    MuppetsRule Well-Known Member

    At about 2:23 does the host say "Ert and Bernie" and "Miss Peggy"?
  2. cjd874

    cjd874 Well-Known Member

    600th post on this forum! What better thread for that than this one? :)

    I'm just so happy to see Jim's characters immortalized in the Smithsonian. That shows how much of an impact he continues to have on the world. I was especially surprised to see the original Cookie Monster, Fuzzyface/Grover, Elmo, and Rowlf puppets in the group, not to mention the rarely seen J.P. Grosse. I wish they could also add some of the full-body puppets, like Thog, Big Bird, Sweetums, or a Gorg. But that might be a stretch. Anyhow, it is so touching to see that this happened.
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  3. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    This really is shaping up to be The Year of Henson, isn't it? :)
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  4. jvcarroll

    jvcarroll Well-Known Member

    So there are going to be two permanent Muppet museum exhibits on the East Coast, the Museum of the Moving Image in NY and now the Smithsonian's Kermit will get some friends! I wonder if he counts as being part of the "over 20." Also, are the other Sam and Friends characters already there, or was that a temporary exhibit? How many Muppets did they have on permanent display before this expansive addition?

    What we know so far:
    1. Miss Piggy
    2. Fozzie
    3. Scooter
    4. J.P. Grosse
    5. Swedish Chef
    6. Rowlf
    7. Wilkins
    8. Red Fraggle
    9. Boober Fraggle
    10. Travelling Matt
    11. Cookie Monster
    12. Elmo
    13. Grover
    14. Praire Dawn
    15. The Count
    16. Ernie
    17. Bert
    So 18-21 could be anything. I think maybe a Doozer, Skeksis, a large-scaled Muppet like Big Bird or Junior and I'm hoping for Gonzo.

    Not to be nit-picky, but I hope that they're not done refurbishing the puppets yet. Some of them, like Piggy, Fozzie and Elmo, still look kind of smooshed with odd pupil placement. Either way, I can't wait to know these are up being appreciated by generations to come.
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  5. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I do agree some of the puppets look like they still need little touch ups here and there, but at the same time, I actually like how some of them show some obvious age: those closeups of Ernie and Bert show a little bit of dust that's settled in their hair (as well as Bert's eyebrow)... somehow, it kind of adds to just how old they are.
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  6. ploobis

    ploobis Well-Known Member

    I hope we find out soon when all the puppets will be displayed for the public and us Muppet Fans to see, this is so Exciting!!! :)
  7. Frogpuppeteer

    Frogpuppeteer Well-Known Member

    so excited...can not wait to see...but anyone else feel the need to turn elmos eyes in just a little
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  8. rowlfy662

    rowlfy662 Well-Known Member

    between this, the permanent jim Henson fixture in the museum of moving image, rumours of a Broadway show, and the new movie 2014 is really becoming the year of the muppets
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  9. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    It's justifiable, FRAGGLE ROCK isn't as easy to come by as other Muppet/Henson productions, it's more of a cult show than anything, so the average person (as in non-Muppet Freaks like us) may not know their names.

    My question is was Green Grover's nose always that shape, or was that the result of the refurbishing?
  10. LipsGF4Life

    LipsGF4Life Well-Known Member

    Are they the actual puppets?
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  11. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    No, they're gutted plush toys.
  12. TheWemblin'Fool

    TheWemblin'Fool Active Member

    Are these guys going to be on permanent display???
  13. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    They... better be!
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  14. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    18. Cheryl
    19. Fran

  15. Rugratskid

    Rugratskid Well-Known Member

    Wow, it's the classic Elmo from the 1980's- 1990's! I gotta go there now just to see Elmo, Scooter, Boober, Green Grover and.. well, all of them! :)
  16. galagr

    galagr Well-Known Member


    J.P. Grosse appears to be very sympathetic at the sight of Fuzzyface being restored.
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  17. charlietheowl

    charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    He's just watching intently to try and see how he can make a profit off of the puppet surgery business.
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  18. galagr

    galagr Well-Known Member


    You, sir, should become a writer. That made my day.
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  19. cjd874

    cjd874 Well-Known Member

    (insert Harvey Kneeslapper laughter here)
    AAAAAH-HAHAHAHAHAH!!! Heehehehehee...Hohohoooohoohohohoho!
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  20. Janice+Floyd<3

    Janice+Floyd<3 Well-Known Member

    *** no electric mayhem??! Haha
    It's weird seeing them so still it's like looking into a coffin and seeing a body it's so weird
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