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Palisades on the Today Show!

Discussion in 'Muppet Appearances' started by Phillip, Dec 2, 2002.

  1. Phillip Administrator

    Just got the official release. Congratulations Palisades!

  2. scarecroe Active Member

    I'll watch if Mike wants to premiere some new Muppet toys :D
  3. beaker Well-Known Member

    Holy moly the news just keeps getting bigger. If you would have told me a week ago Kermit would reference Muppet fan sites, and Palisades would represent on The Today Show on NBC I wouldnt have believed it. We are definately entering into a new age...congrats Palisades!!!
  4. Luke Active Member

    Congrats Palisades but what are Palisades going to be doing on it though ? Just an interview or showing toys ? It doesn't particularly say this is gonna be one long advert for the Muppet stuff or that they'll even get more than a mention but i hope they do.

    Glad it's happening though - plenty of TV promotion is definitely very welcome. Maybe Mike should wear a Muppet shirt or tie, that should get some attention ...... or maybe Ken should run naked past the window, that should get even more attention ! :D
  5. frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I'm sure they'll show the toys. That's what they always do in spots like that. I wonder if they'll show any new stuff? Congradulations Palisades!!!
  6. beaker Well-Known Member

    Considering the Muppets are Palisades flagship title, and NBC's The Today Show has a lonnnng history with the Muppets...I think we'll see the figures!

    And note to Mike: wear something Muppet related!(kermit shirt, tie, or something) Represent yo! ^_^
  7. MuppetQuilter Member

    I suspect Mike will wear either a suit or a Palisades t-shirt. After all, Palisades does more than just Muppets. I wouldn't expect any new stuff. This is about donating toys for a holiday toy drive-- they are far more likely to donate Kermit and Piggys (known, recognizable characters kids will enjoy) than brand new, not yet released toys.

    I hope Palisades gets some good publicity out of this and it boosts sales for the Muppet line. Clearly, that is part of the reason companies participate in these sorts of things. But it would be awfully self-serving and, well, tacky to use this as an opportunity for shameless self-promotion. This really ought to be about toys for kids who might not otherwise get any presents on Christmas.

    Okay, climbing off my soap box now.
  8. kansasteen14 New Member

    Muppetquilter I have to say I agree with 100% I dont think the muppets are their "flagship" toyline especially only now having series two released and it should be about the kids
  9. Phillip Administrator

    Just a reminder, Palisades' President & CEO Michael Horn will be on NBC's Today Show in the next hour!

    Let us know what you think about the appearance.
  10. Phillip Administrator

    Just saw Mike Horn's appearance. He did a good job. Mike was humble and yet very proud of the product. He was on for about 60 seconds and was holding the series 1 figures: hair-up Piggy, Bunsen, Kermit, and Dr. Teeth.

    I was very impressed that Palisades donated 20,000 series one figures. Wow! Just thinking about all the children (likely on the East Coast) who will be receiving Muppets for Christmas is fantastic.

    Katie Couric noticed Piggy's thin waistline. Mike mentioned to her that it was done to keep up with the times... "It's got to look good for a new era". I wonder if Mike knew in advance that Katie was going to comment on Piggy's waist? He also casually mentioned that series 2 is now available in stores.

    Congratulations Palisades! There's no telling who was watching that might benefit the line down the road.
  11. murgatoad New Member

    Now, what have I been telling you guys? ;) Smart man, that Mike Horn. Maybe he should run the show at Henson. :D

    BTW, Philip, were Katie's comments about the slimmer Piggy enthusiastic, derogatory, or what?
  12. Ryan New Member

    Oh, you have got to be kidding me........ :mad:
  13. beaker Well-Known Member

    Wow! I missed it, but sounds like it went pretty darn well. Congrats Palisades!
  14. Luke Active Member

    I have to say 20,000 Muppet toys is quite something - well done guys, i tip my hat to you !
  15. frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Do penguins wear hats?
  16. Luke Active Member

    Only wooly one's - they tend to copy the Otters ! :D
  17. Cindy Moderator

    I am so proud to know that the company that makes these fantastic Muppet figures has such a big heart. Everyone at Palisades is just super in their attitude and generosity. More companies should follow your example. Thank you Palisades for ALL that you do!

    Oh, and Mike we need the dish on the Today Show. Tell us, what was it really like? Are Matt and Katie as nice as they appear? Was it as cold as it really looked? And do they really serve Dunkin Donuts in the green room? :) Your public needs to know!

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