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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Drtooth, May 1, 2012.
Sounds like Frank Oz trying to do Kermit. DON'T EVER LET THAT HAPPEN!!!!
While I'm on the subject:
There's so much wrong with that, I don't know where to start.
Oven Mitt hand puppets?
The fact the host of that show is strangely seductive when she talks... ("I wouldn't dream of starting the show without you... <3 <3" How am I supposed to read that otherwise?)
Or that crazy dancing record clacking two wooden spoons together? What's that supposed to be?
In response to that first clip about the letter "M"...
Except for candy store owners doing inventory, who in the heck orders M&M's? Yeesh!
I was contemplating that the other day for a lot longer than I should have. Don't you like... just pick up a bag of that crap next to the checkout register anyway? Really... Ordering M and M's? Like what... as a dessert topping at an ice cream bar or something?
But then again, it really doesn't matter. Seems whoever writes the music for this show just has no talent all around.
I've also contemplated the Blue song. None of that makes any sense, and lyrically it wants to copy "It's not Easy Being Green" at the end with the "cool as the ocean, cool as the breeze" bit. But everything else just seems like... I dunno how to describe it. "I used to be yellow," what the shell does that mean?! And when he was younger he was "spending [his] money." What?! So like you're older now and spend other people's money? Is he on social security?
It's best not to think about these things... you can't make sense out of nonsense because that's what nonsense means.
Here's some interesting trivia: the host of Peppermint Park is the father of the lead singer of The Butthole Surfers.
I said I'm so...blue.
I used to be...yellow.
Now I'm laid back and...mellow.
When I was young, I was red hot...
Always trying to be a big shot.
Hm...spendin' mah money, and tryin' to be funny...
For reasons...I musta forgot!
There's apparently something called "Peppermint Place" (adding to the confusion here) which, while not as horrifying as Peppermint Park, still manages to be wrong on so many levels...
Watch this VERY pathetic attempt to be Sam and Friends...
why do these programmes exist and this one is weird a fuzzy ball popping balloons that spell weasel i mean how in the world can you describe that
In some cases, they're locally-based programs, now I'm not sure if either of these series were PBS-made (I read somewhere that Peppermint Park was a direct-to-video series), but I know a number of PBS stations make their own programming, and some of them do low-quality kiddie shows... matter of fact, Letter People Land originated as a local program in St. Louis, but ended up becoming a national program.
That one, according to the person that posted it, was a local show in Dallas.
As for Peppermint Park, there is literally NO info on it on the internet at all. If you look it up on Wikipedia, all you get is a brief entry about an actual amusement park. I'm wondering if there's some sort of connection, ONLY due to the footage of an amusement park for the very much stolen from Sesame Street style opening.
I mean, if it isn't that same park, that would be stupid on so many more levels.
What in the world was that? Fizzgig's German cousin or something? Catching the measles from playing out in the mud? A train hitting a cow? What the...
Man, am I glad I grew up watching Muppets instead of that crap.
Maybe we should be thankful for that. Reading any info about Peppermint Park might tell us that there are (shudder) more episodes out there with even creepier, crappier puppet acts...if that's even possible!
Well, according the descriptions of a lot of these PP videos posted on YouTube, it was a educational series that was produced especially for VHS, and seeing as how a lot of those direct-to-video series are "underground" and hard to come by, it's probably VERY obscure at best. Anyone remember from the late 90s, that VHS series you saw advertised on TV from time to time about fish puppets teaching kids about music?
TEACHER FISH: What is music made of?
FISH STUDENT 1: Sound!
FISH STUDENT 2: Pitch!
FISH STUDENT 3: Singing.
*Everyone stares at him*
FISH STUDENT 3: La-la-la and stuff like that.
Ironically, that other video presentation that actual admits to being "the next Barney", is kind of like the DVD release of Hey Vern, it's Ernest! actually says on the back that the show was supposed to be like Pee-wee's Playhouse.
Much like what Jim Henson did, taking old recordings and miming puppets to them, only here, they took stock puppets and produced filler.
Peppermint Place's puppets are goony looking, but not half as disgustingly off as Peppermint Park...
here's another Peppermint Place skit...
Dull if anything.
That 'M' song melted my mind and made me mad that my mother named me Matthew!
...DEAR GOD! THE M'S ARE EVERYWHERE! HELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLP!
gotta love the bear puppet in the peppermint place bit they detailed the head with the fur but then got bored and left the body and this is not bad but still creepy
all i can say is RUN KID RUN!!!!!!!!
my name is mikayla
my screen name is mo
I like marshmellows,muppets,mad magazine and modern family
my last begins with an m
That "Blue Jet" skit has some potential. I can easily see it appearing on Sesame Street, except the writing and puppet/kid interactions would have been tighter. Sesame Street raised the bar so much that anything less is unexceptable (much like what they said about The Muppet Show on 60 Minutes).
That's a local puppet show. Some of those are hit or miss anyway. It's alright, but not quite as interesting as what I've seen of The Letter People. Now, the puppets on that may be amateurish, but the humor (as far as the show went on) was pretty strong. I Especially liked Monty Swell's sarcastic barbs at his contestants.
I might as well go through cringevenom's catalog...
Copy and paste that link and get rid of the space between youtube and the /. Unfortunately, there's a cuss word in the title that isn't reflective of the actual video.
That's an example of JUSt the opposite. I really do like that puppet, but all it does is announce book titles and summaries. That's the dullest thing I've seen in a while. And such a waste of a good monster puppet.
MORE M'S! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
In reading some more about Peppermint STINKIN Park based on descriptions and such on the videos, apparently it WAS a direct-to-VHS series for little kids produced in the late 80s, there were like five or six volumes that were made, and apparently more were to be made, but sales were so terrible that they ceased production, and almost all copies ended up being sent to a chain of discount video stores.
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