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Peppermint... STINKIN...Park. Terrible Kid's show

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Drtooth, May 1, 2012.

  1. StevieOpossum

    StevieOpossum Active Member

    This would be some really good YTP material.
     
  2. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Already did one... and it was painful as heck to go through all the footage to do so.

    The only poops I've ever seen of that are only the Ernie singing the M song.
     
  3. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    There's actually fan art of this shitake mushroom!

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    The first one actually improves the characters' designs, the third and fourth actually look like something Drtooth would have done.
     
  4. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I actually rather like the last one.

    Yeah, some awful things do manage to get some ironic fan art. Foodfight has a lot of it, unsurprisingly. Some of it is actually well done and give the ugly character designs a much needed improvement.
     
  5. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    After being informed that a TV Tropes page for this show was made, I decided to seek out some clips. And the first two I watched happened to be the first two in the first post of this thread (so Dr. Tooth was right about the M segment being the first many of us have seen).

    According to TV Tropes this was a direct-to-video series. I wonder how many volumes were made.
     
  6. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Oh and uh, linking to one of my poops? I'm incredibly touched by that. There's probably going to be some editor will pull the link down or it will get flooded by lots of dislikes somehow, but I'm very thankful for the reference. Thanks.
     
  7. Ranky64

    Ranky64 New Member

    I actually have a VHS of this sinister series somewhere in my kitchen. It is called 'Volume 1: Magic Moments' and it only has about 6 minutes of footage. It is the one with Crackers. I have been looking for the other volumes, especially the fifth one 'Carnival Fun'. I mean come on, I can't be the only one that wants to watch Ernie on a rollercoaster.
     
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  8. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    If by "Ernie" you mean an adorable Muppet with orange fleece skin, unkempt black hair, a red and blue knit sweater, and an infecteous snicker, then yes, I too want to see Ernie on a rollercoaster.
     
  9. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member


    PFFT! Really?! I'd imagine that when these videos came out, they'd be somewhere in between 10-15 bucks. Jeez. What we paid for VHS back in the day. I'm sure you got them for much, much cheaper.

    According to Cringevenom, who posted these on YT:

    Maybe that's why we haven't seen anything more of these guys online. I'm sure he doesn't have all the volumes, but even if he did, it sounds like the horrible puppetry is the only thing remotely interesting about this series.
     
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  10. Ranky64

    Ranky64 New Member

    Okay guys, so I've recently been researching the series and found a horrifying discovery.

    So as I was looking at my tape I found that on the back description it said this:

    COPYRIGHT 1987, TELEVIDICS PRODUCTIONS, INC.
    MARK V INTERNATIONAL INC., NORTHRIDGE, CA 91324

    So first I looked up the information on Mark V International and found a website that apparently had info on the company. There were only a few facts.

    It was registered on March 23 1987, it is suspended (probably due to bankruptcy or what your about to hear), it's entity number is C1402511, it's specific address is 19770 Bahama Street, and the owner was Robert D. Genova.

    I instantly looked this guy up and found an article that said Genova worked with some adult-filmmaker called Ted Snyder in a company calledVideocassette Recordings Inc. However according to the article, they were both tied to a mob and Snyder was killed in August 1989, and Genova was a suspect. Also where was the address of VCR? 19770 Bahama Street in Northridge, California.

    So is it just a coincidence that a murderer who betrayed his partner created a TV show with puppets that resemble carcasses? Realistically, yes, but you never know. Maybe those puppets weren't made of rubber or metal...
     
  11. lmag42

    lmag42 Active Member

    That's some nightmarish stuff that makes this show SO much worse, as if it was close to other bad shows in the first place.
     
  12. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I would not doubt for a minute this show was made by someone who would have done adult videos or had mafia connections. Just...it would have to be. I'd almost tend to think something like this only exists for a tax dodge or to cover someone's gambling debts. No one would logically slam their fist down and say "Daggnabbit! The world needs a not very good Sesame Street type show with all the charm and fun drained out of it and replaced by more realistic looking puppets, and by God we're going to release them on a couple low quality VHS you can only find in the bargain bin at a Caldor!" There's not enough cocaine in the world to make that sound like a good idea. Not even in the porno industry run by the Mafia.
     
  13. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Seriously Drtooth, you really need to write for your own show, your cerebral and cynical sense of humor has me in stitches all the time.
     
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  14. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    What was the name of it?
     
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  15. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    I agree with D'Snowth, you really should right something. Whether it's a TV show, a book, a web comic; I'd read it/watch it.
     
  16. lmag42

    lmag42 Active Member

    I agree too.
    Heck, if I ever get into filmmaking, and I need a writer or co-writer, I'm coming right here and contacting you.
     
  17. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    At the risk of sounding rude, yeah...I could write it and send it to my butt. :p

    I really can't find anyone who'd want me to collaborate with them, I've been trying for years to get the kind of equipment to even get a crappy flash cartoon on Youtube that I know no one's going to watch or even care about. You think I'd've wasted my time on fan arts and YTP's if I could do something better? The least I could do is throw another animation fan blog out there into the world, but I've put that off so long it wouldn't matter. That one's all on me, I admit. I really should have started sooner with that. There's stuff that was my fault I'd admit, but most of everything has been beyond my control. If you know anyone who'd love to get a script to film together for something, by all means help me.

    I could make the joke about pulling a better such and such out of a private area, but truth is, I just don't have the means to.
     
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  18. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Same here, same here. :sigh:
     
  19. lmag42

    lmag42 Active Member

    I've never tried to make a show or something as much as reaching out to someone to collaborate, but for years, I've had 2 concepts that I've developed on and off. One of them is a Sci-Fi Film, "Soul Tag", regarding a planet we have no knowledge about, with Aliens who have had Intel on us for years, and with a Cripped Planetwide Economy and Civil Wars everywhere, they look to us, America, for help, and that plan is completely botched. Also, I have thought about tweaking it to become a "Independence Day" prequel, if the sequel to ID is successful, I'm considering doing that. Am I giving too much info?
    The other is a project I call "Howard the Gluestick" that could be anything from PG to R.
    I'll just end there.
     
  20. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I'm honestly not surprised that this Genova character had a shady life, and likely zero professional involvement in either entertainment or education.

    Peppermint Park was clearly a quick, albeit unsuccessful, cash-grab. There was an obvious mindset of "it's letters, numbers, and puppets. Any idiot can pull that off." At least a lot of the local kiddie shows were done by people who cared. Then again, they had to - public access television isn't exactly something to pursue if you want to pay the bills on time.

    There are some LA Times articles from 1989 on Genova's buddy out there. I'd post links, but the subject matter might not sit well with the mods. So Google them if you're curious.
     
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