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Pigs singing the Happy Wanderer

Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by Bill Bubble Guy, Feb 10, 2006.

  1. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets New Member

    They need a new show to Discues this called Pig Conspiracy Theories.;)
     
  2. Skye

    Skye Active Member

    Haha, aww, we just love being silly. And this is a great place to be so! :D

    Marty, you're so right. That's the best idea yet! Miss Piggy sure would've taken care of the evil goat and karate chopped him right outta everyone's way! Maybe she had karate chopped them before, though, so they didn't want to take her... she probably had karate chopped everybody on, and around that show!

    Haha, Pig Conspiracy Theories... Marty could be the star of that show, coming up with, and exposing, the best of 'em! ;)
     
  3. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets New Member

    We need to run the Mupet's holding Company!
     
  4. Bill Bubble Guy

    Bill Bubble Guy Active Member

    HEE HEE It's fun to be silly sometimes ;)

    And yes I am talented enough to star in such a show. Cool idea.
     
  5. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets New Member

    Good, so it's settled then.
     
  6. Skye

    Skye Active Member

    Awesome. And we can be your fabulous, gorgeous, and talented assistants.

    It's fun to settle these things, isn't it? ;)
     
  7. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets New Member

    I wany be the EP. Caroline, you could be the reporter of the pigs, and Marty could be the host.
     
  8. Skye

    Skye Active Member

    Hey, a reporter... that sounds great to me! With the three of us on it, ours would be the best show around.
     
  9. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets New Member

    And we would single handedly bring the Muppets back into the lime light, too.:D
     
  10. Skye

    Skye Active Member

    Wow, we're pretty powerful, aren't we? Putting us with the Muppets... we all are just that good. :D
     
  11. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets New Member

    I would like to think so.
     
  12. Bill Bubble Guy

    Bill Bubble Guy Active Member

    And I would wholeheartedly agree.:D

    Well the moral of the story is don't listen to horoscopes. As a Christian, I believe they're all rubbish and they cause more problems than they solve.

    If that poor foolish pig hadn't been sucked into horoscope predictions he wouldn't have been so upset and maybe he might have noticed the goat and alerted his buddies and together they might have been able to fight him off.
    However being distracted by his own fears the other two didn't know about the goat either until it was too late for any of them to do something to scare him off of attacking them. This is mere speculation of course. But he may have been intimidated by the numbers of a trio fighting him off and felt discouraged from sending the boulders down since he wasn't able to whittle their strength of arms down one at a time.

    Well it's another interesting theorized scenario isn't it?;)
     
  13. crazed gonzo fa

    crazed gonzo fa Active Member

    Well said BBG!
     
  14. Skye

    Skye Active Member

    That's a good moral, Marty.

    And that is a very interesting speculation. That certainly could have worked to fight the evil goat off. But maybe the goat still would've thought that the boulders could take care of the three of them, anyway. But it would be kind of funny to see the goat going around them while trying to figure out how to release the boulder, getting completely discouraged, waving a hoof at them as if to say "Ehhh, forget it!!" and run off, shaking his head. :D

    They just keep on comin', don't they? ;)
     
  15. Bill Bubble Guy

    Bill Bubble Guy Active Member

    Yes they do , don't they? :)

    But getting back to the particulars of the sketch itself Caroline. Isn't it amazing how the lyrics of the solo verse sung by the last pig were so easily adaptable to the dark humour of the sketch?
    Having him trembling and the way Jerry Nelson had the pig sing the lines:
    "O may I go a-wandering until the day I (pause) die"
    And also special emphasis upon certain words in the rest of the lyrics:
    "O may I always laugh and sing"

    In other words oh please may I always laugh and sing when I reach that dread part of the next chorus. :D
     
  16. Skye

    Skye Active Member

    Absolutely, I loved that. And while I actually don't remember noticing the "O may I always..." part (but I will certainly check it out), putting that emphasis on certain words really was perfect, made it even more appropriate, and really helped to drive the point home. It was most definitely a very well thought-out sketch... perfect plot, and very perfect song with perfect Muppeteers to go along with it!
     
  17. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets New Member

    You know, after whaching it, I never realized the goat was being evil. I thought he just showed ou to laugh and be silly. I guess I never really looked that much into it.
     
  18. Bill Bubble Guy

    Bill Bubble Guy Active Member

    I suppose it's how you look at it. I mean we just sort of coined the phrase evil goat because he's a muppet goat murdering three of the muppet pigs in cold blood:eek: In the context of the dark humour sketch he is an evil goat who gets away with his crimes and the audience laughs with him, it being darkly funny.

    Of course it could easily happen in real life too where it would not be funny. Nor would the goat be evil for it is in a goat's nature to butt and push things into people. If he's sending somebody tumbling down a mountain or shoving large rocks into them, he has no idea what he's doing. He's only doing his own animalistic impulses.

    Funny thought though. To see the muppet goat do it makes him evil and it's humourous. But if a real goat did it to people it would be tragic and the animal is neutral. What a contrast indeed;)
     
  19. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets New Member

    Ha ha... That's a good point Marty. But another reason a goat might do that is to defend his teritory or it might be scared and trying to defend itself.
     
  20. Bill Bubble Guy

    Bill Bubble Guy Active Member

    Very interesting point William. To be honest the thought that the goat in the sketch may have been seeking to remove those three invaders from his territory has crossed my mind in the past.
     

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