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Rowlf Fan here. How many others out there?

Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by CharlesK6, Apr 13, 2002.

  1. CharlesK6

    CharlesK6 New Member

    Hi, I am new here and am a Rowlf fan. Was wondering how many others there are here. I recently found my old Rowlf hand puppet.:cool: Charly
  2. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I miss the old brown dog too! I hope they bring him back (via Bill Barretta) in the future. It's not riight having the Muppets without the likes of Rowlf and Scooter!

  3. Jara19

    Jara19 Active Member

    Rowlf is my favorite muppet character. I miss him very much.
  4. Pschtyckque

    Pschtyckque Well-Known Member

    Rowlf was always one of my favorites as well. I was just listening to my Ol' Brown Ears is Back album the other day. Gawd, I miss Henson.
  5. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member


    Hey, I miss good ol' Brown Ears. At the LIVE Muppet Show, Bill performed Rowlf and it was PERFECT! I think, anyhow! I was SO glad to see and hear Rowlf, I think I cried. I cried at the end of that show.

    Wait, forget about that. Don't tell anybody I cried okay. Maybe nobody will notice.

    FOZ :)
  6. Joggy

    Joggy Well-Known Member

    I really love Rowlf too. If I hadn't been known as Dr. Teeth over at the old board, I'd take a Rowlf Avatar...

    One of my bigger ambitions in life is to be a piano player like Rowlf...
  7. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member


    Dr. Teeth is a rockin' piano player also; Rowlf is more classical of a pianist. Either one is groovy. Hmm. Maybe you could be kind of like both Dr. Teeth and Rowlf...but, then, would that make you Dr. Bob?? Geez, hope you don't gross out at the sight of blood, doc.

    Tune in next time when Dr. Bob tickles the ivory and cures an elephant.

  8. Zack the Dog

    Zack the Dog Well-Known Member


    Hiya! Woof woof! yeah! Bark bark! Here's another Rowlf the Dog fan! How could ya not love that loveable dog! My favorite part about Rowlf his is floppy ear's especialy when he's playing the piano!

    I have created a rowlf hat and some day hope to market it:D

    Zack)Rowlf the, Ya can't live with e'm, ya can't live without e'm, Dog.
  9. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member


    Go to the hobby store and buy you some of that foam sheet stuff that's really thin that you can use to make some of those hats. I'll buy one from ya!

  10. CharlesK6

    CharlesK6 New Member

    I see I am not alone

    I see I am not alone. Lots of Rowlf fans here! Lets hope the powers that be are listening and they bring ol' Rowlf back to tickle the ivorys once again.
    Zack, I would buy a hat from you also.
    :D Charly
  11. scarecroe

    scarecroe Well-Known Member

    Rowlf fan

    I didn't notice and I was sitting right next to you! :p

    Seriously though, Rowlf is my 2nd favorite character. He's so cool, calm and collective. Taking the quiet and philosophical approach (or non-approach) on issues from time to time; or being loud and outspoken at others.

    Two of my favorite Rowlf Moments: "English Country Garden" with Fozzie at the piano in the Jaye P. Morgan episode of The Muppet Show (I've only ever seen the portion in The World of Jim Henson documentary); and Rowlf's two introduction scenes in Muppet Family Christmas with the "exhausted" joke, slipping on the icy patch, the "out-of-tune piano" and chatting with Sprocket.

    Were I given the command of a starship, he'd be my top choice as First Officer. He can be my Number One any day.
  12. Bovegard

    Bovegard Member


    I like Rolwf and think it's a shame he died with Jim. But then so did Dr Teeth. I like him too. I also like Janice and Sweetums but they have both sliped to just being part of the background in the films. Sad:(

  13. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member


    OOOOH YEAH!!! ROWLF WAS THE MAN!!!! okay, now that that's out of the way, I'd like to say, I miss Rolwf. It's kinda discouraging, though. You see, he's one of the characters they don't use cause they can't find a suitable replacement for a passed Muppeteer. He is amoung the group as Scooter, Dr.Teeth, Forgetful Jones (on Sesame), Link Hogthrob, and many many others to name. It's just too bad. I got an old Rowlf figure from the 70's Muppet set, but the paint on his nose scratched off. I love that little dog and hope that he comes back.
  14. scarecroe

    scarecroe Well-Known Member

    Rowlf lives

    Hey Tooth,

    Check out some earlier posts in the thread. Rowlf has indeed found a replacement.... or, a "continuer", if you will. Bill Barretta displayed a fine performance of Ol' Brown Ears just this past December in Muppet Show Live!. None of us could believe our little inferior human ears: it was Rowlf, in the fur! Bill was really dead-on for Jim's voice, although I did sense a hint of Bobo in there; but just a tad.

    According to Bill himself (as he has posted here at MC in the past), he also donned the canine for Muppet Treasure Island and Muppets From Space.

    Hopefully, we'll begin to start seeing some more of Rowlf in future projects. I know I'll be looking for him in this year's It's A Wonderful Muppet Christmas Movie.
  15. Raech

    Raech Well-Known Member

    Oh I would love to see Rowlf in the New Fox Muppets, also in the Halloween Special on NBC.

    ... "a skunk was badgered the results were strong... I hope that something better comes along..."
  16. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    This one is for scarecroe. I have seen the light. Indeed, someone is now performing Rowlf. The sad thing is, he isn't there that much. He does have cameos, of course. The newest Muppet Movies did feature him (mostly nonspeaking) and on Muppets tonight (too bad it was only for a second and all he said was "Yeah") and in the Muppet Racemania game. And I like that word, "continuers" much better than replacements. Someone who does not replace Jim (or Richard, for that matter) but continues the role for them. Thanks again, man!
  17. scarecroe

    scarecroe Well-Known Member


    Hey no problem, bud. Yeah I was just as excited as everyone else when Rowlf strolled onto that stage with such a big part. He actually had a full sketch with Kermit, stage right at Kermit's desk. Fantastic stuff. Keep your fingers crossed for more of him in this year's Xmas movie. There were also rumors floating around of a classic character or two showing up in Kermit's Swamp Years and Rowlf was one of those probosculated upon; although I think someone may have confirmed having seen younger versions of Statler and Waldorf puppets lying around, but I could be wrong.

    Anyway, here's to the continuance of Rowlf!
  18. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Too bad that I didn't have any money, so I could have gone to Muppetfest. I REALLY wanted to go. But anyway, I want to get Rowlf's new figure or (if I had PS1 or2) Muppet Racemania. I hope I can find my old Baby Rolwf Doll. Im just can't seem to remember what box it was in!
  19. Crazy Harry

    Crazy Harry Well-Known Member

    Re: Drtooth-

    Done, but now I think they're stuck.
  20. Nadine

    Nadine Member

    Rowlf was a great character; his duet with Kermit was one of the best parts of the Muppet Movie.

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