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Scooter Appreciation Thread For The Most Underappraciated, Disrespected Muppet of Ever

Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by Scooterforever, Nov 28, 2011.


Do you hate Scooter?

  1. Yes, because I'm a terrible person

    1 vote(s)
  2. No, because I'm wonderful

    58 vote(s)
  3. Maybe, but I have no backbone so I can't make up my mind

    1 vote(s)

  1. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    A few years ago I got to see the Muppets 1979 appearance on The Tonight Show (at The Museum of TV & Radio, now The Paley Center for Media).

    One of the best parts is Leo Sayer's conversation with Kermit and Scooter. Scooter says to Kermit, "Oh, another young person!" (Apparently they felt the need to explain why Scooter was in this particular segment, lol).

    Kermit says "Oh yes, Leo, you remember Scooter."

    Leo: Oh yeah, I remember all these guys from The Muppet Show! Scooter and I spent the whole time doing Cockey Rhyming slang, didn't we?

    Scooter: You better believe it! Cherry hog, that's dog! Bowl of chalk, that's a walk!

    Leo explains the concept of Rhyming slang and then does the following exchange with Scooter. The way the conversation goes, it feels to me that it's more Leo and the puppeteer beneath Scooter that are doing the remembering.

    Leo: So for instance, I'd say to Scooter, "I love the Irish!"

    Scooter: Oh, Irish jig that's...that's a wig! But wait, wait...

    Leo: But then he'll say back to me...

    Scooter: That's my barnet fair, that's my hair!

    Scooter then briefly discusses the strange sandwiches to be found in England, "jelly dales...yuch!" Lol

    Leo discusses the different words Americans and the English have for things, like they could rewrite that old song, "You say astro turf, and I say plastic grass!"

    Scooter replies, "That's right, that's right!

    Kermit asks Leo how he likes living in America and he says he actually only lives in America half the year. Scooter tries to imitate Leo's pronounciation of "half" and says to Kermit, "it doesn't sound right does it?" They end up saying Leo spends "half (American accent) the time here and half (English) there!"

    Leo recalls getting blown up on The Muppet Show. Scooter intejects, "Yeah, falling down...sorry about that..." (very cute lol).

    Kermit asks Leo what it's like to have millions of girls chasing him. Scooter hungrily replies, "Oh yeah I'd like that!"

    They discuss what to do about chasing girls and Scooter comes up with his jem, "I put a bag that a blender came in over my head!" (This got a big laugh from the audience lol)

    Kermit: For what?

    Scooter: To hide from the girls!

    Kermit: What girls?

    Scooter: Uh...the ones that don't chase me...

    Kermit: Yeah... (Lol)

    Leo asks Kermit about his relationship with Piggy, to which Scooter helpfully comments, "Oh Kermit and Piggy are getting married ya know!" Kermit is horrified, but the crowd goes crazy!

    Leo: Oh great! It's really takes bravey to announce it on TV like this, Kermit!

    Scooter: It sure does!

    Kermit: ::whimpers:: (Lol)
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  2. We Got Us

    We Got Us Active Member

    Looovvee it! Oh Scooter, I'd chase you ;-) Is the interview available on DVD? I'd love to see it/buy it/watch it a million times!
  3. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    Oh, that is great! Thanks for posting it. I hope a video of it surfaces someday.
  4. LamangoNumber2

    LamangoNumber2 Active Member

    Well, the most underappraciated, disrespected muppet has about five threads on the front page of the forum in Classic Muppets.
    heralde likes this.
  5. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I was surprised to see Scooter referred to as ""underappreciated". I thought that the majority of us fans liked him (I know of a few who dislike him or at least don't favor him). Weren't we all wanting him to return during that period when he was retired?
  6. shinycelebi225

    shinycelebi225 Active Member

    hey we cashe you for a reason.............. 'cause we think you'r cute
    We Got Us likes this.
  7. Mary Louise

    Mary Louise Active Member

    People hate Scooter? :confused: What's there to hate? He's friendly. He's helpful. He lets the guest star know when the show's about to start. (The cold openings with him, in Seasons Two through Four, were some of my favorite moments on the Muppet Show.) Plus, in the Lynn Redgrave episode, when they were putting on Robin Hood, he made a super-cute Alan-A-Dale!
    We Got Us likes this.
  8. shinycelebi225

    shinycelebi225 Active Member

    I KNOW!!!! HE WAS SO CUTE!!!
  9. We Got Us

    We Got Us Active Member

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  10. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    Hooray! Lol ;)
  11. shinycelebi225

    shinycelebi225 Active Member

    do you know where i can find scooter on the tonight show??
  12. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    I honestly don't know if it's on DVD; I'd have to do some more research. I saw the episode at The Paley Center for Media, which is in Los Angeles and New York.
  13. shinycelebi225

    shinycelebi225 Active Member

    is it on youtube??
  14. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    Not that I've seen.
  15. We Got Us

    We Got Us Active Member

    I'd keep trying though. About a year back I couldn't find The Muppets Go To The Movies anywhere on the internet, so I went out an ordered one from Ebay for a bundle that ended up being a UK format that wouldn't play on my VHS. A week later all the skits I wanted to see turned up on youtube. :smirk:
  16. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    Ooooo yeah you gotta be careful. If it's Region 2, it can't be played in the US.
  17. shinycelebi225

    shinycelebi225 Active Member

    then... TO ENGLAND!!!
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  18. We Got Us

    We Got Us Active Member

    True dat, learned the hard way. Still want to get it transferred though, I'm stubborn like that. And it has such a neat case! ;)
  19. We Got Us

    We Got Us Active Member

    Lol, you buy the tickets, I'll bring the VHS, we'll stay at the Happiness hotel! Oh wait, I live there. Durn.
    Muppet fan 123 likes this.
  20. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    Yeah seriously, lol. At least CDs are the same. I bought a couple of things I wanted when I visited Ireland. I should have checked to see what Muppet stuff they had, lol.

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