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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

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

    1 vote(s)

  1. FletchySRF3088

    FletchySRF3088 Well-Known Member

    Thank you and thanks for joining my page! :)

    I've been wanting to get that bust too. I tried finding cheaper prices a while back, I should probably look again.

    I hope they do new Scooter merchandise for the movie and not just sell us the usual Kermit, Piggy, Fozzie, Gonzo, Pepe, Animal merchandise. I would love for them to do a new Scooter plush toy. A friend of mine bought me one from ebay for christmas last year. It's from the '70s so it's a little worn down but I still love it and still have him sitting on my desk in my room ;)
  2. Skeeter Muppet

    Skeeter Muppet Well-Known Member

    Someday I'm going to have to purchase a small amount of web property somewhere and put my Scooter fansite back up. *pauses to curse Geocities*

    Scooter's been my favorite Muppet for a long time, although I don't think I realized how much I liked him until he was, well, gone. There are times that I wonder what sort of roles he could have played in the Muppet projects he was absent from (for instance, wouldn't he have made a perfect Nephew Fred in Muppet Christmas Carol?).

    One of the first roleplay communities I got into on LiveJournal was a prompt writing community called Theatrical Muse, and Scooter was the first journal I made for that site. I've been RP-ing him for six years now and it's been quite fun, exploring aspects of his personality and developing his background.

  3. FletchySRF3088

    FletchySRF3088 Well-Known Member

    It's interesting you bring that up; A while back I was talking to a member/admin of my Scooter fan page and I remember her saying that she thought Scooter would've fit perfectly as Jim Hawkins in Muppet Treasure Island and that idea just got me really excited and really made wish it could've happened. One of the reasons is that I think it would've been really great/ interesting to see Scooter, Gonzo and Rizzo working closely together.

    I don't know if I'm the only one who thinks this and I can't really describe it well, but I'll try to the best of my ability: I think Scooter and Rizzo would've or do have a good (unseen) connection. I feel that had Richard not left us before Rizzo became a main character, we would've gotten to see more scenes between the two characters. They did have that one little exchange in the Muppet*Vision 3D Pre-Show film ("Rizzo, you're disgusting!"). Rizzo also basically had Scooter's job as go-fer in Muppets Tonight. They kinda worked together a little in one scene in IAVMMCM too. Plus, Richard and Steve Whitmire, I think, had great chemistry and worked well together - as evidenced by (from the Fraggle Rock episodes I've seen so far) a character played by Richard was in a story with Wembley (The Wizard, Mudwell the Mud Bunny, etc).
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  4. Dominicboo1

    Dominicboo1 Well-Known Member

    I love Mudwell! He was such a good character!
  5. We Got Us

    We Got Us Well-Known Member

    Scooter could have been a great Jim Hawkins and an even better Scrooge's nephew (as someone mentioned) I hope if they plan on doing any more classic story retellings they put the go-fer where he belongs...he's gotta work cheaper than those other guys.;)
  6. Scooterforever

    Scooterforever Well-Known Member

    Well I know recently there was a SLEW of graphic novel Muppet adaptations of classic stories released by BOOM! studios, such as Peter Pan, Snow White, Robin Hood, and King Arthur. According to the cover of Muppets Peter Pan, Scooter plays the role of John Darling, a role he also played in Muppet Babies' Classic Children's Tales.
  7. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    Scooterforever, just wanted to say I like your avatar, Sir Didymus is one of my favorites, lol.
  8. We Got Us

    We Got Us Well-Known Member

    Scooter: "Hey, Kermit, somebody outside was trying to break the lock on your bicycle."

    Kermit: *gasp!*

    Scooter: "But I stopped 'em."

    Kermit: "What'd you do?"

    Scooter: "I told 'em the combination."

    -One of my favorite Scooter moments. While we're on the subject of how cute he is. ;)
  9. Scooterforever

    Scooterforever Well-Known Member

    Thanks, I still want to get some Sir Didymus merch, but other than the scarce 1986 plush dolls there isn't any. Wish Plan B Toys would've made statues of the 4 main characters rather than background goblins.
  10. bazooka_beak

    bazooka_beak Well-Known Member

    I can't help but love Scooter. Before I was born, my parents used him as my nickname when they talked about me (even though I'm a girl) :) They also bought a Scooter ornament for our tree, which I will always treasure. I'm a big fan of his sister, too.
  11. Scooterforever

    Scooterforever Well-Known Member

    Ooh, is it the 1980 porcelain Sigma ornament? B/c that's a really rare item.
  12. bazooka_beak

    bazooka_beak Well-Known Member

    It might be :) I was born in '81 so they may have bought it for '80 Christmas because of my nickname. It's also basically just his head, if that helps.
  13. Scooterforever

    Scooterforever Well-Known Member

    Oh, I've seen that ornament. Not quite as rare as the Sigma one, but still hard to come by.
  14. bingboingcutie

    bingboingcutie Well-Known Member

    Extremely well put!
  15. bingboingcutie

    bingboingcutie Well-Known Member

    So it was you behind the Kermit fansite all along?? Wow! You did a great job! I remember first starting out as a naiive little Muppet fan (and a HUGE Scooter fan) and coming across the site.

    When I saw it was done by Skeeter Muppet, I thought, "Gee, it's sure nice of Scooter's sister to create a fan website all about him."
  16. Skeeter Muppet

    Skeeter Muppet Well-Known Member

    I'm assuming you mean the Scooter fansite, but yes that was me. I wish I had updated it a bit more than I did before GeoCities shut down. I suppose it does live on (sort of) through the Internet Archive, but it's not really the same.

    But, like I said, maybe someday I'll purchase a small bit of web property and put it back up.

  17. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I'm just going to ask this...

    Is there any one that's on this site that DOESN'T like Scooter? I'd say he's pretty appreciated at least here. I'm sure everyone's favorite things about LTS and the new movie was Scooter having a semi-major role.
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  18. FletchySRF3088

    FletchySRF3088 Well-Known Member

    I think within the fanbase, he's more appreciated and loved. But outside that, maybe not so much; People who are casual fans per se, would usually pick Kermit, Piggy, Fozzie, Gonzo, Animal or even Pepe as their favourite Muppet. Here in the UK, a movie magazine called Empire did a 20 page spread on The Muppets. There was a section where celebrities mentioned who their favourite character is - Kermit, Piggy, Fozzie, Gonzo, Beaker, Robin, Janice, Animal, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and Floyd all were chosen but not one person picked Scooter :(
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  19. DramaQueenMokey

    DramaQueenMokey Well-Known Member

    I agree with Scooter being loved more in the fanbase area and it's kind of sad that he's not loved more outside of it, he deserves the love!
  20. vettech28

    vettech28 Well-Known Member

    I don't see why anybody can hate Scooter. He's a fantastic character for the show. He's a great assistant to Kermit as well as others to help control the craziness that occurs a lot of times. Not only that, he's a wonderful performer for the production numbers during the show. What I like about Scooter is he likes to help others whenever they need it.
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