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Scooter at The TED Conference

Discussion in 'Muppet Appearances' started by muppetlover123, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. kyunkyua

    kyunkyua Active Member

    That is awesome! But the audience is so quiet. I know I would've been doing some crazy cheering.
  2. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    The footage is only picking up David's mic, so you wouldn't be able to hear the crowd well through it.
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  3. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    I noticed that too. You can see the audience laughing and clapping at certain points so they were definitely reacting, you just can't hear them too well.
  4. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Yeah, it was so strange to hear him without any kind of laugh track...Makes me wonder what would have happened to the comic delivery of TMS if the laugh track was removed...Someone should get on that as an after-school project!

    Bea:zany:{*insert canned laughter here*}regard
  5. meepmuppaphones

    meepmuppaphones Active Member

    I am so happy Scooter made a comeback here. I think of Jim Henson's and Richard Hunt's deaths this way; the Muppets they did "suffer a blow" where some are silenced and reduced to background characters. This was mostly evident on Rowlf, Dr. Teeth, Janice, and especially Link Hogthrob and Scooter. Scooter made a seven year absence after Richard Hunt's death! I'm pleased to see Scooter is coming back, and to celebrate...

    MARCH OF THE SCOOTERS!!!!!
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  6. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    In context, Scooter has always been nerdy. Having him get annoyed at the countless techie-wannabes that think everything's better if it's all made on computers is completely in character... heck it's in character for US!

    How many times have we seen someone pop on the board JUST to say, "Sure, I sorta kinda liked them when I was five... but COME ON! The wave of the future is ugly half breed reality and cartoon looking animals pasted onto the screen of uninterested actors interacting with tennis balls and cardboard cutouts!" Even on a visual level, I don't see why the Garfield Movie and Personality Devoid Ranger Smith's lame Attempt to Get Family Friendly Some And Yogi Bear is somewhere in there too The Yogi bear movie just seem so plastic.

    CGI can bring us some great things... like Up and Monsters Vs. Aliens and stuff like that. It can be the flashy substance that makes a terrible film like Alpha Omega or Planet 51 look better than it really is...

    Or... it can bring us completely amateurish, poorly done, F-grade student local commercials:



    A sock puppet with poorly hot glued eyes that fall off mid-commercial looks a crapload more professional than that one.

    Sheesh! No wonder Scooter's a bit aggressive at this conference.
  7. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    I think that would look weird because you can tell there are times when the characters pause to wait for the laugh track, lol.
  8. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    Well what do you define as "nerdy?" Not being rude, just trying to understand. :)
  9. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    "Nerdy" by the definition of someone who has tastes outside of "the norm" (whatever that is) and is passionate about it. Or is that geek? I forget... the words are almost interchangeable. He really seemed to geek out over some of the guest stars. So it would be only natural to be that passionate about puppetry. I can see the character having a LOT of comic books at home. He did in that promotional photo for MTM where they're in the lockers.
  10. charlietheowl

    charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    Finally got around to watching the video and it was great! I always like when Muppet characters appear in real-life situations.
  11. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    Yeah maybe I'm just old fashioned but I always thought of nerd as purely associated with computers and math or something, lol. Geek does fit better for me, you're right he does geek out at some of the guest stars, lol.
  12. Muppetboy09

    Muppetboy09 Well-Known Member

    I loved whenever he got so into it that he started shouting, but then corrected himself ;)

    YOU READY FOR A MUPPET SHOWDOWN!?!?!?!? I'M GONNA....oh, i only have 30 seconds left. Thank you for having me XD
  13. Hubert

    Hubert Well-Known Member

    274! That's 274 Scooter smilies! Ah-hah-hah! :batty:
    *thunder and lightning are heard and seen outside.
  14. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    Oh, stealing The Count's thunder, are ya?

    Scooter seemed noticeably more brash and aggressive in this bit than before, and I'm guessing that's deliberate. In TMS he was a young teenager; now he's coming across as an older teen. I guess his voice changed sometime between then and now.

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  15. meepmuppaphones

    meepmuppaphones Active Member

    Oh god, you actually counted all of those Scooters? I shouldn't have use so much Scooters... sorry.:p
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  16. DannyRWW

    DannyRWW Well-Known Member

    I think puppetry is an artform that is here to stay. The Muppets are great because they are a recognized version of that artform so they will be out there in some form. It is so great to see Scooter taking center stage though. I don't really have problem with the Muppets talking about being Puppets either. I thought that was funny, though I wish there was a higher quality video...it was kind of quiet too.
  17. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    I just pictured Scooter starting his talk with "You are all naked!"
  18. meepmuppaphones

    meepmuppaphones Active Member

    That would be very awkward.;)
  19. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Oh my goodness, yes! I love that bit in the movie :p
  20. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    As soon as I get my hands on the DVD, Imma rip that sound and replace my computer's start-up sound.
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