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Scooter: who's who

Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by Mr.Penguin, May 7, 2003.

  1. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Isn't John off Dr Teeth duty now, though? I thought that secret squirrel said somthing of it. I could be wrong. My statement was not about taking Teeth out of the hands of John, rather to give it to an appropriate person if John has moved on. Bill would be the best choice. However, I enjoy the idea that Rowlf and Teeth could appear together without dubbing and that there would be more of a difference in the voice.:D :sympathy:
  2. BlueFrackle

    BlueFrackle Well-Known Member

    Exactly !
    Even after The Muppet Show Link still carried on to The Jim Henson Hour!

    They should definetely bring him back!

    What was the Newsman like at MuppetFest, I wish i could hear the voice.

    And if it was good, I dont get why they didnt make a Newsman Sketch in A Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie, If it can be done and its fun then WHY NOT!?

  3. BlueFrackle

    BlueFrackle Well-Known Member


    John is still doing Dr. Teeth, But he isnt assigned to him as 'his' character, If they need him they will call him in.

    If they can get away without him, They will.

    see ya
  4. WiGgY

    WiGgY Well-Known Member

    About the News Man. Maybe there just wasn't room for it. They did very little on stage. Maybe on a new show the news man will get some time, especially if Brian stays on to do Scooter.

    About Link. Maybe Steve wasn't ready to do link on MT? I definatly would have like Bay of Pigs better if Link were in it. but instead they went with a bad pun.

    About Dr. Teeth. Didn't John do Dr. Teeth in AVMMC? I guess if Eric hadn't started with the company, John would have stayed on to do Fozzie, and thus also do Dr. teeth, but with Eric doing a GREAT Fozzie, John must not have as much work to do with the muppets. It would be nice if John had Dr. Teeth and Rowlf, though Bill can appaarently do Rowlf when he has a script.

    About Kermit. I'd like to hear John's Kermit. I think all the puppetters have their own Kermit voice. I know Dave has one thats similar to Steve's a bit. For the people that worked with Jim, it's like doing an impression of you're boss. Everyone does that. lol :D

    About time I finished this post. :D
  5. BlueFrackle

    BlueFrackle Well-Known Member


    Yeah i think probably most of the Henson Puppeteers have done a Kermit impersonation.

    see ya
  6. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Dr. Teeth didn't talk in the version of the special I saw. :sympathy:

    If Teeth is considered a "hire out" instead part of the core group, then I would rather a core performer like Bill voice him just because it would mean we'd see him more often. I think John does a great job.
  7. WiGgY

    WiGgY Well-Known Member

    He was in the back and was cut out along with the rest of the EM scene. Somewhere there is footage though. Hopefully it will be on the DVD, or maybe it will be released on the web somewhere.
  8. BlueFrackle

    BlueFrackle Well-Known Member


    Yeah John was performing Dr Teeth in A Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie, All his lines got cut tho !

    see ya
  9. Super Scooter

    Super Scooter Well-Known Member

    Then again, how often did you see Link in the first three Muppet movies? They haven't given him anymore than he had then.

    Now, if they had a new TV show on now, I could deffenitely see what the problem is. But, the fact still remains that they didn't use him then, so they're not using him now.

    It's sad. Let's just hope for a Pigs in Space movie. Then he could be the main character and we'll have our fill of Link for a while.
  10. WiGgY

    WiGgY Well-Known Member

    The problem was that MT was the new TV show in 96 and they just put in an imitation link Like Chilly said. I do agree that Link never had a place in the first 3 movies. I saw in the in theater durring TMM but no where else that I can think of. I would enjoy a Pigs in Space movie eventually. That would be awesome.

    Here's my idea. Basically it would be an unofficial sequel to MFS. It opens up with all the muppets doing the new muppet show. Gonzo's alien family is in trouble and sends him a message while he's onstage at the muppet theater via Waldorf while he's in the middle of a heckle. Gonzo's act goes wrong, again, and he gets shot out of the canon into the back stage area. He then Tells Kermit what just happened and says he must get to his family. Kermit replies, "But where would we get a ship and crew?" Bunsen pops up and explains that Muppet Labs has been able to make fantasy a reality by constructing an actual Swine Trek for use in space in order to get more realistic shots for the Pigs In Space segements.

    Now because this is an idea in progress and because this isn't a movie script thread, I'll just say it goes on from there. :D

    Now wouldn't something like that be cool?
  11. Chilly Down

    Chilly Down Well-Known Member

    You're right that he wasn't in the movies much, Super Scooter. That's why I mentioned Muppets Tonight. He's a great "fill-in" character, so why they assign lines to generic Muppets when they could use a character that everyone loves...I don't get it.

    Wiggy, your plot idea sounds cool. That's probably what the plot for MFS should have been in the first place.
  12. WiGgY

    WiGgY Well-Known Member

    Thanks. I plan to write out an entire script on my own at first, and then once all the dialog and ideas are on papaer, I'll try to find someone who knows how to puts things in a true script form.

    A follow up movie to MFS would be nice. Of course making it unofficial is best because then there is no up front link to MFS which didn't do so well by the fans standards.

    I also think having a lot of the movie in the muppet theater would be cool at the beggining. Maybe even throw a musical act and maybe a Vet's Hospital act on before Gonzo gets the message. That would be great for the fans and great comedy for the movie. And of course I'll make this a muppet movie and not a Gonzo movie like MFS became.

    Does anyone know if it's possible to write a script and send it to JHC for possible production?
  13. Chilly Down

    Chilly Down Well-Known Member

    I believe they don't accept any outside submissions, because if they ever end up doing anything remotely similar to your project, you could sue. Same with TV shows -- if you want to write for CSI, you don't send them a CSI script, or they won't even look at it for legal reasons. You send them a Law & Order script instead.

    Of course, if someone has information to the contrary about JHC, feel free to let me know. I would have submitted a Muppet script ages ago if I thought they would look at it.
  14. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    So what script do we send to JHC? Spongebob? LOL! (ducks):o
  15. Chilly Down

    Chilly Down Well-Known Member

    That's what makes it so tricky. See, there's nothing else LIKE the Muppets. If you wanted to write for Sesame, I suppose you could write a Between the Lions...but what on earth would you write for regular Muppets? Simpsons is often used as a comparison point on this site, but I'm not sure that's similar enough to show them you know what you're doing. Hmmm....
  16. WiGgY

    WiGgY Well-Known Member

    Hmm..this is tough. Perhaps I could sign something saying I wouldn't sue? I'd love to have someone at JHC read the script if I ever wrote it.
  17. muppet_dk

    muppet_dk Well-Known Member

  18. ryhoyarbie

    ryhoyarbie Well-Known Member

    Re: Jamie,

    i read somewhere that bill perfromed dr. teeth and that john was an extra performer that didn't do dr. teeth..

  19. somethingofafan

    somethingofafan Well-Known Member

    I don't know why people are complaining about the new puppeteers' having voices just a little too high or too low. I usually can't tell any difference. In fact, I can tell the difference between Jim Henson's early Ernie ("Rubber Duckie") and his later one ("Do de Rubber Duck") much more easily than I can tell the later one from Steve Whitmire's version.
  20. WiGgY

    WiGgY Well-Known Member

    That's a very good point. All the voices have changed over time. Even those still done by the same person. Gonzo is probably the best example of this. With the way Steve does Ernie now it's almost impossible to tell the difference between him and Jim's later Ernie.

    It's interesting to analize the new voices and what not, but I think everyone would agree that it's great to have the characters being perfromed no matter who does them. (except Statler who should be done by Steve :D)

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