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So Frank Oz has a Twitter now...

Discussion in 'Henson People' started by gavry3, Dec 10, 2017.

  1. gavry3

    gavry3 Well-Known Member

    Update: Well, he's doing a Reddit AMA on January 4, and he's growing back his beard.
     
  2. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Still can't comprehend how a troll playground like Reddit somehow ended up becoming a legit social media platform.
     
  3. gavry3

    gavry3 Well-Known Member

    I stand corrected.
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  4. JimAndFrank

    JimAndFrank Well-Known Member

    Hey, he liked my Tweet too. On Christmas of all days!

    It took less than a day for Frank to become the most adorable person on that platform. For someone who is extremely private, nearly every tweet is considerate, generous and he seems happy to share the knowledge. I just hope he doesn't end up feeling overwhelmed by the attention and cuts himself off again.
     
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  5. gavry3

    gavry3 Well-Known Member

    Before he got a twitter, I knew he was really private. But now that he's promoting a new movie of his own, he's gotta find new ways to gain some audiences. He probably didn't know all these people would be excited, though.

    But seriously, he's so innocent! He calls twitter account ''Twitter Sites''.
     
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  6. MelissaY1

    MelissaY1 Well-Known Member

    Agreed. Social media can be a blessing and a curse depending on how it's used. So far it seems like everyone has been very respectful to Frank as far as the fans, and I think that's why he's having a good time with it. I hope it stays that way. He laughed at another obscure reference I mentioned to him this morning, and has liked and responded to a few of my Tweets now. For like you said a man who was so private for many years, I never thought I'd be saying in my 40s now I've met him several times at this point and interact with him online!
     
  7. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    The Muppet Fans Talking podcast guys started a discussion about Frank possibly being a writer or director of a future Muppet project now that he's on Twitter, and I wanna know what you guys think of it.
    Jarrod Fairclough: I think we might see more of Frank. I think he's starting to realize that being back in the public eye, the Muppets and everything like that might be the way he sees out however long he has left in this world or at least until he retires. I don't think he'll perform again, I don't think he'll be Piggy, Fozzie or Animal. He may go back to Sesame Street 2 days a season like he used to, but I would love to see him as a director, or at least in a creative role with the Muppets. I think he is what they need to get back to how they were in say the '80s which was huge.
    Steve Swanson: I agree with you there, but having said that, I think I understand what Frank's vision might be for the Muppets, and do you really think that Disney would wanna go that direction as opposed to the marketing, hyper kid-focused, hyper focused-grouped content that they produce now?
    Jarrod: I think the ABC show a couple years ago shows that they're not opposed to un-childlike Muppets, even if it didn't go the way they hoped.
    Steve: I would love to see Frank do something holding the reins of the Muppets, but I don't see Disney in the entertainment landscape we live in today, I just don't see it happening. But it's a fan's dream come true.
    Jarrod: I'll respectfully disagree, I think they would let him do it, I don't see why they wouldn't. Because he's not gonna go all out and get really inappropriate with it. Look at something like Muppets take Manhattan. That was something he controlled, and it wasn't overly adult.
    Steve: Okay, you misunderstood what I said. I and you know Frank understands the layers of the personalities of the Muppets, and I don't think that's what gets addressed in what they're doing now. And that's what I'm saying Disney isn't really interested in exploring. Disney wants the Muppets to tell a bunch of punchlines with no jokes, ya know, no buildup.
    Jarrod: See, I think they'd be happy. I think if you had the right people maybe pushing it, which I think Frank is one of the right people, they'd give it a go and see what they had to lose.
     
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2018 at 5:50 PM

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