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Discussion in 'Fraggle Rock' started by Don_Music_2004, Jul 9, 2004.
LOL. Nerd and proud of it!
Hehe, well you know it reminds me of when I was in 5th grade and a guy came to our school to encourage us to read more. He told everyone to go home that night and read one book and report back the next day.
I'm a big Star Trek fan and at the time I was actually reading an old copy of Leonard Nimoy's book I Am Not Spock. The next day the guy came back and asked us all what we read. Most kids said "Babysitters Club" (Ugh!). But when he got to me I said, "Leonard Nimoy's autobiography!" : D Lol
You could tell all the grown ups were freaked out, lol. And the kids naturally thought I was weird.
I don't just pick up any book and read it, but I'm very open to reading on topics I enjoy. I guess I was more of a nonfiction person than adults expect kids to be at that age.
If you guys can believe this, halfway through Grade 3, we all actually got into Teletubbies; though I think it was kind of like what Pufnstuf did for college kids back in the day... in this case, the Teletubbies were aimed and targeted at the little kiddies, but something about the weirdness and the absurdity of it all somehow appealed to the slightly older kids as well.
Yeah my friends and I are kinda like that now with Spongebob, lol. Couldn't stand the Teletubbies, but I won't judge since I didn't like it when people did it to me.
I mostly stick to reading fantasy-type books (Harry Potter, Maximum Ride, etc.). Labyrinth and Dark Crystal are pretty much what truly got me interested in the Muppets again.
That's cool, somehow it all fits together.
Oh whatever, I get the name sitcom confused to mean a regular TV show sometimes... XD I'm old.
To this day, I contend the show was only popular because it was ironic. People watched it ironically because of the Jerry Falwell nonsense (if he kept his mouth shut, no one would have watched, and it would have been a flop) and the fact that it was so psychedelic. I remember a Robotman and Monty comic strip where Monty was eating all the loose poppy seeds at the bottom of a bag of bagels (the Bagel), listening to Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds and watching Teletubbies.
Anyway, there's a difference between growing out of something and just generally losing interrest (what it sounds like Snowth is talking about). That happens to me a lot. If something isn't keeping a franchise going, than it becomes nostalgic at best. Until I found out about a TV special, I was completely out of TMNT for a while this year. Show was canceled and all.
Actually its not specifically a kid's show. It had no target audience. The behind the scenes bonus disc from Season 4 explains that it was the only show that was supposed to reach all ages. the ideas in it are ageless and timeless. it is a truly deep and emotional show. i'd prefer to call it a work of art. and besides, i loved the muppet show when i was a child, and that's mostly for adults. i didnt care for sesame street until i turned 25, and that's obviously for children. i think all three of these shows are just as intelligent as they need to be to reach anyone who opens their mind enough.
That's too bad. I think my mom (age 54) is glad that I'm such a big Muppet fan, because it allows her to enjoy it with me. She still considers Fraggle Rock to be one of the best shows on television!
hey...spongebob is awesome. and should not be compared to the teletubbies. that show has no fricken brainpower behind it whatsoever. spongebob is comedy brilliance!
I could rant about this Andy guy quite a bit (he has become a royal pain the neck to me, but I won't go into the details). But I wanted to respond with what everybody else was saying post-that.
I must be the luckiest person in the world in regards to hazing about liking the Muppets. I've always stuck to my own interests for all of my school years. Jim Henson, classic Looney Tunes, Joe Dante and Tim Burton movies, The Simpsons, they are all part of my life. I have obviously run into some jerks, especially in eleventh grade when some jerky juniors and seniors decided to mess with me heavily and made me a laughing stock. But other than that episode, people were encouraging me and were fascinated by my puppeteer work, intense and strong interest in all things Henson and everybody knew it had a strong, and positive, impact that they certainly saw. I've been able to make strong connections with people through the Muppets (I know someone who's afraid of Grover of all Muppets, Grover! ) and it's been more positive an influence than negative. Besides for me, they are more important things to worry about in life then Kermit showing up on Hollywood Squares and making sure not to miss it. I do still have my priorities straight even if the Muppets are very up there.
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