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Songs from MC Radio

Discussion in 'Feedback' started by Beauregard, Mar 2, 2005.

  1. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Who are the Dead Hensons? They are featured quite a lot on MC Radio, and aren't very good impresionists of the Muppets (especially of the Count). Who are they?
  2. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    The Dead Hensons are a seven-piece band that plays Henson music exclusively.

    We've been playing their music for a couple years, but the talented group The Dead Hensons have just released an EP single of newly recorded material. All of the songs from this release are now on Muppet Central Radio.

    Find out more below...

  3. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Oh. I see.

    Here, BTW, is a suggestion for the next update. It would be great if we could have occasional "News Flashes" break in among the songs.

    I think although the Muppet News Flashes are mainlky visual gags, they would work on radio, especially for those who have seen the skits before.
  4. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    Not a bad idea, I will consider it for the future. You don't want them to play too frequently though. Dialogue gets old after repeated airings (for the regular listeners).
  5. Vic Romano

    Vic Romano Well-Known Member

    Yeah, just like those stupid Live 365 and Travelocity commercials! :rolleyes:
  6. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Yes, I agree. But there are quite a lot of them so they shouldn't be too repetitave!
  7. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    New questian!

    What happens in Windmills of my Mind?

    And doies anyone have an MP3 of this I can trade for?

    What is We've Got Us from, and what are the words that Floyd sings? When was it sung? And is that Annie sue Pig I hear throughout the song?
  8. christyb

    christyb Well-Known Member

    We've Got Us is from the episode with Dom Delouise (Spelling??). On the 25th Anniversary CD Floyd sings the lines: (cut me some slack here.)
    Waltzing Melody as a soliloquy (spelling?)
    When it's more fun to be
    Harmonzing (all)

    As far as Annie Sue singing I don't know. Piggy is the one who does have the most lines in the song though.
  9. MuppetDude

    MuppetDude Well-Known Member

    Windmills of Your Mind began with an intro by a green bird-like creature with large pupils talking about how calm he is. When the song begins, the camera zooms into his eyes, and then the scene dissolves into the creature (whose pupils are a bit smaller) running past a moving landscape, with his three legs rotating like a wheel and his hair billowing in the wind. As the song gets faster the wind gets stronger and his legs spin faster! At the end of the song he crashes into a windmill (knocking the blades off).

    When we go back to the bird after the song, his pupils are tiny, then he ends up running out and screaming!

    We Got Us--Dom sings to Piggy after her plans of getting Kermit to notice her fails (it's the last number of the show). On the show, the Muppets around Dom were Fozzie, Kermit, Piggy, Gonzo, Scooter, Floyd, Janice, and a flower-delivery Whatnot. The album version is a re-recorded version, but with the same music.

    On the album Floyd sings:

    Why sing a melody
    As a soliloquy
    When it's more fun to be

    All: Harmonizing...
  10. christyb

    christyb Well-Known Member

    That's what I get for having a cold and trying to listen at the same time. I get the stupid line wrong :). Thanks for correcting me.
  11. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Thanks guys. As always MuppetDude, you are the fount of Muppt knowlede, and Christy, at least you knew some of the lines ;)
  12. christyb

    christyb Well-Known Member

    Yep, and I think now I'm going to find a quiet spot in the library and take a nap. Hopefully, I can shake this cold off. But I have learned a lesson. "Keep My Big Mouth Shut!" LoL.
  13. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Could someone tell me about Pocalofika please?

    Who are the Muppatones? And how did Feelings go on the show? And did Floyd introduce it, or just someone who sounded like him?

    Lastly, let's discus a Fraggle Rock song. Catch the Tail by the Tiger. I can understand most of teh mixed up saying, "catch the tiger by the tail" "stake the bull by the horns" "and pull the wool over your eyes" But, what's the middle expresion? I can't work it out.


    EDIT: I lied, I have another questian! Who was the Salamander (voiced by Steve Whitmere) in Do Ro Me?
  14. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Forgive me. I have another questian. What happens in Pass the Peace Pipe? Janice was saying something about not rehearsing, why? Was this from the auditioning episode again?
  15. MuppetDude

    MuppetDude Well-Known Member

    Pachalafaka--a Turkish Tourist (Hashim) in a Turkish landscape sings as a belly dancer dances around him. At the end of the sketch the belly dancer reveales facial hair (and I think fangs) under her veil.

    I'm not sure if Feelings was ever on SS, but there were a few parodies (like the cartoon "Felines").

    The middle expression of Gobo's song is "A bird in need is a friend indeed", and I don't get it either. He sings it at first to Boober and Wembley and is soon joined by a group of fraggles (including a few musicians in what looks like African tribe clothing, but more "fragglish". During the second half of the song Gobo climbs a tall stalacmite (and can't get down by the end of the song).

    Pass That Peace Pipe is from the Liza Minelli episode (UK Spot), an episode where many characters are getting shot or stabbed (it's a murder mystery show). The number is on stage, but with no scenery. Four dogs sing it: Baskerville (Nelson), an ugly yellow hound (Hunt), Muppy (Goelz, with plastic Muppet eyes), and an Irish Wolfhound (Whitmire) in sunglasses and tropical shirt. At the end of the song each one gets struck by a tomahawk or arrow (Animal even ends up with an ax to the head at the end!).
  16. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    I meant the Feelings on the Muppet Show, but, thanks for all the info! As always, you surprise me with your knowledge!

    Yes, I thought it was "A bird in need is a friend indeed" but that made no sense, so I thought I had it wrong. Does that mean the proper version of that saying go, "A friend in need is a bird indeed"??????
  17. MuppetDude

    MuppetDude Well-Known Member

    Ah, okay. Beaker sings it in front of a microphone, wearing a green suit, backed up by Animal, Zoot, and Janice. It comes from the Diana Ross episode where the audience likes anything but the Muppets (that's why there's a lot of booing). It's one of the funniest Muppet moments ever IMO. :eek:

    Unless there's another version of "Feelings" I'm not aware of. :confused:
  18. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Nope. i'm talking about a version where Someone (a woman, not sure who) is singing and is interupted by tons of Monsters (sounds like monsters, Muppet radio said it's the Muppatones)

    They're all shouting around her. Sounds like an alleyway.
  19. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Ok. Coming up next: Cuanta La Gusta! Sung by Miss Piggy and the Pigs, I wondered if that was a an opening number, or what? There are often Pigs in the opening numbers. So, any details on this song? What kind of backdrops and stuff?

    Sung by a Magicion and his assistent: You do something to me. Lot's of Zappy sound effects, I wonder what exactly is going on here? From Tthe Muppet Show.
  20. MuppetDude

    MuppetDude Well-Known Member

    The Feelings you described may be on the "Let Your Feelings Show!" SS album, performed by Mary Banilow (Marilyn Sokol) and the Mupppetones.

    You might want to check out the TMS episode guide for details of some songs. ;) (Namely the George Burns and Peter Ustinov episodes.)

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