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Statler and Waldorf on ESPN Classic

Discussion in 'Muppet Appearances' started by vernali, Oct 4, 2005.

  1. vernali

    vernali Member

    Statler & Waldorf to Introduce Reel Classics Extra On ESPN Classic
    Burbank, Calif., August 26, 2005 – Statler & Waldorf, the Muppets’ famous duo of curmudgeons in the balcony, will introduce ESPN Classic’s weekly sports-themed movie series, Reel Classics Extra, beginning Sunday, August 28 at 8 p.m. EST.
    From movie theme to starring casts, nothing is safe from the grumpy pair’s signature no-holds-barred heckling, including a few hilarious jabs at each other along the way.
    Reel Classics Extra is ESPN Classic’s weekly Sunday movie series that gives viewers a chance to watch classic sports-themed movies, while also learning interesting, entertaining and humorous facts about the movies, the stars and more through on-screen pop-ups with tidbits and little-known details.
    “This is a perfect opportunity for Statler & Waldorf to once again show off their talents,” said David Spingarn, Director of Creative Business Development for The Muppets Holding Company LLC. “We are thrilled to extend the Muppets brand and characters on a recurring basis to a great ESPN platform.”
    Added Jodi Markley, senior vice president of international production, ESPN Classic and ESPNEWS, “Reel Classics Extra is a chance each Sunday for sports fans to relax, unwind and wrap up their weekend with a great sports movie. Statler & Waldorf are a perfect fit to introduce these movies because, like the movies, they are classics in their own right. They are going to bring our fans some good laughs and kick off these movies in a great way.”
    In addition, the twosome are up to their usual antics in “Statler & Waldorf – From the Balcony,” an exclusive bi-weekly online program on Movies.com that offers visitors access to vignettes from the cranky pair. In each episode, the grumpy duo entertains movie fans with witty commentary and provides their hilarious take on upcoming film and DVD releases. Each episode also features a special guest star, including the Swedish Chef, Rowlf the Dog, and Pepe the King Prawn.
  2. Vic Romano

    Vic Romano Well-Known Member

    So this is a weekly thing? Or did we miss it?
  3. vernali

    vernali Member

    Yes, this is an ongoing thing on ESPN Classic!!! :)
  4. Vic Romano

    Vic Romano Well-Known Member

    Cool, nice find, now I just wonder why we haven't heard of this sooner!:sing:
  5. vernali

    vernali Member

    I saw it last week, and they were funny! :)
  6. Crazy Harry

    Crazy Harry Well-Known Member

    I have a reason to watch ESPN?
  7. vernali

    vernali Member

    It's only a :15 intro, but from what I understand, it will be longer in the future.
  8. Kimp the Shrimp

    Kimp the Shrimp Well-Known Member

    its on when the Simpsons are on not good
  9. vernali

    vernali Member

    Last week, it was re-aired afterwards. Looking ahead, I noticed that some of the re-airs are on the the next day too.
  10. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    Dang, I wish I had cable...
  11. Stulz

    Stulz Well-Known Member

    When is this ON!!??

    I tried looking it up on my DVR and got nothing. What does ESPN call this show??
  12. erniebert1234ss

    erniebert1234ss Well-Known Member

    Stulz, it's called Reel Classics. Basically, it's a classic sports movie.

    Trust me, I know from experience.

  13. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict Well-Known Member

    think it used to have more classic sports programming including classic ABC's Wide World of Sports. but you know how these things go.
  14. unclematt

    unclematt Well-Known Member

    Sounds good to me. Anyway they can get exposure is good
  15. Secret Squirrel

    Secret Squirrel Well-Known Member

    These clips are Yerrid and Massey, not Goelz and Whitmire. MHC tried to slip it under the radar.

    secret squirrel
  16. unclematt

    unclematt Well-Known Member

    Thank you Secret
  17. Infinity Sirius

    Infinity Sirius Well-Known Member

    Stars! So many ESPN channels, I hope I find it. Do you think they'll show the clips online?
  18. unclematt

    unclematt Well-Known Member

    They ar on Stars as well?
  19. Infinity Sirius

    Infinity Sirius Well-Known Member

    Oh no! Stars is just my word for exasperation, surprise, confusion, etc, instead of cussing or sounding like a comic book character. Or maybe I do if I say it too often.
  20. vernali

    vernali Member

    These spots are now online!! But only a few! They still air before the movie!! Good exposure! :)

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