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Statler & Waldorf on movies.com

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by jgriffee, Feb 25, 2005.

  1. Crazy Harry

    Crazy Harry Well-Known Member

    The new voices will take some getting used to, even if they are temporary.
  2. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Well-Known Member

    Since GW said they did it form the first episodes then it didn't worry me. I loved it and enjoyed it. I just wished that Floyd would of been there to hold Animal down or tell him to, "Heel! Sit! Stay!" then Animal repeating it. I've always loved when Floyd and Animal would say that. Made me laugh alot. :halo: :D :sing:
  3. unclematt

    unclematt Well-Known Member

    I dont think I have a problem if the new talent is only assigned to smaller projects. I just dont want to see new talent doing movie roles. Thank you Gelfing for all of the information.
  4. BEAR

    BEAR Well-Known Member

    I'm sorry, guys. I just couldn't finish it. I clicked it off after Dr. Teeth. What was up with the new Statler? Awful! Animal was okay and Waldorf is the same. Dr. Teeth is close but needs to be deeper and more gravely. My one and only complaint is the new Statler. The whole episode was just so slow. Maybe I will try again tomorrow but i just couldn't sit through it this time. Sorry
  5. unclematt

    unclematt Well-Known Member

    I will let you know how I feel tomorrow when I watch at work. My computer is faster at work and it is easier to see.
  6. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Yesssh, that was positively dreadful. Statler and Waldorf are hit and miss chemistry comedic wise(all about the script I guess) but at least with Stevev and Dave it feels like Statler and Waldorf.

    My biggest complaint this week was the Dr Teeth and Animal sketch. While animal seemed like Animal as usual, man what was up with Dr Teeth?
    ut you know, it wasnt just the performance...please please PLEASE
    UPDATE Dr Teeth and the Electric Mayhem band to something OTHER
    than freaking 70's wardrobes. The 70's sucked fashion wise, and why are they allowed to be stuck in a time warp(well least Janice is up to 1985 now) oy.
    But yeah, Statler and Waldorf suffer greatly without Steve and Dave. Least it's every week now.
  7. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member


    Then, OMG!



    *clicks it back on to watch again*

    Ok...Waldorf is better, Statler is close, Animal was laugh worthy, and Dr Teeth was...

    Ok, I get this weird feeling in my chest watching this. Its like, a part of me just KNOWS there is somethignnot right, while another part things, "What is it? What is it?"

    I msut say that I did laugh watching this. Twice. But it seems a little...slower? Yes, that, and the chemestry is a tapd off, but remember, they havn't worked together enough yet to get that perfectly in-tune feel. Still...not sure what to think...
  8. MWoO

    MWoO Well-Known Member

    I too hope these replacements stay on moies.com and don't get used in tv spots or movies. It suck if the real performers never came back though. I owuld like to see Gonzo and Kermit shpw up for that middle segment at some point. Also it would be nice is Bill switched with Eric at some point (assuming the real performers come back). This way we could have Kermit, Fozzie, and Gonzo all in one middle segment just like the old days. The 3 of them really work well togehter.
  9. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Nope. I hope that Stadler and Waldorf stay with these two on Movies.com. I never liked Dave's Waldorf.
  10. Secret Squirrel

    Secret Squirrel Well-Known Member

    Don't believe the PR spin from Muppet Holdings. This is their way of testing reactions. If you put up with these fake Muppets, Disney will keep using them. They don't care who the performers are. Goelz and Whitmire are replaceable. Expendable. Sports movies and From the Balc now, who knows what next. And Yerrid and Massey will perform ALL characters. Kermit, Piggy, Gonzo.

    secret squirrel
  11. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Woah man!!!

    So this means...what? that if we do not e-mail saying that we're not happy, within no time fake Muppets will spring up everywhere?

    BTW, Nice to see you back Mr Squirrel.
  12. rexcrk

    rexcrk Well-Known Member

    eeehhh the new performers are ok. I really didn't like Dr. Teeth's voice... but the WAY he talked sounded like the doc (kinda like how Kevin Clash's Sam the Eagle didn't exactly SOUND like Frank's but still talked the same way).

    I think the funniest part was Animal looking back and forth to the cymbal and the triangle and Dr. Teeth was like "A triangle is like a symbol" etc.

    So it'll take some getting used to, but the new performers are alright I guess.
  13. muppet_dk

    muppet_dk Well-Known Member

  14. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    i See the point that Secret was trying to make and i think that he/she is right. We as classic muppet fans have to ask ourselvs how far we are willing to let them go and change the muppet prefromers, and i what cost. i can understand this a little bit if both Steve and Dave are really bussy on a bigger project, but if to just save on money then i dont think this is good for us as fans or the muppets at all. I think they (disney) should treat the muppets with as much pride and care as they would say micky mouse or pooh. who have for the most part had the same voices. A lot of you have said it will take getting use to but i want to ask one thing do you all think we really should get use to it. I have not been a part of the Save the Muppets Canpain but after today i will be. I really think that if we give Disney an inch they will take a mile and maybe even have a new person doing Kermit soon. I know then most of us would stand up and say NO THATS NOT RIGHT but if you think about it Staler and Walrdof are a classic as Kirmet. So i leve you with one Qustion.

  15. JaniceFerSure

    JaniceFerSure Well-Known Member

    Beau mentioned to me that there are new puppeteers doing the voices this week.I enjoyed Statler and Waldorf,very close to their original voices.Dr. Teeth's voice needs retooling to me,the voice should be a few octaves lower.I suggested to Beau,that the new puppeteer,should watch some footage of Dr. John,with whom Dr. Teeth was based on,to get a feel of the voice and persona.:D
  16. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    This was fun. The last one was better. I enjoyed seeing Dr. Teeth and Animal on here! However, Dr. Teeth's voice needs to be deeper and more gruff.

    Animal sounded great. Statler and Waldorf were different voices, you can tell.

    Steve's Statler was great, but this one reminds me of a mixed Steve/Richard voice.

    Waldorf...different than Goelz, not quite Henson, but works. The scene trying to go over the balcony was funny to me!

    Wonder if any of the NY or LA auditioneers were in this? I could see it happening if the main guys are off working on TV or Movies, or some special, since this is just for the internet.

    Just read the prior posts:
    Kudos to Victor and Drew. They're great guys and do really good voices. Victor also has a great Fozzie Bear voice, too. If they are temporarily here, good for them. When Steve, Dave, and Bill are finished with their other work on Kermit's 50th, I want to see them back on the Movies.com thing.

    I don't think we have to worry about anybody taking the place of Steve or Dave or any of the others, regardless as some may worry. "The Mouse" has done some crazy things in the past, but I don't think they'd be THAT crazy!

    But for a small-time web-cast, Statler, Waldorf, and Animal--cool. Dr. Teeth--Needs some work. He's also just not as "out there" as I'd expect him to be.

    Once again, I'm left saying the same old thing I always did: Folks who work there: Watch the old stuff. Copy that!
  17. OverUnderAround

    OverUnderAround Well-Known Member

    If you're referring to those that have auditioned recently (including Yerrid and Massey in Los Angeles.) You haven't taken into consideration some that auditioned in New York which were awesome that just might land those jobs.

    Also the final decision hasn't been made, and we haven't seen what our friends who show up at the Toronto audition will do.
  18. unclematt

    unclematt Well-Known Member

    We should not be so quick to judgerthese new performers
  19. KermieBaby47

    KermieBaby47 Well-Known Member

    Just got done watchin' it, and I gotta quote Statler on this one:

    "Well that was wierd. Thanks."

    Cool to see the good Dr. back in action, but ah, c'mon y'know?
  20. unclematt

    unclematt Well-Known Member

    I really didnt think any of the performances were bad.

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