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Steve Whitmire has left the Muppets, Matt Vogel to continue as Kermit

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by GonzoMan, Jul 10, 2017.

  1. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    Take a drink everytime @Censored praises Matt and or craps on Steve (I mean this in good humor by the way).

    Take a drink any other members hates on Matt.

    Take a drink any other members praises Steve.

    Or vise versa.
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  2. ErinAardvark

    ErinAardvark Well-Known Member

    True. It's just gonna take me awhile to get used to it.
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  3. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Take a shot for everytime this thread is bumped after a brief period of inactivity.
  4. ErinAardvark

    ErinAardvark Well-Known Member

    We'd better have a surgeon's general warning if this is the case. WARNING: could result in alcohol poisoning.
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  5. JimAndFrank

    JimAndFrank Well-Known Member

    *Takes 17th vodka shot*

    Wait what? There's a drinking game now?......Crap, I guess I got a head start.
  6. GuySmileyfan

    GuySmileyfan Well-Known Member

    People still upset at Disney for firing Steve Whitmire? Ugh! Seriously, people! Move on! Henson family are on Disney's side. He got fired for a reason.
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  7. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    I'm at this point just accepting Matt as Kermit now. Steve seems like he's moved on with this life.

    Can we please just un-sticky this thread?
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  8. ErinAardvark

    ErinAardvark Well-Known Member

    People will always be upset over it. Most of us have moved on. We're just waiting for the thread to get un-stickied. Or unstuck. I'm sorry if I'm misinterpreting what you meant, but your comment struck me as a bit rude.
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  9. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    "Matt sucks!" "No, Steve sucks!"

    What's the diff? Maybe they both suck because neither of them are Jim, even think of that? :p
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  10. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    This thread is nothing but a cancerous tumor now if anything.
  11. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    'C' is for cancer, it's bad for all of us,
    All we do is argue, and moan and whine and fuss,
    We might as well put this old thread on a bus
    Because cancer is bad for all of uuuusssss.

    Cancer is bad for all of us.
  12. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

  13. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member


    You seriously made my night.
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  14. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

  15. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    Tis my job. :D

    Keep trying.
  16. ConsummateVs

    ConsummateVs Well-Known Member

    Take a drink everytime someone tells us to stop being sad and move on from Steve.

    Take another everytime someone asks for this thread to be closed.
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  17. BlakeConor14

    BlakeConor14 Well-Known Member

    I've moved past it. And I'm just wondering does Steve stil do his blog
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  18. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    He hasn’t posted in a really long time and apparently, comments on his blog are closed.
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  19. Prof Bunsen

    Prof Bunsen Active Member

    Yeah, I was shocked when I heard the news too. Funny thing is I suddenly found out when I watched one of the latest "Muppet Thought of the Week" videos on YouTube, that Kermit's voice sounded a bit more lower-pitched. It then occurred to me that maybe it wasn't Steve doing it; it was someone else. So then it dawned on me that Steve was somehow dismissed, and Matt now took over. And all because of an alleged personality conflict with both Disney and the Henson Family, particularly Cheryl and Brian, who according to them didn't get along with Steve.

    I'm a bit mixed on the change. To be fair, the Jim Henson Company and Disney are both private enterprises, so they could do what they want, but at the same time it'll never be the same without Steve. Steve worked with Jim for almost four decades and he saw great potential in Steve, enough to eventually follow in Jim's footsteps and take over some of his signature Muppets, including Kermit, Link, Statler, and Ernie, including Rizzo. And it makes me feel sad that Steve will no longer continue Jim's legacy. And it also makes me feel a bit sad that we're seeing the end of an era; with Whitmire gone, Dave Goelz and Louise Gold are the last remaining members of the classic lineup, and who knows when they will decide that they will both no longer suit the Henson image. What a mess.
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  20. cahuenga

    cahuenga Well-Known Member

    Steve workerd with Jim for 12 years, and he worked with the muppets 38 years, I consider David Rudman a veteran performer too, since he started working as a Muppeter in 1981. I will miss Steve a lot.
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