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Still missing Jim...

Discussion in 'Henson People' started by muppetfreak12, Mar 5, 2003.

  1. muppetfreak12 New Member

    Does anyone get into a major slump about Mr. Hensons death? I'll watch a muppet movie and totally forget that he's dead. Then, later on I'll remember and get totally depressed. Is anyone else like this or am I a one of a kind freak? :cry:
  2. Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Yes, I do to.

    I just keep wishing and hoping that one day I'll meet him in Heaven. (I don't want an argument please. I know mentions of Heavon and religion and Jim Henson start arguments on this board)

    I also feel that way when I think of Douglas Addams.

    Bea:zany:regard
  3. muppetfreak12 New Member

    I'm glad that i'm not the only one.

    P.S. I belive in heaven too!:)

    Who's Douglas Addams?:confused:
  4. Fozzie Bear Moderator

    I think what bugs me most about deaths of creators is that nothing will ever have their personal touch to it again. I cried and cried at Jim Henson's death and Charles M Schulz's retirement and then his death because it marks the END of an era, and the complete perfection that creators put into their work can never, ever be re-created. That's what makes me sad.

    Kev
  5. Sidebottom Member

    Douglas Adams (only one "D") was an amazing British author who passed away a year or two ago.

    He wrote the hilarious science-fiction/comedy radio play, The Hitch Hiker's Guide To The Galaxy, as well as the series of novels that were based on it. He also wrote the two Dirk Gently novels, also very funny.

    -Sidebottom
  6. muppetfreak12 New Member

    I miss Charles Shultz, too. (I'm a Peanuts fan, but not as much as muppets!:) )
    I think that it was weird, when Mr. Shultz died. It was like, what, 1 or 2 days (before or after, I can't remember), he retired. It was perfect timing. (I'm not trying to be mean, no time is a good time to die.) After Jim Henson and Charles Shultz died, I felt numb. Like I was in a big, bad dream. Then, when it kicks in, it's like a hard blow to your heart. It's really hard. I try not to think about it. One day we all have to go, but I know a lot of people that I'm close to. That's not a good thing to think about.

    La la la! hum hum hum. I'm-trying-not-to-think-about-it! HUMLALALA!! :(
  7. Manda:-D New Member

    I remember the day Jim Henson died. I was 5. My lil' brother, James, had just been born the day before. My Aunt, who was a HUUGE Muppet fan, (and who we were staying with while Mom was in the hospital), explained to us why "Kermit wasn't gonna be around anymore." And I think we watched Muppet specials all day until we went to go visit our Mom & new brother at the hospital. It didn't REALLY get to me, though, until I was older.
    I was so broken up about Charles Schulz the day he died. I even remember how, a few days earlier, I was talking a/b how the paper just wasn't gonna be the same w/o Peanuts....I know what you mean, Muppetfreak, it was almost like Peanuts couldn't go on w/o Sparky and Sparky couldn't go on w/o Peanuts.
  8. Emerald New Member

    I agree. Jim Henson was so creative and inventive. Watching the Muppet Show, Fraggle Rock, and older Sesame Street episodes makes me feel happy inside. I'm so glad that I can say we were alive at the same time, even if I didn't get to meet him, and that he had the time to create so many meaningful, wonderful things.

    My brother was born around the time Jim Henson died (I was thinking it was after, but he's adopted so I might be confusing "born" with "recieved" now that I think about it), and that made it even worse because I knew it would never be the same. It was also sad because the same week Jim died, we found out that a family friend had passed away too. I was nine.

    (And yes, I believe in Heaven too. But enough about me.)
  9. muppetfreak12 New Member

    I was really little when Jim Henson died. I remember waching the news with my mom and my sister. I didn't understand what was going on and all my mom said was "Oh my god!!!". When I was four, I really understood why my mom freaked out. God I'm depressed today. :(
  10. Fozzie Bear Moderator

    Re: Charles Schulz (from Peanuts.com Timeline):

    http://www.peanuts.com/comics/peanuts/history/timeline_1990s.html
    December 14, 1999
    Charles Schulz officially retires

    http://www.peanuts.com/comics/peanuts/history/timeline_2000s.html
    January 3, 2000
    Charles Schulz bids a fond farewell to all his readers in the final daily Peanuts newspaper strip

    February 12, 2000
    Charles Schulz dies Saturday evening, of complications from colon cancer in Santa Rosa, CA. He was 77 years old.

    February 13, 2000
    The final Sunday Peanuts newspaper strip appears

    My mom was doing a friend's hair in the kitchen the night I heard of his retirement; same friend was over when they announced his death the morning of the 13th. Both times I cried like crazy!

    The day Jim died, and they announced it on TV, I came home from school and my mom was in the living room seriously crying, and when she saw me she doubled over crying. I asked her was it Papa or Granny or my great Aunt Captola, and she said no. She told me to sit down and watch TV, she couldn't tell me herself.

    Then they said it.

    Jim Henson--dead. I just slumped down in the chair and began to cry, but then ran to my room, played Rainbow Connection, and grabbed my Muppet dolls and puppets and surrounded myself with them.

    What a horrible day either of those were.

    :cry:
  11. muppetfreak12 New Member

    I'm glad that there are a lot of people that care. I am the only kid in my school that knows about The muppets, nevermind Jim Henson. I used to feel like I was the only one who really cared. You guys are my kind of people. :)
  12. muppetfreak12 New Member

    OMG!!!!

    I just found out that Mister Rogers died!!!!!! OMG!!!!!!!
    WHAT IS THIS WORLD COMING TO???!!! AAHHH!!!!!!!!

    I THINK I'M GOING TO BE SICK....... :cry: :cry: :cry:
  13. muppetfreak12 New Member

    oh

    Oh. I'm a little bit slow. He died a while ago. (recently, but not today or something like that.) :cry:
  14. muppetfreak12 New Member

    V. bad thought

    I just had a horrible thought. I will have a total nervous breakdown when Frank Oz dies. Now I KNOW that I'm going to be sick. :cry:
  15. Fozzie Bear Moderator

    Well, not that I'm trying to 'okay' when the guy kicks out on us, but Frank Oz really doesn't have anything else to do with the Muppets anymore at ALL now. Even Miss Piggy and Fozzie have been replaced by new performers, so if something happens to him it won't effect the Muppets, really.

    However, I would love nothing more than to see Frank Oz direct the next Muppet movie--I bet those who perform his characters would be nerVOUS!! LOL!!

    For example, if I was the one who took over Fozzie Bear, I'd hide behind my hat:-----------> :o
  16. muppetfreak12 New Member

    Still.....he does do the voice of yoda, and he did help with the muppets at one point. I would love to talk to him. He seems like a really cool guy.
  17. muppetfreak12 New Member

    ouch

    Ouch! I told someone how I feel and they just kind of stared at me like I'm nuts, and told me I need help. Can I get a second opinion?
  18. Emerald New Member

    Although not classic Muppets, Frank Oz still goes back to Sesame Street once or twice a year to record new sketches with Super Grover and stuff. My cousin was an intern at Sesame last semester and at Christmas she showed us the Frank Oz filming she was in that airs in April.

    Yeah, I was the only true Muppet obsesive when I was in elementary and high school. It was very anoying, but I was also the only person who prefered old music to new music and didn't think the athletic crowd was the greatest thing ever. So I was kind of used to it.
  19. ScottMonster New Member

    Re: does anyone???

    Interesting.

    As for me, I can never look at any muppet featured production without remembering that he's dead. This is even more acute when I'm watching any post 1990 muppet feature and I hear the voices of not only Kermit, Ernie and Rowlf, but now Scooter's and Statedler and Waldorf as well. (I also miss Richard Hunt)

    I remember the day Jim Henson died very well. I was 16. And I remember that Sammy Davis Jr. died the same day.
  20. sarah_yzma Active Member

    i guess that's what's weird about being the younger muppet fan....i was only 2 in 1990 so i was clueless....i was 7 or 8 when dad told me..he thought i would take it better than i did....i cried and cried.......

    my dad saves papers from our b-days and since mine is may 17 it has that in it.....i keep telling myself i am going to read it, but i just can't....and when I say I can dad isn't home to find it for me.
    i know it sounds corny but it's like if i read it i have to aknowledge it for the first time all over, and I don't want to.

    on a slightly happier note!

    yeah i am the only one in my class that likes the muppets...people look at me funny, and i just wanna stick my tongue out at them (i am soo mature:)) my friends tolerate it and tell me everything they hear! people ask me if i am immature...then i ask them if they are immature for liking rap and all that junk....they usually give me the whole.."it isn't the same thing" and i wanna go YEAH! IT IS!

    i enjoy being weird!:attitude:

    my speech teacher said wakka wakka the other day...it was funny!

    i always have my inside jokes with myself! like the words lost and phenominom make me sing out loud in class! since i'm an A student teachers tolerate it, too!

    i was on a technology trip last saturday and decided to wear my kermit slippers on the bus my tech teacher kept complimenting me on them, while everyone else on the bus was just shaking their heads!

    ooh and when people say muffets or something...i get UPSET!

    i have a bunch of pics on my binder and people always ask 'who's that?' and then they go 'you have a crush on an older guy????'

    oh well i'll just live!

    Sarah

    man i rambled through this whole thing! sorry!

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