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Swaehb! Swaehb!

Discussion in 'Henson People' started by Beauregard, May 4, 2005.

  1. christyb

    christyb Well-Known Member

    Your baby I was soo not here that one night in April..

    Ilikemuppets good to see you! I am kinda proud. This has gone on to show me how to scout out the best David Cook pictures and how to admire rockstar behinds
  2. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets Well-Known Member

    Thanks Christyb! God job and nicely done! ;)
  3. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    But if it's not your baby...Then why have I been up half the night feeding the darn thing with a bottle!
  4. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Whatever happened to Steve that meant he was unable to attend America's Got Talent yesterday...I hope that he is alright! Allow me a moment to salute him as current king of all things Kermit! Swaehb!

    Bea:zany:{Has noticed some things missing, but is trying to behave :p}regard
  5. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    So if I posted here to say that I think Steve should be able to stay Kermit, the ONLY Kermit, will this be deleted?

    Probably. :rolleyes:
  6. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    For behold, the Frog thy Kermit, is one Kermit. There shall be no other Kermit's before me. *cough*

    SWAEHB! UNITE! Hope Steve's ALRIGHT!
  7. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    Here, here! Give us news that the owner of that beloved behind is fine and good!

    (That's the first reference of that nature I've made... I feel dirty! :eek: )
  8. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    You SHOULD feel dirty! Goodness...I have no idea to what you are referring! Stop glowning around!
  9. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    *LAUGHS! ! !* Beau is a winner.

    And so is STEVE!
  10. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    You know who else is a winner? Kermit. He's in the green! So to speak.

  11. redBoobergurl

    redBoobergurl Well-Known Member

    Can I just say how fun it is to see this thread again, even if the circumstances aren't the greatest? :)

    Long live SWAEHB!
  12. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    You can say that under ANY circumstances! Whether it's because we are rushing (armed with Bean Bunny Plushies) to the man's defence, or whether he is rushing away from us as we run at him armed with mental images...that really...well...Oooh! Plushie!

    Anyway! Tomorrow is Steve Whitmire Saturday! I'm excited!
  13. MrsPepper

    MrsPepper Well-Known Member

    What? Nothing should be deleted, especially nothing of the Steve sort! :coy::shifty:
  14. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

  15. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Oooh! The pictures! And the interview clips! And the pictures! And the awesome links! And the pictures! Oooh, and the awesome discussion-based article writing! Oooh, and the pictures!

    What? It's not easy to remain a totally devoted fanboy without them :p
  16. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

  17. Super Scooter

    Super Scooter Well-Known Member

    Love the vid, Beau. Great stuff!

    :) :shifty: :coy: <--- Stevie Smilies
  18. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Steve Whitmire Appreciation Thread!

    :) Steve seems to be MIA recently and fans are understandably crazed about it. I'm glad there's a thread about that deserving topic, but this one is limited to talk about all the wonderful Steve things. No matter how things are with the state of the frog (and rat) performer, he could visit here and see how much his work has inspired the fans. This is for all good things Steve Whitmire. Let it begin!

    :shifty: I’d have to say that my favorite non-frog Steve Muppet Show character is Bean Bunny. I don’t really know why that is. I guess he’s just that plucky fella that tries so hard and usually fails with his cheery attitude – much like Fozzie Bear does with comedy. This sort of resilient character is at the core of the Muppet personality. Thanks Steve for giving us Bean Bunny. May he come back every now and then.

    Correction – I suppose the new (squeakily silent) bunny character he’s been playing on Muppets.com edges out Bean these days. I hope he continues to be Animal’s buddy and roommate. He’s one of the greatest Muppet additions in the last year. Is his name simply Bunnyrabbit?

    :coy: (And, of course, Steve's all-time best ever fantastic character is the wembliest wember of all the Fraggles.)
  19. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    Stevie "Wonder" is a true talent we've seen grow up and blossom. We saw his beginnings on The Muppet Show where he started off small and took some time to be comfortable with doing different voices (when he began, most his characters sounded the same which is extraordinary compared to now when he has such range and diversity in doing voices). But one thing that was quickly evident from the start was his puppetry skills in terms of physical manipulation.

    No wonder his first breakout star (Rizzo) was someone who barely spoke at first. Watching The Muppet Show when i was a kid, i used to get all gleeful and point to the screen whenever Rizzo popped up. Is it any wonder why he was cast as the hammy dog Sprocket in Fraggle Rock (you know you're an obsessed Muppet fan when you first start to type "frackle" when you meant to key "fraggle")? He was able to turn a character that largely interacted with a human and didn't communicate with words and make him a lovable star. My fave character from FR though was Marlin. That was Steve's "Zoot" or Frank's "Marvin Suggs" - a smaller obscure character that was just so zanily out there that you couldn't help but laugh yourself silly and wonder "where the heck did that even COME from?"

    Besides being a skilled puppeteer/manipulator, a good Muppet performer is in essence an actor - and Steve truly "gets" his characters - be they original or recasts. The interview he gave to ToughPigs where he was talking about the philosophies between Kermit's evolution of soul compared to Rizzo really demonstrates how seriously he takes his craft. He doesn't just slip a cloth thing on his hand and put on a nice little puppet show...he cares very deeply about the integrity of these inanimate beings that he brings to life.

    Lest that sound too serious, let's not forget his great comic ability - he can easily make us laugh to the point where we have tears in our eyes - much is made of the Dave/Steve dynamic but let's not forget the Steve/Eric dynamic - heck the guy has chemistry with just about everyone he works with.

    Going back to how he gets his characters - he's said that one of his harder recasts to do was Beaker because unlike Kermit and Ernie who were already so complex and three-dimensional, he just didn't know from where in Richard he came from. However lest there be any question that Steve hasn't come to fully grasp and inhabit Beaker, i refer you to the Webby-winning Ode to Joy. That was 100% Beaker (or "600%"? Being that there were half a dozen of them?)

    Music is an important part of the Muppets and while different performers have their own strengths and weaknesses, i think Steve is one of their best (and most underrated singers). He has a very "clear" singing voice and when i've worked with other singers that have that same quality i compliment them on being very "Steve Whitmire-ish" (even if they have NO idea what that means!) My all time fave Steve performance - The Music Just Keeps Rolling Along from Jim Henson Hour.

    Even though he was one of those who were around during Muppet Show days, the fact that he started so young is a huge asset as he has the experience of Muppets-at-their-peak as part of his history but at the same time (unless there's some kind of health issue we don't know about) one would expect him to have another decade and a half of devoted top-notch Muppeteering ability in him. I hope he remains with the Muppets for a long time and retains the place he's rightfully earned as the star performer he is and that anyone dealing with the Muppets gives him the proper respect that the man has earned. You just don't mess with the frog - and ya don't diss "Stevie Wonder"!
  20. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Um Jamie... There's already a Steve Whitmire appreciation thread... It's more commonly known as Swaehb! Swaehb! run by both Christyb and Bo. Hope this helps and have a good day.

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