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Swamp Call

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction' started by TogetherAgain, Sep 7, 2005.

  1. Fragglemuppet

    Fragglemuppet Well-Known Member

    No, actually, I won't hurt you, because I know how you feel, and I think in a way we will all miss it. Now I know what everyone means when they say they are sorry to see it come to an end. Its not just the love of muppets, or love of the plot; it's, as you said, four months of our lives.
    As for your speech, I'm truly touched! I can't wait to see what this "eliment" of the muppets is. I also can't wait to see what is next from the worn out pencil and notebook of Lisa, Lol. Was I right or what! Five stories, my goodness!
  2. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    Lisa, before you post I just want to say here that, you're welcome. And that reading this has been a major part of my life as well, it's truly touched me and inspired me, Kermit's family proved to be so great that it's almost mind-blowing. *mind explodes* Ok...it is mind blowing...But I just want to say here that this is definitley your best yet, and I can't wait to see what you bring to us next.

    Now, like you said, enough of this mushy stuff! Let's see that chapter!! :excited:
  3. TogetherAgain

    TogetherAgain Well-Known Member

    Chapter Thirty-six!

    Beaker lugged the large, strange contraption out onto the stage.

    “Very good, Beaker,” Bunsen said. He was standing next to the machine, where a small group of Muppets had gathered.

    Rizzo looked skeptically at the lunk of metal. “What is that?” he said.

    “A very fine question, Mr. Rizzo!” Bunsen said. “I’m glad you asked. This is our latest invention: The Muppet Labs Pie Maker Extraordinaire. It will create the perfect pie in a mere matter of minutes. All you have to do is put the empty pie tin in this slot, put the desired ingredients down this chute, press this button, and the Pie Maker Extraordinaire does the rest!”

    Rizzo looked it over. “And then you got a pie?”

    “Yes,” Bunsen said, “The pie comes out right here.” He pointed to a conveyor belt that came out of a large hole on the side of the machine.

    “Well then, let’s fire it up!” Rizzo said. “Come on, I’m hungry!”

    “Oh Rizzo, you’re always hungry!” Gonzo said as he entered the stage. He noticed the machine. “What’s that?”

    “That is the Muppet Labs Pie Maker Extraordinaire,” Bunsen said. “Go ahead, Beakie.”

    “Mee me mo!” Beaker put a pie tin in the slot.

    “Good!” Bunsen said. “Now, what kind of pie would you like to make?”

    Fozzie came running onto the stage. “Hey guys, guys, do you know where I could get another cream pie? I need one for my act.”

    “Why don’t we just make one?” Gonzo suggested. He pointed to the machine.

    “Excellent idea, Mr. Gonzo!” Bunsen said. “One cream pie coming right up. Beaker, if you would.”

    “Mee mo!” Beaker pushed a large red button, and three lights came on. He lifted a large bucket of cream and dumped the contents into the chute. A few gauges went up, more lights came on, and the machine started chugging and clinking and churning and steaming. More and more lights came on, and the steam intensified. Suddenly the machine stopped and a strobe light on the top turned on.

    “Oh dear,” Bunsen said. “The Pie Maker Extraordinaire seems to be jammed. Beaker, if you would push the blue button, please.”

    Beaker pushed a large blue button and was immediately sucked into the cute. “MEE MEE MEE!” The machine started up again, with loud meeps in addition to the chugging and clinking and churning and steaming. After a few seconds, a perfect cream pie shot out of the machine, off of the conveyor belt, across the stage, and finally slammed onto an unsuspecting face.

    The surprised victim reached up and removed the pie tin from his head. His face was completely covered with cream, and he was almost unidentifiable. “Well gee,” he said, “If that’s the kind of welcome I get, maybe I’ll just go back to the swamp.” He started to turn around, and the young frog at his side followed.


    They ran over and surrounded him, all shouting their greetings.

    “Hi guys!” Kermit said.

    “Mr. Kermit, I’m terribly sorry about the pie,” Bunsen said.

    “Yeah, well,” Kermit put the pie tin upside down on Bunsen’s head. “Don’t worry about it.”

    Fozzie wiped the cream off of Kermit’s face. “Kermit! You’re back!”

    Kermit spat out some cream the bear had wiped into his mouth. “No Fozzie that’s my face,” he said.

    “Hey, that’s funny!” Fozzie said. “Can I use that?”

    “Uh, sure,” Kermit said, “If you can get it into an act somehow.”

    “Oh that’s the easy part!” Fozzie said. “I’ll just uh... Well I’ll uh... Um...”

    Kermit nodded. “Uh huh,” he said, “That’s what I thought.”

    Fozzie looked at his cream covered hands and wiped them on the back of Gonzo’s shirt.

    Gonzo didn’t notice. “Welcome back, Kermit!” he said. “Hey, I’ve got this great idea for an act, do you think-“

    “Gonzo, if it has to do with another 50,000 gallon tank of cooking oil, the answer is no,” Kermit interrupted.

    “This one isn’t so bad, Boss,” Scooter said.

    Kermit put his hand on the go-fer’s arm. “In that case, I really need to be worried,” he said.

    “What was so bad about the cooking oil?” Gonzo asked.

    “Yo, Kerm!” Clifford slapped the frog on the back. “Welcome back!”

    Kermit stumbled forward. “Thanks, Clifford,” he said. “It’s great to be back.”

    “Si, now jou get to use de Jacuzzi again, hokay,” Pepe said.

    Kermit scrunched his face up. “That isn’t quite what I was thinking of,” he said.

    “Good to see you, Kermit,” Rowlf said.

    “Good to see you too, Rowlf,” Kermit said.

    “Hey check it out! Green stuff’s back!” Floyd called out. The Electric Mayhem climbed up onto the stage.

    “Hey Kermit,” Dr. Teeth said.

    “Like, welcome back, rully,” Janice said.

    “Yeah hey Kermit,” Lips said.”

    “KERMIT! KERMIT!” Animal charged at Kermit and Robin. The two frogs hopped out of the way. Kermit laughed, and Robin landed in a large hand.

    “Hey Little Buddy,” Sweetums said.

    Robin hugged the monster. “SWEETUMS!”

    Kermit turned back to the Electric Mayhem. “So I heard you guys were in charge for a while,” he said.

    “Yeah, we were top dogs for a couple days,” Dr. Teeth said.

    Floyd shook his head. “Never again, man,” he said.

    “Why not?” Kermit asked.

    “There’s like, way too much paperwork, fer sure,” Janice said.

    Clifford raised his hand. “I second that,” he said.

    “Me too,” Scooter said, also raising his hand.

    Rowlf raised his paw. “Agreed!”

    Kermit laughed and raised his hand. “I think that’s unanimous,” he said.

    KERMIE!” Miss Piggy seemingly appeared out of nowhere and tackled Kermit, immediately smothering him with kisses.

    “Hi Piggy,” he said when he managed to get to his feet again. “It’s good to see you too.” Gonzo, Pepe, Rizzo, and Clifford started snickering. Kermit scrunched his face up at them, and they nervously coughed or cleared their throats.

    “Uh, Boss?” Scooter said. “I know you just got back, but we’ve really got a lot of work to do.”

    “Yeah, we made a bunch of mistakes for you to fix,” Clifford said.

    “For example, the hole in the stage,” Rowlf said.

    Kermit started walking across the stage. There was no visible hole. “It looks like you already fixed that,” he said. “There’s no hole any mo-AAAAA!” The stage broke again and he fell through. Fozzie and Gonzo reached down and pulled him out of the hole. “Well,” he said, “Maybe it needs a little work.”

    Suddenly the Muppet Labs Pie Maker Extraordinaire made a loud bang.

    They had never seen a flying pie-shaped Beaker before.


    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~​

    Never forget that friends are family too, and always keep them close to you.​
  4. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    *Zany and 17 other penguins run in with 7 carrying cue cards that read "A-P-L-A-U-S-E" on different cards*

    I think the 18 penguins say it all. Thank you Lisa for this amazing story, and for being your amazing self. I can't wait to see you do it again! And now, in honor of this story, I award you this, :) Prawnie's Kermit Smiley Award for an awesome fan-fic. Go Lisa!!
  5. Katzi428

    Katzi428 Well-Known Member

    YAAAAAAYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!! :) :)

    Lisa....I LOVED it! I'm telling you that you should be a writer as a career.You did such a great job!
  6. redBoobergurl

    redBoobergurl Well-Known Member

    Wow. A great ending to a REALLY great story. I have been so touched by this story I can't even express it. I also can't thank you enough again for referencing two of my fan fics in this story (even if one of them isn't finished and hasn't been updated in quite sometime, I'll get to it one of these days!) Anyway, it was simply a beautiful, heartwarming story and I had a great time reading it. I look forward to what you have in store for us in the future. Great job Lisa.
  7. G-MAN

    G-MAN Well-Known Member

    Wonderful story Lisa, it's sad that it's over now, but I can't wait to see the other stories you've got up your sleeve.
  8. Xela

    Xela Well-Known Member

    That Was Great!!!

    Yay! I read the whole thing, and I can honestly say it was an AMAZING story! I loved every moment of reading it! :D
  9. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Thank you for this vonderful work of literature Lisa, truly your magnum opus.
    Started reading around 10 o'clock PM local time, and I've finished it straight through to just now.

    1 Noticed that Kermit's parents were named James and Jane, and knew the significance as early as the first mention of their names.
    2 Loved the scene with Kermit, Margaret and Robin sleeping on the porch swing of the MBH.
    3 Loved the scene where Kermit teaches Rachael how to count to 20. Reference to the Ladybug's Picnic.
    Small nitpick that they should've been drawing the numbers in the air with the lines appearing as they drew, but it's more feasible to draw them in the dirt.
    4 Loved the first scene in the swamp where Kermit tries to talk to his mom while she's making soup.
    5 The character of Nancy Andrews... Yes, she deserved the punishment... But I feel that this character could be used in future fanfics of yours. Maybe if there's something on her that could be dug up by Fleet Scribbler, to be used against her or as a bargaining chip to aid the Muppet cause...
    Just struck me as a character on a par with Rita Skeeter from the HP franchise, especially after reading the last three books during my winter holidays.
    6 Me thinks I know almost all the named tadpoles. However, if by Harry you're refering to the forum member known as Crazy Harry, his name is actually Chris.
    And this gets me to another thing... You went through soooo much trouble on compiling those names? You could've come straight to one of us for help. Or you coulda just glanced through an updated copy of the dorms register, you know I include the people's names if I have them.
    7 Almost feel like Mr. Spock sometimes ploughing through the rambles, maintaining the coherence or semblance thereof when reading some posts. But don't worry, that's what we've come to expect and wouldn't accept anything less.

    Again, this has been your most hexcellent piece of fiction yet.
    *Checks reading list: Destination Home, check; Chasing Robin, check; A Gift, check; Swamp Call, check. Only Summer in the Theater left.
    Congrats on a job well done Lisa. *Throws bouquet of roses to Lisa's arms.
  10. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I'm sorry that I haven't read or commented on this story in a month, but the whole thing was great. I really like the part where The Electric Mayhem planned a show, though I am dissapointed that we didn't see the results of their show. I also liked the Happy feet scene. it would have been nice if you refferenced the scene from the gene kelley episode where gene kelly gave Kermit a dance lesson (though Happy Feet pre-dates that epsiode). I also think that Fleet Scribbler should have been invovled with some tabloids somehow.

  11. ReneeLouvier

    ReneeLouvier Well-Known Member

    Oh my god, Lisa. I've just sat down and from about 7:30 am till 10:50am my local EST time, I've read the fanfiction and all comments. All I have to say is...

    WOW!! :zany: WOOOAOOOWWW! That's an awesome story!! Kermit's Mom...and his Dad....I could really see just how old he is, and his weariness and worriedness about his wife, I loved it! And Dr. Henson...caring for the past ten years for Mrs. the Frog....wow...oh...my goodness. I cried so many times, then BAM comedy relief comes our way!! Ya never let us down for too long...that just makes me adore you even more then I already do!!!

    And Nancy Andrews simply deserved that karate chop too. XD
  12. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    You know... Cause of the mischievous gleam in Mags' eyes... Me thinks Fran Brille would best suit her voicewise and in her mannerisms. And what with Jerry already voicing Robin, maybe David Goelz for Jimmy? Theoughts, just a few on casting.
    We could still have the tadpole naming scene and Preston swimming around Kermit's hand... Could be some small rubber tadpoles, CGI, or simulated by ripples in the water with each new tadpole...

    Looking forward to your next story Lisa.
  13. Aaron

    Aaron Well-Known Member

    i wish i had the patience to try and catch up and finish reading the story..oy.. i promise i'll finish the next one lisa **hugs**
  14. ReneeLouvier

    ReneeLouvier Well-Known Member

    Yeah, Dave Goelz for Jimmy. I totally saw him for that. Again, I love this story so much!! (((HUGS))) to you and this story!!!!

    And thank you for reading the rest of the story to Robin. ;) You'll see in my next chapter of "Is That A Song There?"
  15. Muppet Matt

    Muppet Matt Well-Known Member

    I never saw this one before!:excited: It's awesome! (so far) ;) One question though, why does Maggie always call Kermit Mit?
  16. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Same reason he calls her "Mags"... Pet nicknames they call each other, just like real siblings.
    Fright Lisa?
  17. Leyla

    Leyla Well-Known Member

    I don't think I ever did comment on this story... I joined up after it was done, or nearly so. IIIIIIIIIII LOOOOOOOOOVVVVVEEEEEEDDDD IIIITTT!

    Ah, that feels better.

    I must have reread that scene with Kermit and Piggy in the swamp about a thousand times. Inspired me for sure with writing. It's high quality, through and through. Really delightful. I love Kermit's family... and his clump.

  18. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    *shifty eyes* Hey all of you people out there who haven't read this yet...DO!! It still remains the pinnacle of MC fan-fic-ness. Enjoy all! :excited:
  19. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Well... Agree that this was Lisa's magnum opus. But Flippersteps is her true epic and what will become the greatest literary work of MC.
    But it's good to reread old classics, and this is certainly one of them.

    16 swampy stories I simply love.
  20. christyb

    christyb Well-Known Member

    Lisa! Okay so two months after I said...."Honest I''m working on it!" I just finished!!! To quote someone SQUUUEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

    Mac! Pirates! It was too cute and I started smiling...maybe I should stop this guy next to me is giving me some weird looks...

    *holds up cue card* Awwwwwww! *looks at the guy next to me* What you never seen someone with cue cards in their backpack?

    *sniffs* *taps the guy next to me* You wouldn't happen to have some kleenex on you would you? Lisa it got me right *points to my heart* here.

    I love this thought!

    And hundreds of frogs throw their hands up in the air and cheer! YAAAAAAYYYYYYYY!!! *stops* oops did I just cheer out loud?

    Well there was this one time when I...oh wait off topic! :halo:

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