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"The Best of The Muppets from The Muppet Show"

Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by Dil, Apr 13, 2006.

  1. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Actually, Why Can't We Be Friends? is my favorite segment from the John Denver episode. The rest of the show is a bit bland to me. Not really bad, but not really my favorites. So I did not forget The Happy Wanderer. It's not something I ever think about when thinking up contents for compilations. If you've read any of the compilation video fgan fictiosn that I have written, you might notice that I've never included this sketch in any of those compilations.

    Of course, in the various ideas I've included, I have listed segments that aren't neccessarily my favorites. Some of my least favorites that I have included include Ram-a-ram-a-ding-dong, Hawian War Chant, A Four-Legged friend, Swine lake, Somethings Missing, and Dance! They're not bad, but not stuff I'd put oin a top ten favorites list.

    It's okay if you like it. You can put it in your own list. I'm not going to tell you to include my favorites that you excluded, or tell you to replace any of my least favorites with my favorites.
  2. Dil

    Dil Guest

    The Happy Wanderer is MY favorite segment from the John Denver episode.
  3. MartyMuppets

    MartyMuppets Well-Known Member

    It is my favourite too Dil but let's not argue the point with minor muppetz. Everybody is an individual and we don't always agree. Let's just agree to disagree in some cases such as this and stay friends in our discussions:)
  4. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Here are some ideas for character-based volumes:

    Happy Feet
    Talk Spot: Juliet Prowse
    Kermit meets Robot Kermit
    Ukelelee Lady
    Panel Discussion: Gourmet Dining
    Gene Kelly gives Kermit a dance lesson
    Any Old Iron
    Veterinarian's Hospital: Kermit
    Talk Spot: Rita Moreno
    Kermit looks at Robot Kermit in the mirror
    Fozzie's Phrenology Act
    Talk Spot: Candice Bergen
    When You Were a Tadpole and I Was a Fish
    Miss Piggy meets Robot Kermit
    When I Grow Too Old To Dream

    Miss Piggy:
    Don't Dilly Dally on the Way
    Miss Piggy and Scooter discuss paying off the audience
    True Love
    I Get Around
    Miss Piggy and Dom DeLuise insult each other
    Veterinarian's Hospital: Cow
    Panel Discussion: Was William Shakespear In Fact Bacon?
    Scooter tells Kermit that Miss Piggy paid the audience
    Pigs in Space: Weight Problems
    What Now my Love?
    Kermit let's Miss Piggy Go
    We Got Us
    Pig Calypso
    I'm a Woman
    backstage scenes from Marissa Berensen episode
    Staying Alive
    That's Entertainment
    Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song
    One Note Samba
    Don't Go Breaking my Heart
    Wedding Sketch

    Green Door
    Fozzie brings his agent to Kermit
    Bear on Patrol: Impersonating an Officer
    Fozzie answers the phone: the fire department answers
    Good Grief! The Comedians a Bear!
    Wotcher Got 'Em in the Old Kent Road
    Fozzie asks to be in Pigs in Space
    Pig Song
    Fozzie answers the phone: Las vegas answers
    Fozzie's Impressions
    English Country garden
    Fozzie Answers the Phone: The Atomic Energy Commission answers
    The Rhyming Song
    Bear on Patrol: Bullet Barker
    Fozzie's Ventrleoquism Act
    Sea Chantey
    I've Got Rythym
    Fozzie asks if he sounds like John Wayne
    Cowboy Time
    Fozzie talks abouyt appearing in a sketch with peter Ustinov
    Peter Ustinov's story on economics
    Fozzie demands to see Fozzie Bear fans in the audience
    Kermit decides to give Fozzie ten times as much money as he currently makes
    An Actors Life For Me
    Bear on Patrol: Car Prisioner
    Avery Scrieber saves Fozzie's act
    Animal tears the phone off the wall
    Veterinarian's Hospital: Fozzie
    Top Banana

    Car wash Blues
    Won't Somebody Dance with Me?
    Gonzo wrestles a brick
    Gonzo gives Camillia flowers
    The House of Horrors sketch
    Gonzo gives Miss Piggy a love note
    Gonzo balances a piano
    Gonzo is happy because Miss Piggy touched her
    Panel Discussion: What is man's Role in the Universe
    Gonzo eats a tire
    Kermit tricks Piggy into going out to dinner with Gonzo
    Gonzo's Motorcycle Act part 1
    Gonzo falls in love with madeline kahn
    Gonzales and Yolanda
    Flight of the Bumblebee
    Gonzo breaks up with Miss Piggy
    Pigs in Space: Dirth Nadir
    Gonzo hypnotises himself
    Veterinarian's Hospital: Gonzo
    The Wishing Song
    There Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens
    Gonzo's Motorcycle Act Part 2
    Memory Lane
  5. MartyMuppets

    MartyMuppets Well-Known Member

    Very good my friend.
    How about one for Scooter?;)
  6. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Oh, yeah, I forgot.

    Mr. Bassman
    Scooter suggests to Fozzie that they do The Telephone Pole Bit
    There's a New Sound
    Backstage scenes from the Anne Murray episode
    Six String Orchestra
    Scooter announces that he is managing The Great Gonzo
    Guest Star Song
    The Telephone Pole Bit
    Scooter tells Kermit that he is having Gonzo go onstage in drag
    On His Doorstep Last Night
    I'm Gonna Finish on Top
    Scooter tells kermit that he is no longer managing Gonzo
    Simon Smith and his Amazing Dancing Bear

    Man, that was a bit hard. Even though Scooter was a major backstage character, it was hard to think up good backstage scenes to include.
  7. MartyMuppets

    MartyMuppets Well-Known Member

    But you did a good job. Congratulations
  8. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Here are a few more for other characters:

    You and I and George
    Veterinarian's Hospital: Hiccupping patient
    The Cat Came Back
    Cottlesone Pie
    Veterinarian's Hospital: Dr. Bob does a sketch twice
    Dog eat Dog
    Rowlf and Muppy talk to Harvey Korman about ecology
    Sherlock Holmes and the Case of The Disapearing Clues
    Veterinarian's Hospital: Baskerville
    Just the Way You Are
    I've Never Harmed an Onion
    Claire De Lune
    Fur Elise
    Veterinarian's Hospital: Behemoth
    Moonlight Sinata

    The Electric Mayhem:
    Love Ya To Death
    Rockin' Robin
    Ain't Misbehavin'
    Musician Joke: Can You Tell Me How To Get to Carnegie Hall?
    Wild Thing
    Kermit interviews Animal
    Lullaby of Birdland
    Boogie in the Barnyard
    Musician Joke: Do You Know There's a Little Old Lady Sleeping Up Here?
    I Get By with a Little Help from my Friends
    Sweet Tooth Jam
    Whenever I call You Friend
    Don't Blame the Dynamite
    Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
    Musician Joke: Crosstown Buses Run All Night?
    Gonna Find Her
    A Foggy Day
    Poision Ivy
    When the Saints Come Marchin' In
    Musician Joke: B-Flat
    As My Guitat Gently weaps
    Ain't Got That Swing
    Tippy Tippy Tim
    Dudley Moore and the Mayhem
  9. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Here are a few volumes for certain character types:

    Comedy Tonight
    Happy Together
    There are Millions of Us Who Are Ugly
    Nice Girl Like Me
    Sweetums falls for Florence Henderson
    Harvey korman's dangerous animal act
    Monster Adoption center
    Under My Skin
    Paul Williams and The Monsters
    Beast of the Week
    Once a Year Day
    Cheese Cake
    sweetums gives vincent price a hand
    Sandy Duncan cheers up Sweetums
    Take a Little One Step
    "Ya Got Anything Cheaper!"
    hey There Good Times
    Teenager in Love
    What Would You Say?
    School's Out For Summer
    Panel Discussion: Gourmet Dining
    I histle a Happy Tune

    That's Entertainment
    In The Navy
    The Lullaby of Broadway
    Pig Pyrimid
    Veterinarian's Hospital: Pig
    Swine Lake
    The Swedish Pig
    Pig Calypso
    The Happy Wanderers
    Veterinarian's Hospital: Viking
    Pigs in Space: Miss Piggy's Important Job
    Panel Discussion: was Shakespear in fact bacon?
    Vegetarian's Hospital
    Cuente Le Gustas

    Baby Face
    Chicken Western
    Gonzo gives Camillia flowers
    Talk Spot: Harvey Korman
    A Penguin sneezes itself into a chicken
    a chicken plays chimes
    Rowlf plays the piano while a chicken clucks
    TR Rooster and the chickens (and harvey korman) march
    Gonzo tells Leslie Uggam what attracted him to Camillia
    two chickens play chimes
    Gonzo tells Kermit that he is auditioning dancing chickens
    Down at Papa Joe's
    Gonzo holds dancing chicken auditions
    Pop Goes the Weasle
    More Muppets get Cluckitis
    Gonzo and Lolita
    Roger Miller's closing number

    Frogs, Rats, Penguins, and forrest animals:
    Disco Frog
    Be a Frog!
    I'm in Love with a Big Blue Frog
    Rock Around the Clock
    The Lactrec Sisters
    Jean-Pierre Rampa plays the Pied Piper in reverse
    Alabama Bound
    For What It's Worth
    Smarter Than Man
    The Swedish Chef: Squirrell Stew
    When I Need you
  10. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Oops, I forgot to include the Pigs in Space sketch where Fozzie dressed up as Miss Piggy. That's supposed to be after the scene with Fozzie asking to be in Pigs in Space.
  11. MartyMuppets

    MartyMuppets Well-Known Member

    Those are all very excellent minor muppetz.
    And it was nice of you to include Happy Wanderer in the pigs program. I'm sure Dil will love that.
    Actually I like the name you gave it. The Happy Wanderers plural sounds like a very appropriate title for that sketch doesn't it?
  12. Dil

    Dil Guest

    Say, Minor Muppetz, there are three Veterinarian's Hospital sketches on the Rowlf DVD. Two were from Season One, as the other is in Season Two.

    Those two have a lot-different-voiced Janice, even though the other one have Janice speaking like we know today.
  13. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Here are a few additions for the Scooter volume:

    Mr. Bassman
    Scooter suggests to Fozzie that they do The Telephone Pole Bit
    There's a New Sound
    Backstage scenes from the Anne Murray episode
    Six String Orchestra
    Scooter announces that he is managing The Great Gonzo
    Guest Star Song
    Fozzie finds out what the telephone pole bit is
    The Telephone Pole Bit
    Scooter tells Kermit that he is having Gonzo go onstage in drag
    On His Doorstep Last Night
    Scooter asks Kermit to help bring a piao into Elton John's dressing room
    Benny and the Jets
    I'm Gonna Finish on Top
    Scooter tells kermit that he is no longer managing Gonzo
    Simon Smith and his Amazing Dancing Bear
  14. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Actually, I listed four. two from season 1, two from season 2. I wanted to include segments that seemed best for a Rowlf DVD. On that DVD, I also did not want to include any sketches that had anything to do with sketches from earlier in the episodes that those sketches were from (like when the creature from The Windmills of Your Mind was the patient), or sketches that had anything to do with the plot (like when Kermit was the patient, or when beauregard was the patient). Many of the veterinarians Hospital skits did, however, have to do with other parts of the episodes, especially in the later seasons.

    yeah, it might be unfair to have had four Veterinarian's Hospital skits on the Rowlf volume, but only one on the Miss Piggy volume, and none on the Electric Mayhem volume.
  15. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Let's list some volumes representing the five performers who worked on the show every season:

    Jim Henson:
    Lydia the tattooed Lady
    The Cat Came Back
    Sonny Boy
    Veterinarian's Hospital: Kermit
    Mahna Mahna
    Bein' Green (from Peter Ustinov episode)
    Muppet News: Mallard-itis
    The Comedian's a Bear!
    Show me a Rose
    Time in a Bottle
    Ukelelee Lady
    The Swedish Chef: Doughnuts
    Kermit interviews the Koozebanian Spooble
    The Varsity Drag
    Pigs in Space: The Captains Controlls
    Happy Feet

    Frank Oz:
    Sweet Gingerbread Man
    I've Got Rhythym
    What Now My Love?
    Kermit interviews Animal
    Lady of Spain
    Statler and Waldorf convicne Fozzie that he's one of the greatest straight men in the buisness
    Veterinarian's Hospital: George
    A Foggy Day
    Sam talks about ecology
    The Rhyming Song
    Pigs in Space: Dummo Rays
    Bear on Patrol: Car Prisioner
    The Boy in the Gallery

    Jerry Nelson:
    The Windmills of Your Mind
    Pigs in Space: Dissolvatron
    Vendaface: Two Customers
    The Houses: Ghosts in the Attic
    A Muppet Melodrama (from the Gilda Radner episode)
    Gonna Find Her
    Somewhere Over the Rainbow
    I'm Berlington Bertie
    You Light Up My Life
    Three Little Fishies
    Veterinarian's Hospital: Three-Legged Creature
    Muppet Sports: Wig racing
    Chanson D'Amour
    Halfway Down the Stairs

    Richard Hunt:
    Rockin' Robin
    There's a New Sound
    Catch a Falling Star
    Vendaface: Statler
    Two Lost Souls
    Veterinarian's Hospital: Rabbits
    I Get By with a Little Help From My Friends
    Six String Orchestra
    Wayne and Wanda: Trees
    Under my Skin
    Muppet Labs: Fireproof paper
    Simon Smith and his amazing dancing bear

    Dave Goelz:
    Macho Macho Man
    Muppet Labs: Gorillia Detector
    Sax and Violence
    Veterinarian's Hospital: Beauregard
    Gonzo wrestles a brick
    Honeysuckle Rose
    Muppet Labs: Hair-Growing Tonic
    Beauregard plays Oh Suzanna
    Memory Lane
  16. Dil

    Dil Guest

    Are you sure?
    You've posted "All of Me" in "Strangest Moments".

    I mean wasn't "All of Me" cut in the "Season One" DVD?
    Disney couldn't put "All of Me" on the "Strangest Moments". Never Ever EVER
  17. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Well, that segment was included in the 1985 compilation video Gonzo Presents Muppet Weird Stuff.
  18. TheJimHensonHour

    TheJimHensonHour Well-Known Member

    I love those playhouse videos!:D
  19. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    You know, untill I saw this thread it didn't occur to me that the 30th anniversary of The Muppet Show was this year. I wonder if Disney will promote it, or at least put a 30th anniversary logo on the second season DVD. Since Disney doesn't normall pass up opportunities to celebrate an anniversary, I am surprised by the lack of Muppet anniversaries. Disey didn't celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Muppet Movie in 2004 (though Disney ahd just gotten The Muppets, so they might not have been able to plan it out well), although Disney did celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Muppets, it didn't seem like a very big celebration (of course, Disney was also celebrating the 50th anniversary of Disneyland). Heck, Disney could also celebrate the tenth anniversary of Muppets Tonight (though it has been hinted that Muppets Tonight will come to DVD after all five seasosn of The Muppet Show come out, but having it out sooner for an anniversary would be just as good) and Muppet Treasure Island (Disney should have waited a year to re-release this on DVD, rather than release it during the muppets 50th anniversary. Maybe it would have had more features than the first DVD release if released during the mvoie's anniversary).

    Disney could also re-relase the Playhouse videos as part of an anniversary. I'm not sure whether playhouse actually owns the distribution rights, nor do I know if the legal clearances have expired since the release of the videos (if Disney doesn't have to go back and get legal music clearances again, then we could see All of Me and You've Got a Friend on DVD).

    After thinking about this anniversary, I decided to write my own anniversary special in the Fan Fiction section. Nobody has commented on it yet. I would like some feedback. I thought of an idea for an anniversary special back in 2002, during the 25th anniversay, though my 30th anniversary script is a lot different (this one takes place during a show while my older idea just had the characters at the theater thinking of past moments).

    Maybe I should start a thread for 30th anniversary merchandise ideas. If I had thought about the 30th anniversary, I would have posted some fictional news on April Fools Day about a line of 30th anniversary merchandice.
  20. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Well, I started a thread for ideas for 30th anniversary product ideas.

    Anyway, I also thought that I'd list two more ideas for compilation DVDs.

    The first idea would have skits that haven't been included on any compilation videos of any kind. I've read the contents for all of the videos, so if there is something I've listed that's already been on a compilation video, it's a mistake.

    Comedy Tonight
    Fozzie practices for his monologue, at Kermit's annoyance
    The Houses: My brother is interested in medicine
    Muppet Labs: Hair-Growing Tonic
    The Swedish Chef: Fishie Chowder
    Waiting at the Church
    Love ya to Death
    Fozzie practices for his monologue while Hilda looks for her glasses
    Muppet News: Hotline
    Veterinarian's Hospital: Baskerville
    everybody gives Fozzie the silent treatment
    Poision Ivy
    Wayne and Wanda: Paper Moon
    Pigs in Space: Meteor Shower
    There's a New Sound
    The Boy in the Gallery
    Fozzie's jokes on any subject
    Show Me a Rose

    And here are the contents for one that I call "Muppet All-Stars":
    Another Opening Another Show
    Waiting at the Church
    Muppet News: News Flash
    Bear on Patrol: Car Prisioner
    Six String Orchestra
    Gonzo balances a piano
    Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song
    Muppet Labs: Bunsonium
    *** Willow
    Rockin' Robin
    The Swedish Chef: Lobsters
    Pigs in Space: Dirth Nadir
    Danny Boy
    The Rhyming Song

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