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The Jim Henson Company Puppets to perform at the 2011 Grammys

Discussion in 'Henson Alternative' started by TheMonsterAteMe, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. TheMonsterAteMe

    TheMonsterAteMe Well-Known Member

  2. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    To be clear... this is NOT "The Muppets" this is Jim Henson Company puppets. That means no Kermit, Piggy, Gonzo, Lew Zealand... so don't freak. It's most likely Puppet Up puppets. I think a thread title change would be good so we don't confuse people too much.

    Still looking forward to this appearance though!
  3. SSLFan

    SSLFan Well-Known Member

  4. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    To clarify once again... these are not The MUPPETS that Disney owns, these are just Jim Henson Company puppets--most likely from Stuffed and Unstrung and Puppet Up! So... Kermit, Piggy, Fozzie, Lew Zealand... not going to be performing with Cee Lo Green and Gwyneth Paltrow.

    Still a very exciting appearance though!
  5. redBoobergurl

    redBoobergurl Well-Known Member

    A local radio station was talking about this yesterday and were saying "The Muppets" and I was like "what? I didn't hear the Muppets were performing!" So thanks Prawnie for the clarification! I am tempted to call said radio station, lol.
  6. lowercasegods

    lowercasegods Well-Known Member

    Can anyone tell me what those futuristic-looking puppets were from? They looked very familiar.
  7. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    That still makes them Muppets irregardless if they can be legally refered to by that term or not.

    But nonetheless, that was a pretty cool thing to watch, I'm not usually one to sit through award shows in their entirety, but seeing this was worth the watch, lol. I knew I saw Piddles the Pug in there amongst all the mayhem, lol.
  8. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    For "non-Muppets", that costume sure recalled Elton John's TMS opening number, didn't it?

    I'm sure that was *not* Koozebane either (Hensonbane?)
  9. lgquinn

    lgquinn New Member

    Grammy performance

    I see that the "Muppets" did not perform at the Grammy show tonight, but they are Jim Henson "puppets". This fact would be oblivious to a child. All they see is the what looks like a "Muppet". The look is unmistakeable to a child. "Muppet" or "Puppet", to have Jim Henson's characters associated with such a VULGAR song is unbelievable! I don't care how the music industry has dressed-up this song for airplay, it still contains a word in it's original lyrics that is horrible for a high school student to utter, not to mention a child to have to hear! And don't come back here and say that they replaced the word with "forget"! Children these days are smart! With one click, they can get on the internet and find out! Shame on you, Henson "puppets"! Shame, shame, shame! Parents have depended on your "puppets" to teach their children life lessons and now this! Shame on you!
  10. beakerboy12

    beakerboy12 Well-Known Member

    I gotta say! That is very similar to Elton's costume! Also, some of the band members, to me, just scream Solid Foam and Jim Henson Hour. They seem very futuristic and creative! Especially the drummer! Lastly, the three female dancers look very similar to some early TMS Season 1 whatnots! This is heck of a lot like the Muppets except for a few odd characters!
  11. ploobis

    ploobis Well-Known Member

    I loved the performance!

    I think the futuristic looking puppets were originally created for the "City Kids" series. It was great seeing Piddles too.
  12. Magellan

    Magellan Active Member

    I unfortunately didn't catch it on tv since I didn't realize it was going to be on but I just saw part of a very ghetto video clip of it on youtube and I really did think at first that Elton John had turned into a large black man and I was very confused. If anyone finds a better quality of the video please post the link.
  13. TSSD

    TSSD Well-Known Member

    He was just saying they weren't THE Muppets, the classic muppets that everyone thinks of when they hear the word "muppets".
  14. ploobis

    ploobis Well-Known Member

  15. Jedimasta

    Jedimasta Member

    Since we're arguing semantics, it should be made clear that the use of the word Muppet here is correct. Saying the Muppets were involved doesn't limit the reference to only Kermit, Fozzie, Piggy etc.. as defined by the Henson Workshop: "Individually, a Muppet is made by Jim Henson or his company's workshop."

    The performers at the Grammys were indeed Muppets by that definition, just as are the Skeksis, Ludo or the LaChoy Dragon from years ago. For that matter, it's got nothing to do with Disney either, at least to a certain extent. Muppets found on Sesame Street are separately owned and copyrighted by Sesame Workshop and The Jim Henson Company which are not part of the Disney family.

    On a slightly unrelated note, the word "irregardless" is meaningless. Please stop using it. http://www.irregardless.org/ ;)
    fufumuppet likes this.
  16. mbmfrog

    mbmfrog Well-Known Member

    I must say Elton John must be surprised by the flattery he received by that performance.

    Also, even if they aren't the actual Muppets, they're still Muppets regardless since they were created by the Jim Henson Company. :)
  17. lowercasegods

    lowercasegods Well-Known Member

    That's it! Thank you, Ploobis! By the way, you've officially got my favorite name on the Muppet Central boards! Awesome choice!
  18. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    I agree. I don't care if it's 1975 or 2075, non creature shop puppets from the Jim Henson Company will always be "Muppets" to most of us. I mean shoot, they use quite a number of Muppet puppets for Stuffed and Unstrung and the former Puppet Up.
  19. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Is it me or did the puppets seem like something out of The Jim Henson Hour? Woulda been cool if it had been some actual Muppet Show characters...but cool nonetheless

    Preach it!

    Land of Gorch, La Choy Dragon, Kermit the Frog, Wembley Fraggle, Telly Monster, Tutter Mouse, Mopatop, Hoobs, Animal Jam, Pajanimals, Puppet Up, Tinseltown...*ALL* Muppets as far as Im concerned. I would argue Dinosaur Train and Sid the Science Kid are not Muppets; same with creature shop fantasy puppets and animatronics. But I would say most of Jim Henson and Sesame Workshop could be considered Muppets(the species, not the "core" Muppet characters from the Muppet Show universe)

    I've always see a giant "Hensonverse" ala Toon Town in Roger Rabbit that includes countless worlds and properties. But "The Muppets"(tm) would of course be the Muppet Show characters and universe.
  20. MelissaY1

    MelissaY1 Well-Known Member

    I missed the first few minutes of the appearance (when they first came out), but from what I saw, it was alot of fun. And that HAD to be a tribute to the Elton John Muppet Show appearance. If it wasn't intentional, my goodness... lol Fun number though.

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