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The Martin P. Robinson Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'Henson People' started by EmmyMik, Oct 22, 2002.

  1. EmmyMik

    EmmyMik Well-Known Member

    I just felt like starting this thread. Just because.

    Anyway, Jackie and I have been talkin', and we feel that it is high time Martin P. Robinson, a man who has puppeteered on Sesame Street for so many years, get a thread like this. Too often he is overlooked when it comes to the people who make Sesame Street happen.

    In addition, I declare that today be Martin P. Robinson Appreciation Day (just because I like inventing holidays, and why not?).

    So, Happy Martin P. Robinson Appreciation Day!

    Carry on.
  2. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    Great idea Emmy! Martin does wonderful work and has been a valued part of the Sesame team for more than 20 years.
  3. Jackie

    Jackie Well-Known Member

    Happy Martin P. Robinson Appreciation Day to all! How can you not love the man who is Old Mac Donald???

    "Oh Dear" LOL!
  4. matleo

    matleo Well-Known Member

    Here here, Marty terrific talent and a wonderful puppeteer. Many people don't know this but Marty's career has spanned over 30 years in puppetry workign with puppetry great Bil Baird and later the Muppet. in addition, Marty was one of the key personnel in developing the series "Allegra's Window" and he has also staged his own stage show entitiled "Jack Straws". I've had the pleasure of meeting Marty a few times over the past few years at various puppetry events and in those times I've been struck by two pieces of advice that Marty has given me. I think of them every time I approach a new project.

    1) Don't rest on your laurels. Always try to set new challenges and meet them.

    2) When perfoming go to the farest extreme you can. A director will always tell you when it's too much, but always give as much as you can.

    Whenever I'm designing a new show or whenever I feel a performance falling a little stale, I remember these and it's been the greatest help. May you also remember these on Marty Robinson day!!

  5. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member


    This is cool!!

    I don't think he gets all the credit he deserves anyhow. How about his 'green thumb?' Get it?

  6. EmmyMik

    EmmyMik Well-Known Member

    Slowly this thread is picking up steam.

    Call your neighbors!
    Call your friends!
    Make every day Martin P. Robinson Appreciation Day!

  7. Jackie

    Jackie Well-Known Member

    So would his club initials be MPR! MPR!
  8. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

  9. EmmyMik

    EmmyMik Well-Known Member

    Perhaps we should have a brainstorming session.

    I'll get the muffins, you get the envelopes!

  10. Janice & Mokey's Man

    Janice & Mokey's Man Well-Known Member

    Hey, we could be "FOMP!"

    "Fans Of Martin P.!"

    FOMP's the word!



  11. EmmyMik

    EmmyMik Well-Known Member



    It has a nice ring to it. I think.

  12. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member


    I like this. It not only makes a great title, but also a nifty sound effect, like falling or sitting down too hard.

    I mean,
  13. EmmyMik

    EmmyMik Well-Known Member



    This is fun!

  14. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member




    and it sounds different every time you say it, depending on HOW you say it...


    Try it, you'll see. It's like cooking potatoes, and how they taste different every way you cook them, boiled, fried, baked...au gratin.
  15. EmmyMik

    EmmyMik Well-Known Member


    I mean... FOMP!
  16. Janice & Mokey's Man

    Janice & Mokey's Man Well-Known Member

  17. EmmyMik

    EmmyMik Well-Known Member

    **in funny "FOMP" voice**


  18. Jackie

    Jackie Well-Known Member

    FOMP!!!!!! :)
  19. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    FOMP! is fun to say, but try saying it



    Kinda hurts my lips and gums...

  20. Janice & Mokey's Man

    Janice & Mokey's Man Well-Known Member

    And I'm the only one who's gotten to hear it in the "funny FOMP! voice"!


    I feel sooooo special...I have the exclusive Emmy with funny "FOMP!" voice! LOL!! It's at my disposal whenever I wanna hear it! :D

    *has urge to pick up phone from work*


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