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The Missing Link Hogthrob

Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by LinkiePie<3, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. LinkiePie<3

    LinkiePie<3 Well-Known Member

    The Link Hogthrob appreciation thread. *flails* :)

    He's one of my favorite Muppet characters, ever! The (masculine) pig deserves to be loved. <3

    He ain't humble, but he's good lookin'...

  2. Duke Remington

    Duke Remington Well-Known Member

    Too true.

    Hope Link has a good line or two in the new movie, in addition to the barbershop "Hello" that we've heard in the second non-parody theatrical trailer.
  3. Speed Tracer

    Speed Tracer Well-Known Member

    Link was Zapp Brannigan before Zapp Brannigan was Zapp Brannigan.
  4. LinkiePie<3

    LinkiePie<3 Well-Known Member

    Sir. You spoke the profound truth! *gives cookie points* <3

  5. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I am not sure where the overly compensating idiotic hero with the big chin and huge ego trope came in. But I'd venture to say Link was one of the first.

    That happens to be one of my favorite character tropes... so no wonder he's one of my favorite Muppets.
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  6. Speed Tracer

    Speed Tracer Well-Known Member

    I missed him on Muppets Tonight. Piggy made a good captain, but for her character's sake, I've always loved her playing the big star coerced into the supporting female, à la "Pigs in Space" and "Veterinarian's Hospital."
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  7. Duke Remington

    Duke Remington Well-Known Member

    However, Link did make a cameo appearance in the Billy Crystal episode. He was one of the hefty pigs that carried Crystal onto the stage at the beginning of the show.
  8. Princeton

    Princeton Well-Known Member

    Link's easy to find: he's the host of both AFV and Dancing with the Stars.
  9. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I posted footage of Link getting unlocked in Muppet Racemania in the Voice comparison thread. There's another clip of the game I found, but someone's talking through it and you can barely hear what he's saying... and I shudder to post it because the game's Long Player gets pretty aggravated at some points and says tome aggravated language. But from what I could hear, Steve's Link is pretty on the ball.
  10. LinkiePie<3

    LinkiePie<3 Well-Known Member

    I totally forgot-- Link, and an 81 year old Cloris Leachman reunited.

    Yet, I loved Link's apperance with Cloris on TMS. <3

    Link: "Ooooooooooh. Sweet misery you cause me...."
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  11. ZeppoAndFriends

    ZeppoAndFriends Well-Known Member

    Did this guy have an Australian accent? If not, then I know of another playthrough that is a little more tolerable on the language front (apart from grievous abuse of the word 'retarded').
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  12. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Oh yeah. I mean, it's stuff that doesn't bug me in the slightest (you should hear me playing a frustrating game sometime... really... I'm serious... I sound closer to Angry Video Game Nerd than this guy ever would), but I don't think it's suitable for the forum. lemme see if I can find the narration free Link clip...
  13. LinkiePie<3

    LinkiePie<3 Well-Known Member

    I'm skeptical to know that's Steve Whitmire doing the voiceover. He really improved Link for the upcoming Mppet flick. I mean-- even that one little barbershop/Three Stooges-esque "Hello." gave it genuine effort.

    Thanks for sharing this voiceover gem, Dr. Tooth! I was wondering what Link's voice sounded like in Race Mania. >w<
  14. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    He sounds more like him in the clip where he loses the race, trust me... but I can't post that due to language issues, and it was pretty hard to hear without the volume all the way up anyway.

    Unfortunately, he doesn't say anything after you pick him the way Bobo does. Bobo adds a very in character "I've been picked! Ya hear that guys? I'm picked."
  15. LinkiePie<3

    LinkiePie<3 Well-Known Member

    Ooooh... despite the bad language, I'm really interested to hear more of Link from Race Mania-- even if the audio is not in good shape.

    Oh my-- like, I'm on deviantART right now, admiring your Link Hogthrob's "Manly Motto" cartoon. Link's truly my favorite ladybug. Good job. xD
  16. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I really should draw Link much more. I got that and a spoof of the Link: Faces of Evil game with him on it. I WAS going to draw him as Link Hogthrob Monster Smasher for Halloween, but I got busy and didn't get to do as much as I wanted. I Always have to get a Duckula in there, though.
  17. LinkiePie<3

    LinkiePie<3 Well-Known Member

    Link Hogthrob as Matthew Blackheart (by me looking at the theatrical movie poster, since I've never seen the flick)... that would make such an epic parody cross-over! <3 Sorry you didn't the time to draw it this year. But, I really like your muse-- especially to our favorite self-absorbed pig. xP

    Oh yeah-- I totally forgot about the Link Hogthrob: Faces of Evil cross-over you drew.

    Link Hogthrob Shield: NOT IN THE FACE (lol)

    Here's one of mine from deviantART/Bitstrips.com


  18. Dominicboo1

    Dominicboo1 Well-Known Member

    I don't think Kermit would be that upset, because he views Piggy as his friend, not as a girlfriend. Also Link, is pretty funny when he gets to do something stupid. Such as when Piggy tricks him into letting her being the first pig on Koozebane.
  19. LinkiePie<3

    LinkiePie<3 Well-Known Member

    Nah. A frog and a pig in committed love is no myth. Kermit and Piggy are an item. They're not the most sophisticated creatures, but they share more than what they intimately feel; Kermit may pry, and elude from Piggy's mischief every now and then, and Miss Piggy can easily fume the heck out of poor Kermit-- but Kermit canonically loves Piggy, and Piggy would sicken Kermit into her undying love she devotes to only her Kermie. Kermit, and Miss Piggy forever. Enough said. No relationship has to be perfect. <3

    Haha. Link indeed is hilarious. He's my favorite.

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  20. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Plus, Piggy would actually be disgusted with the thought of being in a relationship with Link. Link disgusts her. She's ehhh with Strangepork, yet seems to respect him on a scientific level sometimes...

    Somehow, Link couldn't be in a committed relationship. That would require him to share love between someone other than himself. I could see him with Spamela Hamderson, though. Really seems like Link could have been in Bay of Pigs watch had he been recast by then.

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