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The Missing Muppet Movie

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction' started by ZeppoAndFriends, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. Scooterthegofer

    Scooterthegofer New Member

    Too little SHIFT key.
  2. mbmfrog

    mbmfrog Active Member

    Nice update and I must say it does seem kind of nice to gain a view of the vactional spot before they get inside, because I have a weird feeling that it maybe chaotic inside the place than outside. :D

    Still Please do keep up the good work upon such a great storyline.
  3. ZeppoAndFriends

    ZeppoAndFriends Well-Known Member

    I'm sorry to report that part seven won't be here for quite a while now. :o

    Something got onto my computer. The file is fine but, after needing to go to such lengths as wipe the hard drive, I no longer have a word processor capable of running it.

    I say a deep 'sorry' to the seven or eight of you that are actually reading my script.
  4. muppetfan1999

    muppetfan1999 New Member

    That was supposed to be an exlamation point. not an eleven
  5. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    Good things come to those that wait. When you're ready to post more you'll have an appreciative audience.

    I usually read the fanfics with a bit of trepidation so when i come across one i really enjoy i try to pipe up - i'm finding this a great read and can easily see this being an actual (and welldone) Muppet movie.
  6. ZeppoAndFriends

    ZeppoAndFriends Well-Known Member

    Thanks for that.

    BUT, part seven will take even longer than I thought. What ever it was came back the other day and I have a sneaking suspicion that whatever it is got onto the flash drive I backed the computer up on. Meaning I can't retrieve the file without infecting the computer all over again. I (really, really!) hope that this is not the case.

    I will try to get part seven up soon, even if it means making a whole new separate file on the WordPad.

    Keep your eyes peeled till then!

    (On second thought, don't. That REALLY hurts!)
  7. ZeppoAndFriends

    ZeppoAndFriends Well-Known Member

    Dissapointing mbmfrog and proving me a liar in one fell swoop :), it's:


    FROGNAPPED
    Part 7​



    INT: CAR - DAY
    A stressed out Steve sits behind the wheel while Bobo slowly looks around while drumming his fingers on the arm rest. After a few tense moments Bobo decides to speak:
     
    BOBO
    Sooooo...How 'ya been?
     
    STEVE
    Horrible.
     
    BOBO
    Well...okay. Umm...how's your wife?​

     
    STEVE
    I'm not married.​
     
    BOBO
    Well, how's your mother?​
     
    STEVE
    Old and annoying.​
     
    BOBO
    I'm sensing some tension in your voice.​
     
    STEVE
    (Sarcastically)
    Noo-oo-oo! I'm not stressed! I'M JUST PEACHY!​
     
    BOBO
    Well, if you say so.​
     
    Steve rolls his eyes as Bobo goes back to drumming his fingers on the arm rest.
     
    CUT TO​

    INT: HOTEL ROOM
    The lights flicker on revealing a hotel room. Nice, but not too fancy. It has a single bed, armchair, table with a phone on it, fridge, microwave, TV set and the customary Mr. Coffee.

    Kermit, Piggy, Tanya and a bag laden Harold stand just inside the door.
     
    KERMIT
    Wow.​
     
    Kermit and Piggy take a few steps in and the lights flicker off.
     
    HAROLD
    Sorry ‘bout that.​
     
    Harold gives the wall above the light switch a good smack and the lights flicker back on.

    HAROLD
    I have a guy comin’ in tomorrow to take care of that.
    Where do you want your bags?​
     
    PIGGY
    Just dump ‘em on the bed.​
     
    Harold dumps all the bags on the bed, including one that is too large to be either Kermit’s or Piggy’s.
     
    KERMIT
    This one’s not mine.​
     
    PIGGY
    It isn’t moi’s either.​
     
    HAROLD
    It’s not? Then whose is it?​
     
    Harold opens the suitcase revealing a large sunhat, a flower print dress, a tea kettle, three bags of beef jerky and a taxidermy dog. Upon seeing the horrified reactions of Kermit and Piggy, Harold slams it shut again.
     
    HAROLD
    I…(clears throat)…well.​
     
    TANYA
    That must be Ms. Anderson’s other bag, dear.​
     
    HAROLD
    Yeah…(clears throat)…I’ll just go give it to her.​
     
    Harold drags the suitcase off the bed and hurriedly shuffles out of the room.

     
     
    TANYA
    Enjoy your stay.​
     
    Tanya leaves, shutting the door behind her. Kermit turns to Piggy.
     
    KERMIT
    Well, what do you think?​
     
    PIGGY
    I’ve stayed in better. But, as long as were together,
    I can deal with them not having room service.​
     
    KERMIT
    That’s nice to know.​
     
    CUT TO​

    INT: CAR
     
    Steve seems to have lightened up a bit as Bobo leads him in a game of ‘I Spy’.
     
    BOBO
    I spy with my little eye something that is green.​
     
    STEVE
    The trees?​
     
    BOBO
    You’re good at this. Your turn.​
     
    Steve looks at Bobo out of the corner of his eye.
     
    STEVE
    I spy with my little eye something that is brown.​
     
    Bobo looks around for something brown.
     
    BOBO
    Let’s see…is it the trees?
     
    STEVE
    No.​
     
    BOBO
    Is it the upholstery?​
     
    STEVE
    No.​
     
    Steve is getting a kick out of this. He hide his sly smile when Bobo suddenly jumps in his seat.
     
    BOBO
    OH! I almost forgot.​
     
    Bobo starts looking through the many pockets of his jacket.
     
    BOBO
    I know it’s in here somewhere.​
     
    Bobo finds the right pocket and pulls out a folded manila envelope.
     
    BOBO
    Here it is!​
     
    STEVE
    What is it?​
     
    BOBO
    Several over elaborate plans that the boss
    cooked up. Wanna read ‘em?​
     
    STEVE
    Not while I’m driving, ya’ loon!​
     
    BOBO
    But I’m a bear.​
     
    CUT TO​

     ​
    INT: HOUSE - DAY
     
    CLOSE UP of the telephone on the table in the hallway as it begins to ring. From the sound to be heard the house is in utter chaos, to say the least. Animal is shouting joyously accompanied by the sound of a jingling chandelier. Crazy Harry as somehow gotten a hold of his plunger again. Feathers are flying and the smoke alarm is going off. A shrieking Beaker rushes by, his eyes alight and his hair on fire. There is a loud CRASH as Fozzie runs in.
     
    FOZZIE
    Beauregard! Get the broom!​

     ​
    Gonzo runs in after him.
     
     
    GONZO
    He can’t!​
     
    FOZZIE
    Why not?​
     
    GONZO
    His head is stuck in the banister!​
     
    A new noise joins the cacophony:
     
    BEAUREGARD
    Help! Get me out of here!​
     
    FOZZIE
    Well, get some butter, or a saw, or something
    and get him out!​
     
    Fozzie wipes his brow with his tie and answers the phone.
     
    FOZZIE
    Muppets’ residence, Fozzie Bear speaking.​
     
    KERMIT
    (Over phone)
    Hi, Fozzie.​
     
    FOZZIE
    Kermit! ​
     
    Fozzie looks around nervously as though he believes Kermit can see through the phone before leaning on the table real casual like and continuing his conversation.
     
    FOZZIE
    So, how’s Puerto Rico?​
     
    KERMIT
    (Over phone)
    It’s really beautiful…​
     
    CUT TO​

    INT: HOTEL ROOM
    Kermit is seated at the table. The sound of running water can be heard, as can Miss Piggy singing in the shower.

    KERMIT
    (CONT’D)
    …I wish you could be here to see it.​
     
    FOZZIE
    (Over phone)
    Just make sure you take a lot of pictures.​
     
    KERMIT
    We don’t have a camera.​
     
    FOZZIE
    (Over phone)
    Oh, right.​
     
    ROBIN
    (Over phone)
    Is that Uncle Kermit?
     
    FOZZIE
    (Over phone)
    Yes it is and I…​
     
    Over the phone suddenly comes the sound of a motor revving. Kermit looks a little shocked to hear it.
     
    FOZZIE
    (Shouting, over phone)
    I didn’t mean the chainsaw!​
     
    KERMIT
    Fozzie, what was that?​
     
    FOZZIE
    (Casually, over phone)
    Just the lumberjack. How are you doing?​
     
    KERMIT
    I’m fine. Piggy’s getting a shower and then
    we’re going out to dinner.​
     
    FOZZIE
    (Trying to remain calm, over phone)
    Yeah, uh-huh, listen, Kermit, it’s getting late
    and I need to get up bright and early for
    another day of doing absolutely nothing that will
    destroy the house. So I…(Shouts)​
     
    The chainsaw is heard revving again and there is a sudden CLUNK and Fozzie’s panicked shouts fade. Then comes the sound of someone else picking the phone up.
     
    ROBIN
    (Over phone)
    Hi, Uncle Kermit!​
     
    KERMIT
    Hello, Robin! How are you?​
     
    CUT TO​

    INT: HOUSE
     
    The situation has not improved. There is now a cloud of smoke hanging in the air and Animal runs rampant, having somehow gotten his hands on the chainsaw.
     
    ROBIN
    I’m great…given the circumstances.​
     
    KERMIT
    (Over phone)
    Listen, Robin, I need you to do something for me while I’m here.​
     
    ROBIN
    What’s that?​
     
    KERMIT
    (Over phone)
    Make sure I have a home to come home to.​
     
    ROBIN
    I’ll do my best.​
     
    There is an explosion and the ever resilient octopus whizzes over Robin’s head, closely followed by The Swedish Chef and his arsenal.
     
    ROBIN
    But I’m not sure my best is good enough.​
     
    A terrified Chef, octopus and Animal run by again closely followed by the renegade chainsaw.




    A note to the readers of this:

    Starting this Thanksgiving I'm going to start posting a Muppet Christmas special, at the moment titled:

    "The Muppet Christmas Show!"

    So, if you like this, keep an eye out for that (and part 8 (and my missing sneaker));).​
  8. mbmfrog

    mbmfrog Active Member

    Well I know when I'm wrong and you proved it to me. :)

    Great update chapter and nice way of showing that when the Frog is away the rest of the Muppets will play. However, let hope that they can keep the house in one piece before Kermit gets back.

    I loved Bobo, simple and often naive Bobo, a real laugh for a serious moment.

    Please do keep up the good work upon such a great story as I also can't wait for your Christmas story.
  9. Scooterthegofer

    Scooterthegofer New Member

    Hmm... I know I saw a sneaker somewhere... I'll check.:p
  10. Muppetfan44

    Muppetfan44 Active Member

    Great update. excited to see what's coming next! Post more soon!
  11. ZeppoAndFriends

    ZeppoAndFriends Well-Known Member

    Just a quick question.

    How would one go about getting their thread re-titled?

    I'd kinda like to change it to 'Frognapped: A Muppet Adventure'.
  12. ZeppoAndFriends

    ZeppoAndFriends Well-Known Member

    Now that the holiday season is over (Whew!) I shall resume work on this here script.

    Be on the lookout for part eight, he is not armed, but if you get to close he will attempt to tickle your armpits. Ba-dum-ching bad joke! :o
  13. ZeppoAndFriends

    ZeppoAndFriends Well-Known Member

    Taking longer to get to the point than a mile long pin, its:


    FROGNAPPED
    Part 8​


    INT: CAR
     
    Steve has parked the car in the parking lot of a fast food restaurant and he and Bobo are looking through the plans. Steve is staring a one in humored disbelief.
     
    STEVE
    Where are we supposed to get an elephant?​
     
    BOBO
    I don’t know, but look at this one!​
     
    Bobo hands Steve another sheet of paper from the envelope and they both crack up.
     
    STEVE
    A T…(LAUGHING) A Tro…(LAUGHING)​

     
    Steve tries to compose himself.
     
    STEVE
    A Trojan pig! How would this work, exactly?​
     
    BOBO
    Dunno.​
     
    Steve and Bobo both settle down.
     
    BOBO
    Sometimes I think the boss is a little…​
     
    STEVE
    Crazy? Nuts? A fruitcake?​
     
    BOBO
    A sandwich short of a picnic basket!​
     
    STEVE
    Not playing with a full deck!​
     
    BOBO
    Three pickles short of a sandwich!​
     
    STEVE
    Are you hungry?​
     
    BOBO
    Yeah, a little.​
     
    STEVE
    Want to get dinner?​
     
    BOBO
    Okay.​

    CUT TO​

    INT: NICE RESTAURANT - NIGHT
     
    Kermit and Piggy are sitting at a table, looking over their menus.
     
    PIGGY
    I think I am going to have the lasagna and a salad.
    What are you going to have Kermie?​
     
    KERMIT
    (DISCONNECTED MUMBLING)​

     ​
    Piggy puts her menu down.
     
    PIGGY
    Kermie, what’s the matter? You haven’t been
    yourself since we left the hotel.​
     
    Kermit puts his menu down, also.
     
    KERMIT
    I don’t know. I just have a feeling
    something bad is going to happen.​
     
    PIGGY
    Oh, Kermit, you’re just being silly.​
     
    Right on cue there is a loud bang and clattering from the kitchen. Kermit leaps out of his seat.
     
    KERMIT
    (PANICKED)
    Fozzie, get the fire extinguisher!​
     
    The entire restaurant turns to stare at Kermit. With a nervous giggle Piggy gets up and shepherds Kermit back into his seat, then turns to the crowd.
     
    PIGGY
    (SHOUTING)
    What are you looking at!​
     
    The rest of the patrons return to their meals and the waiter return to waiter-ing. Piggy sits back down.
     
    PIGGY
    Your nerves are shot.
    Which is exactly why we are here.​
     
    KERMIT
    (CALMING DOWN)
    You’re right, I’m…I’m just being silly.
     ​
    Unbeknownst to Kermit and Piggy, Steve and Bobo are sitting at a table near kitchen doors. Bobo is looking over his menu, Steve is looking over Kermit.
     
    BOBO
    I think I’m gonna have the lasagna and a salad.
    What are you gonna have, Steve?​
     
    STEVE
    (DISCONNECTED MUMBLING)​

     
    BOBO
    Where’s that on the menu?​
     
    STEVE
    (DISCONNECTED MUMBLING)​

     
    BOBO
    There isn’t a (REPEATS MUMBLING) section on mine.
    Are you lookin’ at the dessert menu?​
     
    STEVE
    What strategy do you think should we go with?​
     
    BOBO
    I already told ya’ I was plannin’ on havin’ the lasagna.​
     
    Steve realizes that he and Bobo aren’t on the same page and rolls his eyes.
     
    STEVE
    I mean about nabbing the frog!​
     
    BOBO
    Oh! Why didn’t you say so?​
     
    Bobo mumbles something to himself as he pulls up the envelope and pulls out a sheet of paper.
     
    BOBO
    The boss has a plan for this situation.​
     
    STEVE
    What is it?​
     
    INSERT: PAPER
     
    As Bobo reads off each step it pans to a different cartoon-y picture, illustrating the concept.
     
    BOBO
    (READING PAPER)
    Step one: Wait until everyone else leaves.
    Step two: Nab frog.
    Step three: Bring frog to specially prepared island base.
    Step four: Rake in the ransom money.
    Step five: Celebrate.​

    BACK TO SCENE

    Steve takes the paper from Bobo and looks it over.
     
    STEVE
    This is never going to work.​
     
    BOBO
    Why?
     
    STEVE
    For one thing it is very likely that Kermit’s going
    to leave way before everyone else.
     
    BOBO
    Well, there is another one.​


    Bobo pulls out another sheet of paper and hands it to Steve. Steve looks it over and gives it a ‘hmm’ look.
     
    STEVE
    This could work.​



    Part nine is coming. WATCH OUT! :eek:
  14. mbmfrog

    mbmfrog Active Member

    Great update and poor Kermit.

    Still it would be interesting to see how Kermit goes missing.

    Please do keep up the good work upon such a great fan-fic. :)
  15. JEANYLASER

    JEANYLASER Member

    yeah me too! I can't wait for the next chapter!
  16. Muppetfan44

    Muppetfan44 Active Member

    Nice chapter! Exicted for what happens next. Please post more soon!
  17. ZeppoAndFriends

    ZeppoAndFriends Well-Known Member

    [Insert relevent quip here], it's:


    FROGNAPPED
    Part 9​



    Bobo stands at the open trunk of the rental car, shuffling through the items in the back and mumbling to himself. He throws several items, including a model airplane, a telephone, a rubber duck (wink, wink), a Fraggle Rock lunchbox, a lacey pillow, a snow globe and Ms. Anderson’s taxidermy dog, over his shoulders. He stops to examine what appears to be a large metal pen with a blue light on the end. While fiddling with it, the light turns on accompanied by a high-pitched whining noise. With a shout he drops it back in the trunk and blinks the spots out of his eyes.
     
    CUT TO​

     ​
    The form of Steve stands behind the curtains that cover the walls and frame the ‘IN’ and ‘OUT’ doors for the kitchen. As one of the waiters heads back for the ‘IN’ door he is unceremoniously yanked behind the curtain. The curtains do an energetic dance, reflecting the mayhem going on behind them. A patron on his way back from the bathroom notices the bulge and moves the curtain aside, revealing Steve slipping on the unconscious waiter’s pants. They stare at each other for a few moments.
     
    STEVE
    Uh…(POWERFULLY) Pay no attention
    to that man behind the curtain!​
     
    Steve yanks the curtain away from the patron, who wanders off in slight disbelief.
     
    CUT TO​

     ​
    Bobo is halfway across the parking lot from the car, pulling out a long section of large rubber tubing. After he liberates it from the trunk, he tosses it in an unfeasibly large pile of things at the side of the lot. Items now include, an old TV set, a desk lamp, a boom box, a ship in a bottle, a large teddy bear with a missing arm, a pot of gold, a mini fridge, a complete hamster’s habitat, a large trash can, several random rats and a moose!
     
    MOOSE
    (AS JOHN WAYNE)
    Has anyone seen a duck ‘round these parts?​
     
    Bobo is oblivious to the moose’s presence and lumbers back to the trunk.
     
    BOBO
    (ECHOING)
    Let’s see…where is it? (CHUCKLES) Echo! Echo!
    Why are there so many, songs about rainbows?
    CUT TO​

     ​
    Kermit and Piggy sit at their table. Piggy is enjoying her lasagna and Kermit is picking at a calzone with his fork.
     
    PIGGY
    Kermie, why aren’t you eating? Is something wrong?​
     
    KERMIT
    Yes, they forgot to hold the olives.​
     
    Kermit holds up his fork, revealing a whole black olive stuck on the end of it.
     
    PIGGY
    I thought you liked olives.​
     
    KERMIT
    I do. Just not paired with grasshoppers
    and green peppers.​
     ​
    Unbeknownst to Kermit and Piggy, Steve slinks along the back wall, trying to get to the exit. A patron and her dining partners stop him in his tracks.
     
    PATRON #2
    Excuse me, waiter! I told them
    to hold the cheese on this.​
     
    She shoves a plate of a cheese-smothered something at him.
     
    PATRON #3
    And I told them no eggs!​
     
    He stacks an omelet on top of the cheese thing.
     
    PATRON #4
    There’s a fly in my soup!​
     
    PATRON #5
    This wine tastes like potatoes!​
     
    PATRON #2
    I’ve changed my mind. I’ll have the lasagna.​
     
    PATRON #4
    Ooh! Me too!

    PATRON #3
    I’d like another omelet! No eggs this time!​
     
    PATRON #5
    I’d like to see a dessert menu.​
     
    PATRON #4
    The rest of us haven’t even had our entrees!
     
    PARTON #2
    On second thought, I’ll have a calzone
    with sausage and green peppers.​
     
    PATRON #3
    That sounds good! I’ll have one, too!​
     
    Steve becomes more and more frazzled as the patrons’ complaints and demands mount. He finally throws the plate of cheese thing and omelet on the ground, drawing the attention of the entire restaurant.
     
    STEVE
    (SHOUTING)
    I don’t have to put up with this, you know!
    I went to college! I have a Master’s Degree in physics!​
     
    He pulls off his apron, wads it up and drops it in Patron #4’s soup bowl.
     
    STEVE
    AND I QUIT!​
     
    Steve storms out the doors. A few people applaud him, the rest are dumbfounded.
     
    CUT TO​

     ​
    The trunk of the car is still hanging wide open, but Bobo is nowhere in sight. Steve rushes out of the front doors and up to the car.
     
    STEVE
    Bobo! Bobo, where are you?​
     
    BOBO
    (O.S. ECHOING)
    In here!​
     
    Bobo pokes his head out of the trunk. He is wearing a lighted miner’s helmet and looking through an old leather wallet.
     
    BOBO
    Hey, do you happen to know a Jimmy Hoffa?​
     
    Steve slaps the wallet out of Bobo’s hands.
     
    STEVE
    Never mind that! Did you find the sign?​

     
    BOBO
    Uhh…no. But I did find fifty-five
    cents and a breath mint!​
     
    Bobo breathes in Steve’s face.
     
    STEVE
    (FLATLY)
    Yum…minty.​
     
    BOBO
    I also found this.​
     
    Bobo holds up a clacking pair of wooden teeth. Steve swats it away.
     
    STEVE
    Enough with the gags! We need the sign!​
     
    BOBO
    Well, okay.​
     
    Bobo dives back into the trunk. There comes the sound of whirring a DING and the sound of an elevator opening. A shocked Steve leans into the trunk of the car.
     
    STEVE
    (ECHOING)
    Wow! Talk about trunk space.​



    NEXT TIME: We finally get to the point! Or do we? Do we? I don't know.
  18. Muppetfan44

    Muppetfan44 Active Member

    I like the whole scene with Bobo in the trunk, but I think the restaurant stuff is getting drawn out a bit. Steve as a waiter was funny but it just seems like the story's been at the restaurant for too long. A lot of really great lines though. Keep up the good work; definitely curious to see what happens next!
  19. ZeppoAndFriends

    ZeppoAndFriends Well-Known Member

    I know it's being drawn out too much, but I couldn't resist the thought of Steve trying to be a waiter, (Note: The waiter bit is actually important for later!), and Bobo and the infinite car trunk. I'll tighten it up in my second draft if I get the chance to make it an actual movie.

    BUT, we are getting to the point! Next up are Steve and Bobo's failed attempts to capture Kermit!

    WAIT! :eek: I shouldn't have told you that! Umm...up next is NOTHING! End of story! Game over! Thanks for playing!

    (Oh...never mind :o)
  20. Muppetfan44

    Muppetfan44 Active Member

    I did love the bit with Steve as a waiter and the trunk bit was hilarious with Mickey Moose

    haha, no worries. Definitely don't end the story; you're doing a great job so far


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