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The most tear-jerking Muppet moment...

Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by GuySmiley, Jun 30, 2002.

  1. IgorPonweed

    IgorPonweed Well-Known Member

    I know someone who can't stop crying whenever someone sings Rainbow Connection. They played it on the radio right after her turtle died. :(
  2. The Shoe Fairy

    The Shoe Fairy Well-Known Member

    I felt really sad after watching The Talk, Listen, Connect: Changes video. Poor Rosita :sympathy:
  3. The Lover

    The Lover Member

    Right on.

    Yeah, I must sgree. Those were some of the saddest Muppet moments ever. The song that Big Bird sings in "Follow that Bird!" where he was caged up and painted blue was pretty sad as well.:cry:
  4. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Hi and welcome to Muppet Central The Lover. The Fraggle character you're thinking of is Boober, the episode is titled Marooned, found in Season 1. You could purchase the seasonal DVD sets of Fraggle Rock, but be warned that only the first three have been individually released. For the time being, the only way you can get Season 4, comprised of the last twenty-four episodes, is by purchasing the Fraggle Rock Complete Set DVD release. There are deals posted here to help reduce the cost of that buy a little... You just have to search them out. Hope this helps and have a good time exploring the rest of the forums.
  5. Yorick

    Yorick Well-Known Member

    Wow, you're all bringing up great examples! I don't know if it's been mentioned, but I have to put in a vote for "The Christmas Toy" when Rugby goes downstairs and starts singing to Mew. It's *amazingly* powerful and true to life.

    I sure hope they didn't take Kermit out of the new DVD of that, like they did for "Emmet Otter's Jugband Christmas"! I admit I never saw Emmet Otter with Kermit included, but I was still sad to hear he was removed from the DVD. There are parts in Emmet Otter that fit this thread, too! I totally love that movie as well.

    Don't mind me as I keep referring to these specials as "movies" and "films" even though they're usually less than an hour :)
  6. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Then prepare to be sorely disappointed, because that's hexactly what they've done.
  7. Nick22

    Nick22 Well-Known Member

    one would probly be when kermit sings "bein green."
  8. explorer801

    explorer801 Member


    I always get a little sad when I see "Muppet Family X-mas" at the end when Jim is doing dishes & tells Sprocket he likes it when the Muppets have fun. Also when Kermit arrived on the "Remembering Jim" special & in "Kermit's Swamp Years" when Jim, as a young boy, picks Kermit up off the street when he falls. WONDERFUL & BITTERSWEET! :concern:
  9. Zena Star

    Zena Star Well-Known Member

    I think that...

    Saying Goodbye, like for a number of people, is the saddest muppet moment I've had. Everytime I listen to it i think of people I've had to leave...and how the Muppet Performers must have felt when Jim...left. I never actually cried listening to it, but sometimes i feel like its too sad to make the tears work.:o Or I'm jsut not being sad enough. one of the two, yaknow?
  10. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    ok I'm trying to wipe the tears away as I type i just got done with The Muppets Take Manhaten, and have to say no matter how many time I watch it and FTB i get teary eyed. Even when i know that everything will be ok.
  11. Kiki

    Kiki Well-Known Member

    That scene in IAVMMCM where Gonzo is homeless and Fozzie is a pick-pocketer. It's tear-jerking to me, and also depressing sorta. D=
  12. The Shoe Fairy

    The Shoe Fairy Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I know the feeling. Btw, Love your avatar.

    I actually found the characters and their "then" occupations rather amusing.

    To Me the Changes video in the Talk, Listen, Connect series of SW videos really makes me sad. Just seeing how distraught Rosita is over her Father's Wheelchair chokes me up a bit :cry:
  13. vettech28

    vettech28 Well-Known Member

    I was born about four months before Jim died and for me, the Muppets singing "Just One Person" at the memorial service is touching, I choked a couple times watching it. Hearing sweet, yet memorable song from Jim's projects like that makes me think that every time we hear them, Jim is with us appreciating his time on the earth, even though it was short.
  14. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    Oh I know, you really need a box of tissues while watching MTM, but I still love it!
  15. Muppet Newsgirl

    Muppet Newsgirl Well-Known Member

    Yeah, MTM is rough sledding sometimes, in terms of emotional content. And like I've said before, it's always Scooter's verse of "Saying Goodbye" that tugs at my heartstrings.

    It's a good thing they didn't attempt that at the memorial service, or else they'd all be up on stage bawling.

    Another tear-jerking moment...pretty much the entire second half of the FR episode "Gone But Not Forgotten," starting when Mudwell abruptly turns on Wembley. That's really poignant stuff.
  16. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Your so right, and I'm kind of glad they didn't sing saying Goodbye because there would not have been a dry eye in the room.
  17. Muppet Newsgirl

    Muppet Newsgirl Well-Known Member

    I know...heaven knows there were plenty of misty eyes in the cathedral as it was. I mean, Frank fell apart during his eulogy for Jim, there were Muppet performers dabbing at their eyes with tissues, and while Richard held his own on stage, at one point during his second speech he had to stop and take a really deep breath when his voice started to waver a bit.

    But I think Louise Gold's rendition of "Bring Him Home" would have turned on the waterworks for quite a few people.

    I'll bet the whole ceremony was rough sledding for all the Muppet performers - all those emotions to deal with.
  18. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Yes Im sure it was Why look at Carol as Big bird when he sung It's Not Easy Being Green" That must have been the worst.
  19. borgdeborg

    borgdeborg New Member

    wow... i just watched the memorial song and all i had to do is see scooter and the tears started flowing....

    my movie tears go to Emmet and the boys and the duet with his mom at the end....
  20. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    Oh I know, I discovered who Richard Hunt was a few years ago and before then I hadn't realized that Scooter had been missing from some of the recent Muppet productions. Suddenly his verse in "Saying Goodbye" became much more poignant as, for the first time, I realized there was a person behind the Muppet. ;)

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