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The most tear-jerking Muppet moment...

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

  1. DarthGonzo

    DarthGonzo Well-Known Member

    I'm going with the majority here on the "Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson" ending, especially when Fozzie, Scooter, Clifford, Gonzo, Piggy and Robin read the letters to Jim. That scene must have been very difficult for the muppeteers to do without breaking up. It certainly sounds like Frank is having a difficult time doing Piggy without getting chocked up.

    And then when everyone starts singing...I just cant hold it back, especially when all the characters start appearing to join in the song.
  2. kansasteen14

    kansasteen14 Well-Known Member

    I would really like to see this,does anyone have a copy please?
  3. Jackie

    Jackie Well-Known Member

    The reading of the letters is so sad.
  4. The Great Gonzo

    The Great Gonzo Well-Known Member

    1. Gonzo's loneliness in Muppets from Space. Sure, not the best of their movies, but there were some great moments in it.

    2. The moment in The Muppet Movie at the very end with the rainbow coming through the wrecked set. Beautiful.

    My happiest Muppet memory was as a kid when Mark Hamill, R2-D2, Chewbacca, and C-3PO were on. I was a huge fan of both the Muppets and of Star Wars, and it was like all of the best things in my world had come together. I remember racing through the living room to find my brother to tell him it was on. I slipped, knocked into the arm of the leather couch, and fell to the ground. I had a big knot on my head, BUT IT WAS WORTH IT!
  5. electricmayhem

    electricmayhem Well-Known Member

    >>>when Mark Hamill, R2-D2, Chewbacca, and C-3PO were on. <<<

    That's my favorite episode!!!:)
  6. Jackie

    Jackie Well-Known Member

    I love that episode because it has my favorite Scooter Skit! Six String Orchestra! I love that!
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  7. electricmayhem

    electricmayhem Well-Known Member

  8. CherryPizza

    CherryPizza Well-Known Member

    The most tear-jerking Muppet moment for me, would be right now, reading through this thread. What could make the tears flow more than being reminded how something of which you are so fond, that has been such a strong part of your life, that has educated, informed, enlightened, inspired, entertained and amused you, has also had this effect on so many other people?

    Some may say that discovering that so many other people had the same experience as you, may take something away from your special individual experience, but that is clearly not the case here. It has united so many of us in discussion, and reminded us why these creations are indeed so special.

    If only Jim Henson could have read these messages, to give him proof above any evidence allegedly to the contrary, that his mission was a success.

    But somehow I think he knew that already.

    To misquote the Muppet of all Muppets, that debonair Mr The Frog:

    Why are there so many songs about Muppets
    And what's this Henson wave we ride
    Muppets are visions, but only foam and fleece
    And Muppets have nothing inside
    So we've been told and some choose to belive it
    We know they're wrong, as you see
    Because we've found it, The Muppet Connection
    The lovers, the dreamers and me
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  9. Jackie

    Jackie Well-Known Member

    Well as Gonzo pointed out to Rizzo....Muppets do have a hand up their .....BACK! LOL!!! I love the extra footage on MTI.
  10. JamieDenny

    JamieDenny Well-Known Member


    The end of The Muppet's Celebrate Jim Henson, When Raven Simone and Kermit sing "Why Are There So Many Songs About Rainbows" in Muppets at Disney World.
    Then there's when Tiny Tim dies and Kermit says "Life is Made up of meetings and partings, that is the way of it." I'm tearing up writing about it It reminds me of Jim so much without even the fact that Kermit was saying it.
    The Stars Wars Ep Finale when everyone sings "When You Wish Upon A Star." Thats My favourite Disney song ever but if you look at it from a semiotics point of view here you have two sets of dream-makers singing a song thats saying believe in your dreams
  11. DarthGonzo

    DarthGonzo Well-Known Member

    Robin: Hey, I think I know where I've seen this Henson guy!
    Gonzo: Where?
    Robin: ...down there...
    Gonzo: Hey! And look, when we move, they move! Try it!
    Fozzie: Hey, lets stop looking at them even, it's TOO weird!
  12. Jackie

    Jackie Well-Known Member

    LOL! And they all moved while looking at the Muppeteers! It was too great!
  13. Smig

    Smig Well-Known Member

    That Teddy Ruxpin song.. now that's a REAL tear-jerker...

    Oh, the pain.. the pain..:p

  14. Jackie

    Jackie Well-Known Member

    LOL! Relax! Want I should send you my Teddy Ruxbin tape? That'll sooth you ;)
  15. Sunshineboz

    Sunshineboz Well-Known Member

    Two good ones.

    1) I love the Miss Piggy Solo song "Happiness" (I think...Bad, bad of me) where she's singing in the pool from "The Great Muppet Caper".

    2) And the "Why couldn't we ride" song where all the muppets ride bikes, awesome!!!
    I remember when I was younger watching a behind the scenes, I was really impressed!!
  16. manoftheSTREET

    manoftheSTREET Well-Known Member

    My moments...

    The letter readings from MCJH

    Kermit's Ghost Town Speech from TMM (The lines that gets to me: "If you don't agree with it, well, then...Go ahead and kill me." They would NEVER do that in a Muppet product nowadays)

    "One Little Star" from "Follow That Bird"

    The whole of MTM (because, despite there being no Twin Towers sightings, it was still our Muppets in New York City, before the horrors that the 90s and beyond would lay unto the Muppets and New York City)

    Finally, this is a happy moment, but it makes me misty nevertheless...My chance encounter with Jim Henson at Walt Disney World. He did the voice of Kermit The Frog for me, and agreed to be in a picture with me and my brother. To think that I met a creative spirit who influences me to this day is truly emotional...even more so considering he's been gone for 12 years now.


    John "manoftheSTREET" Kilduff
  17. electricmayhem

    electricmayhem Well-Known Member

    You MET Jim Henson?? You're so lucky! I've just realized that another tear jerking moment for me is knowing that I won't get to meet him:( My eyes are damp right now as I think about that.
  18. Natalie

    Natalie Well-Known Member

    Maybe my most tear-jerking moment is when Kermit gets hit by the taxi in TMTM. Sooo sad, even though i know he'll be fine later, it still gets me sometimes. But yeah, watching Jim Henson's family members and friends reading stuff about him is sad too.

    And now that I'm on it, I was just listening to Bert singing "I Wish I Had a Friend to Play with Me", that was sad!
  19. Jackie

    Jackie Well-Known Member

    That's one of my fav. Bert and Ernie moments :)
  20. Gentle Giant

    Gentle Giant Well-Known Member

    I agree with you, Radionate it is hard to sat bye to someone.:)

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