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The most tear-jerking Muppet moment...

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

  1. Yorick

    Yorick Active Member

    My love for them may have been the same all these years...like a rock...but I know what you mean in the sense that when you watch something from them you've loved since you were a kid, you pick up on things you didn't understand the first time. Sometimes it can feel that much more powerful than it already was. And I definitely agree with you about the influence they've had (100% positive) and I agree even more (if that's possible) regarding how the emotional power of something they did years ago is often even greater due to how fast the time goes, and wishing we could go back. I certainly relate to your point there. It's sad, and yet, it'd be even sadder if we didn't still have these to enjoy now. After all, they don't make anything like they used to! And this is coming from someone who is also a fan of new stuff!
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  2. Yorick

    Yorick Active Member

    Singing Jim's favorite songs at his memorial service:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSE1Mtnnm4Y
    There are many reasons this is a tear-jerker. They did such an amazing job. If anyone hasn't seen it all the way through, I highly suggest you do. And by that, I mean this clip. Personally, I still haven't seen the entire memorial service, but I'm sure I should get to that!
  3. Mark Johns

    Mark Johns Active Member

    There are so many. Too many. I recently watched the doc, Being Elmo, and they show a scene from Jim Henson's funeral and I cried like a baby and couldnt get the thought out of my head for days regarding what kind of a world it would be, had he lived longer.

    Another for me is the song that Ma Otter and Emmet and his jugband sing after working thier first night in the resturant as a tribute to Emmet's late Father. Even as a kid, that scene really got to me.

    This ine is newer, but everytime I watch The Muppets, when Kermit starts singing Rainbow Connection and then everyone joins in during the Telethon, I cant healp but shed a few tears. Even listening to the soundtrak, I tear up.
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  4. Speed Tracer

    Speed Tracer Well-Known Member

    Weird one for me lately...

    "I just want to say, when I was a kid, I saw you recite 'Hamlet' while jumping your motorbike through a flaming hoop, and it made me feel like I could do anything. Thank you."
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  5. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Not weird at all!
  6. Alvin

    Alvin Active Member

    Where do I begin...and which one do I choose sooooo many...but I would have to say the moment they start the Rainbow Connection in the new movie...I tear up. Such a momentous song. It was where the Muppet Movie began and where the new movie almost ended...wasn't the last song...but second to the last. Very moving.
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  7. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    First of all I always cry when Rainbow Connection comes on. In the movie I just bawled.

    Second and I dont know that it's a tear jerking scene but at the very end when Kermit walks out of the theater and sees all the fans that just really pulled my heart strings. All I could think of was Jim is proud of you Kermit and all The Muppets and knows you guys are gonna be ok.
  8. JustinHoskie

    JustinHoskie Member

    "Pictures in My Head" for me. It's like "Baby Mine" in Dumbo for me. I think I'll be able to make it through this time, I'm certain of it! But at the end, when the pictures become motionless, and Kermit lifts up the sheet covering Miss Piggy's portrait to take a silent look at it.... It just tugs at my deepest heartstrings.
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  9. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Yeah that was also a moving song. Especially when Kermit sings the line "if we could do it all again, just another chance to entertain" I thought of Jim through out the whole film and how much he is missed and how I wish he could've seen this movie.
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  10. Karamazova

    Karamazova New Member

    I always cry over I'm Going to Go Back There Someday, being Gonzo fan, but I also get teary over The Rainbow Connection.

    And Saying Goodbye, of course.

    And Big Bird singing at Henson's memorial.

    And the tribute they did to Jim Henson. I bawled like a small child to all the muppets reacting to Henson's death.

    Also, the Christmas Carol movie. It's the only version where I get sad over Tiny Tim's death (including the original), because it's just heartbreaking to see Kermit so sad.

    Basically, there is nothing sadder than a sad muppet.
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  11. JustinHoskie

    JustinHoskie Member

    Being the manly-muppet that I am, I watched this and tried to get through it without crying, but when Carroll's voice cracks when he sings "big like a mountain", I got a tear, and I completely dissolved into a weeping 5 year old when he says "Thank you Kermit."
  12. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Anytime I see pictures or old footage of Jim Henson I just start crying.
  13. Zeliboba

    Zeliboba Member

    There are so many tearjerking moments in the Muppet movies (the 'Saying Goodbye' part in MTM really stands out for me), but I cried the most when I watched Frank Oz's speech at Jim Henson's memorial service. My heart breaks everytime I hear him says 'This is when I understood that he loves me and I love him', to the point that I find that moment very difficult to watch.
  14. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    I can't watch anything from Jim Henson's Memorial and not start bawling. Especially knowing Richard Hunt would die a year later and would have his Memorial at the same church. Just seeing a simple interview of Jim with Kermit I just can't keep it together.

    I recently watched The Muppets Remember Jim Henson and while I do remember bits and pieces when it originally aired I don't think I quite understood it because I was only 7 when he past. But watching it again as an adult omg I don't know that I've ever cried so much through something. Especially at the end when their singing "Just one person" and Kermit walks in omg so sad but yet so moving. And this is someone who hardly ever cries in anything. So just goes to show how much I appericate and probably love the muppets even more now then when I did when I was a kid. I should be honest in saying I was probably more into Fraggle Rock and The Muppet babies then the actual muppets themselves growing up but I do remember watching the reruns of TMS on Disney channel. Unfortunately I wasn't even born yet when TMS originally aired so...and sadly I was one of those fans who after Jim died I think I was starting to grow out of a lot of things.

    This movie made me feel guilty at times especially when Walter says "your fans haven't left you the world hasn't forgotten" Because sadly I was one of those who had forgotten. I only recently got back into the muppets last year so...I can't say I've been a very good fan but hey I am into them now way more then I was when I was a kid and I ain't intending to forget ever again! I don't think I realized how much they impacted me as a kid till now. Because as a kid you don't really appericate things around you not that adults do either but as a child you have that innocence and don't think about such things as an adult where your much more aware of things around you. Anyways...sorry for the long post. Lol!
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  15. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    I think I got more emotional when you see all The Muppets and the Sesame Street characters in one shot. I started thinking of Jim seeing them all together. But to be funny too bad that wedding wasn't real. XP
  16. Rowlfan5384

    Rowlfan5384 New Member

    anything and everything involving Jim Henson's funeral. I saw on clip and I was snffling like crazy.
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  17. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    Oh as far as I'm concerned it was, lol.
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  18. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    No it wasn't. Only part of the movie. I see you and miss piggy have a lot in common on that notion. Lol!
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  19. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    MTM picture book and 30th anniversary special, all I'm going to say, hehe.
  20. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Yep but according to Kermit their just dating. LOL!


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