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The most tear-jerking Muppet moment...

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

  1. Storyteller

    Storyteller Member

    Without doubt, the final song in The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson causes me to tear, but perhaps the most touching moment I can think of occured during the CNN People Profile on Jim. Frank Oz is describing the shock of Jim's death, and begins to tear up, and very chokingly says "It's hard to talk about" (I think.)

    That 10 years after the fact, he still gets so emotional at the thought is a testiment to how deeply Jim affected the lives of those who love him. He is very deeply missed indeed. :(
  2. Ernie101

    Ernie101 Well-Known Member

    Yes frnak loved jim and so did all of us! he was loved
  3. Gentle Giant

    Gentle Giant Well-Known Member

    another sad moment was when there were no big monsters like Sweetums and Thog in TMTM:(
  4. Natalie

    Natalie Well-Known Member

    lol! yeah, that is pretty sad isn't it!
  5. Ernie101

    Ernie101 Well-Known Member

    I am sure it was sad for ngirl
  6. Natalie

    Natalie Well-Known Member

    yes especially since that's my favorite movie of all time too!
  7. Gentle Giant

    Gentle Giant Well-Known Member

    That was one of my favorite muppet movies. My other fave is the original Dr. Doolitle.

    ngirl if you want to IM me on Yahoo my ID is dadsbigguy_2001 and my AOL name is IAmYogifan:) Same goes for you Ernie. Edward
  8. Zack the Dog

    Zack the Dog Well-Known Member

    I'll join in the fun, the late fun, but it's fun...wait it's ment to be tear jerking?

    yeah there are a lot of them

    bean bunny shivering in the cold MCC
    Big bird blue bird song FTB
    one little star FTB
    i'm going to go back there some day TMM
    when i "first"watch MFS when gonzo found his family
    Kermit and piggy love led us here MTI
    When fozzie finds out Jim henson died
    when "steve's" kermit first enters the room to all the muppets singing
    TMS "Gonzo's last act"
    saying goodbye TMTM
    kermit before the film breaks away in TMM
    big bird finds out mr hooper died
    Mr Arrow (Sam)might have fallen over board (just a joke;-)MTI
    erine giving up his rubber ducky for bert and bert giving up his paper clip colection for erine CEOSS
    Piggy sreaming "no please!" before kermit going to get his noggen full of jelly TMM
    just one person robin and gang

    there are many more out there
  9. Jackie

    Jackie Well-Known Member

    The love led us here song just never got to me. Love led them to certain doom? No LOL! It was a bad some, too high for Piggy to be singing. I think if it was maybe used in a different situation it would have been good :)
  10. Joggy

    Joggy Well-Known Member

    The whole ending of Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson. What I always do when that scene is on, I pretend it's still 1990. I watch the scene, get teared up over those beautiful letters ("We will miss you, Jim Henson. Matt." - Robin), then that wonderful song, and all of a sudden - there's KERMIT! Jim died, but there is Kermit! And then the unexpected happens - Kermit TALKS! And everything is sortta back to normal again!

    A lot of the songs on Jim Henson: A Sesame Street Celebration. Especially the three Kermit songs at the end: Frogs in the Glen, The World Above, and This Frog. You definitely have to hear them in this context, in this order, at the end of the album.

    Rowlf singing Old Dog Trey on Ol' Brown Ears is Back. Can you imagine ol' Rowlf playing the piano on that large stage, howling his doggy lungs out over his lost dog friend? They completely hammed up the TMS version BTW.

    Gonzo's version of My Way, and how Kermit reacts to it.

    The Muppet Family Christmas Carol Singing at the end. That made me cry when I was six and saw it for the first time.

    Same goes for Gonzo's Wishing Song when he plans to marry guest star Madeline Kahn, but she confesses she just wanted to make a compliment to him.

    Scooter and John Denver singing The Peace Carol.

    Mew being frozen forever in The Christmas Toy.

    Kermit in the Muppet Movie: "Go ahead and kill me." Doc Hopper: "Alright boys. Kill him." Look at the reactions on the Muppets' faces.

    Frank crying over the loss of Jim in People's Profiles.

    Every time clips of Jim Henson are shown while The Rainbow Connection is playing.

    Gonzo saying goodbye in MFS.

    Saying Goodbye from MTM.

    Mr. Hooper's death.
  11. jeremyactor

    jeremyactor Well-Known Member

    Even though I've watched it over 50 times, "...celebrate Jim Henson" always gets me when Ray Charles sings Bein' Green over the montage of Jim footage. Also, when they read the letters at the end, and sing just one person - I can't stop bawling. I get a little misty when Fozzie's voice cracks in Saying Goodbye - and I cry during any song where Scooter sings. I miss Richard, but oddly I don't cry when I see Sweetums or Janice - just when Scooter sings, especially during Couldn't We Ride.

    Let's see - what else is there.

    When I browse through the Tribute section here on Muppet Central I start crying too - there's one quote that gets me (which of course I can't find right now), but the writer went into the Muppet Workshop, and said he saw all the puppets on hooks, with their mouths open, seemingly frozen under a spell only Jim could break.

    And when I think of what he could have done had he not died - I get going. But then I think of what they are doing without him, and I smile.

  12. WemblinKate

    WemblinKate Well-Known Member

    Hey, I just watched that! I even posted a thing about it in the General Discussion section. Just cuz I didn't know where else it should go. The celebration of Jim from the Muppets, was so very touching, and I cried, it always chokes me up when Harry Belafonte talks about Jim.

    Saying Goodbye gets me everytime.

    The scene in The Muppet Movie at the campfire, Gonzo sings Going to Go Back There Someday, and then Kermit has the conversation with his conscience. Oh, I love it.

    Go Back To The Fire, again a number with Harry Belafonte on the Muppet Show, it's not tear-jerking but it's very inspiring.

    The scene in Muppets Take Manhattan, when Phillip Phil, aka Kermit, is clinking the glasses with his fork to the tune of Together Again.

    Muppet Treasure Island, Jim and Long John having a talk before Long John tries to escape, where he tries to kill Jim, but can't do it.

    Those are some of mine, but not all.
  13. Natalie

    Natalie Well-Known Member

    "Saying Good-bye" is definitely (in my opinion) the saddest muppet song there is. At least in the movies
  14. Ernie101

    Ernie101 Well-Known Member

    Yeah going away is funny!
  15. electricmayhem

    electricmayhem Well-Known Member

    When I browse through the Tribute section here on Muppet Central I start crying too

    Me too.

    Reading a lot of quotes from Jim does too, especially the one: "When I was young, my ambition was to be one of the people who made a difference in this world. My hope still is to leave the world a little bit better for my having been here. It's a wonderful life and I love it." It makes me even sadder that I won't be able to meet him and tell him he succeded.
  16. Jackie

    Jackie Well-Known Member

    When Brian Henson is reading a part of the letter his dad left him and the other children and it said something like "i'm gone so who can argue with me"

    Even when he was gone he wasn't taking life, or death, too seriously :)
  17. Skeeter Muppet

    Skeeter Muppet Well-Known Member

    Any scene with Scooter from the early three movies (I tend to categorize), since he isn't in any of the later three.

    Muppet Christmas Carol - Belle's goodbye to young Scrooge, "Bless Us All," the empty chair scene, and the beginning credits with the dedication to Jim and Richard.

    Muppet Treasure Island - The crew's service for Mr. Arrow (Arrol? Errol?) when they think he's fallen overboard, minus the scenes with the three pirates escaping; "Love Led Us Here," Jim and Long John's standoff, although it's more of a 'chill-down-the-spine' thing than tearjerker.

    "Magic Store" scene at the end of the Muppet Movie.

    I've never seen the tribute to Jim Henson, but after reading about it I went and downloaded a version of "Just One Person." That song is so beautiful, it is now on the list of songs that make me want to cry.

  18. Jackie

    Jackie Well-Known Member

    "Millions of People Happy..."
  19. wockawocka

    wockawocka Well-Known Member

    "Nothing more of a tear-jerker for me when Gonzo's singing in the Muppet Movie, *I'm going to go back there*"

    I love how Gonzo sings that, and yeah, "Saying Goodbye" would have to be one!
  20. Joggy

    Joggy Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure where I read it, but I read someone say that at Henson's memorial service, Kermit was there too, with a sign "I lost my voice."

    That one gets me every time, too.

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