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The most tear-jerking Muppet moment...

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

  1. MUPPETFAN1976

    MUPPETFAN1976 Well-Known Member

    Without a doubt, the most emotional moment was when The Muppets were reading the fan letters in The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson in 1990.

    We love ya Jim!!

    Honorable mentions
    Big Bird finding out Mr. Hooper died (1983)
    When Gonzo sang "My Way" (The Muppet Show, 1980)
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2016
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  2. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Well-Known Member

    I know I have already posted this back in (what ever year) is the I'm A Blue Bird" from Fallow That Bird" movie. It tears me up a lot.
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  3. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    Me too.
  4. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    Also the Jim Henson memorial as well.
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  5. Luke kun

    Luke kun Well-Known Member

    The episode where Mr Hooper dies
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  6. JimAndFrank

    JimAndFrank Well-Known Member

    That makes me break down into tears every froggin' time! Why do that to myself every year?
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  7. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    Because it's just sad in general.
  8. ConsummateVs

    ConsummateVs Well-Known Member

    - The Rainbow Connection
    - the ending of TMM
    - Saying Goodbye
    - the scene in TMTM where Kermit is in the cafe and he can't remember his friends
    - the ending of TMTM
    - One Little Star
    - I'm So Blue
    - Mr. Hooper's death
    - I Don't Want to Live On the Moon
    I still haven't seen that. :cry: Where can I watch it?
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  9. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    On YouTube. :(
  10. BlakeConor14

    BlakeConor14 Well-Known Member

    When Gobo finds out doc has moved
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  11. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    For me,

    Mr. Hooper's death, and "It's Time for Saying Goodbye."

    I seriously wanted to bawl my eyes out the first time I watched The Muppets Take Manhatten as a kid. I rarely watched that movie because of that song..... Probably also because I had really bad abandonment issues.

    I also felt really bad for Ernie in the skit where he pretends Bert's still with him (the additional music in season 25 actually made it more emotional for me), but it at least ended on a good note when he realizes he'll be back the next day. Again, probably because of my abandonment issues.
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  12. SesameFever

    SesameFever Well-Known Member

    Mr. Hooper dying.
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  13. Flaky Pudding

    Flaky Pudding Well-Known Member

    For some reason, I had issues with the Java sketch when I first saw it back when I was 4 or 5 years old. I didn't like it because the bigger Java got away with bullying the other one without any consequences. I thought that may have went a bit too far at the time and it depressed me a little although know I think it's hilarious and definitely deserves to be considered a Muppet classic. Also Crystal Gayle singing "We Must Believe in Magic" was one of the songs that always gave me emotional tears growing up. The lyrics, the atmosphere, Crystal's beautiful voice, all those things combined made the sketch a very heartwrenching one for me.
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  14. Flaky Pudding

    Flaky Pudding Well-Known Member

    The scene from the Dyane Canon episode where she adopts the little brown dog and starts singing to it always made me emotionally cry due to the overly cute and heartwarming feel the sketch had.
  15. Flaky Pudding

    Flaky Pudding Well-Known Member

    I know that some of the ones I posted as tearjerking may sound a bit silly in retrospect but personally, I'm always someone who has gotten emotional/sad due to shows that most wouldn't consider to be sad in the least and I don't care who knows. In addition to Muppets and Sesame Street, The Simpsons is another unusual source that provided me with a lot of tear jerking/emotional scenes.
  16. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    I'll admit,

    I haven't mentioned it on this thread, but I always found Herry Monster's mom having an emotional breakdown from the reward she received from her son and how proud she was of him in the Monster Hits VHS pretty emotional. Probably because of how sweet the moment was.
  17. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    I'll actually admit,

    Not hugely tear-jerking but definitely got emotional vibes from both "Rainbow Connection" and "Never Before, and Never Again."

    Probably cause the first felt like a mixture of sadness/joy and the latter was just pretty sweet (seeing Kermit and Piggy on the car with the "Just married" sign and the heart closing in).

    On the subject of the latter - I'm amazed Frank was able to pull off such high notes at the end.
  18. cjd874

    cjd874 Well-Known Member

    "Rainbow Connection" is definitely an emotional song...it's Kermit longing for something missing in his life. A deep, deep song. I feel the same way about "Never Before, Never Again" because Miss Piggy sees her entire future in that moment when she sees Kermit. That entire slow-motion sequence is filmed beautifully too, which adds to the emotional component even more.

    In his recent ToughPigs interview, Frank says that he didn't hold out the high note all in one take. The recording crew spliced together a couple of takes of the note instead.
  19. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    That makes sense.

    Can't imagine him being able to hold that high note.
  20. ConsummateVs

    ConsummateVs Well-Known Member

    Not sure where else to post this at...

    Honestly, I find the original version of "Me and my Chair" to be kind of a tear jerker. It's just so sweet how it portrays handicapped kids in a positive light.
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