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The Muppet Mindset

Discussion in 'On the Web' started by theprawncracker, Aug 26, 2009.

  1. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Completely amazing article, DW! And totally captured all the events of the evening for those of us who were unable to watch and see! Thank you so much!
  2. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

  3. redBoobergurl

    redBoobergurl Well-Known Member

    Ooh I like the Wednesday feature! Neat idea!
  4. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    As something of a fan of the site, I've created an unofficial Facebook fandom for the Blog! If you have facebook, feel free to join as a fan here.

    Hehe...I can't help myself...geekdom is in my genes...
  5. redBoobergurl

    redBoobergurl Well-Known Member

    Cool idea Beau! I am now a fan too! :)
  6. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    Well now it's the OFFICIAL page of The Muppet Mindset! Thank you Beau! Join us on Facebook! :D

    Really glad you like the Weekly Muppet Wednesdays, Beth! :excited:
  7. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    If you enjoyed my version of the article that appeared on Mindset, you may want to check out a special "extended" version of it that i put up on Muppet Freak http://muppetfreak.blogstream.com - besides being a summary of the evening's Sesame content, there's an even deeper analysis of how changes in the overall landscape of daytime programming have forced changes in the Daytime Emmy ceremony, how this year's broadcast on the CW Network was an essential attempt to demonstrate how a television broadcast is still relevant, controversies surrounding the awards' nominations and judging (and why a new rule is biased towards a Kevin Clash win in the Children's Performer category) plus some neat random Muppet/Henson connections with daytime serials trivia bits!

    The blog itself is still officially on hiatus though i'm hopeful that will change in the next month or two, but i thought fans should have a place to check out the "bonus" content of the full article.
  8. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

  9. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    This is a great blog. I like the weekly Muppet character spotlight feature. Will this be exclusive to one contributor, or can others do some?

    I had expressed interest in doing this "freelance writers guild" for Muppet Central, though I hadn't even started any drafts (I sort of wanted to see how this turned out first). Would it be okay if I sent some pieces to the blog? I'd kind of like to do a weekly "Sesame Street Moment of the Week", and maybe also a "Top Ten Sesame Street Segments Not on Video" list (though that should definately wait until after the 40th anniversary set comes out and we officially know the full contents).
  10. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    Sure! Anyone is more than welcome to submit pieces to the blog. Whether they show up or not is up to my discretion, but I don't see why I wouldn't include them. I need all the content I can get. :coy:

    I'm not really looking for anymore weekly segments at the moment... And those that are established (Comic Mondays, Character Wednesdays) are really my day to shine, but anything else is more than welcome! :D
  11. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Erherm... The recent rant against the sub for Kermit on America's Got Talent may have been posted at the Mindset... But I'd like to state fright now that such rants won't be tolerated here at MC, as they are a violation of forum rules, as they directly attack the work of a fellow forum member. Dissenting opinions are permissible, just don't let it go so far as some of the posts have already demonstrated.

    Thank you for understanding.
  12. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Really? Maybe I missed something but this seems to be an overreaction. What's next? Is the burn the wig thread going to vanish due to attacking the Pig's stylist? The locked portions of this site have become increasingly excessive. :batty:
  13. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    *Sigh... Trust me, it had to be done. If dissenting opinion can be expressed without an outright attack on another member, then that can stay and the thread can continue. We don't like closing threads, but it's a necessary action sometimes.

    :): Sheesh.
    *Leaves muffins.
  14. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    From 8 am on I saw nothing that violated policy yet, but maybe that was edited out before I read it. I usually support the reasons, but it has become excessive.

    Was Kermit's sub ever confirmed as a forum member?

    If so, did those writing lack-luster reviews know?

    When a member actually becomes a performer shouldn't that put them in a different category?

    Are we still permitted to review performances here without sugar coating?

    I really must have missed something here. Glad I don't moderate anymore. Maybe these questions can be answered on The Muppet Mindset, but then why would people come here?
  15. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Honestly...I can't help but be a little annoyed by the fact that the performer also happens to perhaps be a member here at MC (unconfirmed at this stage) this means we cannot share our honest opinions on the performance, and yet in other threads people get away with calling Miley Cyrus a "whore" and saying they "want a Piggy from TMS or TMM, not with ****** short hair, whats next?" Just because Cyrus and Miss Piggy's Stylist are not on MC, these opinions are allowed to stand. But because Alternate-Kermit is apparently a member, we now cannot even discuss the performance on any level?
  16. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    Thanks to Jamie and Beau for their immense support. Thanks to Ed for following the rules as he should. You guys are great! I just wish this place wasn't so unbelievably restricting.
  17. maniacal muppet

    maniacal muppet Active Member

    Very nice page, I'll follow on Twitter and check back every so often. :)
  18. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    I have to concur - once a forum member makes the jump from one side to the tv screen to another and becomes an official part of the team that we're all here to honor/discuss, then critiques of their work are valid. Jerry Nelson and Karen Prell have also been active members here and several others Muppet/Henson creative crew have been more silent participants. Does that mean if any of these people give a sub-standard performance that we can't say so? When a performer (or writer, designer, director or any member of the creative team) is drawing a paycheck for their work, they are considered a professional and are subject to commentary.

    Sorry but if honest critique - the good the bad and the ugly aren't allowed, then we may as well all say about every Muppet performance:

    (in dull monotone robotic voice): I loved it. It was just wonderful. It was better than "Cats".
  19. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

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