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The Muppet Mindset

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

  1. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

  2. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Yeah... Ernie rose past Bert when he had his own Show and Tell segments with kids on the street. No Bert... Maybe they're saving him for a second wave? Pfeh, at least I have my Applause PVC collection, not to mention the Sesame S1 figures Palisades never released. Maybe when I finally get my rear in gear and a couple of other things fall in place I'll snap 'em up and do a review. That's far down the road though.
  3. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Am I the only one who notices that those figures are almost identical to the 30th anniversary Tyco figures?
  4. Nick22

    Nick22 Well-Known Member

    i'll probably be getting them all eventually. even though they're little kids, cheap figures, i still want some sesame street merchandise.
  5. BobThePizzaBoy

    BobThePizzaBoy Well-Known Member

    I noticed that, too. They don't get much points for originality in my book.
  6. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

  7. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

  8. Bannanasketch

    Bannanasketch Well-Known Member

    I haven't fully filled out my great muppet survey yet and probably won't finish by today or tommorow.
    *Gets down on knees and begs prawnie*
    Pretty pretty pretty pretty pretty please move the date to turn in forward? PLEAAAAAAASEEEEE?;)
  9. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    I can't give everyone an extension, of course... but if you do have a legitimate reason for needing one like Bannanasketch here, just PM me and we'll talk extension.
  10. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

  11. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

  12. MrsPepper

    MrsPepper Well-Known Member

    Dude, how do I get involved in this?
  13. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    D'at depends... whadaya wants ta get involved in? :shifty:

    *ahem* That is to say... :p If you want to contribute an article or something, boss, just PM me with your idea! I'm open to mostly any sort of article things! Just hit me up with an idea and I'll give it the go-ahead. Once I've given you the go-ahead, you're free to write it, then e-mail it to me and I'll get it up on the site asap!
  14. RedPiggy

    RedPiggy Well-Known Member

    Re: The Jim Henson Hour article....

    I realize I okay'ed the revisions of this article. This isn't a complaint, just an observation/clarification: I didn't wemble nearly as much in the original, particularly when criticizing the show or its founder. I wasn't mean, but I didn't have all those backsliding little parentheses that soften what I DID say, which is that Jim Henson didn't pay attention to characterization and the show looked like an infomercial for really cool cutting-edge technology (at the time, anyway). Considering Jim himself said on a commentary/behind-the-scenes thing (I forgot where it was, though I think it was Dark Crystal) that Frank was more of the 'character' guy and Jim was more of the 'big picture' guy, I found it highly amusing someone added "(if he did)" to my article, as if I don't have the heart to offer negative critiques to my hero (which he is). I thought this show had lots of potential. Unfortunately, I was under the impression that everyone knew Jim wembled a lot towards the end. The lack of focus is evident in JHH. It's not just his problem, I hear that Muppets Tonight suffered the same flaw. It's apparent to me with that entire company now (and Disney). Again, the fact it was canceled and its characters mostly forgotten means SOMETHING went wrong. Yes, I'm aware good shows get canceled. Such an exception doesn't apply here. I thank Cait for re-introducing me to this show. But it is what it is. It is a transition, an experiment, etc. Dinosaurs is a show Hensons (and Disney) should be proud of. JHH was a bridge between TMS and that. Unfortunately, transitions are fuzzy by nature. Other additions are largely added, I guess, for flow or something. Even more amusing is the lack of "Just kidding" after I mention Muppet chauvinism. It just makes me look like I can't make up my mind. Anyway, the original is on my Facebook page in case anyone's interested. Other than I was a bit more blunt and there's not a lot of silly parentheses added, it's pretty much the same article, though.
  15. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

  16. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I like that article on The Jim Henson Hour, and I disagree about many of the shows original characters being too "one-note". Underdeveloped, maybe, but I don't see Digit, Leon, or Vicki as one-joke (though the Muppet Wiki articles on Vicki and Leon are a bit short). Waldo may be a bit one-note, and maybe Lindbergh is (it seems like he was a major character in the first few episodes, then was phased out by the end). I'm sure that if Digit, Leon, and others were brought back after the shows cancelation that they would have had more development.

    I don't think Leon is a cameleon. I'm sure he's a lizard-like species but I doubt he's a cameleon. "The Song of the Cloud Forrest" had a cameleon character who changed colors on screen, so I'm sure Leon would have changed colors if he was supposed to. The closest any species was attributed to him was years later when the puppet was reused as Gingritch the Newt in an appearance on Larry King Live.

    And I don't think it was Jim Henson's decision to cancel this show. I think the author of that article might have been mistaking this show for Little Muppet Monsters when making that fact.
  17. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

  18. unclematt

    unclematt Well-Known Member

    I am so behind I have a lot of reading to do tonight
  19. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

  20. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Oh! Wonderful! Amazingly, these pictures are worth a thousand words...And it's very well crafted.

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