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The Muppets Character Encyclopedia coming Feb. 7 2014

Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by minor muppetz, Oct 2, 2013.

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  1. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Well to be honest I like the second description better. However I do find it madding how it seems like they are almost scared to mention The Muppet Show by name.
     
  2. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Well, here's my guess of who all will be included. I've guessed 180 characters (the cover says "over 150 characters", while the description says 200 characters).

    1. ‘80s Robot
    2. A. Ligator
    3. Afghan Hound
    4. Andy and Randy Pig
    5. Angel Marie
    6. Angus McGonagle
    7. Animal
    8.Annie Sue
    9.Anthony
    10. Baby Band
    11Baskerville the Hound
    12. Beaker
    13. Beakie
    14. Bean Bunny
    15. Beard
    16. Beauregard
    17. Beautiful Day Monster
    18. Behemoth
    19. Betsy Bird
    20. Big Mean Carl
    21. Bill the Bubble Guy
    22. Bill, Gil, and Jill
    23. The Birdman
    24. Birds
    25. Black Dog
    26. Blind Pew
    27. Bobby Benson
    28. Bobo the Bear
    29. Bossmen
    30. Brewster
    31. Bubba the Rat
    32. Bunnies
    33. Bunsen Honeydew
    34. Calico
    35. Camilla the Chicken
    36. Captain Pighead
    37. Carter
    38. Catgut
    39. Chester Rat
    40. Chickens
    41. Chip
    42. Clifford
    43. The Clodhoppers
    44. Clueless Morgan
    45. Constantine
    46. Country Trio
    47. Cows
    48. Craniac
    49. Crazy Harry
    50. Crocodiles
    51. David Hogsohog
    52. Dead Tom
    53. Deer
    54. The Devil
    55. Digit
    56. Dr. Julius Strangepork
    57. Dr. Nauga
    58. Dr. Pain
    59. Dr. Phil Van Neuter
    60. Dr. Teeth
    61. Doglion
    62. Droop
    63. Ernst Starvos Grouper
    64. Eugene
    65. Fast Eddie
    66. Fern
    67. Flash
    68. Fleet Scribbler
    69. Fletcherbird
    70. Floyd Pepper
    71. Foo-Foo
    72. Fozzie Bear
    73. Frackles (with special focus on Blue Frackle, Green Frackle, Mo Frackle, and JG)
    74. Gaffer
    75. Gary Chuenga
    76. Gawky Birds
    77. George the Janitor
    78. Geri and the Atrics
    79. The Gills Brothers
    80. Gladys
    81. Gogolala Jubilee Jugband
    82.Gorgon Heap
    83.Gonzo
    84.Hilda
    85.Horses
    86.Houses
    87. Howard Pudman
    88. JP Grosse
    89. Janice
    90. Johnny Fiama
    91. Kermit the Frog
    92. Koozebanians (with special focus on the Kozebanian Phoob, male and female Koozebanians, and The Four Fazoobs)
    93. Lenny the Lizard
    94. Leon
    95. Lew Zealand
    96. Lindbergh
    97. Link Hogthrob
    98. Lips
    99. Louis Kazagger
    100. Lubbock Lou and His Jughuggers
    101. Lyle
    102. Ma Bear
    103. Mad Monty
    104. Mahna Mahna
    105. Mama Fiama
    106. Marvin Suggs
    107. Masterson Rat
    108. Mean Mama
    109. Mickey Moose
    110. Mildred
    111. Miss Mousey
    112. Miss Piggy
    113. Mr. Poodlepants
    114. The Moopets (with special focus on Miss Poogy)
    115. Mt. Rushmore
    116. Muppaphones
    117. Muppet Food
    118. Muppets Tonight Band
    119. Muppy
    120. Mulch
    121. The Mutations
    122. The Newsman
    123. Nigel
    124. Nigel
    125. Old Tom
    126. Penguins
    127. Pepe the King Prawn
    128. Polly Lobster
    129. Pops
    130. The Raggmopps
    131. Rats
    132. Real Old Tom
    133. Rizzo the Rat
    134. Robin
    135. Rover Joe
    136. Rowlf
    137. Rufus
    138. Sal Minella
    139. Sam the Eagle
    140. Scooter
    141. Seven Deadley Sins
    142. Seymour
    143. Shakey Shanchez
    144. The Snerfs
    145. Snookie Blyer
    146. Snorty
    147. The Snowman
    148. The Snowths
    149. Solid Foam Drummer
    150. Spa’Am
    151. Spamela Hamderson
    152. Spider
    153. Statler and Waldorf (with Astoria as a footnote)
    154. Svengoli
    155. The Swedish Chef (with Angelo and Jacques Roach as footnotes)
    156. Sweetums
    157. TR
    158. Tattooey Rat
    159. Thog
    160. Timmy Monster
    161. Tom, Dick, and Harry
    162. Troy
    163. The Turkey
    164. Ubergonzo
    165. Ubu
    166. Uncle Deadley
    167. Vendaface
    168. Vicki
    169. Wayne and Wanda
    170. Waldo C. Graphic
    171. Wally
    172. Walter
    173. Whatnots
    174. Whoopi Cushion and Joy Buzzer
    175. Winny
    176. Yolanda Rat
    177. Zelda Rose
    178. Zippety Zap
    179. Zondra
    180. Zoot
     
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  3. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    They may also have all of the Seven deadly sins from the pilot Sex and Violence
     
  4. Yorick

    Yorick Active Member

    Yes, I agree that Kermit and Rowlf will be there, as Kermit is a must, and Rowlf is one of the classic Muppet Show guys. But if his Jimmy Dean appearances were his only claim to fame, and Rowlf was never seen again, I wouldn't have counted on him being in this book.:sympathy: Same for Kermit if he was only in Sam and Friends and never seen again.

    I simply meant, due to them saying something in the description like, "It has your favorite Muppets from the 70's to today", at least no fan will be disappointed in a lack of Sam and Friends characters (and others from that time) as they didn't promise any pre-1970 Muppets. I gave them credit for that :)

    Meanwhile, my wish list would remain the same as my first post in this thread - and that includes Waldo C. Graphic from MuppeTelevision & Muppet*Vision 3D. Sure, he's CGI, but he's still a Muppet!
     
  5. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member


    Oh I didn't realize that the official description had the "'70s to today" line.
     
  6. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I wonder if there will be pages grouping most species. I figure there'll be pages for Penguins, Chickens, Rats, and most likely Frogs and Pigs. But I wonder about other animals, like Dogs. There aren't really multiple Muppet dogs who look alike (except Muppy and Rufus). Obviously Rowlf will get his own page, we know that Afghan Hound will get a page (I would have expected her to be included in an all-purpise dogs page), and I'll be a little surprised if Foo-Foo, Baskerville, and maybe Muppy and Rover Joe don't get pages.

    But there are some dogs who I don't think the fans know the names of, who I hope we get to learn the official names. Like a female dog who isn't Afghan Hound, a small brown dog (seen chasing the babies at the end of "Baby Driver"), and a young-looking yellow dog, not too sure how to describe him. I think he's one of the main singers from the "Fit as a Fiddle" UK spot, and in Country Music with the Muppets he constantly shows up to ask questions.
     
  7. Duke Remington

    Duke Remington Well-Known Member

    Since the description of the book says that over 200 Muppets will be in it, I've updated my guess list to include more possibilites (new additions to my list are bolded):

    1) 80's Robot
    2) Afghan Hound
    3) African Masks
    4) Andre
    5) Andy & Randy Pig
    6) Angel Marie
    7) Angelo
    8) Angus McGonagle
    9) Animal
    10) Annie Sue
    11) Anthony & Fern
    12) Astoria
    13) Baskerville the Hound
    14) Beagle
    15) Beaker
    16) Beakie
    17) Bean Bunny
    18) Beard
    19) Beauregard
    20) Beautiful Day Monster
    21) Behemoth
    22) Bernie the Easter Bunny
    23) Betina & Belinda Cratchit
    24) Betsy Bird
    25) Big Mean Carl
    26) Big Tiny Tallsaddle
    27) Big V
    28) Bill, Gill & Jill
    29) Bill the Bubble Guy
    30) Billy the Bear
    31) Black Dog
    32) Black Rooster
    33) Blind Pew
    34) Bobby Benson and his Baby Band
    35) Bobo the Bear
    36) Bossmen
    37) Brewster
    38) Bruno
    39) Bubba the Rat
    40) Bunsen Honeydew
    41) Bust of Beethoven
    42) Butch the Tiger
    43) Caleb Siles
    44) Calico
    45) Camilla
    46) Carter
    47) Catgut
    48) Chip
    49) Chopped Liver
    50) Clifford
    51) Clodhoppers
    52) Clueless Morgan
    53) Composta Heap
    54) Constantine
    55) Crazy Harry
    56) Cynthia Birdley
    57) Dr. Julius Strangepork
    58) Dr. Phil van Neuter
    59) Dr. Teeth
    60) David Hoggselhoff
    61) Dead Tom
    62) Digit
    62) DogLion
    63) Droop
    64) The Elvises
    65) Emily Bear
    66) Featherstone
    67) Flash
    68) Fleet Scribbler
    69) Fletcher Bird
    70) Flower-Eating Monster
    71) Floyd Pepper
    72) The Flying Zucchini Brothers
    73) Foo-Foo
    74) Forcryingoutloud Bird
    75) Fozzie Bear
    76) Frackles
    77) Gaffer
    78) Gawky Birds
    79) George the Janitor
    80) Geri and the Atrics
    81) Ghost of Christmas Past
    82) Ghost of Christmas Present
    83) Ghost of Christmas Yet-to-Come
    84) The Gills Brothers
    85) Gladys
    86) The Gogolala Jubilee Jugband
    87) Gonzo
    88) Gorgon Heap
    89) Grump
    90) Hilda
    91) Howard Tubman
    92) Irving Bizarre
    93) Inspector LaBrea
    94) J.P. Grosse
    95) Janice
    96) The Java's
    97) Jim, Jerry & Frank (a.k.a. The Country Trio)
    98) Johnny Fiama
    99) Kermit the Frog
    100) King Rupert
    101) Koozebanians
    102) Lardpork
    103) Lenny the Lizard
    104) Leo
    105) Leon
    106) Leroy the Donkey
    107) Lew Zealand
    108) Lindbergh
    109) Link Hogthrob
    110) Lips
    111) Louis Kazagger
    112) Lubbock Lou and his Jug-huggers
    113) Luncheon Counter Monster
    114) Lyle the Dog
    115) M.A.M.M.A.
    116) Mad Monty
    117) Mahna Mahna
    118) Mama Fiama
    119) Marvin Suggs and the Muppaphones
    120) Mary Louise (little girl)
    121) Mary Louise (older woman)
    122) Mean Floyd
    123) Mean Mama
    124) Mickey Moose
    125) Mildred Huxtetter
    126) Milton Miller
    127) Miss Kitty
    128) Miss Mousey
    129) Miss Piggy
    130) The Moopets
    131) Mordecai Sledge
    132) Mount Rushmore
    133) Mr. Bitte
    134) Mr. Callahan
    135) Mr. Poodlepants
    136) Mulch
    137) Muppy
    138) The Mutations
    139) The Newsman
    140) Nigel the Conductor
    141) Nigel the Director
    142) Ohboy Bird
    143) Ohreally Bird
    144) Old Joe
    145) Old Skyball Paint
    146) Old Tom
    147) Paul Revere
    148) Pepe the King Prawn
    149) Peter Cratchit
    150) Pokey
    151) Pops
    152) Quongo
    153) The Ragmopps
    154) Real Old Tom
    155) Righton Bird
    156) Rizzo the Rat
    157) Robin the Frog
    158) Ronald Duck
    159) Rover Joe
    160) Rowlf
    161) Sal Minella
    162) Sam the Eagle
    163) Scooter
    164) Seymour
    165) Shakey Sanchez
    166) Signor Baffi
    167) The Snerfs
    168) Snookie Blyer
    169) The Snowths
    170) Solid Foam Drummer
    171) Sopwith the Camel
    172) Spa'am
    173) Spamela Hamderson
    174) Splurge
    175) Spotted Dick
    176) Statler & Waldorf
    177) Sundance the Lion
    178) Svengali
    179) The Swedish Chef
    180) Sweetums
    181) T.R. the Rooster
    182) The Talking Houses
    183) Taminella Grinderfall
    184) Thog
    185) Timmy Monster
    186) Tom, Dick & Harry
    187) Trevor the Gross
    188) Trumpet Girl
    189) Ubu
    190) Uncle Deadly
    191) Vendaface
    192) The Vile Bunch
    193) Waldo C. Graphic
    194) Wall-eye Pike
    195) Walter
    196) Wayne & Wanda
    197) Whaddayasay Bird
    198) Wolfhound
    199) Yolanda the Rat
    200) Youknow Bird
    201) Zelda Rose
    202) Zondra
    203) Zoot
     
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  8. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    While looking at the Muppet Wiki forum, it looks like somebody had contact with the author and learned that the book will list first appearances of Muppets Tonight episodes by production order rather than broadcast order, and MuppeTelevison episode numbers for first appearances of characters who debuted on The Jim Henson Hour will go by a different numbering system from Henson Company files (the person who learned this isn't exactly sure what this means at the moment). Assuming it's the production order for the MuppeTelevision segments, it is exciting to finally know what the official production order is for those (I think The Jim Henson Hour is the only Henson series to have not had an episode list at Henson.com, where all series episode guides tended to be in production order).

    And I guess that confirms that characters introduced on The Jim Henson Hour will be included. Though that doesn't exactly mean it'll have more than just Clifford, Bean Bunny, and maybe Waldo, but I am a bit more hopeful now (and of course Bean Bunny's first appearance isn't on The Jim Henson Hour, it's Tale of the Bunny Picnic).

    Sigh, we have just one more month to wait (and probably a few more weeks for me, since book stores tend to get new releases a little later than the official date).
     
  9. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I wonder how some characters might be listed.

    Like there's one monster who's been referred to by a number of different names, including Pokey. But I recently read on Muppet Wiki that that puppet has a tag labeled "Anthony", a name that I don't think has been used.

    And I wonder if Behemoth will be listed by that name or as Gene. He was called Gene in some promotion for The Muppets, and Gene Baretta said on Muppet Wiki that that was suddenly the characters new name. Muppet Wiki still has him listed s Behemoth for the article page, since "Gene" was only used once, but just because Muppet Wiki lists the name doesn't mean the book will (though it seems many recent non-fiction books do research Muppet Wiki).
     
  10. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I just realised: This book is coming out on February 7, and that's a friday this year. Is it normal for books to come out on Friday's? I was thinking they were released earlier in the week.
     
  11. galagr

    galagr Well-Known Member

    Holy crap.

    This book comes out NEXT FRIDAY!:drool:
     
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  13. Bridget

    Bridget Well-Known Member

    OH MY GOODNESS!!! *SQUEAL* I-I could EXPLODE!!! *breathes in and out* Don't explode Bridge, don't explode, if you explode you can't get the book!
     
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  14. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    So with the Veterinarian's Hospital and Gonzo's Great Stunts pages, it looks like this book will have more than just character pages.
     
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  15. galagr

    galagr Well-Known Member

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    Is it possible to be in love with a book? Because...oh my....that's wonderful! I mean, whether the entries in the book are canonical or not, they still had me in stitches, Fleet Scribblers' page especially. I mean, the book looks good, is funny, and features characters you wouldn't expect. This is a must have for my collection.
     
  16. Mister Muppet

    Mister Muppet Well-Known Member

    Wow that book looks Fantastic can't wait till it's out
     
  17. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Looking at these two-page spreads, it looks like Flash won't be included. What a shame. Also looks like Calico (the monocle-wearing pirate from Muppet Treasure Island) won't be in this.

    I wonder if other Koozebanian's will be included. I would have thought they'd all be included under an all-purpose Koozebanians page, but the Fazoobs get their own page (and they're just listed as "Fazoobs", instead of "The Four Fazoobs"?).

    With the early reports saying this would include 200 characters and pages, and the cover saying it has "over 150 characters" (which could still be 200), it makes me wonder if there'll be less than 200 pages for characters, but all characters featured in groups or duos total it up to 200. We have just another week to find out (well, I probably won't be finding this in stores for another two weeks after it's out).
     
  18. GonzoLeaper

    GonzoLeaper Well-Known Member

    Sure! I'm in love with The Bible myself- and more so than that, with The Author.:)

    This book looks like it will be like a Muppets "bible" of sorts- which I could never decide if that term was sacreligious or not, but I think I've decided it's honestly a compliment and testament to the staying power of God and His Word.:super:
     
  19. GonzoLeaper

    GonzoLeaper Well-Known Member

    I like that the preview pages include characters from both The Muppet Show and Muppets Tonight- that's a good sign. (Hopefully some other characters from various other productions will appear too.) And I'm glad they included their debut episode and all- and they have some pictures of their other appearances too. Statler and Waldorf jokes here and there are great too.:boo::sleep:
    It would be nice if they could list all the appearances of the characters for each entry like the Muppet Wiki has, but oh well- it's still cool.:)
     
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  20. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member



    Wouldn't it be great if the book told readers to learn more at Muppet Wiki? Like in a credits or acknowledgements section, or a "recommended reading" section?

    It had been confirmed awhile ago that this book wouldn't have any behind-the-scenes info (just stuff mentioned on-screen and made-up information). I wonder if anybody with the right skills will try to make a nonfiction version of this encyclopedia (would that be possible to do with a book?).

    It would be great if this book had a guide to all the productions, considering the "first appearances" of characters who debuted on TV shows list episode numbers but not guest stars or titles and the Muppets Tonight episode numbers will be production order instead of broadcast order. I've heard that the same will be for any Jim Henson Hour character in this book, and we don't know the production order for the MuppeTelevison segments (besides episode 105 being the pilot), so it could be hard to determine (though we still don't know if JHH characters beyond Bean, Clifford, or Waldo will be included... and no, we technically don't know that they'll be in the book).
     


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