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The Muppets.com Countdown has begun

Discussion in 'On the Web' started by KGJC, Sep 18, 2004.

  1. Muppets Holding

    Muppets Holding New Member

    Yesterday, my friend Dean called me and said they were going to open the site. I didn't know they would have another countdown?

    Plus Yesterday was my day off. Today I go back to work.
  2. a_Mickey_Muppet

    a_Mickey_Muppet Well-Known Member

    YEAH DARN IT!!! I got up early this morning (i've been up the last 20mins) got on the net typed in Muppets.com and I seen the SAME darn counter sayin 22days! :confused: i did get to see :halo: tho hehe.... mannnnn i REALLY hope your right that it will open today (before i go to work at 3pm) :sympathy: I am a lil mad but NOT that mad lol

    By the way Muppet Holding, how did u get a job with Disney with thte Mupets? do u really work for em?
  3. GelflingWaldo

    GelflingWaldo New Member

    Well, let us know what's up. If it's not up tonight it would be nice to know why. I'm sure it will be awesome and worth the wait. We just want to know how long that wait will be. Thanks!
  4. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member


    Here is somthing for ya to do i want to know who is in charge of all this un organized mess. THIS IS STUPID AND LIEING TO US IS NOT REALL NICE!!!!!1

    I have no ideah who is running this show but really would. Havent us Devoted Muppet fans been through enough.

    I want to see a list of people at this "Muppets Holding" and see who works with the muppets. I really hope its not someone who dont know anything about The Muppets their Past their creator, and most inprotaintly there Fans.
    If this compony os going to be lieing and stuff then honestly ya need to get some new mangment. The Jim Henson Compony was very friendly and somewhat open about what was going on with the muppets. I sure hope that somone from that compony works with Muppet Holding.

    Please somone let me know who is in charge down there i need some answer people im very very upset we havent even got a simple explanation or an apology. Come on people they have to know that we where paitenly waiting for this site and when the final moment arvies they mees it up so please somone give me some kind of answer thats all i want.
  5. KGJC

    KGJC Active Member

    I think that clock is off. Because today it started a new day at 12:00 P.M. today.

    Mabe Dr. Bunsen Honeydew fixed that clock. So the clock might be wrong.
  6. Whatever

    Whatever Active Member

    It's just a stupid website. At least we have MC!
  7. GelflingWaldo

    GelflingWaldo New Member

    Many of the people at the Muppet Holding Co. worked with the Muppets when they were at The Jim Henson Company. Alot of the upper management and decision makers followed the character to their new home.

    I too do not like the secrecy and misinformation (lies). I have nothing against waiting another month (or even longer) for the website, but I would like a clear answer from them on what is going on.

    That does not mean it is off, the day catagory means 24-hour periods left until the countdown hits zero. If the day switched at noon it means the counther will hit zero at noon. It does not mean calendar days left, it means 24-hour periods. I really hope we don't have to wait 22 days with no explination on why they were off in the first place.
  8. GelflingWaldo

    GelflingWaldo New Member

    I have sent the following to several people at the Muppet Holding Co. and will post it here too:

    This is an open letter to anyone at the Muppet Holding Company, or with any knowledge in the activites of The Muppet Holding Company in respects to their website.

    Since early this summer Muppet fans have been excited to see what The Muppet Holding Company had in store for the Muppet fans. A website was launched telling the fans to stay tuned to see a new website in "fall 2004". In September 2004 (the begining of Fall) fans began to wonder when they could expect to see the new website. Their questions were answered when the website changed from the generic message to a countdown to the website's launch. Fans rejoiced as they not only know the site was coming, but had a good idea when it would be here.

    Originally the site countdown to the new Muppets.com said the site would be up on:
    October 26, 2004 at 05:55:54 AM Greenwich Mean time (GMT)

    Strangly on the night of October 25, 2004 (only a few hours before the site should have launched) the counter jumped back to show a new release date for the site. The new counter says the site will launch on:

    November 16, 2004 at 12:56:41 PM Greenwich Mean time (GMT)

    Now, almost 24-hours after the orignal countdown said the site should have been up on the web and ready for visitors to explore and enjoy the countdown remains counting down the middle of November.

    Now, I am not upset that the site was delayed in launch. I've waited since before July to see the new Muppet's site and I can easily wait another 22 days. I would however like to know one thing why The Muppet Holding Company changed the release date for the site. The knew for 37+ days when they were planning to launch the site; why only hours before the site was going to launch did they change their mind? Is there a reason for this? Was the site just not ready, are they waiting to make more of an event out of the launch, or have they decided to add more to it before launch? Why was it pushed back? And why was it pushed back so far? Why did they create a countdown that was to the second when they did not plan to live up to it? I am not upset, I am just confused. I would like to know why The Muppet Holding Company would make a promise to the fan community and then break it? Please answer. Thank you.
  9. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Very good letter thats what i was saying all along i really think Jim Henson is probly rolling over in his grave over this one. We fans have been through so much that its a wonder we have not just gave up. im almost ready to give up if they dont give us a good answer.
  10. GelflingWaldo

    GelflingWaldo New Member

    First that would be impossible because Jim was cremated, second I don't think if Jim was still involved with the Muppets today it would be any dfifferent. Jim did not control every little thing the company did, thinks like a website could have still fallen behind and we could still be in the same quagmire we are here. Jim wanted the Muppets to be with Disney (but he died before he could sign the deals), they are doing the best they can; they are not doing this on purpose. Also the JHC website was not much better in terms of reliablity and current updates while the Muppets were with them.

    It is just a website, I think everyone (me encluded) needs to calm down, take a deep breath, and just sit back and wait. There is not much we can do but get angrier and more confused. I really hope we gets more light on the situation soon.
  11. Muppets Holding

    Muppets Holding New Member

    To tell everyone. I'm NOT incharge of the Muppet Site. I just help design it.

    You are correct.
  12. GelflingWaldo

    GelflingWaldo New Member

    Do you know WHY the delay?
  13. a_Mickey_Muppet

    a_Mickey_Muppet Well-Known Member

    Yeah i wana know too!! :concern:
  14. Muppets Holding

    Muppets Holding New Member

    The site might be having problems.
  15. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    whould you please tell us whats wrong.
  16. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    see no anser hummm thats odd.

    Ok yea i know im sounding a little upset but hey i really am upset. As a muppet fan for over 20 some years i deserver a little more respect then what this muppet holding compony is giving, not just to me but to all of us.
    For all basic reason they lied to us, and that hurts escaly when we really dont know why. All i want know is just an explanation thats it then i wont feel so hurt. I dont understand all the secrecy over there it's not right. We need a Press Relaeas an e mail or somthing i dont care just a progress report is that to much to ask. :crazy:
  17. GelflingWaldo

    GelflingWaldo New Member

    I agree, I would really like to just hear a "we're sorry". It is like they are unable to admit they made a mistake and if they ignore it maybe we'll forget. Please.. all we want to an apology and explination. We aren't demanding the site, we are demanding some respect.
  18. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    yea thats right respect if we where just new to the muppets this would be a majoir and i do mean majoir turn off.
  19. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Ok i have been doing some thinking about all this, and have some things to say.

    Frist off to the person who says they work with muppet holding i just want to let you know that me and everyone on here is not mad or upset at you. I really dont think there is much you could do about it so i really dont blame you at all. I do however think its not very fair or nice of you and your empolyer to not be open with us as fans. We are always open and honest on here. Face it if you want a review on anything from Muppets then just come to this wonderfull site. We have a wide range of people on this site who have ethier loved the muppets for years and years or have just recantly joined the big ol' muppet fan family.

    Speaking of the fans on this site. We love the muppets alot of us come to this site just about everyday to talk all about muppets and so forth. We love to hear of new things from the muppets and look all through the world wide web to find it. We saw the NEW MUPPETS.COM and got really exited, Some more than others (I was one who was really exited.) about when this site would be up in the FALL OF 2004.
    Then we got just a little closer to MUPPETS.COM with the so wonderfully built countdown clock down to the last second of when the site would be up. Some fans made that the highlight of there day (Me agine) but where in for quite a shock. A few hours befor the site was suppost to be up the clock changes back to 21 days. Now what is going on!!!!!! We waited for a whole month and all we get is Anamil poping up ugg.
    I know you all at MH can do a little better then this i mean you all havent even said your sorry. Why whats so wrong that you cant tell us or do you think we might not understand hummm. please somone tell me.
  20. McFraggle

    McFraggle Active Member

    I agree. :)

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