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Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by ploobis, Sep 8, 2010.
What the....I hope that isnt suppose to be the Swedish Chef in the closing photo!
No, according to Muppet Wiki the show will feature a new Muppet chef and not the Swedish Chef.
Wow. This is actually happening now then, right?
I totally thought this was canned! Hooray!
EDIT: Just watched the preview, and for the life of me, I can't figure out why they wouldn't use the Swedish Chef...I guess so they can make more episodes without having to have the puppeteer there constantly, available to do other shows? Who knows. Kind of a bad move, in my opinion, though...
I agree.The character is too simular to the Swedish Chef, that they might as well of used the Swedish Chef!To me, it looked like they gave the Swedish Chef a new look, to make him easier to build.I say bring the Swedish Chef back and ban this imposter.
My thought is that they needed a more articulate chef character to pair with Cat and maybe this new chef will be a relative, but I'm not wild about the design and think they could have done better than this anything Muppet version of the Swedish Chef, but Muppets are known to evolve and he could have one heck of a personality and perfomer to make him distinct.
That was Steve doing the Muppet Newsman right? I thought he sounded pretty good!
Well, its clearly not supposed to be the same character.
Here is a preview video from the Muppets Studio youtube channel;
She's definitely channeling Miley Cirus with her last line.
It's good that they want to bring a new character in. Also, I don't think they're going to use him to replace the Swedish Chef. The Chef is too much a part of the Muppets and one of Jim's best loved characters. In other words, I don't think there's anything to be afraid of.
This looks cool, I'm actually looking forward to them developing this guy! :3
This is such a miscalculation.
I understand that the Swedish Chef can't really converse with Cat or the viewers - but maybe give him a sidekick as a mouthpiece. A penguin, rat or one of the main cast would do just fine.
You've kind of got one-good-shot with web media and this Angelo character will keep most people from even giving it a chance. I'm not sure who's performing the new chef in this clip, but it doesn't appear to be part of the regular core cast of Muppeteers.
Heck, I'd like Mr. Poodlepants over Angelo, but as fans we should give him a chance.
Hmmm... yeah, it is hard to tell with a 30 second clip with someone basically saying 2 lines. The character could be a LOT better than what we're seeing here. From what I can guess, they wanted someone who's also a straight man for whatever wacky Muppet surprises could pop up. He could just as easily be as insane as most of the others. I could easily see him apologetically screwing things up and getting easily frazzled.
When you think about it, the Swedish Chef is a little on the nose. And he's been the focus of a LOT of these virals. But he is a very integral character to the Muppet Brand. And who's to say he won't show up at a later date?
All and all, this is a wait and see thing, because... well... there's so little to go on with a 30 second trailer. Angelo may be a terrible character, or a very good one. We just can't be sure until we see the final, full length project.
I will admit to finding Angelo's visible chest hair a little disturbing.
-.- Gosh, I sure am glad I'm not the only one...
Which I am so excited for! This webseries will probably be fantastic! I hope Rizzo decides to come do it, in all the pictures and promos I've seen so far for it, I haven't seen Rizzo yet! The rats, but not Rizzo!
I wonder if that was Bruce Lanoil performing Angelo? Also, it was so cool to see a Frackle pop up in the kitchen!
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