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The Muppets on SNL Dec. 18!

Discussion in 'Muppet Appearances' started by scooter289, Dec 18, 2004.

  1. AruggeRadio

    AruggeRadio Member

    Thanks for the link. I have been looking all over the net for the segments. Wish there was a copy of the curtain call, my local NBC affiliate decided to cut out half way trough the credits.
     
  2. gorpid

    gorpid New Member

    Loved it!

    I for one was very impressed, pleased and amazed at Kermit's gay kiss with Deniro. Derniro goes in to kiss him, and Kermit says "hey, just so you know I'm a boy frog." Deniro replies "In know that", and kissed him! It was grrrreat!
     
  3. omg TY TY TY for linking that. i didnt get to set that skit, just the denero one.
     
  4. McFraggle

    McFraggle Active Member

    That sounds cool, I wish I could have seen it. :)
     
  5. Kimp the Shrimp

    Kimp the Shrimp Active Member

    WHAT LOL?
     
  6. GelflingWaldo

    GelflingWaldo New Member

    Whoops..I mean.."most the SNL'ers of then are not part of the SNL of today; it's been 30 years.
     
  7. utah

    utah New Member

    very upset

    i was very upset when i saw the fake kermit with justin i wonder how many kids saw that and i rember when jim was alive it was very rare that you saw kermit as apuppet now it is every where you see the pertformers it is sad
     
  8. Why would any kid be up past 11:30pm watching snl? Why would any kid be watching SNL at all?
     
  9. Vic Romano

    Vic Romano Active Member

    It was actually very common place to see the Muppets with their respective puppeteers and actually be referred to as puppets. TJHH showed Jim telling Gonzo that he didn't have real hands and showed how he or any rod puppet would answer the phone, there's a thread here that features a great clip of Jim and Kermit at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade where Jim is interviewed holding Kermit and it is no secret he's a puppet, and Jim could be seen a lot holding Kermit on interviews and stating "I'm not a ventriliquist nor do I try to be." and performs Kermit right there explaining how it's done. And in an interview, Frank Oz said one of the best things about being a Muppet performer is that they don't treat the puppets like real creatures with the idea of preserving the myth. The truth is the Muppeteers are so good at what they do, they could perform in clear view all the time and you'd forget they were there, although they would look silly.
     
  10. Docnzhoss

    Docnzhoss Active Member

    Also, I remember when Jim had Dr. Teeth with him on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. And at MuppetFest, (even though I wasn't there...grrrrr) performers such as Jerry Nelson, Dave Goelz and Bill Barretta sat in chairs and performed favorite Muppets in front of a crowd.

    I also enjoy the episode of TMS with Senor Wences with the running gag of Muppets such as Gonzo and Statler talking about how puppets are unnatural and freak them out. At one point, after Gonzo says his bit (to Kermit) and walks away, Kermit looks at the camera and says, "I didn't have the heart to tell him."

    Muppets are puppets and everyone knows it. I remember watching TMS or SS as a kid and seeing a puppeteers arm behind one of the characters. I liked pointing it out to my dad but I didn't care. It didn't change the way I felt about such lovable, interesting and fun characters.
     
  11. Vic Romano

    Vic Romano Active Member

    First of all, I never saw the Johnny Carson clip of Jim with Dr. Teeth, I would die to see that! Second, I remember the scene of the back stage for Jim's rememberance show when the Muppets are trying to figure out who Jim was and realize that he was a puppeteer and they look down and say there's a human underneath them and they can't get rid of them, such a sad event and yet one of the funniest moments.
     
  12. utah

    utah New Member

    i stand corected i guess i just dint like sing the fake kermit
     
  13. You can't be so sensative. The muppets parody other people all the time.
     
  14. utah

    utah New Member

    but muppets dont beat people up it ust my opion
     
  15. Vic Romano

    Vic Romano Active Member

    Sorry Utah, I didn't mean to come off on the offensive, hope I didn't offend you :o I respect your opinion!
     
  16. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member


    Wow...so you never read Muppet Magazine in the 80's did ya? Every issue was FILLED with spoofs and parodies...they also did Muppets go to the Movies special, Muppet Babies had spoofs on every episode, etc. And there were also spoofs of Muppets in the 80's, like Meet the Feebles, etc.

    Sometimes I wonder if I am one of the only few people on here who grew up with and remembers the Muppets of the magnificant 80's?
     
  17. Well I remember some of the stuff they did in the 80's, or at least I found it on then et and loved it.

    They did parodies ALL THE TIME! They did it on Sesame Street too! TMS had a band called the Beetles on once using actual insect puppets and then Sesame Street had it's own Beetles band. Super Grover is a parody of Superman. There is Wonder Pig from that one episode. Piggy is suppose to be a parody of someone famous named Peggy I think. Floyd's design is based off of St. Pepper. VH was a parody of soap operas. Pigs in Space was like a Star Trek rip off, even calling the ship the Swine Trek! DIRTH FREAKING NADER! Seriously, parody is NOT new to the muppets!

    I swear. it's like some people don't even pay attention to the things they watch.
     
  18. Docnzhoss

    Docnzhoss Active Member

    It's all good, utah. I'm currently reading the book "Jim Henson-The Works". It's a wonderful book full of Muppety goodness and I was interested to read a quote from Frank Oz where he said that Jim never attempted to keep up the illusion of Kermit as a real person. I guess after live performances, Jim would stand up in front of everyone. I found it interesting because I read it just after taking part in the discussion here about seeing/not seeing performers. But your opinion should always be valued, just like everyone else's on this forum. So like I said, it's all good.
     
  19. Fuller House

    Fuller House Active Member

    Ditto.
     
  20. GelflingWaldo

    GelflingWaldo New Member

    Transcript

    If you want to read a transcript (and see 3 small pics) of "Christmas is Number One" from the episode. I've created and shared the transcript of the skit, and some pictures with SNL Transcripts (a SNL fansite with tons of transcripts from SNL though the years). You can read the compleate transcript by clicking here. Enjoy.

    :)
     


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