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The New Muppet Show Cast

Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by BlueFrackle, Jul 15, 2002.

  1. tygerbug

    tygerbug Well-Known Member

    I am a heterosexual guy. Just happen to be a big Rutles/Rutland Weekend Television fan. =)
  2. GWGumby

    GWGumby Well-Known Member

    If you were a TRUE fan you would know that "Spinal Tap" does not go under the 'S' category but under 'T' for its true title "This Is Spinal Tap" It used to be a pain trying to track it down in video stores never knowing where they'd place it alphabetically--and then sometimes they'd throw me for a complete loop and put it in the music section!

    I made a suggestion on an earlier thread (or maybe even this one) about making the new Muppet show more improvised like Christopher Guest movies. An Electric Mayhem special a la Spinal Tap or Rutles or Behind the Music would be an awesome step in the right direction for the new Muppets. Heck, if VH1 can do a BTM on Weird Al, surely the Muppets would be a good candidate.
  3. Skeeter Muppet

    Skeeter Muppet Well-Known Member

    Okay, I just had a rather bizzare thought...

    I know someone in this thread earlier suggested bringing back Scooter and adding his twin sister Skeeter to the cast. The latter would be kind of impossible unless JHC wanted to make an adult Skeeter muppet and find someone suitable to perform her.

    Then I found Chris Smigliano's MuppetFest pic on MC, the one with just about every Muppet character ever created on it (the one with poor Beaker being used as the staff for the banner). In it is has Scooter with Baby Skeeter sitting on his shoulders.

    So immediately my mind pipes up, "What if they added Skeeter as Scooter's younger sister instead of his twin sister?"

    I told you it was a bizzare idea.

  4. Daffyfan4ever

    Daffyfan4ever Well-Known Member


    I'd really like to see an adult Skeeter Muppet too. It would be interesting to know what happened to her when she grew up.
  5. grail

    grail Well-Known Member

    heh...i was just messin' with ya...i dig the Rutles too...

    the reason mine is under "S" is putting it under "T" confused every person who went through my DVDs...it's the same reason i have "The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Accross the 8th Dimension" under "B" instead of "A". i know where it's supposed to be, but i had so many people telling me i had it wrong, that i switched it just to shut them up. i may change it back someday, i dunno...
  6. Drum Eater

    Drum Eater Well-Known Member

    I think it would be fun to give exisiting Muppets we don't know as well (or that don't get as much screen time) starring roles in a show. I mean, you won't going anywhere without Kermit or Piggy in there as well, but just like Muppets From Space focused on Gonzo, a new show could focus on Sal and Johnny or something like that. By the way, I love your avatar salmoto.
  7. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    I don't want new characters, I know that. I like what we have already. The classic TMS family should be a focus, and incorporate some JHH and MT. Which one was Uboo by the way? The bird guy? I don't remember. At any rate, I want more focus on TMS characters than any other, but lots of Pepe, Sal, and Johnny incorporated. Lots more EM band. Kermit needs to be host again, and it so far hasn't seemed too popular to keep the show running in any other location than The Muppet Theater, so I think they need to return there.
  8. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    This is of course me thinking in terms of Disney now owns the Muppets, and can't incorporate Fraggles (which no longer exist as puppets) or SS.
  9. rexcrk

    rexcrk Well-Known Member

    This is my ideal Muppet cast:
    Sam the Eagle
    Statler & Waldorf
    Swedish Chef
    Bunsen and Beaker
    Dr. Teeth
    Johnny and Sal
    and smaller appearances by characters like Lew Zealand, Crazy Harry, Piggy, Robin, Beauregard, and the Muppet Newsman.
  10. jediX

    jediX Well-Known Member

    He's an ape (presumably a gorilla) from JHH that was on Guerilla Television. Orangeish in color (if you go to the henson.com site then under JHH, there's a pic of him with Zondra and Chip). I presume you have some JHH on tape... ^_~
  11. Zondra

    Zondra Well-Known Member

    Very confused at the moment...I love Ubu, he's a great character and all...but...I dunno, I very recently made this comparison...Does he at all remind you of the father lion from PBS's "Between the Lions?" I know BTL isn't a Henson production or anything (good work though), but...I don't know. he voice and the way he's acted are a lot the same. There's no info about either character anywhere I can find.

    My new cast would definitely be more modern-character based, meaning JHH, MT, etc. Specifics aren't important. ^-^
  12. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    I wish. My birthday is in August, gang, so if you all want to pool your resources and send me the entire JHH series on video tape, I'll take it! ;)
  13. Zondra

    Zondra Well-Known Member

    LOL, mine's in July...really quite soon. Same goes for me.

    jedix, I'm looking in your direction...I would LOVE a present like that...I really would...
  14. jediX

    jediX Well-Known Member

    I'm not everyone's designated JHH copier, yanno! ;)
  15. My ideal cast:
    Kermit the Frog
    Fozzie Bear
    Miss Piggy
    Electric Mayhelm (including Lips and Clifford)
    Sam Eagle
    Philo & Gunge
    H. Ross Parrot (former president, owner of network and control room)
    Mo Frackle
    Joe the Aradillo
    The Snowths (named Ann and Fran)
    Mahna Mahna
    Uncle Travelling Matt
  16. G-MAN

    G-MAN Well-Known Member

    My birthday is in February, so it would give you some time to put it on DVD
  17. jediX

    jediX Well-Known Member

    <joke>Well if you want a DVD that has a picture that skips around with sound that fades in and out, sure!</joke> ;)

    (seriously -- that's how terrible my JHH tapes transfer over to video files, and I'm not shelling out the dough for converter)
  18. G-MAN

    G-MAN Well-Known Member

    Yeah, thats ok, I was only joking, I could settle for video
  19. He dosn't trade anymore.
  20. ryhoyarbie

    ryhoyarbie Well-Known Member

    I think there is to much of Pepe personally. Bill really needs to put him a side and do somebody like Rowlf for a change.


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