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The New Weekly Survey Thread

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by D'Snowth, Sep 24, 2016.

  1. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Since the old one was deleted, and it was just started to be active again, might as well start a whole new thread and continue the fun.

    1. Did you do anything in honor of Jim Henson's birthday today?
    2. What post-Jim Muppet/Henson project do you think Jim would be most proud of if he could see it?
    3. What do you think Jim would be doing now if he were still alive?
    4. Have you seen any of Jim's non-Muppet projects?
    5. Which of the original three Muppet movies is your personal favorite?
    6. Which of the post-Jim Muppet movies do you feel retained the traditional Muppet spirit the best way?
    7. Which Jim and Frank characters do you feel had the best chemistry?
    8. Have you seen any footage of Jim's memorial service?
    9. Do you feel the Muppet franchise should have continued to live beyond Jim's passing or not?
    10. "Rhapsody Rabbit" or "Cat Concerto"?
     
  2. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    1. Yes, I helped the trend on Facebook. I don't remember Jim ever trending on Facebook all day like he has today.
    2. I feel like perhaps THE MUPPETS (2011) movie, if only because when I saw it in theaters, there were way more adults than there were kids, which I feel like would have been a sigh of relief for him. Either that, or maybe even PUPPET UP!
    3. From what I've read (like from Frank), he'd probably be a big wig at Pixar today.
    4. Two of his three experimental films (TIMEPIECE and THE CUBE), not to mention all of the countless little films and animations he did for the early days of SST.
    5. Although I'm very fond of each of them, GMC seems to be the one I would go back to the most as a kid.
    6. MTI has that classic, crazy Muppet twist on a literary classic. THE MUPPETS (2011) was pretty much a cinematic tribute to the franchise itself.
    7. Definitely Ernie and Bert, considering Jim and Frank adlibbed with those characters so much and played off of each other so well, they pretty much embodied those characters.
    8. On YouTube, yes. And boy, is it a tearjerker.
    9. Why not? After all, Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, Pluto, and the rest of the Disney gang have gone on long after we lost Walt.
    10. Tom's playing of "The Hungarian Rhapsody" in "The Cat Concerto" looked and sounded more accurate, but "Rhapsody Rabbit" is the funnier of the two.
     
  3. Schfifty

    Schfifty Well-Known Member

    1. Wished him (and Steve Whitmire) a happy birthday on a thread in the Henson People board.
    2. Probably The Muppets, as it helped bring the troupe back into the public eye and served as an homage to the previous Muppet productions of Jim's time. It'd be interesting to wonder what he'd think of some of the new characters, including Walter.
    3. Not sure. Something with Disney I guess...or maybe even Apple, considering their huge impact on the world this decade.
    4. Not very much, except I have seen some of the Baker films he produced for the first season of Sesame Street.
    5. Nothing beats the charm of The Muppet Movie. Such wonderful entertainment and incredible creativity in the making of it, plus I think it made one of the AFI's "100 Greatest..." lists.
    6. The Muppets.
    7. Ernie and Bert, no doubt!
    8. Yes, including Jerry Nelson and Louise Gold singing, Frank Oz giving a speech, and of course Big Bird giving his memorable tribute performance of "Bein' Green". And yes, it's a big tearjerker.
    9. What Snowthy said.
    10. Hmm...I'll go with Rhapsody Rabbit.

    By the way, shouldn't this be in the Games board?
     
  4. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    *Sigh, i'm still just really bummed out the old one got deleted. So much insight into the forum members' personalities gone, including members who don't post here anymore.

    Oh well, nothing we can do about it I suppose:

    1. Did you do anything in honor of Jim Henson's birthday today? Yup, watched The Muppet Movie with my siblings and parents.
    2. What post-Jim Muppet/Henson project do you think Jim would be most proud of if he could see it? I actually agree with what D'Snowth said.
    3. What do you think Jim would be doing now if he were still alive? Hmm, hard to say. I think he would still be super busy innovating and being creative, but I don't think he would have time to puppeteer as often anymore. Because of this he probably would've handed over his characters, especially Kermit, to other performers.
    4. Have you seen any of Jim's non-Muppet projects? Indeed, i've seen Timepiece, THE CUBE, The Organized Mind, as well as his many films for Sesame Street.
    5. Which of the original three Muppet movies is your personal favorite? "The Muppet Movie" stands all on it's own, it's a true classic, perfectly capturing the spirit of the Muppets.
    6. Which of the post-Jim Muppet movies do you feel retained the traditional Muppet spirit the best way? I would have to say "The Muppets"
    7. Which Jim and Frank characters do you feel had the best chemistry? Definitely Ernie and Bert.
    8. Have you seen any footage of Jim's memorial service? Oh yeah, it's a tear fest. But my favorite part of it is definitely when the Muppeteers come together and sing Jim's favorite songs.
    9. Do you feel the Muppet franchise should have continued to live beyond Jim's passing or not? Absolutely, it's what Jim would've wanted and they've done a lot of great things since his death.
    10. "Rhapsody Rabbit" or "Cat Concerto Wow, i've seen both of them a billion times but I somehow never noticed how similar they are. Welp, Looney Tunes did it first and Tom and Jerry was clearly trying to bite off of them, so i'm going with "Rhapsody Rabbit."
     
  5. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Er... Quick question. Is this Weekly Survey thing thought of as a game or general discussion? If it's a game, then I'm going to ask who wants to assume gamemastership/custody of the thread so a new tthread can be set up properly in the Games thread. Hope to get a reply soon, thanks. :confused:
     
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  6. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    I guess that I can assume it.
     
  7. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    I don't get though. Why was the old thread deleted?
     
  8. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Because a forum member asked to have all their posts deleted, and in doing so that would have left this thread in a state of confusing continuity, so it was best to delete the thread itself. That happens with game threads and others like it from time to time.
     
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  9. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    That makes sense.
     
  10. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I never even thought of the Weekly Survey as a game anyway, and never really understood why it had been moved to the Games board in the first place. That's just me, but whatever.
     
  11. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member


    Okay, thanks, this'll be left here in the General Discussions section then. We now return you to your regularly scheduled surveys. :news:

    *Three little Warner children run out of the thread back to their water tower, screaming about the horrors of surveys.
     
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  12. MuppetSpot

    MuppetSpot Well-Known Member

    1. Just watch a bunch Muppet clips that Jim performed in.
    2. Most Likely "The Muppets" or maybe "Muppet Christmas Carol"
    3. Most Likely a big wig at Disney, Pixar, or Apple
    4. Just some of his Sesame stuff
    5. Great Muppet Caper
    6. Humor-wise; Muppet Treasure Island, Story-wise: "The Muppets"
    7. Bert & Ernie
    8. Yes
    9. Yes
    10. Rhapsody rabbit
     
  13. Schfifty

    Schfifty Well-Known Member

    New survey...

    1. What's your favorite Big Bird song?
    2. What's your favorite Elmo song?
    3. When and how did you first discover YouTube?
    4. Do you like to eat pasta?
    5. PlayStation, Nintendo, or Xbox?
    6. Who is your favorite male Muppeteer?
    7. Who is your favorite female Muppeteer?
    8. Are you afraid of heights?
    9. Favorite part of Emmet Otter's Jugband Christmas?
    10. Have you watched Arthur?


    Answers:
    1. "ABC-DEF-GHI"
    2. I guess "One Fine Face". I'm not a big fan of Elmo songs to be honest.
    3. June 2006. I was surfing Muppet Wiki and saw a link to a YouTube video of Jim Henson's "The King of 8" film. Shortly afterwards I became infatuated with the site.
    4. No.
    5. Nintendo! I'm not an Xbox person, and PlayStation's got a great line of consoles and games, but Nintendo has some of the greatest video games ever made, and some of the best consoles in the history of video games come from Nintendo, such as the N64 and Wii.
    6. Caroll Spinney
    7. Fran Brill
    8. Yeah.
    9. I've actually only seen the bloopers with the drum takes, so that.
    10. Not since I was about 9. I watched it on the Random House VHS tapes that came out in the late '90s.

    BTW, @The Count -- I think this thread might fit better in Friends and Family, because it's for members here to share about their lives and experiences. General Discussion seems more like a "let's talk about a single subject that's not Muppet-related" kind of board to me. Is it possible to move this to Friends and Family without it getting deleted?
     
  14. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    1. Ooof! Toughie! Toughie, toughie, toughie! Well, I guess the one Big Bird song I go back to is "ABC-DEF-GHI," specifically the 80s version.
    2. "In Your Imagination."
    3. I actually think it was Tim Kelly (who I don't think even posts here anymore): he used to frequently share his ZOOK & MAX comics with us, and then he eventually shared an episode of a series of short films his brother produced in which the then-new puppet versions of Zook and Max made cameos in.
    4. Are you kidding? It's like my biggest weakness! Macaroni and cheese is like my favorite thing in the whole wide world! Whenever I go to Olive Garden, I always get the Pasta Your Way. At Red Lobster, nine times out of ten I get something with pasta as a part of the entree. Need I say more?
    5. Nintendo.
    6. Oh, gee. Well . . . just about all of them, really. I really can't narrow that list down, because each one has brought so much to their respective characters.
    7. Fran and Stephanie. Leslie's a good performer, though her vocal range is very limited. I kind of wish Camille stayed longer.
    8. Not at all - being somewhat short, heights give me a thrill.
    9. RIVER BOTTOM NIGHTMARE BAAAAAAAAND!
    10. Yes, and I still do, however, I mostly stick with the classic seasons like 1-4 and 7 and 8.
     
  15. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    1. Wow, that's a super hard one. Probably "What a Bird". That one really does a great job at putting Big Bird's personality into one song. It's also special because it was one of the last songs Joe Raposo did for the show.
    2. Probably "In Your Imagination"
    3. I'm not exactly sure how, but I do remember the first thing I watched their was classic SST clips
    4. Sure, i've never known anyone who doesn't, that is, except for Schfifty. Pasta is one of the most versatile foods ever. And like D'Snowth said, mac and cheese is like the bestest thing ever! I don't care if mac and cheese is warm or cold, i'll still eat it. Hmm, suddenly i'm reminded of "Green Eggs and Ham" : "I'll eat it here or there, i'll eat it anywhere"

    5. Ain't never played no PlayStation nor Xbox, so I gotta go with Nintendo.
    6. Well, I love all of them so much, it's impossible to just pick one. Well actually I take that back, Frank Oz is my absolute favorite, but the rest are tied.
    7. I really love Fran, Stephanie and Camille (too bad she never got a long running character.) And now that Jennifer is starting to perform on the show more often, i'm starting to appreciate her more. Leslie's a great performer and she's really funny, but her voice kinda grates on the nerves after a while.
    8. Absolutely, always have been. Even going on ladders freaks me out.
    9. Like D'Snowth said, River Bottom Nightmare Band. But also I really love the puppetry techniques and sets that were used for the special. Also, it's interesting to see Kermit some place that isn't related to the Muppet Show or Sesame Street
    10. Heck yeah i've watched Arthur! My older sister and I used to watch it almost every single day, and now that my younger brother is old enough to appreciate it, I watch it with him. I refuse to watch the newer episodes though.
     
  16. MuppetSpot

    MuppetSpot Well-Known Member

    1. I just adore four
    2. Happy tapping
    3. When I saw the Star Wars episode of TMS in 2006
    4. Yes
    5. Nintendo
    6. Too many to list
    7. Fran Brill, Jennifer, and Stephine but, Leslie is good as well not very good vocal range
    8. At times
    9. The Kermit scenes and the outtakes
    10. Used too before they became like The Simpsons.
     
  17. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    It hasn't quite been a week yet, but I really wanted to start another survey, so here goes:

    1.Who's your favorite female character on Sesame Street?
    2.Favorite Fraggle?
    3.If you could hang out with any Muppeteer past or present, which one would it be (it doesn't matter if they're alive or dead)
    4.If you could live on Sesame Street during any era, which era would it be?
    5.Do you prefer hamsters or rabbits?
    6.Do you have any siblings/How many do you have?
    7.What's something that cheers you up when your blue?
    8. Bruce Lee or Jackie Chan?
    9. Finish this sentence anyway you want, the last word must rhyme with "you": "Helooo, i'm the Nostalgia Critic, I..."
    10.Hank Green, John Green or Al Green?

    1.Prairie Dawn
    2.Probably Mokey
    3.Frank Oz. He seems a bit grumpy at times but he's very funny, quick witted and I think there's a lot I could learn from him

    4.I would like to live on the street during the Around the Corner era because that's when the street was at it's biggest. Things were lively, weird adventures to be had and that's when the most people lived there, so that's a huge variety of different kinds of neighbors. On the down side though, with that many people living in the neighborhood, the rent must've been pretty high.

    5.Rabbits because I think they live much more interesting lives
    6.yep, I have three siblings. I have an older sister, a younger sister and a younger brother.
    7.Sometimes when i'm really upset, I go to my room and listen to NPR or I watch Bob's Burgers.
    8.Bruce Lee is the master, but I like Jackie Chan better.
    9."Hello i'm the Nostalgia Critic. I eat babies and you should too."
    10.John Green. I haven't read any of his books but I do enjoy his "Crash Course" history videos.
     
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  18. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    1. Zoe.

    2. Boober.

    3. Steve Whitmire.

    4. The Around the Corner era.

    5. Rabbits.

    6. I don't have any.

    7. Listen to music.

    8. Jackie Chan.

    9. Hello, I'm The Nostalgia Critic and I think that you should eat sushi too.

    10. Al Green.
     
  19. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    1. Muppet or human? If the former, that's a toughie, because there's been a number of female Muppets that have been good, whether it's Prairie Dawn, Zoe, Rosita, Abby, or others. As for human, Maria, no contest.
    2. Probably a toss-up between Red or Mokey.
    3. Jim, most definitely. I'd really love to meet Caroll in person one day.
    4. Definitely the mid-to-late 80s, it's my fondest earliest memories of the street.
    5. Bunnies. After all, I've raised a number of them. Plus, I wouldn't want to eat hamster eggs for breakfast.
    6. I have three, all from each of my parents' previous marriages. Two brothers from one of my dad's previous marriages (I've never even met one of them, though), and a brother and a sister from my mom's previous marriages.
    7. M*A*S*H.
    8. Jackie Chan.
    9. ". . . the movie I'm about to review is a stinky pile o' poo!"
    10. I'd like to exercize my right to write-in and say Shecky Green. :p
     
  20. MuppetSpot

    MuppetSpot Well-Known Member

    1. Prairie Dawn
    2. Uncle Matt
    3. Jerry Nelson
    4. 70's-80's or Late 90's - Early 2000's
    5. Rabbits
    6. Only one sibling
    7. Decent Fan-fictions or Fan-arts
    8. Bruce Lee
    9. I have to go to the Lou
    10. Seth Green
     

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