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The "Next Muppet on Family Guy" thread

Discussion in 'Muppet Appearances' started by muppet maniac, Oct 2, 2006.

  1. GSmiley2007

    GSmiley2007 Well-Known Member

    Here's some more ideas I came up with, even if they go a little too far:

    *The Swinetrek crashes into Quagmire's home
    *Dr. Phil interviewing Bert and Ernie about Ernie's messiness
    *A&E Intervention - Cookie Monster and his cookie addiction (similar to what was seen in the skit in the "Model Misbehavior" episode)
    *Lois throwing her laundry into the washer, only to find Boober inside!
    *Peter singing "There's a Skeeter on My Peter", and Chris asking if he meant "Skeeter" as in the Muppet Babies character.
    *This might be way too far-- it's another E! True Hollywood Story - Muppet Babies interview, this time with Skeeter, seen as a raging alcoholic, and when the reporter asks what she meant by "flipping through the air", Skeeter gives him the finger, causing Nanny to faint. I bet Frank Welker would do Skeeter for this one. ;-)
    *Gobo Fraggle being interviewed on the E! True Hollywood Story about Fraggle Rock and playing "Follow Me" on his guitar when asked what his favorite song is, only to be interrupted by Wembley playing a Black Sabbath song, causing Gobo to beat Wembley up, then resuming his song as normal.
    *Lefty the Salesman trying to sell marijuana to Cleveland, but ends up getting arrested by Joe. Even as he's in jail, Lefty still tries to do his bad deed.
    *Peter trips over his garden hose while carrying a basket of blueberries, and a blueberry falls into Fraggle Rock, causing every Fraggle to panic, thinking it was a banoonieberry.
    *Peter's radish garden has been sabotaged by Gobo Fraggle, and when he wants his radishes back, Gobo tells Peter to "F*** off!" and shoots banoonieberries at Peter, causing him to wince a few times. We then see Gobo drinking radish vodka.
    *Cookie Monster suffering a heart attack from eating too many cookies
    *Baby Gonzo and Baby Animal on Jerry Springer's talk show, with Gonzo crying when he mentions Animal harrassing him during the "Gooooo bye-bye"s on the show

    What do you think? ;-)
  2. ChickyBoy37

    ChickyBoy37 Well-Known Member

    I have some Ideas

    -A news report about Crazy Harry as a Terrorist Bomber

    -an E! True Hollywood Story about The Swedish Chef and his cooking

    -Peter and Quagmire goes to a Comedy club only to see Fozzie's comedy and begins to heckle him, only to have Fozzie beat them up afterwards.

    -Kermit and Miss Piggy on Jerry Springer.

    -Cookie monster gets arrested for Stealing cookies

    -The Griffins go to a piano concert only to find Rolf Playing one

    -Mayor West falls into a tunnel leading to Fraggle Rock.

    -Ernie and Bert on Oprah about "if the're Gay or not."

    -Ernie and Bert at the Clam (Similar to the Men's club with Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble)

    -Chris Goes to a library only to find Animal Running around making alot of noise.

    -Kermit and Grover on Judge Judy about the Abuse concerning his Lectures.
  3. OldSchoolFan

    OldSchoolFan Active Member

    you have no idea how much i ACTUALLY want that to happen :D and that Sesame Street news segment is a great idea too. or, rather than it being a flashback, how bout Tom Tucker and Diana Simmons cut to it on one of their news segments?

    man all these ideas are absolutley brilliant, i HAD to bump this thread. Family Guy is genius at spoofing very surprising parts of Sesame Street and The Muppet Show (like i was surprised as **** to see them spoof the Number Pinball segment)

    anyway, i'd like to see them spoof some pre-Sesame Street bits. such as Visual Thinking or Inchworm. it'd be interesting to see what they could do with that.

    i'd also like to see them do a spoof of Manha Manha with like Peter as one of the snowths, and when Manha Manha goes off on his tangent of scatting and the snowths start shaking their heads, Peter will flip out on him or something.

    or they could spoof the days of Sesame Street when Snuffy was Big Bird's imaginary friend, and it will show Gordon, Susan, Maria, and Bob all saying really degrading things to Big Bird like "Hahaha, Snuffleupagus? Big Bird, are you ****in retarded? You expect us to believe that stupid ****? Hahaha!" and Big Bird runs away crying. like before that it will have something like Brian saying "Sesame Street sure has changed since the 70s" and it will cut to that.
  4. Colbynfriends

    Colbynfriends Well-Known Member

    I'll probably have more later, but two off the top of my head:
    - Lois or Meg go down the frozen food section, and they get hit on by one of the frozen prawns, like pepe.
    - A piano duel (like in Who Framed Roger Rabbit) with Brian and Rowlf.
  5. ChickyBoy37

    ChickyBoy37 Well-Known Member

    What if Peter was performing at a comedy club only to be heckled by Statler and Waldorf? I really loved that fozzie bear reference from when he went to saudi Arabia.
  6. Teheheman

    Teheheman Well-Known Member

    What if they had Lois teaching somebody piano and they said "You're much better than my last student" and they show Rowlf cracking jokes and stuff while Lois is trying to teach or maybe somebody goes to Lois and Rowlf was their last piano teacher or something to that effect.

  7. OldSchoolFan

    OldSchoolFan Active Member

    or what if, instead of Rowlf, they use Don Music? thatd be a shock hahah.
  8. muppet maniac

    muppet maniac Well-Known Member

    Okay, let's recap...

    *Kermit - appeared 4 times, was seen as a plush toy once, and has been mentioned a few times.
    *Swedish Chef
    *Fozzie - appeared twice; Brian also quotes his catchphrase in "Blue Harvest"
    *Statler and Waldorf - and also Statler without Waldorf
    *Miss Piggy - a plush toy seen in "Brian Does Hollywood"
    *Bunsen and Beaker - former animated, latter was "played" by Peter
    *Rats - mentioned when they check into the hotel in New York; Peter asks the clerk about them
    *Big Bird - he even donated his legs to Joe, and recently, a guy dresses as him
    *Bert and Ernie
    *The Count
    *Cookie Monster - also appeared as a "Snow Monster", a la The Wampa, in the Empire Strikes Back parody
    *Oscar - just recently; basically it was a guy in an Oscar costume
    *Grover - Stewie talks to him on the phone (though we don't hear his voice)
    *Elmo - seen as a bath toy
    *Telly - also seen as a bath toy

    How about a scene where Peter recalls his encounter with The Electric Mayhem, alluding to "The Muppet Movie"?

    Or The Number Painter coming in out of nowhere and painting a number 3 on the Griffins' house, and one of them yells at him to leave.

    The phone rings, and Stewie, having been fed too much sugar, constantly "yips" at it as his whole head becomes a triangular shape.
  9. GonzoLover85

    GonzoLover85 Well-Known Member

    I only recently caught this reference:

    Stewie has to be quarantined within a plastic bubble and eventually ends up inside a hampster ball type bubble that he can use to get around.
    He mentions at one point that you wouldn't believe the day he was having. Anyway, it flashes to this old Sesame Street segment but instead of the pinball, it was Stewie in his hamster ball.
  10. ChickyBoy37

    ChickyBoy37 Well-Known Member

    I found one too. Statler Without Waldorf.
  11. muppet maniac

    muppet maniac Well-Known Member

    I just thought of two really good gags that could have been used in the "Road to the Multiverse" episode...

    *When Stewie and Brian are in a "Japanized" Quahog, the Stewie in that universe watches a Japanese Sesame Street on TV, with poorly made versions of Big Bird (as a walkaround), Elmo, Oscar, Bert and Ernie (both with beady eyes and flapping mouths), Cookie Monster and The Count (who makes an evil facial expression while lightning flashes after counting to "san", or three)

    *Stewie and Brian find themselves in the "Muppet Babies" universe - meaning that the characters have been morphed into the Muppet Babies (Peter as Baby Kermit, Lois as Baby Piggy, Meg as Scooter/Skeeter, Chris as Baby Fozzie, Stewie as Baby Animal, etc.)
  12. dmoss

    dmoss Well-Known Member

    This Just In!

    On tonight's new episode of Family Guy, Chris was holding Stewie's head up, speaking for him, and at the end of his made-up dialogue, he said, "Wokka, Wokka!"
  13. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    I happened to catch part of tonight's Family Guy, with the Statler Waldorf sketch.

    I cant recommend the show tho...its just gotten so increasingly extreme and ugly(cant believe its only "TV 14") Im far from some fuddy duddy person, and love avant garde humor. But the show just goes way out of their way to cross the line, and I cant even reference the really horrible stuff from tonights episode
  14. TheJimHensonHour

    TheJimHensonHour Well-Known Member

    I thought last weeks was much worse and the week before that.
    I can't believe what they did to stewie in those 2 episodes.
  15. Convincing John

    Convincing John Well-Known Member

    Where it's just Statler without Waldorf, right? I remember that one. It's one of their middle-of-the-road references for me. It wasn't a cheap shot (like the Ernie and Bert references they do), but at least it was somewhat accurate to the character. You could almost expect Statler to say something like that if he were by himself in the balcony. Waldorf did once for the closing comment. "He shouldn't've jumped. The show's not that bad."

    The "Lost" reference with their balcony in Peter's house seemed to work better for me. Probably because it had both characters doing a joke.

    Over the years, their Muppet references have been hit and miss. One week they can do a completely out-of-character reference that adds nothing to the episode (see the "Stewie Loves Lois" episode). Another week, they can do a clever, incredibly accurate reference like the "Pinball Stewie" clip. It takes guts to do a reference like that. Your average schmo on the street knows who Cookie Monster is. Not as many people know about "Pinball Number Count".

    I hope the writers reference other non-Muppet Sesame segments. The Pinball Stewie one worked really well.

    Picture this: Stewie plays some kind of a trick on Brian. Brian gets revenge on Stewie by waiting until he's asleep, then carrying him downstairs to the living room and putting him on the couch. At 2AM, Brian puts in a DVD. Stewie wakes up to see the I-Beam sketch, freaks out and runs screaming out of the room. To make Stewie more paranoid, Brian waits until Lois is about to give piano lessons. He switches the Beethoven sheet music with sheet music for the I-Beam sketch while Lois puts Stewie in his playpen. Each kid plays the I-Beam music on the piano as Stewie screams "Clockwork Orange"-style. Brian chuckles in the background and sips his martini.

    Convincing John
  16. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Worse than extreme physical and sexual abuse? Maybe I've become a party pooper, but I am genuinely horrified at a lot of the material on the show.

    The Statler/Waldorf thing was surprisingly innocent though. I don't think this is a show that should be seen by minors though.
  17. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Honestly, I still watch the thing, and I agree. The characters all have the same generic nasty personality, it's gotten just poorly written, and basically it panders to the idiot adult swim crowd that laughs at any mention of the word "AIDS," or tired 1980's nostalgia junk that EVERYONE's done by now. it became a totally different and lousy show. And 5 minute Conway Twitty cutaways are NOT FUNNY! No one knows who it is, and NO ONE gets the joke (at least in the audience they've got). I'm glad at least the Cleveland Show has been surprisingly pleasant so far... and American Dad is highly underrated and unfortunately shuffled under the rest. I mean, it has a PLOT in every episode, and the rapture episode is one of the best cartoon's I've seen in years.

    But FG became this:

    • Some celebrity does not meet my approval. Let's say they're ugly and or annoying.
    • OOh! Let's be insanely mean to Meg because the network pressured us into adding a character we're too lazy to write for.
    • Remember that joke we did that was funny only the first 2 times? let's do it in EVERY single episode now.
    • Crazy what the heck moment that makes no sense and is only funny because it makes no sense
    • Hey! Let's put a long drawn out "this is how people talk" conversation here. That's always good for a laugh.
    • Gay Stewie is million funnier than evil Stewie. Oh! And let's make him say something that's only funny because he says it in a funny voice.
    • Peter acting like a child? How can we lose?
    • You know what's funnier than an obvious joke? Vocalizing how it's supposed to be a joke and say what it means.

    All and all, it's turned into a lazy mush of overdone shallow attempts at humor. Sure, there's the occasional well written episode, such as the Multiverse thing, but it's all just about staying on the air because it's popular with an audience of gamer poseurs. They show successfully lost everything that made the show good, and replaced it with all the things that made Adult Swim suck.
  18. TheJimHensonHour

    TheJimHensonHour Well-Known Member

    I was talking about what they recently to stewie when meg and chris knocked him down the steps and then tried to hide it through the entire episode then having peter tell chris hes proud of him for hidding his knocked out bleeding baby.:concern:
  19. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    It's more of an endurance test.

    They now mostly go for two things, beyond the "insert random 80's pop culture reference" cliche.

    1. Shock(hardcore racist joke, taboo or sickening sexual reference, and then abuse jokes)

    2. See how long the audience can handle the length of a segment's joke. Which can sometimes go on for two minutes.
  20. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    That stuff I wouldn't even mind if it didn't become a slovenly, poorly written adult swim-fest. Really. The show was SO much better 3 years ago. They don't even do the 80's joke stuff anymore. Really. They were the ones that did it first before Robot Chicken and every lame internet cartoon started ripping them off and bludgeoning us off the head with them.

    Though I will say, they handled the Muppets with some sort of respect. Worst thing they did was "racist Louisiana Swamp Kermit."

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