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The Swedish Chef

Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by floyd pepper, Jun 20, 2002.

  1. dmx10101

    dmx10101 Well-Known Member

    I like the Swedish Che, notice my avatar.
  2. lili

    lili Active Member

    In one of Brian Henson's TMS intros, he tells a story about how a swedish businessman saw an episode of the muppet show and wrote in to inform them that the swedish chef was NOT ACTUALLY SPEAKING SWEDISH (or any other scandinavian language). Jim Henson wrote back saying that they were very shocked, and were going to fire the Chef on the spot, but he promised he would take Swedish lessons so they kept him on.

    Oh, and i think you spell snuffy's name Aloysius. according to my baby name book (a must for every aspiring writer), it means "famous in war".

    hey, maybe we should start a thread of what all the muppetty names mean!
  3. dmx10101

    dmx10101 Well-Known Member

    I remember seeing that episode.
  4. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I recall hearing about an episode where Sam the Eagle or someone repremands the Chef for speaking mock Swedish, and makes him speak his NATIVE language.... Mock Chinese!
  5. Fighbird

    Fighbird Well-Known Member

    In MFC he actually talks a little bit scandinavian: When he first arrives, his greeting is "Glaeeele Jüüül", which sounds very close to the danish version of "Merry Christmas": "Glædelig Jul". :)

    Any swedes or norwegians to comment on this? :D
  6. BorkBork

    BorkBork Well-Known Member

    That's right. He says that, and it is in deed danish. I am a swede, but swedes and danes understand eachother fairly good :)
  7. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    Cookie is a real name, but I've only heard it once as a ladies' name, which kinda makes me wonder about our fuzzy friend...

    Count (title) von Count (name), so there should be a first name in there somewhere.
  8. Squigiman

    Squigiman Well-Known Member

    I am surprised no one mentioned this yet, as I feel it's true. Similar to Aloysius Snuffleupagus, isn't Cookie Monster Alistair Cookie. It really sounds familiar, possibly revealed in Monsterpiece Theater??? Just thought I'd bring this up, just in case it's true. Take care.

  9. RubberDucky

    RubberDucky Active Member

    Although this doesn't pertain to names really....I thought this ws interesting when I read about it last year. http://www.opera.com/pressreleases/en/2003/02/14/
    Anyone ever tried the "Bork" edition of Opera? Pretty creative way of exposing MSN if you ask me

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