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TMS DVD Campaign needs you!

Discussion in 'On the Web' started by GelflingWaldo, Nov 10, 2004.

  1. GelflingWaldo

    GelflingWaldo Well-Known Member

    There is a group of Muppet fans (encluding me) that are have started a movement to get The Muppet Show Released on season DVD box sets. Check out our cause, and get envolved. Everyone matters...We need you!

    Visit the Muppet Show DVD Campaign Here!
  2. Jenny

    Jenny Active Member


    That would be cool :) If it works out though, I just hope it isn't too expensive, lol.
  3. GelflingWaldo

    GelflingWaldo Well-Known Member

    Yes, it would be very cool. And it will work it all the Muppet fans unite and help in the campaign. For this stage of the campaign we need all the help we can get. Please help!

    They would not be any more expensive than any over DVD-TV show season set. Most of the season sets of TV show are between $29.99-$49.99. For the size of the Muppet Show seasons (around 24 episodes each) and the length of the episodes (half-hour) it would not be an outragously priced item. Most TV-DVD seasons sets from Disney are around $39.99 for a whole season which is a good price - that just a little over $1.50 an episode (and that's not counting bonus features).
  4. Boober_Gorg

    Boober_Gorg Well-Known Member

    My suggestion: specify that we want the episodes UNEDITED. We don't want any missing scenes (especially UK skits). ;)
  5. GelflingWaldo

    GelflingWaldo Well-Known Member

    We at the campaign could not agree more! We would love to see the episodes uncut. If you agree please enclude this in your letter(s) to the Muppet Holding Co. If enough of us speak up we can make the MHC listen and produce aproduct we all can enjoy!
  6. Jenny

    Jenny Active Member


    Hi, do I just write the Glendale address a request letter? Cuz, I would definitly find a way to buy it. A few years ago I was at Media Play looking for Fraggle Rock, no luck. Then last week I found a dvd of it, and I got it :) I would like to have more, its been so long since I've got to see the others.
  7. GelflingWaldo

    GelflingWaldo Well-Known Member

    If you want to request the Muppet Show on DVD to the Muppet Holding Co to produce the season sets write a letter to:

    The Muppet Holding Company
    1201 Grand Central Avenue
    Glendale, CA 91201

    This is the address you would write to to request "The Muppet Show" Season Box Sets on DVD. The Muppet Holding Co. owns the rights to the Muppet Show, and they are the ones who need convincing that the fans want it!

    Fraggle Rock is owned by The Jim Henson company with distribution and marketing rights to HIT! Entertainment (untill the end of 2009). HIT! Released the first DVD of Fraggle Rock in the US in July 2004 (and special editon of it in October) and have planned many other small disk releases (another is planned for January). They also have planned to release a Season 1 box set of Fraggle Rock in the fall of 2005 (with the other season following). If you want to contact HIT! about Fraggle DVDs write to:

    HIT Entertainment
    PO BOX 9000
    Allen TX, 75002
  8. Jenny

    Jenny Active Member


    Thanks for the HIT address. I'm going to write for the Muppet Show, and I'm going to try to get more info on Fraggle Rock, I'm curious to all the ones they will be releasing. I know about the one coming out on Jan 4, 05.
  9. GelflingWaldo

    GelflingWaldo Well-Known Member

    Thanks! Every letter counts, and we need all the help we can get. Thanks for taking part and helping the cause.

    So far all we know is the 3-episode "Dance your Cares Away" DVD is due out in January, and "Season 1 Box Set" is due out in the fall of 2005. They say they have more planned but no official announcements yet. I don't know how far they are in the planning of the others but I too would love to know what they have cooking. If you hear anything new let us know.
  10. Jenny

    Jenny Active Member

    I'll let yall know as soon as I get any. And np :) This is a great cause to help.
  11. GelflingWaldo

    GelflingWaldo Well-Known Member

    If anyone writes a letter and would like it shared for other fans to read in our sample letters section of the website please Private Message me a copy of it and I can have it added to the site, we would like to have a larger and more diverse collection for encurage fans to write letter. So if you write one feel free to share it (either post it here or PM it to me) with other.

    Also if you have a fansite, b-log, or webspace of your own please consider sharing our movement with your visitors.

    Also spread the word to your friends and family - If we create enough of a push now we will be more likely to see these go into development soon. SEND YOUR LETTERS! For this phase of the campaign we need tons of letters to be written, so SEND YOUR LETTERS today!

    Thank you.
  12. MockMockChef

    MockMockChef Well-Known Member

    And with original openings.
  13. GelflingWaldo

    GelflingWaldo Well-Known Member

    Oh-yeah, it should be a crime if they did it any other way on set like this! :)
  14. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    I'm 100% behind you all on this im writeing my letter now and i have even got my mom to write one. and she is not even to much of a muppet fan. i want to help all i can if theres more i can do please let me know.
  15. Docnzhoss

    Docnzhoss Well-Known Member

    Muppet Fans Unite!!!

    This is a cause worthy of getting on board with. Gelfling Waldo, you are a genius and a saint. My letter writing will commence as soon as I am done with my daily Muppet Central visit.

    I will be requesting unedited episodes, complete with original openings and behind-the-scenes footage. If we're lucky, maybe there are some archived interviews with Oz, Hunt, Goelz, Henson, Gold, etc. that could be thrown in. If this isn't possible, maybe they could do more Brian Henson-esque intros (a la the TimeLife DVD's) with some of the other performers. It couldn't hurt to ask.
  16. GelflingWaldo

    GelflingWaldo Well-Known Member

    Reight now alll we need is to write letter, and get others to do the same. The idea behind "phase 1" of this 3-part campaign is to politely flood The Muppet Holding Company with letters from the fans. Hopefully they will listen. There are two other phases to gret attention that we will start if the letters don't work. Please WRITE A LETTER, it is not hard, and can make a huge differance. Please write, and spead the word!

    We will be launching "phase 2" in March (that is if The Muppet Holding Co. has not reacted to us by then), we're still ironing out the details but should have them all worked out by the end of the year. "Phase 3" will launch in June 2005 and in my opinion is the best most fun fan-push campaign idea ever (details will be coming on this one too) hopefully they will have already listened by then. But we will not quit until the Muppet Show is avalible again.

    So please help in "Phase 1", it is the simplest and the most important part of the whole campaign. Please write letters! Write, write, write, and write some more! Together we can make a differance, but we need all the support we can get.

  17. GelflingWaldo

    GelflingWaldo Well-Known Member

    We had some technical problems earlier today and the campaign's website went down for a while. It is back up and should be working fine, sorry for any confusion.

    And oh-yeah...please...write letters !!!
  18. GelflingWaldo

    GelflingWaldo Well-Known Member

    As many of you may have heard, The Muppet Holding Co has started plans for Muppet Show Season Sets! Being the stage of production they are at now it will probally be a year (or more) off. A nice way to celebrate the 30th anniversary in 2006 would be to get these sets. Now although this may seem like our campaign is over, you still have a chance to give imput on the sets before they are too far into production. Still feel free to send letters asking for specific features you would want to see and express your interest in the sets. If they continue to get letters on the issue they will be more likly to share information to the public (to get the word out they are coming), they will feel more confident they will be sucess and will invest more into them, and they will feel obligated to release them faster and closer together. Have your voice heard and...

    Visit the Muppet Show DVD Campaign Here!

    I have also gotten many e-mails asking what's next? What do we do now? First is continue to support the Muppet Show caompaing. We considered starting some new campaigns (there are alot more things we want to see out there), yet we do not want to have too many "open" at the same time (we want to concetrate our forces, and saturate the MHC with one thing at a time). We came up with an idea that ties in with the Muppet Show campaign, but is new and fresh. We have started a new campaign.

    The new campaign was sparked as a result of the Muppet Show Campaign. What type of box set would you like to have sitting next to your 5-season box sets of The Muppet Show? Why not the new muppet show of the '90s; Muppets Tonight. The two season run of the show produced 22 episodes (less than just one season of the Muppet Show), we thought a box set of all the episodes (uncut with extras) would be a great thing to add to your collection along with the compleate run of the Muppet Show. So we started a site about that (similar to the Muppet Show site)

    Visit the Muppets Tonight DVD Campaign Here!

    Please continue to support the Muppet Show Campaign, and help with the new Muppets Tonight campaign too. Let our voice be heard! We can make a difference!
  19. PatrickAReed

    PatrickAReed New Member


    Ask for the original "next episode" teasers to be included. They showed a BOATLOAD of 'em yesterday at the Henson Retrospective at BAM, and they're amazing. Most of them are just improved Kermit/Fozzie routines, some involve other characters.

    I believe they said the first set may be out as soon as mid-next year.
  20. muppetsforlife

    muppetsforlife Well-Known Member

    You absoutely read my mind. A muppets tonight DVD release would be awesome. I would love to watch those shows over again. Wish I would have been smart enough to tape the show when it was on originally. Count me in! :excited:

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