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TMS script- Ed Wynn!

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction' started by Gorgon Heap, Jan 15, 2005.

  1. TotallySpiesFan

    TotallySpiesFan New Member

    Yes, Zelda Rose and Nigel, a male pig and a female pig, and two Whatnots.
  2. Gorgon Heap

    Gorgon Heap Active Member

    Wayne & Wanda were only ever in the earlier "At the Dance" segments, but Taminella & Svengali, that I like- maybe not in this outline, but somewhere along the line. Also, the usual pair of pigs would be there too.

    David "Gorgon Heap" Ebersole
  3. Which strange creature does the woman turn into?
  4. TotallySpiesFan

    TotallySpiesFan New Member

    She was turned into Boppity.
  5. Who performed the following characters:

    -the two lead rats in the opening number
    -the other rats in the opening number
    -whatnots in "I am Sir Brian"
    -the chicken in "I am Sir Brian"
    -the frog in "I am Sir Brian"
    -the pig in "I am Sir Brian"
    -Miss Kitty
    -Mildred (in the panel)
    -Lenny the Lizard
    -Lenny's dance partner
    -whatnot couple in "At the Dance"
    -Rover Joe
    -Donald the Fisherman
    -Donald's wife
    -the Scoffs
    -the Muppaphones
    -the chickens in the closing number
    -the rats in the closing number
    -the frogs in the closing number
    -the chickens in the closing number

    And I suppose that Herman and the shouting lady would be played by Jerry Nelson again and that houses 1 and 2 would be played John Lovelady and Jerry Nelson respectively again. Right?

    Also, what creature does the whatnot woman at the end of "At the Dance" turn into?
  6. TotallySpiesFan

    TotallySpiesFan New Member

    Lead Rats- Jerry Nelson and John Lovelady
    Other Rats- Various
    Catgut- Eren Ozker
    Muppy- Frank Oz
    Whatnots from "Sir Brian"- Various
    Chicken- Richard Hunt
    Frog- John Lovelady
    Nigel- Jim Henson
    Pig- Jerry Nelson
    Miss Kitty- Jim Henson
    Mildred- Eren Ozker
    Lenny- Jerry Nelson
    Lenny's Dancing Partner- Eren Ozker
    Whatnot Couple- John Lovelady
    Baskerville- Jerry Nelson
    Rover Joe- Richard Hunt
    Donald- John Lovelady
    Donald's Wife- Eren Ozker
    Scoffs- Jerry Nelson
    Muppaphones- Various
    Chickens- Various
    Rats- Various
    Frogs- Various
  7. Gorgon Heap

    Gorgon Heap Active Member

    Mildred in the panel is Frank, of course. The other two characters, Bunsen and Scooter, are performed by Dave and Richard, so that leaves Frank free to play Mildred. And Muppy was nearly always Dave Goelz, at least whenever he was named off.

    Lead rats- Jerry and Richard
    Lenny- Jim (his dancing partner, Eren)
    Whatnot couple in AtD- Jim
    Donald the fisherman- Frank
    Donald's wife- Jerry
    Nigel- John
    Pig in "Sir Brian"- Frank
    Chicken in "Sir Brian"- Eren
    Baskerville- Jerry
    Rover Joe- John

    The rest I can't recall offhand or I never decided in the cases of groups. I'll have to re-read and get back to you on the remaining ones.

    David "Gorgon Heap" Ebersole
  8. TotallySpiesFan

    TotallySpiesFan New Member


    A honking beaked Fazoob.
  9. Bill Bubble Guy

    Bill Bubble Guy Active Member

    Ed Wynn was excellent as Uncle Albert in Mary Poppins and I just love the reference to his role in Bunsen's invention that creates the "floating happy effect" for the rendition of the song I love to laugh.:)
    The panel discussion is wonderful. Nice to see Miss Piggy not in it, she was already used almost more than enough times on TMS real panels. The discussions were something I personally missed in the other four seasons. I wish there had been a panel in every first season episode. Not featuring Piggy too regularly of course but I am digressing.
    The other thing I love very much is Statler and Waldorf at the end. It fits in with the way they were in season one how Waldorf used to be a little more prone to liking the show sometimes as I talked about in my classic muppets thread Observation about Statler and Waldorf.
    You must have really wanted to expand this one to a script Gorgon. You never even posted the mere outline version at all. Keep up the work my friend. You are a genius.:excited:
  10. Gorgon Heap

    Gorgon Heap Active Member

    How very true.

    Sorta. I started out writing just an outline, but I wrote so much that turning it into a full script required only a little extra effort- I must've been more than halfway through when I realized that I had almost a whole script.

    Thanks for commenting.

    David "Gorgon Heap" Ebersole
  11. Dil

    Dil Guest

    At the beginning, you used the talk spot appearance of the guest star. Wouldn't it be better if you used the guest star part of the opening as the closing number part instead of just the Talk Spot? Talk Talk Talk...
  12. Gorgon Heap

    Gorgon Heap Active Member

    Hmm, dat's a possibility. That or his first act, the poem, in the bedroom set w/Gonzo & Muppy just like in the Twiggy episode (and opening, at that).

    David "Gorgon Heap" Ebersole
  13. Dil

    Dil Guest

    Is it OK if I would make another Ed Wynn Muppet Show Outline, Gorgon Heap?
  14. Gorgon Heap

    Gorgon Heap Active Member

    You don't need my permission. Be my guest. So long as it's different from mine, I don't have any problem with it at all.

    David "Gorgon Heap" Ebersole
  15. Dil

    Dil Guest

    OK, thanks!

    You know that Ed Wynn passed away in 1966, 10 years before The Muppet Show started, so this is only a fanfic. Wynn was born in 1886, 90 years before The Muppet Show started, that would be good...
    This one should be Comedy:
    And this Season 1 Outline is going to need a Specific Intro, since only the Rita Moreno, Paul Williams, & Candice Bergen episodes were Specific Season 1 Intros by Brian Henson.

    STYLE: Late Season 1 (after the Mummenschanz Episode)

    "Hi, I'm Brian Henson. Ed Wynn was the oldest guest star to appear on The Muppet Show. He was 90 years old at the time. (inserts clip of the talk spot)In this episode, we had some more comedy variety than most of the Muppet Shows, like more laughter, especially (inserts clip of the closing number) the 'I Love To Laugh' number. (cut back to Brian Henson) 'I Love To Laugh' is a song first used in Mary Poppins. (inserts clip of 'I Love To Laugh' from Mary Poppins) That movie, starring another Muppet Show Guest Star, Julie Andrews, was created by Disney. Disney owns the rights of the Muppets, today. (cut back to Brian Henson) Since no other guest stars than Ed Wynn were in their 90's during The Muppet Show, Ed still held the record for being the oldest ever guest star of The Muppet Show. Enjoy the Show."


    "It's The Muppet Show with our very special guest Mr. Ed Wynn!"

    FOZZIE: "Hey! (looks at S & W) Statler & Waldorf!"

    (camera cut to the view of S & W from the stage.)

    STATLER & WALDORF: "What?"

    FOZZIE: "That Gonzo swang on a rope and crashed into a short & thin Waldorf Hotel."

    (camera cut to the balcony.)

    STATLER & WALDORF: "Well, what's that short & think Waldorf Hotel?"

    (camera cut the view of the stage from the balcony.)

    FOZZIE: "The Wall! Owww!"

    (Gonzo (with the droopy eyelids raised, and pupil smaller) swings on a rope & crashes at the balcony.)

    Ed Wynn: floating with other Muppets above at the same shot of Ben Vereen hanging on a rafter.

    Gonzo: (at the balcony, feeling a little damaged) Tried to use a canon to shoot the gong, but it doesn't work for a little while... (GONZO: "Aw, shoot.")... then the canon shoots a cannonball at the gong, and the gong explodes, which causes Stalter & Waldorf to laugh, then Gonzo faints.)

    I'm taking a break for now. I'll be back later, OK?
  16. Dil

    Dil Guest

    Here's the Opening Number:


    KERMIT: "Thank you, thank you, and welcome to The Muppet Show. And our guest, tonight, is the entertainer of Comedy, Ed Wynn!"

    (Audience applauses.)

    KERMIT: "Wait a Minute, it's MISTER Ed Wynn. (mumbles) (speaks clearly) But first!... (audience silences) First, before we have Mr. Wynn, let's hear a song written by Liz Ov Foznowisky."

    OPENING NUMBER: The Stampede G Flat MI Sympony

    (Liz Ov Foznowisky is Lenny the Lizard dressed in a male tux.)

    LENNY: "Thank you, thank you, thank you. And now, I, the great-great-great-great-great-great grandson of Victor Georges Foznowisky, will play a good ol' classic, 'The Stampede Sympony #1'."

    (Lenny plays on the piano, left hand: in rhythm, but right hand: out rhythm. 40 seconds later, a Zebra Stampede run through Lenny and the piano.)


    STATLER: "That dum lizard is out of rhythm."

    WALDORF: "Why so? He's actually of luck!"

    (both laugh.)


    KERMIT: "OK, nice job, zebras."

    (The Zebras stampede to backstage.)

    FOZZIE: "Hey Kermit, Kermit? What's this big closing number everyone keeps talking about?"

    KERMIT: "Oh, well Fozzie tonight, since Ed Wynn is the guest star, we're going to re-create one of his most famous movie scenes: the "I Love to Laugh" number from Mary Poppins."

    FOZZIE: "Oh, the one where everybody's laughing and flying all over the place?"

    KERMIT: "That's the one, Fozzie."

    FOZZIE: "Mm-hmm. How are you gonna do that?"

    KERMIT: "Oh, well Scooter has been working on it all week."

    (Scooter enters.)

    KERMIT: "Scooter, how's it going?"

    SCOOTER: "Great! Terrific! Yeah, we're using suspension wires. Gonzo is testing them now. I think we've got a winner on our hands!"

    (Gonzo flies into view, on wires, and crashes into the wall.)

    SCOOTER: "Well actually, now that you mention it..."

    (Kermit grimaces and walks off. Scooter shrugs, and he and Fozzie both look at the camera.)

    Tomorrow I'll make some more.
  17. Gorgon Heap

    Gorgon Heap Active Member


    If you don't mind, could you move your new script into a separate thread? Also, in that first backstage scene, is that the same dialogue as mine?

    David "Gorgon Heap" Ebersole

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