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Top 60 Muppet Moments

Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by minor muppetz, Sep 2, 2015.

  1. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    It's the 60th anniversary of the Muppets (or should be, but there's no official celebration), so I thought I'd make a list of my top 60 Muppet moments. I had wanted to do this as a Muppet Mindset article, but I kept debating over whether to limit the moments to ones featuring the Disney-owned Muppets, or to include the Muppets, Sesame Street, and all productions from The Jim Henson Company, or if it should be limited to Muppets, Sesame Street, and anything that The Jim Henson Company considered Muppets before 2004 (well, whether it's this or the previous my list wouldn't include any of the company's CGI stuff). I also kept debating over to put the moments in chronological order or in a more ranked order.

    But I decided instead to do a series of articles about the history of the Muppets and The Jim Henson Company,but still wanted to post a special list for the 60th anniversary, so I decided to settle on just the Muppets. So here is my list:

    1. Sam and Friends - Visual Thinking

    2. Purina Commercial – Asparagus

    3. The Muppets on Puppets – Rowlf reads a story

    4. The Frog Prince – N’im Einteen

    5. The Muppet Musicians of Bremen – A Family Together

    6. Cher Show – Bein’ Green

    7. The Muppets’ Valentine Show – Real Live Girl

    8. Sex and Violence – Agression sketch

    9. The Muppet Show – Mahna Mahna

    10. The Muppet Show – Good Grief, the Comedian’s a Bear!

    11. Muppet Labs: Gorilla Detector

    12. The Muppet Show – Ethel Merman Medley

    13. The Muppet Show – The Swedish Chef: Lobsters

    14. The Muppet Show – John Cleese Closing Number

    15. The Muppet Show – Octopuses Garden

    16. The Muppet Show – Star Wars Cast lands on Koozebane

    17. The Muppet Show – Blue Bayou

    18. The Muppet Movie – Moving Right Along

    19. The Muppet Movie – Can You Picture That?

    20. The Muppets Go Hollywood – Hooray for Hollywood

    21. The Tonight Show – Kermit’s opening monologue

    22. A Christmas Together – Twelve Days of Christmas

    23. The Muppets Go to the Movies – Silent Stawberry’s

    24. The Great Muppet Caper – Happiness Hotel

    25. Rocky Mountain Holiday – Gone Fishing

    26. The Fantastic Miss Piggy Show – There’ll Be Some Changes Made

    27. The Muppets Take Manhattan – The Wedding

    28. The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years – The Rainbow Connection

    29. A Muppet Family Christmas – Carol Sing

    30. Wow, You’re a Cartoonist – To Be a Cartoonist is Fun

    31. The Jim Henson Hour – My Dinner with Codzilla

    32. The Jim Henson Hour – Sweet Vacation

    33. The Jim Henson Hour – Just to See Her

    34. The Jim Henson Hour – Digit rewinds Gonzo

    35. The Jim Henson Hour – Our Love is Here to Stay (Miss Piggy’s Hollywood)

    36. The Jim Henson Hour – The Muppets meet their performers (Secrets of the Muppets)

    37. The Muppets at Walt Disney World – The Muppets Meet Mickey Mouse

    38. The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson – Just One Person

    39. Muppet Vision 3D – Bunsen and Beaker invent Waldo

    40. Good Morning America – Gonzo gets elected

    41. The Muppet Christmas Carol – Bless Us All

    42. Muppet Classic Theater – Gotta Get That Name

    43. She Drives Me Crazy Music Video

    44. Muppet Treasure Island – Gonzo and Rizzo get tortured

    45. Muppets Tonight – Muppet Match Up

    46. Muppets Tonight – Seinfeld Babies

    47. Muppets Tonight – Seyour and Pepe’s “Elefino” Joke

    48. Muppets Tonight – Cindy Crawford and Bobo’s dance

    49. Muppets Tonight – Johnny’s Pasta Playhouse

    50. Muppets from Space – Brick House

    51. It’s a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie – Everyone Matters

    52. Muppet Bohemian Rhapsody

    53. Dust with the Wind

    54. OK Go – The Muppet Show Theme

    55. The Muppets – Man or Muppet

    56. The Late Show – The Weight

    57. Lipton – City of Animal’s

    58. Muppets Most Wanted – I’ll Give You What You Want

    59. Pure Imagination

    60. Bunsen and Beaker recite A Pirates Life for Me


    And for fun, here is the highest-ranked moments from productions not represented on this list:

    The Jimmy Dean Show - Jimmy Dean helps a sick Rowlf (I haven't actually seen the whole sketch)
    Hey Cinderella - The King tells Featherstone what to write on the invitations
    The Ed Sullivan Show – The Muppet String Quartet
    Muppet Babies – You’re Special to Me
    Little Muppet Monsters – On TV
    Tale of the Bunny Picnic - The dog gets a name
    Hey You're as Funny as Fozzie Bear - Monster Jokes
    Muppet Treasure Island Sing-Along - There Was an Old Pirate Who Swallowed a Fly
    Kermit's Swamp Years - Life as a Pet
    The Muppets’ Wizard of Oz – The Witch is in the House
    From the Balcony – Superman returns a movie to the video store
    Studio DC – This is Me
    Letters to Santa - My Best Christmas Yet
    The Muppets Kitchen – FrankfurterStein
    The Muppets Pilot – The Muppets spend money they don’t have on nonsense

    This list was limited to moments from the Disney-owned Muppets, but in another post I'll list what I would have included if this list included productions owned by The Jim Henson Company (and maybe some Sesame Street moments).
     
  2. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Here's a second list, top 60 Henson Company (including Sesame Street) moments.
    1. Wilkins Coffee – Wontkins likes the coffee (and asks for his bribe)

    2. La Choy – supermarket

    3. Time Piece – painting the elephant

    4. Sesame Street Pitch Reel – Kermit comes up with the shows title

    5. Sesame Street – Henson #3

    6. Sesame Street – Rubber Duckie

    7. Sesame Street – Eleven Cheer

    8. Sesame Street - C is for Cookie

    9. Sesame Street – Bert’s Bust

    10. Sesame Street – Super Grover: Telephone

    11. Saturday Night Live – Ploobis and Scred meet Raquel Welch

    12. Sesame Street – Kermit and Grover: earmuff salesman

    13. Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas – Bar B Que

    14. Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas – Riverbottom Nightmare Band

    15. Christmas Eve on Sesame Street – Cookie Monster eats the typewriter

    16. Christmas Eve on Sesame Street – I Hate Christmas

    17. Christmas Eve on Sesame Street – Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

    18. Sesame Street – This Frog

    19. Sesame Street – Monsterpiece Theater: Chariots of Fur

    20. Fraggle Rock – I Seen Troubles

    21. Fraggle Rock – Traveling Matt’s rollercoaster ride

    22. Fraggle Rock – Convincing John

    23. Fraggle Rock – Let Me Be Your Song

    24. Fraggle Rock – Friendship Song

    25. Fraggle Rock – Traveling Matt at the video arcade

    26. Fraggle Rock – Gobo and Matt discover the T. Mathew Fraggle room

    27. Fraggle Rock – The Children of Tomorrow

    28. Fraggle Rock – Doc sees Gobo

    29. Follow That Bird – Grouch Anthem

    30. Follow That Bird – Grouch diner scene

    31. Labyrinth – The Four Guards

    32. Labyrinth – Chilli Down

    33. The Christmas Toy – Meteora

    34. The Christmas Toy – Together at Christmas

    35. Puppet Man – Gary’s puppet Candle talks to his son

    36. Sesame Street: 20 and Still Counting – Herry and John-John reunited

    37. Sesame Street: 20 and Still Counting – Look Through the Windows

    38. Dog City – Ace Yu introduces himself to the bartender

    39. Song of the Cloud Forrest – Munching Forrest

    40. The Story Teller – The giant makes up places where his heart is hidden

    41. The Story Teller – The soldier plays cards with the devils

    42. The Story Teller – Sapsorrow “you must obey the law/you cannot marry your father”

    43. Sesame Street – Do De Rubber Duck

    44. Sesame Street – The Word is No

    45. Sesame Street – Monster in the Mirror

    46. Dinosaurs – Baby hatches

    47. Dinosaurs – The categories for The Family Challenge are read off

    48. Dinosaurs – Baby tries to eat his tail

    49. Dinosaurs – Promo for “Way Too Complicated”

    50. Dinosaurs – “why is our metric system based on ten, when we only have eight fingers?”

    51. Dinosaurs – “I’ve got a present for you… In my diaper!”

    52. Dinosaurs – Earl complains about Mr. Lizard having to use safety goggles

    53. I’m the Baby music video

    54. Sesame Street All-Star 25th Birthday – Sing/Our Favorite Street

    55. Sesame Street – Things That I Remember

    56. Elmo in Grouchland – Welcome to Grouchland

    57. Cinder Elmo – Everybody’s Doing This Dance

    58. Sesame Street – Spider-Monster: The Musical

    59. Ben Folds Five music video – Do It Anyway

    60. Sesame Street – Birdwalk Empire

    I regret that I had trouble deciding on any Dark Crystal moments.
     


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