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Top Annoying Misnaming People Do

Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by beaker, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    Okay, I can understand somebody thinking Robin is Kermit's son (probably just came from someone who wasn't paying attention, or somehow got MCC mixed into the real Muppet world), but Gonzo and Fozzie being related?
  2. Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Don't even ask me as I don't even know what made them think that if I remember where I read it I would post the link...but like I said I didn't wanna know.

    Even just seeing someone on YouTube spelling Jason Segal as "Jason Seagul" is forgiveable but Fozzie and Gonzo being related? I'm guessing they were adopted. :p
  3. lilmissmuppet Member

    coz im at a new school everyone thinks that the muppets are for babies and little kids but i protest
  4. Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Been there went through it.
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  6. heralde Well-Known Member

    Yeah because a movie for babies would obviously have Mel Brooks, Richard Pryor and Steve Martin as guest stars, lol.
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  7. Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    Not to mention a show with Alice Cooper as a guest star. Seeing the reactions of that episode from people who always assumed the Muppets were for babies was hilarious!
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  8. Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    See if I told my friends or even my family I was a huge Muppets fan today they would probably think I'm still stuck being a 3 year old. They just don't get it.
  9. heralde Well-Known Member

    The funny thing is today that episode is almost wholesome in comparison to what's around today, lol.
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  10. Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    Sadly true.
  11. charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    I recently purchased a book called The Encyclopedia of Dead Rock Stars which deals with just that. They have an entry for Jim Henson, which surprised me. Only thing is they refer to him as a "voice characterizer" rather than puppeteer, and they credit him for "Halfway Down The Stairs" instead of Jerry Nelson.

    (PS: Did you guys know that song went top ten in England in 1977?)
  12. Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

  13. charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    The funny thing is, the book is excellently researched in its other entries as far as I can tell. The author just dropped the ball with the Henson entry.
  14. Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    That's really too bad. A well researched book with one large mistake.
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  15. heralde Well-Known Member

    What the heck is a "voice characterizer?"
  16. Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    I guess it relates to voice acting. Now granted, the Muppet performers were always great with voices, but their is a fine line between voice acting and puppetry.
  17. heralde Well-Known Member

    I question whether the author even knew who Jim Henson was frankly, lol. I mean how hard is it to say "He.worked.with.puppets"?
  18. Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    "He.... worked... with.... the voice peoples....".
  19. heralde Well-Known Member

    No, no, no, the voice "characterizers!"
  20. Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    Oh, yes, characterizers. And don't forget that Jim Henson invented the computer.

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