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Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by beaker, Dec 16, 2009.
I never knew Fonzie was a Muppet! Actually, a Muppet version of the Fonz would be interesting...
I actually recently had to inform someone that Jim died twenty years ago, he didn't "leave the show". I was indeed blown away by this ignorance.
I've also had to inform people here and there that Brian Henson did not take over as Kermit after his father's passing (no one's heard of Steve Whitmire, of course), but that's a more common mistake.
You know, the other day I stumbled into some internet article summary about the Muppets that some woman wrote. As I read it, I was so impressed by the intelligence of this person, how they mentioned all the productions and stuff spot on, accurately discussed Sam and Friends and so on. It was great.
Until she said that Jim Henson's son took over Kermit after his death.
I have to admit that I thought Brian took over Kermit at first. I learned very quickly that this wasn't the case, though.
Every time I read the name "Brian" in regards to Muppetry, I think of Brian Muehl. Good gravy, I can't imagine what his Kermit voice would sound like. :S Or what Brian Henson's Kermit voice would sound like, for that matter.
The Newsman was the only one of Jim's characters that Brian performed at any point.
Though I'll admit that when I was very young, I too thought Brian took over for Kermit. Hey, at least I knew who Brian Henson was. Not bad for a 7 or 8 year old.
Brian Muehl was a rather versatile performer, with an impressive vocal range, so I don't know, he may have been able to pull it off... I know there's been various inserts from SST where I've mistaken him for Richard or Marty.
Still, the idea of "Brian Muehl as Kermit the Frog" is, well....
Whoa! Hold on a second! Brian Muehl does not perform Kermit. STEVE Whitmire does! Why does anybody get that wrong when commenting video on YouTube?
I think you've missed the entire point of the previous discussion.
As much as I enjoyed the MAD TV and Robot Chicken parodies...
Big Bird is not called "Bird" by anyone other than Snuffy (okay, a few other have called him "Bird", but it's still pretty rare).
Snuffy is not imaginary. I know, prior to 1985, everyone still thought he was. Still, it wouldn't be a bad idea to do a little homework.
Bob doesn't wear glasses (then again, the MAD TV skits were more like parodies, hence Cookie Monster's yellow nose and Elmo's lack of a nose).
The Swedish Chef and Statler and Waldorf weren't on SS
Since when does Elmo have teeth?
And let's not forget putting Electric Company skits in the Sesame parodies.
Well, I think they can't exactly make carbon copies of the characters and settings and such, otherwise, they probably would end up being sued for copyright infringement... y'know, kinda like Larry King's old set was famous for the different colored dots on the wall, yet SNL's parodies had just plain white dots.
Reading an spanish article about Plaza Sésamo, the interviewer write Muppetero (Muppeteer) as Mopetero.
Speaking of Spanish, I love your username! I didn't get it until I learned the spanish word for teeth this year in Spanish class. Very clever!
Hahaha...despite the fact that I've known the Spanish word for "teeth" for years, that username never clicked until Casey just made that comment.
Let's not forget when people say Oscar is a monster.
People, he's a Grouch! He lives in a ----ing trash can!!! (Dave Chappelle reference)
(video has explicit language, but is reaaaally funny)
I haven't heard too many false comments of Oscar being monster... but I WAS curious as a kid as to why Oscar was included in the chorus line of monsters in the original version of "C is for Cookie".
Interesting point, D'Snowth...never thought about that, even though I've watched said song may times for over 16 years of my life...
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