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Top Annoying Misnaming People Do

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

  1. snichols1973

    snichols1973 Well-Known Member

    I haven't ever heard this before, but has anyone else ever heard the Swedish Chef accidentally being called "The Swedish Chief" by mistake?

    The two words look so similar, they might accidentally get confused....
  2. Mister Muppet

    Mister Muppet Well-Known Member

    I never heard him be called that before but I have heard him be called the sweetish chef
  3. snichols1973

    snichols1973 Well-Known Member

    Such further confusion might inadvertently lead to the "Sweetums Chef".....:grr: :hungry:
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  4. Hubert

    Hubert Well-Known Member

    The lucky thing there is that he is clearly a chef though, which kinda defuses most of that confusion. Now if he was wearing a police uniform, on the other hand...
  5. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    Oh, aveleyman, your lack of research amazes me. You're usually so good at this stuff. Why is there a picture of Floyd under Bill Barretta's name? Why is Jim Parsons listed as Walter instead of Peter Linz? Parsons only played human Walter. And why are Kevin Clash and Brian Henson in your credits? Also, why are a handful of the celebrities credited before the Muppets?
    http://www.aveleyman.com/FilmCredit.aspx?FilmID=29838

    *Facewing* Look, I know Janice has big lips. That doesn't mean her name is "Lips"!
    http://www.aveleyman.com/FilmCredit.aspx?FilmID=7668
  6. muppetfan24/7

    muppetfan24/7 Well-Known Member

    Now I get your point.

    1. They could not find a picture of Pepe the Prawn.
    2. They did not research about Peter Linz
    3. I agree, the Muppets should be credited before the celebrities.
    4. What? When there is lack of research, you don't know who Janice is, or Floyd, or anyone else. All they know is they know the celbrites more than the Muppets. Ugh!
  7. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    I'm kind of surprised. Aveylman usually does really credible work. My guess is that the page for TM was made prior to the films' release (the images from the film are all from trailers), with most of the information taken from the IMDB. Whoever was in charge of that page just never went back and changed it.
  8. snichols1973

    snichols1973 Well-Known Member

    Has anyone ever gotten frustrated if people referred to :( & :p as "Burt" and Ernie?

    Cannonball Run and Smokey and the Bandit featured Burt Reynolds,
    not "Bert Reynolds", and when they designed the Win, Lose or Draw studio set
    to resemble Mr. Reynolds's living room, the emcee was Bert Convy, not "Burt Convy".

    Even though the two names sound the same, one misspelled letter can make quite a difference.....
  9. Hubert

    Hubert Well-Known Member

    My oh my...that is about as worse as anything I've seen.

    *fans himself*

    Sure. I mean, "Burt" is just so different. Even though it's a common mistake, still very annoying. :(
  10. Hubert

    Hubert Well-Known Member

    So I just got done reading a snippet online that stated that the Muppet Show is in its 44th season. :sigh:
  11. charlietheowl

    charlietheowl Well-Known Member

  12. Piggy The Frog

    Piggy The Frog Well-Known Member

  13. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    I think I might have brought this up on here before. As I recall, this person made the same comment on the IMDB boards for MFS. I had assumed the person somehow got Floyd mixed up with Clifford, but now I'm not so sure what they're thinking.

    This isn't exactly a "Muppet mistake", but it does irk me. There is a youtube user who likes to comment on Muppet videos with announcements of phony upcoming DVD releases. I've commented on his channel, asking him to stop. The reason is because a few people have actually started to believe him. I just don't want tons of people to be disappointed after learning the truth.:sigh:
  14. Piggy The Frog

    Piggy The Frog Well-Known Member

    Still, Clifford has never been orange either. Or maybe they're talking about a completely different Muppet, one who's never been purple or orange. Who knows?

    As for this Youtube user you mentioned, I always check IMDb (the actual site, not the message boards), Muppet Wiki or any other reliable source for information like that.
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  15. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    No no, my point was that I think the user may have mistakenly thought Floyd was orange, then saw Clifford in some of the later productions (where Floyd was underused). There are some similarities between the two. It's possible that the user simply mixed the two characters up.

    As for the Youtube comment, yeah exactly, I rarely trust youtube comments. Then again, I wouldn't always trust the IMDB either. Muppet Wiki, Muppet Central, Tough Pigs, Muppet Mindset, etc. are probably the best places to get legit Muppet info.
  16. Hubert

    Hubert Well-Known Member

    Starz's summary for The Muppets mentions a character by the name of Miss Piggie.
  17. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    Calling the Muppet performers "voice actors".
  18. muppetfan24/7

    muppetfan24/7 Well-Known Member

    Ob boy! That is very annoying! :sigh: I call those Muppet performers, "Muppeteers" ho'okay? Not only do they voice them, they give the puppets personality, depth, and in absolute great character.

    There is no way I would call them, "voice actors." Ugh! Just the thought of it makes me so Angry. Auuuggghhh!
  19. Mister Muppet

    Mister Muppet Well-Known Member

    Just been reading some muppet reviews and heard Miss Piggy being called Peggy :mad:
  20. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Whenever people try to paint a picture of Jim as being like this saintly fellow who would NEVER allow ANY kind of language or violence or anything like enter the world of Muppets, and would roll over in his grave if anything like that happened today.

    I mean, there's ALWAYS been violence in the Muppets, Jim loved physical comedy in puppetry, so you've got a lot of characters attacking other characters, characters blowing up other characters, characters EATING other characters, among other things; not to mention there's been some subtle use of language before (ala the "Happiness Hotel" song)... not Jim was a complete goody-two-shoes or anything.
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