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Top Annoying Misnaming People Do

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

  1. JimAndFrank

    JimAndFrank Well-Known Member

    If I hear one more person call Jim Henson,"that Sesame Street guy", I will utilise all the exploding penguins I have in stock to teach them a lesson.

    Jim was SO much more...
  2. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    I know, he did so many other things, also some people call him the puppeteer guy, not as insulting, but come on, why do people not know TMS, come on public.
  3. Rugratskid

    Rugratskid Well-Known Member

    He created all of the major Henson franchises; not just Sesame Street. How could someone not know of The Muppet Show? :p
  4. muppet maniac

    muppet maniac Well-Known Member

    But CTW/Sesame Workshop created Sesame Street, not Henson.
  5. Rugratskid

    Rugratskid Well-Known Member

    Wow, that totally slipped my mind when I posted that. Not sure how I forgot. :p Sometimes people who saw Kermit on Sesame Street are more likely to know of Jim's other shows and projects; this isn't always the case, but sometimes it is.
  6. Janice+Floyd<3

    Janice+Floyd<3 Well-Known Member

    People calling Janice creepy and ugly ticks me off
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  7. FraggleLover130

    FraggleLover130 Well-Known Member

    It confuses me more than annoys me, but I know several people who are afraid of the muppets... Some of them are even my friends! It's terrible
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  8. LinkiePie<3

    LinkiePie<3 Well-Known Member

    Forgive me, but before I became an avid Muppet fan; when I was a wee moppet, I used to address Robin as "Baby Kermit", thinking he was the son of Kermit and Miss Piggy. :halo:
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  9. WalterLinz

    WalterLinz Well-Known Member

    I hate it when people call Walter "dull", "boring", and "unnecessary".

    Once I read a ton of negative comments about him on Twitter, and, no kidding, I got so angry about it I stomped my foot and got into a tantrum.

    But after a while, I learned not to get into a situation like this again. Afterward I looked back and laughed over the fact that I got emotional over somebody's opinion about him. And I know someone's opinion shouldn't change my thoughts and feelings or my opinion about him.:fanatic:
  10. Eyeball

    Eyeball Well-Known Member

    Funny....what kind of movies were they watching? In both of the movies Walter has been in he's been the absolute opposite of all this things, especially unnecessary, as without him how would we have gone to Siberia in MMW or gotten the muppets back together... My guess is they're just some older fans who really didn't like him taking screen time from fan favs.
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  11. WalterLinz

    WalterLinz Well-Known Member

    I know, exactly!! He was the one who brought back the Muppets, for frog's sake!

    Others have said that he was just okay in the 2011 movie, and thought that was already enough for him.:p
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2014
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  12. Eyeball

    Eyeball Well-Known Member

    Haha for frogs sake, I like that :) and your right, the 2011 movie was enough but he went and outdid himself in MMW, anyways I'm sure we'll be seeing a lot more of him in the near future : )
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  13. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    I think he was fine in TM, but in MMW he was a much better character, especially his scene following Dominic, but disney drive on showed me just how neat Walter is as a character.
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  14. Amampersanda

    Amampersanda New Member

    Walter is anything but boring, for one. He's hilarious and has a solid personality. Sometimes new characters in series tend to feel a bit plot-device-y and blank slate but Walter is really a well rounded character and just feels like he could be real (maybe minus being made of fleece)
    Plus his design is great:fanatic:

    Misnaming-wise, one time a friend thought Rowlf's name was Grover.........
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  15. Flaky Pudding

    Flaky Pudding Well-Known Member

    One time I wore a Gonzo shirt to school and a kid called him "Super Grover", :(.
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  16. WalterLinz

    WalterLinz Well-Known Member

    I just noticed some people are familiar with and/or refer to Kermit as that "That's None of my Business" guy. -_-
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2015
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  17. Ladywarrior

    Ladywarrior Well-Known Member

    i don't know if this is annoying but i have a question and I don't want to wind up sounding dumb later on when i tell people what jim henson did or didn't do. Did he design any of the muppet/puppets for Star Wars?!
  18. JimAndFrank

    JimAndFrank Well-Known Member

    Jim acted as a 'creative consultant' of sorts during the designing of Yoda and he recommended Frank Oz as the performer. His involvement doesn't really extend from there. A few other Henson people were involved too, but not much more than Jim.
  19. Ladywarrior

    Ladywarrior Well-Known Member

    ah thank you very much. Maybe I should research henson studios more.
  20. snichols1973

    snichols1973 Well-Known Member

    Here are a few terms that, despite the names, their etymological origins might be confused or misassociated with Muppets:

    1. Gonzo journalism (noun): A form of journalism in which facts are deemed to be less important than perceived underlying truth (especially where deliberately altered consciousness is involved); first believed to be used in 1970 to describe an article by journalist Hunter S. Thompson, who later popuarized the style.


    According to wiktionary, "gonzo" as an adjective refers to this particular style, and as a noun refers to a wild and crazy person.


    Even though The Great Gonzo's daredevil stunts may seem "wild and crazy", the only time he's ever been remotely connected with the news biz to date was in TGMC as the Daily Chronicle's photographer, not a reporter.

    2. Bork (verb): To defeat a judicial nomination through a concerted attack on the nominee's character, background and philosophy


    This particular definition, which has nothing whatsoever to do with the Swedish Chef, was named after Robert Bork, whom Ronald Reagan nominated as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, only to have the Senate vote 58-42 against his confirmation by a carefully orchestrated attack on his character (especially in the mass media), to thwart and deny his potential appointment as an Associate Justice.


    3. Waldorf education (noun): A humanistic approach to educational methods, based on the educational philosophy of Austrian philosopher Rudolf Steiner.

    (not to be confused with Statler's long-time partner of the same name)

    The first such school based upon Steiner's ideas was opened at Stuttgart, Germany in 1919 in response to a request by Emil Molt, the owner and managing director of the Waldorf-Astoria Cigarette Company. The original Waldorf school was formed as an independent institution licensed by the local government as an exploratory model with special freedoms.
    Steiner specified four conditions:
    1. that the school be open to all children
    2. that it be co-educational (not separated into all-male or all-female classrooms)
    3. that it be a unified twelve-year school
    4. that the teachers, those individuals actually in contact with the children, have primary control over the pedagogy (education and teaching duties) of the school, with a minimum of interference from the state or economic sources.


    John Jacob Astor (1763 - 1848) multimillionaire, fur trapper and businessman, was born in Walldorf, Germany as the first prominent member of the Astor dynasty in North America.

    Astoria, Oregon and the Astoria neighborhood in northwest Queens, NY are among the notable places named after John Jacob Astor, while the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel's namesake was William Waldorf Astor, great-grandson of the aforementioned John Jacob Astor.
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