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Top Annoying Misnaming People Do

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

  1. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

  2. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I notice Telly, interestingly, gets hit with this from time to time, even in official summaries/synopsis for SST episodes; the more curious examples I can think of are "Teddy" and "Zelly."
  3. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Poor Telly. So underrated even the people working at Sesame Workshop don't know who he is.
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  4. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    At least Alan says he's one of his favorite Muppets on the show.
  5. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    And Alison Bartlett too!

    My top favorites would be in this order:
    1. Big Bird
    2. Oscar
    3. Telly
    4. Prairie Dawn
    5. Ernie
  6. gavry3

    gavry3 Well-Known Member

    I painted Dr. Teeth onto a pumpkin (with a bit of help from my mom) and someone commented on Facebook, ''Wow! I love Fraggle Rock!"
  7. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    That reminds me of how when asked who his favorite TV animal is, David Hyde Pierce said it was a toss-up between "Animal from Sesame Street," or Cookie Monster.
  8. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    Here's an entry for Sesame Street from the book "This Year in Television, 2009: A Catalog of New and Continuing Series."

    Among those listed in the "Principal Cast" are Julianne Buescher as "Sherry Netherlands" (sic), Tyler James Williams, and Bill McCutcheon as... "Uncle Dudley." I'd hardly consider Tyler James Williams part of the principal cast.

    The Muppet performers are credited as "Muppet Voices," of which Julianne isn't listed (she's grouped with the human cast). And Caroll Spinney's last name is spelled with two "R's" (okay, okay, how many of us haven't gotten that one wrong?)

    Another TV encyclopedia, by the same author, lists Bill Cosby, Marilyn Sokol (more specifically as her "Aunt May" character from the "Big Bird Goes to Camp" shows), Zoe Hall (who?), and voice actress Heather North (as a character called "Ellie Jane," whom I'm assuming was an animated character) as part of the main cast.

    Elsewhere, it lists Miss Piggy as one of the Muppet characters featured on the show.

    The entry for Muppet Babies lists Howie Mandel in the credits twice, and says that the series takes place before the Muppet became stars on Sesame Street.
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2017
  9. MUPPETFAN1976

    MUPPETFAN1976 Well-Known Member

    The thing that annoys me the most is when people spell Piggy's name like this:
    Mrs. Piggy.

    She's not married and she's not a teacher. Don't spell it like that.

    It's M-I-S-S. And that's final.
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  10. ConsummateVs

    ConsummateVs Well-Known Member

    If I had a dollar for every time someone called Snuffy an elephant, I'd be as rich as Donald Trump.
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  11. Daffyfan4ever

    Daffyfan4ever Well-Known Member

    Jeepers! Heather was the voice of Daphne Blake of Scooby-Doo fame for decades. I didn't know she voiced other characters as well.
  12. ConsummateVs

    ConsummateVs Well-Known Member

    I was on YouTube today and I saw yet another person call Miss Piggy "Ms. Piggy". :rolleyes:
  13. ConsummateVs

    ConsummateVs Well-Known Member

  14. Froggy Fool

    Froggy Fool Well-Known Member

  15. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    I'm guessing they're probably foreigners.
  16. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    You know, the generally misspelling/misuse of "Miss," "Ms.," and "Mrs." is a common problem with a lot of people, it's not just a problem excluded to Miss Piggy.
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  17. Froggy Fool

    Froggy Fool Well-Known Member

    I was watching a clip of Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Ethel Merman, and Paul Williams on Dinah! (posted by the amazing @gavry3 ) when Paul refers to Fozzie Bear as "Fonzie Bear". I had to watch it over and over again because it caught me off guard that Paul of all people would call Fozzie "Fonzie". :smirk:
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  18. gavry3

    gavry3 Well-Known Member

    Yeah! That happened with the Jay Leno one, too.
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  19. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    It was really early on in Paul's association with the Muppets, so I can forgive it. Nowadays, he'd maybe be the one (politely) correcting people.
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  20. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Man, I really hate that they got rid of all the adult characters on Avenue Street. Mary, Louis, Suzette, Jordan, Bop, Jenny- those guys were my childhood. :(
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2018
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