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Top Annoying Misnaming People Do

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

  1. beakerboy12

    beakerboy12 Well-Known Member

    I was just on another site where they take quizzes and polls, and I found a poll titled "Who's ur favorie muppet's character" (ignore the spelling the creator made) had choices including The Swiss Chef!

    The Swiss Chef!

    :) - Think about this friends!
  2. HeyButtahfly

    HeyButtahfly Well-Known Member

    I just remembered last night that when I was a kid, my mom told me that Crazy Harry's name was Willie-Go-Boom.
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  3. GarlicGuy

    GarlicGuy Well-Known Member

    That reminds me, I was reading It's Hard out Here for a Shrimp in then my sisters friend came up to and was all like, "Does that say PEEPEE?" Jeez...:rolleyes:
  4. Daffyfan4ever

    Daffyfan4ever Well-Known Member

    Okay. I got one. My mom has believed that Frank Oz has performed Kermit at least after Henson's death. Crazy, huh?

    That could be why it was referenced in IVAMCM.
  5. MeepMeepBork

    MeepMeepBork Well-Known Member

    A friend of mine thought Jim Henson performed ALL of the Muppets. Not really annoying, just sort of amusing.
  6. LamangoNumber2

    LamangoNumber2 Well-Known Member

    Not many people know, Jim had eight hundred arms.
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  7. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    So... do you pronounce it Peppy or Paypay? I know Peppy is prefered, but isn't Paypay technically correct, as that's the Spanish pronunciation? I've been known to refer to him as both.

    I hate to be one of those schmucks that pronounce foreign words and names with a bad accent, but I once heard the host of a food show pronounce "Churros con Chok'lit" and that has always struck a nerve with me as icky sounding.
  8. GarlicGuy

    GarlicGuy Well-Known Member

    I always pronounced it like Pe-pay....
  9. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    You're all gonna wanna smack me, but for the longest time I thought Scooter's name was Weezer :o
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  10. GarlicGuy

    GarlicGuy Well-Known Member

    O_O wow.
  11. LinkiePie<3

    LinkiePie<3 Well-Known Member

    I was playing a Muppet trivia game, not too long ago....and the one of the poll facts said Janice was portrayed by Frank Oz...O__o :p
  12. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Some instances that irk me since I have to spot these as the moderator in charge of approving new members to the forums...

    animal, without capitalization.
    Er, do you mean Animal?
    Or some particular animal Muppet?

    Just found the second new member to list bluto as their favorite Henson character.
    Again, capitalize proper names of people places or things.
    Also, Bluto is Popeye's antagonistic foil... Ludo is the big yeti-like monster from Labyrinth.
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  13. Gelfling Girl

    Gelfling Girl Well-Known Member

    Was it on www.funtrivia.com? If so, I think that's the same one I took a few weeks ago. At least (one the one I'm thinking of, at least) it was something in between questions, not actually the answer to a question.
  14. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I don't know about anyone else. but I've been having trouble with this stupid new keyboard I got a while back. Sometimes the lousy shift key won't work right. Sometimes things are slightly to the left of where they should be.

    And I've noticed a LOT of people with capitalization problems in their posts. Sometimes it's not something on purpose as it is an accident.
  15. Chuchu

    Chuchu Member

    Mine usually pop up in youtube comments, so:
    1."Man, Lips is good!" or " I love Janet's voice"
    2. "Monster's the best!"
    3. Remember that girl whatnot in "Rama Lama Ding Dong"? Somebody thought it was Ms. Piggy.
    No offense if anyone here wrote these comments, although I doubt it.
  16. Gelfling Girl

    Gelfling Girl Well-Known Member

    Okay, I guess I'll admit it:

    I used to often call Sweetums "Snookums" by mistake.

  17. Convincing John

    Convincing John Well-Known Member

    I got one for you...

    I've been working on an exhibit about Sesame Street for our library. One of the things I built was a 3D Baker. He's in mid-fall, the 10 chocolate cakes are splattered everywhere on the stairs, there's printouts of the numbers on the stairs with a huge 10 at the top of the stairs. Who else could it be but the baker?

    One of my co-workers got it right away. "I remember him! The baker guy who kept falling down the stairs!"

    So, another co-worker comes up to us and sees the 3D baker.

    "That's cool."

    "Do you remember the baker on Sesame Street?" asks the co-worker who got the reference.


    "So what did the baker on Sesame Street always do?"

    "I remember! He goes 'bork, b-bork, b-bork, bork. Right?"

    Convincing John
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  18. CountFan1998

    CountFan1998 Well-Known Member

    Also called Brutus in the original comics and some cartoons

    tom-AY-toe, tom-AH-toe... Whatever...:D

    Am I weird, or is it you? Maybe it's you...
  19. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Bluto and Brutus are actually 2 different characters. And it's a very long, involved, and silly story as to why...

  20. Nick22

    Nick22 Well-Known Member

    i have a tshirt with animal on it, and most people ask me why i'm wearing an elmo shirt. i was like....wow. does elmo look like this? i don't think so.
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