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TV Alert: ABC Family's Muppet Movie Marathon Sunday January 5

Discussion in 'Muppet Appearances' started by Phillip, Jan 4, 2014.

  1. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    This Sunday, get ready for four Muppet movies in a row on ABC Family including: "Muppet Treasure Island" (2 pm eastern, 1 pm central), "The Muppets Take Manhattan" (4 pm eastern, 3 pm central), "The Muppet Movie" (6 pm eastern, 5 pm central) and the network TV debut of "The Muppets" at 8 pm eastern, 7 pm central with an encore broadcast directly afterwards at 10 pm eastern, 9 pm central.

    No doubt we'll also see some promos and behind-the-scenes moments for "Muppets Most Wanted" coming to theaters March 21, 2014 as well.

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  2. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    The edits on MTI are really starting to bother me. There have been callbacks to jokes that were cut, which makes no sense.
  3. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    While ABC Family cut parts of running gags, ABC (the 'real' ABC) removed full sequences from a 2001 airing. It's particularly interesting how they handled removing the alcohol scene - one of Kevin Bishop's lines in the next scene had to be dubbed over (as it refers to the alcohol); as Bishop's voice would have been far too deep by the time edits were made, a different actor was used (you can hear the dubbed line around 2:20).
  4. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Well, most of the edits were at the beginning; from what I could tell, I didn't notice anything cut from after Kermit's staff meeting.

    And I'm assuming the edits on MTM are the same as the Hub version; they cut the curtain call after Manhattan Melodies the same.
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  5. muppetlover123

    muppetlover123 Well-Known Member

    im wondering where the commercial breaks and if there are any cuts for TM2011
  6. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    Have any promos for MMW aired yet? I didn't see any last night.
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  7. muppetlover123

    muppetlover123 Well-Known Member

    I was wondering the same thing.
  8. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    There haven't been, at least, during the breaks I was actually watching.

    I would wager there'd be one during the premiere of M11, since that's the point of the marathon.
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  9. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    The cut of the line about Smollet's demons is understandable... But to cut the roll call short, that annoyed me. And I think they shortened Cabin Fever as well, odd since the other songs played completely.

    Skipped out for a middle chunk of TMTM, but I'd wager they cut the scenes with Piggy and Eileen (Joan Rivers) like they do when airing on The Hub. They did go from Saying Goodbye straight to Kermit's monologue about "The Frog's Staying!" when The Hub brakes for commercial immediately after Saying Goodbye finishes.

    Currently watching TMM, we're at the point where Piggy sings "Never Before, Never Again". This is the first time I've seen TMM on a TV airing since 1988 on one of our local PR channels in Spanish... And the opening establishing shots with Kermit singing Rainbow Connection had me in happy tears.

    Looking forward to TM later tonight, I agree that MMW promo(s) will air during that double feature.
  10. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    "Cabin Fever" wasn't shortened.
  11. muppetlover123

    muppetlover123 Well-Known Member

    Well if there are new promos, somebody is going to have to record them.
  12. CanaceErinn

    CanaceErinn Active Member

    Currently watching TMM. They seem to have cut the scene with Sweetums as the car salesman. I haven't watched this one in a long time, so I'm not sure what else is missing.
  13. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    No, the scene at Mad Man Mooney's did air, you must have come in after that part.
  14. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    No fair! They cut "I Hope That Something Better Comes Along", "sympathy:'s big scene right out to get straight to the sequence where Doc Hopper pignaps the frog's date taking them both to Professor Krassman.
    What the hey!
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  15. CanaceErinn

    CanaceErinn Active Member

    Oh, okay. I was moving plants in to my house since it's supposed to freeze tonight, so I did miss that.

    Nice to know I wasn't crazy about the scene introducing Rowlf missing, though. Why can't they just show the whole thing?
  16. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    First edit in M11: Walter's scream after he overhears the plans.
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  17. Schfifty

    Schfifty Well-Known Member

    That bugged me, because I was expecting that long scream. :fanatic:

    I think they removed his scream because it would hurt young kids' ears. Young children can be sensitive to loud noises sometimes.
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  18. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    And yet that wasn't a problem when it was released in theaters....?

    Though when I was a kid, the movies had times when Animal or Sweetums did screaming/shouting that hurt my ears and made me either fast forward or mute the volume. I got over any such Animal scenes much faster than any with Sweetums.
  19. Schfifty

    Schfifty Well-Known Member

    Rowlf's scene after the montage was removed.
    Miss Piggy's dialogue before "Muppet Man" enters her office was removed as well.
    The three executives before Veronica that deny the gang's request are removed.
  20. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    The moment when ;) finds :oops: still living in the theater's broom closet was also cut.

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