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TV Alert: Frank Oz on The Colbert Report November 28

Discussion in 'Henson People' started by Phillip, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    Muppeteer, director and Yoda master Frank Oz will be on The Colbert Report tonight on Comedy Central at 11:30 eastern, 10:30 central. Be sure to watch this anticipated appearance and let us know your thoughts.

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  2. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    :insatiable: Wha?! Frank Oz on Colbert Report tonight? Oh, me stay up to watch that. After all, me and Mr. Colbert are good friends. So long as he forgive Cookie Monster for eating his Peabody award.
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  3. mupcollector1

    mupcollector1 Well-Known Member

    Just seen it. Hilarious. And his response "WHAT?" when asked a risky Muppet question which I don't think I can rewrite on this form. But Frank was laughing the whole time and even refusing to answer some questions with a straight face. It was just great seeing Frank Oz again. And he's even growing back his trademark mustache a little bit. lol It seems like Frank is a huge fan of the show. :)
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  4. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Bwahaha, funny stuff. I like how Frank really couldn't resist mimicking Colbert's tics and gestures, it was hysterical.

    And I KNEW Frank was going to go into his little "rant", the way Colbert kept saying, "You're the VOICE of Yoda, you're the VOICE of Cookie Monster, you're the VOICE of Miss Piggy, you're the VOICE of Animal..." in fact, the more Colbert said "VOICE", the more I winced, because I know how much Frank dislikes all the "voice" talk.

    Speaking of which, wow, Frank's natural voice has gotten so low, he almost sounds like Sam now. XD

    I wish the appearance was a little longer, but oh well, we can't have everything. And I'm glad that Colbert didn't bring up the issue with Kevin, I had a sickening feeling that might happen, but it didn't, so I'm glad about that.

    And Frank really should use his characters' voices to get out of sticky situations, like saying in Yoda's voice, "Speeding, I was not, officer". XD
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  5. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Best. WHAT. Ever.
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  6. ProboSowa

    ProboSowa Member

    I watched it as well. It was some great stuff; can't go wrong with Frank.
  7. mupcollector1

    mupcollector1 Well-Known Member

    Yeah I was worried about that too. I know that TMZ stalked Tom Kenny voice actor legand for animation about it and even Brain Henson who nicely told them to leave him alone and said "Kevin is a great performer" and left it at that. Oh I was ticked off with TMZ, I left a few raging emails with them. lol But enough of that.

    Yeah Frank was just great. Anyone catch the Whatnot at the end?

    I was cracking up like crazy. I think I might rewind that scene a few times, I taped it with my DVR so I can watch it again. :) Even Frank's expression when he said "WHAT?" lol Hilarous

    I knew as soon as I got the news, I just had to check it out. :) Frank rules!
  8. mupcollector1

    mupcollector1 Well-Known Member

    One think I wanted to mention was that on talk shows and stuff usually the host and guest talk about what's going to be asked most of the time before the show. I'm sure Frank said no just for respect of Kevin if it was brought up.
  9. mupcollector1

    mupcollector1 Well-Known Member

    I loved how Frank slammed his hands on the table lol I want a blu-ray player so I can get that Little Shop of Horrors Blu-Ray and of course all the other ones as well. Muppet Christmas Carol is coming to Blu-ray or it just did, totally on my Christmas want list. :)
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  10. Vincent Liu

    Vincent Liu Well-Known Member

    Any chance of anyone having the video?
  11. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

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  12. tutter_fan

    tutter_fan Well-Known Member

    I laughed when I heard Oz say "WHAT?!"
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  13. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    "You don't change Citizen Kane from a sled to a snowcone machine" killed me
  14. MrBloogarFoobly

    MrBloogarFoobly Well-Known Member

    I love Frank Oz. He's got such a dry, dark sense of humor. Very quick.
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  15. cjd874

    cjd874 Well-Known Member

    This was very funny! Best part was Frank Oz's "WHAT?!"

    I loved the "taking a bow" banter, the "pork, beans, & laundry" remarks, and how Frank phrased the main concept of puppeteering: "The voice is only 10 percent of it, the rest is 90 percent." Also: Frank's eyes seemed to be narrowing as Colbert mentioned Frank as the "VOICE" of all the Muppets. We all know how much Frank dislikes the voice talk and it seemed like he was going to berate Colbert or something.

    PS I wonder what Miss Piggy, Fozzie, Sam the Eagle, Animal, and Cookie Monster would sound like now...he hasn't performed any of them for eight years...he probably still has it in him, since he still performs Grover and Bert on occasion.

    Also, Colbert is apparently unaware of the fact that Frank already has a Muppet look-alike: http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Frank
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  16. MrBloogarFoobly

    MrBloogarFoobly Well-Known Member

    I think Colbert knew what he was doing. He was trying to get a reaction out of Oz.
  17. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Yeah, again, he seemed to emphasize "voice" as he kept listing off Frank's characters, that did seem rather intentional... still, I know how much Frank hates the voice stigma, so I kept wincing myself the more he kept saying "voice", because I knew Frank was going to say SOMETHING, lol.

    After reading other posts, I think we can all agree that perhaps the crowning moment of funny from the interview was Frank's priceless, "WHAT?"
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  18. mupcollector1

    mupcollector1 Well-Known Member

    I was waiting for Frank to mention that actually. lol
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  19. mupcollector1

    mupcollector1 Well-Known Member

    There was some points where Frank would give this kind of stair. Totally straight face. Especially when Colbert did his imitation of Yoda, but at least Frank slimed a little bit mocking Colbert's Yoda hand signal whatever it was. I can't remember. I'm totally going to watch it again on my DVR tonight. I'm probably going to keep it on there as long as I can, I have it on non-automatic manual erase setting so it's sort of locked.

    While waiting for Frank, I had to sit through all the jokes which I didn't find at all funny nor did I agree with their political satire points and subjects of redicule which some were quite personally offensive which I rather not discuss further on the forum. But basically, I'm just whining to myself "COME ON, BRING OUT FRANK ALREADY! I WANT TO SEE FRANK!" But it was worth the wait. :)

    I have no idea if Frank watched Colbert's amateur puppet performance with The Muppet whatnot (the one were you can purchase online) saying goodnight. If he did, I'm guessing as soon as the cameras where off, he probably walked next to him, asked him to put his arm in the air and ask the camera man to film Colbert's Whatnot Muppet just to show him how Muppeteers really do it, and lip-sync, etc. or Frank wasn't there. Who knows. I just wonder what his reaction to that is.
  20. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    Wait...this release of Little Shop of Horrors doesn't have the theatrical version on it anywhere?

    I think Colbert was really annoying to Frank, he was asking some really stupid questions and you could tell that he was getting on Frank's nerve.

    But overall, this interview was really funny. I'm glad Frank corrected him by saying not voices, but the performer is psychically Fozzie, or Yoda or whoever.


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