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TV Alert: Kermit and Miss Piggy on "Best in TV" ABC special September 18

Discussion in 'Muppet Appearances' started by Phillip, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    I thought it was pretty cool.
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  2. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Let me just say Piggy should've been mad at the fans who voted for Kermit. :p
  3. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    That's not what I was getting at... I was VERY happy ALF and Spock (My favorite aliens that aren't Irken, Robin Williams, or that go "Yip Yip Yip") got on the list. But Disney goes to great lengths to hide the Muppets being puppets, but didn't reserve that dignity to a puppet franchise they don't own.

    Face it. If they said Kermit and Piggy are puppets, we'd be a little annoyed, right?

    Anyone else want to discuss the rest of the program and the votes?

    Personally, I was ticked that Marge Simpson didn't get top 5 best Mom and the one from The Brady Bunch did. I kinda find Brady Bunch to be the most overrated thing ever that isn't Titanic.

    And I'm ecstatic that Columbo was on the top 5 best cop dramas.


    ...oh, just... just one more thing. There's this one little thing that kinda bothers me, sir... SVU, especially after the original show was number 2 on the list... well, the fact that it got number one over the far more deserving L.A. Law or NYPD Blue, sir. That... that just doesn't make any sense.
  4. WebMistressGina

    WebMistressGina Well-Known Member

    I finally saw last night after I recorded it. Am quite happy that both Kermit and Piggy made the list (though I am a bit annoyed and sad that Piggy was 5th and really, ALF? ALF beat Piggy?)

    I did find it kinda funny that Kermit would kinda give the excuse that he wanted to make sure that everyone could get married before he and Piggy, which some may find a bit like his old "fear of commitment" thing rearing it's head, but I was reminded this morning that, it actually does make sense when you think about it.

    I've made several jokes in my fics about how Kermit and Piggy are only a marriage license away from being married, but the one line that got me was when I wrote that common law isn't legal in California, which is true (I actually did look that up). So, in Kermit's defense, he kinda doesn't have a choice in the matter of marrying Piggy - he can't, at least not in California and even if he say, got married out of state, California wouldn't recognize it as legal.

    I think at this point, whether a new direction from Kermit or that of Steve (who controls him), the frog actually does want to marry the pig, but our silly laws kinda prevent him from doing so.

    On another topic, I was able to see the stuff that wasn't broadcasted - like the most memorable moment - and, maybe it's me, but kinda scary that with exception of two, I've lived through the top five. Now I feel old! LOL

    EDIT - had to add that I was ecstatic that Scooby landed in the top five, though kinda annoyed it didn't beat out the Simpsons. Classic Simpsons, while still completely awesome, I could see but not the last few seasons. And I agree with someone who posted earlier that the Flintstones is getting a bit overrated at this point.
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  5. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Or we could joke that this is Kermit's way of saying "When Disney permits me to." :p
  6. MuppetGuy75

    MuppetGuy75 Well-Known Member

    Kermit rules! :):jim:
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  7. Hayley B

    Hayley B Well-Known Member

    I wish I wrote on what I voted for. I don't think alot made the list. Happy Kermit got number 1. I kept thinking when I was a kid, I would had probably voted for Lassie. Lassie & Bill Cosby were the two I wanted to meet if I ever went to Hollywood.

    I think I voted for All In The Family a couple of times.
  8. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I'm a huge Flinstones fan, but even I admit that The Jetsons is just a better show overall. It has a clear satire of the post-modern world, and my personal favorite, it keeps bringing up the fact that no matter how much technology we have, and no matter how many more conveniences we have, we're always complaining about how tough life is. George Jetson said it best, "I had to push the button 5 times today!" And it's constantly in The Flintstones's shadow.
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  9. Hubert

    Hubert Well-Known Member

    Ah, so we have another uber Columbo fan on here...
  10. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    The clip is also up on YouTube now.
  11. catherine

    catherine Well-Known Member

    have we got the link for it?
  12. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Phillip posted a link
  13. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    How is your statement relevant to this thread? :confused:
  14. Ignatz

    Ignatz Well-Known Member

    Not watching the special but seeing the results of the best Mom seemed very antiquated to me as all the mothers there were pretty outdated stereotypes with not very good writing giving them much dimension. The two modern choices were pretty much just using the same stereotypes while changing the race to make them seem like they were different (Marie Barone is pretty much the Jewish mother stereotype changed to Italian and Clair Huxtable is pretty much the standard salt of the earth, caring for the children, never wrong mother figure). Marge Simpson should of been on the list, but I'm getting off topic. Yay for Miss Piggy and Kermit being in the top five. Boo Alf.
  15. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    Sorry for bumping this thread, but I saw this special, before I was a muppet fan, though I still think the muppets part was cool, it was nice to see all those TMS clips when they announced Kermit as #1 and it was very nice to see the muppets on TV.

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