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TV Alert: The Muppets on "A Capitol Fourth" Friday July 4, 2014

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

  1. Daffyfan4ever

    Daffyfan4ever Well-Known Member

    Thanks for uploading, Fracklefan. Now I had a chance to see all the Muppet parts. Just something I'm curious about. Where Steve's and Eric's names in the credits anywhere? I was looking for that as well but I didn't see their names, so I'm guessing they weren't. But again, just wondering.
  2. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    Are you going to upload the whole thing?
  3. Rugratskid

    Rugratskid Well-Known Member

    I'm uploading just the Muppet parts.
  4. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    Awesome. I can't wait to see it.
  5. Rugratskid

    Rugratskid Well-Known Member

    It took 2 hours to upload, but here is the Kermit and Miss Piggy appearance.
  6. Eyeball

    Eyeball Well-Known Member

    Wow thanks for the upload, though was the guy at the beginning was trying to do his best enclave radio impression? (Anyone that gets the reference is a legend btw)
  7. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    I see that the video is on your YouTube channel.
  8. Mr Sweetums

    Mr Sweetums Well-Known Member

    Thanks Rugratskid for uploading this for us :):mad:

    It was a nice appearance but honestly it bored me, I wasn't excited for Kermit to sing his song, I was just waiting for it to end. As a Muppet fan I fear that if I get bored watching this then I doubt very much that kids and non-Muppet fans would get excited to see the Muppets next time.

    In my opinion these days when it comes to live TV/talk show appearances the Muppets play it to safe. The movie was cool, the Muppisodes were enjoyable, the viral videos are very creative but it's the live appearances which get most non-muppet fans watching and sadly I find those appearances very boring. I'm not trying to be negative, I love the Muppets but for a while now their tv appearances/talk show inteviews have not excited me which makes me sad because if I as a Muppet fan find it boring I doubt very much that new fans are being created.

    Muppet Master likes this.
  9. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    You can't expect them to re-invent the wheel every time they appear on something.
    Pinkflower7783 and Mr Sweetums like this.
  10. Eyeball

    Eyeball Well-Known Member

    I know what you mean the performance seemed as you said safe to say the least but I wouldn't label it boring, it's just that in my opinion it was a one off appearance on a tv special not dedicated to the muppets and with nothing really to base the appearance off like a new movie for example they really didn't have too much to discuss or make conversation and or points with.
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  11. Mr Sweetums

    Mr Sweetums Well-Known Member

    maybe boring wasn't the right choice of words, Muppets on TV are never boring but lately none of their appearances excite me as they used too. Even when they were promoting the movie apart from Constantine none of the interviews were wildly entertaining.

    This time around they had kids on stage, have Sweetums and the Mutations dance around in the background and those kids would have been life long Muppet fans. Maybe this is stretching it a little but having Marvin Suggs perform the national anthem using Muppaphones where Kermit and Miss piggy were located would have been such a highlight for all those kids. Then I want to say include a choir of Penguins, Crazy Harry Fire Work display but then you would need more than two performers so that might be unfair to criticise.

    I just wish the Muppets would add that extra "Muppet magic" especially when given the honours of appearing to millions who would otherwise not tune in to watch them... make good use of the opportunity.
    galagr likes this.
  12. fozzieisfunny

    fozzieisfunny Well-Known Member

    I think I know what you mean. Because, lately, just most of the main Muppets have been appearing on TV appearances, and it would be nice to have more obscure Muppets in there. Not saying that I don't like Kermit, Piggy, Gonzo, Fozzie, and Animal. Gonzo and Fozzie are two of my favorites.
  13. Eyeball

    Eyeball Well-Known Member

    Adding to what mr sweetums said about the muppet magic I mean yeah you could argue that they could try a little harder but when live they are a little bit more restricted to when they on the big screen or on the show as if something goes wrong it's un editable, and yes I also agree that some more so called obscure muppets should be used as well as it could introduce some would be fans to the more outrageous and crazier characters.
  14. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    Actually, all I ever see is "kermit and piggy, kermit and piggy"

    Interviewer: Oh Kermit and Miss Piggy are you guys married?
    Miss Piggy: yes
    Kermit: well...we are in a relationship
    Interviewer: Who was this Jim Henson fellow?
    Kermit: He helped me up.
    Miss Piggy: I've never heard of him. :mad::mad::mad::mad:

    Why don't you bring in fozzie or gonzo and have them say something like I don't know something YOU'D SAY TO A REAL PERSON. Even better, why not have Steve, Eric, Dave, Bill, David, Matt, or any other puppeteer and let 'em have some fun on Kimmel or Fallon. You know if they did that then their names would be much more well-known.
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  15. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    Even if the muppets do appear, make 'em do something. Let Fozzie do a monologue, let Animal have a drum solo, let Gonzo throw himself out of a cannon, let Piggy sing an over-the-top duet with some over-rated celebrity, and with that said engage them in a hilarious conversation, I mean come on we've seen Kimmel and Fallon and Letterman have chats with Jason Siegel or Tina Fey, nowadays they treat the muppets like kids! The only recent TV muppet appearance that raised my eyebrow and laugh-out-loud was Kimmel with Gonzo which was actually not bad.

    Now this is how you make a muppet appearance, I think whoever writes some of the recent muppet appearances should learn a thing or two from this. Best of all, the muppets aren't treated as 4-year olds. Even better than that, Jim Henson and Frank Oz even make an appearance at the end! :)
    Mr Sweetums likes this.
  16. fozzieisfunny

    fozzieisfunny Well-Known Member

    THANK YOU, MUPPET MASTER!!!!!!!!! So, I'm asking, like out of the 1,000 channels that there are ( including the HD ones) some TV channels should show interviews that have other Muppets besides Kermit and Piggy!!!!
  17. Eyeball

    Eyeball Well-Known Member

    To be fair though they are 2 of the 3 main characters from the last movie and 2 of the main characters overall so it does kinda make sense to use them a lot more then any other muppet.
  18. ConstantineFan

    ConstantineFan Active Member

    Why doe it have to be Kermit and Miss Piggy everytime. Why can't it be Constantine and Walter.

    Besides the Kermit fans won't be confused at all when they switch out Kermit for Constantine because they look the same. Constantine just has his little brown mark on his lip.
  19. Eyeball

    Eyeball Well-Known Member

    Maybe because Constantine and the switching joke is now kinda irrelevant to the marketing of the muppets? It makes me wonder if we'll ever see him again which it'd be a shame if we didn't.
  20. muppetlover123

    muppetlover123 Well-Known Member

    Because Constantine and Walter are one new muppets, and people dont wanna see Constantine they want Kermit

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