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Underwater Muppets

Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by Kermie19, Jun 18, 2002.

  1. Kermie19

    Kermie19 Member

    I've always wondered how the puppeteers worked the puppets in water. For example, when Kermit is swimming in the Frog Prince or during "Never Before, Never Again" in the Muppet Movie. You can tell they are done by hand and not marionette. I just wondered how.

  2. BlueFrackle

    BlueFrackle Well-Known Member


    In The Muppet Movie Kermit was done by Jim being under the water.

    But in The Frog Prince Kermit was performed in the pond like this. There is a glove coming up from the bottom of the pond. Jim would put his hand into this and then put the puppet on it in the water.

    See ya
  3. Kermie19

    Kermie19 Member

    Thanks BlueFrackle. I've been wondering how they did that for a long time.
  4. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I wonder how they did they underwater sequence in Great Muppet caper. You know, the Miss Piggy song? I know that when she dives off at the end, it's someone in a Miss Piggy Suit.
  5. radionate

    radionate Well-Known Member

    I believe that Frank would take in oxygen from a tank, they'd pull it away, and he would film the scene, all while having his feet tied to cement blocks!
  6. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Well, that's what happens when you don't pay your bookie!
  7. Kermie19

    Kermie19 Member

    Wow! I always just thought they were done with camera tricks or something. I had no idea that they actually put the puppeteers underwater.

    The Miss Piggy scene was another one I was wondering about too.

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