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Video: New Lipton Tea Ad with Kermit, Piggy and Animal

Discussion in 'Muppet Appearances' started by Duke Remington, Feb 26, 2014.

  1. galagr

    galagr Well-Known Member

    Even I have to admit, when they have a good Animal moment, it's a good moment. This commercial is a prime example of that. Not just the whole "shouting one word repeatedly" shtick he's had for quite a while now.

    Does Disney own the rights to the Muppet Babies? I was never too sure of that...

    Also, please don't tell me that I'm not the only one that doesn't get the whole "Be More Tea" message this commercial has. I don't get it. Is it a pun? A figure of speech? Are they merely suggesting that we become tea ourselves?
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  2. TwoHeadedLlama

    TwoHeadedLlama Well-Known Member

    Also, please don't tell me that I'm not the only one that doesn't get the whole "Be More Tea" message this commercial has. I don't get it. Is it a pun? A figure of speech? Are they merely suggesting that we become tea ourselves?[/quote]

    I'm leaning towards the third option, personally.
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  3. cahuenga

    cahuenga Well-Known Member

    How if the Muppet babies puppets were rebuilt for some scenes of MMW? I doubt they rebuilt Baby Animal just for that advicement..
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  4. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

  5. LouisTheOtter

    LouisTheOtter Well-Known Member

    Great behind-the-scenes clips (especially Piggy - "Do they give out Oscars for commercials airing during the Oscars?"). Thanks for the link, Mo!

    I just love all the little touches in this ad, including the replacement of the Walk-Don't Walk signs with an Animal-silhouette over the word "RUN". Bang-on!!!

    And I'm tickled that it's Lipton doing this because Lipton was pretty much the only brand of tea I could find during a 10-day trip to France that Mrs. Otter and I took a year and a half ago (but I haven't had any since I came back to eastern Canada - that may have to change...) ;)
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  6. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    They do indeed. It's just that Disney doesn't seem to care much for their own 1980's and 90's cartoons either. Though we did get Ducktales Remastered and a series of Darkwing Duck comics. I even managed to get a Gizmoduck shirt. It was a gift and I was completely unaware of it's existence.

    Then again, I'm thinking Disney would be afraid that Muppet Babies would glub up their current Muppet plans. I can't see them bringing it back for more than a brand, either nostalgical or for actual baby products anyway.
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  7. charlietheowl

    charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    I thought "be more tea" meant that you should take the time to relax and stop being so frenzied, and tea can help you do that.
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  8. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Yes young swamphopper. Be more tea = be more relaxed. Especially if you observe the ancient Japanese tea ceremony. Or maybe a spot of British tea time around 4 PM. Or like Kermit showed us, being cool and friendly like, not worrying about green (or brown or black or whatever color your tea happens to be).

    Now then, where did I put that soggy popcorn.
    *Points to whoever recognizes that last running MC gag. ;)
  9. Cookie Chris

    Cookie Chris Well-Known Member

    Well, that was a fun commercial! It's nice to see the Muppets returning back to their roots by appearing in advertising commercials for products, but then again, they have doing marketing tie-ins for years. I adore the concept of a world of Animals that are so hectic with their lives that contrasts with Kermit's laid-pack persona. And yes, baby Animal was soo cute! I'll definitely enjoy watching this again during the Oscars telecast.
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  10. LamangoNumber2

    LamangoNumber2 Well-Known Member

    I am re-watching the ad over and over again. Every time I notice something different. I think I saw one Animal pick pocket another and a cop run after him. I saw one sleeping on a motorcycle, one playing an acustic guitar. :halo: Two of the Paparazi Animals even get into a fist fight during the last few seconds before they cut away to the product screen.
  11. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    0:59 that must have been Oscarfan performing Animal.

    All and all, great and amusing ad! Just still a little bothered that we apparently can't show any rods, but that's only a quibble.
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  12. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    Saw this during the Oscars, and I love it! The ending with Kermit and Piggy was real sweet, not to mention Baby Animal's cameo, too! :)
  13. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    I audibly laughed out loud when the Animal said that.
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  14. MuppetGuy75

    MuppetGuy75 Well-Known Member

    Quite possibly one of the best Muppet commercials ever! A world full of Animals would be mighty wild! :halo:
  15. LouisTheOtter

    LouisTheOtter Well-Known Member

    I'm quite surprised that nobody has yet commented on Lipton's recent release of several more Muppet clips, including three quick hits of Kermit's "Be More Tea" philosophy and THIS delightful little number:

    Seriously, I just love this ad, from a visual and musical perspective. I hope it gets regular TV play as we head into the final two weeks of MMW pre-release publicity.
  16. FrackleFan2012

    FrackleFan2012 Well-Known Member

    Nice Lipton Tea song from Kermit! :)
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  17. wiley207

    wiley207 Well-Known Member

    Saw the commercial today when I was in the waiting room at a doctors' office so I can get a drug test done (getting a new job here!) I really loved it! I especially liked the Muppet Babies reference with Baby Animal :halo: (This is the first time I've seen Baby Animal with more red to his face than pink!)
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  18. galagr

    galagr Well-Known Member

    There's another commercial as well:

    I like this one. There's definitely a more Muppety feel from it. The best part though? Rowlf standing in with the main cast. Lookit that guy. He's a star.
  19. charlietheowl

    charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    Rowlf probably heard they were serving food during the shooting and decided to get a free dinner, lol.

    Thanks for sharing this video, I really liked it.
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  20. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    This is great I love this because it's the Muppets being Muppets, and no newer Muppets like Walter, Constantine or even Pepe. Rowlf is back baby, and better then ever!
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