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Video: "The Muppets" Official ABC Pitch Reel

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by rowlfy662, Jul 21, 2015.

  1. HuggaMahna

    HuggaMahna Member

    That was hilarious. I cracked up at the legalization joke and the Muppets spending money they didn't have. The show will probably be better!

    Also, why are people getting worked up over Kermit saying "****"? Janice said the same word in "Happiness Hotel" from the Great Muppet Caper.
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  2. LaRanaRene

    LaRanaRene Well-Known Member

    In different context though. But I agree. Kermit the Frog has said worse things.
  3. LipsGF4Life

    LipsGF4Life Well-Known Member

    Is it me or is Denise wearing Janice's dress?
  4. Ladywarrior

    Ladywarrior Well-Known Member

    The news muppet thing. that actually sounded like something that would come EXACTLY from a muppet show skit.
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  5. ploobis

    ploobis Well-Known Member

    The Muppets have always been keeping up with the times through the years and they have always been great at it, because at the same time they always keep up with the times in their own special way that we've always loved!

    So I am Very Excited about the New Series and I can't wait for the premiere episode on Tuesday, September 22nd! :)
  6. muppetlover123

    muppetlover123 Well-Known Member

    I wonder where Statler and Waldorf are going to play in this show? Obviously they could either be in the audience during Piggy's show or at home watching it on TV, but I mean outside of that. They were only used in the pilot presentation at the end. I'm just excited to see what backstories and outside lifes they come up with for the secondary characters, and some of the obscure muppets like Uncle Deadly.
  7. jobi71

    jobi71 Well-Known Member

    I enjoyed the presentation. First I think we need to keep in mind the opening text - this footage was not meant for the public but for executives to green
    light the show. I'd be surprised if we see much of this content in the actual
    show with the possible exception of the scene with Fozzie and his girlfriends
    parents. I think the show will start with Piggy on board so there wont be a
    let's get Piggy back plot. I did not mind the "edgy" humor provided it doesn't
    get much edgier than this. Again I think it was the Muppet folk showing the
    network people how edgy it could be and also how edgy they'll let it be. One
    thing I really loved was all the action in the background. Rizzo scavenging for
    food, Animal on his motorcycle, Crazy Harry lurking in Miss Piggy's talking
    head segment. I think this is where true Muppet fans will find their bliss as
    minor characters pop up. i.e. I doubt we'll find out what happened to
    Beautiful Day Monster on his trip to Pittsburg but I bet he'll pop up doing things
    in the background. Very much looking forward to the show.
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  8. MuppetsRule

    MuppetsRule Well-Known Member

    I would hope that :sleep: and :boo: are in the audience. They need to be there so they can heckle :o.
  9. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Actually, that's a pretty fair reaction to the show. No over the top "They're doing something they never did, except they did that" or "Only Jim does it right, except for MCC because Christmas." I disagree, but not fully. I enjoyed it more than you did, but maybe I'm thinking in terms of this being a pilot and everything being a little establish-y and playing to the execs to show them they can be hip. We can only wonder until September how much of this pilot translates into a series. The Piggy not wanting to do the show this does seem a little too close to her role in TM, I must admit. Seems like that would play again in the first episode, unless the writers feel that now that the public saw the pilot and they can just go on from there.

    I don't mind the soon to be dated references much, but I hope they're not that integral as a fixture. Certainly a lot less dated and hip than certain other Muppet productions prior. I doubt this is going to be anything close to timeless, but it's tough to pick out a Muppet production that's not a project of its time. Maybe MCC and MTI to an extent if you ignore some of the end credits music (it's so 90's). I'd say the reference to Uber is kinda unnecessary, but TMZ is unfortunately not going away anytime soon. Other than that, I like the style and tone and they had some strong concepts in this series I can't wait to see play out with more depth. Plus, I kinda hope come series proper there's a little more 30 Rock-ness to it. Maybe a soundtrack and a little more exaggeration?

    Though I agree with the title. Yeah. The Office ended years ago, and I know minimalism is the new thing (all kid's movie posters look exactly the same with the same fershluggener white backdrop), but it only barely works with a tie in to being their name on a script. Even then, it's a typewriter looking font that's like it's trying to be retro, but not. I dunno.
  10. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Maybe I've said this before, but I feel that Walter should have asked about including incredibly obscure Muppets no one remembers, since he's the big Muppet fan of the group (at the very least he could have told Kermit who Chip was and what he's from). In fact not only does Walter not get any lines, but neither do any of Peter Linz's other characters in the pilot (or did Angel Marie say something?).

    Now that I think about it, maybe Walter should be one of the writers. Or be a "Muppet fan consultant". Or he could be in charge of deciding which obscure characters appear on the show and what references to past productions get made ("Oh, how about we reference the time I joined the Muppets? Remember THAT?!").
  11. Ladywarrior

    Ladywarrior Well-Known Member

    I saw that "you are my sunshine" muppet from the ugga wugga song skit in there. For some reason that amused me greatly.
  12. JimAndFrank

    JimAndFrank Well-Known Member

    As a younger Muppet, I think Walter would make a great Media/Publicity Strategest for the show. He could be the one to listen to the fans and communicate what they want to Kermit and the three writers.
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  13. Ladywarrior

    Ladywarrior Well-Known Member

    do you think we'll be seeing annie-sue in this new series?
  14. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    You know, I think that's the job that Ryan Dosier left The Muppet Mindset to take.
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  15. Reevz1977

    Reevz1977 Well-Known Member

    Walter IS Ryan!!
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  16. JimAndFrank

    JimAndFrank Well-Known Member

    Yep, that's why I suggested it. It's an accepted theory that Ryan is in fact Walter.
  17. Reevz1977

    Reevz1977 Well-Known Member

    I saw Peter Linz operating Ryan before I knew he performed Walter...FACT! Ask Ryan, he'll tell ya!!

    Infact the whole thing went down like this, I was walking along, I saw Peter and I said "Hey Peter, whats up?". He said "Awww nothing Stu, just operating Ryan - Whats up with you?" and I replied "Nuttin" and I went about my day. I honestly remember it like it was yesterday.
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  18. charlietheowl

    charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    I don't think the references will make it dated, but date it of its time. It's like watching Seinfeld; the show is very much of the 90s (having an episode about The English Patient, Ted Danson's plane, Kramer's mock-OJ chase, etc.), but since the humor was so well-done, it doesn't hurt things. If the humor around the references is done well (and so far it looks promising), then the references will become part of the fabric.
  19. Ladywarrior

    Ladywarrior Well-Known Member

    do you think we'll get to see how the less spot light centered muppets live their lives? I would love to know what the EM do in their down time.
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  20. LaRanaRene

    LaRanaRene Well-Known Member

    According to Kermit, smoke.

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