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Video: "The Muppets" Official ABC Trailer

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by Phillip, May 12, 2015.

  1. sesamemuppetfan

    sesamemuppetfan Well-Known Member

    Yes...yes, yes, YES!! I approve!!

    Now, I'm beyond thankful that I won't be having anymore Tuesday night classes! (Temporarily at least)
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  2. Muppetboy09

    Muppetboy09 Well-Known Member

    Number 1 trending topic on Facebook right now. Here is a screenshot of what was trending today so someday, we can look back on this event...
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  3. vettech28

    vettech28 Well-Known Member

    I liked what saw on the trailer except for how Piggy is portrayed. She doesn't remember Gonzo or anyone else? I mean I get the she doesn't like Gonzo all that much, but that doesn't mean she should forget his name!

    Also, I'm glad Walter is going to be a part of the show, I like him a lot. Kudos to the new show incorporating lesser known characters in the show! Right now, I'm looking forward to seeing it.
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  4. jvcarroll

    jvcarroll Well-Known Member

    This hits the perfect tone. It's modern, it's parody and it's where audiences are. Besides, wasn't the backstage/behind the scenes stuff the best part of the Muppet Show? I'm sure they can work in some classic-looking material from time to time, but this is the Muppets just being the Muppets and I love that. I guess there are always going to be negative people who want the Muppets to stay stagnant. This is actually them moving forward. This non-formula actually loosens things up so that they're open to future possibilities rather than tied to a rigid formula or premise. It's sketch television masquerading as a mockumentary. Sneaky and very Muppety.
  5. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I just hope this show doesn't get pinned in the ratings by CBS's overrated, formulaic, 2002 mentality series NCIS. Why that piece of crap gets ratings at all, let alone 2 spinoffs is beyond me.
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  6. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    So what shows is this going up against?
  7. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Exactly what I said. NCIS. probably some bad reality competition on Fox and NBC? Who cares what they air as long as it isn't the equally overrated and useless The Voice.
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  8. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    I liked what I saw so far. It's not a retread of TMS or anything like that, but it's own thing, with only the out-of-character backstage stuff being reminiscent of it. I also like how there's a chance of obscure characters making their way back.

    Seems like Repeat After Me is gone, and there's been no word on a renewal or cancellation. Did anyone ever seriously like that show?
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  9. jvcarroll

    jvcarroll Well-Known Member

    This show is up against some stiff competition. The Tuesday slot demonstrates a lot of confidence in the Muppets and I appreciate that. However, Wednesday would be Modern Family adjacent and that might be the better place for the show.

    The Tuesday block will have the Muppets in competition with The Voice on NBC, He||'s Kitchen on Fox, NCIS on CBS and The Flash on the CW.

    The Wednesday block would compete with The Mysteries of Laura on NBC, American Idol on Fox, Survivor on CBS and Arrow on the CW.

    Either way, there's always DVR, OnDemand and Hulu for those with split loyalties.
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  10. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    Also, those who were worried about the Muppet Moments interstitials diluting (or further diluting) the public perception of the franchise should worry no more about this show. It's not for kids so much as "kids can watch it".
  11. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Well think about it All the shows they are going up against have been on the air for a good while, with the exception of the Flash. So I don't know if that will help or hurt the Muppets.
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  12. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    The trailer was really great, I really want to see this, sadly it will only be until mid season, then Fresh off the Boat will move up a slot for a dumb new sitcom, but if it gets good enough ratings, I bet it can stay for the whole time, and putting it before Fresh off the Boat is great, and will probably make @mr3urious very happy.
  13. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    I keep refreshing the Youtube page for the muppets trailer, and in about fifteen minutes it has gone from 470 likes to 630, really cool.
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  14. LaRanaRene

    LaRanaRene Well-Known Member

    I've probably watched the trailer 800 times by now.
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  15. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I'd like to see the script page for the scene with Chip. I'd be interested in seeing if the script actually identified him by name or if it referred to him as something like "Obscure Muppet Character". Of course I wouldn't be surprised if part of that was cut for the trailer - until we actually see the whole thing, we don't really know that the full line wasn't "I'm Chip, I think I was in a Muppet special." Though it's a little ironic (I think... I hope I'm not thinking like Alanis Morresette here) that he mentioned he might have been in a special because I'm pretty sure he's never appeared in any Muppet TV special (there haven't been many since he was introduced).

    I'm not really surprised that Chip would be used here, since he was in the background in a number of late-1990s productions. Is this the first time he's spoken since The Jim Henson Hour? I wonder how many other JHH puppets are still usable (I suspect Zondra might be).

    There's that one puppet behind Chip and the "thingy thing". I don't know if I've seen that character before (though at the same time I feel like he might have been a pirate in MTI, which is likely considering a lot of minor pirates from that movie have been used in the past year).

    I sort of feel like they should have filled that shot with lots of obscure characters (and maybe more were there but this particular shot only showed a few). Particularly more JHH characters, but also Seymour, Nigel the director, Zippety Zap, Bill the Bubble Guy, maybe some Muppet Time and From the Balcony characters...

    Too bad we don't see Lips in the meeting scenes or with the rest of The Electric Mayhem, considering he's been used a fair bit recently and it seems Steve is now comfortable with giving him a voice. That doesn't mean he's not going to appear, of course. I am kind of glad he wasn't lumped into that scene with really obscure characters (though he would qualify).

    Interesting that Bunsen is wearing black gloves. I wonder if there's context for that or if it's done for no reason.

    I'd like to see the whole scene (or set-up to the scene) revealing Fozzie as that girls boyfriend. Seeing it in the trailer sets the reveal as a punchline, so I wonder how it will start.

    Gonzo points out that he and Miss Piggy did 6 films together, instead of 8. I wonder if Dave Goelz misread the line, or if the writer was wrong, or if they decided not to count the Sony films, or what.
  16. LaRanaRene

    LaRanaRene Well-Known Member

    Well Gonzo probably wouldn't remember all of the movies exactly. Maybe they said that because MTM and MFS are owned by Sony?
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    DARTH MUPPET Well-Known Member

    I absolutely loved it cant wait for the fall, between this and Star Wars Rebels I think I am set.
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  18. ploobis

    ploobis Well-Known Member

    Chip is actually a Muppet caricature of Bill Prady! ;)
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  19. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I mentioned that possibility. Though it's still a little odd. Those two movies were listed in a list of the Muppet movies in the "Scratching the Surface" feature on The Muppets Blu-ray. Even if rights issues prevent them from even being allowed to freely mention the titles of the movies it shouldn't be a big deal to say the exact number of movies.

    Could that be why they chose him to appear in that scene?

    Hmm, and now I wonder if that's why Chip wasn't in The Muppets Character Encyclopedia (in addition to the fact that they didn't allow many JHH characters to appear, though I wonder if this scene would make him more likely to appear in an updated version of the book).
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  20. Ruahnna

    Ruahnna Well-Known Member

    Pretty subdued here, guys. I'm so glad they are coming back, but not excited about what I'm hearing about their return.

    I'm SOOOO not in the mood for snarky, jerky "playa" Kermit. Ugh.

    The movies did such a lovely job of showing Miss Piggy's independence, her strength, her value to Kermit, but we couldn't possibly get more of that....

    Time to cue the fat jokes, I suppose....

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