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Vote Muppets for ABC's "Best in TV" Barbara Walters Special

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by Hubert, Jul 21, 2012.

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  1. charlietheowl

    charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    Tossed in my votes. Gave it to Kermit in the category with the Muppets (shame they weren't up for best variety show).

    Curious to see what everyone voted for best television show of all time. I picked Seinfeld, which is right up there for me in my all time favorite shows
  2. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    One thing that I don't like is that most of the nominees for "best TV moment" are reality-based moments. Obama's inauguation, the Berlin wall coming down, the 9/11 attacks... Mostly news stuff. I don't even associate the 9/11 attacks as a TV moment (though I think it's weird that somebody just happened to be recording the World Trade Center at the time). Do any real-life things compare to such moments as the Newhart finale, Taxi's "what does a yellow light mean?", Lucy at the chocolate factory, or even Big Bird learning about Mr. Hooper's death (though that one was based on real life)?
  3. Hubert

    Hubert Well-Known Member

    Yeah. I know what you mean. I would've preferred that kind of thing as the best TV moment nominees. I voted for the landing on the moon, only because that was one of the only things that I thought would actually qualify as a TV moment, since you couldn't see it in real life without going into space.

    I'm wondering about that, too. I'm really pushing for I Love Lucy.
  4. charlietheowl

    charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    I think they could have called that category "best live TV moment" to be more specific. I think they were trying to come up with instances where news was able to unfold right before everyone's eyes.
  5. Hubert

    Hubert Well-Known Member

    The other thing I run into an issue with: can we really feel good about calling 9/11 the best TV moment? That category has almost a positive feeling, and 9/11 was the opposite of that.
  6. charlietheowl

    charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    Yeah, best isn't a good word there. Maybe "most impactful"?

    EDIT: 1,000 posts!
  7. Hubert

    Hubert Well-Known Member

    Or "groundbreaking moment in TV history"?

    And congrats on 1,000 posts!
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  8. Walter

    Walter Well-Known Member

    :) I voted for Kermit!:)

    ..Psst.... Don't tell Piggy!!:mad:
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  9. Hubert

    Hubert Well-Known Member

    I'd rather tell her that instead of telling her that you voted for Big Bird...at least she still might be happy for Kermit...
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  10. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    I hate that I couldn't vote more then once. :(
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  11. Hayley B

    Hayley B Well-Known Member

    For Theme song I wanted to vote more then one. Had a hardtime to deciding on The Addam's Family and Gilligan's Island. I ended up going with Gilligan's Island. Since it's a big song.

    I would had added more to that catergory. Like Mister ED, Beverly Hillbillies, Green Acres,The Muppet Show theme, Tiny Toons ( :o ) , Sesame Street (but the very first style only).
  12. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    I agree; I wouldn't have included 9/11 at all to be honest. It borders on bad taste and just because it was technically "on the news" doesn't make it a TV specific moment.
  13. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Most of these categories needed write-in options (then why include choices at all...).
  14. Hubert

    Hubert Well-Known Member

    YES!!!! They should've added Green Acres...I'd have voted for that all the way.

    *begins humming Green Acres theme song*

    For some reason I can just see now that if 9/11 wins people will start making mean comments about how America quit being patriotic and whatnot by voting for it...

    Yeah...I realized this: How would it be fair if for best comedy I vote for The Dick Van Dyke Show, putting that ahead of other comedys, yet since The Dick Van Dyke Show isn't on for Best TV show of all time, I'd have to vote for something else, which could be a comedy, meaning that I just said, "The Dick Van Dyke Show is the best comedy ever, but I Love Lucy is the best TV show ever."
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  15. Vincent L

    Vincent L Well-Known Member

    I believe the category is "Most Memorable". I mean, who can forget 911?
  16. FrackleFan2012

    FrackleFan2012 Well-Known Member

    I don't know why they would put Kermit, Miss Piggy, Big Bird, and Cookie Monster separate nominees and not as a big group.

    That was tough for me since they did that.
  17. Walter

    Walter Well-Known Member

    You're right! I didn't think about it like that.:):fanatic::mad:
  18. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I also wonder: What's so great about Obama's inauguation that deems it worthy of nominating for best TV moments? I never saw it, and don't remember seeing any previous presidential inauguation (well, I did see that special The Disney Channel did for Bill Clinton in 1993, but I don't know if that counts), but is it really better than any previous televised inauguation? Is it because he's our current president? I may be biased because I didn't vote for him, but is a presidential inauguation really a worthy candidate for "best TV moment"?
  19. Hubert

    Hubert Well-Known Member

    I don't know why, but for some reason I think that they are making fun of the fact that under their terms, he's been a terrible president...
  20. charlietheowl

    charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    Maybe it's because of Aretha Franklin's hat from the ceremony?
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