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Wake Up with Kermit & Target

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by GelflingWaldo, Nov 20, 2005.

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  1. AndyWan Kenobi

    AndyWan Kenobi Well-Known Member

    Hooray! That was awesome! I won't spoil it for anyone else, but I can't wait until he calls me again tomorrow. I have my ringtone on my cell phone set to Rainbow Connection, so the whole thing was just great!

    :) :) :)
  2. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    Weee!! That was great! And rather funny too...:)
  3. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    Oh no! Today was the last day! :(

    I enjoyed it while it lasted! Thanks, Kermit!!

    FISH'N'WOLFE Well-Known Member

    The other clips are in Macromedia Flash format and cannot be downloaded unfortunately.
  5. abiraniriba

    abiraniriba Well-Known Member

    Ew Kermit & Target Not my style

    I know Target has great prices, and a lot of people shop there just for that, but I'd rather not send my money to this store. I don't care if they have every muppet in the gang wake me up. Target donates money to Planned Parenthood. A group which is basically advocating the murdering of unborn children. In other words every time you buy from Target they help to kill a child.
    I'm sorry if I've offended those of you who are pro-choice, but if you've ever looked at an ultrasound or seen the remains of an aborted baby (I've done both) you would have no way of denying that this is a human being.
  6. MWoO

    MWoO Well-Known Member

    Don't spout your views on abortion here in a freaking Kermit wake up call thread. It is not the place for it.
  7. GonzoLeaper

    GonzoLeaper Well-Known Member

    He was stating his views about Target and abortion and saying that he's against both. It was merited.
  8. Was Once Ernie

    Was Once Ernie Well-Known Member

    It is not appropriate in any way, shape or form on a family forum about the MUPPETS!! And I hope the moderators will take it down.
  9. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    It was NOT merited in a message board such as this. There are places and times to discuss things, and on a family friendly message board like this you should not represent views that discuss things that a kid might see!

    There are other message boards which welcome debate about policitcal and medical discussions, and this is not the place.

    Abiraniba, I have time and again asked you to please watch what you post at MC, and the reason for this is that there are children who do visit these forums and that you bring up topics and discussions about things that their parents may not want them to learn from you, or from this message board.

    I have also stated that I do NOT ALLOW any kind of discussions or language on these boards that have not been said or discussed in a Muppets production.

    You ALL KNOW that I have been working HARD HARD HARD to bring back the positive attitude that MC had prior to the fall, and when folks bring up topics that are not positive or friendly in discusstion and that it raises negativity then it is not welcome here. Why is it so hard for you all to help me out and bring MC back to the positive place it once was?

    I appreciate people's opinions WHEN THEY ARE POSTED IN PROPER PLACES, but this opinion is not in a proper place when thrown in to the midst of a Muppet Fans' Message Board where folks are proud to hear from Kermit the Frog, and it's not so much that folks here are even trying to support Target as much as they are about supporting their Frog!

    Again, I have found a post which I feel does NOT go with these message boards and I have reported it this time to Phil. If there is any disagreement with me, and someone is mad at me, I welcome your opinion and anger toward me, but my job is to uphold the family-friendly, positive atmosphere of these message boards and I intend to do that.

    Now, I have to determine whether to close this thread or just erase the posts that have brought this thread down into negativity.
  10. abiraniriba

    abiraniriba Well-Known Member

    Reasons why this topic is family appropriate

    Abortion is a family appropriate topic for the following reasons:

    1. It involves the life of a child

    2. Many people, both pro-life and pro-choice, have taken their children to their respective protest rallies

    3. There was a story I heard on the radio not too long ago about a pro life mother who was getting ready to go on a protest march when her 7 year old daughter walked in while she was preparing her pics of aborted children. Upon seeing the pics, which I will admit are rather graphic for a young audience, she asked a rather hard and provocative question: “Who broke the baby?” The mother, of course, had to answer the child’s question and did as best she could to explain exactly what happened and why somebody would do such a thing.

    BTW I meant nothing against the Muppets, as everyone in this forum knows I always have and always will love the Muppets. But while I am a big fan I also feel that I have to stand up for what I think is right, while the Muppets have done a lot of advertising work before I don’t think it was in keeping with their general nature of love to be paired with such an institution as Target.
  11. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    Okay, first of all abortion is NOT an appropriate topic for a family FORUM. When you have a child of your own one day you will learn that you don't want your kids learning things like this from places like Muppet Fan sites.

    If people want to take their children to rallies and subject them to that kind of thing, or if they want this topic discussed for their children to see, then THAT IS UP TO THEM TO SEARCH IT OUT AND SHOW THEIR CHILDREN. It is not up to you to say, "Abortion is evil" or for someone else to say, "Abortion is great." It is up to the parents to allow their children to see or read about it. Not up to you to post it on a family forum about The Muppets. Therefore, it is ONLY a family appropriate topic when the FAMILY discusses it, not a fellow Muppets fan.

    Second, this is a Muppets Fan Forum, and I stand by the rule that if it has NOT BEEN DISCUSSED in a Muppets production (encompassing TMS, SS, or FR) then it is not something that should be discussed on these boards.

    There are forums out there where these topics can be discussed, but this forum is not it. First of all, the topic is too political and can only lead to inflamatory and judgemental replies, thus furthering the negative feelings on these boards and I am determined that negativity will not be endured!

    I understand and appreciate your opinions on the matter, but again I will tell you that this message board is NOT THE PLACE FOR THIS TOPIC!

    My argument here is not that you are right or wrong in your opinion on abortion, it is that I have asked you WAY TOO MANY TIMES to STOP discussing topics that are of this nature because it does not fit within the general mood or flavor of this message board.

    And again, I ask you: PLEASE STOP DISCUSSING TOPICS THAT ARE NOT APPROPRIATE FOR THIS MESSAGE BOARD. Common sense will let you know what is appropriate or not for these message boards, and many of the topics or conversations you start are NOT. Please, think--everyone, just think before you post, please!

  12. Vic Romano

    Vic Romano Well-Known Member

    Whether or not it is family appropriate or not is regardless, the bottom line is that Foz said it's not and he's a mod, so what he says goes. And as far as it being appropriate, at the very least, this certainly isn't the thread for it, it's about Kermit at Target! Which I think brings up an interesting topic; and that is: why didn't Target create a special Kermit product of some sort as part of the promotion, like Macy's did last year with the plush with a camera?
  13. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    I was curious about that, too; but, then again, they'd have to make Kenny Chesney Dolls and...so on. I wish there were a way to get the commercials to download to my computer at home, but the stupid thing won't accept the commercials. I love the Kermit/Bango, Kenny/Guitar bit.
  14. MWoO

    MWoO Well-Known Member

    Yeah, this time Kermit is being treated like a real person by Target so making a little plush just for him would be weird.
  15. abiraniriba

    abiraniriba Well-Known Member

    I Have 2 Children

    I understand your side of the situation, but I think you should check your own post I have one three-year old and one child on the way
  16. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    Then, having a child already you of all people should know that you don't want to have your 13 year old finding out about something you'd rather discuss with him or her than for that child to discover that information on a Muppets fan forum!

    My argument isn't that you don't have your own children, it's about the topic(s) brought up. They are not appropriate for this forum. Go google and you'll find places to discuss your opinions about medical surgeries and abortions where you can use the medical terms you want to use and discuss those topics, then when you come here you're ready to discuss Muppets.

    Again I'll say, if it's covered or said on TMS/SS/FR then it's fair game to discuss it on these boards the way THEY would here; if it's not been said or discussed on either of those shows then it's not okay to discuss it on these boards.
  17. abiraniriba

    abiraniriba Well-Known Member


    I said 3 years old, and while I wouldn't want my child to see pics of aborted babies, I wouldn't mind her hearing the truth about abortion no matter where it came from. Also, you say it is not for me to say whether abortion or donating to abortion groups is evil or not, okay, then I won't say. I am going to drop this subject if everybody else does, after telling you to look at it from a biological standpoint and decide for yourself.

    BTW I have only started two inappropriate topics (both of which I have apologized for after realizing my mistake). Three if you count this one, I don't think of that as many.
  18. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    I know you said 3, but folks aren't usually on message boards until they're about 13, which is why I used that example.

    Anyways, the Kermit and Target story is over, this thread has gone way off topic, so I'm going to close the thread.
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