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What did Waldorf and Statler do in Oz?

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by HPDJ, Jun 19, 2005.

  1. HPDJ

    HPDJ Member

    What did Waldorf and Statler do in MWoO???

    I'm British and haven't seen the film yet, so I really don't know. What did Waldorf and Statler do in Muppet Oz? Where they themselves? Where they playing characters (e.g. Fozzie Bear as The Lion)? And more importantly, where they heckling? If you could tell me where/when they appeared, that would be much obliged. Thanks!
     
  2. rexcrk

    rexcrk Well-Known Member

    There was a part where Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Thing, Lion, and Toto had to walk over a log (like a bridge) and at the other side there was Statler and Waldorf trying to make them fall off. Yes they were heckling! :boo: :sleep:

    As to what they were playing, I have no idea, sorry. They played something from the original book, which I've never read.
     
  3. GonzoLeaper

    GonzoLeaper Well-Known Member

    I've read "The Wizard of Oz" by Frank L. Baum and I don't remember any characters like Statler and Waldorf's being in the book. Granted, it's been quite a few years since I've read it, but more than likely they were just invented for the movie.
     
  4. BEAR

    BEAR Active Member

    Weren't they just called "Critics" in the movie? Yeah, I dunno what species they were supposed to be either, but they looked like some kind of old creepy goat creatures.
     
  5. unclematt

    unclematt Active Member

    I gotta agree with BEAR and say goat
     
  6. Vic Romano

    Vic Romano Active Member

    Plead for a new gag writer.
     
  7. pppapazo

    pppapazo New Member

    They played Kalidahs.
     
  8. DannyRWW

    DannyRWW Well-Known Member

    In the original book the kalidahs were viscious creatures that we're chasing them over the bridge. The joke was that statler and waldorf would tear you apart with their insults instead of their claws.
     
  9. DannyRWW

    DannyRWW Well-Known Member


    Hey that would be a good comeback for Statler and Waldorf.
     
  10. GonzoLeaper

    GonzoLeaper Well-Known Member

    Okay. Thanks for the info, DannyRWW. I was thinking after I posted the first time that there may have been such characters in the book, but I really couldn't remember for sure. It's been quite a while since I've read that book. :)
     
  11. BEAR

    BEAR Active Member


    Hmm I didn't realize that. What a clever idea. I think that many of the bits and parallels were so clever. Such as the Statler/Waldorf thing, Fozzie as the Lion having stage fright, Rats as munchkins, Gonzo's robot thing.
     
  12. MrsPepper

    MrsPepper Active Member

    Oy, that certainly smarts. **winces** :D
     
  13. BEAR

    BEAR Active Member

    The only complaint I have right now is the lack of depth in Kermit's character. I wanted more from him. He just surfaced for me.
     
  14. That Announcer

    That Announcer New Member

    I've got to agree with you, Bryan. All the parallels drawn from the book made this film (IMHO) better than the MGM version. I suppose Sam having his biggest role in ten years helped too, though...
     


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