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What do the Muppets mean to you?

Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by dwayne1115, Mar 29, 2013.

  1. misspiggy5260

    misspiggy5260 Well-Known Member

    I've been a fan for my whole life. I only became a super fan last year. I had just moved and I knew no one. I was watching The Muppets commentary and heard of this site. I thought Oh. That sounds like a cool place. I came on here and made some friends. I even met my best friend here! I wanna tell you that I think the muppets have been through thick and thin with me and if I were to meet them I'd probably just say thank you.
     
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  2. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    Hey guys! I wanted to point you all in the direction of my Muppet Fan Tribute Blog that I created a few months ago. I've been short on articles the past couple of weeks, but I have a few more articles being written in this week, and I'm starting to get it rolling again, so if you think you might want to help out, you can send any article ideas you have to muppetfanblog@gmail.com!

    Be sure to check out the site here: http://muppetfanblog.blogspot.com/
     
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  3. FraggleLover130

    FraggleLover130 Active Member

    I don't really know what draws me to the Muppets. I think it's partially just the general strangeness of it all. But for me the best part of the Muppets, The Fraggles, Sesame Street, and everything else Jim Henson, is that completely happy feeling I get when they come on. I just start smiling, and I will sing along to their songs, and I will play "One Of These Things Is Not Like the Others" with the Sesame Street gang, or laugh at Statler and Waldorf, or take to heart whatever the Trash Heap says, or want to give Hoggle (Labyrinth) a huge hug. I just always feel safe in Jim Henson's world, like nothing will ever hurt me there. I'm not sure if that made any sense, but that's what the Muppets mean to me.
    :)
     
  4. FraggleLover130

    FraggleLover130 Active Member

    That's cool of you, really. I mean, what are Muppet fans without the sense of community? :)
     
  5. The best of humanity and the best way to approach and view life.
    That is what and who the Muppets are to me.
     
  6. GonzoLeaper

    GonzoLeaper Well-Known Member

  7. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    According to Bill Cosby via his live tweeter feed today working with Jim Henson and the Muppets was wonderful. I think just about everyone has said that, with a few exceptions.
     
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  8. LeahXZoot4Evur

    LeahXZoot4Evur Well-Known Member

    The Muppets mean so much to me. Especially Dr.Teeth and the Electric Mayhem. The band always brightens up my world. Whenever I see or think or hear about something involving Woodstock, hippies, 80s classics, music's, or VERY colorful art.....I think of the Electric Mayhem. Luv them groovy dudes. Fer sure fully, man, fer sure fully.
     
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  9. Janice+Floyd<3

    Janice+Floyd<3 Well-Known Member

    Also in the summer my best and closest friend moved and left for college and I was so depressed and couldn't stop crying ever since our goodbyes i wasnt in a good state of mind tbh i had thought 'maybe i should seriously be in the hospital' one day I was trying to find something to take my mind off that topic so I went and youtubed some muppet episodes and specials seeing a very happy muppets so being positive about life made me smile again and I was feeling a lot better and seeing more positive in my best friend going away for a bit than negativity. Like they always said 'I've got everything that I need right in front of me nothing's stopping nothing that I can see' that line from that song has always kept my spirits up because its true i cant let one bad thing cause me to feel upset and bad the rest of my life and at the end of the summer I joined mc and met some other friends on here that I can talk to and whenever I get upset and feel like I have no one I turn to them and the muppets. I'm happy to say because you all and the muppets I'm okay :)
     
  10. MissKatie88

    MissKatie88 New Member

    When i think of the Muppets i don’t just think of Kermit, Miss Piggy and Gonzo etc.. I think of all the puppets that Jim Henson and the company created throughout his amazing life. I love everything about Muppet Puppets. My favorite movie since i was a little, little girl was the labyrinth, I have watched that movie hundreds of times, and have memorized every word.... I rented that VHS so many times, the women who owned the store told my mom to just buy it for me... so she did. Fraggle Rock was my favorite show, and Emmet Otter and the Christmas Toy where my two favorite movies to watch during the Holidays....and any other day of the year :) I really truly feel as though Jim Henson struck a creative, adventurous, fun loving side to me. I don’t feel i would be the same person if i hadn’t known of the miracle of the Muppets. When i was a young teenager my parents and i went to go see Muppets From Space, I’m telling you, we were the only people laughing in the whole theater. I really feel as though there is something missing in so many people, and maybe, just maybe if they had been exposed to Jim Henson and the Muppets like i was, they would be better people and the world would be a kinder more generous and thoughtful place. I am an artist and i draw from my imagination, i grew up in the woods and i relied solely on my creativity to keep me entertained, Jim Henson enhanced that side of me and i truly believe i wouldn’t be the person i am today if his beautiful mind hadn’t been recognized. I would love nothing more than to work for the company, ah just to be involved and to help spread the love of the unbelievable legacy of Jim Henson, ahh what a thought :) Thanks mom for showing me the way.
     
  11. Fiona1024

    Fiona1024 New Member

    The Muppet's mean so much to me. They make us laugh and smile witch is a hard thing to do. Pretty much They keep me alive ^___^
    I loved to get to know most off the characters better.
    When I'm every upset,Sad or down I always turn on a Muppet film or the Muppet show to put my mind off things. I was so glad to watch the Muppet's again And I can't wait to see the next film QuQ
     
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  12. Fiona1024

    Fiona1024 New Member

    That's how I feel too =) I wish they were actully with me at least they would be a decient friend
     
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  13. snichols1973

    snichols1973 Well-Known Member

    In recent months, it seems like there's been a Muppet Renaissance; in other words, we've been seeing their classic and recent films on channels such as Disney, ABC Family, the Hub et al., and with Muppets: Most Wanted coming to theaters in March 2014, I wonder how many Muppet fans out there are eagerly awaiting the day when reruns of The Muppet Show start airing again.....
     
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  14. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    I'm not really waiting for the old Muppet Show to be back on the air. I'm waiting for a new and good Muppet Show to be on the air. The Muppets are ready for this, if Disney would just do it already!
     
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  15. Colbynfriends

    Colbynfriends Well-Known Member

    The Muppets have meant different things to me over the years. They used to be people that I'd look to for laughter and entertainment, to cheer me up when I'm down. The Muppets and Jim's legacy in general helped inspired me to be creative and artistic. Now that I'm older, I see in the Muppets a sense of diversity and acceptance, and trying to get along with everyone, and giving everyone a chance. The Muppet universe just has a huge range of different species and personality types, and even though at times they don't always get along, you feel a sense of community and real friendship. It's something to strive for in my own life.
     
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  16. JimAndFrank

    JimAndFrank Well-Known Member

    Recent events have caused me to question what these guys mean to me and I've realised that there are things more important than just representing the best in us. I really don't know how to put it into words. The Muppets are almost like this spiritual entity to me and they have changed me as a person. It's nearly been two years since I discovered thier magic and things couldn't be going better.

    I study and perform drama at school and for my solo examination, we had to embody someone who had influenced our personal life. Did I choose Kermit? No. Jim? No. Frank? No.

    I chose Miss Piggy.

    This was odd for a few reasons. Firstly, my teacher was probably referring to a human. Secondly, she was also referring to a real person. Thirdly.....I seriously can't stand the pig. She annoys the heck outta me and I root for Kermit when he defends his bachelorhood.

    So then why did I choose her? Simple. As much as I hate her, I would curl up in a ball and cry if she was to disappear. I see too much of her in me. Piggy is very much a part of my life, as with the other Muppets and I'm sure you'll agree with me.

    These guys don't just create a family of themselves, the sense and impact of thier friendship and trust has created a ripple effect throughout the world. There is a family of puppeteers, a family of fans and a family of haters (created by Statler and Waldorf, of course)

    Take a look at us, would you? We're just one big, slightly insane, muffin filled community who would throw the largest party of randomness if we were all to throw caution to the wind and come together. I connect to you guys in a way I simply can't with even my best friend. I'm typing from the bottom of my heart here.

    The Muppets brought me to self- acceptance, tolerance and you guys. That, by itself, means the world to me.
     
  17. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Wow that was wonderful Jim&Frank, I mean you really nailed how I think i feel as well about the Muppsts as well.

    I think that deep down Piggy is not sure of herself as she would always lead us to believe. I think she has to be such a diva to hide the fact that she is un sure of who she is. I also think that is why she has to push Kermit so hard at times. If she would let him be then he would love her to no abounds, but she is so unsure of his and her feelings for each other and that is why she pushes so hard. In that regard she is a lot like me, and I can relate to her more when i look at the things she does in that light. When she sits back and tries to let Kermit and the rest of the Muppets win or accomplish something, and they can't Piggy then comes in and saves the day. I personaly love the pig, and well all the Muppets.
     
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  18. WalterFan1234

    WalterFan1234 Active Member

    The muppets make me so happy. I can always pop them on and feel better when I'm done. When one of my friends died tragically I was very down, and one of the things that helped me was watching The Muppets(2011). They have been here for me since I was like one, and they're still here now. They're just the funniest characters ever created, and they're just perfect.
     
  19. MUPPETFAN1976

    MUPPETFAN1976 Active Member

    Whenever I watch The Muppets whether it's on YouTube, on Television, or on DVD, they just make my day, every day. They just make me smile. Another thing, I ALWAYS dream of meeting them someday. Especially, Miss Piggy. She's my favorite out of all of them. She's such a diva, but she can also be loving and caring. That's what I love about her. Oh, you can't forget her karate chop. It's just so famous and it's been so for over 35 years (a little longer than that).

    Basically, The Muppets mean everything to me.
     
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  20. fozzieisfunny

    fozzieisfunny Well-Known Member

    What do the Muppets mean to me? What do they? Their job is to entertain kids and adults, alike, and, come to say, since 1955, they've been doing a heck of a good job doing that. The Muppets mean so much to me that it's not even funny. I think that Jim Henson could do amazing things, and I'm stunned when that does happen. They make me feel happy.
     

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