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What do you really want to see from the Classic Muppets?

Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by dwayne1115, Aug 9, 2008.

  1. wwfpooh

    wwfpooh New Member

    And I cannot help but agree with you.
  2. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Piggy was at her best in MTM
  3. wwfpooh

    wwfpooh New Member

    It was one my fav movies that starred Miss Ham Hocks...*snickers*

    *is karate chopped by said sow*
  4. RedPiggy

    RedPiggy Well-Known Member

    But if Kermit and Skeeter decided to mess with Piggy some, it could get interesting. Kermit's not averse to playing with Piggy's emotions.
  5. Redsonga

    Redsonga Active Member

    And like I said, having to fight for your frog in a way that can't just be solved with a hi-ya is bound to bring back depth of character :excited::coy:
  6. wwfpooh

    wwfpooh New Member

    Of course. But since Skeeter is off exploring the Amazon, such an idea won't be likely to happen soon. :p
  7. Redsonga

    Redsonga Active Member

    *lol* Well, I've never known new shows to stand behind canon they made over ten years ago (of course the muppets are different)..at least with little things and supporting characters...Besides, you can always come back from the Amazon, nature show hosts do it all the time:excited:
  8. wwfpooh

    wwfpooh New Member

    Point taken. Say Skeeter gets an all-new segment to herself (nature-related via her exploratory nature) and Piggy feels snubbed, because Skeeter segment takes over what would have been her self-professed star billing.
  9. Redsonga

    Redsonga Active Member

    That would be something to see..and it would put 'new' blood into the cast without them having to make up yet another new character :)
  10. wwfpooh

    wwfpooh New Member

    So I take it you like the idea? I thought it would be a keen idea myself.
  11. Redsonga

    Redsonga Active Member

    Yes, I do :). I mean, it would be nice to have them do something that showed Muppet Babies actually happened in canon :)
  12. wwfpooh

    wwfpooh New Member

    Well, technically they did that via Muppet Family Christmas when the gang watched home movies. XD
  13. Ruahnna

    Ruahnna Well-Known Member

    Less mean-spiritedness

    I love the muppets, and there have been magic moments in everything they have done, but what I have missed the most SJD is the gentleness that pervaded their humor and wackiness.

    I'm not advocating a suffrocatingly sweet band of merry muppets--I get a kick out of snarky Kermit--but Jim always did it by tugging on our heartstrings--not trying to cut our heart out with a rusty spoon.

    I'm tired of Kermit being slick and unkind. I've already liked--better--some of the interviews that he did just before Studio DC Almost Live. He was (gasp!) NICE to Piggy, and kind to Fozzie. I want to see more of that.

    I want to see everyone--and I know that's not always realistic--but I want to see their bonds with each other--visible and strenghthened. That's what I want to see.
  14. wwfpooh

    wwfpooh New Member

    Seeing bonds strengthened is a good goal, for not only would it apply to The Muppets themselves, but it would apply here too.
  15. RL4422

    RL4422 New Member

    I want to see them back on the air! I'd love for my niece and nephew to know these characters for their generation.
  16. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    I'm thinking we will be seeing a new TV show within Disney's new push for the characters. I'm just wondering if it'll come before or after Segel's movie.
  17. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member


    I think you guys described the situation very well. :)

    I know, I definitely want them to live on for future generations, with the same gentle wackiness as Ruahnna said, and no mean spiritedness. ;)
  18. muppet maniac

    muppet maniac Well-Known Member

    Ho ho ho...I just thought up of something a bit...um...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EThpr1u4GaE

    For some reason, this video and the song itself makes The Muppet Show come into my mind (I don’t know why, but it does). So…how about these guys do a music video/song similar to the one above. But it’d involve them running around inside the Muppet Theater (mingling around Backstage, onstage, Muppet Labs, Electric Mayhem bandstand, Dance room, Dressing Room) and on a NYC town, all while being chased by a gigantic green monster. It’ll mix select footage from all 5 seasons of the show with the new footage, and the most odd thing would be that there’d be no Muppets at all (except for several posters, frames and billboards in the background, and the monster, who’s not really a character but more of a prop; he’d sort of look like a deformed Cookie Monster).

    Posters, pictures and billboards include:
    Miss Piggy
    Scooter
    Rowlf
    Janice
    Rizzo
    Fozzie
    Swedish Chef
    Jim Henson Muppet

    …and there’d be a flashing Kermit head signal throughout the video

    Very cheeky idea, eh?

    But really, what I WOULD love to see happen is the Disney Channel having a section devoted to the Muppets; I’m not sure about the schedule, but they’d air The Muppet Show, along with Muppet Babies, and all the movies (plus the non-theatrical ones), all complete, unedited and restored. Hey, I figure this would be a lot easier for those who haven’t bought the Season DVDs and/or can’t afford to (I haven’t bought Season 3 yet, and there’s no way I’m able to either)

    And another thing: If they ever rerelease The Muppet Movie on DVD, they should throw in more, better extras on there---like the deleted scenes we’ve heard about (that picture with Statler and Waldorf riding a camel in the desert being one of them), and even behind the scenes footage of the “Rainbow Connection” finale, if that [or any] does exist (maybe Tim or WasOnceErnie can confirm this?)


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