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Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by Tim, Apr 18, 2006.
Whoopi Goldberg was also on SS once. I think it was only a quick skit, but she was on there.
The guest I would have liked to see most on TMS is Frank Zappa. I realize a lot of his music was more of an adult nature, but I feel he would have fit in very nicely with The Electric Mayhem. He was also known for playing strange and experimental music early in his career, which would have worked well with the quirkiness of the show. Just my opinion. I would love to read some Frank Zappa Muppet fan fic.
Here's my list of celebs who should have appeared on TMS:
Eric Idle(I know John Cleese has been on the show already, but it would have been cool to see the entire Monty Python troupe as guest stars)
Benny Hill(think about it...at the end of the episode, instead of the usual TMS instrumental with the band, they could have him and the other Muppets doing the famous "chase scene". Maybe have a "Muppetised" version of the short bald guy, whose name escapes me)
Bread-could sing with well...a loaf of bread
I would've liked to see Elvis on there! lol... but I think that they would turn him down anyway because he was a wreck when the muppet show premiered... *sigh*
Very popular choice.
That would be the late Jackie Wright.
David "Gorgon Heap" Ebersole
Christopher Lloyd, Sally Field, Bette Davis, Sandra Bernhard, Chevy Chase, Kevin Kline, Mary Steenburgen, Jason Robards, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford and Glenn Close....just to name a few.
Indira Stefanianna Christopherson (circa Juliet Prowse)
Elizabeth Montgomery (circa Connie Stevens)
Charro (circa Ruth Buzzi, Rita Moreno)
Bob Denver (circa Jim Nabors)
Bobby Sherman (circa Florence Henderson, Paul Williams)
Gene Wilder (circa Paul Williams)
Tennessee Ernie Ford (circa Charles Aznavour)
Carroll O'Connor (circa Harvey Korman)
Rip Taylor (circa Lena Horne, Peter Ustinov)
Burl Ives (circa Bruce Forsythe, Sandy Duncan)
Carly Simon (circa Sandy Duncan, Candice Bergen)
Shirley Jones (circa Candice Bergen, Avery Schreiber)
Nipsey Russell (circa Avery Schreiber, Ben Vereen)
James Caan (circa Ben Vereen)
Barbara Eden (circa Vincent Price)
Rodney Dangerfield (circa Twiggy)
Michelle Phillips of The Mamas & The Papas (circa Twiggy, Kaye Ballard)
Billy Joel (circa Mummenschanz)
Groucho Marx (circa Don Knotts, Zero Mostel)
Mel Brooks (circa Zero Mostel, Milton Berle)
Sid Caesar (circa Milton Berle, Judy Collins)
Tim Conway (circa Rich Little, Nancy Walker)
Lee Remick (circa Edgar Bergen)
Shirley Temple (circa Steve Martin)
Buddy Hackett (circa Madeline Kahn)
Jack Gilford (circa George Burns)
Vicki Lawrence (circa George Burns, Dom DeLuise)
Kenneth Mars (circa Dom DeLuise)
Red Skelton (circa Bernadette Peters, Rudolf Nureyev)
The Electric Light Orchestra (circa Elton John)
Shari Lewis (circa Elton John)
Tom Jones (circa Lou Rawls)
Christopher Lee (circa Julie Andrews)
Carole King (circa Peter Sellers)
Henry Gibson (circa Petula Clark)
Karen Valentine (& Biff & Sully) (circa Bob Hope)
Paul Lynde (circa Teresa Brewer)
ABBA (circa Cloris Leachman)
Harry Chapin (circa Leo Sayer, Roy Clark)
John Lennon (circa Gilda Radner, Pearl Bailey)
Seals & Crofts (circa Jean Stapleton, Alice Cooper)
Johnny Rivers (circa Marisa Berenson, Raquel Welch)
Flip Wilson (circa Raquel Welch, James Coco)
Jose Feliciano (circa Helen Reddy)
Barry White (circa Harry Belafonte, Danny Kaye)
Billy Davis & Marylin McCoo (circa Danny Kaye, Spike Milligan)
Leon Redbone (circa Elke Sommer)
John Ritter (circa Lynn Redgrave)
Thelma Houston (circa John Denver)
The Spinners (circa Dyan Cannon, Victor Borge)
Ed Asner (circa Linda Lavin, Dudley Moore)
Neil Diamond (circa Dudley Moore)
Dan Fogelberg (circa Kenny Rogers, Lola Falana)
Olivia Newton-John (circa Dizzy Gillespie, Liza Minelli)
Audrey Landers (circa Jonathan Winters, Christopher Reeve)
The Stars of "Logan's Run" (circa Star Wars)
Barbra Streisand (circa Lynda Carter)
Sammy Davis Jr. (circa Carol Channing, Andy Williams)
Robin Williams (circa Doug Henning, Alan Arkin)
Cher (circa Diana Ross)
Gunther Rebel Williams (circa Gene Kelly)
Elliott Gould (circa Loretta Swit, Joan Baez)
Art Garfunkel (circa Senor Wences, Jean-Pierre Rampal)
Donna Summer (circa Paul Simon, Melissa Manchester)
Kenny Loggins (circa Tony Randall)
Charles Nelson Reilly (circa Mac Davis, Carol Burnett)
David Odgen Stiers (circa Gladys Knight, Marty Feldman)
Richard Pryor (circa Chris Langham)
France Joli (circa Johnny Cash, Buddy Rich)
Rex Harrison (circa Roger Moore)
...What if they did an entire(or some) episode/s WITHOUT any guest stars?
they tried that in Muppets Tonight... Wasnt as enjoyable.
Crow T. Robot
Oscar the Grouch
Bugs Bunny Puppet form.
Daffy Duck Puppet Form
Elmer Fudd Puppet Form
Larry the Cabble Guy
Ann & Nancy Wilson! Their musical careers took off a year before TMS's premiere.
Oo, I like this one. May I take on this idea for one of my outlines?
David "Gorgon Heap" Ebersole
I just thought of two I would like to add.
Here are some I would have liked to have seen, especially in the 70's:
Village People (they'd fit right in)
KISS (good follow up to Alice Cooper)
Barry White (can't you just see him with The Electric Mayhem?)
James Taylor (great songwriter & singer who did SS)
Pam Grier (just because I've been in love with her for over 30 years!!)
The late great Peter Cook would certainly have been welcome on TMS.
Cook was a groundbreaking British comedian, who, in the early 1960s, helped write and perform the successful stage revue Beyond the Fringe, along with Jonathan Miller, Alan Bennett, and Peter's soon-to-be partner in comedy, Dudley Moore. The show played in the West End, and eventually came to Broadway.
After the show, Cook and Moore created and starred in the popular television series Not Only...But Also.
The duo were regulars on several TV programs, and appeared in movies. Their most famous film was probably Bedazzled (1967). They also appeared in a bizarre adaptation of The Hound of the Baskervilles.
In 1973, Cook and Moore had a successful run on Broadway in Good Evening, another sketch revue show that incorporated new material as well as durable sketches from the past.
One of their most famous bits was "One Leg Too Few," in which Cook, as a casting agent, deals with a one-legged actor (Moore, with his left leg tied behind him) auditioning to be the next Tarzan. Cook tells him, "I've got nothing against your right leg. The trouble is, neither have you," and assures the "unidexter" that if a good, two-legged actor doesn't pass the audition within the next several months or so, there is a very good chance that Moore could be the first one-legged Tarzan.
Another sketch, "The Frog & Peach," has Moore interviewing the owner of a restaurant with a very limited menu, played by Cook.
This particular sketch might have worked as a season-one "round table" discussion between Kermit and Cook, who opened the restaurant on the premise "where can a young couple, who are having an evening out, not too much money, and they want to have a decent meal, a decent frog and a nice bit of peach, where can they go and get it?"
Hey, I just quoted myself. Still trying to reactivate my old account. Creepy.
I kid you not, I was thinking about a Peter Cook "Muppet Show" just the other day, probably because I watched part of their episode of SNL, in which not only is there a Muppet appearance (Scred with Gilda Radner) but they do those latter two sketches. Funny how the straight man is the one who always winds up with the better career- Dudley Moore vs. Peter Cook, Mike Myers vs. Dana Carvey, Tom Hanks vs. the other guy from "Bosom Buddies", to name a few.
David "Gorgon Heap" Ebersole
The Cook/Moore episode of SNL is one of my all-time favorites. That one also has the classic "Lifer Follies" sketch, in which Cook plays a casting director auditioning prisoners in a maximum-security ward for a production of Gigi.
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