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What guest stars would you have liked to seen?

Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by Tim, Apr 18, 2006.

  1. unclematt

    unclematt Active Member

    I would never say that Meyers was a straight man to Carvey
     
  2. Gorgon Heap

    Gorgon Heap Active Member

    I think I said it wrong. Between the two, Carvey was the one who did more impressions, was goofier overall, had the longer tenure on SNL, and was probably the one who the public expected to be a star after SNL. Could anyone have predicted the success that Myers has had post-SNL?

    I was comparing this to how Cook was arguably the funnier of Cook & Moore, and people probably expected more from Cook's career than Moore's. Ditto the two from "Bosom Buddies"- who back then thought Tom Hanks would become the star he is today? Ditto Lenny & Squiggy- people thought David L. Lander was funnier than Michael McKean, but McKean went on to do "This is Spinal Tap" and nearly every Christopher Guest picture.

    Of course, I wasn't around at the time (or at least not old enough to understand) so I don't know for sure.

    David "Gorgon Heap" Ebersole
     
  3. FuzzMonkey

    FuzzMonkey New Member

    How about Kate Bush? Her passionate and eclectic style would have also fit in nicely with the Muppets.
     
  4. Winslow Leach

    Winslow Leach Active Member

    Comedian Stephen Fry once said Peter Cook was "the funniest man who ever drew breath."

    Although they reunited several times in the 1970s and 1980s, Moore decided to stay in the States and pursue a Hollywood career shortly after Cook & Moore's Broadway show closed. One of Moore's first Hollywood movies was the Chevy Chase/Goldie Hawn comedy-thriller Foul Play. Then he was cast in 10 with Bo Derek, followed by Arthur, which cemented his Hollywood fame. BTW, John Belushi was actually offered the part of the perpetually-drunk Arthur, but he wanted to break away from playing characters who overindulged.

    Watching SNL in the late 1980s and early 1990s, it did seem as if Dana Carvey would be the breakout star, along with Jon Lovitz.

    And Tom Hanks?

    Aside from Bosom Buddies, he had a small role in a low-budget slasher flick, He Knows You're Alone. He also guest-starred on a couple of episodes of Family Ties, as Meredith Baxter's troubled brother. The lead in Splash was originally meant for John Candy, but director Ron Howard thought Candy would be funnier as the brother of the lead.

    BTW, Hanks's Bosom Buddies co-star was Peter Scolari.
     
  5. unclematt

    unclematt Active Member

    David I see where you are coming from naw and you and Winslow make some excellent points
     
  6. peyjenk

    peyjenk New Member

    I thought for years that Alfre Woodard was a guest star on TMS. Everytime I saw her, I would think, "Hey, she was on The Muppet Show!" And then, late last year, I found out that she wasn't.

    Oh, well, I still like her.
     
  7. ploobis

    ploobis Well-Known Member

    I would love to see Tim Conway do something with The Muppets!
     
  8. Gorgon Heap

    Gorgon Heap Active Member

    Me too: take a look.

    David "Gorgon Heap" Ebersole
     
  9. AdamBS

    AdamBS New Member

    This is a great thread. I have a long list. Sorry. :boo:

    Elvis Presley (a new challenge like this could have saved his life)
    Alfred Hitchcock (guest star and guest director)
    Marlon Brando
    Howdy Doody
    Martin & Lewis
    Jerry Lee Lewis
    Stephen King (as well as writer of a segment or two)
    Tom Petty
    Ozzy Osbourne
    Aerosmith
    Ricky Nelson
    Wilt Chamberlain
    Bob Dylan
    Robert Frost
    Fats Domino
    Clint Eastwood
    Sally Field
    Steven Spielberg (guest star and guest director)
    Sylvester Stallone
    Wilson Pickett
    Harrison Ford
    John Wayne
    The Lone Ranger
    Bruce Springsteen
    Muhammad Ali
    Redd Foxx
    Michael Landon
    The surviving cast of the Beverly Hillbillies (at that time, everyone but Granny)
    Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck
    Henry Fonda
    Chuck Berry
    Roy Orbison
    John Travolta
     
  10. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Um... Sylvester Stallone was a guest star on the Muppet Show, probably Season 3 or later.
    Also, not exactly sure how cartoon2-D animated superstars like Bugs Bunny and/or Daffy Duck could've appeared as guest stars on the Muppet Show in 1980.

    Hope this helps.
     
  11. AdamBS

    AdamBS New Member

    I forgot about Stallone's appearance. :concern:

    As for Bugs and Daffy, they could have easily appeared as guest stars. Roger Rabbit wasn't the first time live action and animation were used together. Disney did it in 1946 on Song of the South, so I see no reason why it couldn't have happened in 1980 or before.
     
  12. anytimepally

    anytimepally Active Member

    Redd Foxx would've been great :D
    Clayton Moore was The Lone Ranger
     
  13. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Hmmm... Guess you're right, just not sure if Jim would've had the money and connections to pull it off.

    Oh well... Don't let measley little details like facts and figures get in the way of dream guest star possibilities.
     
  14. Winslow Leach

    Winslow Leach Active Member

    Paul Lynde

    Buddy Hackett

    Dick Martin

    Donny & Marie Osmond
     
  15. Gorgon Heap

    Gorgon Heap Active Member

    Well, if your imagination's up and running, check out:

    this

    and this.

    David "Gorgon Heap" Ebersole
     
  16. unclematt

    unclematt Active Member

    I would like to be a guest star
     


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