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What if Rowlf was the main Muppet?

Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by muppetfan89, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. muppetfan89

    muppetfan89 Well-Known Member

    At one time, Rowlf was the main Muppet of the group, what if it stayed that way and Kermit was never the main character, what do you think it would be like? What would be different?

    I could see Rowlf and Fozzie being a team, as Kermit and Fozzie are. I could even see really funny moments between Rowlf and Miss Piggy. What do you think?
  2. Bill Bubble Guy

    Bill Bubble Guy Well-Known Member

    I remember posting in another thread once on similar lines. I said I thought it was amusing to imagine what The Muppet Show would be like if Rowlf and Kermit's roles were reversed so that Rowlf the Dog was the host trying to cope with all the mayhem each week interacting with all the other characters including Piggy's deep heartfelt love for her doggykins. While Kermit was the frog who played the piano and portrayed Dr.Bob in Vet's Hospital. Mind you the only exchange I can think of that wouldn't work is when Kermit appeared inside Behemoth's mouth when he was a patient in Vet's Hospital with a frog in his throat. :D
  3. Colbynfriends

    Colbynfriends Well-Known Member

    I think that things would be more crazy, because I've always felt that Rowlf was more layed back. But if the roles were reversed, that would be kind of funny. the only thing is, I don't think Rowlf could scrunch up his face:p
  4. Redsonga

    Redsonga Well-Known Member

    Rowlf is more easy going, I don't think he would be the best leader, it doesn't seem like he takes stress as well as Kermit can :p...
  5. AnimatedC9000

    AnimatedC9000 Well-Known Member

  6. Redsonga

    Redsonga Well-Known Member

    *lol* And that was only after trying to do one poem, think of how he would be dealing with that everyday :sympathy:!
  7. AnimatedC9000

    AnimatedC9000 Well-Known Member

    He'd be a nervous wreck! The poor thing... *hugs Rowlf*
  8. Colbynfriends

    Colbynfriends Well-Known Member

    forgot about that one.:o your right, the poor doggy.
  9. AnimatedC9000

    AnimatedC9000 Well-Known Member

    For some weird reason, Rowlf reminds me of myself. I'm not that good under pressure, and I hate for other things to go on while I'm trying to do something.
  10. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Green just pops. If Rowlf had become the top dog (in place of the main frog) I doubt he'd be brown. And then he wouldn't seem like the Rowlf we know. Kermit brightened up for color television and I think Rowlf would have too. However, he's just too relaxed for that spot. Kermit has the tendency to lose it for short bursts that isn't in Rowlf's nature.

    I don't see him tied down to Piggy. I think he'd play the field. Piggy would still be a chorus girl if Rowlf had his way. (Suddenly feeling sorry for Piggy and forgetting her recent Gonzo snub). Rowlf is the type that would sleep in anyway so I don't think he'd want the leadership role for long. Only the frog can really do that. If Rowlf ran the Muppets I think the shows would be taped from his living room - or maybe a piano bar. :) :sympathy:
  11. Redsonga

    Redsonga Well-Known Member

    Well, Rowlf is a dog, and dogs aren't that faithful in love :p. Then again nether are frogs...but Rowlf seems to stick to his own kind and not like Piggy all that much :\
  12. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets Well-Known Member

    Well for one thing, he would have been heavier for Jim Henson to carry around!:D
  13. ryhoyarbie

    ryhoyarbie Well-Known Member

    I don't think Rowlf would hang out with Piggy. He'd brush her off and go home, or have a few beers and go for a walk, as stated in the Muppet Movie.

    Rowlf and Fozzie were friends later past TMS, but I know he would heckle Fozzie.

    Don't know if he would like running the show itself. He seems content to playing the piano and trying not to let all the mayhem happen around him.
  14. Frogster

    Frogster Well-Known Member

    I think it's interesting that one of the reasons Jim didn't wanna do Rowlf as the main character is cuz Kermit was lighter and it was easier to perform him for longer periods of time. Makes me wonder what it'd be like if Rowlf and Piggy had became an item as well lol... they'd have baby digs
  15. Redsonga

    Redsonga Well-Known Member

    You mean little pogs ;)
  16. muppet baby

    muppet baby Well-Known Member

    i love what u said here marty yes i have always wondered that to wow that would have funny to see piggy's heart felt love for her doddkins that would have really been cool i like rowlf he is really cool . :sympathy: i only put that face there because i wanted rolf somewhere on my post keke
  17. peyjenk

    peyjenk Well-Known Member

    Or puplets. :D
  18. Redsonga

    Redsonga Well-Known Member

    Somehow, I think Miss Piggy and Rowlf would be too much like Lucy and Schroeder from Peanuts *lol*
  19. peyjenk

    peyjenk Well-Known Member

    Don't Piggy and Kermit already fill the Lucy-Schroeder dynamic, though (sans the piano).

    As far as the "If-Rowlf-were-boss-would-Piggy-like-him-instead-of-Kermit" question, I think the answer depends on whether or not Piggy is attracted to Kermit because he's an authority figure, or is there something about the Frog specifically she's in love with?

    I would say that she started out liking him because of his position of command, but then grew to love him for him.... which does nothing to answer our main question, because then we ask why wouldn't she do the same with Rowlf?

    Aaaah... philosophical debate.... can't... compute....
  20. AnimatedC9000

    AnimatedC9000 Well-Known Member

    XD Yes!

    Piggy: "Rowlfie, do you think a pretty girl is like a melody?"
    Rowlf: "I wouldn't know... I've never met any beautiful girls."
    Piggy: "... May your stupid piano be devoured by termites."

    Now, if only I had the original comic for reference, I could probably draw that scene and show it to you guys...

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