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What Muppet Fans Are Thinking About

Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by Muppet Master, May 20, 2014.

  1. WemblinFool18

    WemblinFool18 Active Member

    I just saw a commercial for something called "RadishFest"... and I launched into Fraggle Fangirl Mode :excited:
     
  2. BeakerJanice

    BeakerJanice Active Member

    I often think about the Muppet movies and my favourite scenes from the Episodes and Films ;)

    And These characters are always in my mind:

    Bunsen and beaker(Lol their Experiments and the Films with them)
    Miss Piggy
    Janice and Floyd
    Scooter
    Kermit
    The Electric Mayhem

    That's all! :)

    And I often think about the Music like ,,Something so right" or ,,Together again"!
     
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  3. BeakerJanice

    BeakerJanice Active Member

    Oh yeah!I love These two!Aww Beaker and the swedish Chef :eek:
     
  4. Mr Sweetums

    Mr Sweetums Active Member

    I'm thinking if The Muppet Hotwheels collection is going to continue, I recently bought all of them and can't stop thinking how cool a Sam the Eagle/Dr Teeth version would look like but there hasn't been any news on this in a while. I hope more come out soon:):concern::halo::o:mad::eek:
     
  5. scooterfan360

    scooterfan360 Well-Known Member

    i have been thinking about is the hub going to air the muppet show ? and my muppet fan fics
     
  6. BeakerJanice

    BeakerJanice Active Member

    Do U have Muppet Fan fics?
     
  7. scooterfan360

    scooterfan360 Well-Known Member

    yes but they are not posted yet and i don't think that they could be posted here because they are written like a to a dance movie novelization/ harlquin novel and not written the way like the others are written
     
  8. scooterfan360

    scooterfan360 Well-Known Member

    oh and they are pg13ish
     
  9. BeakerJanice

    BeakerJanice Active Member

    Ok!I also wrote some,But they are also not Posted
     
  10. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I saw that somebody on YouTube made a few playlists (in multiple parts... Is there a limit on how many videos can be in a playlist?) on Weird Al Yankovic, which features nearly everything Weird Al did (that can be viewed on YouTube), in chronological order, and I keep thinking it'd be cool if somebody did something similar like that for the Muppets.

    I doubt I would be up to it, but if I were to compile such playlists, here's what I'd do:
    • Every Muppet/Henson thing except for most Sesame Street (exceptions listed below) would be grouped together in playlists for 1955-2004.
    • After 2004, there'd be separate playlists for Muppets and The Jim Henson Company. Things like Jim Henson's Musical World, any interviews/promotions for Jim Henson: The Book, and news footage from Henson museum exhibits would be included in the Jim Henson Company playlists.
    • I wouldn't include YouTube poops and limit fan-made compilations, reviews, tributes, and such, but would include any video interviews with Henson/Muppet staff conducted by The Muppet Mindset, Tough Pigs, and other fan sites. I don't think I'd include many individual TMS clips, but I think it'd be okay to include a few fan-compiled compilations of recurring sketches.
    • In my mind, a chronological Sesame Street playlist would have to be separate. I'd include any full episodes that are on YouTube in order first, then include many inserts on their own, guessing the order (maybe even deliberately put some things in different orders). I wouldn't include any non-English language clips. Specials and home videos would also be included.
    • Since a Sesame Street playlist would be separate, the Muppet/Henson playlists wouldn't include much Sesame Street, but would include some. I'd include all non-Muppet films and animation bits Jim Henson was involved with (maybe also animated bits from other Muppet performers), the Sesame Street pitch reel (since it has Rowlf), the few Sesame Street projects produced by the Henson Company, Jim Henson's last Sesame Street productions, and select Muppet inserts from over the years. Any clips from after 2004 would go in the Henson Company playlist, but Elmo's World: Frogs (or at least just Kermit's clip, I think YouTube still has a clip from just that part of the segment) would go in the Muppets playlist.
    • I probably wouldn't include any full feature films. I'd include the trailers (and I would put the Follow That Bird trailer in the Muppets/Henson playlist), various TV/home video ads, and maybe a few select clips. Not sure whether it'd be good to put videos you have to pay to watch in a playlist (not sure whether you can watch and be billed later, or if you pay before being able to watch).

    But as I said, as cool as that'd be, to have every Muppet, Henson, and Sesame Street thing that can be viewed on YouTube in one (okay, a few) playlists in chronological order, I doubt I'd be the one to do so.
     
  11. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Lately I've been thinking about how Follow That Bird doesn't have any big production numbers by the cast on the street. I feel there should have been one at the beginning or end (All Together Now seems like it would have been great if sung by the cast, as opposed to being sung by Alabama on the soundtrack and briefly heard on Gordon's radio in one scene).

    I also feel like maybe the next Muppet movie should focus on the return of a character who hadn't been used in a long time, maybe an obscure character wanting his chance. Though maybe that would be a bit too gimmicky. But then again, considering Rizzo's small roles in the last two movies, his line in Muppets Most Wanted, and the special feature with Rizzo on the upcoming MMW blu-ray, maybe Rizzo should get his own feature film, even if it's just direct-to-video.
     
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  12. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    I've been thinking that the next muppet film, if ever made, should do something out of the ordinary, something unheard of in the muppet franchise. Here's a plot I've concocted.

    SYNOPSIS: The muppet gang is back in "Muppet Spies:Survival of the Fittest". The muppets are working as secrect agents/spies for the FBI. They are given a secret mission to catch a villian who has captured their best agent and held him hostage (the agent is Pierce Bronsan) AS WELL AS bombed several of their headquarters. The muppets are given a special plane/helicopter to use and capture the crook, but they find that they are unable to catch the crook after going to several areas and finding no one. Then their plane is struck by lightning, and it crashes in the middle of nowhere in several different areas including a desert, an ANTARTICA-LIKE SETTING, AND SOME OTHER ONES, seperating the muppets into several different groups. 1. Kermit, Fozzie, Gonzo 2. Miss Piggy and Annie Sue 3. Animal, The Swedish Chef, and Beaker 4. The Electric Mayhem, Rizzo, and Pepe. The muppets have to survive in these groups, try to find each other, and stop the villian. In the end, they find out the FBI was leading them on a wild goose chase in a plan to seperate and get rid of them, the FBI directors (played by Daniel Craig and Sandra Bullock) both hated the muppets, because they were such big stars, and they could never become rich and famous. In the climax, the muppets break in and reak havoc on the FBI headquarters which ends with Crazy Harry using his plunger box and making several large explosions. The film ends with the muppets all reunitning, and agreeing that they're not cut out for government work and end up opening a resteraunt (this part is meant as a gag), then the credits roll.

    Overal Summary: Muppets are spies, sent on wild goose chase, plane crashes, the muppets have to survive all alone in different places, learn the truth, reak havoc on FBI headquarters, THE END

    I think I TOOK that TOO far.
     
  13. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    The Muppets have to rescue a spy played by Pierce Brosnan, one of the James Bond actors? Sounds similar to how Looney Tunes: Back in Action had them rescuing a spy played by Timothy Dalton, who had also played James Bond. Not a bad idea, though.
     
  14. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    Thanks :). Never seen the looney tunes film, though I haven't heard a lot of postive reviews for it. I just picked Pierce, because he played James Bond at some point, and I have little knowledge of actors.
     
  15. FraggleLover130

    FraggleLover130 Active Member

    Why Disney, why?!?!
     
  16. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    A year ago somebody purchased on ebay an official guide book on the terms for Disney's deal with buying the Muppets and did a couple blog posts scanning various images from that book (I think there's still a lot not posted as well). That is on my mind a lot (and I posted a lot of the stuff regarding that that's on my mind in a thread about what Disney owns), but one thing in particular is a page on registered copyrights tranferring from Henson to Disney in 2004.
     
  17. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I suddenly had to stop writing before I was ready to. One thing I noticed about the registered copyrights, regarding characters, is that very few if any characters made from whatnots were listed (I don't think it even lists whatnot types/patterns). As far as I recall, it doesn't list Wayne, Wanda, Marvin Suggs, Trumpet Girl, or any of the Gogalalla Jubilee Jugband (then again, though not made from Whatnots, it only lists a few members of Lubbock Lou and His Jughuggers - whether by the names given in Jim Henson'c concept sketch for the band or by the names that were mentions on-screen. The list also didn't list any of Geri and the Attrics). I think Lew Zealand, who started out as a Whatnot but whose Whatnot pattern was then made into a permanent character, was listed. Another case in point is that the Zuccinni Bros. were listed under copyrights for The Muppet Show on Tour. Those characters are whatnots, but the walk-around versions wouldn't have been (speaking of that, I've sometimes wondered if they ever considered making full-bodied walk-around Whatnot/Anything Muppets).

    It makes me wonder about all registered copyrights for the Sesame Street characters. Makes me wonder if the many recurring characters made from Anything Muppets are listed.

    Edit to add: I was just looking at what I'm referring to, and it does list Marvin Suggs, Wayne, and Wanda under the various copyrights. It also lists Chorus Girls, who are whatnots.
     
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2014
  18. FunnyBear

    FunnyBear Active Member

    Rizzo: The Movie! Featuring America's Favorite Rat!
     
  19. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    That wouldn't work, because if anyone BUT Kermit is the host/main character, critics start hitting that production with a baseball bat, yet they still go apes for MCC.
     
  20. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    They would if it was a TV series, but if it were a movie it probably wouldn't be such a big deal. Did the fans make a big deal out of the fact that Miss Piggy headlined two TV specials, or that the Play-Along Videos had volumes hosted by Fozzie and Rowlf (actually Kermit didn't really host/star in any of those videos), or that some of the compilation videos weren't hosted by Kermit? Then again, all those were made years before the internet, so it's hard to really know.

    My idea was for there to be movies where a character other than Kermit was the main focus. Maybe just have them be direct-to-video or TV.
     


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