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What went wrong with Muppets from Space?

Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by Daffney, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. Lola p

    Lola p Well-Known Member


    I agree. I personly think that Wizard of Oz was the worst Muppet movie. No offense to people who like it. just my personal opinion.
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  2. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Here is the interview I was talking about. It's also really funny so I recommend watching the whole thing! The guys in the background laughing are hilarious. Lol!

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  3. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    I could have sworn that was Joey Mazzarino who wrote the MFS script that got picked up. Or maybe he and Jerry both wrote it?

    As I recall, the proposed Muppets in Space was about Kermit getting kidnapped by some aliens who thought that he was their leader. It was up to the rest of the gang to save Kermit. Some merchandise was sold for the film, but obviously nothing happened beyond that.

    Interestingly, MFS was originally supposed to have had a different ending. It was something along the lines of Gonzo finally meeting his 'family', only to learn that they are actually Gonzo fans. This therefore kept Gonzo's species up in the air, but Gonzo was happy because he still had a family (obviously the Muppets). There was also supposed to have been a cameo by Traveling Matt. This probably would have been a more suitable ending (although the finished ending was still played well).
  4. Lola p

    Lola p Well-Known Member




    Oh. My. God.... All in favor of letting Dr. tooth re write the entire movie and directing it?
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  5. Powerstars

    Powerstars Active Member

    Alright, here's what I think of the movie.

    PROS:
    -Sereval great laughs, such as “Doctor, doctor.”
    -The Gonzo/Van Neuter scene
    -The opening with Noah's Ark
    -“Brick House”
    -Pepe. Need I say more?
    -Good initial concept

    CONS:
    -Poor directing
    -Mildly butchered script
    -Not enough Kermit/Robin/Fozzie/Mayhem/Beaker
    -Muppets in “Brick House” seem to disappear after the song
    -Not “Muppetty” enough.
    -Funk
    -No original songs
    -Gonzo's an alien

    Overall, it was a good movie, not great, not bad, but certainly enjoyable.
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  6. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    All I'm saying is is if Kermit wasn't too fond of it then.... Lol! I'm sorry and no disrespect to people who really liked this movie but I really just have nothing good to say about it. It wasn't the muppets I know and love.
  7. Lola p

    Lola p Well-Known Member


    there is more i could add to cons, but i am to tired to talk about it.
  8. Powerstars

    Powerstars Active Member

    Alright, I'd love to see what you can add!
  9. Lola p

    Lola p Well-Known Member

    Ok, my add ons:

    No muppet songs at all!
    A LOT of potty humor
    Too many muppets involved in the Convent scene (when they broke gonzo out)
    They were not the muppets we know and love
    So many old favetoite muppets are ignored and there's mabye 10 muppets that are focused on (what I mean is: it is all about gonzo, Kermit, piggy, etc. other muppets are just there)
    And finally, my personal pet peeve: scooter had 1 line.. AND IT WAS NOT EVEN LIKE SCOOTER!
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  10. JJandJanice

    JJandJanice Active Member

    Well Gonzo was so much the focus of the whole movie. I feel Rizzo even had a better role than Kermit, Piggy or Fozzie.

    As for the Scooter line, you have to remember, at least Scooter GOT A LINE. He was NO WHERE in the last two Muppet movies before this, Muppet Christmas Carol and Treasure Island.
  11. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    My pet peeves with this movie wasn't even about the focus being on Gonzo because I love Gonzo but the Muppet spirit wasn't there...
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  12. Lola p

    Lola p Well-Known Member


    i get that, but why can't you make it similar to the character? The line was NOTHING like Scooter! He would not be selling shirts to make money, he would be helping kermit and the gang get to Cape Cod!
  13. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    Well to be fair on Muppet Show Scooter once took the opportunity to get the audience to buy his magazines so he could win a skateboard (which he eventually did apparently, lol). ;)
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  14. Powerstars

    Powerstars Active Member

    Sure, no Muppet songs. There was a bit of Potty humor. If anything, there weren't ENOUGH muppets in the Covnet scene. Are you saying the Muppet movie had too many characters in the showdown? They tried something different, I can see that. Muppets who had relevance: Gonzo, Kermit, Piggy, Rizzo, and of course, Pepe. It was Scooter's first line in years, it was VERY important. We also had Rowlf's first line in years, with "OUGH!!!" JJandJanice stated what I mean about Scooter. I can kinda see how you feel about it being out of character, but I refer you to Heralde.
  15. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    Thanks, although to be fair (again hehe) I have no interest in seeing MFS again. I agree that by and large the Muppets are out of character.
  16. Powerstars

    Powerstars Active Member

    Will I like the movie, I can see that. Gonzo, Rizzo, Animal, Johnny, Sal, Van Neuter and Pepe are in character, Miss Piggy is mildly in character, Kermit's barely in character, and everyone else is out of character, such as Fozzie, who gets funny lines, but he never once tells an actual joke.
  17. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    With Gonzo I'm reminded of something I read on the Tough Pigs site about MFS: "Too strong a character role for one of the crazier characters." Now that's not to say one of the non-Kermit characters should never have a staring role. But if not done properly it can create an imbalance in a character's personality.

    Johnny and Pepe probably were in character but for me that's the problem, lol. Though I do like Pepe on occasion in small doses, lol.
  18. Powerstars

    Powerstars Active Member

    Pepe is underrated to me. All the little shrimp wants is to "shake his bun-buns with Ricky Martin, hokay?" And money. And women. But, then again, Animal wants women too, and look how popular he is. I agree with the "Too strong a character role." I loved Johnny and Sal and wish there was more of them. Same with Dr. Phil. Brian should really work with the Muppets again.
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  19. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    Oh I love Animal. His, um, "interest" in woman reminds me of the classic hard rocker, lol. But Pepe reminds me of teenagers trying to seem grown up. It's shock value and that's about it. But to each their own. :)
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  20. Powerstars

    Powerstars Active Member

    I also thought Animal was overrated, but he's still cool.

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