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When a Muppet says...

Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by LouisTheOtter, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. Auberoun

    Auberoun Well-Known Member

    Absolutely! The Muppets always seem to pick me up when having a bad day. (That scene in particular) :)
  2. tutter_fan

    tutter_fan Well-Known Member

    The scene where Kermit reads the script & there's all sorts of typos in it? The first time I heard this, it made me giggle like crazy. I sometimes think about that scene, and it just causes me to laugh!
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  3. Nasubionna

    Nasubionna Well-Known Member

    This makes me bust a gut every single time I watch it. Sooo hilarious!
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  4. Nasubionna

    Nasubionna Well-Known Member

    I just love whenever a Jim Henson character says "What the hay?" I've noticed the Swedish Chef, Link Hogthrob and Kermit saying it when they're perplexed by something, and it always makes me smile.... I think both because it's a funny expression that I use myself, and also because it makes me feel that Jim must've used the expression himself in order for it to translate over into at least 3 of his characters... it's a nice little Jim-specific continuity throughout those characters, and I like the little reminder of the man behind (or below, rather) those Muppets.
  5. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    When Beauregard says, "Maybe we can jump part-way" in TGMC
  6. LouisTheOtter

    LouisTheOtter Well-Known Member

    That's a good one. I also like Kermit going through the heist-prevention checklist: "Peanut butter?" Floyd: "Animal ate it all!" Animal: "Sorry..." Those are all funny lines on their own. Together, they rock.

    Bobo got off a few good ones in the much-maligned MFS. "There now, how'd that work out for ya, OK?" after Singer (Jeffrey Tambor) is fired makes me laugh every time, as does his "Jalapenos" song (when bringing imprisoned-Gonzo his sandwich) and "Please load weapon" after Singer's plot crashes and burns.

    And Bobo also had one of the better lines in the back end of The Muppets: "Hey, d'ya suppose we're actually workin' for the bad guy?" Bang-on...
  7. MuppetsFan4Life

    MuppetsFan4Life Well-Known Member

    Anytime Kermit scrunches up his face and says, "Sheesh!" makes me laugh so much! It's so cute!! And you can't help but feel sorry for him at the same time.
  8. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    Always been my favorite Kermit moment too. :)
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  9. panmanthe2nd

    panmanthe2nd Well-Known Member

    There are so many great bits in The Great Muppet Caper. The Pizza delivery scene is one of them that always makes me laugh (I love Fozzie's Italian accent).
  10. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    Baby Gonzo's "Thanks, Animal. That was cool" is worth a smile.
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  11. tutter_fan

    tutter_fan Well-Known Member

    Anytime Kermit scrunches up his face is hilarious!

    I also like it when he goes "Hubba Hubba Wha?!" and "What the hey?!"


    I also thought it was funny during that episode where Fozzie says "Now THAT'S a running gag" as the newsman runs to his desk.
  12. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    And another Muppet Babies quote: Animal's "Whaaa?" I use that one in real life sometimes.
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  13. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    I find that when Uncle Deadly, Bobo or Miss Poogy speak, they can be saying almost anything and it sounds funny, like there should be a pause after what they say for laughter -- regardless of whether it is really very funny.
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  14. Nasubionna

    Nasubionna Well-Known Member

    Two of my favorite little off-hand Muppet moments of all time is in the first episode of the Muppet Show, with Juliette Prowse.
    Firstly, while Gonzo's tire-eating act gets boos, I loooove how Kermit says "Well, looks like it's another wipe-out for Gonzo..." It's funny and makes me laugh, but it's also touching because obviously Gonzo not being positively received by the audience has happened before, but Kermit keeps giving him chances to do his art.
    Secondly, Juliette tells Kermit that she's never had to share a dressing room with a man who eats a tire, and Kermit replies "I told Gonzo to dress in the alley!" which cracks me up SO HARD. I just love that concept, and I love Kermit's matter-of-fact delivery of such an absurd line. :)
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  15. newsmanfan

    newsmanfan Well-Known Member

    SO many good examples...I too adore the way Gonzo always says "Cool!". You just KNOW he's contemplating something suicidally stupid at that moment.

    Anytime the chickens sing. I've been playing Camilla's version of "Forget You" so often I can just about sing it WITH them. Ba-GAWK!

    Newsie's occasional and ill-fated reality check: "That's the most RIDICULOUS thing I've ever --"

    And, though it's not actually a phrase, that double-take Beaker always does whenever Bunsen makes some ludicrous statement about the day's experiment. Classic!
  16. basicallygood

    basicallygood Active Member

    I always love hearing Grover say, "This looks like a job for SUPE--er Grover!!" Or whenever a reference to Hare Krishna is made in The Muppet Movie. (Bernie the Agent: Can you help me? I seem to have lost my sense of direction. Kermit: Have you tried Hare Krishna?)
  17. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    I wonder if it has something to do with the emphasis being placed on the 'wrong' word in a sentence, "You want to GIVE us the MONEY?" (Sweetums), "I can't seem to wipe THIS smile off my face," (Uncle Deadly), "SUP-er Grover!" (Super Grover).

    Because these sentences are just normal things to say, but hilarious when said with the timing and emphasis given by the Muppet gang.
  18. Borples

    Borples Well-Known Member

    I love when Big Mean Carl introduces himself: "HI, I'M A . . ." Especially on the Stand By Me viral vid. "HI, I'M A BUNNY!" It's just his voice; it cracks me up. He also has an "OM NOM NOM" that rivals Cookie Monster's.
  19. miss kermie

    miss kermie Well-Known Member

    Yes, not only it is hilarious, it's also very cute! <3
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  20. Walter

    Walter Well-Known Member

    Wow..where to start.. Here are the lines that never fail to put a smile on my face:):

    "You're my hero kermit...You're on my watch"
    (The entirety of "Life's a Happy Song")
    pretty much everything he says when convincing piggy and Gonzo to come back..
    As well as everything he says during the Muppet Pipes segment on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.[​IMG]

    Uncle Deadly:
    "I am a MUPPET, not a MOOPET!"
    "How charming, a finale!"
    Everytime he does that open mouthed cackle thing with his hands..:scary:

    I smile whenever Kermit is present..Just last month he was on a poster in the Atlanta airport and I just broke out in a huge grin..That's the power of the Frog:)
    "I think kids are smarter than that"
    The entirety of Rainbow connection..and I was getting very misty eyed when that final drum beat played and every Muppet was singing..Aw, who am I kidding, My eyes get watery whenever I play the song on the soundtrack!

    Piggy just makes me smile, whenever she says something it just comes out so funny, she puts up a tough front, but we all know she is a very kind pig..:mad:

    whenever Gonzo says anything weird I smile and laugh..so that's pretty much his entire vocabulary..:concern:

    His jokes are pretty dry, but I always smile and laugh at each one of them.. It's just the fact that he tries so hard to make us happy, he doesn't have to be good at it, but it's the thought that counts:o

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