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Why isn't Skeeter a Muppet?

Discussion in 'Muppet Babies' started by Disneys Muppets, Jul 26, 2004.

  1. muppet baby

    muppet baby Active Member

    oh my gosh i love the how you put this because it was the way that i saw it . Yes i think that they wanted to show the reason why we only saw the adults legs was because of though a kids eyes that is really in a way all that we could really see when we where there age LOL being that short and all .

    I really want to see the episodes with sadler and wordoff , i can not remember much of the episode with them , but what i remember was really wonderful .
  2. unclematt

    unclematt Active Member

    I could see Bunsen saying something like "I havent seen you since the nursery" and then there being no other mention of it. I kinda like the idea.
  3. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    I always think it's so funny how they only showed Nanny's legs because it was intended to be from the viewpoint of a child...but yet every child who ever watched the show always asked, "Why doesn't she have a head? !" Lol ;)
  4. muppet baby

    muppet baby Active Member

    You know i had heard that to , so funny that nanny and the grown ups as i had always heard it called LOL , wow they where never shown to have a face , LOL
  5. unclematt

    unclematt Active Member

    Is Barbara Billingsby still alive?
  6. muppet baby

    muppet baby Active Member

    Hmmmmmmmmmm matt that is a good question i bet we could find that answer at imdb.com

    i might check there in a bit .:)
  7. unclematt

    unclematt Active Member

    I just looked it up and she is still alive at very young 93 years old.
  8. muppet baby

    muppet baby Active Member

    cool thanks matt for looking that up and leting us know :)
  9. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    You know... after reading Family Reunion, I had a thought... it really would have been something if they indeed made Skeeter an actual Muppet Character for the show Muppets Tonight, since Scooter was years from getting a preliminary recast. I could have seen her in Scooter's role (Clifford's assistant) just unprofessional, and not one iota as gung ho as her brother was.

    That said, I really wonder, minor character or not, why they didn't just slap the TV trope athletic kid personality on Annie Sue instead of anachronistically adding a character to the backstory that never existed in the grand scheme of things.

    It's a shame she didn't have the Harley Quinn factor. For those who don't know... you're really bad at geekdom first of all :wisdom: Harley became so popular in the Batman cartoon series that she was adapted into the series's continuity... comic books, subsequent shows... she became so cult that they made a place for her in the comics. Either someone at Henson really didn't like Skeeter, or the idea of having to rewrite history with a character that didn't exist before to completely deny her existance in any media... until the comic that is... and even then, there were odd terms and conditions.
  10. Schfifty

    Schfifty Well-Known Member

    If she in fact WERE a real Muppet, I wonder what role she would have on The Muppet Show... maybe an extra go-fer? Who knows?
  11. unclematt

    unclematt Active Member

    I think she would be more of an Uncle Matt charater but instead of going into "outer space" she would make discoveries about the guest hosts.
  12. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Like I said, I'd see her as someone on Muppets Tonight who has Scooters job... just without the passion and willingness. Sort of like saying the job's a job and I'll leave as soon as I get enough money I'll scram. And as such she doesn't want to get emotionally attached to anyone... and she's also constantly screwing things up and on the cusp of being fired on a daily basis. I could see her being a headache to Clifford and the only one who could get him to lose his cool.

    But I really think the comic book version absolutely gets her the right character, keeping just enough of her MB personality. I'm real glad they kept her for another issue. She plays a pretty pivotal role in the Second Family Reunion issue.
  13. RedPiggy

    RedPiggy Well-Known Member

    I really hope they keep her. I missed her introduction but I liked her in the second issue.
  14. mbmfrog

    mbmfrog Active Member

    If Skeeter was ever a real muppet I would like for them to keep some of her Muppet Babies persona in being a bit more alethlic, like a replacement daredevil in case :concern:couldn't do it.

    I mean that's how I always view her as a bit more of a girl daredevil who truly does get on Piggy's nerves. :mad:
  15. GonzoLeaper

    GonzoLeaper Well-Known Member

    I'd love to see Skeeter make a cameo appearance as a live Muppet in the new Muppets movie- but I have a feeling that would probably never happen. But you never know...;)
  16. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I honestly don't think Skeeter will be Harley Quinned into the greater Muppet canon. I can see why... it would seem like fan service and she could seem pasted in.
  17. RedPiggy

    RedPiggy Well-Known Member

    Well, to be fair, whenever they introduce new characters, they seem kinda pasted in to fill out the roster. After all, whatnots and anythings and unisaurs are there PRECISELY to fill out the screen, nothing more.

    Let's not forget that Kermit didn't have a nephew until magically he did. There has to be a way to get Skeeter in there, either as a quiet "Oh, hey, you're here" kind of thing or "OMG EPIC WIN" kind of thing.
  18. unclematt

    unclematt Active Member

    I think it has to be an OMG EPIC WIN kinda thing
  19. JJandJanice

    JJandJanice Well-Known Member

    An episode of Robot Chicken explained why Skeeter isn't a Muppet, :).
  20. fozziecub10

    fozziecub10 New Member

    Maybe those years they were trying to get Scooter a voice again, he was searching for Skeeter, it would tie up his storyline.

    I had an idea a few years ago for a film about how some of the Muppet characters have vanish and never be spoken of again, that involved goverment abduction/alien abduction that would lead them to think they find Gonzos origins of being an alien.

    Then Scooter turned up ;) as did Muppets from Space :concern: but then there are lots of other Muppets that have vanished over the years that could still be a plot to a film that would include the re-introduction of Skeeter and Scooter as new lead Muppets.

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