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Why isn't Skeeter a Muppet?

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

  1. Quesal

    Quesal Well-Known Member

    Oh if they made an adult Skeeter for SOME kind of Muppet project even if it was just on one of Disney's little Muppet YouTube videos, that would get more hits than that "Friday, Friday" video!
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  2. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Disney is screwing up by not having a teen/late teen Skeeter doing viral videos or in the film. Frankly, the whole "old school only" approach doesn't completely sit well with me. Keeping the characters looking like their 70's counterparts(including dress style) makes people think the Muppets are purely a retro thing. Especially not having Pepe as a main character.

    The Boom comics were smart in having Skeeter properly debut. Think of the Hot Topic merchandise, think of the tween/teen/emo goth indie hipster marketing Disney could be doing with a teenage/college aged Skeeter. Sure, some "purist" Muppet fans(the ones who hate Pepe and think the Muppets should stick to TMS era) would balk at it, but Disney is crazy not to pursue the angle.
  3. RedPiggy

    RedPiggy Well-Known Member

    Well, aside from a couple of the fairy tale ones, I concede I only have the Muppet comics that feature Skeeter's arc. :p
  4. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Imagine if it was Skeeter...singing the Friday Friday song. Internet Viral Sensation. (And apocalyptic event)
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  5. Quesal

    Quesal Well-Known Member

    HA Yea didnt think of that
  6. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Because you are a normal human being!
  7. Quesal

    Quesal Well-Known Member

    Normally I'd be insulted by that, but since I had a kid...yea I guess I am normal. :(
  8. mbmfrog

    mbmfrog Well-Known Member

    Eh...Pepe in the new movie could screw things up with his outgoing personality.

    Yet, Skeeter maybe making a cameo in the new film, would be a gold mine of a treat for us all.:)
  9. RedPiggy

    RedPiggy Well-Known Member

    Even if you didn't want to show her, since the plot revolves around the Muppets having broken up and all doing their own thing ... you could just show Scooter at his house (singing that City song or whatever, LOL) ... and a female voice off-camera asks Scooter where her dumbbells are or something. This way, you can imply Skeeter without going there, if you are truly bent on not showing her.
  10. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    No, no, no. Skeeter will be in one of those top-row arches that is currently blanked out. I know she will. I saw it in my tea leaves. Well, OK, I don't drink tea. I saw it in the half-melted cubes at the bottom of my soda cup.

    Seriously, wouldn't it be cool if that happened? But those blank spots are probably reserved for characters who will be joining the Muppet troupe, either Walter or some bad-guys-turned-good.
  11. RedPiggy

    RedPiggy Well-Known Member

    I wanna see Skeeter and Red trying to outdo each other in a gym. :p
  12. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    Give me time and I'll write that into a fanfic. My timeline's moving in that direction.

    Hmm... I don't know if I could get Red into a Silly Creature gym, but I bet Skeeter would go spelunking...
  13. RedPiggy

    RedPiggy Well-Known Member

    Well, here's mine, LOL. :)
  14. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Well, if I remember right... In RedPiggy's ficverse, Skeeter was last seen entering a cave opening to spend some time among Fraggles in Skeeter Rock.
  15. JJandJanice

    JJandJanice Well-Known Member

    I don't totally agree with that. First off at least their bringing back characters that haven't been seen much since the 80s, such as Wanye and Wanda, Uncle Deadly, Scooter, Electric Mayhem band and so much more. Second Pepe is going to be in the new movie along with other more "new school" characters like Clifford (I don't know how "major" of a role their going to have, but still, they're suppose to be in their). Third, what about the fact that in the new movie they're introducing the totally new character: Walter?

    Plus I don't see how the characters look like their "70's counterparts" at all. Miss. Piggy for example isn't dressed like a "70s woman" and Fozzie has a totally new look that makes him look way furrier than he ever has, I mean he looks way more like a "teddy bear" now than ever.

    As for the "not having Pepe as a main character" thing, well that's an example of not being able to please everyone. Let's not forget their were some fans who didn't like Pepe and thought of him as the "Elmo of the Muppet show Muppets," cause he became so popular.
  16. Teheheman

    Teheheman Well-Known Member

    I think that bringing back Skeeter in a movie would be good/bad. Good in the sense that we actually get to see the Muppet Baby Skeeter all grown up and she would still be what they originally intended her to be in Muppet Babies, which is something to off-set Ms Piggy, also it would be great to see how Ms. Piggy and Scooter would react to her flirting with Kermit. Bad in the sense that they've never really introduced Scooter in the realm of the actual Muppets as having any siblings, so to introduce a twin sister, even though Muppet Babies had it, would still be kind of a continuity breaker don't ya think? I mean, I don't know if any of the newer fans would know much about Muppet Babies to know about Skeeter being Scooters sister. Although the concept is intriguing to have Skeeter as a Muppet doing a viral video.

  17. bazooka_beak

    bazooka_beak Well-Known Member

    I would love it if she made some kind of cameo in a project, even if it was just a picture of her on the wall! They wouldn't have to explain it or point it out, but "in the know" fans like me would be thrilled, I think :)
  18. LamangoNumber2

    LamangoNumber2 Well-Known Member

    .... Oh my....
  19. kingprawnokay

    kingprawnokay Member

    As a fan of Henson and post-Henson Muppets, I am on board with Skeeter eventually showing up as an official Muppet.

    And I am against the push to downplay characters like Pepe.
  20. RedPiggy

    RedPiggy Well-Known Member

    The beauty of it is nowadays you don't HAVE to downplay anyone. With the web here in the 21st century, you can just do cool things with everybody. :)

    Heck, for what it's worth, I'd just be happy for this new movie to have a scene where there's roll call and the announcer just mispronounces Scooter's name as Skeeter. :)

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