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Why isn't Skeeter a Muppet?

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

  1. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    The fact there is no modern day Skeeter ala Skeeter in the comics PROVES how lame brained Disney is. Let's see, a brash spunky unique FEMALE Muppet character who would appeal to tween/teen girls and the hot topic crowd? Hello!

    I can't imagine why any Muppet fan would not want to see a teen/college aged version of her. She is EXACTLY what the Muppets need right now. There's like what, two Muppet female characters these days? Piggy and Janice, who rarely speaks or is even seen. And "Poogy"...not quite the best character.
  2. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I severely doubt Disney's to blame here... and I really doubt Jason and the rest read that exact comic arc, especially with intent to add another new character into the movie (they shoved too much into that film already). Even if they did decide to add her in, that wouldn't have been the project to introduce her. That needs either a new TV series or another movie to work.

    Skeeter was treated as a Muppet Babies only character since Jim Henson's day, and I doubt they'd ever have added her into anything else then, now, or ever. I'm shocked they managed to put her in the comics to begin with.

    Like I said earlier, even if we did get Skeeter, it'd be just a girl Scooter they'd use once or twice and then completely abandon. It took Roger and Amy to create the character, and the probabilities of her getting added would be the same as them adding Ninja Rogers or Clint Wacky. She's treated as a comic book only character, and she'll likely just be a comic book character. Sure, we'd LOVE to see her retconned into the Muppet canon, but it's not going to happen. Jim Henson didn't do it, why would Jim Lewis? They seem heckbent to separate the character from the rest of the Muppets with some crazy backstory... and that's the way it was and will be.

    And I have to admit... when was there ever a strong, permanent female role model in the Muppets other than Piggy and Janice? All the women characters I remember lasted barely a season... Gladys, Miss Mousy, Wanda, Hilda, Mildred, Vicky on the Jim Henson hour... not exactly permanent fixtures. The stronger females were always in Sesame Street and especially Fraggle Rock. Sure, it would be fun to have some new female characters, but they never manage to stick around long.
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  3. bingboingcutie

    bingboingcutie Well-Known Member

    That is a good idea! I say just get rid of the whole rivalry and give her something funny about her character and she could become one of the Muppets.
  4. Skeeter 2 B

    Skeeter 2 B Member

    Ok, for all you Skeeter fan's out there. Skeeter is about to make the leap into Live action. My custome made Skeeter is almost done. A good friend of mine made her for me, and did a FANTASTIC job. I should have her soon, and once I do I'll be sure to post plenty of finished photos of her here, but for now here's a sneak peek.

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  5. bingboingcutie

    bingboingcutie Well-Known Member

    Aww, she's adorable!! Someone needs to put her on and create a new Muppet character (or rather, an old one). How was the face made??
  6. Skeeter 2 B

    Skeeter 2 B Member

    Oh I will, I'm personally going to be working with Skeeter, even if it only gets as far as You Tube Vidos. Thou, I'm not sure she going to like me so much, I'm kind of a "Nerd" myself. Me and my friend have 10 puppets between the 2 of us. We've set up a small set and camera in our house and are curently working on a few scrips. As always once i have something I'll post it here. :excited:
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  7. bingboingcutie

    bingboingcutie Well-Known Member

    Lol; when I get to the Jim Henson company one of these days, I'm so going to meet Skeeter.
  8. Skeeter 2 B

    Skeeter 2 B Member

  9. charlietheowl

    charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    That looks great! Whoever made that did a very nice job.
  10. bingboingcutie

    bingboingcutie Well-Known Member

  11. DannyRWW

    DannyRWW Well-Known Member

  12. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

  13. Skeeter 2 B

    Skeeter 2 B Member

    Let me be clear, and give credit where credit is due, I didn't make her. A friend of mine did. Skeeter is puppet #2 I've got from him. Penlope was the first. Both are on his site. Here's it is so you can see more of his work.

  14. Animal31

    Animal31 Well-Known Member

    Wow, I think I need to hire you as my agent!!!

    And thank you, I'm really glad you liked her.........
  15. miss kermie

    miss kermie Well-Known Member

    What happened to Skeeter?
    Watch Robot Chicken.
    Oh you wanted the REAL answer.

    I do believe Skeeter's animated preformer passed away, and the puppeteers couldn't find a close voice match, so they didn't use her, because if they didn't use her before Muppet Babies, they didn't have to use her afterwards.
  16. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    Er, I doubt that's the case. She has already been recast once, from Howie Mendel to Frank Welker. Both voice actors are still alive. And I'm certain that if they aged her they'd recast her voice. Welker is amazing, but somehow I don't see him voicing a peppery young woman.

    Probably The Powers That Be just see Skeeter as non-canon. She was created to be another female in the nursery, and when that need was gone, so was Skeeter.

    Last I heard Nanny threw her out in the trash, and she's now living in the dump with friends made of garbage.
  17. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    The heck with those stories about her being "lost in the Amazon." THAT'S the truth.
  18. mo

    mo Well-Known Member

    i saw the robot chicken thing...wow I don't know if I should be laughing or cringing.
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  19. miss kermie

    miss kermie Well-Known Member

    LOL I know right?
  20. mo

    mo Well-Known Member

    I showed it to my mom amd asked if I should be watching it and she said "no!"

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