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Why isn't Skeeter a Muppet?

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

  1. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Ah... But they did grow up together, sort of... Just go and read ReneeLouvier's Sadie's Stories. Sure it's just fanfiction, but it helps explain things rather neatly and nicely.
  2. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    Hehe, yeah the old debate of Muppet canon. The thing is, the Muppets carried on the grand tradition of Vaudeville and 1930s movies. Where character actors and comedians played the same personalities over and over again in different stories and different situations. For instance the Marx Brothers basically played the same characters in all of their films, just with different names and different jobs.

    Same with the Muppets. Same characters, different situations. We're not really used to it nowadays because that's not the kind of entertainment we've grown up with. :)
  3. ReneeLouvier

    ReneeLouvier Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the plug for my fanfiction, Ed.
  4. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Any time Sara. *Hugs to my li'l cousin.
  5. abiraniriba

    abiraniriba Well-Known Member

    Scooter himself would like to tell you what happened tro Skeeter

    ;) Hi guys I was Ab's house today, and he showed me this odd thread, and after cleaning off the chair from the last time :grouchy: sat on it I decided to clear up this little mystery. As you know according TMM I was originally a roadie for The Electric Mayhem. My sister Skeeter worked with them for a while too, however soon after they took up residence in the abandoned Presbyterian church you see them in on TMM she got itchy feet, I told her to go buy some Tinactin, at first but then she explained to me that she just wanted to move on, and follow her real dream which was exploring the world. The Electric Mayhem gave her a big farewell concert and she left. I haven't seen her since. I have gotten an occasional letter, however, lately she's been doing a lot of mountain climbing. Here's a partial transcript of one from Mount Washington New Hampshire where I'm told they have the World's Worst Weather:

    :smirk: RAIN, SNOW, SLEET, HAIL, 400 MPH WINDS, that's a run-down of the weather I've seen this past week, and this is the best one yet of this month I've spent on top of this place, not to mention what I saw climbing up it. Anyhow, I hope this letter gets to you as the mailbox I put it in just blew away.

    The box itself landed at Ab's place soon after he decided to only let us visit one at a time rather than a whole bunch at once, cool huh?
  6. Jacquelyn

    Jacquelyn Member

    I was born in '88 so I grew up in the Muppet Babies era.. I remember Bean Bunny and Statler and Waldorf and Robin... but I don't remember Janice. I would LOVE to see that episode. Is it on youtube or for sale or anything? I can't imagine her as a toddler. :flirt:
  7. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    I'm interested to know what her voice would have sounded like...Similar to Rowlf's, I imagine...
  8. wiley207

    wiley207 Well-Known Member

    Since Janice was always performed by a man (mostly Richard Hunt), they got Dave Coulier to voice Janice there.
  9. GSmiley2007

    GSmiley2007 Well-Known Member

    Anyone got audio of Baby Janice speaking? I'm curious to know how Dave's voice sounded performing her...
  10. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Ok, so, I'm sure this has been covered befre but...Why didn't the Muppeteers do the real voices? Were they still producing the Muppet Show? I know that Muppet Babies was released after Muppet's Take Manhatten, so technically there were no more classic Muppet movies being made. Were they busy on SS? Certainly Dave wasn't. What were they doing?
  11. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I GET IT! I GET IT! I think I got it now. A witch cast a spell on her, and she turned into a Fraggle. And I bet you can guess which one I'm thinking of... :excited:
  12. Mr Devco

    Mr Devco Well-Known Member

    She reminds me of Red Fraggle
  13. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    That's actually pretty typical when TV shows make the effort to include a female character. They don't want her to appear too "girly" because that might offend people. So they make her a full blown tom boy. Which is also problematic in my opinion heh, but at least Red and Skeeter were good characters. :excited:
  14. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    I think Piggy balanced Skeeter rather well, so the tomboy thing didn't go too far.
  15. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Too true. let's not forget about Venus DiMilo in the Live action ninja Turtles. or better yet. Let us DO forget her and never bring it up again.

    Funny about her being a girl's role model, considering Skeeter was voiced by a man. I say that knowing full well Gonzo, Robin and Rowlf were voiced by women.
  16. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    Agreed! Hehe

    Yeah at this point, there is so much gender switching in voice acting, there's no point in dwelling on it, lol.
  17. wiley207

    wiley207 Well-Known Member

    And Baby Piggy was voiced by a woman, so her voice sounded odd (I'm more used to a man voicing Piggy), but not as odd as Baby Gonzo's girlish voice.
  18. GSmiley2007

    GSmiley2007 Well-Known Member

    And I'll admit, Katie Leigh's voice for Baby Rowlf isn't really odd at all... I mean, Baby Rowlf really doesn't sound that feminine when you listen to him talk. :)

    BTW, who do you think should've done some other cartoon baby versions of Muppets who weren't Muppet babies? (I know someone had a great suggestion to do Katie as a baby Dr. Teeth, and I had a great suggestion to do Greg as a baby Bert, too [I mean, Bert's voice and Fozzie's voice are exactly the same! :-D])

    Also, what do you think they'd be interested in? My opinions:

    Baby Ernie - could've been interested in messy stuff

    Baby Bert - could've been interested in birds (mainly pigeons), and he'd have a stuffed toy version of Bernice (who, like Camilla, would come to life in imagination segments)

    Baby Cookie Monster - no changes, he just loves food, mainly cookies

    Baby Big Bird - could've been interested in reading, like Baby Janice

    Baby Gobo - Could've been interested in exploring, just like Baby Kermit. Imagine the two of them arguing over who should be the leader! :-D

    Baby Mokey - could've been interested in art, mainly finger-painting. I'd also picture a bow in her turquoise-colored hair (like Piggy's, but a darker shade of pink)

    Baby Red - She'd have loved her toys. And imagine her forming a friendship with Skeeter.

    Baby Tutter - loves cheese

    That's about all I can come up with. ;-)

    Also, I can only hope that one day, Skeeter will be a live-action grown-up Muppet. :-D We all wish, don't we? ;-)
  19. Alpha Centauri

    Alpha Centauri Well-Known Member

    I always thought it would be interesting if they made a 'Fraggle Babies' cartoon.
  20. GSmiley2007

    GSmiley2007 Well-Known Member

    Heh... I wonder how the opening intro would've went... also wonder who would do the voices (if they couldn't get the Muppeteers themselves to perform them)...

    My suggestions:

    Tom Kenny as a baby Gobo :smirk: (I pictured his voice sounding like either SpongeBob SquarePants or Pat the Hammer from Handy Manny) and Junior Gorg (his voice might be like that of Cliff from CatDog, which would definitely sound better than the voice Michael Laskin used for Junior on the cartoon Fraggle Rock [I saw the cartoon version's intro, and I do not like Junior's voice in that... he's supposed to sound big and dumb, not like he's one of the Muppet Babies!])

    Russi Taylor as a baby Wembley (his voice might sound like Huey, Dewey, and Louie from the DuckTales era) and a baby Gunge (his voice would be like Baby Gonzo's)

    Rob Paulsen as a baby Boober (if Rob can do the grown-up Boober in the Fraggle Rock cartoon really well, he can do a baby version of the Fraggle, too [but with a voice similar to either Carl Wheezer from Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius or Yakko Warner of the Animaniacs]) and a younger Trash Heap (haven't heard the cartoon TH yet, but it sounds like people enjoy that voice)

    Sarah Heinke (currently the voice of Strawberry Shortcake, who ironically, was voiced by Russi Taylor back in the '80s) as a baby Red :excited: (I imagined her voice being like the current Strawberry Shortcake, only slightly deeper)

    Chantal Strand (voiced Cassie [the little pink dragon] from Dragon Tales) as a baby Mokey (I've often thought of a baby Mokey voice being similar to the pink dragon)

    Grey DeLisle as a baby Philo (her voice could sound like Vicky's little sister Tootie from The Fairly OddParents)

    Frank Welker as a baby Sprocket and a younger Pa Gorg, maybe a slightly younger Traveling Matt

    Laurie O'Brien as a baby Cotterpin Doozer (I think her voice would sound like Baby Piggy's) and a slightly younger Ma Gorg

    What's your suggestions? ;) Also, I wonder who'll get to do Junior Gorg and Gunge now for the Fraggle Rock movie, since Richard Hunt has been dead for so long... (I could imagine David Rudman doing Gunge, though) And I can only hope for Jerry to do Gobo, Pa Gorg, and the all-knowing Trash Heap again. ;-)

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