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Why isn't Skeeter a Muppet?

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

  1. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member


    Well, I will say that some of the vocal characterizations sounded closer when they first premired. Baby Gonzo and Baby Rowlf especially. But the voice artists relaxed into their roles.

    I always liked Russi's Gonzo voice. It was like a different spin on her Huey, Dewey and Louie in Ducktales. Plus it did have that gonzo squawk sound to it. You know, the voice Gonzo used to have.


    I think that they all did a great job vocally caracaturing the Muppet voices as babies. Piggy really was close, dispite the sound difference.
  2. GSmiley2007

    GSmiley2007 Member

    Oops, meant to say that Philo was a male character. ;-) (But Grey is a female...)
  3. wwfpooh

    wwfpooh New Member

    It'd probably have the same lyrics, but wouldn't have Gobo going out and getting postcards yet. And in that, I could also see Red showing her attention-seeking side by stating what she thinks is best (for Red is always one to speak her mind rather aggressively), resulting in the usual tiffs between her and Gobo.
  4. GSmiley2007

    GSmiley2007 Member

    Oh, and I don't want to forget Katie Leigh doing baby versions of Cantus the Minstrel and Convincing John, either. ;-)

    BTW, what'd you think of my suggestions for voices if the original FR Muppeteers couldn't do them? ;)
  5. Muppet dude

    Muppet dude Active Member


    You know, I think if Laurie O' Brien was unavailable to voice Baby Piggy, Russi Taylor could easily fill in the role. Her voice is a bit similar to Russi's Minnie Mouse, and when Piggy gets angry it sounds strangely similar to Baby Gonzo ;)
  6. GSmiley2007

    GSmiley2007 Member

    Come to think of it, Laurie hasn't done any voice acting in recent years, has she? ;-)

    (Like I said, I hope Skeeter will grow up, and I hope Karen can do her. :))
  7. wwfpooh

    wwfpooh New Member

    Just as long as it doesn't cue a love triangle like the toon did.
  8. GSmiley2007

    GSmiley2007 Member

    It wouldn't. I'd have Skeeter falling in love with Clifford. I mean, in our fan-fics, we tend to make Clifford Skeeter's boyfriend! ;)

    And noticing how Skeeter and Janice seemed to be paired up a bit on the "Whose Tale is it Anyway?" episode of Muppet Babies, as well as in the Muppet Kids books, I'd probably have Skeeter become sort of a foil and best friend to Janice, much like Rizzo is to Gonzo. (Fer sure! :flirt: )

    BTW, just out of curiosity, who's representing the "zany" emoticon in the Smilie table?
  9. Muppet dude

    Muppet dude Active Member

    Don't forget that Skeeter and Piggy were arch-rivals as well! :mad: ;)
  10. GSmiley2007

    GSmiley2007 Member

    Oh, yeah! I could always see a "Veterenarian's Hospital" sketch done where Nurse Piggy is fired, and Nurse Skeeter takes her place... and she tells some REALLY odd jokes, maybe even odder than Dr. Bob's. Of course, Nurse Piggy tries to get her job back, but eventually, she gets it back, and she welcomes Nurse Skeeter to the group. However, outside the sketch, Miss Piggy and Skeeter could be arguing over who's the best female lead on the show, and Janice could try to stop the argument, but to no avail. :mad: ;) :flirt:

  11. On the subject of Russi Taylor doing Strawberry Shortcake in the 80's, is that also her doing SS's voice on the "Strawberry Shortcake in The Big Apple" (I think thats what it was called) record? My sis has that old record and plays it for her kids.
  12. Dantecat

    Dantecat Active Member

    And Don't forget,Russi also played Birdie from McDonalds.;)
  13. wwfpooh

    wwfpooh New Member

    And of course, we know her now as Minnie's voice.
  14. unclematt

    unclematt Active Member

    I wish I had a voice for cartoons. I know I have a face for it.
  15. wwfpooh

    wwfpooh New Member

    I'd be the opposite. I could do voicing well, but might not have the face for TV Land, as it were.
  16. unclematt

    unclematt Active Member

    I was saying that nobody would want to see me. Thats why I had a voice for cartoons. I wasnt being conceded.
  17. wwfpooh

    wwfpooh New Member

    Who knows? One really doesn't know what'll happen until one tries out the thing they're aiming for.
  18. unclematt

    unclematt Active Member

    True that
  19. wwfpooh

    wwfpooh New Member

    And this is something that applies--not just to Muppetdom--but in all aspects of life, as well.
  20. unclematt

    unclematt Active Member

    but man do I love Muppetdom


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