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Yes, I LIKED KSY! (don't shoot, I beg of you)

Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by Ryan, Sep 6, 2002.

  1. Ryan

    Ryan New Member

    Yes, I'm one of the four who like the "movie". But, it really doesn't seem "Movie-like". More of a TV special. Here's some high points (DVD and movie) and low points.

    - I enjoyed Goggles tremendously. I really hope they reuse him. Although Croaker was a nice one time character, I don't think it's one of Bill's better characters. Blotch is brilliantly performed by John. I hope he is reused also. Basically because you know he's really a sweetheart on the inside, and this seems like a good idea to go with.

    - The Miss Piggy refrence was nice. I still would have liked to see a school scene where a young Piggy is a new student, but well, maybe in the prequel's sequel ;0)

    - I really enjoy Joe, the armidillo. He's a really funny character. As for the cheap website, it blows.

    - Bill Barretta's "This is my trailer!" bit is just hillarious! This is one reason why Jackie should reconsider abandoning KSY ;0)

    - The Rowlf thing was really dragged out and un-needed, but it was still nice. I would have liked to seen this have something to do with the "movie".

    - THE HAMSTER! "Will I get my belly scratched?" "Every day, baby" "Oh, that sounds nice!" ADORABLE!

    - Vicki is a hillarious character. Way to go, Alice!

    - Yes, the actors were terrible. If they are in the next movie (ESPECIALLY Mary), I may just have to bawl a little bit....

    - I also wasn't too fond of Kermit's voice. Steve kept slipping into adult Kermit, which was a little weird.

    - The Jewsih turtles are a very nice touch. "I'll bet five bucks on the fat one." "I'll take that action!"

    - I think Pilgrim was nice, but only for this special project.

    - I really like Jack Rabbit. A great Steve Character.

    - The Dog from Tale Of The Bunny Picnic was awesome. Bill voiced him just right.

    - Horace D' Fly: I would have better liked a puppet version.

    - Zippy Scooter: WHY? What happened to the Schwinn?

    Well, that's about it. Overall, I'll give it 4 Kermit heads. ;)
     
  2. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Loved your point by point dvd review! Hey, it sounds very similair to my point by point case;) hehe Anyways, yeah I think we are in the very small minority.

    >>>I really enjoy Joe, the armidillo. He's a really funny character. As for the cheap website, it blows.

    - Bill Barretta's "This is my trailer!" bit is just hillarious! This is one reason why Jackie should reconsider abandoning KSY ;0)<<<

    Oh man...Joe the Armadillo and the backstage thing had me on the floor almost. Seriously...that 'Mr. sockity sockman' thing with Joe was too much, followed by the Bill using the bathroom thing. TOO MUCH! I loved the little insterted cameos...why the heck wasnt Joe in the actual film? I sincerely hope JHC uses him in the future! The hamster in the video was so cute as well...how come though Im the only one who pointed out the two penguins make a cameo?

    There were some other great cameos there, didnt expect that retro Statler and Waldorf cameo! For the record I think Pilgrim is not a Muppet, but a creature shop. Btw, I didnt see any references to Rowlf...hmmm

    Hey, when someone said Stat and Wal wer ein KSY, at first I thought they meant the old Jewish turtles. There were quite a bit of play on and references...I guess people just didnt list em all.

    Ok folks, if ya need 5 reason to get KSY dvd:

    Joe the Armadillo...best new Muppet youll love since Pepe
    Bill Baretta bathroom thing
    Kermit impersonating Swedish Chef and Link Hogthrob
    ACTUAL SETS!(yes, thats a real swamp they filmed in folks!)
    and finally...croaker and goggles...surprisingly cool
     
  3. CarburetorJane

    CarburetorJane New Member

    I gotta get this sometime soon! I only saw half of the movie, but I enjoyed it. Fav new character was Croaker. Pligram annoyed me. Bloopers were halarious.
    Gotta get that DVD.
     
  4. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    >>>I gotta get this sometime soon! I only saw half of the movie, but I enjoyed it. Fav new character was Croaker. Pligram annoyed me. Bloopers were halarious.
    Gotta get that DVD.<<<

    Oh if you thought the Bloopers they showed after KSY on Starz and on the vhs were cool...youve gotta see the extra blooper reel on the extras. And I loved Croaker...Bill Baretta strikes gold again! I didnt care for Pilgrim, but that was a creature shop type character and not a Muppet. Love the look of the pet store, that really surprised me. But yes, youve gotta check out the dvd!
     
  5. GuySmiley

    GuySmiley New Member

    I thought the cheap website was all part of the joke - you know, that Joe has to do all the stuff himself i.e. Produced by Joe the Armadillo, Directed by Joe the Armadillo, Joe the Armadillo productions and so on!

    Guy!
     
  6. kansasteen14

    kansasteen14 New Member

    I also liked Kermit's Swamp Years but the retro S and W sorta freaked me out.
     
  7. BlueFrackle

    BlueFrackle Active Member

    Ryan,

    One of the writers or Producers, Mauybe Lim Lewis is obsessed with Scooters, I read or saw that in an Interview somewhere.

    I also loved Goggles the most from this movie, Croaker had some funny moments, But wasnt great !

    See ya
     
  8. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    So great to have a little area where we can talk about what *was* great about the KSY dvd.

    >>>One of the writers or Producers, Mauybe Lim Lewis is obsessed with Scooters, I read or saw that in an Interview somewhere.<<<

    Man, even the stciker on the dvd cover said "$50 off a scooter inside!"

    I also loved Goggles the most from this movie, Croaker had some funny moments, But wasnt great <<<

    I loved both, but Croaker really stood out...he just really embodied that edge Bill puts into all his characters. I dont know why people didnt like Joe Armadillo's site...it fits right in with him. I can totally relate to Joe, and just love his personality and character. The retro S & W was pretty out there, I didnt see that coming. (Though if KSY is the late 60's, whats with th emodern backpacks and slight hip hop fashion in the school?)

    Good to see people poitning out the good stuff!
     
  9. EmmyMik

    EmmyMik New Member

    That's what I was thinking. For some reason, that really bugged me.

    So this means that the fashion people really slacked off, or this happened to Kermit yesterday (and boy, did he have a growth spurt overnight, and all kinds of adventures with new friends)...
     
  10. kansasteen14

    kansasteen14 New Member

    I liked Ernie the Ali-ga-tor,I hope he is shown more since he is in the muppet movie.
     
  11. Sidebottom

    Sidebottom Member

    I haven't seen KSY, so I'm speaking based only on what I've heard.

    But...

    Is it actually STATED that it takes place in the late sixties? That seems awfully late, given Kermit's appearance on _Sesame Street_ and such. :confused:

    Peace out, homies.
    -Sidebottom
     
  12. BlueFrackle

    BlueFrackle Active Member

    Cory,

    Pilgrim was made by the Muppet Workshop, They also make true to life animals like her.

    You can see the process they go through making a true to life puppet, Jojo the Dog in The Secrets of The Muppets.

    See ya
     
  13. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I know! They do the same exact thing on Smallville (I don't watch it, I just saw it once). Now, this should be in the 70's at least (more like the 1920's to be exact) and they have iMacs!!!!

    Personal;ly, there is a lot of hatered of this movie around here. I never take anyone's word (I like MFS) so I'll have to rent it myself!
     
  14. EmmyMik

    EmmyMik New Member

    Actually, it seems like only Jackie and myself are the only ones who don't like it (although my memory's not too good, so I could be wrong). It seems like a lot of people actually liked it.

    However, they only way you're ever going to know if you like it or not is to actually watch it!

    "You know know how it tastes until you try..."

    :D
     
  15. Jackie

    Jackie New Member

    OH yeah! I saw definitely watch it. It's the only way you'll really know. I just know that when I saw it, i didn't like it.
     
  16. EmmyMik

    EmmyMik New Member

    Jackie, perhaps the reason why we don't like KSY is because we don't believe in ourselves!

    That's the meaning of life. Believing in yourself!

    I believe in me!
     
  17. Lu775

    Lu775 Member

    slight off topic...

    Sorry, I just have to clear this up....Smallville does not take
    place in the past, it's set right here in the present. It's just
    an interpetation of the Superman legend....not a retelling of
    the original story.

    Just had to clear that up.
     
  18. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I think Smallville is but one of many many Superman spinoffs andinterpretations that have been on tv.

    BlueFrackle: >>>You can see the process they go through making a true to life puppet, Jojo the Dog in The Secrets of The Muppets<<<

    As soon as I saw Pilgrim, I remembered Secrets of the Muppets(JHH special, 1989) However, while technically its made by Muppet Workshop, I consider it in the 'Creature Shop' category because of its very realistic look. Then again back in 1989 quite a few new Muppets had a very neat Creature Shop esque organic look.

    As for KSY taking place in the late 60's and the Muppets haven been around since the mid 50's...well...

    It's liek this. KSY is a modern retelling or reinterpretation of a new origin of Kermit...sort of. Like in the comic book world, this sort of thing happens all the time. Look at all the Batman origin tellings(like Batman Year One for instance)

    You also have to remember there are three Muppet canons:
    The by the books historical account of Muppetdom from 1955 to present. What happens to the characters in the films and specials...and what the Muppets have to say on talk shows. When, say for instance Kermit is on Jay Leno or Hollywood Squares something...he ferences being a movie star, and talking about what went on in the filmaking process. In that aspect, Kermit and Piggy are not married.

    When you see the Muppets on tv(talk show or game show), or in person...your seeing the 'actor' Muppets...and on film is a personifacation of who theyre playing...just like a human actor.
    Ok...man this is confusing!
     

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