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Your earliest Muppet memory

Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by MrsPepper, May 18, 2006.

  1. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    I remember I used to have an Ernie action figure and one time my family was driving to Sesame Place and I was pretending that Ernie was on his way to see Bert. lol
  2. rumtar_10165

    rumtar_10165 Well-Known Member

  3. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Well-Known Member

    I guess my first would be as anyone else would say is Sesme Street. I watched it every day of my life. Everyone once a in a while I'll watch some of the new ones but only unless it has some references to some old characters, songs and skits. But I do remember watching FR every night on HBO. Me, my dad, sister (sometimes) and my mom would watch it. I couldn't get enough of Fraggle Rock. One year for christmas (can't remember the age I was) but I got a Fraggle Rock drum set. Oh was the happest kid in my neighborhood. I also watched Muppet Babies when it aired on CBS and other channels too. The Muppet Show reaired on TNT back before it reruned on Nick. Which I watch it there too. One thing I remember is the McDonald's Muppet Babies plushes for Christmas. Now here is a story about how bad I was when I first saw one of these.

    I was either in the 3rd or 4th grade around that time (I think) but one of my classmates had the Baby Fozzie Bear one. Man did I ever want it. I think he had brought it for show and tell that day. Man did I ever try my best to get that from him to have it. That's how bad I was about the Muppets.
  4. SweetMayhem

    SweetMayhem Active Member

    Well, this is as good a first post as any, right? I was born in 1985 and was raised on all things Sesame Street/Muppets. For some reason, Grover was my favorite when I was little (Although I used to call him "Groser"). My mom worked in the library for a local school. They had a tv and she would bring me to work and pop in the Sesame Street learning VHS tapes for me while she shelved books. My mom taped almost every muppet special and TMS reruns off TV. Unfortunately many of the tapes have since dissapeared. I also had 2 Fraggle Rock VHS tapes that I watched constantly. Another one I watched over and over was The Tale of the Bunny Picnic. I also remember watching the Mother Goose shows on Disney (I think) which were followed by the Fraggle Rock cartoons. I never liked the cartoons as much.:smirk:

    For some reason I always watched Emmit Otter's Jugband Christmas when I was sick. It's still a tradition to watch Christmas Eve on Sesame Street, The Christmas Toy and Muppet Family Christmas on Xmas Eve.

    The first time we went to Disney world (1995) I remember listening to the "Kermit:Unpigged" tape on the plane ride. We went to MGM first and I basically tortured my family into going on MuppetVision:3D first.:) I still love the muppets just as much as ever and am trying to get my boyfriend into them... My future kids are gonna be muppet freaks!
  5. When my mother taped "The Muppet Movie", she missed the first two minutes in which Statler and Wardolf show up asking where the movie is being held. When I finally recieved the DVD, I was like, I don't remember this! It was a pretty funny scene and it's sad that I missed it when I was younger.

    But that has to be my earliest memory. :)
  6. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets Well-Known Member

    I don't remember but I'm sure It has to do with Sesame Street.
  7. Katzi428

    Katzi428 Well-Known Member

    Whip out the Geritol,someone...because I started watching Sesame Street from almost the very beginning!:eek:
    I'd say that the Ernie & Bert sketches were my favorites.
  8. Sweeetums

    Sweeetums Member

    i had a videos of sesame street lol, and i didnt like people to borow them
  9. rumtar_10165

    rumtar_10165 Well-Known Member

    Pass the Geritol my way will ya? Actauly I am 40 yrs old. Just a fw yrs older than you.:p
  10. muppetmonster

    muppetmonster Well-Known Member

    For "Sesame Street" it is when I went to Sesame Place when I was a very young child.

    For "the Muppet Show" it is "the Great Muppet Caper".

    For "Fraggle Rock" it is the show.

    I remember watching "the Muppet Show" and trying to figure out all the muppets - that was cool.

  11. Marky

    Marky Well-Known Member

    I was born in '73.

    SS - when Cookie monster had some kind of Midas Cookie touch. even people would turn into a pile of cookies. He got freaked out by it, and so did I! That, and when Grover sold Kermit some fake ears. Weird. Also, remeber when Fischer-Price had those cranking movie projector things? They were so cool! They came with movie cartridges. I had a Mickey Mouse (running from a Giant), Bambi falling on the ice, and a SS one with "Ten... Coconut Creme Pies"!!! I had the FP SS playset, too.

    TMS - Watching season 1 DVD brought back so many. ie, Paul Williams floating away, heads blowing up, and Marvin Scuggs & the Muppephone! TMM had a huge impact on me as well. Holding and working Fozzie at the audition last year - wanted me to go back in time and tell my 5-year-old-self what I was going to get to do! The Star Wars cross-over was toooooooooo much for me! Looking back, isn't it ironic that they used "When You Wish Upon a Star" as it's closing (along with the castle popping up)?

    FR - Well, I was about 9 when that came out, so I was already a Henson nut. I wanted to BE Frank Oz. I wasn't as taken by it for some reason. I prefered Muppet Babies, but even then, I was starting to grow out of it (temporarily, of course)!

    That whole era for me (mid 70's-early 80's) was defined by Henson, Lucas and in many ways - John Williams! I'm sure I'm not alone there.

  12. Starlancer

    Starlancer Active Member

    I forgot what it was called..

    Man thats hard...hmmmm...AHHH yes the first thing that got me into the muppets was my dad i think i watched some muppet movie where they did plays like Rumplstilksen (if thats how u spell it) andKing Midus,The Boy Who Cried Wolf and The 3 little pigs i think it was called Muppet Classic Theater...:)
  13. Marky

    Marky Well-Known Member

    That came out in 1994 or so. I believe it was called Muppet Fairytale Theatre.
  14. DanDanStrawberry

    DanDanStrawberry Well-Known Member

    Cool post, MrsPepper.

    Well I used to watch Muppets Tonight when I was about 3 with my grandma, so that has some good memories for me. I always used to come home from nursery and watch Sesame Street as well, so was an avid fan from the start!

    Actually my older cousin used to watch dreadlocks so we used to call him Clifford!
  15. G-MAN

    G-MAN Well-Known Member

    Actually he was right, it was Muppet Classic Theater

    My earliest Muppet memory would have to be a lot of my childhood. Like most of you, I grew up on the Muppets, and actually had almost all the specials at the time by when I was five (I was born in 1985). I sadly don't remember much about Sesame Street, but my Mom says I saw the one when Snuffy became real. I did have a few Muppet Shows on tape, and I had a tape (and Betas) filled with Fraggle Rock. Plus, of course I watched Muppet Babies every day, though I only remember it on Nick Jr..
  16. Starlancer

    Starlancer Active Member

    It kind of sucks how all you senior members got to see live episodes our episodes when they released and you were alive back then, the only thing i saw live was some show on i believe in the 90's frgt what it was called...

  17. giovannii

    giovannii Well-Known Member

    Muppets Tonight??
  18. Starlancer

    Starlancer Active Member

    There ya go, why did they cancel that???

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