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your favorite gonzo moment!

Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by BabyScooter, Jul 13, 2007.

  1. BabyScooter

    BabyScooter Well-Known Member

    what is you r favorite gonzo moment? I love when he sing jamboree! and when he say :"I don't get it looked so good in the paper!" Fozzie:'what paper was that?" Gonzo: the wampire veekly! :concern: ;) :)
  2. superboober

    superboober Well-Known Member

    It would probably have to be his botched water stunt in Manhattan. Not only does he make the thing utterly ridiculous to watch in the first place, but then given how miserably he fails at it and gets nothing more than a free trip across the lake the hard way, it sums up everything about him as a character. :concern:
  3. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    Jamboree's a big one, always cheers me up!

    Gonzo's entire appearance on the Paul Simon episode:

    ("Oh no wait you can't do this to me! Camilla, this is treason!")

    ("I stayed up all night working on the leg frying motive!")

    Muppets Take Manhattan: "What job am I getting?"

    The Muppet Movie:

    Of course, "I'm Going to Go Back There Someday"

    "I wanna go to Bombay, India and become a movie star!"

    And I'm also going to mention Muppet Babies, when he sings his "Camilla" song. So touching!
  4. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    Gosh, where do I start?

    The Muppet Show -
    Eating a tire to "Flight of the Bumblebee"
    Riding the rails with Kermit in the Loretta Lynn ep.
    Dearth Nadir
    All of him in the Paul Simon ep.
    "My Way"
    Hugging Kermit after "My Way"

    The Muppet Movie -
    "I'm Going to Go Back There Someday"
    "I'll eat with YOU Miss Piggy!"

    The Great Muppet Caper -
    Hailing a cab
    "It adds human interest."
    "There I was, under a table! I was doing a photographic essay on kneecaps..."
    "Say cheese!"

    The Muppets Take Manhattan -
    "My whole life just flashed before my nose!"
    "I think we're engaged!"
    William Tell Overture
    "No! It's Kermit!"
    Talking to the mayor of New York

    Rocky Mountain Holiday -
    Jaws parody with Rowlf
    Giant Man Eating Chicken ("It's a giant MAN eating chicken! It won't eat whatever I am! Hey there beautiful! Come here often?")

    The Muppets: A Celebration of Thirty Years -
    "I've sacrificed the rarified ambiance of the head table... to be down here with my girls! Ha ha! Come here Camilla, baby... what? You're Camilla? Oh, geez, all you chickens look exactly the same!"

    A Muppet Family Christmas -
    Pecking Emily Bear on the cheek
    "You hear me about to make some turkey hash!"
    Singing "Good King Wenceslas"

    The Muppet Christmas Carol -
    ...Everything he did.
    Most notably...
    "You are such an idiot..."

    Muppet Treasure Island -
    ...Everything he did.
    Most notably...
    "Well, yeah, that, and I have starfish in my pants."

    Muppets Tonight! -
    His cannonball act
    Jet packs with Garth Brooks
    Dancin' With Myself

    Muppets From Space -
    "I'm from outer SPAAAACE!"
    Lighting Rizzo's cards on fire
    Falling asleep on the lawn mower
    "Are they sandwiches too?"
    Hugging Rizzo

    The Muppet Show Live -
    Chicken act with John Voight
    Making Brooke Shields dress as Miss Piggy

    It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie -
    "Oh, I need to go work on my act!" "Yes, I've seen it."
    Hiring that French guy for the opening number
    Exchanging gifts with Rizzo
    Frosty the Snow-Rat
    "Yeah! Even if we go broke doing it!"
    "Everyone Matters"
    "Well that's good, 'cause we lost it."

    The Muppets' Wizard of Oz -
    "Oops, forgot to un-tether."
    Electrocuting Ashanti. (What every Muppet fan wanted to do to her.)
    Talking to Scarecrow as just a head.
    Reuniting with Camilla

    And... yeah, that's Gonzo.
  5. Winslow Leach

    Winslow Leach Well-Known Member

    Eating a rubber tire to "The Flight of the Bumblebee."

    Demolishing a vintage automobile.

    Playing the bagpipes atop a tall pole, while a beaver gnaws at the base.

    The haunted house sketch with Fozzie.

    Catching a cannonball, then having John Cleese stretch his arms and legs.

    Singing "Memory Lane."

    Singing "Won't Somebody Dance with Me?" At the Dance.
  6. rexcrk

    rexcrk Well-Known Member

    One word:

  7. ploobis

    ploobis Well-Known Member

    It's so hard to find one. There are so many great moments with Gonzo! :concern:
  8. Blinky_Fish

    Blinky_Fish Well-Known Member

    My Favs

    MTI - Starfish in de pantalones

    RMH - Jaws Rowlf Bit

    The Muppet Show -

    Beaver chewing on pole while Bagpiping
    Mold Collection/Linda Rondstat
    Dancing Cheese/Steve Martin
    I never done nuthin' to nobody - W Rowlf
    Tire eating

    Muppet Christmas Carol - Anything and everything with Rizzo

    Muppet's From Space - He's the star - well Gonzo, Rizzo and Pepe - What else is there?

    Muppets Tonight - Cannonball Skit

    I have more from the original 3 movies but I love everything prettymuch in those except Charles Grodin:smirk:
  9. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    My favorite moments include...

    Gonzo catching a cannonball with his bare hand, John Cleese stretching Gonzo's arms and legs, Gonzo eating a tire, Gonzo balancing a piano, The Wishing Song, holding onto balloons, jumping in front of a taxi, his waterski act, singing Dancing with Myself, and singing Everyone Matters.
  10. redBoobergurl

    redBoobergurl Well-Known Member

    I loved Gonzo most in The Great Muppet Caper. I love the elevator scene "stick your nose in here, it's great!" Hailing the taxi, when he yells "stop the presses" simply because he's always wanted to do it, him and Fozzie playing "pat your head, rub your stomach", anytime he says "say cheese". It's just so hilarious. I love it. :)
  11. anytimepally

    anytimepally Well-Known Member

    being that Gonzo is my second favorite Muppet (behind only Cookie Monster), this is the hardest question ever, but here we go:

    The Muppet Show:
    Demolishing a vintage automobile to the music of the anvil chorus... "anybody can get applause with a hat like that"
    "Memory Lane" - this is Dave Goelz's best early muppeteering.. Gonzo's dancing is just great!
    the season one episode about his Teddy Bear
    "nice legs, though" .. when turning down an auditioning chicken
    "Wishing Song" / Falling for Madeline Kahn
    the song he wrote for Camilla
    "My Way"

    The Original 3 Movies:
    "I'm Going to Go Back There Someday"
    Gonzo as a traveling plumber
    the Balloon ride
    Gonzo hailing a cab
    "Kermit, I got a great picture of the chicken"
    the elevator scene
    "I'd like to try this without a balloon."
    giving Camilla mouth-to-mouth resuicitation

    A Muppet Family Christmas:
    sleeping on a hanger
    warning the Turkey about "some guy who spoke Swedish"
    fighting with the Turkey over Camilla
    my all-time favorite Dave Goelz muppeteering moment is the little eye twitch he does after he says "what a cute little devil I was" after they watch the Muppet Babies video

    The Muppet Christmas Carol:
    the whole dang movie!
    when he uses Rizzo as a squeegie
    whispering in Sam's ear after he says "the American way"
    "There's a mole on my thumb, and a scar on my wrist, from when I fell of my bicycle!"
    "You have all the fun!"

    Muppet Treasure Island:
    "and my pants are filled with starfish."
    "Are we lucky or what?"
    "Off to Zanzibar to meet the Zanzibarbarians!"
    "Yeah, and they want to KILL us for it! Isn't that exciting?"
    when they torture him, and he likes it
    "I'll break."

    Muppets Tonight!:
    "Dancin' With Myself" ... "Only Double? You Should Be Seeing a Lot More Than That!" (I know that quote is Waldorf, but he was in Gonzo's body, so I'm counting it)
    when Gonzo offers to put on Clifford's socks

    Muppets From Space:
    Noah giving him an umbrella
    mowing the lawn
    dressed up in aluminum foil
    "Come on, fellas. Take me to my leader."
    Gonzo's goodbye to everyone before he decides to stay
    "Why did they ask me to build a jacuzzi?"

    It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie:
    "That's good cause we lost it."
    how much he loves the Cirque du so lame opening number
    "Bring home the bacon."
    "Yeah! Even if we go broke doing it!"
    "Everyone Matters" / Amy, the Dancing Brick
    "Come on, Camilla".. for the finale song.. it was good to see them back together after seeing none of it in MCC or MTI :flirt:
    I also love that they brought back that sweater from TGMC.. I love that thing

    The Muppets' Wizard of Oz:
    "I'm not here for that" .. when the wizard turns into a giant chicken
    "Nothing. They're my nipples."
  12. Xerus

    Xerus Well-Known Member

    I loved it when Gonzo was eating a tire to music and how he sang the song, Jamboree, and in Muppets From Space when he found his true family and did the audio commentary.
  13. anytimepally

    anytimepally Well-Known Member

    I forgot one of my very favorite parts, from The Muppets Wizard of Oz:

    "I can see my rear end.. gee, I must be working out!" :concern:

    Gonzo rocks!
  14. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I forgot to mention Gonzo's motorcycle act and Car Wash Blues. And I noticed that most of my favorites appear in the compilation video Gonzo presents Muppet Weird Stuff.

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