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Your Muppet mistakes

Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by bingboingcutie, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. Old Thunder

    Old Thunder Well-Known Member

    Well, only by reading through this thread have I discovered that Whitmire is pronounced 'Whit-mer'... :p
  2. I love puppets

    I love puppets Active Member

    This is a pretty weird one, but I thought Janice was a man that was a cross dresser. Yes, very odd.
  3. cjd874

    cjd874 Well-Known Member

    Well...not too odd, considering that Michael Frith originally designed Janice as a Mick Jagger-type character, right down to the large mouth and "utterly emaciated" body. I was pretty spooked out when I first saw it, and I'm really glad that instead, Janice became the guitar-shredding valley girl we all know and love.
  4. Belive it or not,I once mistook Annie Sue for Miss Piggy.
  5. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    I used to think Barkley from Sesame Street was a real dog

    Before I knew how the Big Bird puppet worked, because he's so tall it didn't make sense to me that an actual person would be inside so I assumed Big Bird must have been a robot.

    I originally thought Olivia appeared in the first season of SST.

    I used to think that the first few seasons of SST were filmed in black and white.

    I used to think Brian Henson played Kermit after his father's death.

    I've been a Muppet fan since I was a baby and found out about many of the performers when I was five, but I didn't know that Eric Jacobson had taken over Frank Oz's characters until I was about nine.

    I originally thought that Beautiful Day Monster was an early version of Sam the Eagle, due to their similarities in appearance.
  6. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Unless I'm mssing something, I've never heard it pronounced WHIT-MER.
  7. cjd874

    cjd874 Well-Known Member

    I've been wondering the same thing...Is it pronounced WHIT-MEER or WHIT-MYER?
  8. MuppetSpot

    MuppetSpot Well-Known Member

    I always pronounce it as St-eve Whit-myer.
  9. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    That's the way I've always heard it pronounced: not WHIT-MER or WHIT-MEER; always WHIT-MYER.

    With that said, I do recall one occasion where the cast of SST were at an appearance where the emcee mispronounced Caroll's last name as SPY-NEE.
  10. Schfifty

    Schfifty Well-Known Member

    Speaking on the same subject, I've wondered how Stephanie D'Abruzzo's last name is pronounced. I tend to say it as "Duh-Broozoh", but could it actually be "Dee-Abroozoh?"
  11. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    In the audiobook version of STREET GANG, Caroll pronounced it DEH-BROOT-SO, which I seem to recall Elmo saying when speaking to Diva D'Abruzzo in the Singing episode of Elmo's World.

    I think I mentioned this before, but I'm wondering how Pam Arciero's last name is pronounced - I seem to recall someone suggesting it's pronounced the way it's spelled: AR-SEE-ERR-OH. Same with Johnny T.'s last name: TAR-TAG-LEE-UH.
  12. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    That's how this interviewer pronounces it:

    She says it's just pronounce "Duh-Broozoh"
    Staphanie pronounces her last name at about the 10:36 mark of this podcast:
    You should check out the whole interview if you haven't already btw, it's very informative.
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  13. Rarity

    Rarity Member

    I'v still call Statler Stantler like the pokemon i never bothered to correct myself.
  14. Daffyfan4ever

    Daffyfan4ever Well-Known Member

    You're kidding me? My family used to know some Whitmire's. I always thought it was Whit - myre
  15. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    When I first heard of Muppetzine when I first got the internet back in 1996, I thought it was an official Henson Company-produced/approved Muppet magazine. I didn't realize it was just made by fans with no involvement in the company (though official people did do interviews and correspond with the magazine). Just a few months early, I heard about things like copyright laws and needing permission to use other people's works, and assumed, though it didn't cross my mind at the time, that a fan could not legally make a magazine without permission from the company.

    I probably should have thought the same about all the Muppet fan sites, but at first I thought the info on the internet was basically magic (ignoring things like mentions of web authors, times when they wrote as if the pages were done by individuals, notes from certain authors that they didn't know or have certain things, etc.), or that The Jim Henson Company was somehow behind all the fan sites in some way.

    Even after I knew that websites were written by individuals and that many were not made or endorsed by Henson, I still assumed for a number of years that Muppetzine was an official Henson product.

    I think I also thought Muppetzine could be found in stores with other magazines, even though I never saw any in person. I didn't realize that you had to order it.

    And on a separate note (but it's something I first heard about at about the same time I heard of Muppetzine), I thought that Jim Henson: The Works was a book without many pictures. Just several pages of text and a few pages of black and white pictures in the middle of the book.
  16. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    I still have a hard time remembering which one is Statler and which one is Waldorf.
  17. scooterfan360

    scooterfan360 Well-Known Member

    when i first seen the Muppet movie for the first time on TV , back in 1983, when i was a kid, i thought the lyrics to moving right along went like this .

    we're moving right along , footloose and Pepsi free :laugh: .
    • and i also thought the song also went like this,
    • we're moving right along , footloose and set me free :laugh:.
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  18. Luke kun

    Luke kun Well-Known Member

    Swayzak from Toonami, too.

    Also, does Eric Jacobson do Yoda's voice now?
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  19. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    Well that is true, we never see them drinking Pepsi! ;)
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  20. scooterfan360

    scooterfan360 Well-Known Member

    it would be neat if they did do a pepsi commercial. by the way, pepsi free was a soda, it was big in the 1980's .
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