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Your Muppet mistakes

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

  1. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    Ohhh right, yeah, my parents never bought those, lol.
     
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  2. Daffyfan2003

    Daffyfan2003 Well-Known Member

    Hey, if you want a Pepsi, pal, you pay for it!
     
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  3. scooterfan360

    scooterfan360 Well-Known Member

    :laugh:
     
  4. TwoHeadedLlama

    TwoHeadedLlama Active Member

    I don't really have any muppet mistakes, unfortunately. I watched sesame street but I was too little at the time to remember much, and I wasn't really exposed to muppets until a few years ago.

    However, a while back, before I really got into the muppets, I watched a youtube video comparing muppet voices, and one of the videos showed how Gonzo's voice changed over the years despite being played by the same guy and I thought "Wow, this guy must be a jerk, cuz he thinks he can get away with changing the character's voice just because he's always played him." I have no idea why I thought that. I'm not even sure how old I was when I first saw the video, lol.

    Also, does it count if I thought the Bunny Picnic was the best thing ever when I was in first grade? :p
     
  5. Daffyfan2003

    Daffyfan2003 Well-Known Member

    Well, I think initially it was intentional (not unlike the way Mel Blanc changed Barney Rubble's voice towards the end of the first season). Since Gonzo was originally a depressed type character, but after the first season Dave decided to give him more energy and I guess some time later Dave decided to give him a more energetic type of voice. But in recent years I think the change was more of Dave getting older and not being able to perform the same raspy voice for the character that he used to. Just thought I'd share.

    I've noticed the same for Bunsen Honeydew who was also voiced by Goelz. I notice a difference in how he sounded on The Muppet Show than how he sounded in the recent movies, but that change wasn't quite as noticeable.
     

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