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Your Muppet mistakes

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

  1. Walter

    Walter Well-Known Member

    Wow, Muppet Mistakes..hmm

    For one thing, I also used to call janice lips..you know, cuz her lips are her biggest feature..:flirt:
    And I apologize to Dave Goelz for almost always pronouncing it Go-lez..-sigh- I need a muppet grammar teacher..:o
    And this one is kinda meh, but I used to call "Mahna Mahna" maw-namaw-na:batty:
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  2. JackMonster

    JackMonster Member

    At a young age I always used to watch Wayne's World. Like over and over again. So I always referred to Wayne & Wanda as Wayne and Cassandra
  3. Emilia

    Emilia Member

    Well if we're talking Muppet Mistakes then I do have a confession. I did call Fozzie 'Fonzie' or 'Fuzzy' a few times, because I couldn't say his name properly.

    I also didn't know the names of Waldorf and Statler until I was eleven or twelve.
  4. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    For a long time, I thought the ending promo for the Muppet Playhouse Video releases showed a clip from the sketch where The Swedish Chef makes pancakes. But I recently found the promo on YouTube, and it's actually from the bagel sketch (though both sketches DO appear in the Muppet Treasures video).

    Thinking back, I can think of a string of related mistakes. I first saw some of the Playhouse videos (and therefore the promo at the end) before I saw any actual episodes of The Muppet Show. When I first saw the Rita Moreno episode, I thought the pancakes sketch was what was in the trailer, and thought it was weird that several pancakes fell off the ceilling instead of one, but maybe thought I'd misremembered (and back when I saw the promo I thought it was a pancake that the chef shot down). Then I read The Muppet Show Book, which has the bagel sketch, but thought it was supposed to be the pancakes one, with the book changing it slightly to look like The Swedish Chef made doughnuts out of pancakes.
  5. bingboingcutie

    bingboingcutie Well-Known Member

    I did too, reading the songs listed on the album Platinum Too. I thought, "MAH-na MAH-na? Now what kind of song is that???"
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  6. AlittleMayhem

    AlittleMayhem Well-Known Member


    How DO you pronounce Goelz?
  7. Piggy The Frog

    Piggy The Frog Well-Known Member

    I can't remember how old I was when I first saw the TMS episode with Carol Channing. At the end of the episode, Miss Piggy is wearing jewelry from her duet with Carol ("Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend"), and Kermit explains that the jewelry is rented and has to go back. Piggy begs to keep just one diamond, and after Kermit agrees, she lifts up her hand and says "This one!" Carol gets all excited and points out that it's an engagement ring. My confusion at the time came from the fact that Piggy looked like she was pointing to her ear, or somewhere else on her head, when all she was doing was lifting her hand in the air.
  8. Ozymandias

    Ozymandias Well-Known Member

    I always pronounced it "Goals". XD
  9. Twisted Tails

    Twisted Tails Well-Known Member

    My muppet mistakes?

    I called Kermit, "Kermie", because I did not know how to say, "Ker-mit," I pronounced "Gobo" as in "go-boo," I even couldn't say "Mahna Mahna" right. I procounced it as "mah-nam-ma-na." Honestly, I even pronounced as "goal-lez." Eeeek! All right, that is all the Muppet mistakes I made when I was younger, except I still always pronounce Dave's last name wrong.
  10. Vincent L

    Vincent L Well-Known Member

    So that's not how it's pronounced? :o
  11. Twisted Tails

    Twisted Tails Well-Known Member

    Absolutely not! What is it supposed to be pronounced as?
  12. mostlikemokey

    mostlikemokey Well-Known Member

    Heh heh, sorry. I've just been waiting for someone to bring that up. :)
  13. CaseytheMuppet

    CaseytheMuppet Well-Known Member

    It could be pronounced that way. If you don't know how to pronounce it yourself, then why get mad at someone else? :p
  14. Twisted Tails

    Twisted Tails Well-Known Member

    All right, I won't stay mad. (sigh) I know it's spelled g-o-l-e-z. I also pronounce it as -goals." I could be wrong though.
  15. Muppetboy09

    Muppetboy09 Well-Known Member

    On a muppets red and green christmas, when kermit and piggy are singing the overlapping parts, I used to think Kermit was saying "Green Christmas crapping on the floor". :o
  16. Kasey Kockroach

    Kasey Kockroach Well-Known Member

    I used to often confuse puppeteer names, embarrassingly enough (as in, would accidentally list Scooter as a Jerry Nelson character, or The Count was a Frank Oz character). Mind you, this was when I just starting to learn the guys' names. :p
    I still misspell Fozzie here and there (as Fozzy). -groans-
  17. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    I'm pretty sure that's how it is.
  18. CaseytheMuppet

    CaseytheMuppet Well-Known Member

    I was just kidding with you, by the way. I've always pronounced it "goals".
  19. Hubert

    Hubert Well-Known Member

    It is actually spelled Goelz, as one person above seems to have spelled it wrong. And I also have always pronounced it "goals," mainly because that's how I heard Brian Henson pronounce it in a time when I didn't know how to say it. Before that I had called him "go-ells"
  20. cjd874

    cjd874 Well-Known Member

    I just found out that Jefferson Airplane DID NOT play the music on the Jazzy Spies cartoons from the early days of Sesame Street. I had always thought that, since vocalist Grace Slick was with JA at the time. I found a Muppet Wiki link stating the real names of the Jazzy Spies musicians:

    Also, I will throw my hat into the "mispronouncing Dave Goelz's name" ring. As a kid, I said Go-Lez :concern:! :oops:. For years, I was kind of :confused: about how to say his name, and now that I look back, it wasn't very :cool: on my behalf. :sigh:...
    (note who's in the smilies...)
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