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Your Muppet mistakes

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

  1. Hubert

    Hubert Well-Known Member

    For a few years when Elmo in Grouchland first came out, I had thought that it was nothing more than a sing along tape. And then later, when I started seeing characters and things online that I didn't remember from the tape, I realized that it was a full blown movie. :o
  2. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    Similar thing happened to me with the Jim Henson Hour, I thought there was just an unusual amount of Muppet specials that year and only later realized it was an actual TV show, lol.
  3. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I'm almost embarrassed to admit this at this point, but as a kid, I hadn't really seen much of TMS, though I knew what it was, and what it was about, and all that jazz.

    Any way, as a kid, and I heard that there was a TMS pilot called "Sex and Violence"... well, knowing that Muppets work well with kids (SST, FR, etc), my initial assumption was that "Sex and Violence" was a Henson-produced educational special using Muppets to reach out to kids on what to do if they're faced with abuse, sexual or otherwise (y'know, similar to those kind of videos we watched in school about that stuff).
  4. Auberoun

    Auberoun Well-Known Member

    I am embarrassed to admit this, not almost :)

    I keep getting Mildred confused with Hilda...
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  5. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    When I first heard of the documentary The World of Jim Henson, I rightfully assumed that it was new, but then when I saw the special and saw the various footage of Jim Henson talking about his career, I thought it must have been made much earlier. Then I got more confused when his death was acknowledged at the end. It wasn't until years later that I realised that the special did premiere when I first saw it, and that the interview footage must have come earlier. And I still don't know where most of the Jim Henson footage originated.

    On a similar note, when I first got the sing-along video It's Not Easy Being Green, I assumed that all of the clips were reshot exactly scene-for-scene in order to accomodate the on-screen lyrics, and was confused that Jim Henson was credited, sure that the video (as well as the Kokomo music video) was new.
  6. Bridget

    Bridget Well-Known Member

    This may or may not be a mistake. But, in the Jim Henson Memorial when the puppeteers were singing Just One Person, the pig in the back, I wasn't sure if it was Annie Sue or Miss Piggy!
  7. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    Not too embarrassing...but i wouldn't mention this to frogfan76...

    In my mistakes-resulting-from-Muppets category, one of my Sesame coloring books when i was a kid had a page with Cookie at a taco stand manned by Luis with smoke coming out of his mouth with thought balloon "Hot cookie!" - and so for a long time i thought tacos were a kind of hot cookie (Taco Bell's weren't quite so prevalent just yet)
  8. MrsPepper

    MrsPepper Well-Known Member

    As a kid I had a hard time remembering the SS humans' names and I always mixed up Gina and Linda. In fact I still do, I wikia'd it just now to check who was who.
  9. Pianogirl

    Pianogirl Active Member

    My muppet mistakes began when I was really little and I thought fraggle rock was a muppet knock off. I also thought that Kermit was rarely featured in SS. Shows how much I knew as a kid.
  10. Bridget

    Bridget Well-Known Member

    This a question more than a mistake, but aren't there two versions of Rubber Duckie? Whp sings the second version?
  11. MrsPepper

    MrsPepper Well-Known Member

    Apparantly Bob and Bert have, check the wikia page: http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Rubber_Duckie_(song)

    Unless maybe you are thinking of... CHINESE ERNIE?! I love that version ^^;
  12. Bridget

    Bridget Well-Known Member

    No i mean its ernie singing it, but it doesn't sound like Jim or Steve.
  13. Bliffenstimmers

    Bliffenstimmers Well-Known Member

    As far as I know there are only 2 English recordings of Rubber Duckie: The first version, filmed for the first season of SS, which was a bit more slow paced than the other version, recorded for the Sesame Street Original Cast Album and later used on the show. That's the version everyone's familiar with, Ernie against a blue background, etc. whereas the original had Ernie in his living room.
    Anyway that's besides the point. They're both recorded by Jim Henson.
  14. Bridget

    Bridget Well-Known Member

    Oh! Okay I understand now! Thanks so much Bliffenstimmers!
  15. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I remember a few mistakes I made regarding The Muppet Christmas Carol, before I saw the movie, so this was based on the trailers. First, there's one scene that was in many commercials where Miss Piggy says "whatever!", her voice sounded a bit deeper and more man-like. I noticed that and thought that Miss Piggy would be put under some sort of spell making her evil and sound like a man. This was before I knew that Miss Piggy WAS performed by a man (I think I knew by then that the Muppets were puppets).

    I also thought that Belinda and Betina were supposed to be bad girls, if not evil. One reason was due to them being with Miss Piggy in that one scene mentioned above, but also because the commercials showed that scene where they run up to Kermit and push him into the door, out of love and excitement that daddy is home. But when I saw that scene, I thought that them pushing Kermit to the door was out of some evil motive.
  16. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Muppet Wiki recently started a page for Frank Oz's Sesame Street performances since others have taken on his characters, and there's quite a few appearances by Bert and Cookie Monster that I thought were Eric and David, but were Frank. I had thought Eric performed Bert in the "Sleep" number and that David performed Cookie in "The First Time Me Eat Cookie".
  17. Dizzyactress

    Dizzyactress Member

    I have a few mistakes that I still make...

    I thought that Steve Whitmire was Stevie Whitmire...

    I also am not really clear on this one at all...

    Are Floyd and Janice a couple??:sing::flirt:
  18. cjd874

    cjd874 Well-Known Member

    Yes, they have been going steady for 35 years (in real time). In the Muppets' universe, well no one knows how long it's been.
    Here's one of the best examples of their relationship. Watch for the kiss at the end. :)
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  19. Twisted Tails

    Twisted Tails Well-Known Member

    Thank you for sharing, Dizzyactress. Like they're relationship has been on top and steady, man. :sing: :flirt:
  20. PanthraDion

    PanthraDion Well-Known Member

    For a long time I thought that Beaker only went 'mee'. I now know that he goes both 'mee' and 'meep'.

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