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Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by That Announcer, May 14, 2005.

  1. That Announcer

    That Announcer New Member

    While I will make no effort to call myself a "Muppet expert", I have started this thread as a question-and-answer. I am unsure if a thread like this has been started before as I am fairly new on the forum, but if it hasn't, then this is your source for asking Muppet questions. If a Muppet question is asked and you know the answer to it, go ahead and put it up. If this thread helps you in any way, I have finally done something good for the online Muppet community! Anybody can post here, of any member status, of any age, of any Muppet IQ level. Questions can be directed towards certain people, if you wish. And if you are a Muppet expert (or a puppeteer) check back frequently. Who knows? You could help somebody out!

    So go ahead and start posting.
  2. TogetherAgain

    TogetherAgain Well-Known Member

    "Muppet IQ level". that makes me smile.
    I don't have any outstanding questions at the moment, but if anybody does, and I happen to have an idea as to the answer...
  3. That Announcer

    That Announcer New Member

    Yes, "Muppet IQ level." I wonder if eventually in our high schools, in addition to the SAT, LSAT and PSAT we'll have MSAT- Muppet Standard Aptitude Test! Think about it-

    15. STATLER is to GONZO as CLIFFORD is to...
    a) FOZZIE
    B) KERMIT
    C) PIGGY
    D) ROBIN
  4. TogetherAgain

    TogetherAgain Well-Known Member

    now THAT'S a test I would actually look forward to.
  5. unclematt

    unclematt Active Member

    What is the answer o the above question?

    It is driving me crazy.
  6. That Announcer

    That Announcer New Member

    It is a made up example, Matt.
  7. MuppetsRule

    MuppetsRule Active Member

    If it is a made-up question then it must have a made-up answer so i'll go with:

    E) :D
  8. Vic Romano

    Vic Romano Active Member

    Okay, I've got a question that popped in my head.
    In a TMS skit featuring the Muppet Glee Club (season one, but I forget the special guest), the glee club decides on singing "Temptation". Now Kermit says: "Piggy, Honey? You sing the chorus." Now I know Richard did Piggy mostly in the begining, but it sounded like Frank's voice when the response came in the positive, but when the solo was sung, it was clearly Richard (and a little too manly at times as well). So my question is: Did Frank pass up singing roles toward Muppeteers with better singing voices in the begining? Or was what I heard all Richard doing a very good job of Frank's voice in the dialogue?
  9. That Announcer

    That Announcer New Member

    I suppose if you think hard enough, it could be B) KERMIT. Reason: it's a roundabout.

    Statler is performed by Steve Whitmire, and Gonzo by Dave Goelz. So, if Clifford is performed by Kevin Clash, Steve must come back, and so B) is the right answer.
  10. HPDJ

    HPDJ Member

    I haven't seen it in ages, so did John Cleese spoof "Fawlty Towers" on his TMS episode?
  11. Harvey Towers

    Harvey Towers Active Member

    John Cleese did not spoof Fawlty Towers in his own episode. Go to kermitage.com for a full decription of this episode - and all the others!
  12. TogetherAgain

    TogetherAgain Well-Known Member

    well, according to the episode guides here at MC, it's probably Frank doing the vocals, with Richard's singing added in later. If I remember what I read right.
    So basically yeah, at first Frank wasn't very confident about singing. That definately changed though.
  13. That Announcer

    That Announcer New Member

    Oh yeah. Frank was convinced he wasn't a good singer in the first season, a thought which was finally pried out of his head towards the end of the same season. I don't know why he would think this, as he is one of the better Muppet singers- Jerry's the best!
  14. Vic Romano

    Vic Romano Active Member

    Ah, I see... and thank you! Last year I started a similar thread and didn't get all my answers, so I'll repost them here:

  15. That Announcer

    That Announcer New Member

    Vic:

    1) According to the Kermitage character guide, "(The EM) doesn't know where Animal came from and prefers not to ask." So perhaps he was built from a monster, but is actually related to Gonzo. Now THAT would make an interesting movie- "The Muppet Family", you know?

    2) Yes indeedy! I always thought Lew Zealand looked a bit like Ernie with a mustache and a clown suit.

    3) I have no idea where the collar came from. I can tell you this much: No one appearance of Kermit on Ed Sullivan had him with the collar, so it had to probably be somewhere between '72 and '75 that the collar came up. I can make a guess on the year, but not why it happened.
  16. Vic Romano

    Vic Romano Active Member

    Well I know that Kermit was originally more lizard then frog. He was some type of reptile/amphibian, but I'm not sure they knew either.


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