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Your Thoughts: It's Hard Out Here for a Shrimp

Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by Phillip, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

  2. Telly

    Telly Active Member

    EEEEEE! I'm excited!
  3. MJTaylor

    MJTaylor Member

    Sounds like the book could be a good one.
  4. moonfaces

    moonfaces New Member

    Pepe My Hero

    I can not wait! I could use some good advice Okay!
  5. Luke

    Luke Active Member

    Love PeePee .... funniest moments with him were the long john silvers ads, VMX or that TV dating show they had him on judging underwear models. Have never seen a clip of that since!

    Looking forward to the book!
  6. MuppetsRule

    MuppetsRule Active Member

    Got my book today from Amazon. Now if you excuse me I've got some readin' to do, 'kay? :rolleyes:
  7. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Well im only complant was that the book was way to short. Other then that I loved it! I read the whole thing in one day!
  8. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    I sure hope a lot of people get this book it will really be a great book to add to there colection! :rolleyes:
  9. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    That book... was just amazing. I was so pleasently surprised with the change in format from Before You Leap because it worked so much better for Pepe's personality and "voice." Speaking of which... Pepe's voice was so beautifully captured in print throughout the whole thing, and that's no easy task. Some of the words were pluralized when the didn't need to be--which is perfect Pepe. And the classic "okay" was included everywhere, showing that Pepe even thinks in "okays" not just talks in 'em.

    I loved all of the brief Muppet mentions (if you're wondering, Kermit, Piggy, Scooter, Johnny, Sal, Rizzo, and Fozzie are all mentioned), but if there's one thing I wish there was more of it would be mentioning other Muppets. But then again... this IS Pepe we're dealing with, so naturally it's all about him. Which is another thing--Pepe's advice to everyone makes it seem like he thinks everyone who reads this is exactly like him; which, of course, no one is, but, again, that's perfect Pepe.

    The book is also extremely adult humor oriented. It never resorts to cheap jokes or toilet humor (except for one very, very funny one, okay). A lot of Pepe's advice subtly deals with subjects like getting drunk at parties, going home with women, bringing women home, etc. I think this one is really, really aimed more for the college age person who needs a good laugh--especially because most of Pepe's college advice is great. :zany:

    All in all, if you couldn't tell, this book is just fantastic. Like Dwayne said, I just wish it were longer, but what Pepe gave us was enough to make me love this prawn I already love even more. He's so clever, self-absorbed, and somewhat-caring when that's called for. Jim Lewis did a bang-up job with this one, and I cannot wait for Miss Piggy's book (which Kermit hints about in his intro) to grace the shelves! :D
  10. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Your so right Ryan! I think the book woulda have been great a little longer, but i also think it's fine the way it is. I can also see how Bill could have really helped with this book. Takeing whicheveer Jim neede a one liner he could not think of he would ask Pepe(Bill). A lot of the book really had that Jim lewis witt, and some i could tell was Bill's witt. Which are diffrent, but very the same in some regards.
  11. IgorPonweed

    IgorPonweed New Member

    I'll get it later this year.
  12. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Well why i mean it's a great book.
  13. Telly

    Telly Active Member

    One of my friends told me I can't buy anything small for myself until after Christmas. I think this is one of the things he's going to get me for Christmas.
  14. IgorPonweed

    IgorPonweed New Member

    Because last year (or a couple ago,) I bought before you leap, and almost everyone I knew got me a copy. :)
  15. TheJimHensonHour

    TheJimHensonHour New Member

    I enjoyed the book allot and laughed out loud quite a few times, and really want to see Pepe's family now!
    The only think I would have liked is if they used real images of Pepe and not just some drawings, it bothers me when Disney does that with the Muppets.
    It's one of the reasons I haven't bought allot of Muppet Shirts, I want photos of muppets not cartoons.
  16. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    I can agree and disagree with you about the drwaings. I think they kind of make the book kiddy, and I would love to see some new pics of the Muppets. At the same time i think it fits well in the book to some extent.

    I really love the book by the way and can't wait for Piggiy's
  17. Dr. Bombay

    Dr. Bombay Member

    I just purchased the book tonight and surprisingly wasn't embarassed when I told the guy at B&N that I was looking for a book written by a Muppet:) Because when I bought "Look Before Your Leap" it wasn't such a happy experience...anyway....

    I LOVED the book! I thought it was too short but then again, I can't ever get enough of Pepe. I did like the drawings of him though I really would've enjoyed seeing photos of him....and is it me or is the cover photo just a reused photo we always see of him?

    Well, no matter. There were several laugh out loud parts and just entertaining reading. My sister read a bit of it and "demanded" that I leave it with her when I was finished so she could read it.
  18. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets New Member

    Hmm... Maybe Pepe could get his own cartoon series or something based on this book Just a thought. *ducks* :eek:
  19. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    At times i have also found myself enbaressed when buying something from the Muppets. Not anymore though, cause I look at it like this. I could be buying something really bad like drugs or something like that, insted I love the Muppets. If some cashier or sales person has a problem with that, then they don't have the same kind of joy that I do. Because thats what the Muppets do, bring joy.

    I also can't believe that over on the Muppet Newsflash they have a poll asking if you liked the book and most people have not read it. Not good people if we want the Muppets to contiue to do as well as they have been, We need to show them suport by buying the book.
  20. Dr. Bombay

    Dr. Bombay Member

    Very valid point, Dwayne! Next time I shall hold my head up high when purchasing Piggy's book:)

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