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Your Thoughts: Jason Segel and The Muppets on Saturday Night Live November 19

Discussion in 'Muppet Appearances' started by Phillip, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. Frogpuppeteer

    Frogpuppeteer Well-Known Member

    BTW Scooter sounds amazing Davids come so far from Letters to Santa ...Scooters performance is so smooth now
  2. Puckrox

    Puckrox Well-Known Member

    I've noticed this recently too. I watched Muppets Wizard of Oz the other day and I was shocked to see the comparison between that and the more recent stuff David's done as Scooter. He's improved so much!
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  3. bluebomber95

    bluebomber95 Member

    Well, David didn't do Scooter in MWoO... That was Rickey Boyd.
  4. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    Actually I thought Rickey Boyd's performance as Scooter was incredible!
  5. Frogpuppeteer

    Frogpuppeteer Well-Known Member

    Rickey Boyd was a good scooter

    i know what she means though its mostly that even in recent times Scooters felt awkward...even the frist time david did a full performance in LTS he was sorta stiff...i would be to, and slowly you could tell he felt more comfortable, but look at him now and last night somewhat mini monologue youd think he was at it for years
  6. MrBloogarFoobly

    MrBloogarFoobly Well-Known Member

  7. MrBloogarFoobly

    MrBloogarFoobly Well-Known Member

    I love it. Kermit is really himself now. He's got Jim Henson's sarcasm and occasional biting wit, balanced perfectly with his kind, everyman persona.

    Also, I'm glad the Muppeteers came out from behind the benches at the end. They deserve recognition for their brilliant talent.
  8. Puckrox

    Puckrox Well-Known Member

    Whoops! I thought I read that David was Scooter in that. Guess I was wrong!

    I strongly agree with both your comments. I felt all giddy seeing the Muppeteers' faces at the end, and I think the Muppets have finally become what they once were again. :)
  9. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Loved the episode! Thought the opener was rather banal, but it's spoofing Mitt Romney who is about as boring as it gets.

    Loved the Muppet monologue, pitch perfect on all fronts. Though again, what is up with the Fozzie puppet? They seriously need to go back to using the 2008 Fozzie and Gonzo puppets, amirite?

    Dug the Kermit "really?" segment, as much as I've grown tired of people using "..really...REALLY??!?" as a slang retort

    LOVVVED the Regis show spoof. I mean impersonations of Ricky Gervais, Zoey Deschenel and Denzel Washington? Genius!

    That Jason Segel mattress commercial was too much. :)

    That cryptic digital short was pretty bizarre, reminded me of those weird early 80's PBS shows thatd come on

    LOVED the Andre the Giant skit, so random

    LOVVVVVED Florence and the Machine, that second song she performed is up there with "Cosmic Love" and "Rabbit Heart".

    That last sketch was the quintessential 1:05 AM droll SNL closer. Cool to see one last skit with the Muppets. Very cool seeing Rowlf featured a lot. Overall, SNL still has the same strange humor it had when I started watching in the late 1980's and early 90's
  10. Ruahnna

    Ruahnna Well-Known Member

    Can I just say how much I am enjoying the new Kermit that we are seeing since this movie publicity began? Kermit is charming and soooo entertaining to watch when he is smugly in love and in charge of his zany band of merry muppets--these are two of the main things from which Kermit drew his identity on TMS.

    Steve is doing a good job with Kermit and I am liking what he's doing more now than ever before. Keep it up, dear--Kissy kissy!! (I'll let Miss Piggy be my proxy and do the honors....)
  11. Zander

    Zander New Member

    I'm still a bit in shock over Kermit's appearance during the Really !?! segment.. but it WAS very funny!!!
  12. 12Medbe

    12Medbe Active Member

    Obviously the Henson family had the correct intentions passing Kermit on to him. I have no doubt in my mind that Steve is doing Jim proud.
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  13. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Has Piggy ever been so "full bodied" before? I don't mean full figured...I mean, where in live appearances on tv she appears full bodied as opposed to being filmed from the waste up like most Muppets. On Leno and especially SNL. On SNL she appears to be standing, further adding to the illusion. On Fallon, the illusion works wonders with her and Kermit appearing full bodied in the open.I'm just so used to seeing the Muppets obscured by a wall or desk or just filmed from the chest up.

    And of course it appears in this new film, there's a number of shots of the Muppets full bodied...Fozzie and his whoopie shoes, Scooter cleaning, Fozzie/Kermit/Walter on Gonzo's toilets, Piggy walking down the theater aisle. Just cool seeing the lifelike image furthered.
  14. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I had no doubt that there would be some Muppet heads up. It was highly likely that they would have appeared, and if they didn't due to scheduling problems, we could have seen another Muppet parody sketch. Luckily they were able to get the puppeteers. That's the only reason they wouldn't have appeared... but they have a HUUUUUGE movie to promote, so I guess Disney had them make time in advance.

    Nothing shocked and delighted me more than seeing Scooter in the group. I was basically expecting Kermit and Piggy, maybe Fozzie and Gonzo and Animal... but Rowlf AND Scooter?!? Nothing sends a message of classic Muppets like Scooter and Rowlf. It's so great we have these characters back, instead of characters as background.
  15. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Well they're going out of their way to push Scooter and Rowlf back to the forefront which is good. Though it's funny how only some characters (like Piggy) get new outfits
  16. FletchySRF3088

    FletchySRF3088 Active Member

    I agree! Scooter being my favourite character, it's just so wonderful to see them FINALLY making an effort to push him back into the forefront. I never thought this could happen and it's so nice to see that Jason Segel seems to value all these classic characters as much as we do and wants to bring them back where they belong.

    I was laughing so hard when I saw the opening monologue. I love how they turn on Jason Segel in this clip. It had me in stitches!

    I know others have said this, but what the heck, I'll say it too: It was also just so great to see the "classic six" Muppet Characters back together again for this - No Pepe or Animal, just these guys (Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie, Gonzo, Scooter & Rowlf) singing with Jason Segel. Feels right :)

    And on an SNL Appearance, no less!
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  17. Puckrox

    Puckrox Well-Known Member

    I'm so glad they're bringing these characters back. I can't even begin to express how much I've missed Rowlf. He was always my favorite as a kid, and the fact that he hasn't been around much as I've grown up has been a major bummer. And seeing Scooter front and center puts a smile on my face.
  18. newsmanfan

    newsmanfan Well-Known Member

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    I was delighted that my suspicions that Segal wouldn't come alone to the show were justified! The song was wonderful -- and I laughed heartily at this exchange:
    Jason: "I believe pigs are sexy!"
    Piggy: (coyly) "Taken!"
    Kermit: "Mmm-HMM!"

    Plus, Kermit semi-reviving his early job as a news correspondent for the Weekend Update was cute, even though he was being more opinion-panel than journalist, and I too dislike the whole "Really?" overuse. Still cute. And having the Muppeteers taking their well-deserved applause at the end was great! Was anyone else thrilled when the audience went NUTS as the Muppets popped up behind the piano in the opening? Woo hoooo! :)
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  19. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Rowlf was my mom's favorite muppet as a child from what she said, and this was the early 1960's! Most people forget Rowlf was the main Muppet next to Kermit for over two decades. Wise beyond his (dog) years(and flappy ears), I loved Rowlf's appearance on one of the Cooking With Cat Cora sketches, where he spoofs how he'll take any work he can get(given he hasn't been seen much) There's something so wise, legendary, unspoken and graceful about him.
  20. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    The Muppets also got a big gasp and pop on SNL from the audience when they randomly appeared in late 2004 as well as when Kermit surprised cameo'd with Robert Deniro awhile back. I almost think this new movie, as much as Disney is trying to push it to kids, will be mostly college people and adults going gaga for it


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