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Your Thoughts: Kermit and Fozzie on The View

Discussion in 'Muppet Appearances' started by Phillip, May 21, 2008.

  1. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    Just a reminder, Kermit and Fozzie will be appearing on ABC’s The View later today. They will be promoting The Muppet Show: The Complete Third Season DVD box set. Check your local listings for time and channel.

    After you see the appearance, post here and let us know your thoughts.
  2. AAO

    AAO Member

    I'm watching it now. I HATE the view. Denise Richards was on there and they were hounding her over her divorce. I thought she was going to cry. They seem to bring up things they really shouldn't. Hopefully they don't break Fozzie's heart... LOL!
  3. AAO

    AAO Member

    Well, I just watched it and well the audience got a free copy of Season 3! Lucky them, I pre-ordered mine last month. Fozzie and Kermit did well though. Nice little interview.
  4. MelissaY1

    MelissaY1 Well-Known Member

    I gotta check it out over the weekend. I set up my VCR to record today since I had to work. Oh, the View is horrendous. I never liked that show. I had some hopes for it when Rosie was on and then they couldn't handle her open honesty, so screw them....
  5. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Ha Ha Screw them thats funny! I think thats why the show is in the trouble its in lol
  6. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    They spent too much time talking to Denise, and not enough talking to Kermit and Fozzie, but I have to admit, they were rather amusing!
  7. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I'm gonna say that Whoopie brought up excellent points. If this is such a hard time for her, why did she go and make a TV show about it? Seems to me, she IS a sell out. I agree with Whoop here... her children shouldn't be any part of it.

    Anyway, Standard stuff from kermit. I swear, they script these things to have one mention of Fozzie (pretty redundant, as Fozzie was there), and the denying of his relationship with Piggy.

    But gold... gold coming off fo Fozzie. he was in his top form. Eric really did justice to the character, even likening Simon Cowguy to Statler and Waldorf. I don't know if they chose him specifially because he was on the cover of the DVD set, or what. But they definately did a great job going with a character that isn't seen in live TV interviews that much. Had it been Kermit and Piggy, it would have been the same as the others (but still welcomed). But Fozzie was amazing.

    I epecially liked Kermit's line. Oh, we still do the show, but we don't have the cameras turned on. All we need is an audience, a network, and a jazzy new name (paraphrasing). Clearly, they weren't puddyfooting around the fact they haven't been on TV in their own show for a while. I think it was curageous they even brought that up.
  8. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Did they say anything about the new movie?
  9. MelissaY1

    MelissaY1 Well-Known Member

    I'm glad to hear Eric is doing a good job with Fozzie. I haven't seen enough of him yet performing him to decide whether I like his interpretation of the character yet. Same with Piggy but I absolutely adore his work as Grover on Sesame.
  10. MelissaY1

    MelissaY1 Well-Known Member

    Yeah I don't know it's a show that just annoys me. I know it's geared towards a female audience but as a female I find it very degrading. And I always respected Barbara Walters for what she has done for television news/journalism and this show is just such a low point for her career in my opinion.

    I love Whoopi too and am surprised she's part of this show.
  11. TheJimHensonHour

    TheJimHensonHour New Member

    I totally missed this show sadly but in the radio interview in LA Steve (kermit) & Erik (fozzie) had no idea what they where talking about, which makes me wonder if Segel is just blowing smoke up our butts.
    Or if he's not he's not told these 2 performers.
  12. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    really? humm I wonder
  13. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    A View of 3 Wallflowers, Whoopi and the Muppets!

    :) Personally as a fan I am bored with the Kermit - Miss Piggy dynamic. They need to shelve a lot of that for a while and it appears that they are getting it rather than perpetuating it. Kudos to Steve for clearing the path for other interesting opportunities at humor. I adore the pig, but the gang is called the Muppets, not Miss Piggy and her Muppets. There's a danger for over-exposure there.

    ;) Barbara Walters (who I believe was missing because either Eric or Steve puppeteers her now) has always been a problematic figure in news. There's much to admire and many cringe-worthy Babs moments too. The View was intended to explore the perspectives of 5 sophisticated women of different ages and backgrounds. It ends up being just another tabloid talk show. It says more about the daytime audience than it does the show (even though they're slumming for ratings). That whole segment on Denise Richards? Other than being a bit player in Hollywood and the worst Bond girl in history what's her appeal? It's kind of hard to feel anything for either her or her ex-husband and I don't want to hear about her reality show, whining or conquests. This is why I avoid the E channel these days too.

    :o Rant on that over. It was just a set up to say that there was little-to-no time for the Muppets! The questions were mostly stale, but I fully support the frog and bear dynamic. That's component has been largely missing. What's more fun - spending time with a buddy and his girlfriend or spending time with a buddy and his best friend? I hope there's more Kermit and Fozzie!

    (On another note, in the other radio interview Greg posted: Kermit was asked what other classic literature characters he'd like to play. The frog responded that he wasn't interested in doing that these days and he'd be playing himself for a while. Yaaaaaay!)
  14. travellingpat

    travellingpat Active Member

    the interview was okayyy not great, i thought one clip would have been fine and more interviewing time, but oh well, at least theyre on tv still not lurking in the shadows as much as they have been recently
  15. Super Scooter

    Super Scooter New Member

    I had to read this a second time. Hillarious!

    And I agree with you on the Kermit and Piggy thing. I like it, but I think it gets overdone.

    Maybe for the next season the Electric Mayhem could go around promoting it. :D :sing: :flirt:
  16. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I would like to see Rowlf and Kermit together to promote a release. Now that they've got two different puppeteers I see a golden opportunity. They could feasibly have Kermit, Rowlf, Gonzo and Fozzie together for something. That would be special. No interviewer would be able to get a word in! :) :sympathy: :o
  17. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Personally, I could care less about the show. I mean, it jumped the shark when Lisa Ling got replaced by Consevative Barbie. I have no problem whatsoever with conservative view points. But if you're going to argue something like that, use logic. She once said Al Gore was a hypocrite because his Oscar wasn't biodegradable. Yeah..... that sounds a little like that Miss America that said the world's biggest problem is no one has access to maps. if you need a conservative viewpoint, get someone good. And not a loud mouth saying shocking crud. Someone who can argue a point with logic.

    Anyway, because the issues they discuss are usually female slanted, of course they wanted to get Denise Richards on there. other than Woopie, they were pretty much brown nosing her (I felt). I wonder if they would pander to that harpie that divorced Paul McCartney. She's not famous for anything but marrying Charlie Sheen, and pretending to have a sense of humor about the divorce (going onto 2 and a Half men to make fun of it), and then makijng it turn ugly.

    What I really wanted someone to say was this...

    You're TV show is exploitive, and self indulgent. Charlie's show is a sitcom, and they often poke fun at his infamous women problems (we know what they are). Plus, the show's not just about him. it's also about Jon Cryer, and that doofus kid of his. And of course, their evil mother.

    And people like to see something that makes them laugh. Why get involved with other people who have more money and more fame than you'll ever get and their problems?
  18. Darn it to heck! I missed this. I wish I'd seen it, but then again I see enough chickens clucking watching the Muppet Show. Anyone have the YouTube link? Should I put the audio on the show this week (is it really worth it)?
  19. MeepBorkMeep

    MeepBorkMeep New Member

    It's not really worth it...Kind of worth it.

    But here's the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WS-QAj500qY

    I actually liked the show a lot. The only thing that bothered me was when Fozzie said "Those two old guys in the balcony" instead of Statler and Waldorf. Try to explain things to younger and other generations probably should not sacrifice the characters. Of course Fozzie knows their names. :sleep: :boo:

    The rest of it was pretty good. :)
  20. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Only agree on one point, but the rest...I have to agree to completely disagree

    Wow. Where do I start?

    -I think Eric does a spectacular Piggy

    -The public's exposure to the Muppets mostly seems to be just frog or just frog and pig when there's so much more that could be pleasing to all without over-playing the Kermit-Piggy relationship.

    -Steve does a great Kermit. It's not his performance that makes the dynamic dusty. It's over-exposure of this one facet of the Muppets that eclipses the rest of their greatness.

    -Muppets From Space faultered for many reasons. It had little or nothing to do with the frog's personal life. In fact, he was barely in it! That's part of it.

    -The first two Muppet films are the best - I agree. And even though Caper has lots of Piggy it also features a lot of the whole cast.

    -I love the relationship of the frog and the pig and it should be a part of the next film (and every film). I'm just tired of it taking over most of the Muppet appearances and I aint alone. The pig is best in smaller doses. No matter how this schtick is played the core of it gets watered down the more it's pulled out.

    -Again, have to say I think Eric and Steve do fantastic jobs!


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