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Your Thoughts: Kermit and Miss Piggy on America's Got Talent

Discussion in 'Muppet Appearances' started by Phillip, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. Gelfling Girl

    Gelfling Girl Well-Known Member

    I can't imagine it getting too much worse...unless the Electric Mayhem shows up and Janice's voice still sounds like a terrible impression. They did fine with Dr. Teeth, but Janice...
  2. Gelfling Girl

    Gelfling Girl Well-Known Member

    "Hogtastic"? Could it mean something?
  3. Gelfling Girl

    Gelfling Girl Well-Known Member

    Apparently not.
  4. Vic Romano

    Vic Romano Well-Known Member

    I don't believe it's Steve either, but I don't think the voice was bad at all. However, I do agree the puppetry was stiff.

    Eric has come a long long way as a performer. Piggy was great, and I loved the classic Muppet shots on the screen. Nice to see Muppet chickens mixing it up too.

    If I have a complaint, it was the bumper with Sharon and Piggy. The Pig/Frog tension jokes have been wearing thin for a while now. I'm not saying they have to nix the tension, but at least try approaching it a little differently. Kermit's CD for Piggy was sweet though. Nice to see some tenderness.
  5. Muppetfan44

    Muppetfan44 Well-Known Member

    Kermit's performance just seemed so ridiculousy unprofessional to me.

    It's KERMIT THE FROG! He is a national icon, a franchise, you can't just go on national television and have a performance like that. It takes away so much from the character and the suspension of disbelief that Kermit is really the lovable frog we've known for years. When you have such a valuable asset and such a large national forum (where they haven't been on TV for a while, you cannot under any circumstances have a performance like that without hurting the franchise) I can't believe how much Disney dropped the ball on this one. This is really saddenning. I'm just ridiculously shockd and hurt as a fan. Oh please let that never happen again! I hope someone can figure out what the heck happened. Disney get you act together and quit messing with my characters!
  6. Muppet Loverr

    Muppet Loverr Well-Known Member

    15 mins left.. No other Muppets?
  7. Gelfling Girl

    Gelfling Girl Well-Known Member

    Ugh...can't we just have the Muppets even just half as awesome as they were in the 70's?
  8. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    I'm feeling much the same way, Arianne. I'm just so confused as to WHY this would happen. The only rationalizing I can do is that Steve must be sick. He must be extremely ill or have no voice and just could NOT be there. There's no other explanation. Surely... But... I'm agreeing with you. There could be MASSIVE, terrible reprocussions from this. My gosh I hope there aren't... At least Piggy was shining... I'm just keeping that in mind.
  9. Gelfling Girl

    Gelfling Girl Well-Known Member

  10. jeremyactor

    jeremyactor Well-Known Member

    You would think that if Steve was sick, that they would have just made it a solo-Piggy act. Or had Hasselhoff sing it with her.

    To be fair, unless it was Jim or Steve doing the performing, it was most likely going to be met with a "WHAT? That was terrible!" Let's be honest.
  11. Haydensmommy

    Haydensmommy Member

    Oh my

    The chickens were great. Any idea who they were? I do agree, Piggy is so much better but poor Kermit.
  12. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    Yes, but they had already publicized it as "Kermit and Piggy." They can't just rip the frog out. I think this is exactly why Piggy did all of the singing and Kermit just tossed in a line. He was probably meant to sing more of it.

    The whole thing just felt awkward--except Piggy--and it's probably 100% due to the fact that Steve wasn't there.
  13. Gelfling Girl

    Gelfling Girl Well-Known Member

    Too true...
  14. Muppetfan44

    Muppetfan44 Well-Known Member

    Posted by Vic Romano
    I agree. Eric is doing fantastic, and I am getting sick of the same ol' Kermit and Piggy schtick done in the same way, they definitely could have been more original about it. I really did love the CD Kermit had for Piggy and that Kermit and Piggy are showing tenderness on stage more and more often. They did that song on the Nick and Jessica variety show though so I wish they would have done a different song.

    I'm going to be following this like a hawk. I think this is serious!
  15. Gelfling Girl

    Gelfling Girl Well-Known Member

    And it's over...

    They should have put some Statler/Waldorf comment after the credits.
  16. ohtherain

    ohtherain Well-Known Member

    No Statler and Waldorf; guess they found out Kermit's singing sounded terrible w/o Steve so they decided not to do Statler and Waldorf without him. Good choice. I can't imagine Eric doing Statler. They said they were going to have them in it though!
  17. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    Okay... this is what I'm thinking.

    Steve Whitmire has a sinus infection or lost his voice or... something. That's why we didn't see Statler and Waldorf. Because Steve was gone. They can easily take out a Statler and Waldorf moment, but you can't completely remove Kermit from a sketch built around he and Piggy. They had to pass him to someone else to mumble through the song awkwardly without Steve. That's my conclusion... and until I hear differently that's what I'm believing.
  18. Gelfling Girl

    Gelfling Girl Well-Known Member

    I guess you have a point there.
  19. Vic Romano

    Vic Romano Well-Known Member

    I don't know that this is as bad as everyone thinks. I agree, it wasn't a great performance, but it was good exposure. I am just as curious as everyone to find out what happened, and I suppose Statler and Waldorf were bumped too.
  20. ohtherain

    ohtherain Well-Known Member

    Yes, it was definitely something! Just want to know what because I don't like that Kermit!

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