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Your Thoughts: Kermit and Piggy at the TV Land Awards

Discussion in 'Muppet Appearances' started by Phillip, Mar 22, 2006.

  1. rexcrk

    rexcrk Active Member

    Wow...

    Kermit and Miss Piggy singing the Muppet Show theme song was so amazing! I loved how they had clips from the first season in the back and everything! Steve's performance of Kermit is great I thought. I like how he's given Kermit so much energy, I especially liked when he sang "Bum bum bum" right before the actual words.

    And then when they presented the award for the greatest TV snack (or whatever...) I thought that was great too. Personally I think Piggy sounded great! I said to my sister "That's not Frank Oz performing her... but I think he's doing a great job!".
  2. Tim Kelly

    Tim Kelly Member

    Piggy's voice was especially weak, but nevertheless, I enjoyed it more than anything new I've seen from the Muppets in a long time. I'd just watched Kylie Minogue sing with Kermit on youtube.com a few hours prior, and I think this is what the Muppets do best: sing songs and do short comedy bits!
  3. AndyWan Kenobi

    AndyWan Kenobi Active Member

    I really liked both Kemit and Piggy during this. My only complaint was the tease of Kermit in the trenchcoat interviewing people, and then no follow through. I guess I'll have to look online for that...

    :) :mad:
  4. amiki chan

    amiki chan Member

    It was pretty cute I thought. It came on this morning at 9:00 and it's just ending now. Hopefully Piggy will sound better next time.
    And I LOVE porkchops!! LOL
  5. Katzi428

    Katzi428 Well-Known Member

    It'll be on again tonight on TVLand at 8PM Eastern!:)
  6. muppetwriter

    muppetwriter Active Member


    I really loved the way Kermit did those interviews in his trenchcoat. It brought back the good old days when he was a reporter for Sesame Street's Nursery Rhyme News. Kind of makes you wish he was back there again, doing the same thing.:)
  7. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Active Member

    Well I like that Kermit still talks about Sesame Street other then just forgetting the whole thing. It's cool to hear the those words come out of his mouth.
  8. Muppetsrock

    Muppetsrock New Member

    i saw most of the show last week but, i fell asleep i didn't get a chance to see The Frog and Pig present an award
  9. Leyla

    Leyla Member

    I was quite delighted to see the muppets on TV again. I haven't seen them on air (with the exception of the recent commercials) since MWOO. It was great hearing the theme song (Since when has Piggy ever sung on key anyway?) and I thought the presentation was hilarious, particularly Piggy's "For those of you who are snacking (pause as she stares at the camera) and we can see that you are, stop stuffing your faces for a minute and listen up."
    Kermit's reactions to the pork chops were even funnier than Piggy's.

    The online stuff is really great too. If you missed it, you can actually see the presentation on the website under show highlights.

    Piggy's scoping out the tent of free stuff for "swag" was great, and I loved Kermit's first interview with Patrick and Linda, particularly the flirting between Linda and Kermit and Piggy and Patrick.

    My favorite interview was the one that started out with the porkchop guy (I have no idea what his name is, sorry) commenting on Piggy's lack of a sense of humour, and ending with Kermit and Piggy flirting with each other before heading off to "check out Kermit's Tux" in the trailer. It surprised me what with all the "professional relationship" talk coming from Kermit lately.

    Ah, just so fun!
  10. JJandJanice

    JJandJanice Active Member

    I have to agree with a lot of you that Eric's Miss. Piggy is not great. If that's why their doing the whole Auditions thing that Disney is doing, than I'm all for it. Sorry to Eric, but his Miss. Piggy just isn't great. And as for Steve's Kermit, well to be honset, I always kind of thought it was kinda too wussy in some ways, I mean I know Kermit's never really has been a deep voice man's man kinda thing, but with Steve's Kermit, I don't know. Don't get me wrong, I'm not Steve does a bad Kermit, just not too great of a Kermit either. But I guess he's isn't trying to do a "Jim Henson" Kermit.

    And and Leyla, that pork chop guy is Chis Knight, just to let you know.
  11. Ruahnna

    Ruahnna Well-Known Member

    Loved that conversation! It had a very classic feel to it, with the relationship between frog and pig very saucy. I hate to bury this compliment here, but I have to say that I think Steve Whitmire does a fabulous job of improvising with Kermit. I'm not necessarily talking about actual lines--more the fact that Steve's Kermit seems to interact with people and other muppets just like he's, well, real. He nods, makes appropriate (and sometimes hilariously inappropriate) faces, shrugs (sortof) and even plays to the audience for effect.
    Also stellar in this regard (and others) is Dave Goelz. Gonzo's muttered comments (which I'm guessing are not strictly scripted, but left to Dave's artistic expertise) are usually some of the best. (If you doubt me--watch IAVMMC and watch how Kermit and Gonzo are constantly ad-libbing little comments and movements. Wonderful stuff, this--just wonderful.)
    I don't think it's a coincidence that Dave and Steve were both long-time contemporaries of Jim. For Jim, it was never about "You say a line, then I'll say a line." How often is real conversation like that, anyway? Part of what made TMS work so well, and helped the individual muppets personalities emerge so strongly was that, on TMS set, one-up-man-ship was the order of the day. Jim practially dared everyone to out-one-up him when they were doing scenes together, and if you got one over one him (can you say "Frank")--he loved it! I think that sort of "Say anything! Do anything!" attitude created some of the crazy carma on the show and made the muppets emerge as "real" people in their own right.

    ALL THAT SAID, I saw a little bit of that sort of magic between my favorite frog and his favorite squeeze on the TV Land awards--if that line about seeing his tux "in his trailor" was scripted, I'll eat my, well, feather boa. I've not been very critical about Eric's vocalization of Piggy--I'm more interested in how her personality--her own, Piggy-driven personality which is independent of who is "puppeting" her--comes across. In my opinion, at least, Eric has definite potential in this category, and I'd like to see him continue (and maybe cut loose just a little).

    With big wet Miss Piggy kisses to Steve and Dave,
  12. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    what did kirmite say about SS i want to know. when Grover was on Jimmy kimmil live he was asked who his best friend on SS was and he said Kermit so who knows.
  13. Ruahnna

    Ruahnna Well-Known Member

    Big, wet kisses Miss Piggy kisses

    How embarrassingly inattentive of me! I meant, "With big wet Miss Piggy kissy-kissy's to Steve, Dave and Eric."
  14. pepestarr

    pepestarr New Member

    I try watching the video on the website but it dosent play and just trys to play the next one but that dosent play either. Can someone help? Thanks in advance
  15. I know i'm replying quite a bit after this was aired, but does anyone know if this is online somewhere where I can watch it. I missed it.


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