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Your Thoughts: Kermit and the Muppets on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Discussion in 'Muppet Appearances' started by Phillip, Sep 29, 2003.

  1. AndyWan Kenobi

    AndyWan Kenobi Well-Known Member

    I agree that it was really tacky to point Steve out like that--it didn't detract from my enjoyment of Kermit, but it made me instantly lose respect for the person who said it. Remember, though, that this was a live program. They really wouldn't have had the chance to edit these references out, except maybe for later broadcast in a different time zone. I bet if it had been a pre-recorded show, like Conan, Leno, or Letterman, these moments would have wound up on the cutting room floor.

  2. BoyRaisin2

    BoyRaisin2 Well-Known Member

    OK, where'd that come from? :D

    I don't think promoting the VMX DVD was "selling out." He was a MUPPET, promoting a MUPPET DVD. A DVD release of a HIT TV movie, might I add. It's not like he was promoting Pepsi or Viagra or somethin'. Leave THAT to the Crank Yankers. ;)
  3. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Good point. Was this release just supposed to fall into oblivion? It was smart for Kermit to promote it. They got ABC to pay for the promotion too. Television ads are too expensive for the Henson Company. Many fans have been crying out for Henson to find some way to do promotion. It seems like they have heard us and are trying to take the appropriate steps within their budget.
  4. NikZane

    NikZane Well-Known Member

    Personally, I can't help but think... that at the end of the day, at least we were treated to some brand new Kermit material. :)

    So, as it's a philosophy of mine to always remember the good, here are...

    My favorite Kermit moments from The Jimmy Kimmel show:
    Kermit singing the Alphabet Song w/Uncle Frank.
    The "Kerminator" mini-movie. (Kermit: "This is what I call The Rainbow Connection!")
    When Kermit shakes off the underpants that Kimmy Jimmel put on his head, and catches them in his hand! (Kermit: "Wow, I can't believe I caught them!")
    Kermit's vox pop segment on Hollywood Boulevard.
    Kermit's line in reference to Darryl Hannah and Tarantino's new film, Kill Bill: "Hey Jimmy, Jimmy... did you know we're getting Darryl for the Sesame Street sequel to Kill Bill? It's called Hurt Bert!"

    I'm sure there's others that I've forgotten... but that'll do it for now. :)
  5. NikZane

    NikZane Well-Known Member

    Indeed, and I believe it worked. According to Steve Whitmire's recent email to MC, they've been asked back by ABC for the November sweeps week, network ratings-push thingy. I take that as a positive sign, Muppet fans nationwide obviously tuned in for Kimmel last week, and the network executives took notice.

    I can just imagine the ABC network execs, "Guys, Kimmel's ratings quadrupled when we had Kermit on... we'd better get the little guy in for November sweeps, all in favor say Aye"...

    ...and a resounding boom of AYE's echoed throughout the halls of ABC.

    (or so my fantasy goes ;))
  6. jediX

    jediX Well-Known Member

    Indeed. Its the first time in months I've actually stayed up to watch the entire thing... let alone the entire week. The show has been in a major down for a rather long time and Kermit saved it. He and the other cameos was the only thing worthwhile the entire week.

    What would you expect from the guy that used to pillow fight professional wrestlers and get trashed every single time ;)

    Amen, brother. I wouldn't even consider Jimmy's cousin a celebrity, period. Just because you cameo on a late-nite talk show doesn't make you ANY level of celebrity status. As for that commedian guy, Kermit put him in his place. :)

    As a final note, last week when Animal was on I made a rude comment about that, and I'm sorry. :o I feel bad about posting something like that, and should have just kept it to myself. Caffeine and a lack of sleep can do scary things to ya.
  7. Mark Filton

    Mark Filton Well-Known Member

    Well there is no more truly "live" television. Everything has a delay on it. Having Kermit put down like that was sad and it was sad nobody on the Kimmel show cared.

    The Henson company people get what they asked for. Ask a stupid question, get a stupid answer. Put a nice frog on a garbage show and you get treated like garbage. Come on, even the little kid didn't care about Kermit. They coulda told the kid to talk to Kermit when he sat down. The kid IGNORED Kermit! It looked TERRIBLE :D

    If you have something Muppet to sell, you should use Kermit because he is most famous. But if you have something to sell and you're gonna be on garbage no class Kimmel, then Kermit is guaranteed to be in a bad place.

    Kermit is a fun and friendly guy, and the sweetest and kindest to children. He can be angry and funny, but he isn't the FILTHY kind.

    Kermit sitting in the middle of masturbation, compared to tired old Lost in Space robot and Whitmire pointed out while performing and sitting next to some lousy comedians and a stupid male model who obviously couldn't care less about Kermit makes him look like a desperate, worn out gimmick.

    Nothing magical on that show. No good guest interaction. No SPECIAL CARE for Kermit. Anybody watches that will find no difference between Kermit and a Crank Yanker. Henson's wonderful frog takes a ride on the downward spiral.

    Sell some DVDs, but NOT like this.

    Too high a price to pay for me!

    That's just me, of course :D
  8. Robin

    Robin Well-Known Member

    I'm sorry for saying people on this site don't have a life. I was sauced. I'm a very passionate man and at times a bit dramatic.

    I think the beauty of the Muppets is that they can be good on any show even Kimmel. Kermit should have sat that one out.
  9. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Well, last Saturday the closest thing to this came true:)

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