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Your Thoughts: Kermit on Dr. Phil

Discussion in 'Muppet Appearances' started by Phillip, Dec 15, 2008.

  1. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    Just a reminder that on Tuesday Kermit stops by the Dr. Phil show seeking advice on his relationship with Miss Piggy. Find out what kind of intervention Dr. Phil has in store for the world's most famous frog. Check local listings for show times in your area.

    After you watch the appearance, post here and share your thoughts.

    JEANYLASER Well-Known Member

    What time and Channel is Dr. Phill aired?:confused:
  3. Baby Gonzo

    Baby Gonzo Well-Known Member

    That depends on where you live. For me, it comes on NBC at 3:00. But it also comes on CBS. You should check your local listings. Perhaps you should go online and look up the schedule for your local NBC or CBS?
  4. Leyla

    Leyla Well-Known Member

    Naturall, my TV decides to have seizures before the show. So, I ran off to Dr.Phil's website... and they DID have a clip up. I think I like the tone! Very funny, and yet, ushy gushy too!
    He called Kermit Pig whipped! :p But there's a certain sweetness to this that I really like... and, my TV is suddenly working again, so if I haven't missed it, I'll get to see it! YAY!

    Oh! And I forgot to mention, they have a clip from LTS!
    Now I now how Kermit gets hit with the door. Ooh, there he is!

    Well, it was short, and mostly an excuse to introduce a giveaway, but personally, I liked it! C'moooon LtS.
  5. Baby Gonzo

    Baby Gonzo Well-Known Member

    I just watched it. Kermit seemed very... Nervous in this appearance.

    Now I just want to see a fifteen minute segment of Dr. Phil talking to both Kermit and Miss Piggy about their relationship. Heheh.
  6. Leyla

    Leyla Well-Known Member

    Oh, me too! I wonder where I can sign up for that...

    "This is not Piggy y'all. I just passed her in the hall..." No wonder Piggy's not on the show... considering that dish!
  7. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets Well-Known Member

    Ha! That would a a good reason for her not to show up! Really loved the interview! Thought is was very funny! A lot of typical fodder from the frog, but it went really well!
  8. Frogster

    Frogster Well-Known Member

    :rolleyes: *Enter disappointing remark on awkward Kermit appearance here* :rolleyes:

    ...figured I'm so used to seeing Steve embarrass himself, I'm just gonna say that whenever I don't like something I see. It'll come in handy for tomorrow night, I'm sure.

    For those of you who might tell me to knock off the mean comments, know that I made it a point to watch this, and that I still keep hoping that things get better. Kermit's just too excited about anything he talks about, and Steve displays too much emotion when performing him. And of course, the typical frog jokes and interspecies jokes were there to go along with it.
  9. rtgentry

    rtgentry Well-Known Member

    Keep in mind these are not Fan-Tribute apprearances. They are to attrack fallen off fans or those who have not seen Kermit in a while. Those nerds like us that hear every word ever uttered by the frog can yes somtimes get tired of the same ole jokes, BUT I have friends who see this stuff and fall back in love with the muppets. Sheesh lighten up
  10. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    Why shouldn't Kermit be excited? Kermit has ALWAYS been excited for whatever he's in--The classic "YAAAAAY!" from TMS, "Hey a Movie!" from GMC--come on! Get over yourself, if you go into it expecting it to be bad you're going to think that.

    I don't know HOW you can expect a poor performance from anyone tomorrow night in Letters to Santa. I know you've seen the clips, and I don't know how anyone can expect nothing less than spectacular from the frog, the bear, the pig, the whatever, and EVERYONE.

    Anyway... I thought the Kermit appearance was good. Expectedly short, considering Dr. Phil's talk quick, give something away mentality for this show. I did think that Kermit got the most time than any of the other guests, though, which was nice. Good to see a clip from LtS, too. I can't wait! :excited: Tomorrow's gonna be a LOT of fun!
  11. Frogster

    Frogster Well-Known Member

    If there's one thing I've noticed from younger fans, it's the eagerness of everything that's new. It's cool and all, though; Henson needs fans that love anything that's put out there, whether it's aimed to get new fans or pander to the old ones. I just get annoyed at how the characters are performed, which is very much like how people here get annoyed with my pessimistic approach. But sometimes pessimistic views can be seen as realistic as well.
  12. Davina

    Davina Well-Known Member

    darn it! i missed it! all cuz I was stuck in line at the post office... *sigh* glad to hear it went well though (even if it might have been a lot of the same old material)
    can someone please let us know what was said about the whole piggy/kermit relationship? (anything new, anything to indicate that they are, in fact, as we all know, actually married and such.. hehehee) am off to go dig up the dr phil web site next...
  13. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    I could point out to you a large number of fans that you probably wouldn't consider "younger" that are just as excited for all of this new stuff in development. I think it's a shame that you can't find enjoyment in this new Muppet era--and I just don't understand why. Have you seen the Muppets.com videos? What about how the characters are performed there annoys you?

    I know I'll probably never change your views, and I honestly understand that--you'll never change mine. I just don't see how, at this point in the Muppet-verse, in the midst of a Fuzzy Renaissance that Disney is making every effort to fuel, a pessimistic view could be seen as realistic. :smirk:
  14. Davina

    Davina Well-Known Member

    bother.. phil's site seems to be down atm....
  15. Kermit's Intervention.

    Heeeeeyyyy, everybody!

    The Internet is a marvelous tool for catching up on stuff like this. I was out bombing around the world this afternoon, too, and missed Kermit's appearance on Dr. Phil.

    But I just watched it on Dr. Phil's web site.

    I don't know, but it looks like Kerm's a bit stressed out from filming his latest movie. Or maybe being in the presence of Dr. Phil was too much for him.

    Anyway, I loved the performance, especially when Kermit said, "If you'd ever dated a pig with a black belt, you'd be pig-whipped too." The clip of Letters To Santa was tantalizing because of the appearance of Scooter the gofer. I hope they've found a good Muppeteer to pick that role back up.

    Well, I'll be rolling tape on the special tomorrow, definitely. I don't want to miss this.

  16. dabauckham

    dabauckham Well-Known Member

    I just saw it on Dr. Phil's site too. I didn't think Steve's performance was bad at all - I thoroughly enjoyed it, actually! Who can blame poor Kermit for being a little stressed out - I mean interspecies relationships are awfully tricky! ;)
  17. Super Scooter

    Super Scooter Well-Known Member

    Gee, I didn't get that at all. Kermit's always been very excitable. Jim Henson did a few "excitable Kermit" interviews. And, quite frankly, I didn't really see that Kermit was all that excited. His nervous reaction to Dr. Phil reminded me of his nervous reaction to Professor Krassman in The Muppet Movie. But I suppose that makes sense since Steve was performing Kermit in that. Wait... wasn't he? I forget. That's right, it was Jim in that! I always forget because Steve's such a talented performer, and there isn't a single puppeteer out there who could do a better job at bringing the frog to life. That's an awful big glove to fill (literally and figuratively), and he was very much in character in this interview, at least as far as this fan was concerned.

    And please don't respond to this as if I'm some sort of all-accepting, know-nothing child (no offense to children out there, who are actually a lot smarter than most people give them credit). Just because I grew up with the Muppets of the '90s doesn't mean I don't know anything about how the Muppets are supposed to be, and I have been critical when necessary (though I enjoy Muppets From Space and Muppets Wizard of Oz, I freely admit they're not up to par). I just really don't see what's wrong with Steve Whitmire's performance. As talented as all of the other Muppeteers are, I'm positive that they could not do as well as Steve with the frog that I love. And the "fans" who complain about his performance couldn't either.

    Anyway, I was noticing the other day just how great a performer Steve Whitmire really is. I'd have to say he's almost as good (if not as good) as Frank Oz. Frank's brilliant with subtlty, but as you watch stuff like Fraggle Rock, you can see how Steve's characters are always doing something even when it's not necessary for them to, and the performances are almost never off. He knows how to form a character's mouth just right for everything they have to pronounce and so on. He's an excellent performer, I think.
  18. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    *applauds Super Scooter's entire post* Agreed on all parts, my friend! Thank you for saying that! Steve's Kermit is wonderful, and I don't know why we're still bickering about a character/performer relationship that's been around for 18 years. Get over it, Steve's not coming out from under Kermit for a long, long time, and that's a very, very good thing.
  19. TogetherAgain

    TogetherAgain Well-Known Member

    First, I'd like to give every last word of Super Scooter's post a full-hearted standing ovation.

    Second, I'd like to SQUEAL about that appearance! ...But unfortunately, I must conserve energy so that I'll be able to squeal sometime after ten tonight when I get off work and can finally watch Letters to Santa.

    So I'll just do the first one.

    <Stands and applauds>
  20. Daffyfan4ever

    Daffyfan4ever Well-Known Member

    I have to agree with that. I know quite a few people said they didn't care for Steve's performance at Kermit, but I always thought he's done a great job. Plus he's been at the job for so long now he really seems to have gotten the hang of it. Hopefully he'll continue to do it for many years to come.

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