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Your Thoughts: Muppets Live at the Hollywood Bowl September 8-10, 2017

Discussion in 'Muppet Appearances' started by Phillip, Sep 8, 2017.

  1. muppetlover123

    muppetlover123 Well-Known Member

    Way better quality video of Rainbow Connection man that number is beautiful!



    Also this clip from tonight's rainbow connection performance sounds like Paul Williams might be singing live and possibly Matt as Kermit cause you can clearly hear Kermit singing with Paul for a line.
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2017
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  2. xSunnyEclipse

    xSunnyEclipse Well-Known Member

    Just watching them perform Rainbow Connection and followed by Magic Store really brings back that magic we've been missing from The Muppets since the 2015 show got cancelled.

    Not saying the 2015 show wasn't amazing because I loved it, but doing shows like these gives me hope for the future of The Muppets.
  3. LipsGF4Life

    LipsGF4Life Well-Known Member

    who did do Lips? Who is replacing him permanently??
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  4. muppetlover123

    muppetlover123 Well-Known Member

    Peter Linz
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  5. Muppetboy09

    Muppetboy09 Well-Known Member

    A message from Matt Vogel:

  6. MrBloogarFoobly

    MrBloogarFoobly Well-Known Member

    I know we haven't seen any official video, and it's still too early to call, but I figure I'll just say it:

    Matt Vogel's Kermit sounds like an impressionist doing Kermit. In other words, his voice is good. But as we've mentioned many times, a Muppet performer is more than a voice. As a character, his interpretation is lacking. He's playing a Kermit on prozac. There's barely any personality there.

    I look forward to seeing him develop the role further, but as it stands right now, I don't understand all of the excitement over his performance.
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  7. muppetlover123

    muppetlover123 Well-Known Member

    The gonzo bit I don't know if its full or not
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  8. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    So thankful to everyone on youtube, parascope, instagram, facebook and twitter for posting clips from the show! I now have an almost complete good quality edit of the whole performance, and gotta say Im more than blown away! While Im still pretty bummed I wasnt able to make it at the last minute, I am thrilled this thing not just happened...but happened in a big way. Awestruck emotional coverage on all the big buzz blogs, news sites and trades; but those fan videos. wow

    Watching the Saturday and Sunday footage, I have to finally admit: Matt Vogel is not just nailing it, but directly channeling late 80s Jim Henson Kermit with a touch of 50s Kermit, and I couldnt be more thrilled. I know some said that Matt's Kermit debut drifted in and out of the voice a bit on Friday, but my goodness...you watch the Movin Right Along medley footage, and its just striking. Is this 1979? :p

    After feeling very depressed about the sudden cancellation of the ABC 2015 show, and the drama/fallout from the firing of our beloved Whitmire...the weekend of September 8th is the line where we crossed into something new and wonderful. Just seeing the soul and heart poured into every performance and sketch, the pure jubilation of the audience, and hearing Thatcher, Baretta and the rest of the Muppet performer crew gushing over how much this event means. Goosebumps folks, I got goosebumps!

    Also still LOLing over that Muppet Labs and Scooter's Parade of Obscure Characters bit.
  9. muppetlover123

    muppetlover123 Well-Known Member

    Defiently share the edit when you finish it! I would love to watch the almost whole thing
  10. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    An official home or stream release I now realize wouldnt do it justice. There's so many angles that'd need to be covered. The "frame" (screen) capture, the giant stage screen, the random antics on the sides, the audience reactions and the performance on stage with the ninja clad performers. All the fan videos pouring onto social media and youtube, if one has the time to compile them, are better than an official release. These two youtube channels got the best of the show from what i have seen https://www.youtube.com/user/adamnation/videos
    and https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqEH1B8p3stx_CyanOn1XlA

    wait, the entire show is precorded dialogue? a lot of bits seemed live to me.
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  11. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    one more thing, Bill Baretta was my fave Muppet performer of the 2000's; but Peter Linz for me is my new fave Muppet performer of the 2010s. So glad Walter got a little scene in there. Love Peter talking with fans at the end of Adorable Rachels Muppet Bowl coverage
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  12. Daffyfan4ever

    Daffyfan4ever Well-Known Member

    Okay. I didn't see it of course and I don't want to read too many spoilers for in case this does surface on You Tube or something like that and I don't want to go back ten pages and read all the posts here now, but I did want to ask about Steve's other characters. We know Matt is :) now and it seems as if Peter is officially performing Statler now, but did his other characters appear and if so who performed them?
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  13. cjd874

    cjd874 Well-Known Member

    Beaker is played by David Rudman, the Newsman is played by Eric Jacobson, and Link Hogthrob and Lips are both played by Peter Linz.

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  14. Daffyfan4ever

    Daffyfan4ever Well-Known Member

    Thanks. I guess Rizzo didn't appear there. Hopefully we'll see him in future appearances.
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  15. Daffyfan4ever

    Daffyfan4ever Well-Known Member

    Oh, that's what we've all been waiting for. Matt's Kermit doing RC. I'm working now, but I'll listen when I get a chance.
  16. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    He's listed among the Muppet characters, indicating that he made a non-speaking appearance.
  17. Muppetboy09

    Muppetboy09 Well-Known Member

    I think the only time he appeared was in the intro, where you could see him on one of the video screen arches

    Not the entire show. Most of the skits/dialogue pieces that are standalone are done live, but a lot of pieces of dialogue that are embedded into a musical number are pre recorded
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  18. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Adorkable Rachel really deserves more recognition within the Muppet Fandom. There's not a lot of people like her on YouTube, especially since FrogFan76 disappeared.

    Here's ToughPigs' in depth coverage of the event:

    I love the fact that the performers finally got the recognition they deserved at the show. Not only were they visible throughout the performance, but they also did a bow at the end of it. When you think about it, it's kind of crazy that these guys aren't more famous.
  19. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Watching the Suffrage City clip, I see that that's a different song than what I thought it was.

    One of the reviews I saw mentioned that each member of The Electric Mayhem got a line. Did Zoot or Lips get any lines? I know they sang together at one point, but I couldn't really tell if either got their own solo line.

    I'm assuming Wayne and Wanda both sang in their numbers (I haven't seen those performances online), I'm surprised that the program doesn't list who performs either (David Rudman most likely performed Wayne, was Wanda again performed by the performer who did her in the 2011 film?).

    So rights issues prevented them from being able to release this on DVD or television or anything, but I wonder if the pre-recorded video footage could be released.
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  20. Gorgon Heap

    Gorgon Heap Well-Known Member

    No one got video of the Wayne & Wanda segments? Darn. They get chased by monster clowns - or something - and eaten by a shark, and I missed it.

    Anyone know if the shark was a new or old character? 'Cause the shark from TMS (and I think MT) is definitely too small to eat another Muppet, much less two.

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