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Your Thoughts: Muppets on Extreme Makeover

Discussion in 'Muppet Appearances' started by Phillip, Mar 6, 2005.

  1. WOCKA2416

    WOCKA2416 Well-Known Member

    It seems to me like they wanted to keep it simple (and maybe save money), so they probably just sent Steve, Eric, and one or two second tier puppeteers to assist and fill in for Fozzie when Eric was doing Piggy. So Eric probably did Animal. Too bad they couldn't work in some other of their characters like Rizzo or Sam the Eagle. :attitude:
  2. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Can someone give me details?



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  3. AndyWan Kenobi

    AndyWan Kenobi Well-Known Member

    I really liked it--only complaint is that I wanted more time with the Muppets! I'll record the other show tonight, though, and hopefully there will be more muppetty goodness. My favorite part (like others, it seems), was when Kermit yelled at the stuffed animals to get back to work. I also really liked the chemistry between the characters when they were interacting with each other at the beginning. It all seemed right-on.

    Yay!!! :)
  4. christyb

    christyb Well-Known Member

    My Two Cents Worth.

    I liked it. It was wonderful. I waited an half hour (actually probably more) for the Muppets to show up. And when they did...I squealed (I'm not kidding). I also got kicked out of the room (don't ask). I understand (sort of) why the Muppets didn't have much screen time, but I wanted more. All in all, wonderful and can't wait until tonight. Also in the GelflingWaldo files Gelfling has a good summary of the muppety appearances (which were few).

    As far as the house goes it was beautiful (when they finished it). I only have two complaints about this Makeover. 1) I didn't like the Master Bedroom, but then again that was my complaint. 2) Write on walls?? Nice idea but a two year old ain't gonna know when to stop (which was displayed when one of them wrote on the bathroom door)
  5. Whatever

    Whatever Well-Known Member

    I was disappointed. They weren't on for very long, and Kermit with the microphone was annoying. The rest of it was very nice, though. I wonder if Kevin Clash was doing Piggy there too.
  6. Daffyfan4ever

    Daffyfan4ever Well-Known Member

    I doubt that. Eric has been the official performer of Miss Piggy for quite a while now. I really don't think Kevin does much outside of Sesame Street these days, but I'm guessing they did have an additional Muppateer when Piggy and Fozzie were shown at the same time.
  7. chestermcdragon

    chestermcdragon Well-Known Member

    :attitude: I HATE!extreme makeover but I LOVED that episode
  8. MelissaY1

    MelissaY1 Well-Known Member

    I don't know, first of all I'm not into these home makeover/reality shows so that was a turn off for me from the get go. I liked seeing the Muppets, I think Eric Jacobson is doing a fabulous job with the characters..nice to see Fozzie but I'm sorry I'm glad I taped this show because I fast forwarded through most of it. I thought it was too fast paced, not enough of the Muppets, and I would've liked to have seen them interact with the family's small children. I don't know it just didn't do for it me. I don't like the way ABC/Disney is trying to force the Muppets into all these "trendy" shows that a year from now nobody's going to remember. I'll be honest, I love the Muppets always will, but I've been less than impressed with their recent appearances and projects lately.
  9. Katzi428

    Katzi428 Well-Known Member

    I also thought it would have been funny to see The Swedish Chef in the kitchen trying to organize things.
    I was hysterically laughing when Miss Piggy was flirting with Ty Pennington! "HOLY MARACAS!Who's the guy with the hair?"
  10. Skeeter Muppet

    Skeeter Muppet Well-Known Member

    1) The show wasn't about the Muppets, it was about the family. That's always been the bottom line in each and ever episode of EM:HE - the family comes first. Ty wouldn't even push one renovation back a week after he went to the hospital for an appendectomy because he didn't want the family to go another week with the conditions they were living in.

    2) Kermit with the bullhorn was annoying? But of course! Ty is annoying every week with his bullhorn; why shouldn't Kermit get in on it?
  11. googlyeyes

    googlyeyes New Member

    Piggy's Hair

    I loved Miss Piggy's hair! And the quote "when pigs fly, they fly first class!" Absolutely classic :)
  12. DrummerMan

    DrummerMan Member


    You know, I seriously worry if the Muppets are going to have a future when a significant number of their fans pick apart every appearance they make because it's not The Muppet Show, or because Steve doesn't sound exactly like Jim or Eric doesnt' sound exactly like Frank (honestly, you have to admit that Animal sounded better than he has since Frank retired), or because they have adapted to whatever show they are on and it wasn't exactly what you expected...

    Come on people, where's your Muppet spirit? I personally thought that what we saw was exactly what the original muppets would have done if they were on a show like EM:HE. It looked like they were having great fun.

    So... for the comically impared, let's explain a few jokes that were hammered on in this forum...

    Fozzie saying oh well after hitting Kermit with the ladder. Fozzie never saw Kermit and didn't realize he had hit him, so he was saying 'oh well' because he never figured out where Kermit was, not because he was flippant about hitting him.

    Kermit yelling at the stuffed animals to get back to work... come on... the Muppets are all just a bunch of stuffed animals, and in the world of the Mupets, they would have all jumped up and gotten back to work, so it wasn't dumb at all for kermit to think they would.

    Finally, Kermit with the bullhorn. Kermit is the leader, always has been, so if the leader on the show uses a bullhorn and runs around like an idiot, it just makes since that Kermit should too.

    Hope this helps everyone understand...

    And remember... support the Muppets or we may never see them again.
  13. Skeeter Muppet

    Skeeter Muppet Well-Known Member

    EM:HE How'd They Do That?

    Okay, I'm probably going to have to go back over my tape later, but here's some of the items Fozzie pulled out of his "tool box":

    • A rubber chicken
    • an egg
    • a mop
    • a ball
    • three juggling pins
    • a pepperoni pizza
  14. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    I would have liked to have seen the Muppets interact with the kids, that would have been memorable. Hey more exposure I am all for, plus this was for a good cause. I didn't get to see it tho.
  15. AndyWan Kenobi

    AndyWan Kenobi Well-Known Member

    Wow, lots more Muppets on the "How'd They Do That." Cool--glad I recorded it, even though it conflicted with American Idol.

    "I think I want six, Kermie!"
  16. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Well-Known Member

    I loved it even more then yesterday. Animal was funny when they were showing him say like "Ow my hand..." "Makeover Makeover makeover *breathing hard* Cut." That was funny. I hope to see more of the Muppets on other shows to come. YEAAAAA!! Keep up the good work Disney!!
  17. a_Mickey_Muppet

    a_Mickey_Muppet Well-Known Member

    I got to tape both Shows, VERY VERY good Disney and the muppets did GREAT!!!! My dad laughed at Animal poppin out of that box and Mom giggled at when Piggy sayed to Kermit she would like 6 kids too! LOL :) hahahah ... Yeah even Bear showed up (at WDW tho)
  18. Convincing John

    Convincing John Well-Known Member


    I really liked this Muppet appearance. I liked the "How'd They Do That" on tonight even better. The Muppets got to see the Harris family come home! Now just think how you'd feel if Kermit the Frog himself was going "Yaaaay!" if you came home one day? Pretty cool.

    One part I really enjoyed was the little blurb Kermit did about how they were enjoying doing this for the family and especially his "welcome home, Harris family, welcome home." That's Kermit right there, folks, that's the Kermit we all know...a really helpful and friendly frog who wants the best for families everywhere. I think that Jim Henson would've liked this appearance, don't you?

    The chemistry between Kermit and Piggy is spot on. Piggy saw those kids coming out of the van and immediately said "I want six!"

    "Six what?" asks Kermit.
    "You know!" answers Piggy.
    "Oh, good grief!" and Kermit's face crumples up in disgust.

    That's the Kermit and Piggy we all know, folks.

    Fozzie's "tool box" bit was absolutely hilarious! The rubber chicken, the bad joke about the egg, the pizza "In case we get hungry." That's Fozzie!

    Kermit with the bullhorn...only one thing could've made it better. That's if Scooter was there and did it. Couldn't you just imagine him saying "Extreme Makeover Team! Extreme Makeover team! Two hours till the Harris family comes home, Extreme Makeover Team!"

    But of course we as Muppet fans could talk about that kind of thing for ages..."wouldn't it be cool if the Swedish Chef was in the kitchen? Or Crazy Harry helped with the demolition? Or if Sweetums tested the slide by pushing Robin down it? Hey! They should've left a hole in the basement wall so Gobo could visit them from Fraggle Rock! Wouldn't it have been cool if Beautiful Day Monster drove one of the cement mixers?" And on and on and on...

    But at least we saw a glimpse of Bear!

    I can't help but wonder if Frank Oz watched this show too. Just one of those things you wonder about, y'know?

    Convincing John
  19. Daylight

    Daylight Well-Known Member

    After watching 'How'd they do that?' I've changed my mind. I think the Muppets were hilarious and fantastic. The performance is not as smooth as I like, but then its reality TV so what should we expect.The strong characters of the muppets shone through. Still, I miss the old muppets, but the new ones are good too. :)
  20. GelflingWaldo

    GelflingWaldo Well-Known Member

    If you thought Kermit was annoying, you should see how annoying Ty is every week with the megaphone when theire is 2-1 hours left. This episode he toned down his yelling in the megaphone to everyone, to let Kermit do the job. This is an Extreme Make-Over: Home Edition thing - not a Muppet thing. Don't blame Kermit (or Steve), blame Ty for doing it 100 times worse every other week.

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