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Discussion in 'Muppet Appearances' started by Phillip, Oct 31, 2011.
You know what? The Bunsen & Beaker segments were very good.
If you didn't watch live, and are seeing the appearance later via Youtube or tape trade edits, you are very lucky. Yikes. This was basically a painful 2 hour reminder of why i never watch wrestling. Suddenly the Jerry Springer show, infomercials, and rich heiress reality shows seem very appealing in comparison.
You know how it's widely believed that everything's better with Muppets? This definately put that theory through the wringer. Though still i suppose it's still true. What would have otherwise been a totally intolerable experience had some brief moments of "oh something worth looking back at the screen for".
I can now see The Muppets in the theatre and not think twice about fart shoes because i've now endured far far worse.
Wow... that horrible, huh dwmckim? Corndog-eaters lol
Which characters were on?
Kermit, Miss. Piggy, Bunsen, Beaker, Statlor, Waldorf, Fozzie and Gonzo.
I would not say that's a "widely believed theory" since as mentioned there were fans of WWE who hated and bashed the idea of the Muppets appearing on Raw. Don't get me wrong I'm a much bigger fan of the Muppets than WWE (and overall I do consider myself a "WWE fan" and for the record no I'm not some dumb inbred hick as it's widely beileve most WWE fans are), but I guess for some people the "Recess princple of these two good tastes taste great together" isn't always the case. But like I said a couple times already it was a WWE show, not a Muppet show, wrestling was suppose to be the main focial point at the end of it.
I used to be a pretty big wrestling fan, well, mostly just a Shawn Michaels fan. I haven't watched it in years, but did last night to the Muppets spots. I enjoyed, for the most part, seeing the Muppets, but I didn't find much else interesting. The amount of commercials, and how long the breaks are, really throw off rhythm to the show in my opinion.
Well, thank the lords of technology for Tivo. Got to watch the very funny (IMHO) muppet bits without all that wrestling. It's just not my thing. For me, the best part of the whole thing was Kermit's deadpan to the camera: "I thought our show was weird!"
Darn tootin', and nice to see a fellow WWE fan on here. Two of my favs together for one night? So happy.
Yup, they're real: http://www.wwe.com/inside/overtheropes/hornswoggle-muppets-tattoos
Ouch, man. Truthfully, I think of wrestling as like any other sport, but with storylines, as though, say, Tebow and Manning have a grudge match.
I'll put my opinions in, as a huge fan of both the Muppets and WWE. I've loved both of them ever since I was young boy, so imagine my anticipation.
I thought every section was pretty good, and the interaction between them was ok. It's not a secret that WWE have always respected the Muppets, they were not about to make them look stupid here. The moment I knew it would be alright was when they had a graphic annoncing they were on, and you could hear the gruff, 'smart', longtime wrestling fans cheer.
I did read that Statler and Waldorf were due to actually commentate on a match, but that match was bumped due to time constraints, so that didn't happen.
Another good sign was both Beaker and Animal were at the ringside area at various points... so the live crowd would have seen the performer in plain sight. In a different time, this might have been booed in the extreme era of 10-15 years ago, but with more families in the house, it was merely accepted for what it was.
We shouldn't forget this was a wrestling show with Muppet guest stars...in that sense, i reckon we (muppet fans) did quite well out of it.
I've actually seen the main Muppet clips and...though I can't say anything of the wooden acting of the WWE guys...but can say that The Muppets themselves were all delightfully in character. Gonzo's reaction to his arm stretching was fun, as was Fozzie's more worried reaction! I thought the Beaker/Shamus bit was brilliant (and now wonder if Beaker is in fact Irish!) Somehow Beaker even managed to bring some real heart into that moment...LOVE. I also enjoyed Piggy being backstage fawning over a guy, only to get the weirder guy trying to kiss her (and liking her Karate chop). Poor Kermit left with a bag over his head
I also j'adored Piggy's hair and outfit! She looked fantastic in the "EXCUSE MOI???" situation.
i had to go to my local movie theater a friend worked at because it was the only place that had power...i loved it..i really wanted sweetums to show up and enter the ring but what we got was great too, the beaker moments where amazing
Eh... exposure is expose, and this is no different to me than Miss Piggy hosting So Random. Well, one key thing, as Disney doesn't own the show.
This clearly was more for fans of wrestling who like the Muppets than Muppet fans. Remember, WE know the movie's coming out! We knew when the movie was coming out over a year ago.
And of course, by now, you ALL know my favorite kinda wrestling
and to a much lesser extent, but I still enjoy it
and who could forget this famous wrestler
Once clips surface of this appearance, I'll check them out. I wouldn't watch the whole thing, though.
to anyone that didnt see it there is a movie clip shown with it but it was something we saw in the trailer
Every bit of Muppet goodness from last night:
Part 2 - 5-9:20 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=if9mkPNEnEc
Part 3 - 3:20-5:20 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbvLEN5Pvzc
Part 4 - 2:55-3:40 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g41ADLMu0Mo
Part 6 - 4-5:15, 7-7:20 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwkClxhp4eo
Part 7 - 0-1:00 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vlg5qCSfuxs
Part 8 - 5:20-7:15, 8-8:20 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kNTW90SEqA
Be warned, these'll only be up for about a week. I'm hoping to rip the parts out and compile them into one or two vids myself.
wow the Muppets where great as always!
As much as I love the Muppets, two hours of that for seven minutes of Muppets sooo wouldn't have been worth it.
I'm glad I stuck to watching Halloween specials.
yea i agree i would not have watched two hours of that for the muppets!
The Muppet stuff was pretty good. But there's no way I would be able to sit through two freakin' hours of WWE.
I think it's funny how a lot (or some) Muppet fans can't really stand the WWE and the fans of WWE can't stand the Muppets!
Personal opinion: This was AWFUL. And not because of the performances by the Muppets. It was awful because in order to make it happen, the Muppets got screwed. Basically it came down to wrestlers picking on Muppets. That's disrespectful of the property. It was like watching the high-school nerd get picked on by the wrestling captain. The Muppets were absolutely neutered. You can't blow up a wrestler. You can't eat a wrestler. You can't Piggy-chop a wrestler. Not without making the wrestlers look fake, which they can't do and maintain their show. And we all know that in any normal situation, Miss Piggy should have laid that wrestler flat when he started man-handling Kermit like that. but they couldn't do it because that would have revealed the wrestlers as the actors they are. It was just dumb. And a BAD pairing. I don't blame Steve, Dave, et.al. for their performances. In fact,they did extremely well with what they had to do. I just think it was an extremely poor idea.
Well I really think they should have used more of the Muppet Monsters insteed of the core group. I would have loved to see Sweetums or Thog get into the ring! The good thing about this is that the Muppets were on TV and doing very well they held there own, and stayed true to who they where.
I don't know about anyone else but I smell a new show soon.
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