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Your Thoughts: Puppet Up Special on TBS

Discussion in 'Henson Alternative' started by Phillip, Nov 20, 2006.

  1. mrsieve

    mrsieve Member

    WOW, that was amazing! I couldn't stop laughing. I think the whole uncensored thing might have thrown a few people off. But when your asking the audience for suggestions for improv, it's always best to cover yourself. Just wished there were less commericals, and more of the show.
  2. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Well-Known Member

    OMG! I couldn't get enough of it. I love it! Man my favorite character was the director/Game Show host. I can't remember who did his character but I just love how he would prononce those words. Blah Blah....And Sigfried and Roy's Secret Garden bit was also funny. I loved every bit and hope to see more of it soon. Man oh man. ROFL!
  3. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Yeah... Watched it and I have some thoughts.

    Don't think this is the general direction of the JHC/MHC overall... Just a sort of pet project for them to let off some steam once in a while.
    It was a good show, and the uncensored tag didn't phase me. Though I'm almost 30 and I've been watching Whose Line Is It Anyway? for a long time now.

    BTW: For you Whose Line fans out there, and Snowthy...
    The Foreign Expert, Repeats, New Choice, and News Story segments parallel already existing games from Whose Line.
    Also, I thought that the female character got about as much exposure as Kathy Greenwood, under-utilized to say the least. That's one thing I'd've liked to see more of.
    One thing that either helps or hinders them is that unlike Whose Line, they have a no-repeat suggestion rule. Unless it's something that they haven't done in a long time like Try To Catch That Train.

    The uncensored tag... Didn't think it applied when they got bleeped for the F-word during the intro song, but it did get looser after that.
    Stuff I liked and found funny:
    1 Find yourself a rich man who'll pay the bills, give it to him, and you've got yourself a baby.
    2 Poop vs. Attack of the Killer Tourists... Yes, to make you guys work harder... Or something like that.
    3 Forest Gump Existentialism.
    4 Roy! You haven't given us a raise in two years, you SOB!
    5 Are you trying to get me killed?
    6 The fake boobs opera.
    7 I bought you those huge casaba melons.

    Funny stuff, rully hope another special gets made and aired in the future.
  4. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Ack, no Baretta? That stinks

    Can someone PLEASE post a torrent, avi, mpg, video google, *something*?

    Unlike the cartoon network/sci fi fan circles/etc there is a custom amongst the Muppet community to keep things to private trades and never posting torrents/video google links, or the like. But I hope some people make an exception *has no cable...poo*

    Freaking sweet. Take that Disney lawyers! *is a HUGE fan of Joe the Armadillo/Arnette* DJ 2 from Animal Jam and Lester Possum from Staler and Waldorf online rock.
  5. Teenager's

    Teenager's Member

    I thought it was funny....

    ....but I also thought they used Paul Rugg too much....and he wasn't good at all....and I guess thats because he's not really a puppeteer....because I kept wanting him to use that ciggarette and actually use the props...but eh....

    I liked everyone else they were a lot of Fun, I can't wait for more!....and Barretta!

    .....but not Rugg......
  6. Buck-Beaver

    Buck-Beaver Well-Known Member

    Aw, I wish I got TBS in Mexico.
  7. Big Bird Fan

    Big Bird Fan Active Member

    Fat Buddha song!

    I thought it was just ok, pretty hit or miss. Not as funny as Whose Line, but IMO that's because they can't really do any physical humor. Still, it was just one special, I'd definitely like to see more.

    And if TBS is going to censor the f word, they need something more subtle than a loud beep. There's plenty of creative ways to censor a word.
  8. ReneeLouvier

    ReneeLouvier Active Member

    It was hard staying up, but I did. WOW!!! I was laughing so hard, the fake boobs song. "Poop vs. The Killer Tourists"? Awesome material. I also seemed to love the baby pug in diapers for some reason. That and the guy wearing a beret with a cigarette. He was neat. "Blah, blah, who cares!"

    Though I was just a teensy bit suprised when I realized that the monkey and koala was there from Animal Jam. Dunno why, but it was like..."Oh....they're from that kids show. Cool."

    What got me really laughing was Forrest Gump and Exististaliasm. "It was about....nothing!" That and the fake boobs opera. Just an awesome show in general. I can't wait to see more of it!
  9. TheJimHensonHour

    TheJimHensonHour Active Member

    Sigh I missed it as well because I can't seem to find anyone I know who has cable lol..oh well I saw the show live in hollywood and that was good enough for me...wait no LIES! lol I must see this some one upload it to youtube.com or the cute puppy gets it! ahem yes well back to the subject I'm sure it was great I saw it live and I said it was then and I still stick by it all still.
  10. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I saw the special, and it was okay. For some reason, many of the characters used didn't really look Muppet-style (or should I say Henson-style?). I thought that quite a few of the animals look like they were made from the Creature Shop, and many of the humans looked more in the style of Crank Yankers characters.

    I liked the pitchmen pitching a movie, the forrest gump and existalism, the bedtime story, the game show, and the song.

    However, I didn't think this show was a s funny as Greg the Bunny.
  11. MrsPepper

    MrsPepper Active Member

    Due to techincal difficulties, I had to miss this. I AM SO MAD! I knew it was on, but everything possible went wrong and as such, no improv for me. :(

    I'm with beaker. Someone put this on YouTube or something!! I really want to see it. I was SO PUMPED. New JHC stuff doesn't come around often enough.
  12. Frogster

    Frogster Active Member

    Some of it seemed somewhat painful... like a trainwreck in a way. I mean, there were a few funny parts here and there, but it was always right before the commercial that it seemed somewhat akward. The host was bad... not a fan of that guy... he looks like a gay Benjamin Linus.
  13. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    So Paul Rugg is a Muppeteer now? Wasn't he the one who did the voice of Freakazoid and a few other Spielberg cartoon characters?

    And I see some of you all saying "this was a good first show", so I take it my asumption was correct about there being more? The promos seemed to indicate more.
  14. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Well... Dunno if by "first show" we're implying that there "will" be more specials following this one. To my knowledge, all that's planned are webisodes on www.tbs.com starting in March of 2007 as GelflingWaldo reported.

    By "first show", I think we mean that it was a good first effort, with the potential to generate more specials like it in the future if it were to come to that.
    Hope this helps Snowthmeiser.
  15. Punch'n'Judy

    Punch'n'Judy New Member

    Improv is always hit and miss...and humour is a personal thing.
  16. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Patrick Bristow IS gay.
  17. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    By the way, was it just my imagination, or does Drew Massey sound A LOT like David Rudman?
  18. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    Not intending to start a debate but, just saw it for the first time last night. Not really my type of humor. ::shrugs::
  19. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I like edgy humor myself, I wouldn't mind making T*K*O a little edgier, but I have to stay on the boss's good-side!
  20. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Maybe this special will be released on DVD soon. Most new movies and television productions get released on DVD shortly after they are shown these days. I wonder if a DVD would include any extra segments that might have been cut from the special for time, lack of being good, or being too risky for television.

    For awhile, I had seen pictures of the hotdog puppets, which were originally used on City Kids. At first, I thought that hot dog puppets were too weird, even when compared with other talking food, but their sketch was really funny. I can't remember if that one hot dog actually lost it's arm during the performance or if it was missing before that.

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