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Your Thoughts: The Muppet Show Season 2

Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by Phillip, Jul 20, 2007.

  1. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    They even snuggled...something else to think about.
  2. Daffyfan4ever

    Daffyfan4ever Well-Known Member

    Yeah, it seems like Kermit and Mickey are good friends. After all, he seemed to enjoy doing the 'Mickey Mouse Club' thing on that episode of 'Muppets Tonight!" So that's sort of why it's beyond my realm of understanding why :) wouldn't like Mickey Moose.
  3. SgtGonzoPepper

    SgtGonzoPepper Well-Known Member

    Kermit was probably just sorta still manic after the peter sellers episode
  4. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I'm sure that he liked Mickey Mouse, but not Mickey Moose. Though the names are simialr, the characters are quite different. Mickey Moose's voice wasn't even a Mickey Mouse impersonation (though if it was, then his name would have probably been more expected before he mentioned it).
  5. Daffyfan4ever

    Daffyfan4ever Well-Known Member

    Oh, I get it. Kermit didn't want to accept any imitations. He'd rather see the real thing. I kind of agree with what SgtGonzo said though, after all Kermit's nervous breakdown after the Peter Sellers ep was mentioned at the episode guides as well.

    Okay, here's a new one. Did Fozzie's 'Wocka wocka' originate in season 2? I haven't caught any episodes where he said that. Though in the Chloris Leechman episode, Fozzie Pig said 'Hoga hoga.' Was that supposed to be a parody of 'Wocka, wocka?' If it was, he's had to have said it at some point before that. Maybe I missed something.

    It's sort of the same deal with Beaker's 'meeps.' In season 2 I've heard him make some faint sounds, but it doesn't seem like it was 'Meep meep meep,' until season 3. Does anyone have more information on this?
  6. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    The Peter Sellers episode is the only season two episode where Beaker speaks with his "meeping" language. Otherwise, he doesn't talk, or makes screams, sighs, gasps, or stutters too much to get a complete word out of his mouth.
  7. Daffyfan4ever

    Daffyfan4ever Well-Known Member

    I see. Thanks for that info.

    I'd still like to know about when 'wocka wocka' originated. I haven't really heard it outside of the movies and on 'Muppet Babies.'
  8. Cecilia5

    Cecilia5 Member

    I finished watching Season 2 the other day, and I loved every episode of it.
    The thing that stands out the most was the episode where Fozzie's mom visits, and Fozzie does Pigs in Space. :o
  9. Daffyfan4ever

    Daffyfan4ever Well-Known Member


    I guess I'll research Muppet Wiki and see what they say on that.
  10. GelflingWaldo

    GelflingWaldo Well-Known Member

    "The Muppet Show Season 2" was nominated in the "Best 1970s Series" category and "Best Children's Series" in the fourth annual TV DVD Awards - but it'll need our votes to win.

    The TV DVD Awards are a prestigious industry award honoring the best in television shows on DVD. A blue ribbon panel of judges rated each release of the past year; and has selected the slate of nominees based on their overall DVD treatment, including program content, bonus materials and packaging. More than 160 submissions were considered – with only the top four titles in each of 17 categories gaining nominations. The ultimate winners of the award, however, are based on an online consumer vote. The polls opened yesterday and will close on October 26th; the winners will be announced on November 12 during a big gala dinner and reception. So please, support the Muppets and take a few minutes to surf over to the voting site and rock vote!

    "Fraggle Rock: Complete Third Season", "Dinosaurs: The Complete Third and Fourth Seasons" and the Muppet-filled "Saturday Night Live - The Complete First Season" also gained nominations.

    More information on the Muppet nominations: http://muppetnewsflash.blogspot.com/2007/10/muppet-dvds-sweep-tv-dvd-nominations.html
  11. TheJimHensonHour

    TheJimHensonHour Well-Known Member

    I voted thanks for the heads up gelf! One thing though I refuse to vote for The Muppet show in the Childrens spot because it's not a kids show at all.
    Disnosaurs isn't either but I voted for that.
    Muppet Show of course got the best 1970's dvd release vote from me. ;)
    Disney needs to know this is a great classic family propperty and not a kids show.
  12. GelflingWaldo

    GelflingWaldo Well-Known Member

    Oh and for those who may not remember -- "The Muppet Show: Season 1" won "Best Children's Series" at the TV DVD awards back in '05.
  13. MrsPepper

    MrsPepper Well-Known Member

    Muppet Show vs Welcome Back Kotter? How will I choose? That's not sarcasm, I actually love Kotter. But I think you know who I voted for. :)
  14. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    I know! That was so upsetting having to choose! And I didn't even realize Kotter was on DVD now. Don't get mad, but I voted for Kotter in that case, since I am a fan of that too. I voted for Muppet Show in the other category. :)
  15. TheJimHensonHour

    TheJimHensonHour Well-Known Member

    thanks for showin em' wha a great kids show it is.:rolleyes:
  16. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    Haha, well I personally don't look down on the label of children's entertainment. If new generations aren't introduced to these shows, they were very quickly disapear. Many people tend to remember the shows of their childhood most fondly. But you are free to have your opinion. :)
  17. TheJimHensonHour

    TheJimHensonHour Well-Known Member

    Indeed and I know that allot of kids cant get into the muppets.
    I came across a woman at a used cd store about a week ago and we started talking about tv shows on dvd and i told her about how much i love the muppets and she agreed that she does as well but her children just cant get into the show.
    Times are differnt and unless kids are raised on these things like we where they're not going to just jump into these shows.
    That's why I cant blame them for having modern day muppets like pepe.
    The Muppets have always been a family property and I'm happy that Disney knows this it's about the only thing they've got right.
    And I'd really hate to lose that again to the people who think the muppet show is the same thing as sesame street.
    Jim was very strict about not having the two be the same or looked as the same.
  18. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Has anyone else noticed that it says, "Brought to you buy" instead of "By?" On the voteing site?

    Bea:zany:{No...I'm not picky...}regard
  19. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    I agree, you have to start young to get kids to like something. But it's just not true that no kids today enjoy the Muppets. It's that they're not even being given the opportunity to judge for themselves. At the TV Museum, a little girl was genuniely enjoying Muppets Go the Movies. But when will she get another opportunity to watch it in regular life? The answer is not to simply bring in new characters (no offence Pepe hehe), but to make the original material more available in the first place.

    As I just said in another thread, there is this movement to repress any of the old material and claim it's just not useful anymore, despite evidence to the contrary. It's been an entire decade and the new material (while it has some good points) did not keep the franchise alive (and that was before Disney). Sometimes when times change, the answer is not to roll with them.

    I speculate that if more attention had been paid the original projects, maybe the Muppets would not be a power house today , but they would be familiar to children and fondly remembered. As it is now, the new projects have not gained huge acceptance and the audience isn't able to view the old shows. Thus, the Muppets are practically out of the picture.

    I don't think the Muppets will never be appreciated again. Disney was finished for two decades, but then got a huge resurgence in the early '90s. These things go in cycles. But Disney didn't try to completely change what made them popular in the first place.

    Everytime Kermit tried remaking himself in MTM, he failed miserably. I can't imagine Kermit the character saying "Sometimes you just have to give up the things you love in order to change with the times." You know I mean, the world is tough sometimes, but you can't give up and give in.
  20. Jon

    Jon Well-Known Member

    what do people think of the picture quality? I think it's hugely inferior to the first set. Over saturated colours, lots of ghosting and a genrally inferior resolution a lot of it's almost blurred!

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