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Your Thoughts: The Muppets on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon"

Discussion in 'Muppet Appearances' started by Phillip, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    This Wednesday night, don't miss the Muppets perform on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" on NBC. After you watch the appearance, post here and share your thoughts.

    Muppets Studio has announced that Kermit the Frog along with Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Robin, Scooter, Fozzie, Rowlf, Rizzo, Pepe, Sam, and Animal will sing "The 12 Days of Christmas."
  2. inturnaround

    inturnaround Active Member

  3. Muppetplus

    Muppetplus Well-Known Member

    I see they did an almost exact copy of the John Denver version. Nice to see that again! And poor Fozzie still can't remember his line! Robin's voice kind of bothered me, but otherwise, great to see!
  4. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Wow, that was great! It was a near exact remake of the John Denver version, but this was nice too. Robin's voice was the only thing that bothered me really. And I loved Piggy's hair!
  5. Frogpuppeteer

    Frogpuppeteer Well-Known Member

    i loved it it was really nice
    really what bothered me was the volume of the music(not the muppets and jimmy singing) i couldnt hear them singing

    poor fozzie:o
  6. MWoO

    MWoO Well-Known Member

    That was really well done. I was hoping to see Janice or Floyd like the original, but it makes sense to include Rizzo and Pepe. Rizzo doing the 11 pipers pipping is a nice pied piper reference, and it seemed Pepe was suppose to get a huge laugh with the tutu but I am kind of glad he didn't. He didn't take away from the rest of the bit. I liked Sam taking the Statler and Waldorf part since he doesn't get on tv much.

    Oh and it's nice to see them get a genuine laugh with the Fozzie parts a few times. The audience even cheered when he got it! That is far better than appearances made only a few years ago where the audience seemed bored with the muppets. So all in all it was a great bit! Seems the muppets work best when they go back to classic formula like they have been doing.
  7. GonzoLeaper

    GonzoLeaper Well-Known Member

    Great Muppets appearance! It was definitely clearly inspired by the John Denver version from the "John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together" special. That's cool! I like how the audience was genuinely laughing about Fozzie missing his line and then cheering for him when he got it.:o (Pepe even worked in his "unbelieveable, okay?" line.):rolleyes:
    It would've been nice to have Floyd, Janice and Waldorf and Statler for a straight remake, but this was definitely very close and worked fine. Even the set reminded me of the TV special. Very nicely done- a fun rendition of The 12 Days of Christmas!
    I do wish Rowlf would've joined them for a group shot at the end, but oh well. And Sam looked a slight bit different- seemed to have a big forehead and really bushy eyebrows-but that's okay. It was just great seeing him, Scooter and Robin in there at all!
    Nice Christmasy appearance! Merry Christmas!:)
  8. MWoO

    MWoO Well-Known Member

    Jimmy Fallon would work really well in a muppet movie. special, or TV show I think. I'm surprised he didn't do letters to Santa actually.
  9. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    Can anyone make an MP3 of this! It's absolutely wonderful. :sing:
  10. ploobis

    ploobis Well-Known Member

    It was so awesome that they remade the Classic Muppet version of 12 Days of Christmas from the John Denver Christmas Together special.

    It was also cool that :rolleyes: :shifty: and :attitude: was included in this version!
  11. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    It was a very nice appearance. I'm glad I taped it. Anyone know who preformed Robin? He didn't sound as dead-on as he did in Letters to Santa.
  12. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    It was rully great. The only thing is... Making us wait till the end of the show?

    BTW: Is it a sign of the times when the only link between both versions is Gonzo still performed by Dave Goelz?

    12 Days of Christmas:
    A Christmas Together vs. Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
    1 John Denver - Jimmy Fallon.
    2 Kermit (Jim Henson - Steve Whitmire).
    3 Gonzo (Dave Goelz).
    4 Robin the Frog (Jerry Nelson - Matt Vogel).
    5 Miss Piggy (Frank Oz - Eric Jacobson).
    6 Scooter (Richard Hunt - David Rudman).
    7 Fozzie Bear (Frank Oz - Eric Jacobson).
    8 Rowlf (Jim Henson - Bill Baretta).
    9 Janice (Richard Hunt) replaced by Pepe the King Prawn (Bill Baretta).
    10 Statler and Waldorf (Richard Hunt and Jim Henson) replaced by Sam the Eagle (originally Frank Oz, now Eric Jacobson).
    11 Floyd Pepper (Jerry Nelson) replaced by Rizzo (Steve Whitmire).
    12 Animal (Frank Oz - Eric Jacobson).
  13. ploobis

    ploobis Well-Known Member

    I also kinda kept wondering why Pepe was wearing a dress, Even if his line was "Nine Ladies Dancing". :rolleyes:
  14. ploobis

    ploobis Well-Known Member

    I'm glad I taped it too! ;)
  15. TML

    TML Well-Known Member

    I refuse to say 1 negative thing about this. No "so and so sounded off" no "I wish blah blah would have shown up" NOTHING NEGATIVE! It was funny, I'm glad Robin, Scooter, and Rowlf are back. Rowlf sounded spot on and Scooter gets better everytime. Even Piggy has gotten more in character and less of just being a b _ _ _ _ all the time. It was great! Loved it.
  16. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    Epically awesome, incredibly wonderful, absolutely PERFECT. I love each and every part of it. I can not WAIT to see what they do next. GO MUPPETS! You're rockin' the world, gang! :D
  17. ploobis

    ploobis Well-Known Member

    I feel like Christmas just started with this amazing appearance! :)

    A great Christmas gift for all of us Muppet Fans!
  18. Muppetplus

    Muppetplus Well-Known Member

    And I'm sure that whoever is performing Robin now (Matt Vogel?) will get the hang of it soon.
  19. redBoobergurl

    redBoobergurl Well-Known Member

    Just saw this morning because I could not stay up that late since I have to work today (seriously on Christmas Eve, booooo)

    Anyway, I loved it! It was full of Muppety goodness! And there was lots of Rowlf! And Fozzie was hilarious!

    Total win, it just keeps getting better and better!
  20. redraven

    redraven New Member

    I enjoyed it a lot. I hadn't realized beforehand (somehow) that it was supposed to be in the style of John Denver & the Muppets, but I caught on really quickly and thought that it was plain fun.

    I can hear the 'off' sound of Robin, but I'm sure it'll be resolved. I thought the Pepe in the dress was a bit...odd...but I'm not his biggest fan. I like the costuming on the Muppets, especially Gonzo's that is a definite call back to Christmas Carol. :concern: Rizzo's was too. :shifty: I thought it was awesome that the audience reacted to poor Fozzie messing up, and then getting his lines.

    I'm just glad that is such a good showing of the Muppets.

    All I have to say in conclusion is:
    FIIIVE GOLDEN RIIINGS! (Ba dum dum dum.)

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