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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. GuySmileyfan

    GuySmileyfan Well-Known Member

    Rowlf is in it! YAAAAAAAY! And he looks so cute with his Christmas top hat.
  2. Muppetfan44

    Muppetfan44 Well-Known Member

    I absolutely loved it! I also thought it was wonder how excited that Jimmy Fallon was about it! He's so great and he is a perfect fit with the muppets; I really hope they get to work together more often!

    It was so great to see the Muppets re-create an old number and it was done beautifully! Piggy looked fantastic and I love the singing voice Eric has done for her! The freestyle dancing at the end was also super fun.

    If someone creates an MP3 for this, please send it to me at arianne.gallagher@gmail.com because this has to part of my muppet christmas collection!

    Absolutely loved every minute of it!:)
  3. analeisa

    analeisa Well-Known Member

    Aww, that was an awesome appearance. It was great to see them peform a classic and some lesser known Muppets. I agree that Robin did sound off but I was so happy to see him that I didn't care too much. I'm sure his performer will get the hang of it.

    Also, it makes me happy how much Jimmy Fallon loves the Muppets. :)
  4. WeatherbySwann

    WeatherbySwann Well-Known Member

    That was the best Muppet appearance yet! :) Very cool.
  5. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    Finally figured out what it is about the new Sam puppet that bugs me (aside from the fact that they went maybe a bit too far back to season one era Sam in redesign) - the eyebrows/forehead is too far over the eyes to where unless he's lit a certain way, the shadows from it falls into his eyes hiding them.
  6. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Here is a question or something i think i saw. they used the original recodring with Frank Oz as Piggy! That way Eric Jacobson could focas on doing Fozzie's part. It also kind of souned that they used Richard's Scooter, or is David getting that good?
  7. inturnaround

    inturnaround Active Member

    Doesn't make sense to use the original Oz and Hunt tracks if you're just going to do a new Robin record instead of using the original Nelson.

    And yes, I think the only reason Pepe wore the tutu was to sell the "Nine Ladies Dancing" line, okay? I laughed.
  8. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    Nope, no recycled vocals. They were all by the current performers. Yes, Eric and David are both indeed that good.
  9. matleo

    matleo Well-Known Member

    I figured it was just how Pepe liked to dress for the holidays.

    Hey, you celebrate the holidays you're way and the celebrates Christmas his way. Who are we to judge?

  10. Super Scooter

    Super Scooter Well-Known Member

    Yes, I was shocked at how spot-on Scooter sounded. It was PERFECT! And I wasn't bothered by Robin at all. He doesn't sound like 1970s Robin, but he does sound like Jerry's most recent performance as Robin (which sounded off... but still good!)
  11. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Yea I was also shocked at how great Scooter sounded, and I think it was a good start to getting Robin back in the main core group.
  12. GuySmileyfan

    GuySmileyfan Well-Known Member

  13. FletchySRF3088

    FletchySRF3088 Well-Known Member

    I just saw the vid and as a Scooter fan, it's great to hear him singing! Something I don't he's done as clearly since Richard performed him. And David sounded great! ;)

    Also, I do quite like Robin's new voice. It's not bad at all. You can hear a difference yes, but it sounds close enough to Jerry's Robin. And Bill's Rowlf IMO, was the best it's ever sounded so far.

    It's wonderful to see these characters back in the core group again :)
  14. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    It was really fantastic and near perfect. I give it a 98/100. Robin's voice sounded like a good effort that will grow on us like Steve's Kermit did.

    Rowlf's voice was spot-on, but the person puppeteering him did a rather unremarkable job. His head was flapping around in an amateurish, flappy way rather than an excited way. That's the only weak spot to me, but most people probably didn't notice. :sympathy:

    But Scooter, man, that was pitch-perfect! I was so pleased. ;)
  15. ryhoyarbie

    ryhoyarbie Well-Known Member

    I enjoyed it the performance! I also enjoyed how some of the muppets, like Scooter, and also Fallon, shook their heads every time Fozzie messed up. I also enjoyed the audience clapping when Fozzie finally got his lines right too.

    And David's Scooter was great.
  16. thekittybox

    thekittybox New Member

    First I thought maybe they had re-used the old voices... but realized they hadn't. It was so amazing. So good!

    Miss Piggy looked utterly gorgeous. Her hair, her cheeks, her dress... she was breathtaking. Her voice was perfect too. I loved this Piggy soooo much. :mad:
  17. muppet_fan_1

    muppet_fan_1 Well-Known Member


    It may be in reference to not only his line in the song, but it's the same tu-tu from Muppets From Space! I laughed so hard!

    This is one of the best appearances I've seen from them in a while. They really do work best as a group. The solo appearances are great, don't get me wrong, but MUCH more entertaining when they have other Muppets to play off of.

    Sam did have unusually bushy eyebrows, so much so that you couldn't see his eyes, but maybe his waxer was out of town for the holidays?

    Piggy looked GREAT, the voices were TERRIFIC, and so refreshing to hear the audience get so involved. Just goes to show, people relate to mistakes easier than perfection!

    Loving all the publicity! :)
  18. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    I really loved this appearance - a perfect start to Christmas. Most of the audience wouldn't have seen the John Denver version so this stands on its own really as just a fun bit of promotion for the Muppet gang and i thought they pulled it off perfectly. I'm surprised Pepe didn't get more of a laugh with the tutu, haha.
  19. Daffyfan4ever

    Daffyfan4ever Well-Known Member

    Yeah. You can tell they had that in mind. Of course they did switch some things around putting Pepe in place of Waldorf and Statler and Rizzo was in the place of Bunsen and Beaker. Or was it the other way around. It's hard to keep track. Plus I don't think Fozzie forgot his line on the John Denver version. Oh, there he did 'two turtle doves.' I guess he got the easier one then. Lol.
  20. MWoO

    MWoO Well-Known Member

    Pepe was in place of Janice, Sam in place of Statler and Waldorf, and Rizzo in place of Floyd and Zoot, though Zoot didn't actually say anything first time around. Also in the John Denver version Fozzie did the same line forgetting bit. Of course this is the tv special version I am talking about, the CD version could be totally different.

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