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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. MWoO

    MWoO Well-Known Member

    As others have said, what you are saying makes no sense. The bit was exactly the same as the tv special version. Fozzie was being forgetful, not stupid. They aren't the same thing. Piggy was done EXACTLY like Frank performed her, if anything Eric did a much better job at singing with Piggy this time than ever before. I honestly think you just don't like Eric period are will always find fault with his work. Compare this version with the John Denver special version and you will see Piggy and Fozzie are exactly the same.
  2. Frogster

    Frogster Well-Known Member

    I'm not necessarily talking about just this piece. And the stuff Frank did in MTI... it's well-known he wasn't for the idea of doing the person in his finger. Frank was starting to fall away from the fold. And yeah, he is definitely hands-down the best puppeteer. I'm just saying that Eric's performance is boring and annoying lately. He banks too much on what everyone already knows about the characters, and doesn't provide much depth. I can do a better Fozzie. I don't blame you if you think that's a stupid thing to say, but just ask some of the other people who went and auditioned for the Muppets in California back in 2005. At least with Steve I'm used to Kermit being off. While I don't care for Steve and Eric's performances at times, I'm really liking Matt Vogel and David Robinson, so at least I'm not being a total pessimist here. It's just like anyone doing an impersonation. It's not just the voice you have to have down, it's that person's personality.

    And yeah, Dave's gone so far in performing Gonzo that to pull him back a bit would be a mistake. So really you're stuck between a rock and a hard spot with that one.
  3. Super Scooter

    Super Scooter Well-Known Member

    Actually, I'm always very interested in hearing fan impersonations of the Muppets. I hope one day you will upload a video of your Fozzie impersonation to youtube or something one day so I could hear it. I've thought of doing it myself, but I know all my impersonations are lousy... I just enjoy doing 'em.
  4. jeffy

    jeffy Well-Known Member

    I thought Fozzie was really funny, and IN CHARACTER (something not true in the latest movies).

    But, wait a minute, do you mean it is exactly the same joke as o-so-many years ago?
  5. jeffy

    jeffy Well-Known Member

    Oh, excellent. My wife JUST asked me who the pupppeteers are in 12-days, and I couldn't answer her. She told me I should be ashamed of myself! :o
  6. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Fozzie was SO funny and totally caught the audience up in his performance. LOVE the costumes too, and was especially pleased to see Rowlf'o on the keyboard!
  7. Muppetfan44

    Muppetfan44 Well-Known Member

    Does anyone have an mp3 of the performance? If you do, could you please send it to me? (arianne.gallagher@gmail.com).

    If you're still in the muppet x-mas spirit check out my newest fanfic, One More Letter!
  8. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Already sent, hugs. :) :mad: ;)
  9. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    Eddy, can Prawnie get it too, pwease? :halo:
  10. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Done. And with this, I've now hit the second possibleYahtzee post total, 2-3-4-5-6.
    Hmm, maybe I should change my luggage combination to that.

    *Free cookie to whoever gets the reference.
  11. Muppetfan44

    Muppetfan44 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the mp3 Count! You're the best

    [QUOTE]Originally posted by the Count
    Hmm, maybe I should change my luggage combination to that.

    *Free cookie to whoever gets the reference[/QUOTE]

    Nice Spaceballs reference! President Skroob would totally agree with you!
  12. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    *Gives Arianne the cookie, chocolate chip for her. insatiable:
  13. AndyWan Kenobi

    AndyWan Kenobi Well-Known Member

    I finally got a chance to see this (away from the Tivo or a good internet connection for a while). I thought it was fantastic! I loved that it was a treat for older fans who grew up with John Denver, but still legitimately funny in its own right for a general audience. LOVED Fozzie's forgetfulness. Especially the part where he just plain forgot and said "What?" as though he had no idea why Jimmy was staring at him.

    Also, thanks to Jimmy Fallon for having such enthusiasm and affection for the Muppets! It's always clear when he has a Muppet on that he really likes having them there!
  14. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Yea why Jimmy Fallon is not a membere of Muppet Central I will never know!
  15. AndyWan Kenobi

    AndyWan Kenobi Well-Known Member

    Maybe he is!
  16. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Anything you want to tell us AndyWan?
  17. AndyWan Kenobi

    AndyWan Kenobi Well-Known Member

    Not at this time. ;)

    Of course, if I did have a secret identity as the host of a major late-night talk show, it would be a little self-serving of me to come in and pat myself on the back. Plus, I would have been so star-struck working with the Muppets that the whole show would have gone down in flames!
  18. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Me thinks the man protests to much...
  19. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Oh, thank goodness! It's on Hulu now!
  20. AndyWan Kenobi

    AndyWan Kenobi Well-Known Member


    (plus a bonus :D for the Shakespeare reference)

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