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Your Thoughts: The Muppets Take The O2, July 13-14th 2018

Discussion in 'Muppet Appearances' started by BlakeConor14, Jul 13, 2018.

  1. BlakeConor14

    BlakeConor14 Well-Known Member

    It's nearly here the muppets take on thier Third live show and the first outside the USA.
    This is a place for those Going and those interested to discuss the show

    I'm going Saturday afternoon and I'm buzzing
  2. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    From what I'm seeing online, it's mostly repeat performances of the stuff they did at the Hollywood Bowl.
  3. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    According to Dwayne, Rizzo's at the concert. I hope video services so we can figure out who plays him.
  4. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    And apparently Bobby Moynihan was back to the guest star again...that's odd, no announcement was made about it. Did they not want to waste the recordings they made with him?
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  5. Scooters Jacket

    Scooters Jacket Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure where Rizzo was. I certainly didn't see him.

    Also, I have it under very good authority that about 1/3 of the show is different from the Hollywood Bowl ones.
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  6. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    The show was absolutely brilliant, really top class. Just felt totally like The Muppet Show "Live".

    No Rizzo, even though they had been saying on his social media he was there. The main muppeteers were Bill, Dave, Eric, Matt and Peter. Mike Quinn and Ryan Dillon were among the supporting cast.

    A good chunk of the show was new and different to the Hollywood Bowl but yes quite a lot was either repeated exactly or tweaked slightly and the script around it was more or less the same with Kermit & Scooter - I don't want to spoil it for anyone with too much detail but there is a lot of British themed content - musical numbers, sketches (Pigs In Space/Doctor Who crossover), and some of the Mupfronts viral videos were takes on current British TV shows. The Electric Mayhem's animated graphics were all British landmarks and symbols.

    Bobby Moynihan is indeed the guest host which is strange as few people in the UK have any idea who he is and just felt a bit out of place when you had Kylie and David Tennant there who are way more familiar to people.

    Kylie didn't do Especially For You with Kermit as most people had been assuming, she did Mahna Mahna and Rainbow Connection. Charles Dance danced with Pepe, Kevin Bishop did a sketch with the Swedish Chef but they never referenced MTI at all. The parade of obscure characters had a few different surprises than the Hollywood Bowl.
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2018
  7. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    Why Bobby though? They could've at least gotten somebody from the UK to do it.
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  8. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Humm.. sounds like it was a mix of good and ok. Someone on here said that Rizzo would be there, and again with Kevin Bishop there it would honestly make sense. I'm shocked there was not even a nod to Treasure Island.....
  9. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Couple of videos:

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  10. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    If anyone was there would be so kind to tell us, which of Steve's recasted characters were there? I already know Link was there. There's also these videos:
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2018
  11. BlakeConor14

    BlakeConor14 Well-Known Member

    Well as good as Bobby was from Reviews in the last show it is a very odd decison from the creators to include him considering that 99% of people don't know how he is (including myself) and from what I have read he's on SATURDAY Night Live and that's not broadcast in this country.

    But he'll probably be great
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  12. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    Rizzo's social media pages had been mentioning the event like he was there but he wasn't.

    I think "Old Tom" from MTI was in the Parade of Obscure Characters if i remember right, but yes no mention that Kevin Bishop had done anything with the Muppets in the past.

    Penguins on Kazoo's (spectacular performance by Ryan there) with Gonzo was amazing.

    They did a sketch with a Muppet football about the World Cup soccer tournament which is a big deal in Britain.

    Matt was amazing with Kermit. I had thought up till this it needed a bit more polishing but he was perfect, very close to Jim's. Matt's also great engaging with the audience, ad-libbing.
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  13. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    Newsman (on video)
    Statler (on video)
  14. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

  15. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Once again the puppetry was outstanding!
  16. BlakeConor14

    BlakeConor14 Well-Known Member

    I'm on route to the 02!!!
  17. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    Have an AMAZING time mate :):jim:
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  18. MuppetsRule

    MuppetsRule Well-Known Member

    Thanks everyone for sharing the videos. Looking forward to more.
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  19. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    Have fun!
  20. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    OPENING (Friday)

    PIGS IN SPACE / DR WHO CROSSOVER with David Tennant (Full Sketch - Friday)
    (just noticed ... Rizzo!!!)
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2018

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