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Your Thoughts: "The Muppets" Theatrical Film

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by Phillip, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Haha. You may need to get that looked at... But, at least you'll be able to quote the movie word-for-word and will be our go-to-girl for questions about the movie!

    "In which scene do you see the most of Sweetums?"
    "What did Miss Piggy say to Poogy the first time they met?"
    "Who is Muppet Man's right-arm?"
  2. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    I'm just a Muppet fan who loved the movie that's all. It's just my go to movie that I watch everynight. :) I should note that I've ONLY watch it once everyday. I don't sit and watch it 10 times in oneday. Like I said I do put my real life first.
  3. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    But to your questions

    1. That question could have a few answers could be when they recreated him chasing their car from The Muppet Movie, During them rehersing or when he answers the phone during the telethon.

    2. "Hold it right there sausage snout"

    3. And Kermit :)
  4. LouisTheOtter

    LouisTheOtter Well-Known Member

    Which brings me to another part of the movie that makes me laugh every time: Both of Scooter's arms sticking out of that Muppet Man sleeve, which indicates that poor Scooter is jammed into that tiny sleeve!

    I wonder if, like Pinkflower, this will wind up being the Muppet movie I see the most in my life. That record now belongs to TMM (I've lost count but I'm sure it's been at least a dozen times), with GMC not far behind (seven), then MFS (at least four) and then MTI (three). I've now seen The Muppets four times (three times in English, once in French) and I know it's good enough to warrant more viewings, so we'll see...

    I agree with Pinkflower that there's something special about seeing the Muppets on a big screen. The Muppets was the fourth such film for me - the others were GMC (at the age of eight), MCC, and MFS - and even MCC (which I didn't like that much) and MFS (which is pretty much the Muppets' big-screen black sheep) made me happy because it showed Hollywood hadn't given up on the Muppets, nor had the Muppets and their behind-the-scenes backers given up on themselves.

    How happy was I to see the Muppets back in movie theatres last fall? When the official Disney intro came up (after the Toy Story cartoon), I thanked Walt Disney Pictures - out loud - for bringing them back to the big screen. I even did that again during one of our two home viewings...I realized yesterday that I could forgive Disney for decades of missteps (even Cars 2) simply because they gave the Muppets even one movie, let alone two.
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  5. ryan19

    ryan19 Well-Known Member

    I can totally relate to that story , i saw it 03 times when it was playing here .
    it is also my first ever muppet experience on the big screen ... & i loved every second of it .
    sadly the dvd is not out here yet so all i can do is recollect what my brain can humbly recall .
    but one movie i have watched hundreds of times (that has made its way from vhs to dvd ) is The Dark Crystal .
    an old time favorite that will no doubt be played over & over & over again .
  6. Muppetgirl1

    Muppetgirl1 Well-Known Member

    I watched it about over 200 times with my nephew and he loves seeing :):o:concern::mad::fanatic:;):sympathy::eek::D:sing::flirt::cool::halo::hungry::cluck: he dances to the songs and sings along with them and he claps for the Muppets and he yells YEAH!!!!! at the end of the movie.

    The Lovers, The Dreamers and me and you
  7. miss muppet

    miss muppet Well-Known Member

    I cried when he sung pictures in my head . And when he only took glance and miss piggy's picture that made me cry more because it was like he couldn't look at the picture without crying.
  8. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Kermit didn't cry looking at Piggy's picture he was just sad...but he was sad in general looking at all the pictures of the gang. And if he'd just put a ring on it then they wouldn't be having all these relationship problems!!! LOL! In all seriousness I was glad this is probably the first film where they got to address the problems they were having in their relationship.
  9. miss muppet

    miss muppet Well-Known Member

    Well said ma'm well said .
  10. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    But I did think it was sad Piggy's picture was the only one that was covered. But that was understandable. This movie was probably the most I felt sorry for Kermit because you could tell he had been really lonely all those years. I'm glad in the next movie their going back to good old fashion Muppet comedy. :)
  11. Yorick

    Yorick Well-Known Member

    Assuming you like the second 3 films, it's a shame you missed MCC, MTI and MFS on the big screen! I love all 3 of those (and the first 3 too, of course)!
  12. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Unfortunately and sadly I was already outgrown The Muppets...when those films came out. I literally have only recently gotten back into The Muppets when I heard the new movie was coming out. I mean I always liked The Muppets just was never to the extent that I'm back into them now. Because lets face it when your a kid you take everything for granted. I was one of those bad fans who had forgotten them. But I dont intend to let that happen again!

    I should note I did get to see all three of those movies later on on TV or VHS and I didn't care for them so haha to me I didn't miss much not seeing them on the big screen.
  13. Yorick

    Yorick Well-Known Member

    Hey, at least you've "returned" to the Muppets, and it seems you're making up for lost time :) It's strange that the public ever forgot that The Muppets are for adults, but kids can watch too, rather than the other way around.
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  14. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    Yeah that was basically my reaction as well. In fact ironically I felt like those films were mainly kid fare rather than the usual "Muppets are for both kids and adults." I'm sure some adults liked them, every movie has some fans, but they just didn't grab me as a Muppet fan.
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  15. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Ehh I think I was just trying to be one of those kids who tries to fit in especially in middle school that was probably the worst...although we did do a Muppets program when I took chorus we did "Rainbow Connection" and even watched The Muppet Movie but I was one of those I'm too cool for them and their just puppets type phase. Oddly enough when Jim Henson past away was when I was starting to grow out of a lot of things. I was already grown out of Sesame Street and Fraggle Rock. The Muppets was close behind so...but I think it's only been recently that I realized they impacted my childhood more then I thought. Now I miss those days and wish I could go back. But yeah I'm glad I'm back!!! And let me tell you I am not gonna be forgetting again!!!

    Hopefully Jim Henson forgives me. Because god knows I miss him so much more now. I didn't really know or understand who he was when he past because I was only 7.
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  16. Yorick

    Yorick Well-Known Member

    But you know Piggy won't wake up and stop driving Kermit crazy :) I think the most touching moment of these two was Muppet Family Christmas when Kermit was worried about Piggy.
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  17. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    I tried sooooooo hard to like all three of those films but I just couldn't. MFS was probably no 1 that just had no Muppet appeal at least IMO at all. As for the other two films ehh...I just don't like when their roleplaying. They really lacked greatly of what Jim Henson did.
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  18. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Yeah but we got an actual confession out of Kermit in this film. Something that has never happened. And this is the first film in which Kermit is actually persuing Piggy.

    Plus in MFC Kermit could've just as easily been worried if it was Fozzie out in the snow so it was hard to tell if he was worried about her out of geniune affection or just as a friend. On the other hand there was a reason they chose Piggy for Kermit to worry about so...maybe that was in a way a chance to see that Kermit really does care about her no matter how crazy she drives him. Lol!
  19. Yorick

    Yorick Well-Known Member

    I'm with you there!

    Welcome back! And I believe you will always remember now. It was just a phase. :)

    That was beautifully said. As for hoping Jim forgives you; knowing Jim the way we do (not personally, sadly, but with quotes, audio, video, and the message of his work), you can count on it.
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  20. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    Oh I think it's definitely clear he has special feelings for Piggy in MFC. You're right they didn't make that choice by accident. They had good writers. ;)
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