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Your Thoughts: TMS Season 1 DVD

Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by Phillip, Aug 6, 2005.

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Because there are scenes edited from The Muppet Show DVDs:

  1. I am no longer buying the set

    6 vote(s)
    5.3%
  2. I haven't decided yet

    8 vote(s)
    7.0%
  3. I'm still buying the set

    100 vote(s)
    87.7%

  1. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Active Member

    I think that's what he meant. Otherwise, he wouldn't have written it as "the producers did want" and would likely have written "the producers wanted to."
  2. Daffyfan2003

    Daffyfan2003 Well-Known Member

    I've thought about that too. One of my theories is that since Timelife didn't release all the shows, they picked certian episodes where they didn't have to cut anything out. They do tend to own the rights to a lot of songs that are performed on TMS. Heck, when I was getting the TimeLife set of Muppet Shows they also sent me a whole set of country music CDs. Anyway, I guess Disney doesn't have the rights to quite as many songs as Time Life did. However, I think if Timelife had released all the shows, they might have made a few edits as well.

    And of course the Disney DVD made other edits as well, specifically the first two Newsman bits. Also some eps are missing backstage material. Which is understandable since a lot of them mention the next number performed on the show. If that number is cut out, it wouldn't make much sense to mention it.

    Still despite the edits I still enjoy watching the DVD and I look forward to when the next one comes out.
  3. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    As far as I know, the only completely edited backstage scene was the scene before the danceros act from the Jim Nabors episode, and ironically, that's the only cut scene from the first season that was included in The Muppet Show Book (though in the book the dialogue is changed to Scooter getting Kermit to let Mahna Mahna and the Snowths on-stage instead of Danceros).

    Now that I think about it, since both news bits from the Joel Grey episode were cut because they weren't on the original masters, I wonder if any morsels were written for them. I'm sure that if Disney knew they were added after the masters were made they would have tried to include them (I wonder if jerry Juhl or Dave Goelz or any of the other morsels writers knew or remembered that those bits were included). Of course, I can't really think of anything about those skits that are worth writing morsels about except for the fact that they were added to the show later. The morsels would have probably given out some random fact about either The Newsman or Muppet News that could have been used anywhere.
  4. Daffyfan2003

    Daffyfan2003 Well-Known Member

    Actually, I wasn't aware the Newsman bits were added later in the Joel Grey episode. I know the one in the Connie Stevens ep must have been since the News Man had his glasses and later voice and they didn't edit out that one. That's strange that they would keep that bit and edit out the other one.
  5. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I guess for the first two epsiodes the DVD producers used the original masters for the broadcast versions, and not the original, unaired versiosn, which were different. It's too bad that those weren't included as bonus features, or if not complete shows, maybe they coudl have been on there as deleted/ altered scenes.

    As for the cut news skits, I think that episode was produced and made to air when for soem reason they chose to make two news skits and put them in the episode before it aired. If you're wondering, The Newsman didn't wear glasses in either of those skits.
  6. robinthefrog

    robinthefrog New Member

    Bought Season One on dvd and I must say, I loved it!
    I was too young and missed the original runs of The Muppet Show on t.v. but I did catch the reruns and remember the show well. I love Mahna Mahna, great beginner on the first episode.
  7. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Active Member

    I'm ready for Season TWO!
  8. Kimp the Shrimp

    Kimp the Shrimp Active Member

  9. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Active Member

    You've earned your rubber chicken award for the day with that one, Kimp! :)
  10. I HAVE JUST PURCHASED MUPPET SHOW SEASON ONE. I LOVE IT BUT I HAD NO IDEA SOME EPISODES ARE CUT. LOVE THE DVD HOPEFULLY THEY WON'T CUT ANY OUT OF SEASON TWO.

    IF YOU ARE WONDERING WHY IT HAS TAKEN ME SO LONG TO PUCHASE IN AUSTRALIA WE DIDN'T HAVE IT RELEASED AT THE SAME TIME AS THE US.
    EVERY TIME I WENT TO BUY IT THE SHOPS HAD NONE LEFT BUT I WAS LUCKY YESTERDAY AND FINALLY GOT A COPY.
  11. travellingpat

    travellingpat Active Member

    Was there any easter eggs on this set, i remember somewhere htey said something about that there was...


    Travelling Pat
  12. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    If there are, then none of us have found them yet. The Time-Life releases had easter eggs, but the first season set isn't known to.
  13. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    Me too. I used to watch reruns a LOOONNNG time ago with my dad. I've always loved the muppets but I think it was when we got the muppet show dvd was when I relized how much of a fan I really was. And it was when we got the dvd I relized floyd was my favorite muppet:sing: .

    And I STILL havnt admited it to my dad, lol
  14. Dil

    Dil Guest

    Isn't there ANY countries that has the release of the unedited version of The TMS Season 1 DVD?
  15. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    I doubt it
  16. Bill Bubble Guy

    Bill Bubble Guy Active Member

    Are all the edits exactly the same in every country? That's a surprise to me because I would have thought the music rights might have varied from country to country. In other words some countries might have had the rights available to some songs we didn't but they may have had to have some of the other songs edited instead. And if a country was extremely lucky they could have had it completely un edited. It amazes me that all music availability rights could be actually identical all over the world. But then there you have it since apparently they are.
  17. Dil

    Dil Guest

    I think so. All foreign Special Edition DVD's for Season One are edited. The company who made those is Buena Vista, from U.S.A.
  18. anathema

    anathema Active Member

    You're correct, rights do vary from country to country. It is therefore distinctly possible that Disney simply went for the 'lowest common denominator': they cut out everything that could not be cleared for all territories.
  19. Dil

    Dil Guest

    Argh!

    Disney could not ever make the Vincent Price episode complete!?
    They could not ever put 'You've Got A Friend' on that episode!?

    Gee, a special episode without the closing number, Disney?!!
    That's like Gilbert without Sullivan, Hamburgers without Fries, Ernie without Bert, Mom without Dad, etc. etc.
    Why not figure out a way for both you and the music owners to both have the rights of the edited songs, so you can re-issue the Season 1 DVD (complete)?
  20. a_Mickey_Muppet

    a_Mickey_Muppet Well-Known Member

    THEY WON'T DIL!!!!


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