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YouTube: Never-Before-Seen Muppet Show Footage Surfaces

Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by MuppetDanny, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. MuppetDanny

    MuppetDanny Well-Known Member

    :eek:<- That's all I can say:

  2. Puckrox

    Puckrox Well-Known Member

    This is incredible!
  3. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Holy grail!

    How very Python-esque the first video is
  4. Kermieuk

    Kermieuk Well-Known Member

    Great find Danny. What a treat to see.

  5. MuppetDanny

    MuppetDanny Well-Known Member

    They are great vids, notice Martin G. Baker on the Veterinarian's Hospital set. I wonder there's more of them and has Jim and the rest crew has seen them?
  6. Scooterforever

    Scooterforever Well-Known Member

    I don't know who any of those people are, but I assume they all worked on the Muppet show? Seemed like most of them were British; I didn't realize it was filmed in England. Wish we would've gotten to see the actual Muppet performers as well.
  7. MuppetDanny

    MuppetDanny Well-Known Member

  8. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    Yup it was made in ATV studios in Elstree, England. That's why you occasionally hear references to British culture such as Statler mentioning The Manchester Guardian newspaper.

    And actually I think I recognize a couple of these guys from the Of Muppets and Men documentary! :halo:
  9. johnpeters999

    johnpeters999 Well-Known Member

    It may also SURPRISE alot of people but ATV the same company that did the Muppet also did 1974: "Julie on Sesame Street" Special.
  10. Ruahnna

    Ruahnna Well-Known Member

    Wow--just watched this. (I'm supposed to be finishing a paper.) This is amazing, incredible. Just once before I die I would like to work in an environment as creative and driven and flat-out maniacal as that. People like Jim somehow manage to bring out the very best that people have to offer by expecting the impossible and embracing it with open arms.
    Bless all of those lovely folk who worked behind the scenes to bring us what we got.
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  11. Ozymandias

    Ozymandias Well-Known Member

    This is incredible AND hilarious! :D I loved it!
  12. Whatnot1988

    Whatnot1988 Well-Known Member

    They should've included this gag reel on the TMS S1 DVD box set!
  13. CaseytheMuppet

    CaseytheMuppet Well-Known Member

    Cool! Second video is so sad yet happy. Seeing the Muppets close up shop is pretty depressing.:sympathy:
    Muppet fan 123 likes this.
  14. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    I didn't notice the second video until now, cool you actually get to see Richard performing Scooter for a second! Yay! ;)
    Muppet fan 123 likes this.
  15. David French

    David French Well-Known Member

    Very interesting footage; the opening of Episode 25 had also turned up on ATV's 1976 Christmas tape and I had always assumed that that was where the footage originated from. As for the footage not turning up on DVD, Disney may not have been aware of its existence.
  16. Speed Tracer

    Speed Tracer Well-Known Member

    Man, I love this. I would love for someone to compile all this footage we've gathered over the years into a new documentary.
  17. PanthraDion

    PanthraDion Well-Known Member

    Cool vidoes!
  18. rowlfy662

    rowlfy662 Well-Known Member

    this is an amazing find i never knew these existed
    PanthraDion likes this.
  19. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Why that was not included on Season One of the Muppet Show I don't know!
  20. David French

    David French Well-Known Member

    Two possible reasons:

    1. Disney didn't know of its existence.

    2. It was considered too smutty to be released on DVD.

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