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Discussion in 'Henson People' started by Muppetfreak, Nov 20, 2002.

  1. Muppetfreak

    Muppetfreak Member

    Hey,

    So I have never tried to write fan mail in my life but I am a huge dork and I want to tell a bunch of the Muppet people how much their work has meant to me, even if they never look at it, I just kinda want to get it out there.

    I need the skinny on how this scene works. Do they ever actually see/answer mail? Do you get a form letter back?

    Moi needs facts.

    "Is there any way to stop it!"
  2. Muppetfreak

    Muppetfreak Member

    Oh, sorry I'm a failure. This question is in the FAQ. OK, then how about we share tales of fanmail to the Muppetpeeps?
  3. Sir Didymus

    Sir Didymus New Member

    I would definately write to them if I were you! They ALWAYS, I repeat ALWAYS write back to me! I just send them a nice letter and ask for a photo of a muppet. My whole room is filled with glossy photo's of Kermit, Miss Piggy, Pepe, Fraggles, etc. So I would definately wirite!

    Jake
  4. Muppetfreak

    Muppetfreak Member

    OK, then I shall. I just figured they may be swamped and things would get lost in the shuffle.....

    Who has everyone heard from?
  5. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    What do you write?

    Do you have to send a SAE??????
  6. Sir Didymus

    Sir Didymus New Member

    Beau,
    I just say:

    Dear JHC,
    My name is ________
    I am writing because I really enjoy the Muppets. I was wondering if I could have an autographed photo of_______.

    That's basically it. Go ahead and try it. It always works for me!


    Jake
  7. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    OK. I'll give it a try.

    My name is ______

    I am writing because I so like the muppets. I was wondering if you could send me an autographed picture of Beauregard!!!

    Thanks,
    Beauregard

    Thanks Sir Didi (whatever) I'll have a go.
    Maybe I'll get a descent picture for my avator!
  8. Sir Didymus

    Sir Didymus New Member

    Beau,
    Sometimes they don't have a picture of a certain character. One time I asked them for a pic of Johnny Fiamma, and they said they don't have any, so beware of that!

    Jake
  9. EmmyMik

    EmmyMik New Member

    I've written a few fan letters (to the Muppeteers, and just asking for pictures of Muppets). Last year I wrote asking for a picture of Scooter and I got one (and it's a pretty nifty picture too!)...
  10. Muppetfreak

    Muppetfreak Member

    Don't make fun of me but do they have picture to autograph of themselves? I am interested in the people themselves...
  11. EmmyMik

    EmmyMik New Member

    I'm not sure if they have any. I just know that I got pictures of the characters autographed (by both the performer and the character. However, I have my doubts about the characters. I mean Gonzo can't even pick up a phone on his own, so how can he pick up a pen and write so well? Hmmmmm)... :)
  12. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    A lot of times we get so into being a fan when we talk about a character we think of the performer. But the fact remains, unlike Disney or Looney Tunes or whatever you can *actually* meet the Muppets. I know Kevin Clash has brought Elmo with him to several meet and greet things. I myself got to meet the real Sweetums. When I say 'real' there is the real Sweetums(John Henson) and then there is a cheap Sweetums suit with some teen in it at MV3D.

    But back to the question...I have seen autographs where it is just the Muppet's autograph(this effect is usually done with a performer's left hand, as in the Johnny and Sal autographs) I have a Pepe autograph signed by Bill Baretta and Pepe.
  13. BlueFrackle

    BlueFrackle Active Member

    Cory,

    Its not usually done in left hand.

    Its just Sal is a Monkey, And to figure out what a Monkey would write like Brian used his left hand.

    How would you get such nice signatures like Piggies, Fozzies, Gonzos, Kermits and Animals with a left hand ?


    See ya
  14. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    A few things..

    Do they REALLY give you a picture... now? I want to know if they have Janice, Scooter, or Dr. Teeth.

    Secondly.. do they charge you?

    Thirdly, are the Muppeteers trained to sign autographs like the character (i.e Animal's would be splatterry, or Piggy's would be flowerey?) I'm working on signing autographs like some of my characters (Mighty for example, signs very fun). Or do they sign it of whatever performer plays that character.

    Personally, I'd LOVE to meet a Muppet in person. I'd probably be shy, like I was when I saw Joespeh Barbara, Rob Paulsen, and Maurice LaMarche in person (the latter two I have actually met. The former was such a giant in the cartoon industry.. I was so scared. I'd think he'd've sicked Hong Kong Phooey or Captain Caveman on me..)
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  15. EmmyMik

    EmmyMik New Member

    Yeah, you do get a picture. It depends on who they have. Last year I wrote asking for a picture of Scooter, and I got one (now it's proudly hanging on my wall).

    I don't *think* so. Like I said, I wrote a letter, and they sent me a picture.

    I have no idea. I just asked for a picture and they sent it (no autograph). However, I did write to Dave Goelz ( ;) ), and I got back a picture of Gonzo signed by Dave and Gozno (Gonzo is signed as "The Great Gonzo" and ther are lots of stars and spirals. It's cool!). So I don't really have a clue.

    You've actually met Rob Paulsen and Moe LaMarche? How awesome! I've never had the chance to meet them (I've just written goofy little fan letters to them), but wow. That would be awesome!
  16. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Re: Cory,

    Good point! Maybe that was just Sal's...as my Pepe's autograpoh looks pretty spiffy!
  17. Sir Didymus

    Sir Didymus New Member

    Origanally Posted by Muppetfreak:
    Don't make fun of me but do they have picture to autograph of themselves? I am interested in the people themselves...


    Yes, I have a Black and White autographed Picture of Brian Henson. I write to them constantly, and have quite a collection of photo's! My favorite is Miss Piggy! It says: Kissy Kissy to Jake Love, Miss Piggy. Go ahead and write away everyone! I just got one of The electric Mayhem a few weeks ago. I don't want you guys to think I'm bragging, so write to them yourselves! Or you can e-mail them at: Fanmail@henson.com.

    Jake
  18. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Well, I technically met them. Back when there WAS a Warner Brothers Store, they were at the Predential Centerr in Boston. There was a big advertisement in the paper that said "Meet Pinky and the Brain." I did not know they were actually there! I heard Pinky and Brain's voices, but I thought it was a clip on the Television! But Rob and Mo were there. They basically were signing autographs and doing voices. I stood in line for lord only knows, I got their auto grpahs on a little post card. I was going to ask them questions and I froze! However, one guy had the Variety Pak CD to sign, and Rob started to break out into Song, Variety Speak, to be exact. Rob even did Yakko's voice for my sister. And I had AL these questions to ask too.

    Mom lost the (*&^* postcard!!!

    My Cousin used to have an autograph of Rob, his grandma gave it to him. It was signed on a Ninja Turtles picture.

    BTW, if you E-mail them, will they give you a picture?
  19. EmmyMik

    EmmyMik New Member

    A few years back I wrote (by "snail mail") to both Rob and Moe from the addresses I found at Voice Chasers.

    A few years back I met Nancy Cartwright (she's from Dayton, and she came back to Dayton to do a book signing for her book). I must have waited HOURS (but I enjoyed it all), and I finally got a chance to meet her. All night she had done her voices from the Simpsons, but when I got my chance to meet her I asked her to do Mindy from Animaniacs. She did, and I was the happiest little geek...
  20. As of a year ago, they didn't have any Janice. :( :mad:

    I wrote Henson in regards to Mokey and Janice, and I got a nice glossy of the fraggle five, but they said they didn't have any pictures of Janice---c'mon, ya gotta at least have one EM pic somewhere!
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