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Discussion in 'Muppet Appearances' started by GuySmiley, Jun 1, 2002.

  1. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    I hate that episode. I usually like Modern Family becuase it's brillinatly funny. But I can't believe Disney had their own show try to make fun of The Muppets when they're trying so hard to make older audiennces go to this movie.
  2. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    Ehh... while it was priceless I hate the whole episode. After she said that Mitchell says "No, we only stayed for the first two numbers" That's not the Muppets that's Sesame Street!!
  3. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    That wasn't the point at all. it was more like subliminal marketing. When the episode was first aired, the first commercial on the commercial break of that scene was The Muppets trailer. That was BRILLIANT marketing. They ran that trailer during Glee the break after that kid sang "It's not Easy Being Green."
  4. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    Check out today's Pearls Before Swine comic!!
  5. vettech28

    vettech28 Well-Known Member

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  6. Teheheman

    Teheheman Well-Known Member

    I was watching backlogs of the Colbert Report(Cause I can't watch them with my internet restrictions that I place on myself, long story, won't get into it) BUT, he had Bjork on and the beginning of his show he was introducing the segments and when he got to the guest, he pulled out 2 spoons and started imitating the Swedish Chef but added "Bjork Bjork Bjork"

  7. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    In the move The Gate, one of the key plot points is some symbols burning into one of those magic doodle things (with the plastic sheet on top and the clay stuff under it), and the one used in the movie was a Follow That Bird one. You can only see it briefly in one scene. They seem to try to hide the top of it whenever they show it.
  8. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    It's actually not. Adults are turned off by hearing that it's a kids movie and teaches numbers and letters.
  9. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Scene from this week's American Dad... before it airs, too...

    I assume they're supposed to be the Muppet Babies considering Kermit and Animal's outfits.
  10. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    I saw a special screening of Argo last night. Very surprisingly, a movie about six American hostages escaping from Iran has a Muppet reference in it.
  11. Mister Muppet

    Mister Muppet Well-Known Member

    don't know if its mentioned on here before but in this one episode from family guy there staying at a hotel and peter griffin asks if they have :shifty: rats as bellhop's like from the muppets making a reference to the great muppet caper
  12. conburke621

    conburke621 New Member

    Mitchell said to her "We only stayed for the first two numbers"
  13. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    No, not musical numbers.
    They meant numbers as in Sesame Street and how they teach numbers and letters. And that wasn't funny. I am still annoyed by that episode to this day
  14. conburke621

    conburke621 New Member

    Oh, okay. I don't really understand where exactly they implied it was like, 1,2,3 numbers, I assumed they meant musical numbers, because Cameron and Mitchell are such huge musical fans. But, it looks like you know what you're talking about
  15. vettech28

    vettech28 Well-Known Member

    In the latest Jeff Dunham special "Minding the Monsters", Jeff commented on Bubba J's vampire costume by saying he looks like The Count from Sesame Street, except for the fact that he only has one vampire tooth for his costume.
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  16. DrDientes

    DrDientes Active Member

    In The Big Bang Theory, one of the characters, Amy, after her two only girl friends betrayed her, said "It's like Sesame Street said, one of the things it's not like the others, one of the things should die alone".
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  17. Teheheman

    Teheheman Well-Known Member

    Tonight, The Simpsons AND Family Guy had references to the Muppets in it.
    The Simpsons: Apparently, Sesame Street had something about how banks are NOT safe. "Kermit the Frog and the Frog in the trench coat are the same person?" "All of the frogs on that show are Kermit"(or something to that effect.
    Family Guy: Statler and Waldorf in Fords Theater.

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  18. CaseytheMuppet

    CaseytheMuppet Well-Known Member

    In Tower Heist, the Muppets are mentioned twice. First, there is a Kermit the Frog balloon in the Macy's Parade, and in the background, "Disco Frog" is playing. Later, they mention how Miss Piggy was cut from the parade. That's a coincidence, because the Muppets were supposed to be in the parade last year, but it wasn't televised. I'm not sure if they were cut or not.
  19. muppet maniac

    muppet maniac Well-Known Member

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  20. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    How come they ALL end in childhood favorite getting killed?

    The Swedish Chef one was funny though.

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