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Muppet Film and TV References

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

  1. Mister Muppet

    Mister Muppet Well-Known Member

    Was just watching 100 years ofthe royal variety peformance and it showed a clip of the muppets with floyd,robin,kermit, miss piggy, fozzie, gonzo, rowlf and scooter and then showed a short interview with miss piggy
  2. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Here's one we totally overlooked because it was a deleted sequence...

    Family Guy TOTALLY referenced the Mad Painter

    It comes in at 5:29 and lasts barely a couple seconds. I think that's his actual voice too. Be sure to watch the scene with James Woods after it. It becomes a Brick joke.

    And another comes in at 9:58. Lois explains that they're tight on money and have to get diapers at the bodega. Stewie replies "Where is Oscar the Grouch? Who is Jose the Grump?"
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  3. vettech28

    vettech28 Well-Known Member

    On tonight's episode of Wipeout, one co-host asked if John Henson's father created the Muppets, but he's obviously the wrong John Henson. Then there was a contestant whom they keep mentioning about Muppets like Elmo and Gonzo and she even made an Ernie and Bert reference with a "fishy, fishy, fishy" statement, in homage to that famous sketch.
  4. snichols1973

    snichols1973 Well-Known Member

    I don't know if this has already been mentioned yet, but two parodies from CN's Mad:
    Cookie Blue, featuring Cookie Monster as a cop in a "Rookie Blue" spoof, and "Ribbitless", a satire of The Muppets (2011) and Limitless.....

    MAD: Cookie Blue - YouTube

    mad kermit.mp4 - YouTube
    Does anyone else have any other notable CN Mad Muppet references?
  5. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    More of a print reference, actually. In the third issue of Bravest Warriors, two references are made. One to Pigs in Space, another to the "Here Fishy fishy fishy!" bit on Sesame Street. And they're accompanied by captions at the bottom with even more obvious references that reiterate they're supposed to be Muppet jokes.
  6. Teheheman

    Teheheman Well-Known Member

    Family Guy had a reference tonight where Stewie had to fire Beaker for making meth and selling it to Big Bird. It's way funnier to see it than me explaining it.

  7. Teheheman

    Teheheman Well-Known Member

    Bob's Burgers had one where Gene(the middle kid for those who don't follow the show) actually dressed and looked like his dad(Bob) and was even mimicking him to the point of annoyance to Bob. After he quit, Bob said 'Thank God' and his wife said 'Aww, I'm gonna miss my Muppet Baby Bob'

  8. robodog

    robodog Well-Known Member

    There was a show on a couple days ago ( I think it may have been American Pickers ) where someone mentioned banging on drums like Animal. I wasn't really paying attention to the TV. I was on the computer and for some reason even though I was totally engrossed in what I was doing I managed to catch that reference on a show I wasn't even paying attention to.
  9. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    VERY obvious Sesame Street references in this Teen Titans short.

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  10. Mr Snrub

    Mr Snrub Well-Known Member

    Well, ......this happened

  11. Bridget

    Bridget Well-Known Member

    This one is old and lame probably, but on the last episode of Hannah Montana where Miley is going to college there was a reference. She was complaining about how she couldn't fit her clothing into the dresser in the dorm room and she said: "I can't even fit my clothes in here! A Muppet couldn't fit their clothes in here!"
  12. MuppetSpot

    MuppetSpot Well-Known Member

    I saw a episode of Ed, Edd, n Eddy where ed dress as a certain frog.
  13. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    I was just about to post about the Greendale Babies in the recent Community episode.
    It's an obvious reference to Muppet Babies. It was pretty funny actually.
  14. KirbTreelo05

    KirbTreelo05 Well-Known Member

    In "The Great Patty Caper", SpongeBob finds out that there are no more patties left in the freezer:​
    Dat face!​
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  15. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    I didn't get that. What's the reference? :confused:
  16. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    He's making what looks like a Beaker face...though I'm going to bet it was a coincidence more than a reference. Spongebob is always making strange faces...
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  17. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    Probably. I thought the title of the episode is more of a reference to The Great Muppet Caper.
  18. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    I don't count The Great _____ Caper titles to be references to the muppets *shrugs*
  19. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    No, but it's probably why they chose the name. *shrugs*
  20. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    Well, the reason I'm saying it was the face he's making and not the title was the bit under the video where KirbTreelo added "Dat face" :p

    I just have a hard time believing that the muppets were the first to use The Great ____ Caper for anything. But maybe they were. I dunno. *shrugs*

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