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Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by Phillip, Jul 17, 2004.
I'm excited as well.
I'm middle of the road on this issue. If the pig was Dorothy, I would be as excited as the rest of you, but with it being who it is, and with Pepe as Toto I can't join the celebrations just yet. Have to wait and see, I guess.
I have to reserve the rest of my judgment until after I see the film. Considering that I am a huge OZ fan and collector there are some high standards that I will be holding this film to. Over all I think it will be good to see the Muppets back in action again and I expect it to be a good time no matter what.
This was in an email from a friend of mine:
Just thought you'd like to know that I had a nice phone conversation
with our ol' pal, Rickey Boyd. Rickey was up in Canada working on the
'Muppets Wizard of Oz' tv special.
I enjoyed chatting with him, he had a very good time working on it.
Besides performing background muppets he did the VOICES for & performed
Crazy Harry & Scooter. All right!
He was particularly excited about doing Scooter, he said that Dave Goelz
(Gonzo) & Steve Whitmire (Kermit) both complimented him on doing a
good job. He said after they filmed one scene Steve said, '**** that
really sounds like Scooter!'
I was dying to get him to do the Scooter voice over the phone, but I
didn't ask. Knowing Rickey, it probably sounds dead-on perfect! It
does my heart good to hear about one of our little crew doing so well.
I hope Rick gets to do Scooter full-time now, he was always a fun
I believe the special will air in May, be sure to watch for it!
Could you tell us what or who "our little crew" is, exactly?
That's great news Fozzie! I am glad someone has finally picked Scooter back up. It'll be good to see Scooter return back from a semi-retirement. Best of luck to his new performer!
I am so glad, being some one who does a number of voices myself I can relate to the challenge of sounding just like some one, or in the muppets case some thing. I perfected Kermits voice, which was a challange un like any other voice I can perform. In fact it is more of a combination between Jim's and Steve's kermit. Not that i would ever have oppertunity to work with the Muppets, but if the voices sound right again, the the characters will feel more right again. AND THAT IS ALL GOOD!
That sounds good Kevin.
Wow. Big news. How exciting!
Thanks for posting this, Kevin!!
WHo is this guy, Rickey Boyd?
I don't wanna divulge the name of my friend, not his request but I'd rather keep him anonymous. At any rate, he DID get to perform a background Muppet (from Muppets Tonight, I think) in Muppets From Space.
I'm still trying to snorkel some information out of him about the Oz film, so as I get it I'll pass it along.
you're snorkeling the poor man!?!?!?!
I find it Very interesting that your friend is doing Crazy Harrys Voice. i thought he was not going to be used in this movie. I am wondering what kind of part he will have in this i cant wait to hear Crazy Harry say somthing its been a very long time.
Hey, I gotta dig information outta folks SOMEhow!
Here's my latest email:
I don't have that much dirt on the show. I know Ashanti works as a
waitress at the beginning. The flying monkeys aren't monkeys at all
(with the exception of Sal), they're like a motorcycle gang with leather
jackets & flying motorcycles.
Rickey said they have worked hard NOT to copy the classic Oz movie.
They don't want to get sued by MGM.
I think that's going to be hilarious!
That sounds very interesting. A motorcycle gang.
I think I've heard of this guy. Didn't he come here once? He's the one who performed the guy with the funny glasses and eyes that blink in MFS isn't he?
Great film but what about the UK???
Wow! The film sounds great. I loved return to oz and the classic judy garland movie so this is going to be amazing . I love the muppets and i can't wait for this film to come out and a motorcycle gang how !
Does anyone know if the UK will get to see this? There was talk over here (or so i heard) that it was going to be released on DVD and Video like muppets very merry christmas. Does anyone know info on that? I really hope it does.
WOWOW! "The Flying Monkeys" I reckon that'll be the name of the motorcycle gang.
Will be v cool
Although, sounds a bit druggy for a motorcycle gang
I'm sure Disney will air it internationally on their other channels around the world.
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