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Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by MWoO, Jul 16, 2008.

  1. MWoO

    MWoO Active Member


    Yeah I think some kind of Daily Wisdom thing could be funny or a bit with corny over the top jokes. Heck, lets see a new Vets hospital skit done or Pigs In Space. Those kind of bits would be perfect for youtube. All the old ones are already on there anyway.
  2. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Wow that was really cool! I think Rowlf is makeing an awsom comeback! The part i loved the most was Rizzo running that was pupptery at its fineset!
  3. MWoO

    MWoO Active Member

    Yeah that was really good. I wonder how they did that.

    Edit: I just compared Jim Henson's Rowlf to Bill's and they are actually nearly identical in sound. I think if bobo had never existed I'd be much more excepting of Rowlf.
  4. Luke

    Luke Active Member

    I think the voice is great, Bobo always did sound a little bit like Rowlf. I agree he's playing it a little too dumb but then thats the writer not Bill.
  5. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Will i have to partly disagree with you. I worte Jim Lewis and asked him about the video. He said that Bill really did a lot with the video. So I don't know cause I wansn't there but I think that with Rowlf he is just going to have to find his place once again.
  6. MWoO

    MWoO Active Member

    It sounded like it was a lot of improv to me. Bill usually improves his characters as dumb. Look at his top 3. Pepe, Bob, and Jonny. All dull witted. pepe is the brightest of the bunch, but he usually comes off as dumb, usually through a misunderstanding. Not to say he isn't funny, but Rowlf isn't a dumb character.

    Rowlf cracks jokes, he doesn't make himself the joke.
  7. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Give Bill and the writers time Rowlf really hasn't been used well since 1990, so there are going to be some bumps in the road.
  8. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets New Member

    Awesome new video!
  9. AnimatedC9000

    AnimatedC9000 Well-Known Member

    ... okay, I think Prawnie and I are psychics. We just somehow knew that Rizzo was gonna talk Rowlf into riding a skateboard. Of course, there wasn't that push down the hill... but there was that crash in the end that I pictured. XP
  10. Luke

    Luke Active Member

    Well if Bill was the writer he is to blame then hehe, but yeah, these things are always usually scripted, they hardly ever totally ad-lib it, especially not with the kind of shots where you've got Rowlf on a skateboard and Rizzos feet skating ... very intricate.

    I didn't know whether it was the Muppeteers actually writing them or this new production company brought in - from what Steve said in his interview they had a lot more input than usual tho.
  11. Baby Gonzo

    Baby Gonzo Member

    Yes, Rowlf is a quick witted character, but I don't think that making him uncomfortable skateboarding is an uncharacteristic choice.

    I think it was awesome seeing interaction between Rizzo and Rowlf. These are characters who are not typically seen together, but I think they complemented each other pretty well.
  12. redBoobergurl

    redBoobergurl Well-Known Member

    Just saw this - ROWLF! That is all I have to say. ROWLF! So excited to see ROWLF!

    And that is all. :)
  13. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Agreed. he came off more reluctant (and wouldn't you be?) than dumb to me. But for us to really get the feel of Rowlf, I think we need to see him a lot more.
  14. SgtGonzoPepper

    SgtGonzoPepper New Member

    HAHAHAHAHA! Rowlf was fantastic and I LOVE the shot of Rizzo running over. Just the little feet and the voice...perfect! Plus his moment with the pizza was spot-on. Just another reason why I love Rizzo and Rowlf. Plus it's always great to see the Muppets in the "real world".
  15. ryhoyarbie

    ryhoyarbie Active Member

    Great to see Rowlf in there. And hey, Fozzie, Gonzo, and Rizzo were there too.

    Now I want a video with all the members of The Electric Mayhem.
  16. AnimatedC9000

    AnimatedC9000 Well-Known Member

    I know... I want one of those, too. It'd be most awesome.
  17. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    I don't think that Rowlf came across as Dumb at all, rather he was being quick-witted in a laid-back way. His jokes were quick coming, but slowly delivered. Does that make sense?

    I love it. And Rizzo's CUTE little feet!
  18. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Erherm... Hate to ask again... But, Prawny, could ya please send me this follow-up to the skateboarding dog? Tanks. :shifty: :sympathy:
  19. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    Hehe, it'll be on the way shortly, Ed!
  20. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Thanks! :cool: Great video. Wonder what Beth'll think when she hears that line about the cat Rizzo saw. BTW: Did we ever find where that pizza smell was coming from? Spooking of which... *Sneaks off to get some pizza with pineapple and ham. Be back in half an hour or the next post's free.

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