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New Talk Show: Late Night Buffet

Discussion in 'Henson Alternative' started by TogetherAgain, Jun 6, 2006.

  1. TogetherAgain

    TogetherAgain Well-Known Member

  2. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I wonder if this is really true or a joke. I am suspicious of this. The page says that it is from The Jim Henson Company, and not Disney (though Henson could still be involved). Also, it says that it will be on TBS. I would think that Disney would want it on one of it's own channels, rather than a rival cable network (owned by a rival company, Warner brothers).
  3. doctort13

    doctort13 Member

    Your link is dead.

    If it's for real, The Muppets are owned 100% by Disney.

    I think it's bogus info.
  4. Yoda Man

    Yoda Man Member

    It actually says TBA, as in To be Announced
  5. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    It says all new characters so this is not a Disney Muppet project but a New Jim Henson Project.
  6. TogetherAgain

    TogetherAgain Well-Known Member

    But check the second link (if it's working. If not, try hitting "refresh") It says that's it's Jim Henson Company, with new Muppet characters. Meaning, not the "Classic Muppets," but new characters entirely, that are not owned by Disney.
    Edit: Yeah, what muppetperson said. (I've been ziffled.)
  7. Kimp the Shrimp

    Kimp the Shrimp Active Member

    i found no info for Fall'06 on this??? Network TBA????
  8. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets New Member

    It sounds like an interesting Idea.
  9. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

  10. Tim

    Tim Member

    Even if it is true, I'm not impressed. I shot a pilot for a late-nighe talk show Dick Clark developed for a puppet character I did over 10 years ago. And ALF was successful with the same idea more recently. There have even been local puppet-hosted talk shows around for years.

    Can't Henson EVER do anything original anymore?
  11. JJandJanice

    JJandJanice Active Member

    Forgive me if I sound thick-headed here, but why is Kermit's face there?
  12. Kimp the Shrimp

    Kimp the Shrimp Active Member

    Probley lack of Idenity for new Show



    I Can't wait till ........Later this week for More Details
  13. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    AudiencesUnlimited should have the Kermit image switched out later today.
  14. tomahawk

    tomahawk Member

    Got six tickets for the 8:30 show. Can't wait.
  15. GelflingWaldo

    GelflingWaldo New Member

    I think this show sounds great. Yes, the idea of a puppet hosted talk show is not new (Kermit did it on Johnny Carson, ALF did his own show and there are a handful of others). But if the only thing that this show has going for it is the gimmick of being a puppet hosted talk show then it will fail. And I think Henson knows that. Why do people watch Leno, Letterman, O'Brien, Ferguson, Kimmel and the other talk shows? I mean, there have been hundreds of shows just like them – that's not real original. Yet people love them. This show will need to create its own comedic style, build great enduring characters and (just like the Muppets have) surpass being seen as just a novelty puppet act. Audiences need to love the characters and humor as much as they would Conan's or Letterman's – it can't just use a felt and foam host a ratings stunt – that will wear off if the characters and format fail. I think that if this show has the same kind of "magic" that the recent "Jim Henson Improv" had (except its talk show) then this will be great. I think this could be excellent and a classic (I've been hoping for a Henson created talk show for years).

    I think that the key to its success really depends on how its marketed and perceived by the masses– whether it will be seen as an "adult puppet show" (thought to be vulgar or crude, something like Crank Yankers meets Howard Stern)--- or if it will be seen as too kiddie (thought to be only for people under the age of 10, something like Elmo meets Mikes Super Short Show) --- or if it will be seen as something in the middle (which given Henson's track record is what this sounds like, something like Johnny Fiama meets Jay Leno).

    I'm very optimistic and very excited. I hope it does well and I can't wait to see it.
  16. renegade

    renegade Member

    yep I'll be there at the 8 30 also Cant wait should be fun no matter what and if the jokes are bad just laugh really fake and loud the produces love that!
  17. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    To EVERYONE except the Disney legal team, any non creature shop/fantasy puppt created by Henson company before or after the Disney buyout is considered a "Muppet"...be they Muppet Show, fraggle Rock, Sesame Street, Bear, or even Animal Jam. It's all Muppets. Otherwise Muppetcentral would no longer even talk about Sesame Street, Bear, or Fraggle Rock since they are all legally seperate.
  18. a_Mickey_Muppet

    a_Mickey_Muppet Well-Known Member

    :confused:
    but "Bear" and the "Classic Muppets" (ie: kermit, piggy, gonzo) ARE Muppets. didnt Disney buy that word? Muppets? Muppet? :confused:
  19. tomahawk

    tomahawk Member



    Disney bought the rights to the Muppets and Bear characters. If the Henson company makes new characters outside of these two groups, Disney has no say.
  20. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Yeah, they bought the "Muppet" name, but come on...it's still Muppets even if they cant use the trademark name.

    Are we going to say Fraggles and Sesame arent Muppets since they can't use that name anymore?

    Anyways, very curious about this. Wish it was network tv tho.

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