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Scooter Appreciation Thread For The Most Underappraciated, Disrespected Muppet of Ever

Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by Scooterforever, Nov 28, 2011.

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Do you hate Scooter?

  1. Yes, because I'm a terrible person

    1 vote(s)
    1.7%
  2. No, because I'm wonderful

    58 vote(s)
    96.7%
  3. Maybe, but I have no backbone so I can't make up my mind

    1 vote(s)
    1.7%

  1. Scooterforever

    Scooterforever Active Member

    Seriously, Scooter gets way too much hate and way too little respect. What's with all the hate? He's one of the original core cast, and was just as prominent a character as Miss Piggy, Fozzy, or Gonzo, and just as essential to the show, and more prominent by far than fan favorites such as Swedish Chef, Animal, and Beaker. Yet he isn't considered one of the core Muppets these days, and I guess he hasn't been since Richard Hunt's unfortunate demise in 1992. He also seems to get a lot of hate on the internet, appearing on a number of "worst Muppets" lists. Why no love for Scooter?
  2. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    Yeah I have noticed he does get a lot of hate online, which surprised me.

    And frankly any "worst Muppet" list that even tries to include one of the core characters is ridiculous on arrival, lol. ;)
  3. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I don't get the hate for the character... I really don't. Maybe he comes off a little like the obnoxious brat hired by nepotism at first, but that's... what? like one or two first season episodes? He really became something better since. I'm absolutely glad to see him back, even having a pretty decent bit of the movie, and turning up on SNL with Rowlf and the rest.
  4. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    What's to hate? He started out as a Machiavellian little twerp, sure, but he quickly grew into an indispensable part of the team. Seriously, anyone who could stage-manage a gaggle of Muppets is worth is weight in gold and Prozac. Plus, he's cute and has the energy and bright-eyed enthusiasm of a puppy, he looks like a demi-Fraggle, and without him there'd be no Skeeter.
    DramaQueenMokey likes this.
  5. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    Scooter's really the epitome of a young person trying to break into the business. Banging on doors, pulling favors (i.e. Uncle with connections), taking on back stage duties, anything to get your foot in the door. He's a very classic character that way which anyone with a dream can relate to. ;)
  6. robodog

    robodog Active Member

    How could I hate Scooter? I dragged around the Fisher Price Scooter plush constantly between the ages 5 and 7 or so. Poor ragged thing. He was one of my favorite muppets back then.
  7. Scooterforever

    Scooterforever Active Member

    Yeah, Scooter wasn't one of my favorites when I was a kid, but I started liking him after re-watching the original show and movies as an adult. He's definitely my fav right after Kermit. I want to get his jacket, I know an official version exists somewhere but it's probably super rare and a million dollars. So, if anyone here has the Scooter jacket, give it to me.
  8. charlietheowl

    charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    Scooter is a classic character, one of the real core Muppets. I think people just like to pick a character to hate almost arbitrarily.
  9. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    It's kinda funny that, only a few hours before this thread was created, I submitted my Scooter, Pushbroom Hero picture to a DeviantArt club called "Love-for-Unloved."
  10. Scooterforever

    Scooterforever Active Member

    It's also kinda funny that I added that same picture to my Deviantart Favorites album hours before reading this post. Great art!
  11. shinycelebi225

    shinycelebi225 Active Member

    Scooter gets no respect an some people think he's odd well, none of the muppets are odd THERE WEIRDO'S AND WEIRDO'S ARE AWESOME, MAN!!!
  12. Scooterforever

    Scooterforever Active Member

    Have to agree with you there, I could think of other examples... Donatello from TMNT, Geordi Laforge.
  13. shinycelebi225

    shinycelebi225 Active Member

    same thing with me
    i was a gonzo freak when i was 10 but now i like scooter better
  14. Fersureitsjess

    Fersureitsjess Active Member

    I love Scooter, and he is amazing.
  15. Scooterforever

    Scooterforever Active Member

  16. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

  17. LinkiePie<3

    LinkiePie<3 Well-Known Member

    Scooter's adorkable. ;) <3
  18. DramaQueenMokey

    DramaQueenMokey Well-Known Member

    Scooter is such a favorite Muppet of mine! I mean, I went out of my way to get him in Vinylmation form, I have him in plush form and well, I wish he came in a bigger plush form (and on more merchandise as well)

    He's so adorkable as LinkePie<3 said and maybe he is a big nerdy go-fer, but that makes him especially lovable ;)
    bingboingcutie and LinkiePie<3 like this.
  19. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    Neat! Thanks for pointing that out. I just snagged it on Amazon.
  20. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    No problem, thanks for looking! ;)


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