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State of the Muppets - An Opinion

Discussion in 'Muppet Appearances' started by Frogster, Aug 11, 2008.

  1. Redsonga Active Member

    Then all we need is love and it will be okay:excited:!
  2. wwfpooh New Member

    You sure? Our love didn't really help too much, considering how many dislike the route The Muppets have taken.
  3. Redsonga Active Member

    Some people has always hated the muppets, but that's never stopped them before:coy:. Besides, not liking everything about them is not going to drag everything about them down IMHO..unless the fan is very mad, very rich, and very in touch with Disney -.-
  4. wwfpooh New Member

    No need to drag Disney down to. Sure, the corporate heads deserve dragging, but the endearing characters & movies that the company's made don't deserve dragging.
  5. Redsonga Active Member

    No, no, I meant that they would have to be on the inside with Disney to make any true say in the muppets..that's all:sympathy:
  6. wwfpooh New Member

    Oh. My bad. XD
  7. frogboy4 Inactive Member

    MFS barely made a pit-stop in theaters before moving to home video. I tell ya there were crickets chirping in the theater I went to. Kermit would have had a feast! :) It really does play much better on DVD. At least by a letter grade, maybe more. There's a level of annoyance that occurs sitting in a theater that doesn't happen in the comfort of home with your hand on the remote.

    My favorite Muppet projects are as follows: The Muppet Movie, The Muppet Show and The Great Muppet Caper. My tastes are very much with the classics. I can agree that the Muppets playing other parts gets tiresome after the length of a sketch. Some projects pull it off better than others.

    However, I don't care for origin stories either because that was already set-up in the Muppet Movie. I see everything else as a pale comparison to that vibrant film. Also, Kermit states that it's really an approximation and not the actual origin. I find the scripted origins to be less satisfying than my imagination. Gonzo appeared one day from an accumulation of muck and fungus. Case closed. I think the fun is in not knowing.

    I have to admit to liking VMX because of its classic Muppet Theater setting, but it was far too somber. Even the original song played like a dirge. There's a layer of brightness that should have been incorporated to balance Kermit's depressing plight, but there wasn't. I also wanted to see more of the pageant! More people would have enjoyed that.

    Nonetheless…the joy and wit of the Muppets is back. I just want to see them carry it for an entire program. ;)
  8. wwfpooh New Member

    Don't we all?
  9. Redsonga Active Member

    I love knowing things, because then I get to twist them, in a good way, just right to make a story in my head that fits the characters even better (IMHO) than how it was written in the movie...My imagination loves to be fed 'official' details :excited:
  10. wwfpooh New Member

    *is reminded of TLM: TAS episode in which a brain drain cloud creature sucks up imaginations due to the orders of the Evil Manta*
  11. frogboy4 Inactive Member

    How would you twist Gonzo's alien origin into forming from mold underneath the Muppet Theater stairs? That's a fan fic I'd check in on regularly. :concern:

    However, nothing disturbs me more than the Gonzo in from France's Muppets TV! I'm not sure he'd be my favorite with that creepy voice. I hope Dave Goelz is around forever! :cool:
  12. Redsonga Active Member

    You know, I could actually write that:excited:! I've never written Gonzo before of course , but I can already see a clear story idea there:)...
  13. wwfpooh New Member

    Have at it then.
  14. Redsonga Active Member

    *puts in idea bucket under the title "Halfway Down the Stairs"*
  15. frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Oooh! I like the title!
  16. wwfpooh New Member

    Sounds like a good title.
  17. Redsonga Active Member

    It hit me like a bucket of hardboiled eggs *lol*:zany:!:excited:
  18. wwfpooh New Member

  19. Redsonga Active Member

    Ideas hurt sometimes :coy:
  20. wwfpooh New Member

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