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The Muppet Mindset

Discussion in 'On the Web' started by theprawncracker, Aug 26, 2009.

  1. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    He's gonna be helping us with our convention endevours once we get this thing started again. He's been a great inspiration for us when we feel like we'll never get this thing going he wrote us a nice letter to not give up and that a Muppet convention needs to happen more then ever right now. And also said he'd help with whatever promoting we need. So his support for our planning team means the world to us right now. He is a great guy! :)
  2. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Yay! With today's WMW entry, we've gotten a total of 120 profiles.
    :batty: That's 10, 10 vonderful series of twelve WMW profile articles each!

    Thanks to everybody who've kept this series going.
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  3. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    The Mindset now has a "Great Muppet Survey": http://themuppetmindset.blogspot.com/2013/01/the-return-of-great-muppet-survey.html

    I'm gonna have to think hard about my choices. I know who I'll list as two of my three favorite Muppets, and two of my three favorite Fraggle Rock characters. I've thought of three favorite Sesame Street characters, but then I've also thought of quite a few others for consideration.

    I think my choice for "Favorite Muppet/Sesame/Fraggle Rock song" will have to be something I listened to a lot when I was younger, as opposed to something I first heard about online and first heard/saw on YouTube or DVD. If I decide to list any recent song as the favorite, it'll have to be something from 2011's "The Muppets" (probably either "Life's a Happy Song" or "Man or Muppet"). Otherwise, it'll have to be something I liked as a kid and still like a lot. I wonder how many people will pick songs that seem like random choices (I wonder if I'll choose something that I think would be random). Ditto with discussing "the greatest Muppet moment" with the president.

    Interesting that one question is about the worst Muppet production (as opposed to the "worst Muppet/Sesame Street/Henson production", or having seperate questions for the others). I can think of a few productions that are high on my least favorites list (Rocky Mountain Holiday, Fantastic Miss Piggy Show, Muppet Treasure Island, Kermit's Swamp Years, and others) but I'd hardly call them "the worst" (well, maybe Kermit's Swamp Years). Most of my least favorite Muppet productions are not that bad (and for many of my least favorites my main complaint is "not enough characters", not just "not enough obscure characters"). I must say that I like my least favorite Muppet productions a lot better than I like my least favorite Henson productions (which include The Dark Crystal, Monster Maker, The StoryTeller: Greek Myths, Mother Goose Stories, Peek-a-Boo, and maybe Buddy).

    It'll be interesting to see what people will list as their prized Muppet possession. Be interesting to see whether most people list collectibles from the past decade (Palisades Toys, Master Replicas, TMS/FR season sets, Sesame Steet Old School, and others) or if more will list their favorite things from their childhood.

    This'll be an interesting feature.
  4. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

  5. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Er... If Sam was first built in October 1964, how could he have appeared on TV nine years earlier in 1955?

    Also, now that the WMW articles are featuring artwork by Chris Stultz, are there plans to go back and add similar images to previous candidates' articles? If done, we'd have a virtual Muppet Mindset trading card set, or at least fodder for a grand WMW mosaic/mural/wall of Muppet fame. Just a thought. :jim:
  6. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    I'm sure whomever's fingers typed "1964" just went one key over by mistake. It was probably meant to be 1954.
  7. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

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  8. Muppetboy09

    Muppetboy09 Well-Known Member

    [​IMG]This picture...is it new? I really like it!!!
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  9. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    Quote from the interview:
    Well, what do ya know about that!
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  10. Muppetboy09

    Muppetboy09 Well-Known Member

    I saw that, and I was like,
    "LIPS IS FINALLY GONNA SPEAK!!!!!!!!!!!!!" [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  11. LipsGF4Life

    LipsGF4Life Well-Known Member

    Wait.....what happened? Lips is gonna speak more?
  12. Twisted Tails

    Twisted Tails Well-Known Member

  13. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I've noticed that the last few weekends haven't had any new posts. I wonder what's going on there. I could see it being because there weren't any articles sent (besides articles that have to be on certain days of the week, like The Great Muppet Survey and Weekly Muppet Wednesday), but there's a number of articles I sent before the weekend that didn't go online until after the weekend.
  14. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Finished watching the fan video review of Muppet Adventure: Chaos at the Carnival, and I'm one of those kids who grew up when the game was released back in the 80's. Few things that should be pointed out though.

    The items Fozzie has to collect in the maze are a camera, a bowtie, and one of Piggy's gloves.
    To counteract the loss of lives, you can either go to Kermit's River Ride swimming all the way until you pick up the toy sailboat or head over to Gonzo's Space Chase and wait to rescue Camilla when she tumbles past in the background for extra lives, then press the exit button to do it over again.
    The only thing I remember about the visual appearances of the characters is that Kermit looked like a fat lump when playing in the final level, Dr. Grump's cave/castle. And on that note... Noone would know that the final bosses are pushovers because Kermit's such a fat lump that you can't even avoid the lava ball that drops right on top of you for an instant kill hopping up the first few steps! ! !

    *Shrugs, leaves thread waiting for tomorrow's hopeful new WMW addition.
  15. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    After going through the list of Muppets who have been profiled as Weekly Muppet Wednesdays, I noticed a couple of omissions and errors.

    1 Ma Gorg is missing from the Fraggle Rock section.
    2 Miss Mousey, from November 6 2013, is missing from the Muppets section.
    3 The date for Zondra's article says she was profiled on June 24 2013, but that should be changed to July 24 2013 instead.

    Hope this helps.
  16. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I've noticed that sometimes the Weekly Muppet Wednesday index includes the latest characters within a week of the articles, and other times it takes awhile for character articles to appear in the index.

    I've also noticed in the "other posts" index that a number of articles aren't there yet. Like the index of Muppet Retro Reviews hasn't been updated since the Jim Henson Hour review from May (or was it April?), but there's been at least five new Retro Reviews since.
  17. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    For no reason at all I have painstakingly gone through all of The Great Muppet Survey entries to tally up which characters have been referred to as the favorites of each contributor. I am counting instances where the survey takers cheated a little by doing ties or including more than three characters from each production without resorting to ties.

    From The Muppets:
    Gonzo - 24
    Kermit - 21
    Rowlf - 12
    Fozzie - 11
    Miss Piggy - 6
    Pepe - 6
    Scooter - 5
    Floyd - 5
    Beaker - 4
    Walter - 4
    Robin - 3
    Rizzo - 2
    Uncle Deadley - 2
    Dr. Teeth - 2
    Lew Zealand - 2
    The Swedish Chef - 2
    Zoot - 1
    Lips - 1
    Johnny Fiama - 1
    Statler and Waldorf - 1
    Sam the Eagle - 1
    Sweetums - 1
    Digit - 1
    Penguins - 1
    Bobo - 1
    Janice - 1
    Electric Mayhem - 1

    There was one who included the whole Electric Mayhem, so I'm not sure whether I should add one to each member (which would give Floyd a 6, Dr. Teeth a 3, Janice, Zoot, and Lips each a 2, and Animal a 1). Unless I missed something, I'm surprised that Animal didn't get listed as a top 3 favorite for even just one fan. With all the Animal and Kermit merchandise out there while the others get significantly less, we should send this to Disney, and let them know that, as far as survey-takes go, there are more fans who listed Gonzo as one of their three favorites than Kermit. I'm also surprised by the low scores of Beaker and Swedish Chef, and it is a shame Bunsen wasn't included (nobody even included a tie between Bunsen and Beaker, like many did for Ernie and Bert). Though when I took mine, I did consider listing Bunsen and Beaker among my three favorites.

    From Sesame Street:
    Grover - 23
    Big Bird - 18
    Ernie - 17
    Bert - 17
    Cookie Monster - 14
    Oscar - 11
    The Count - 7
    Mr. Snuffleupagus - 3
    Telly - 3
    Slimey - 2
    Elmo - 2
    Don Music - 2
    Guy Smiley - 1
    Barkley - 1
    Abby Cadabby - 1
    Roosevelt Franklin - 1

    I wasn't surprised that Grover got the most picks. Actually even before I decided to keep track of how many times a character was picked I could tell Grover was in first place. Heck, with all three franchises I could tell who the top two choices were (and in all three cases I picked one of the top two - for Muppets I picked Kermit, Sesame Grover, and Fraggle Boober). I sort of regret not including Herry (I thought about him.... and a lot of others), seeing as nobody else did.

    From Fraggle Rock:
    Wembly - 24
    Boober - 16
    Cantus - 10
    Sprocket - 9
    Traveling Matt - 9
    Red - 9
    Gobo - 8
    Mokey - 6
    Junior Gorg - 5
    Trash Heap - 4
    Sidebottom - 3
    Cotterpin - 2
    Convincing John - 2
    Doc - 1
    World's Oldest Fraggle - 1
    Lanford - 1

    There was only one entry from somebody who didn't pick any Fraggle Rock characters due to not seeing much of the show. Though there were a few others who hadn't seen much of the show but did pick anyway (there's also some who aren't too familiar with Sesame Street but did make choices anyway).

    And if Grover had only gotten one more pick (unless I miscounted or missed an entry) then the top picks for all three franchises would have been 24.
  18. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Something else I noticed, in the list of Weekly Muppeteer Wednesdays in the Other Articles post, Kathy Mullen is missing from the list (after Leslie Carrara-Rudolph and before David Rudman). Also, the date of Brian Henson's article should be corrected to May 18 2011, as May 13 fell on a Friday that year and May 18 is the Wednesday one week before Karen Prell (featured on May 25 2011).

    Hope this helps.
  19. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I can't remember if I brought this up on this thread or on the Facebook page, but in the "Muppet Retro Reviews" section of the "others" page, the link that should link to the review of Sesame Street: 20 and Still Counting incorrectly links to the review of the first episode of Sesame Street.

    I just found out that there's now a Disney-based spin-off blog called The Mickey Mindset, dedicated to Disney animation.
  20. Duke Remington

    Duke Remington Well-Known Member

    It's too bad he didn't appear.

    I hope Chase Beecher could tell us what Clifford's role in the film would've been and what he was to do before he ended up not making the final cut.

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