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Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by ploobis, Sep 8, 2010.
That was great! Who preformed Yolanda?
Sounded like Alice Dinnean to me.
After listining to it a second time, it does sound like her.
We last saw Yolanda in The Muppets Take Manhattan, no joke! These episodes were awesome, and Andy and Randy were at their best, who would've thought we'd be seeing Andy and Randy in the show---wait let me rephrase that, who would've thought we'd see Andy and Randy at all!
The Snuggie parody was awesome, and Beauregard was just darn funny, I loved the Catwoman gag! These I think are some of the best episodes I've seen of the show so far! Well right next to Game Day, "I know it's a small part but times are ruff!"
According to Wiki, she was somewhere in Muppet Classics Theater... and she was in the 1988 obscure VHS game You're the Director.
Andy and Randy were actually GOOD in this segment. How's that for shocking. Seriously, first Roger brings them back in the Muppet comics (which he also managed to make them much funnier as well) and this actual physical appearance. Hope if they have to be in the movie or any other new project they can manage to be very small characters... I'm talking fourth and fifth string characters.
I'm relieved to see they put the new episodes at the top of the playlist due to the technical issue with the elevator scroll being pushed to far to the right to be accessable that i mentioned earlier. Don't know what they'll do when they add new Hasty Tasty installments though - i'm guessing they'll put them on the top of the Hasty Tasy segments but below the Kitchen episodes.
Wow - talk about a comeback! Yolanda showing up in Muppets Kitchen AND the Entertainment Weekly spread in the same week. Must have a good agent. Or that "crazy body" hasn't quit!
Did I mention HAPPY BIRTHDAY?
Heck, the whole page is running a LOT smoother. The advertisement, while still slow and impossible to pause, NO LONGER drags the video down with it. In fact, after watching 2 in a row, the advertisement was so smooth that I didn't have to play solitaire for 10 minutes while it loaded.
Now I can see some PART TWOS! I'm-a so happy!
She did have a bit part in Muppet Treasure Island, though.
If I remember correctly, she was one of Rizzo's cohorts in the The Emperor's New Clothes segment.
I have to admit, it was weird seeing Andy and Randy again after such a long period of...nothing. However, on the upside, they WEREN'T completely obnoxious! HOORAY!
I think the giant sandwich (and its subsequent problems) was a perfect bit of Muppet mayhem that could only have been supplied by a cooking show. I loved it!
And, as everyone else says, the Snuggie parody was awesome (but now I can't get the ACTUAL Snuggie commercial's song out of my head )!
I would love to see a return like this from Bill the bubble guy, Spamela, Gary cahuenga or Johnny´s Ma!
Zippity Zap might make a nice comeback to have for the new Muppet Movie!
Here's a Disney article about the Muppets Kitchen;
"What's Cat's favorite part of doing the webisodes? "Having fun with the Muppets! I adore them and we've gotten to be really good friends. Aside from creating some really great memories, it's just fun cooking with them. My kids love it, and I know all the families in America are going to love them too." Muppet Pepe the King Prawn pipes in, "The great thing about 'The Muppets Kitchen' is that it's like having Cat Cora come into your house and cook for you. How incredible is this?""
It was cool seeing Andy and Randy again. I've never actually had a problem with them, mostly because I grew up watching them on Muppet Classic Theater lol.
I'm really liking this cooking show!
I like Andy & Randy in small doses and this was a perfect example of that. They really are beautifully designed puppets.
I really like the new ones, the writings much tighter, Cat seems to have gotten more into it and its a great way to introduce viewers to the wider Muppet family.
My only gripe is still Angelo. Ugly puppet, unlikeable bland character, and hate the live hands on him (at least with Swedish Chef they usually use textured gloves now). I just don't get why Kermit or Swedish Chef couldn't have played that part. Someone made a poor decision, and it wasn't implemented well even then.
I completely agree. The show has gotten better, but the replacement chef is just a bad concept if it can't reach an avid fan like me. All of the Muppet performers are extremely talented - superstars of their profession so it’s not for lack of talent. Brian Henson made the rather run-of-the-mill monkey puppet into the much beloved Sal so I don’t think it’s just the bland design either. I find myself focusing on the other Muppets - even Andy & Randy – for Muppety value. Still, each time I tune in there’s this hope that something spectacular will happen to inspire me to like this new character. He has gotten a little better, but it’s still a miscalculation in my book. If the Swedish Chef were hosting this with Cat it would be an internet sensation. There’s no need for the puppet paired with her to be intelligible since Angelo seldom adds anything important to her recipes. If it were up to me I'd phase out Angelo and phase in the Swedish Chef.
Eh, you don't watch many cooking shows, do you? I'm serious... a good half (and I might be underestimating) have some assistant (sometimes even the host) stand there and do nothing while someone else cooks, asking only inane questions and only contributing REALLY bad and forced jokes. Though, if the character's supposed to be a parody, the satire is pretty subtle in that aspect.
HOWEVER, what they did in the last 2 episodes with the character quite improved what they had... he showed a tiny bit of contempt for other characters and their incompetence (Andy and Randy especially... but also Beau), and the fact that he himself screwed up and made a huge sandwich and spent the entire rest of the segment cowering, nervous and twitchy, even taking it personally that it was a failure really gives the character something besides the "I'm here for some reason" borderline Marty Stu-ishness.
As I said, I actually don't want to see the Swedish Chef unless he has no filter. I don't want to see some watered down role where he's basically the dummy cook, handing her the wrong ingredients and muttering mock Swedish asides. I want to see the same culinary catastrophes that made him so funny in the first place. That doesn't mean he can't fit in. I'd like to see another minute added on to the show where he takes the recipes too literally and gets clobbered by them. So, the best choice for co host would either be Kermit or any rotation of him, Gonzo, Fozzie, and (what the heck, if they can get David for a little bit) Scooter. And make Angelo the incompetent side kick or something.
Yes, I'd say that Angelo is improving.
It was cool to see Andy and Randy again. And it may have been my imagination, but they seem to be a tad smarter now.
I still don't understand why some people don't like Angelo from a design perspective. He has a Muppet look. (the nose for instance) And there are hundreds of Muppets that don't have eyes and look similar to him.
The Swedish Chef will probably make more appearances in future episodes, but Angelo is obviously not going away. So to be frank, people are just going to have to deal with it. Again, he does seem to be improving.
And I still stand by this post;
.. as main characters though?
It's just an ugly puppet - horrible colour that looks bad on camera, very basic design for a main player, skin is more yellow than Swedish Chef so the live hands look more noticeable. You put it next to the beautifully defined classic Muppets with their strong characters and the contrast makes it looks even worse. And then it has as much personality as a limp stick of celery so it can't even be saved that way.
I'm sure they could have done better.
Anyone see this?
Cat calls Fozzie "Fonzo" lol. She's getting better tho, least she knows its Pepe and not PeePee.
And yet, we have Miss Mousy!
If she didn't look like she stepped out of the 17th century, she wouldn't look that horrible. But I've yet to see a Muppet that looks as ugly as her... and uh... the first season of AM's on Sesame Street. Angelo doesn't come close... but I still think he should have been blue. Like a light blue or something. Something for camera friendly.
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