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Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by beaker, Dec 16, 2009.
Technically, those are all correct...
I ALWAYS see people mistake Scooter for Gobo Fraggle and vice versa.
The Rowlf/Ralph thing always bugs me.
I agree that too many people don't quite grasp the inaccuracy of those statements. Even a lot of journalists get it wrong.
Elmo is just one member of an ensemble cast that makes up the nearly 43 year old program Sesame Street.
The Muppets are puppets, not every puppet is a Muppet. Non-Henson characters were never permitted to be called Muppets so "Muppet = Puppet" is not legally accurate. It's now a trademark held by the Walt Disney Company and the Muppet properties they own (* with the exception of the allowance of Sesame Street characters to be referred to as Muppets). Fraggles, once assigned as being under the banner of Jim Henson's Muppets, are no longer permitted to carry the title.
The Muppet Show was intended as a prime time show for all ages but not particularly for kids. This was one of Jim Henson's many project attempts to break out of the mold of being pegged as a children's performer.
I think a lot of people know who Jim Henson is, but unfortunately he's best known these days for the title card above the Muppet Babies cartoon. I hope that changes.
Lately, I've noticed a lot of people calling Animal "monster" for some odd reason.
Incidentally, I think the translation for the character in some non-English speaking countries is monster. Might not be what you're talking about here, but it's a coincidence.
Did it really? I guess that sounds about right...I've been too afraid of watching the older stuff to actually find out.
Sounds like a Sam the Eagle speech to me. I'm a teenager, and I watch Rudolph Nureyev dance Swan Lake with a pig ballerina. I think that's culture enough.
Ladies and gentleman, I, Sam the american eagle, will like to say a few words on Muppet misnaming. This has become a worldwide phenomenon...
The Snowths: Do doo do do do
GET OFF THE STAGE! Off, off!
As I was saying, this has become a worldwide phenomenon...
[Mahna Mahna and the Snowths take over the stage]
Do doo do do do
do doo do do do...
Oh, this thread was made for me.
-When someone calls The Muppets, "The Muffets." What the heck are those?
-When they refer to Beaker as "Meep."
-When someone writes Miss Piggy's name, they write, "Ms. Piggie"
-When they refer to Sal as "The Monkey"
-When they say Ernie and Bert are gay
-When they say Muppets are for babies
-When they say Sesame Street is not part of the Muppets
-When they mix up Kermit and Robin (Someone actually does that.)
-They call Fozzie, Yoda
-When they only watch Sesame Street for Elmo
I got more, but I can't think of them at the moment...
This? Hey, even Fozzie got it wrong.
NO! NOT MY BEAR! ANYONE BUT MY BEAR!!!
You should probably ask your bear why he got it wrong.
Announcer: "The Muffets Go To The Movies!"
Kermit: "That's Muppets! The Muppets Go To The Movies!"
Fozzie: "Oh, I never could spell…"
I don't blame him...
But he's still not off the hook.
I was half-expecting it to end up being a Garfield shirt............... no, really
WILL YOU STOP THAT THIS INSTANT??!? This problem MUST be addressed, and I will not--
oh my gosh, is that who i think it is??
yah! it's elmo!!
no, it's gotta be the great grover from sesame street. you remember, jim hanson's muppets?
hey, i thought jim hanson was a scientologist or something...
<head in hand>Ugh... What. Has become. Of society.
Sorry about the double post, but one thing I just remembered and I had to mention here:
I remember a few years ago my cousin and uncle saw my Fisher-Price Scooter doll, and my cousin said, "Hey, that's Hermit the Frog!" My uncle followed up with, "Really? I thought it was Elmo." I admit, I laughed to their faces, but I was also quite shocked my uncle didn't at least know that Elmo was red and furry.
Oh wow, does Kermit and Robin even look alike?
"And now, Kermit the Frog singing Halfway Down the Stairs!"
I know. I was like, for one, Robin is shorter, Kermit has a collar, and cross eyes, and their voices are different. They don't even have the same body shape.
Then these people I am talking to say, "So Robin's the one with Piggy right?"
... Are you serious?
ROBIN the frog and Miss Piggy...???
Speaking of mispelling, I saw the Harry Belfanote episode many weeks ago and I laughed when Kermit said, Ladies & Gentlefens, welcome to the muffet shocks." Oh boy! That cracked me up and oh boy Fozzie misnames stuff fer sure.
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