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Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by beaker, Dec 16, 2009.
Still that's pretty good they knew that. I've seen way worse. XP
Sure. Forgetful Jones (nowadays, anyhow) is pretty obscure. No doubt the contestant grew up on Sesame.
Yesterday, I saw a comment about "Ralph" and "Fonzi".
I would say "you've got to be kidding me." But unfortunately I know your not. :/
Anyone else pull their hair out when they hear people refer to the puppeteers as "the voice of?" We ALL know they do a lot more than just do a voice. Kinda sounds almost demeaning, if you ask me. Not that there aren't cases where someone just does the voice, but for the most part Puppeteering is more than just that.
Probably cause they think it's like "animation" where you just stand behind a mic and it's just your voice. Not that there isn't work that goes into animation but I think puppeteering is obviously more involved. It's just people who don't understand the art form of it I guess. I always say "they are performed by whoever."
Gert and Ernie
WHAT? I can't believe they only know Ernie and not "Bert." Gosh, they always misname Ernie's friend that gets annoyed at his actions. Sheesh!
Yeah well...I am choosing to give them the benefit of the doubt and they were just in a hurry typing.
Fast typers, eh? Well, that is one of the ways to misname Muppets.
Saying that Jim was forced by the network to include a laugh track on TMS when he didn't want to.
Don't you remember those classic sketches when Bert's sister Gert came over?
James Henson OHHH so close!
Yesterday, I saw a review of "Muppets from Space", and the reviewer claimed that the reason Frank Oz isn't in "The Muppets" is because of the fart shoes joke. *facepalm*. First of all, Frank hasn't worked with the Muppets in like 10 years. The fact that he isn't in "The Muppets" really shouldn't be shocking. Also, when did Frank ever mention the fart shoes joke?
It was said when we first read the script that was one of the things he didn't like but then again a lot of the Muppeteers weren't thrilled with it with the "fart shoes"...still like you said he hadn't worked with the Muppets in years so it really didn't matter.
Really? I didn't know the performers weren't happy about the fart shoes line. Though I do know that they wanted much of Segel's and Stoller's original concept changed (having Walter as Segel's ventriloquist dummy, having Kermit secretly being Tex Richman, having the Muppets all be wealthy, etc.).
Like I said I had heard some of the Muppeteers weren't crazy about the "fart shoes" as they felt like Frank it was cheap humor something they said The Muppets don't stoop too. *shrugs* Apparently there was a lot that went on behind the scenes that we'll probably never know. As for Jason and Stollers script thank god that was changed.
Yeah, and thank goodness Segel, Stoller, and Bobin have nothing but respect for the performers, and actually listened to what they had to say. Otherwise, we'd probably end up with another MFS.
So has anyone else here read a comment about someone thinking Fozzie and Gonzo are related? -_-
EDIT- I do remember when they were in London promoting the film and they were on a radio show and it was sort of brought up about how the "fart shoes" was a controversial scene and how it almost didn't make it into the movie...of course Kermit didn't really elaborate on it much and joked it off.
Oh my. That's all I can say. Oh my. That, and no, I haven't heard a comment like that. Where did you hear it?
That was on someone's blog. :/ I was gonna comment to ask why they thought that but frankly I probably don't wanna know why.
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