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Top Annoying Misnaming People Do

Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by beaker, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Still that's pretty good they knew that. I've seen way worse. XP
  2. Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    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". :sympathy::o
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  3. Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    I would say "you've got to be kidding me." But unfortunately I know your not. :/
  4. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    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.
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  5. Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    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."
  6. Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Gert and Ernie
  7. muppetfan24/7 Well-Known Member

    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!
  8. Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Yeah well...I am choosing to give them the benefit of the doubt and they were just in a hurry typing. :p
  9. muppetfan24/7 Well-Known Member

    Fast typers, eh? Well, that is one of the ways to misname Muppets.
  10. D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Saying that Jim was forced by the network to include a laugh track on TMS when he didn't want to.
  11. heralde Well-Known Member

    Don't you remember those classic sketches when Bert's sister Gert came over? ;)
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  12. Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    James Henson OHHH so close! :p
  13. Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    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?
  14. Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    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.
  15. Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    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.).
  16. Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    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.
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  17. Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    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.
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  18. Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    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.
  19. Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    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?
  20. Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    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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