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Top Annoying Misnaming People Do

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

  1. Piggy The Frog

    Piggy The Frog Well-Known Member

    I never knew Fonzie was a Muppet! :p Actually, a Muppet version of the Fonz would be interesting...
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  2. HeyButtahfly

    HeyButtahfly Well-Known Member

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  3. ProboSowa

    ProboSowa Well-Known Member

  4. Kasey Kockroach

    Kasey Kockroach Well-Known Member

    I actually recently had to inform someone that Jim died twenty years ago, he didn't "leave the show". I was indeed blown away by this ignorance.
    I've also had to inform people here and there that Brian Henson did not take over as Kermit after his father's passing (no one's heard of Steve Whitmire, of course), but that's a more common mistake.
  5. Hubert

    Hubert Well-Known Member

    You know, the other day I stumbled into some internet article summary about the Muppets that some woman wrote. As I read it, I was so impressed by the intelligence of this person, how they mentioned all the productions and stuff spot on, accurately discussed Sam and Friends and so on. It was great.

    Until she said that Jim Henson's son took over Kermit after his death. :sigh:
  6. Piggy The Frog

    Piggy The Frog Well-Known Member

    I have to admit that I thought Brian took over Kermit at first. :o I learned very quickly that this wasn't the case, though.
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  7. Kasey Kockroach

    Kasey Kockroach Well-Known Member

    Every time I read the name "Brian" in regards to Muppetry, I think of Brian Muehl. Good gravy, I can't imagine what his Kermit voice would sound like. :S Or what Brian Henson's Kermit voice would sound like, for that matter.
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  8. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    The Newsman was the only one of Jim's characters that Brian performed at any point.

    Though I'll admit that when I was very young, I too thought Brian took over for Kermit. Hey, at least I knew who Brian Henson was. Not bad for a 7 or 8 year old.
  9. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Brian Muehl was a rather versatile performer, with an impressive vocal range, so I don't know, he may have been able to pull it off... I know there's been various inserts from SST where I've mistaken him for Richard or Marty.
  10. Kasey Kockroach

    Kasey Kockroach Well-Known Member

    Still, the idea of "Brian Muehl as Kermit the Frog" is, well....:p
  11. Twisted Tails

    Twisted Tails Well-Known Member

    Whoa! Hold on a second! Brian Muehl does not perform Kermit. STEVE Whitmire does! Why does anybody get that wrong when commenting video on YouTube? :sigh:
  12. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I think you've missed the entire point of the previous discussion.
  13. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    As much as I enjoyed the MAD TV and Robot Chicken parodies...

    • Big Bird is not called "Bird" by anyone other than Snuffy (okay, a few other have called him "Bird", but it's still pretty rare).
    • Snuffy is not imaginary. I know, prior to 1985, everyone still thought he was. Still, it wouldn't be a bad idea to do a little homework.
    • Bob doesn't wear glasses (then again, the MAD TV skits were more like parodies, hence Cookie Monster's yellow nose and Elmo's lack of a nose).
    • The Swedish Chef and Statler and Waldorf weren't on SS
    • Since when does Elmo have teeth?
    • And let's not forget putting Electric Company skits in the Sesame parodies.
  14. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Well, I think they can't exactly make carbon copies of the characters and settings and such, otherwise, they probably would end up being sued for copyright infringement... y'know, kinda like Larry King's old set was famous for the different colored dots on the wall, yet SNL's parodies had just plain white dots.
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  15. DrDientes

    DrDientes Well-Known Member

    Reading an spanish article about Plaza Sésamo, the interviewer write Muppetero (Muppeteer) as Mopetero.
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  16. CaseytheMuppet

    CaseytheMuppet Well-Known Member

    Speaking of Spanish, I love your username! I didn't get it until I learned the spanish word for teeth this year in Spanish class. Very clever! :D
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  17. Hubert

    Hubert Well-Known Member

    Hahaha...despite the fact that I've known the Spanish word for "teeth" for years, that username never clicked until Casey just made that comment.
  18. cjd874

    cjd874 Well-Known Member

    Let's not forget when people say Oscar is a monster.
    People, he's a Grouch! He lives in a ----ing trash can!!! (Dave Chappelle reference)
    (video has explicit language, but is reaaaally funny)
  19. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I haven't heard too many false comments of Oscar being monster... but I WAS curious as a kid as to why Oscar was included in the chorus line of monsters in the original version of "C is for Cookie".
  20. cjd874

    cjd874 Well-Known Member

    Interesting point, D'Snowth...never thought about that, even though I've watched said song may times for over 16 years of my life...

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