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Topless Robot's 5 Best & 5 Worst Muppet Movie Moments

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by Speed Tracer, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. Speed Tracer

    Speed Tracer Well-Known Member

  2. Puckrox

    Puckrox Well-Known Member

    I agree with everyhting on their Best Moments list, but their Worst Moments list... eh, mostly everything. Honestly I've never been a huge fan of "Never Before, Never Again" (although I always get giggly when listening to it because I like to imagine Frank recording it). However, "I'm Gonna Always Love You" should not be on this list! The guy writing this article obviously doesn't know that none of the Muppet movies are canon, so it's in fact not messing around with the Muppets' origins. Plus how could you put something so adorable on a worst list? Honestly, nothing beats watching baby Rowlf bang away on his piano. Or baby Gonzo being, well, baby Gonzo.
  3. matleo

    matleo Well-Known Member

    I would argue a lot of this 'article'. I mean ultimately it's all subjective, but when I think of Muppet movies, I wouldn't even put VMX, Oz, or Kermit's Swamp years in the same category. One reason is, obviosuly, they're tv movies or direc-to DVD release, but also because most of the other projects are so head and shoulders above them, there's no room for comparison. I also don't know if you can count a 'trailer' as a moment within the film?

    But if you're talking about the best muppet moments, where's the finale to The Muppet Movie? Happiness Hotel? The rat sequence in MTM? Anything Jerry Nelson does in Christmas Carol? Cabin Fever?

    As for worst, how about Kevin Bishop singing? Polly Lobster? and Muppets From Space isn't on that list nearly enough!! The author briefly mentions Hulk Hogan's cameo, but what about the Dawson's Creek appearance which took me so far out of the film, I wish I hadn't come back? I would almost agree to putting the MB sequence on the list not so much because it was a bad moment (it actually isn't. the song is catchy and the puppet design and look of it is neat. I also still can't figure out how Baby Rowlf does that head stand.) but I do think the series that followed became kind of a ugly stepsister the franchise which made the characters a little too 2-dimensional and nowhere near the quality of what we were used to.

    Finally if we're going to allow cameos on these lists how about mentioning the brilliant and hilarious work of Mel Brooks? Steve Martin? Gregory Hines? Peter Falk? James Coco? John Cleese? Art Carney? Billy Connolly? and the always wonderful Jennifer Saunders?
  4. Scooterforever

    Scooterforever Well-Known Member

    MTM was my least favorite of the 3 original films (I can't decide b/t TMM and GMC, they're both great), but I thought the "Muppet Babies" scene was the highlight of the film, and certainly doesn't belong on the list of worst Muppet moments. Also, as Matleo pointed out, too many of these "Muppet Moments" are just songs, so it might as well have just been a 5 best and 5 worst Muppet movie songs list. I'm a regular TR reader, but the people at TR tend to be a little nitpicky and negative, not to mention their grammar/ spellchecking skills are lacking. Even the editor/ head writer makes a plethora of grammatical and spelling errors in each article. They should hire me, I'm an English major after all:sigh:.
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  5. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    Really? I just love that movie and I don't think anything can top that for number one on my list
  6. Scooterforever

    Scooterforever Well-Known Member

    To each his own. I just thought TMM and GMT were more captivating b/c they both had a central villain to drive the plot.
  7. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    I guess that's true too, but I feel the whole point of GMC is bec. of the Heist scene. Everything else is just a lead up to that
  8. terrimonster

    terrimonster Well-Known Member

    I know I would provoke ire within the MC community by saying this, but when it comes to which film I'd rather sit down and watch I prefer GMC to TMM (slightly), and put MTM slightly below that. But I liked the Muppet Babies bit, and I used "Somebody's Getting Married" to announce my engagement. I've also never been a fan of "Never Before, Never Again." I like the visuals, but the song itself sounds too much like a seriously sappy song for me to hear it as anything else. It's probably the main reason TMM slips below GMC.

    I think the article is best if you never continue to page 2.
  9. zoebell

    zoebell Well-Known Member

    i actually love never before, never again. i thought that whole scene was sweet and funny and the perfect, "love at first sight" moment to establish piggy as head over heels forever for kermit
  10. DarthGonzo

    DarthGonzo Well-Known Member

    I'm guessing the puppet wasn't being performed from underneath but from behind, making it easy to spin it around for a headstand.
  11. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    QT's bit was actually the only GOOD thing about MupOz. He should have directed it.

    Seriously, of everything in that movie to pick... not the completely useless at the moment Kelly Osborne cameo.
  12. matleo

    matleo Well-Known Member

    I always felt like The Muppet Movie is one of the best made films of all time and certainly one of the most personal things Jim did with the Muppet characters. Having said that, The Muppet Movie is the one I love. the The great Muppet Caper is the movie I enjoy.

  13. Speed Tracer

    Speed Tracer Well-Known Member

    Caper is, for me, the most logical way to follow up The Muppet Movie. It's the most purely fun of all the movies, and everyone is at the top of their game - ESPECIALLY Frank's Piggy, who was never better than in that movie.
  14. Scooterforever

    Scooterforever Well-Known Member

    I thought GMC had a lot of the best jokes of all the Muppet movies. Like The Muppets, it has jokes both kids and adults will get. I loved the gags in the Happiness Hotel and the Doubone Club, like when Gonzo asks a couple if they want a souvenir photo, only to find the man's wife is at home:).
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  15. Speed Tracer

    Speed Tracer Well-Known Member

    See - it was just such a perfect script. I think a kid would laugh at the way Gonzo reacts even if they didn't really get the joke that's very clearly meant for adults.
  16. Frogpuppeteer

    Frogpuppeteer Well-Known Member

    i actually like the website topless robot at times...however i find his posts very very biased to how he feels( or she ill just call them the poster).

    this maybe being an example but if you continue to read the articles while some infact are great...the opinion of the poster is very very strong
  17. Muppetfan44

    Muppetfan44 Well-Known Member

    The Best list isn't too bad, but the Worst list is dreadful!

    Never Before, Never Again was never meant to be in the same league as Rainbow Connection, I'm going to go back there someday or the others. The song was there to serve a specific purpose- to introduce the world to the glamorous, daydreaming diva pig we all know and love and to poke fun at all the cliche romance movies. The song hit that mark 100% and that's why it's part of the movie and why it was a great song.

    The Muppet babies segment in MTM also had a purpose- coincidentally another Piggy fantasy-of what it would have been like if the Muppets met as babies-it was supposed to be cute and funny and a light break after a pretty tough fight between Kermit and Piggy-who doesn't love Muppets as cute adorable, baby puppet!? I couldn't believe this was on the worst list

    It's only one guy's opinion, and I did like that he thought MTI was underrated- I'll always have a special place for MTI because it was the first muppet movie I saw in theaters
  18. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    I saw that list before, I can't agree with anything from the Henson era being put on a "worst" list.

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