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TV Alert: Muppets on The Bachelorette May 21

Discussion in 'Muppet Appearances' started by Phillip, May 20, 2012.

  1. Phillip Administrator

    Monday night don't miss Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie and the Muppets on The Bachelorette on ABC. Thirteen men will join Bachelorette Emily Maynard and the Muppets to put on a variety show for charity. The two-hour show begins at 8 pm central, 9 pm eastern.









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    If you saw the show, please "like" this post and post your thoughts below.
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  2. bluebomber95 Member

    Is it just me, or is Statler lookin' a little shabby? I mean, for an old guy and everything.
  3. Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    As a Kermit/Piggy fan all I gotta say it was WORTH THE WAIT!!!! :):mad:
  4. DannyRWW Well-Known Member

    I loved it but I bet there was more to the show they put on...would have been nice to see more muppets though. Fozzie's reaction to the contestants telling jokes was priceless
  5. DannyRWW Well-Known Member

    Did Kermit say he loved Piggy? Well he said he only loved piggy at any rate under the threat of violence
  6. Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    They might put extra clips that weren't shown on the show on abc.com
  7. Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Well he did but you could tell he meant it as well. He said "I only love you, you know that" and then he said "Piggy and I have been together for a long time and I wish that kind of relationship for everyone and Emily" it was something like that.
  8. DannyRWW Well-Known Member

    Interestingly in the context they appeared I didn't feel like the Muppets sold out. It was a show for charity that happened to be part of the Bachelorette....they kind of got hauled into the Muppet's show for a few moments. Given Piggy's little talk show bit was cheesy but not because of her
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  9. Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    I wish they had shown more of what they did on the show instead of cutting to guys talking about Emily but it IS The Bachelorette not The Muppet Show. I did like how Kermit came out in his tux and introduced the show.

    As a Kermit and Piggy fan I am one happy person! But as a Muppet fan in general I wanted to see Fozzie more. Some of those pictures on abc were kind of decieving because I thought they were gonna do this big lavish show with Emily the guys and The Muppets but they didn't. Like I said hopefully abc will post clips that weren't seen on the show.
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  10. AndyWan Kenobi Active Member

    I've really never seen any version of the Bachelor / Bachelorette shows before, so I was really only in this for the Muppets. But I thought it was generally an adorable appearance. What I loved was that at least two or three of the guys on the show seemed more excited about the Muppets than about being on the program itself! I'm sure I would agree!
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  11. Borples Active Member

    That was just super cute. I think I've been Kermit deprived lately. For a while there, we were getting several new appearances or interviews a week. But this is the first new material since Carnegie Hall, right? I was getting twitchy. ;) Kermit was in really good form, too. I love the way Steve handles him--all the little hand taps and such. He's so alive.

    Piggy really trotted out her entire wardrobe for this one, didn't she? The pig looked marvelous--of course! And Kermit said he loved her. Even if it was under duress. I mean, it was the actual, honest-to-goodness L-word. :flirt::flirt::flirt:

    Statler was a nice surprise! This was one time I was really sympathizing with the old grump. I couldn't believe I was watching it either, Statler.

    But it's funny. I was in a rush to get kids to bed, so I didn't bother turning off the tv when the Muppets were done. So later, while I was doing dishes and such, I could hear the rest of the show. And it was so, so icky. Just gross beyond my comprehension. But the part with the Muppets really wasn't. It's like Danny said, the Muppets really took over and changed the show while they were on it. Thank goodness. It just goes to prove my theory that television in general needs more Muppets!
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  13. antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    I thought it was great. I loved Kermit flirting with Emily. She is quite attractive.
  14. Duke Remington Active Member

    I kinda stand by the opinion that Piggy is still coming off as the overly-mean one-dimensional always-angry compassion-lacking "It's HI-YAH time" version of her that she is not supposed to be.

    I really do think that Jim Lewis, Kirk Thatcher and Eric Jacobson should get some coachings from Frank Oz on how to better handle her character and maintain the depth that she used to have and rarely shows today.

    In a way, the pig needs to grow up.

    EDIT: Okay, I take a little bit of this back. After watching the clips, I saw Piggy express SOME niceness. And at least Kermit was able to actually reassure her that she was just having yet another one of her misunderstandings.
  15. Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    I just wish they had shown more of the show...it was kind of annoying you'd see clips and then it would flash to one of the guys talking but hopefully some clips will be put on abc. I also wished Fozzie got more air time but again this wasn't the muppet show unfortunately. :/
  16. Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    See?! I'm glad I'm not the only one who noticed it was kind of a big deal okay for me it was HUGE because in all of 35 years Kermit has never said those words!!!! And even if it was in the heat of the moment and Piggy demanded it you could tell he meant it!!!! Cause we couldve went back to the muppet show days and just have Kermit run off stage. Lol! I love how Steve is developing their relationship since the movie came out! By the way not yelling just still excited!!!
  17. DannyRWW Well-Known Member

    Yeah i think Kermit is being more open about being in a relationship with Piggy but last night is the first time I heard him say the L word...If I'm correct he has said they are not married...though the Paper Towel commercials do have the wedding scene from MTM hanging in the backgraound
  18. Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    No their not married but if you saw any of the interviews they did during the promotion of the movie Kermit admitted in every single one when the question was asked which was a lot Lol! that they were together, a couple or have been in a relationship for 35 years. And some of those were also when they just interviewed him by himself. So he also admitted it when Piggy wasn't even there to pressure him. I mean it makes sense since they got back together in the movie. And I think this is Steve's way of not letting Kermit's character get stale because lets face it it was getting wayyy old having him be in denial. Lol! Even when Jim performed Kermit he would at times admit they were together. Me and another member joked it depended on Jim's mood if he wanted Kermit to be all lovey or not. Lol!

    Pshh I mean come on he was even open to adopting kids with Piggy because he thinks it's not possible for them to actually have kids together Lol! so there ya go he's definitely not as shy with it. I should note this was in another interview not on The Bachelorette obviously. Lol! :) :mad:

    As for the paper towel commerical I think it's obvious who probably put that picture up there. Lol!
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  19. Borples Active Member

    It's also interesting that Piggy is now admitting that they're not married--she was pretty adamant that they were for decades. I was a little sad about that, honestly, but it's nice having Kermit acknowledge that they're a couple. I guess it's a compromise. :)

    Pinky, that's an interesting take about Steve. I'd kind of assumed that it was a Disney-mandated thing. I like your idea better; I'm going to go with it.
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  20. Borples Active Member

    I wonder if it's not more the writers than Frank/Eric? I get what you're talking about, but I've noticed it more in scripted bits like this one (although, like you observed, Piggy had some nicer moments last night). In interviews and more off-the-cuff appearances, I'd argue that Eric's Piggy is more of a--well, a person--than Frank's. At least, than Frank's later Piggy appearances. Eric's Piggy has kind of a hair-trigger, true, but she's quite civil unless provoked. And she's particularly sweet to children and people who might actually get their feelings hurt. Did you see when she was on Project Runway? She never once said anything really mean about the contestants' designs when the contestants were actually in the room. She waited until later. :D

    Frank, now. That Pig was a force of nature, and not always in a good way. She didn't let interviewers get a word in edgewise, much less any fellow Muppets that might be there. She'd lean heavily on male interviewers, and flirt with them mercilessly until they stepped out of line--at which point she'd smack them down hard, either literally or verbally. With the female interviewers, she'd usually skip the flirting and go straight to the smacking. Eric's Piggy actually answers the questions posed to her, while Frank's ignored them altogether and talked about whatever the heck she felt like talking about. Frank's Piggy was funny as all get out in interviews, but nice? Compassionate? Nnnope. If she were a human instead of a Muppet, no one would ever have invited her back, ever.

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