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TV Alert: Muppets on the Oscar Pre-Shows on E! and ABC

Discussion in 'Muppet Appearances' started by Phillip, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. MrBloogarFoobly

    MrBloogarFoobly Well-Known Member

    Darren Criss? Couldn't they get a real celebrity?
  2. muppetlover123

    muppetlover123 Well-Known Member

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  3. Walter

    Walter Active Member

    YEAHYEAHYEAHYEAHYEAH!!!! Life IS a happy song!!
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  4. MrBloogarFoobly

    MrBloogarFoobly Well-Known Member

    WHERE THE HECK IS THE VIDEO?! I don't have a TV! :(
  5. zoebell

    zoebell Active Member

    they were so adorable on the red carpet, lol. well, the 20 seconds we got of them anyway

    i wish they could have actually talked to someone, but i guess that's too hard
  6. LouisTheOtter

    LouisTheOtter Well-Known Member

    I haven't seen the Kermit-and-Piggy red carpet bits but I really enjoyed Kermit and Darren Criss doing "Rainbow Connection" together (very cool that they kept it simple and just used one guitar). They played off each other really well before and after the song, too.

    By the way...Seriously...Did any of us ever think that "Rainbow Connection" would be so prominent in the early 2010s'? Jim Henson tribute at Disney World, The Green Album, The Muppets, Oscar pre-show...how wonderful that this amazing song is touching a new generation!

    DannyRWW: Kermit hasn't been on Glee (yet) but one of his signature songs has - supporting cast member Damian McGuinty sang "Bein' Green" back in November (did a great job of it too, if I do say so myself).

    I'm glad that Kermit and Piggy got to do an introduction, but I was a little disappointed that they weren't presenting an Oscar as originally promoted. Still, I enjoyed the cameo (and Piggy's grumbling about being so far away from the stage) - and I'm sure everybody on this forum flashed back to the "Cirque du So Lame" scene from VMX...by coincidence, Matthew Lillard was actually at the Oscars, likely because of his role in The Descendants with George Clooney...

    And, of course... "Man Or Muppet" won! THE MUPPETS HAVE THEIR FIRST ACADEMY AWARD! YEAH!!!
    DannyRWW and Cory Stoczynski like this.
  7. Katzi428

    Katzi428 Well-Known Member

    I'm ashamed to admit I didn't watch the Academy Award show.
    dodging rotten fruit and all other rotten things OK!..OK..I'M SORRY!!!
    But I'm EXTREMELY happy "Man Or Muppet" won!!!:excited::excited: If they had Kermit's excited flailing arm as a smiley down here 'd be posting it! (Thanks to Kevin/Fozzie here on MC he has Kermit doing his his crazy arm wave on Facebook. So THANKS Kev!)
  8. Alvin

    Alvin Active Member

    I missed Kermit and Piggy on the Red Carpet...saw his duet earlier doing Rainbow Connection....I actually saw someone post something on a site that said they were unhappy with the person doing Kermit...they said he was doing a dis-service to Jim Henson...so I jumped right in and let them have it! lol.....
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  9. Borples

    Borples Active Member

    THANK you!! I saw that post, and I spent the entire time I was cooking dinner that night forming a cutting response in my head. :) But I knew I wouldn't get around to actually posting it. Glad you did!!
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  10. Alvin

    Alvin Active Member

    Eh no problem it's what I do. What's a HUGE Muppet fan for if you can't stick up for em!
  11. Alvin

    Alvin Active Member

    NO problem had to say something....couldn't let that slide
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  12. KermieBaby47

    KermieBaby47 Well-Known Member

    Dont understand that. I thought that was some of Steve's best singing as Kermit, I liked it even more than the movie/soundtrack version! :)
  13. zoebell

    zoebell Active Member

    did they not talk to anyone on the red carpet then?
  14. LouisTheOtter

    LouisTheOtter Well-Known Member

    I thought Steve Whitmire did a great job as Kermit (both speaking and singing) - sometimes these types of complaints are so far out of left field I don't know what to think..."doing a disservice to Jim Henson"? SERIOUSLY???
  15. Alvin

    Alvin Active Member

    LOL...I know. He's only been doing him now for how many years???? Sheesh...
  16. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Well shows what a REAL Muppet fan knows!! How could someone say that? I'm like all you! Anytime I see a rant about The Muppets I throw a rant right back at them!!! Jim would be so proud to see how his Muppets have made a HUGE comeback now! Thanks to Jason Segal. And aside from Jim, Steve does an excellent, excellent job of doing Kermit. I'll always prefer Jim Henson as Kermit but Steve has lived up to doing the voice. If I remember correctly and I don't think it's been ever proven if it was true or not because even Steve said he's not sure he only heard it from people that Jim had talked about letting Steve do Kermit to give him a break as it was getting to be too much. Muppets for life!! I'll defend The Muppets always!

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