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Unofficial Script Review of the New Muppet Movie

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by wherestheanykey, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    Well I guess what he means is the whole "Elmo's World" thing came after Jim.
  2. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I agree with you. I'd rather Rowlf get more screentime than Pepe for the movie. I'm sure Pepe will rule the Halloween special and many other projects. I just think Pepe should be given more than three lines. I am still particularly disturbed by the lack of Scooter. Maybe Segel doesn't like thie character? It can't be "The Greatest Muppet Movie Ever Made" without Scooter in a firm role. ;)

    I also wonder about Bobo. He's just so funny. Johnny and Sal too.
  3. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    Yeah really, I mean we can only speculate; maybe a permanent performer just hasn't been settled for Scooter.

    I personally would be happy if Johnny was nowhere near this, heh. But that's just me. ;)
  4. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    I know. I was just saying that everyone hates Elmo because he wasen't around when they were little. I don't hate him at all, I was just saying.
  5. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    More that he took over the show, he was around when a lot of fans were little. But I get what you meant. :)
  6. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I suppose Johnny Fiama is so close to my heart because of my heavy involvement in his action figure. We got his likeness down so good that it was one of Palisades' best (if I do say so myself). ;) However, I understand why you don't like him. To me he is the Fozzie Bear of lounge singers. To you he's an ethnic stereotype. I think he's transcended that for the most part, but sometimes the writers keep "dragging him back in!" :D I had to say that. He he.
  7. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    I don't think he took over, I think he is just used more then everyone else.
  8. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    Oh ok yeah I understand, you should take pride in your work. :)

    Yeah I mean I don't want to me too sensitive or PC (Heaven forbid!). Just that not enough attention is ever given to that and this puppet just happens to fall in the middle of all that. (I suppose I should be more angry at the Sopranos! ;))
  9. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    But Jim/Frank/Jerry/etc's main characters have never left the spotlight. Pepe is the only post JH character who has been feature prominently; and he compliments them. He's not like Elmo, who has taken over the street'.

    Pepe is one of the main core of the Muppets, and it'd be a mistake to not give him a prominent role with the other characters. Im looking through this draft review; and Im wondering if Segal and Stoller truly are versed in Muppet canon/chemistry.
  10. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    People hate Elmo because since 1996 it's been a sickening over saturation. My goodness, could you imagine if Telly was given even a 20th the time/merch/love Elmo is given? There's times where I just pretend Elmo isn't even part of Sesame/Muppet canon. Im glad for how much money he's brought into Sesame workshop, and for how much success he's brought to such an insanely talented performer as Kevin Clash. But goodness gracious, Elmo has just been way too nauseatingly ubiquitous for well over a decade.
  11. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    People can say every Muppet is an "ethnic" stereotype. "Clifford is too sterotypically black". "Statler and Waldorf are a stereotype of golden year white guys", etc.

    I agree Johnny Fiama is one of those who has in my mind endured the post Muppets Tonight era(unlike...say bubbles and poodlepants) I'm glad you had so much involvement in the Fiama figure. It's just a shame Sal never got made.
  12. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    Well I would argue the Muppets in general have somewhat left the spotlight, unfortunately. But I agree Pepe has not taken over the show (as I said earlier). :)
  13. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    Again I'm not against harmless stereotypes per se. Just that the Italians ones can get very nasty and are rarely commented on (while other stereotypes are frowned upon).
  14. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    I don't feal that way.
  15. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    I did want to point out, that thing about Animal in anger management rehab sounds like something right out of Family Guy or Robot Chicken (in a good way) Lol.
  16. Muppetfan44

    Muppetfan44 Active Member

    Oh My God!

    This script review is fantastic! If it is true, it may possibly be one of the most awesome movies ever!

    KERMIT IS IN LOVE WITH PIGGY!

    nicky holiday comes back

    awesome cameos and references to the other movies

    KERMIT IS IN LOVE WITH PIGGY!

    another muppet musical with tons of parodies

    and did I mention

    KERMIT IS IN LOVE WITH PIGGY!

    I am so friggin excited! I really hope we get to see this movie; the whole review sounded like a dream come true; finally a movie where the muppets don't seem completely kiddie and wussed out and kermit hopefully actually showing feelings for Piggy! I am kind of sad that Bobo is not in it because he is awesome. Oh my god I simply cannot contain myself. I am just so friggin happy and excited that I just might explo............

    (giant explosion of confetti and fireworks...beaureguard comes in to sweep all of my pieces of exploded body-part confetti)
  17. WhiteRabbit

    WhiteRabbit Well-Known Member

    Well, I'm not sure what to make of this yet. I'm by no means ticked off, but I'm not super ecstatic and jumping for joy either.

    Just...stunned, I guess? O_O I know there's a lot of great info, but I still feel like there's something missing. Maybe it's the ending or the lack of songs but hey, I'mma wait and be surprised when it comes out. :halo:

    *crosses fingers for large amounts of the Electric Mayhem, Johnny and Sal, and possibly Lefty--XPPP*
  18. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    I have a couple of suggestions of ghosts they should call in! :o
  19. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    Ooooo, good one!
  20. Redsonga

    Redsonga Active Member

    I agree, there has been too little Kermie/Piggy love lately :sympathy:. It will be nice to see more of it back :excited:. I guess LTS was a good snapshot into how they are getting along now :3


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