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Weezer's Muppet Show video now on-line

Discussion in 'On the Web' started by Phillip, Jul 8, 2002.

  1. gymkatarules

    gymkatarules Well-Known Member

    I don't know why they called it Attack of the Clones. The Clones were good guys in the movie, and they didn't really attack anyone. One of the five worst movies I've ever seen.

    I hope the next Muppet film is good. Treasure Island and From Space was completely watchable, but geez, man, just watch The Great Muppet Caper. The script is just so endlessly clever and fun. I catch something new everytime I watch it. The new stuff just isn't like that.

    Animal's drumming in the video, though, was quite nice.

  2. sidcrowe

    sidcrowe Well-Known Member


    Yeah, I kinda liked Treasure Island. I even bought the soundtrack.

    I hated From Space because it squandered the mystery of Gonzo.:( Plus, it came out in the same summer as Phantom Menace, and it shoulda been a wild send-up of all things sci-fi. Instead, it was a weak kinda espionage movie. Blech!

    Of course, I'd love to love the new Muppet film, but I wouldn't bet my money on it being good.:rolleyes:
  3. gymkatarules

    gymkatarules Well-Known Member

    Even after seeing the film, I still don't think of Gonzo as an alien. That's a bit easy, isn't it? He's still the *WHATEVER* printed across his "cabin" in The Great Muppet Caper to me. Alien. Silliness.

  4. sidcrowe

    sidcrowe Well-Known Member


    What I also:mad: HATE :mad:is the implication that the sweet song of yearning "I'm going to go back there someday" from the Muppet Movie was a foreshadowing of Gonzo being a space alien.

    If only we could assemble the people who wrote the MOVIE and the SONG and ask them if that were true.

    Like...as IF!:rolleyes:

    (stupid movie...stupid writers....<grumble grumble grumble>)
  5. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    maybe that's why they dropped the song from MFS but kept it on the soundtrack.
  6. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    >>>I hated From Space because it squandered the mystery of Gonzo. Plus, it came out in the same summer as Phantom Menace, and it shoulda been a wild send-up of all things sci-fi. Instead, it was a weak kinda espionage movie. Blech!<<<

    Oh man, I could spend a lot of bandwidth, as Im sure most could on MFS and the other Muppet film of 1999 AOEIG. 1999 was one of the greatest film years ever hands down(the matrix, fight club, being john malkovich, american beauty, eyes wide shut, etc) but sadly after about 20 minutes MFS goes so down hill. The opening scenes are so great tho, and to see Pepe in his first breakout role is quite awesome.

    But between the rushed together plot, controlled studio sets vs. live outdoors, no original muppet tunes, hulk hogan cameo(major points taken away for that) and just all around lackluster feel(not to mention a lot of cameos were cut) it just...well just watch the first 20 minutes of mfs to really enjoy it, or with the video mst3k ish commentary on.

    As for a new muppet film, lets just hope its not what jhc currently has as far as ideas.
  7. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    ........it's Hollywood Hulk Hogan to you. LOL Eeeek! An all time low for Muppetdom. Come on, they could have at least gone for The Rock if they wanted to go down that road.:D
  8. gymkatarules

    gymkatarules Well-Known Member

    I'm not a big 1999 fan, but I agree that Muppets From Space was quite disappointing. Not surprising, though, sadly.

    I'm Going To Go Back There Someday has nothing to do with being an alien, you're right. It cheapens that whole song even suggesting that.


  9. sidcrowe

    sidcrowe Well-Known Member


    Yeah, but they redid the song and everything, thus suggesting, and I've noted some folks on this board putting those things together and agreeing with it (space alien thing). I am curious about that soundtrack and what they did to the song, but I hated the movie so much I couldn't justify the 20 bucks for the CD.


    Yes, the Hulk Hogan cameo represented scraping the bottom of the barrel in so many ways. And that former soft-core porno star for an Elmo movie (I seriously can't remember her name--the Miss America who gave up her crown when the pix of her were found) is...oh, I just couldn't believe it! WHY NOT CYNDI LAUPER INSTEAD??????????


    Yup, the Rock would be way better as a performer, but for a Muppet movie it should be Mick (Mankind) Foley, and his better half--MISTER SOCKO!

    By the way, wrestling fans, rent the film "Beyond the Mat." Totally amazing what happened to Jake the Snake Roberts.


    Thank you for the comment on the song. I like it almost as much as Rainbow Connection. It demonstrated that Gonzo was more than just a loon; he had a melancholy depth, too.


    Good Lord, why aren't WE heading up any new Muppet projects?

    :confused: :rolleyes: :( :mad:
  10. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I never got that soundtrack. LOL. I also didn't buy the Elmo in Grouchland DVD because I really didn't like that film. The only one worse than MFS IMHO. I'm sure I'll buy it someday to complete my collection.....when I'm really really rich.
  11. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    BTW - MTV started playing the video last week and although this could change as it gets popular and has enjoyed its run on the charts, they are airing the whole thing, intro outro and all...the MTV version is exactly what's online.

    I also felt there could have been more Muppets throughout - though given the concept of the video, the lack of EM didn't bother me - i just figured they're in the orchestra pit except for Animal who was recruited to fill in for the drummer.

    Jerry Nelson did Statler as recently as the Denny's commercial so he most likely wasn't available when they were shooting the video. Though i too agree that the puppeteer did sound more like Richard's Statler - but ya still gotta give Jerry bonus points for having originated the character.
  12. tupo girl

    tupo girl Member

    Being a Weezer fan, when I read Rivers' comments in RS, the first thing I thought was 'wow, it's nice to see him saying something tongue in cheek, kind of funny'. He's a very shy, reclusive person but seems to at last be comfortable with who he is and what he does. At least that's what I think:).

    I really like the video even though I do see some of the same things that the rest of you do. To me, it's just fun. It's silly and cute.

    In Christ,
  13. The Gobeek

    The Gobeek Active Member

    I really liked video, BUT I watched the "making of" part of it and had some concerns with that. I am a huge weezer fan. I am also a huge muppet fan. If I was in a band as successful as weezer and was able to have the muppets in my video I'd be freaking out! I mean, I would just be ecstatic! I just felt like weezer didn't care at all. I mean, they had Pepe around them for all that time and it felt like they weren't fazed at all. Are they that jaded? It really disturbed me. I mean-the muppets were in their video! They should be happy about that. Everyone I've ever seen on the actual Muppet Show were way more excited then weezer. I sort of feel like they don't deserve to have the muppets in their video now.

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