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Where is Steve Whitmire Petition

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by theprawncracker, Sep 13, 2009.

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  1. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    That actually sounds more ominous. I just hope that that person was basically giving a standard answer for "I dunno! beats the frog out of me!" :concern:


    Exactly why i'd hate to think that we're making him feel bad about it. I mean, it's not easy being green... guy's just starting out and already he has the biggest character on his arm. I'm sure he'll chime in and say what's going on at some point.

    And I have to say (another hypothetical) if I were a Muppeteer, I would HATE to have to been assigned Kermit... I just couldn't do it. Even if I was capable of giving a 100% perfect Jim Henson quality voice, chemistry, performance, and characterization, I'd never want that. Steve had issues with taking up Kermit at the very beginning... who wouldn't? it's a very personal character, and it was all Jim. That's the reason why we haven't heard much out of Rowlf, and why it took them 10 years to get Guy Smiley back on Sesame Street. It's tough. I don't want him to feel discouraged at all... I wanna see Steve back as Kermit as much as everyone else, don't get me wrong... I just wanna see him stick to it just in case. Who knows? With a little more practice and time he could be great at it. Like getting into a new pair of shoes... they don't feel right until you wear them out.
  2. Frogpuppeteer

    Frogpuppeteer Well-Known Member

    if Artie is reading, i do respect him,and at the VMA's he did look a little better those are some big flippers to fill, i think it is more a shock, if artie is the new Kermit for whatever reason more props to him, im more just concered about steve and wonder where he is
  3. Daffyfan2003

    Daffyfan2003 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, like I said. There's really nothing against Artie. It's just not the Kermit we've known for years since after Henson's death. Artie, if you do read these posts, we want you to know we respect you and all. Maybe you can fill us in as to where Steve has been.
  4. JimmyDeanDog

    JimmyDeanDog Member

    I just spoke with The Jim Henson Company's public relations
    and they didn't know the answer YET...but they said they
    would look into it anyway for me - regardless as to them not owning
    the Muppets anymore...

    It'll take a little more time to get an answer - I have faith!
    :)
  5. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    Yikes - now that's scary if Henson Co (or at least the public relations dept) doesn't even know what's going on...even if they no longer own the Muppets, they own Fraggle Rock which has its own relaunch plans, so one would think they'd have very close tabs on Steve.
  6. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    Okay, i have a new theory about where Steve is - it's completely whacked-out, highly unlikely, totally out-of-left-field but it's certainly better than a lot more somber, worry-inducing realistic ideas running through our heads at the moment so if this eases anyone's mind for a brief milisecond or makes someone smile for the first time when thinking about this whole situation so be it...

    When all is said and done, maybe this will all turn out to be one huge multi-media cross promotion with Boom!'s Muppet Show Comic Book which currently features a Kermit imposter skulking about the theatre. Faux Kermit is going beyond the comic pages and actually making his way onto the tv screens fooling his colleagues (as on AGT) if not totally convincing the hardcore Muppet fans in the audience and also engaging in some rather extreme unlikely endulgences like stepping out as Lady Gaga's VMA date (while "real" Kermit was at D23 the same weekend).

    Then down the line, Faux Kermit makes one more appearance on a big highly rated tv show and midway through, the real Kermit inturupts him demanding to know what he thinks he's doing...and the audience learns that they can read about what's been going on with this rogue Kermit in the latest issues of The Muppet Show Comic Book. No one is commenting on where Steve is so as to not spoil the surprise and indeed allows the fans to generate buzz that works its way into other blogs or entertainment news sources about how Muppet fans are panicked because they've noticed an imposter Kermit! Steve comes back out of hiding with the real Kermit (which will coincide nicely with the release of Pegleg Wilson #4) and all is right in the world again!

    ...Just a guess...don't mind me...
  7. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    You know, I actually had that same speculation... but I highly doubt it. :p I'd be REALLY glad if that WAS what was going on though.
  8. SarahOnBway

    SarahOnBway Member

    If by ANY chance this IS what's going on, it would be a brilliant, absolutely SMASHING idea, ha!
  9. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    Well given this theory, and in support of the Steve Whitmire Petition and "one Muppet, one voice", until we find out what's going on with Steve i am hereby referring to substitute Kermit as "Kismet the Toad" and encourage others to do the same!
  10. JimmyDeanDog

    JimmyDeanDog Member

    Follow-up

    OK:

    I spoke with the 'Henson Company' New York office earlier today and they 'believe' Whitmire is still doing Kermit, but they're not certain as to why he was not at the MTV awards...

    The IMDB on him indicates that he did 'STATLER' last March 20th
    on the Jimmy Fallon Show/NBC:

    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0926209

    Was that IT for Steve?...there's more -
    - as someone from that office should e-mail me back on this by Weds
  11. ohtherain

    ohtherain New Member

    He was Beaker at the Webby awards. Definitely Steve, judging by the characterization and voice. Couldn't be anyone else. Kismet the Toad first appeared on America's Got Talent as we all know.
  12. GuySmileyfan

    GuySmileyfan Member

    So far, that's sounds positive. I think.
  13. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    You know... I rather think DW's theory is quite plausible. Remember the whole Underfaker farse from 1994 with Leslie Nielsen sleuthing the whereabouts of the real Phenom vs. the impostor? Well, I think he's hit on something here. But why Kismit the Toad? Faux Kermit's real name should be Dermit the Frog. Look it up at the Talk Soup Wiki. Yeah, the version hosted by John "Skunk Boy" Henson who kept getting his name confused with Jim's.
  14. Frogpuppeteer

    Frogpuppeteer Well-Known Member

    I think im gonna go to my original theory, its it 50th bday this year maybe he took the month off ,spending it doing something awesome, he deserves it,and he knows nothing about this
  15. JimmyDeanDog

    JimmyDeanDog Member

  16. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    I doubt it. It's due out in 2012... nothing they could be doing now would be due out in 2012. And besides... it's IMDB. They aren't reliable... at all.
  17. tomahawk

    tomahawk Member

    At this point I really want Mr. Whitmire to be o.k. That's what I want to hear.:sympathy:
  18. Super Scooter

    Super Scooter New Member

    Well, the Muppets are supposed to be on AGT again this week, right? That'd make one heck of a finale!
  19. Daffyfan2003

    Daffyfan2003 Well-Known Member

    Yeah. That's what I was thinking too. Hopefully, that's what's going on.
  20. SarahOnBway

    SarahOnBway Member

    I thought the finale was last night? That's what they kept saying on the radio...
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