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Your Thoughts: Studio DC Hosted by Selena Gomez

Discussion in 'Muppet Appearances' started by Phillip, Oct 5, 2008.


What did you think of Studio DC Hosted by Selena Gomez?

  1. I loved Studio DC.

    29 vote(s)
  2. Studio DC was good.

    33 vote(s)
  3. Studio DC was just so-so.

    7 vote(s)
  4. I disliked Studio DC.

    7 vote(s)

  1. rexcrk

    rexcrk Active Member

    AFAIK, Life with Derek belongs to Disney the way Nightmare Before Christmas does (er.. sorta). They don't actually MAKE it but they show it on their channel.

    It's a fantastic show though and I think it would be great if they could've been in one of the Studio DC's (season 1 is actually coming out on DVD soon :D )
  2. Vic Romano

    Vic Romano Active Member

    Wow, very well said. Great observation, it really put the whole thing into perspective for me.
  3. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Well having a close relationship with a Muppet writer (Jim Lewis) I'm a little bias on this, but I think in AVMMXM Jim got the Kermit and Piggy relationship down pat. Though out that whole movie both Kermit and Piggy needed each other, and I think that is really where there relationship has grown apart. With just mostly doing Interviews like they have lattly, both Kermit and Piggy want to promote themselfs as the leader of there relationship, and nether one of them needing the other. When hard times hit however both the Frog and the Pig need each other to be stong, and that is what we need to see more of.
  4. Redsonga

    Redsonga Active Member

    Like I said before, it could work well with a balance of DC and the older films. I never 'got' any of The Muppet Movie's jokes when I was little but that never stopped me from enjoying them :). And I think, even if some of this next generation needs DC as a stepping stone they may feel the same way if they give the older movies a chance on Disney channel on the weekends or something :). After all, it can only help the new muppet and FR movies IMHO :excited:
  5. ploobis

    ploobis Well-Known Member

    I noticed Jerry didn't dub over Floyd in the second Studio DC show. Maybe because Floyd had only one line and maybe they thought nobody (except us fans) would know the difference.

    I knew it was Jerry dubbing Floyd's voice in the first Studio DC show, Maybe Jerry's coming back! :sing: :batty: :smirk:
  6. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Jerry's voice has been a little lower pitched since his Robin dub in VMX so his one-liners are hard for me to tell whether or not it is the great Mr. Nelson voicing his classic characters. That is, until any of them begin to sing. He's the Muppet performer with always perfect and distinct pitch. :sing:

    I was reading over at Tough Pigs (they've had some amazing articles recently) and there is a several part interview with Steve Whitmire. I find it amusing because the little bit I know of Mr. Whitmire is that he doesn't do much internet surfing so this interview was most certainly in person. (Jealous frogboy)

    Anyway, it appears that Dave Goelz underwent some sort of surgery recently that prevented him from a few key production dates including the YouTube performance (that was actually Steve's Gonzo). It isn't likely serious or I'm certain that would have been noted. Just hope he's doing well now! Dave has always been my favorite performer and I've had the privilege of meeting him twice.

    Back to what I was trying to say before my tangent is that maybe that is why Gonzo appeared to be performed by someone else during that Studio DC special. I wonder if that was Steve's Gonzo too. We all noticed a bit of difference in the movements (as we fans do). :concern:

    I am just so excited about all of these projects! And I am wearing my new Urban Outfitters vintage Muppet Caper t-shirt! I am such a Muppet dork and proud to be so! It's a lifelong commitment that I take very seriously. ;)
  7. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Wow Toghpigs is really starting to become a cool website!
  8. MuppetDanny

    MuppetDanny Well-Known Member

    To UK Fans

    "Studio Dc Almost Live" get it's UK Premiere :

    Time - 18:00 to 18:25 (25 minutes long).
    When - Friday 24th October on Disney


    Time - 19:00 to 19:25 (25 minutes long).
    When - Friday 24th October on Disney Plus 1

  9. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    I'm really glad that they are going to show this in the UK. I don't live in the UK myself, but i truly beleve that all the world should enjoy the goodness of both Studio DC. I wonder if there will be some unseen UK sceen that we have not seen here in the USA that will air.
  10. MelissaY1

    MelissaY1 Well-Known Member

    Ok, I sat down finally and watched this last night...I liked this one a lot better than the other special. They toned down on some of the stuff that I thought made the last one corny. The DC actors were less annoying to me and I think interacted better with the characters then on the last one.

    I loved seeing more screentime of the Electric Mayhem, Statler and Waldorf, Rizzo, Swedish Chef, SCOOTER! I actually cracked up a little at some of the lines in this one too.......


    I really love Studio DC it is awesome!
  12. MrsPepper

    MrsPepper Active Member

    I've finally seen both Studio DC specials on Youtube. They had some cute moments, but in general I don't like the attitude with which the kids treated the muppets! It's as if they think they are just weird crazy stupid puppets. There's no respect there. Maybe these actors are too young, but they are actors and should be acting as if the muppets are real performers with great careers, even if they are kooky. I think the only actors who did this well were the kids who play Zach and Cody, and Ashley Tisdale (Brenda Song was pretty good with Piggy too) in the first special, and Demi Lovato in the second special.
  13. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I thought that this special was better than the first one. The highlights were Beaker's duet and the main plotline.
  14. rexcrk

    rexcrk Active Member

    That's what it's all about! This is one of the best ways to get the Muppets in kids' minds, IMO.

    Heck, it works for me. I actually know these stars and appreciate their work, unlike a LOT of the old Muppet Show guest stars, who's work I'm generally unfamilar with (being born in 1988 and all :p )
  15. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    Looking back at it, i find it odd that even though she hosted the second one, Selena Gomez didn't really have much to actually do (especially complared to the Sprouse Brothers in the first one). I've been realizing lately how gifted Selena actually is as a singer lately (unlike other Disney Factory "Stars", she has real innate talent - though Demi Lovato's nothing to sneeze at either) and am surprised she didn't get to do any singing. I'm predicting in ten years, Selena will be better known/recognized as a singer than an actress.
  16. Mupp

    Mupp Member

    I have not ever shared my thoughts about the Studio DC shows since I have been on this board, so here goes.

    The Studio DC shows may not have been everyone's cup of tea, but what we need to remember is that the sole propose of these shows was to introduce the Muppets to the younger generation who do not necessarily know who these characters are.

    So they had the Muppet characters interact with the Disney Channel stars that the younger generation already know about.

    To that end, I think that the Studio DC shows were successful and did their job well.

    These shows were intended for Disney Channel's target audience.

    It was all part of the Muppets Studio's overall strategy of introducing the Muppets to the younger tween crowd.

    And on that note, while I may not necessarily care for some of the Disney Channel stars, if there ARE people out there who do like them, then good for them.

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