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Recent content by jobi71

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    Ask CJD874 Anything!

    I asked this question of the whole board a few years back, so you may have answered then. If so you can double down on your answer or if your thoughts have changed - revise them. When a guest star was booked for The Muppet Show some or all of these folks Henson, Juhl, Lazar, Burns and Oz would...
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    Crazy Harry speaking roles

    Oh, it's pretty much as you would expect. Quiet cul-de-sac. White picket fence. All presided over by his lovely wife Sane Harriette. (They do say opposites attract).
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    Crazy Harry speaking roles

    He had a line "Let me blow" in the Bohemian Rhapsody video. He may have said it twice in a row? Certainly once. I don't remember if he had any in Sex and Violence.
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    About the Star Wars episode of the Muppet Show, what does George Lucas think of it?

    I don't have a source handy to cite, but I thought I read or saw an interview where it was acknowledged he liked it - maybe not love - not sure. He also had just finished working with Frank and Kathryn on Empire Strikes Back, so I suspect he knew what the show was all about - and with the few...
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    Little things we've noticed

    These are not exact matches to the description but The Newsman (especially in season 2 onward when he became a bit more animated) was a very serious important newsman who had the rug pulled out from under him with the puchline to each newsflash. And the Twiddlebug Dad certainly was very...
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    Funniest Muppet moments?

    I will limit myself to three because if I go beyond that my list would be about 40. In no particular order: Good Grief the Comedians a Bear! The Martians discover a telephone The Rhyming Song There are plenty more of course but these would top my list. Honorable Mentions: My Wife Won't Let Me...
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    Diamond Select Toys to Produce new Muppet figures and mini mates!

    I received MWoO's Chef ornament the other day (I was out of town for two weeks). It is really well done. If you are on the fence about getting one I say go for it. Also get off my fence you lousy kids.
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    Next Muppets Meet the Classics book theories?

    Around the World in 80 Days is a great thought. It brought to mind It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World. While not a literary classic it's a classic film and would probably need every Muppet to populate it. Maybe not a novel, but a comic book? Not sure what the licensing would be like though. So...
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    New Muppet series in development for Disney's 2019 streaming service

    So, if this news is even slightly true I think it has some promise. If it's a limited series with 6-10 episodes (and then they could do some other pastiche next time for 6-10 episodes) I could see it working. I am intrigued/puzzled with the time frame as post Muppets Take Manhattan - maybe it...
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    RIP TMS Guests

    I've been humble-bragging about my live theater experiences as of late. I apologize. It's meant more as a credit to the performer than me who sat well behaved in a chair. I saw Channing in 1995? at the beginning of her last tour as Dolly. So,yes 23-24 years ago but she still was in her 70's...
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    Diamond Select Toys to Produce new Muppet figures and mini mates!

    I like all 5 seasons. I would say my favorites would be 2 and 3. Then 4,1 and 5. Of course, there are stand out episodes in each season.
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    A silly/practical question about the characters still appearing

    While I am a bit sad Ernie, Bert and Count are regulated to recurring I fully understand why. I am delighted Mr. Johnson still appears - see my posts under the Diamond figures to see my dark confession I love minor recurring characters. Not so much Guy Smiley? I know Eric performs him now...
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    Diamond Select Toys to Produce new Muppet figures and mini mates!

    I was being sarcastic and self centered. I would buy 6 and maybe 2 others would sell. I am drawn to the minor chorus characters. Aside from Zoot, Bunsen and Hilda for reasons stated above. My favorites were Zelda, Baskerville and the Newsman (nothing is as funny when something ridiculous...
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    A silly/practical question about the characters still appearing

    I do get it that the original performers are no longer there, but they do have strong replacements. And I also understand they want to use the characters originated by the current crop of puppeteer performers. So I would like a list as complete as a list could be, but also characters like the...
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    Diamond Select Toys to Produce new Muppet figures and mini mates!

    I am not sure if this comment is laughing with me or at me. Probably with there really are very few snarky folks about here, but I can share why she is my avatar. And I apologize for the indulgence - and repeat to Blue Frackle you were probably on the same page as me. I watched the original...
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