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Recent content by LaRanaRene

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    Your Thoughts: Muppets Live at the Hollywood Bowl September 8-10, 2017

    More videos from last night have been uploaded to the YouTube channel; Most Jokes Told in Two Minutes/The Comedian's a Bear: Swedish Chef: Muppet Labs: Mahna Mahna: Hello: Blue Danube Waltz: https://youtube.com/watch?v=celDh0BLe3o Bohemian Rhapsody...
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    Steve Whitmire has left the Muppets, Matt Vogel to continue as Kermit

    I'm happy to say, I'm starting to warm up to Matt's Kermit. I wonder, is that a new Kermit puppet, or is Matt's hand shape just different? The head looks larger. Also, I've noticed something about Matt's portrayal of Kermit. He seems a bit more... sarcastic? Do you know what I mean? And his...
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    Steve Whitmire has left the Muppets, Matt Vogel to continue as Kermit

    Good. I'm glad so many news outlets are saying this. While I disagree, I'd prefer it over a huge backlash.
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    The anniversary thread!

    Thanks!
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    Steve Whitmire has left the Muppets, Matt Vogel to continue as Kermit

    Yeah, Matt's Kermit is more nasal than Jim. I thought it sounded a bit like a deeper Artie Esposito.
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    Steve Whitmire has left the Muppets, Matt Vogel to continue as Kermit

    I'm sorry, but this is going to take a while to get used to...
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    Steve Whitmire has left the Muppets, Matt Vogel to continue as Kermit

    You guys might think I'm crazy, 1. The Muppet Movie 2. Great Muppet Caper 3. Muppet Treasure Island 4. Muppet Christmas Carol 5. Muppets Most Wanted 6. The Muppets Take Manhattan 7. The Muppets 8. Muppets From Space
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    Steve Whitmire has left the Muppets, Matt Vogel to continue as Kermit

    Steve released a new blog post https://stevewhitmire-muppetpundit.com/2017/07/22/the-last-few-days-part-1/ “It’s really difficult to be blamed for the degradation of the Muppets lead character on the one hand, while having been terminated for how I was outspoken against poor creative...
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    Steve Whitmire has left the Muppets, Matt Vogel to continue as Kermit

    You definitely should, it's fantastic and gives a great insight on Henson's life and what went on behind the scenes.
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    Steve Whitmire has left the Muppets, Matt Vogel to continue as Kermit

    I don't think he's a jerk. I think he's well-intentioned, but he comes off as disrespectful when trying to get his point across.
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    Steve Whitmire has left the Muppets, Matt Vogel to continue as Kermit

    New interview with Brian http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/amp/news/jim-hensons-son-explains-why-kermit-actor-was-replaced-character-could-use-change-1022041 I have to say, I'm starting to side with Brian. While I can see what Steve's intentions were, it seems he was holding The Muppets back...
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    Steve Whitmire has left the Muppets, Matt Vogel to continue as Kermit

    I think Steve meant well, but he came off as disrespectful and unprofessional in voicing his opinions. His bosses probably expected him to do as they say (as TheOrangeBird said) but the interview gives me the impression that Steve wasn't used to a different business environment and he was doing...
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    Steve Whitmire has left the Muppets, Matt Vogel to continue as Kermit

    Steve didn't leave because he thought it was his duty to make sure The Muppets are going in the right direction, as he stated in his blog post. "For me the Muppets are not just a job, or a career, or even a passion. They are a calling, an urgent, undeniable, impossible to resist way of life...
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    Steve Whitmire has left the Muppets, Matt Vogel to continue as Kermit

    I'm not sure if the Hollywood Reporter article (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/disney-says-fired-kermit-frog-actor-unacceptable-business-conduct-1021701) was linked yet, but this excerpt stood out to me; "Whitmire, who was asked to take over Kermit by Henson's family after the creator's...
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    Steve Whitmire has left the Muppets, Matt Vogel to continue as Kermit

    Exactly. While I understand that she was posting it privately on Facebook, I don't see why her comments had to be so mean-spirited. And Steve doesn't write the scripts. Why is Cheryl blaming him?
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