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  1. MelissaY1

    Your Thoughts: "Muppet Guys Talking" premieres on-line March 16, 2018

    Yeah, I would love to know the reasoning behind Steve's absence from it, but I guess we'll never know the answer. I agree, Carroll would've been a great addition to this panel, and I think Louise Gold would have been terrific as well, or Kathy Mullen. Two long-time female performers who worked...
  2. MelissaY1

    Your Thoughts: "Muppet Guys Talking" premieres on-line March 16, 2018

    I thought the film was excellent, but my only gripe is that Steve wasn't included. No disrespect to Bill Barretta who I adore as a performer and a person, but Steve was one of the original performers, I think he should have been in there. I'm curious to know the reasons why he wasn't, but I'm...
  3. MelissaY1

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

    Agreed. If we couldn't get "the Muppets" renewed for a second season on ABC and still cant' get Disney to release the rest of the Muppet Show on DVD, why would they hire people back on fan's wishes?
  4. MelissaY1

    So Frank Oz has a Twitter now...

    Agreed. Social media can be a blessing and a curse depending on how it's used. So far it seems like everyone has been very respectful to Frank as far as the fans, and I think that's why he's having a good time with it. I hope it stays that way. He laughed at another obscure reference I mentioned...
  5. MelissaY1

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

    Frank Oz is NOW a successful director? So the rest of his directing career meant nothing? He's been doing directing with Jim since the 60s on Jim's experimental/non-Muppet work and has had many successful films since. I'm confused by your comment...
  6. MelissaY1

    Happy Birthday MelissaY1

    Thanks, unfortunately, no. My cat was diagnosed with diabetes and heart disease, and ended up having to be put down 8 days later. :(
  7. MelissaY1

    So Frank Oz has a Twitter now...

    He liked one of my tweets the other day, I'm ECSTATIC
  8. MelissaY1

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

    I LOVE Peter's work with Ernie. He's done a fantastic job of him from what I've seen so far.
  9. MelissaY1

    Happy Birthday MelissaY1

    Aw, thanks, I'm sorry I just saw this now.
  10. MelissaY1

    A Conversation with Frank Oz at MOMI

    I was there too. We also waited awhile outside in hopes of saying hi to Frank, but it was mostly autograph dealers with poster tubes, etc. probably with Star Wars memorabilia for him to sign, and he had said in the seminar he doesn't sign autographs anymore at all. I'm glad I got one last time...
  11. MelissaY1

    Frank Oz' Muppet documentary "Muppet Guys Talking" premiering at SXSW on March 12, 2017

    I'm hoping that Moving Image does a screening of it. The preview they showed at the Frank Oz seminar last week looked amazing. Yes, so far it only played at the SXSW festival, and got a very good reception fan wise and critically.
  12. MelissaY1

    My experiences with Steve Whitmire...

    Why would this person know why Steve was fired? He just said he performed in one workshop and was a background performer on 1 film, where the background performers didnt' interact much with the leads. I don't think much was discussed on a set like that particularly behind the scenes business...
  13. MelissaY1

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

    Hope everyone there is having a wonderful weekend and enjoying the show!!
  14. MelissaY1

    Muppet Pundit: The Steve Whitmire Blog

    I personally could not be happier that Steve gave me a shout out in his post about Rocky Horror recently with this quote: Love the whole thing. Why do you think I called one of my characters “Lips”? Let’s talk Rocky Horror for a minute…this oughta’ bring Melissa Yowhan running! lol I've been a...
  15. MelissaY1

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

    Wow, I had no idea they had that. I recorded the special when it first aired, now I'm grateful I'm old enough to have done so. I hate when they alter things years later for different reseasons.
  16. MelissaY1

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

    I am heartbroken to hear this news. Steve has been a friend to me since we first met online when I was 13 years old on the old Prodigy Internet service. I'm going to be 40 this year . He invited my father and I to the set of Muppet Treasure Island when I graduated HS because we were going to...
  17. MelissaY1

    Frank Oz

    He's also directed a stage show in NYC featuring illusionists that is produced by Neil Patrick Harris.
  18. MelissaY1

    TV Alert: Sesame Street introduces new Muppet Julia on 60 Minutes March 19, 2017

    Am I the only one who cried during this whole segment? I applaud Sesame Street for continuing to take these measures to educate children and include ALL children with different special needs. While I may not care for the format and changes to the show as I'm nearing 40 years old, but I see stuff...
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