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  1. rocketdave

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

    Wow, there's some real vitriol in this thread. I don't get the people who are angry at the Hensons for "abandoning" the Muppets by selling them to Disney. I mean, wasn't that their dad's plan before he died?
  2. rocketdave

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

    Ever since I first listened to the Avenue Q soundtrack, I thought Rick Lyon sounded uncannily like Ernie and that he'd make a great Kermit, but now that I've seen him actually doing Kermit on Colbert, I'm less sure of that earlier opinion. I can't fault his puppeteering abilities, but the voice...
  3. rocketdave

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

    I'm bad at staying abreast of the news, Muppet related or otherwise, so I actually found out about all this via that first Colbert sketch. I guess it's the sort of thing that's easy to make jokes about, but it kind of struck me as being a little cruel of Stephen Colbert to make light of this...
  4. rocketdave

    Your Thoughts: The Muppets on WE Day Sunday August 28, 2016

    Eh, there wasn't really enough Muppet involvement to keep me fully engaged. I admit I got a little misty eyed when they did the piece on the kids who lost their parents due to a distracted driver, though. I did like the segment with Gonzo- particularly at the end when Seth Rogen calls him a...
  5. rocketdave

    Your Thoughts: Electric Mayhem at Outside Lands Music Festival Sunday August 7, 2016

    That was a really awesome thing to witness. I was actually moved to applaud at the end, despite the fact that I was watching at home by myself. Thanks to Muppet Central for sending out the email reminder; even though I've only posted to the forum a couple times, it makes me glad I finally...
  6. rocketdave

    New Members: Please Post and Introduce Yourself

    I partly joined today just so I'd have a place to share my work in the fan art forum; I don't know if I have much to contribute aside from that, so wouldn't count on me being a regular poster here. Sadly, the news from the last week that ABC had canceled The Muppets was more than likely another...
  7. rocketdave

    My first Muppet fan art in decades

    I taught myself to draw at least partially from copying characters I saw on Sesame Street. My earliest fan art was probably crude crayon drawings of Bert and Ernie, et al. Soon enough, I was also drawing stuff based on other Muppet series. However, for whatever reason, I pretty much entirely...