Guess it's about time: From the REAL Greg Berg

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Hi Followers andFans,

I registered to 'pop in' while I can and say 'HI, THANKS and WOCKAWOCKAWOCKA!'

Last time I got to mingle with some big Muppet fans, was actually at the 1st(and only)Muppet Convention in Santa Monica,CA early 2000's!
Sure would be nice if the Disney Co. would dust off the Muppet Babies Shows and re-air them on ther upcoming new Channel for pre-schoolers- of which I just heard.

Thanks fans/MB lovers for any petitions generated to bring the viewer demand to the company.
(I understood, they had thought there was complicatons clearing the use of the popular live action film clips show throughout all the episodes, so, hey, if that's the current problem behind releasing the shows anew, maybe.....On the new channel,why not chop the show into mini clips as 'Muppet Baby Moments' featuring the lessons included on some episodes..such as how fun it is to visit the dentist, don't let Earthquakes frighten you, and maybe let the songs accompany the the clips?) Hopefully,the 'mouse-ears' pick up on this idea as an option?

Well,I'm trying to revive interests with this first chat of mine..
As my schedule is quite busy at the start here of 2012,I'll see what can do about chatting further on your various topics and threads where I can.

Keep the Muppet Babies alive!
Greg Berg (voice actor)
 

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Thanks for stopping by. I always loved Muppet Babies
 

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Wow, MuppetFest in 2001 and you just now found us? I need to talk to someone in marketing... oh wait that's me. :embarrassed:

Glad you joined us. We just happen to have one particular Muppet Babies fan here in our house. Every morning our 3 year old wakes up and asks for "Scooter's Hidden Talent". Would love to see Muppet Babies make an 0n-air revival!
 

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Welcome very much Greg!! Cool to have another Muppet Co. aficionado here on MC. :wink: Have you any news on future releases from Disney? Or better yet, do you know who we NEED to contact? Lol.

I have a question about your time with Muppet Babies, if you please. When you were hired to voice Fozzie and Scooter, did the voice talent have any 'sit-downs' with the Muppet performers to get the Baby voices just right?

I ask this, because it's very apparent to me that all the Muppet Babies voices' sound just like I would imagine them sounding. You guys did a really fantastic job!

Here's looking forward to Muppet Babies on DVD in the near future. Cheers!
:smile:
Anthony
 

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Thanks for the responses...

1.Re: Muppet Monsters....was a surprise to me as a Muppet watcher as well. I figured the 'creative' people behind the scenes' knew what they were doing, probably tested the idea, then determined it was network worthy??
As one of the newcomers to the 'animated voice' business..my first series, (and it was very high profile), I didn't want to rock the boat, and was happy that our segment would continue, plus we were to do other voices! And who was I to them other than the voice?

I recall speaking, maybe with another cast member or the director, upon hearing the title including 'Monsters', may cause the grown ups with children,to not watch.
I recall being told: 'they're cute monsters'...well,we saw the result.

When growng up, seeing Snookums on the Ed Sullivan TV Show, was a bit frightening to me, as he was shown occasionally running down the theater aisle.
Another 'odd' feelingI had was when they showed the characters legs in the animation segment with grown Fozzie and Kermit.

2. When starting the show-speaking for myself-I was familiarwithmany of the characters from earleir shwos and appearances...as a teen, I had hoped to do Muppet type voices or even work with/for Jm Henson..however, I didn't study puppeteering and they were in NY, I was in Ohio, and planned to study acting in Hollywood, the mecca for tv/film acting),which I hadmyeyesset on pursuing professionally.

So, to get familiar with the characters I was hired for, I was given VHS tapes to look over. I loved getting to be Baby Fozzie, as I had previously worked in a comedy group and experienced standup comedy at the World Famous Hollywood Comedy Store. The script was already written, I just had to deliver the material well.

3.Jim Henson may have reviewed some shows and gave his input on the material and voice performances..again, I was brought in to voice and did not know anything of the creative process otherwise.
No, we never me the originals for coaching..then eventually Jim Henson honored us with a visit during one session.
A moment that still gives me an emotional thrill!

A rare cast photo may be up on my Facebook page:
Greg Berg

And for those in more on my early career start AND hear samples of my character, spokesman, and sound-alike demo's to give you an idea of my abilities, for fun or if you need a voice for any creative projects:
www.myspace.com/officialgregberg

(don't leave messages on MYSPACE though)
Email Contact: idovoices@yahoo.com
 

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Wow, MuppetFest in 2001 and you just now found us? I need to talk to someone in marketing... oh wait that's me. :embarrassed:

Glad you joined us. We just happen to have one particular Muppet Babies fan here in our house. Every morning our 3 year old wakes up and asks for "Scooter's Hidden Talent". Would love to see Muppet Babies make an 0n-air revival!
Thanks for enjoying the show!
 

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Thanks for posting. Really neat to hear all this.
 

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Oh, heard about this site that was trying to bring attention to re-air the show thrua petition campaign..not sure of it's effectiveness,( as to who delivers it and to where..??)But letters to Disney TV animation programming may know more?

http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/muppets/

Luckily, voicing OTHER prominent projects have kept my talents out there..
Gave exclusive news to MuppetCentralNews...did you see The Muppet Movie?
I was heard in it!
There's the tease, hopefully MCN writes about it. Or I could, should anyone comment?
 
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