- Jan 7, 2010
- Reaction score
No. As others have noted, it's not all about what is said, but more about how it's said. "These pretzels are making me thirsty" can be said many different ways (Google it for anyone not familiar with it). If this is limited to the series (which Disney and the Hensons say it is not), Steve still made decisions in how to perform the lines he was given.The blindly anti Steve/Pro Disney crowd, tiny as they may be, can't seem to make up their mind.
> Steve performed Kermit as mean spirited, angry and bitter on the new tv show
> Steve had no creative or writing input
So...wouldn't Steve's portrayal of Kermit fall back to writing staff and Disney execs? ...
But I think back to all of the appearances I've seen from Steve as Kermit. That's where he says he was able to shine, but I find that these often had Kermit in some of the characterizations the Hensons mention. And too often I just didn't find him funny. Even appearances where his lines were scripted and should have been funny there were times I just thought something was off about the performance/timing and it wasn't as funny as it could have been.
Not that I'm blindly anything, particularly anti-Steve, or solidly pro-Disney. I think the preponderance of evidence so far suggests that there was probably legitimate cause to fire Steve, but also believe that he did what he thought was in the best interest of the character.