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Video: Rowlf on America's Got Talent champions finale Monday February 18, 2019

Discussion in 'Muppet Appearances' started by jeremystclair, Feb 18, 2019.

  1. jeremystclair

    jeremystclair Member

    As part of agt finale performances had rowlf perform with darci lynne singing ventriloqst
  2. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Wait, is Terry Crews the host now?! They've been changing the hosts a lot lately.
    I found this appearance low-key cringy, as I do with all ventriloquist acts, but cool that they got Rowlf, I guess.
  3. jeremystclair

    jeremystclair Member

    when agt champions first aired tyra was host prev it was only in middle of it airing they announced she left and terry host
  4. MWoO

    MWoO Well-Known Member

    I am very happy to see this appearance. Random Muppets popping up on TV is great. They are certainly doing a slow burn media push this time around instead of hitting all outlets at once when the finally officially announce a new series. Maybe... just maybe...Disney is starting to get that the Muppets need to have a consistent presence in the public eye between productions.

    Also, looks like they are keeping the Rowlf's Tavern thing going. I like that. I found it the most fitting for his character. Playing a piano, running the bar, he gets to dispense drinks, wisdom, and jokes.
  5. Duke Remington

    Duke Remington Well-Known Member

    One way to ensure all that is for The Muppets Studio to start hosting workshops and auditions for new and extra puppeteers like what Sesame Workshop does and start training understudies to facilitate more minor appearances.

    Taking the same “one official performer and one official understudy” model that Caroll Spinney did when he was training Matt Vogel and Eric Jacobson to take over Big Bird and Oscar respectively and adapting it to each of the major Disney-owned Muppets will also serve them well in the long run to further ensure the longevity of the characters and help keep them out in the public eye a lot more than they already are now.
    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 20, 2019
  6. MWoO

    MWoO Well-Known Member

    I do agree that there needs to be main performers and official under studies. Sesame Workshop handled their recasts far better than the Muppets did. Elmo, Count, Oscar, Big Bird, Bert, Grover, Cookie Monster, etc. None of these characters missed a beat when their original performers retired. I think that Dave needs to start training an understudy for Gonzo if he isn't already. And maybe we should have certain characters switch between the understudy and the main performer like they did with Big Bird just to get the audience use to it and gauge reactions.

    Ideally, all the performers would live forever in perfect health. Realistically, there have to be contingency plans.
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  7. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    So I gave this video a watch and that woman sure has a good singing voice!

    But dear god, that puppet is just creepy.
  8. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    That was a cute performance. She actually won the 2017 season and she was like 12 or 13 at the time
  9. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    Finally got around to watching this. I really enjoyed the fact that it took place at Rowlf's Tavern. That makes some sort of indication that the Muppets on ABC has fans even if it was short-lived.
  10. GuySmileyfan

    GuySmileyfan Well-Known Member

    I'm so glad Rowlf was a guest star on AGT The Champions. Forgive me if this is repetitive, but Rowlf is so cute and cuddly.

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