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Video: Warburton's Muppet Show Commercial featuring the Muppets

Discussion in 'Muppet Appearances' started by kathy26, Nov 13, 2015.

  1. Iscah

    Iscah Well-Known Member

    Are you sure? Over here in Australia, they're definitely not the same thing. Crumpets are like spongy pancakes and English muffins are a sort of flat bread roll.
  2. charlietheowl

    charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    That was fun, really weird, but fun. Liked playing spot the Muppet in the background (Nigel!).
  3. jobi71

    jobi71 Well-Known Member

    I believe his full name is Winston J. Churchill. ;-)
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  4. jobi71

    jobi71 Well-Known Member

    This was really an unexpected treat. So many characters. So much mayhem. I have read that there are a lot of Manchester England references (where the factory is? I guess), but it shows that it is clever, well thought out and funny. There are three additional videos you can search for - all are shorter and show a lot of the same footage. One is a behind the scenes where they talk with the directors. One is Statler and Waldorf heckling the ad. And one is a Sing a Long that has the lyrics of the song on screen.
  5. muppetlover123

    muppetlover123 Well-Known Member

    Well I read on muppet wiki that floyd appears twice in the final scene of the song, up front in his lab coat, and then all the way in the back in his normal clothes.
  6. ploobis

    ploobis Well-Known Member


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  7. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    And once again they hide the performers.:p
  8. LouisTheOtter

    LouisTheOtter Well-Known Member

    These are all just marvelous. And, from a personal perspective, the timing couldn't be better - Mrs. Otter found these posted online on the night we learned of the Paris terrorist attacks, and it was so comforting to see our old Muppet friends in action in familiar territory before we went to bed on Friday night. (Mrs. Otter even posted the original ad on her Facebook page for that very reason.)

    But...Think about this...What interesting timing that these very old-school TMS-style ads are running just as the new ABC series is making its way to Britain. It reminds me of the campaign featuring "The Orange Show" that tied into the release of TM2011.

    I still don't think the new ABC series should be revamped to try to mimic TMS, but it makes me smile to think we can still see new TMS-style productions in this day and age.

    (That being said: I could see Kermit and Gonzo "having a cuppa while watching Coronation Street," but Floyd? FLOYD???)
  9. Reevz1977

    Reevz1977 Well-Known Member

    The best part of the ad for me (coming from near Manchester) are the references that are probably lost on most people. The "arndale" is the shopping centre in Manchester, the "I love bltn" mugs are short for "I love Bolton" - a small town in Lancashire, close(ish) to Manchester and the home of Warburtons. I have genuinely purchased Giant Crumpets as a result - oh the power of advertising...ahem, Muppets!!
  10. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    holy goodness, that 2 minutes was better than all eight episodes of the ABC muppet show combined! *in total awe* Wait, Luncheon Counter Monster is back? Hope we see him, Quongo the ape, Nigel, etc in the new show.

    Still not sure what a crumpet is tho. Looks like a flying disc used in an Olympic sport
  11. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Weren't you listening to Fozzie? It's a dog covered all over with breading. :p
  12. Daffyfan4ever

    Daffyfan4ever Well-Known Member

    So are these guys any relation to Patrick Warburton?
  13. MuppetDanny

    MuppetDanny Well-Known Member

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