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Your Thoughts: Jim Henson's Musical World at Carnegie Hall

Discussion in 'Muppet Appearances' started by Phillip, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. MelissaY1

    MelissaY1 Well-Known Member

    Oh, I wonder who the gentleman was who said hello to me then, thought it was you. Hmmm....I'm very sorry to hear that you didn't get what you paid for in regards to the after party. But I'm glad to hear they're doing the right thing and refunding you. I wondered about the party when I saw all the cast members coming out. Many of the puppeteers were going out to dinner afterwards as I overheard some of them discussing. Hey, if it makes you feel any better, you go ta picture with Frank Oz, and he turned me down for one in October!
  2. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Reading the reviews, I find it a shame that they didn't include Clifford, since Kevin Clash was obviously there to perform Elmo.

    Cool that the Here Come the Muppets pre-show was screened. I recently learned that the behind-the-scenes footage of Jim performing Rowlf seen in The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson (and I think The World of Jim Henson) was for this. I'd wondered about what it was for, but given how Rowlf and Jim looked I assumed it was either for Rowlf's Rhapsodies or Sing/Dance/Do-Along (the background is a little similar). But seeing that a number of behind-the-scenes footage for The Muppets at Walt Disney World and Muppet Vision 3D was shot and shown in The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson and World of Jim Henson I guess it makes sense they'd shoot footage from the pre-show as well.

    And until I read the reviews I had not noticed Rowlf's watch in that behind-the-scenes footage, but then I looked at the still image at Muppet Wiki and there it is.
  3. MelissaY1

    MelissaY1 Well-Known Member

    LOL, but you got a great picture and a bruised knee out of it. :) The funny part was, when Jerry caught on that I was the one that pointed him out to you. He laughed and he said "You're still here holding down the fort?" since we had been perched by the stage door since 11 AM (and we weren't going to the show until 3:30)...
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  4. Blinky_Fish

    Blinky_Fish Well-Known Member

    Okay, to sum up.... It was awesome. My kids loved it, I loved it. Hopefully we will see something like this again.

    Kevin was working more than Elmo, he had Dr.Teeth.... Would have been cool if a fiery survived, that was missing, I hope Labryinth will be reconsidered next time. But over all Awesome show.
  5. MelissaY1

    MelissaY1 Well-Known Member

    Hey, one thing I forgot to ask people who went to the shows too: were they selling any kind of souvenirs in relation to the event? I was sitting outside by the stage door all day, we never really went in the main lobby before our performance, so was wondering if they had anything like that for sale?
  6. ploobis

    ploobis Well-Known Member

    I don't remember seeing anything like that there, but we did get these flyers with Jim and the Muppets on it though.
  7. panmanthe2nd

    panmanthe2nd Well-Known Member

    Yes, I've watched two of the clips and they are great! I'm about to watch any others I can find.
  8. capman

    capman Active Member

    Hey MelissaY1,
    Were you at the Museum of Moving Image to see Frank Oz on Oct 23rd? I was there as well. Where and what actaully happened that he denied you a picture?

    I have to say when he walked in at 12:15, he was with a little posse (reps of the place, etc) and his wife. Only about 3 or 4 people, including me went up to him after the tour he took (with no security around him) and he was so pleasant to sign and talk briefly. I will say, if you tried to meet him outside with the craziess trying to get professional autographs on Yoda pcitures, then yes, he was cranky. I got my picture by asking a woman if she would take my camera and take a picture for me with Frank. She said "sure" and yelled "honey, can you turn and take a picture with this man"? Yeah, it was his new wife and I had no idea. He did not look happy in the picture. But he did smile afterwards.

    They did not sell anything that I saw. The afterparty package did include an "Art of the Muppets" poster reproduction that was very cool.
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  9. MelissaY1

    MelissaY1 Well-Known Member

    I did see Frank at the Museum of Moving Image, it was an incredible event and don't get me wrong, I am VERY honored to have met Frank Oz finally, but you have to understand I had 2 or 3 previous missed opportunities to meet him, and it didn't happen until recently, so it was a little frustrating I still didn't get the photo. lol

    But he was extremely nice about it. He was walking around the exhibit and my friend and I were hoping to get to say "Hello" to him, so I approached him at one point when he was close enough and introduced myself, told him how I had missed chances to meet him in the past, etc and then asked for a picture. He was VERY nice about it, and very apologetic. He seemed concerned about following the exhibit's "no photography" rule, and apologized several times, but was very nice about it. I said no problem, I just wanted to shake his hand, etc. I wasn't even going to get my DVD signed (which is my avatar on here) but my friend decided to later on get his Of Muppets and Men book signed, so while he was doing that I took out my Little Shop of Horrors DVD, and he said "I can't do too many of these, otherwise these guys are going to yell at me", referring to the museum folks he was walking around with. He asked who it should be made out to, and I said me, that I wasn't putting this on Ebay, this was for me, personally, and he mentioned how they're putting it out on Blu-Ray for next Halloween. So he was very kind with his time, he just felt awkward about taking the photo. (shrug)
  10. muppetlover123

    muppetlover123 Well-Known Member

  11. Collgoff

    Collgoff Well-Known Member

    That video was great!
  12. Borples

    Borples Well-Known Member

    What a great find! That made my morning. Love the balcony view, and getting to see Steve, Dave, and the others in action.

    I'm feeling so teased about the Fraggle part. I've seen one bit of vid with no sound, and now this with sound, but just wee little snippets and you can only really hear the chorus. I want to hear Wembley! Fraggles! Somebody give me Fraaaagglllles! (*ahem* sorry, I'm fine. Really.) :coy:
  13. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Just watched a few clips from it and I cried. Yep anything that has to do with Jim I pretty much loose it. And don't even get me started when Paul and everyone sang Rainbow Connection. :cry:
  14. Perlezerey8

    Perlezerey8 Member

    I was just on YouTube looking for more videos when I found this

    A short clip featuring the Fraggles!
    The Wembley puppet looks fantastic.
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  15. wembleyfraggle

    wembleyfraggle Well-Known Member

    I am dying to see the Fraggle part! I have seen pictures and very small clippings! Did any body happen to catch the full Fraggle part? I want to hear Wembley!!! :coy:
  16. Borples

    Borples Well-Known Member

    Oh thank you, thank you, thank you for finding and posting that! They look and sound fabulous. :coy::excited: Yay for Wembley! I wonder if they rebuilt him especially for this concert? Would they do that?
  17. BobThePizzaBoy

    BobThePizzaBoy Well-Known Member

    According to John Tartaglia, the Hensons were rebuilding Wembley for their own usage. When John found out, he demanded to be able to put it in this concert. So, yes, this the new Wembley's first appearance.
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  18. MelissaY1

    MelissaY1 Well-Known Member

    I cried through the whole show...Understandable.
  19. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Oh god I miss Jim so...;(
  20. Borples

    Borples Well-Known Member

    That's just the best. God bless John Tartaglia! Of course, now I'm wondering what the Henson Company wanted a Wembley for. Mystery upon mystery!

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