Your Thoughts: The Muppets' Wizard of Oz

What did you think of The Muppets' Wizard of Oz?

  • Oz was great

    Votes: 57 23.0%
  • Oz was good

    Votes: 92 37.1%
  • Oz was disappointing

    Votes: 64 25.8%
  • Oz was awful

    Votes: 35 14.1%

  • Total voters
    248

Marky

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It's not terrible. It doesn't TOUCH anything with Henson, Oz, Nelson & Hunt though.
 

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Personally, I did not like it at all. There was some funny parts but I did not like the sexual parts especially at the end regarding gonzo and that cgi woman. (Which was one of the crapiest cgi animations ever) I guess I liked the innocence of the muppets ago. I realize that they must stay modern in order to survive but some of their humor is let down to those of us who like the muppets whether they say certain jokes or not.
 

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I don't think the Muppets were ever innocent as has been claimed in a few posts. However their humor used to be a little more sly in some areas than the boldness contained in more modern projects.

The Cheeky Muppet Moments thread goes through some of them. :smile:
 

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I think it's the difference between subtle innuendo and just immature humor. I think the Muppets used to be both innocent and mature.
 

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Muppets Wizard of Oz

I'm proud to say that, after my latest viewing of the movie (just the other day), that I loved it.

It REALLY isn't as bad as you all are saying it is. These are some of the highlights:

-Johnny and Sal

-The best (IMO) performance of Scooter since Richard Hunt's passing.

-The Quentin Tarantino cameo

-Queen Latifah and David Alan Grier as Aunt Em and Uncle Henry and Jeffrey Tambor as The Wizard

-Electric Mayhem having a few lines.

Ok it may not be as good as other Muppet projects, but on this forum all I see is people complaining about how it's "An embarassment" and such. Oh and another favorite... how it's "raunchy"... I guess most of you haven't seen the Raquel Welch episode of the Muppet Show 'cause that was pretty "rauncy" too :rolleyes: .

I dunno... maybe it's because I was born in 1988 which was, like, the transition period from "Jim-era" projects to "post-Jim-era" so I just like everything Muppets (it's the same thing with The Simpsons, I started watching when season 11 was airing, so I just like like all Simpsons) but I honestly don't see this movie as being terrible.

Who's with me! :big_grin:
 

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-I don't even really know them and even if I did they don't really look like muppets I would like that much as characters given how much I have seen of them:stick_out_tongue:. Maybe I just do not care for the joke they are trying to make with the characters? I can't put my finger on it..I didn't grow up with Muppets Tonight at all and apart from some Kermit thingies it has not seemed like my kind of show from what I have watched on youtube....

-Scooter was never really a favorite of mine. (I am more a Sweetums or Jr. Gorg girl)

-I don't care for him or his movies...

- The parts were so little and even then I felt they overshadowed the muppets in their own movie :frown:

- I'm not much of an Electric Mayhem fan, besides a few songs...As far as their characters go if they only have a few lines it doesn't feel like they are really there to me...

OZ is my least favorite muppet movie of all time actually...

I dunno... maybe it's because I was born in 1988 which was, like, the transition period from "Jim-era" projects to "post-Jim-era" so I just like everything Muppets (it's the same thing with The Simpsons, I started watching when season 11 was airing, so I just like like all Simpsons) but I honestly don't see this movie as being terrible.
I was born in 1983 so I dunno..maybe those extra five years really had an effect on me? But even the old type of raunchy or dark was not like the type in OZ or VM X-Mas IMHO..it has a certain..bitterness to it to me, while the old type was more...innocent is the only word I can think of :\ .
 

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I'm proud to say that, after my latest viewing of the movie (just the other day), that I loved it.

It REALLY isn't as bad as you all are saying it is. These are some of the highlights:

-Johnny and Sal

-The best (IMO) performance of Scooter since Richard Hunt's passing.

-The Quentin Tarantino cameo

-Queen Latifah and David Alan Grier as Aunt Em and Uncle Henry and Jeffrey Tambor as The Wizard

-Electric Mayhem having a few lines.

Ok it may not be as good as other Muppet projects, but on this forum all I see is people complaining about how it's "An embarassment" and such. Oh and another favorite... how it's "raunchy"... I guess most of you haven't seen the Raquel Welch episode of the Muppet Show 'cause that was pretty "rauncy" too :rolleyes: .

I dunno... maybe it's because I was born in 1988 which was, like, the transition period from "Jim-era" projects to "post-Jim-era" so I just like everything Muppets (it's the same thing with The Simpsons, I started watching when season 11 was airing, so I just like like all Simpsons) but I honestly don't see this movie as being terrible.

Who's with me! :big_grin:
Wow...*grabs my sister and points at the screen* Lookie there, it's me!

J/K. The point is, I totally agree with you and feel the same way about the movie myself. At the time it aired, I did feel it was the weakest Muppet movie/special (Letters to Santa holds that title now...) due to bad CGI and Dorothy (I don't see the appeal of the young woman they picked to play her, and I wasn't thrilled that the movie seemed to promote her and her not-that-impressive singing.).

The jokes were still funny.

The movie was still wacky and entertaining, rewatchable too.

Johnny, Sal, and Pepe. I'm glad that the new Muppets from Muppets Tonight didn't fade away with the show's cancellation.

I was born in 1986 and grew up watching the "Jim-Era" on repeats and movie channels, as well as the "post Jim-Era" as it came out.

I've honestly LOVED each and every one of the Muppet movies/specials equally (...with the exception of of "Letters To Santa"...that was a disappointment. Too short, too childish-making it feel like a Sesame Street special rather than a Muppet one, and not enough effort put in on the writer's part.) and am boggled by the hatred that's aimed at everything made after Jim died. Then again, as I noted above, I wasn't too pleased with "Letters To Santa" and was suprised by the praise many of the fans gave it.

The "ranchy" and "dark" quality of the "post Jim-Era" of Muppets was hardly a noticable difference to me, and I honestly love it. But then again, my generation grew up with that sort of stuff in our cartoons. Adult humor/innuendos and sometimes dark/mature storytelling is in many of the shows I watched growing up on Cartoon Network, Kids WB, Disney, and Nickelodeon...and from what I've noticed, it's still around in the cartoons the kids have today.

So I don't see the problem with it...it's a simple case of "to each his own". I'm just hoping that future Muppet projects are better than what "Letters to Santa" gave us...because the overly childish feel wasn't in the Muppets before that special, and I don't want it to become a recurring thing...
 

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The "ranchy" and "dark" quality of the "post Jim-Era" of Muppets was hardly a noticable difference to me, and I honestly love it. But then again, my generation grew up with that sort of stuff in our cartoons. Adult humor/innuendos and sometimes dark/mature storytelling is in many of the shows I watched growing up on Cartoon Network, Kids WB, Disney, and Nickelodeon...and from what I've noticed, it's still around in the cartoons the kids have today.
I understand, it's just that from my point of view, I feel the earlier Muppet projects were more risque and adult, while the more recent projects were immature, like a teenager trying to seem adult. That's just what I see from it. :smile:

Having said that, I loved the job they did with Scooter in Oz, amazingly spot on voice! :wink:
 

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The "ranchy" and "dark" quality of the "post Jim-Era" of Muppets was hardly a noticable difference to me, and I honestly love it. But then again, my generation grew up with that sort of stuff in our cartoons. Adult humor/innuendos and sometimes dark/mature storytelling is in many of the shows I watched growing up on Cartoon Network, Kids WB, Disney, and Nickelodeon...and from what I've noticed, it's still around in the cartoons the kids have today.
Our cartoons might have been dark and it's not that I hate dark in itself, it's just to me the muppets were never in my mind linked with a bitter sort of jaded darkness...actually I would say that although our cartoons were dark (and keep in mind I am not a fan of more adult Ren and Stimpy or Beavis and BH and the like from the get go so I leave them out of this) they where not exactly jaded or adult-adult as a whole ether...

Given a choice between being what some people think as childish with the muppets but keeping their more happy undertone vs. making them more mature and giving it a dark undertone I would pick what some people call childish every time. Not because I don't think that the muppets can handle serious issues but that to me it seems like the muppets are most true to their characters when they have a happy undertone of hope, even when it might seem silly to have it...
But that is just my two cents, don't mind me :smile:. I talk too much...
 

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I've only seen Oz once. It really isn't as horrible as people say it is, but it wasn't all that memorable either. It had moments that got a chuckle out of me and there were a few moments in which I aaawwww'd but it didn't have that spark to make it classic.
 
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