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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by SeanC, Oct 7, 2012.
SNL and the Muppets have always had a strong relationship.
It's a Misa Kitara that's fused with his signature graphite status bass. You can buy both seperately, but that instrument is custom.
I saw an interview today about it. (Also, I still haven't seen the SNL episode, so I don't know what was in it.)
They were very concerned that the bit would be partisan one way or another, but SNL allowed them to see the script and it met their standards.
Also, the guy who voices Big Bird is the same guy who's done it since the 60's, and yes, it was him.
True, but I BELIEVE (someone correct me) the Muppets & Sesame Street have been basically disconnected for quite a while now.
After the Muppets were sold (to a German company?), I think CTW got the rights to the various Muppets that were used on Sesame Street, but the Henson Company got the rest
and then the Muppets were sold several times, now owned by Disney.
I hope I'm remembering that vaguely right. Basically, there used to be some direct connections, now I think they're largely if not completely separated. I don't even know if they could make NEW Kermit stuff if they wanted to.
Indeed. This is why I wasn't surprised in the least by Big Bird's appearance.
Other topic: Kate McKinnon is awesome! Her characters were a highlight in an otherwise thoroughly "meh" show.
Daniel Craig sucks at live sketch comedy. Terrible host.
Except that the story I referenced specifically mentioned SNL as one of the shows that had requested an appearance by Big Bird and had been turned down. So I guess someone changed their mind after that story was written.
I thought the most exciting part of the show was that iPad key/guitar thing the bassist for Muse had.