It's time to get things started with The Muppets

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  1. Aug 5, 2015 #21 of 381
    NorthAlabama

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    i have faith the showrunners are aware of this and the change is strategic to new plot lines - i don't see them abandoning decades old relationships entirely, or on a whim, so i'll wait and see.
     
  2. Aug 5, 2015 #22 of 381
    aindik

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    Were they together at the end of the most recent movie (the one with Tina Fey)? I haven't seen it, but at the end of the previous one (the one with Jason Segal), they were not.
     
  3. Aug 5, 2015 #23 of 381
    NorthAlabama

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    i can't remember, probably wasn't paying attention. i still believe it's possible for the showrunners to handle changes gently without destroying or the original premise forever.
     
  4. Aug 5, 2015 #24 of 381
    aindik

    aindik Well-Known Member

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    I was just asking because the announcement kind of confused me.

    They're breaking up. Did we have any reason to believe they were together in the first place?

    And, of course this announcement came directly from the show runners. Why would anyone assume it's independent of that?
     
  5. Aug 5, 2015 #25 of 381
    gweempose

    gweempose Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Is Frank Oz involved? The last couple movies bugged me because Miss Piggy and Fozzie didn't sound quite right.
     
  6. Aug 5, 2015 #26 of 381
    jsmeeker

    jsmeeker Notable Member TCF Club

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    It's well played. It's a take/joke on the recent spate of well known big name couples splitting up. Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert. Will and Jada Smith.


    This is funny stuff and well timed.


    Kermie and Piggy's relationship has always been a little complicated.
     
  7. Aug 5, 2015 #27 of 381
    JYoung

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    Well, they were married in The Muppets Take Manhattan.
     
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    HerronScott

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  9. Aug 8, 2015 #29 of 381
    Amnesia

    Amnesia The Question

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    Apparently Miss Piggy and Fozzie are being performed by Eric Jacobson, who has done so for the past eight or so years.
     
  10. Aug 8, 2015 #30 of 381
    busyba

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    Spoliers!!! :mad::mad::mad:






    :p
     
  11. Aug 10, 2015 #31 of 381
    scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    It's been almost 40 years since the original muppet show and they still look good.
     
  12. Aug 10, 2015 #32 of 381
    danterner

    danterner Not it!

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    Miss Piggy looks like she's had some work done.
     
  13. Aug 11, 2015 #33 of 381
    jjd_87

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    Here is a video that came out after comic con that is supposedly the pitch video for the show. Basically a longer version of the original trailer but there are some funny moments in it that you haven't seen.

     
  14. Sep 23, 2015 #34 of 381
    Turtleboy

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    So?
     
  15. Sep 23, 2015 #35 of 381
    busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

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    loubob57

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    Kermit says he likes pigs. ;)
     
  17. Sep 23, 2015 #37 of 381
    ehusen

    ehusen Geek not Nerd

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    I gotta say, I love the Muppets but I didn't love this. And it is because the Muppets are something from my childhood that always had a heartwarming innocent quality to it but still entertaining.

    This show is much more adult in nature, not that there is anything wrong with that, but I don't really want these lovable little puppets in those sorts of situations.

    It had some entertaining bits and I'll keep watching but the show gave me the feeling of watching one of those little girl beauty pageants.

    Sigh, maybe I'm just getting old...

    Beaker getting tazed was pretty funny though...
     
  18. Sep 23, 2015 #38 of 381
    TAsunder

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    It was clever, entertaining, and occasionally funny, but I don't think there's going to be enough here to maintain an entire series. I hope to be proven wrong. Specifically, I worry that the shows they are referencing (mockumentaries like the office, some 30 rock, maybe a little Larry Sanders) don't have enough to latch onto for parody, so then it just becomes a less funny version of those shows.
     
  19. Sep 23, 2015 #39 of 381
    Thunderclap

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    There were some good lines. I understand people not liking the more adult take on it, but the way I see it is we're getting a behind-the-scenes of them in real life. The movies were movies they starred in, but this is who they really are. (Weird, considering they're puppets.)

    Favorite joke from Fozzie: "When your online profile says 'passionate bear looking for love' you get a lot of wrong responses."

    I was dying.
     
  20. Sep 23, 2015 #40 of 381
    Unbeliever

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    "Err....Not wrong, just wrong for me"

    The Muppet version of NTTAWT.

    --Carlos "gets his fish at Costco" V.
     

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