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Woodbot 2.0

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« on: 02-21-2004 04:58 »

For thosoe of you who don't know,
on Tuesday the Muppets became Disney matirial.
Could this ruin the Muppet or Save them?!
ghoulishmoose

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« Reply #1 on: 02-21-2004 05:02 »

I kind of already thought that they had Disney ties. A Muppet Christmas Carol was a Disney and Jim Henson production  smile
Woodbot 2.0

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« Reply #2 on: 02-21-2004 05:04 »

Not to mention the 3-D movie at MGM Park.
Col. Klink

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« Reply #3 on: 02-21-2004 05:04 »
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Well does this mean no more cranck yankers.
Disney is notorious to caving to "Moral" pressure.
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« Reply #4 on: 02-21-2004 05:10 »

 
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Originally posted by Col. Klink:
Well does this mean no more cranck yankers.
Disney is notorious to caving to "Moral" pressure.

  confused  Dude, we're talking about Jim Henson's Muppets.  This has nothing to do with Crank Yankers.

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Woodbot 2.0

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« Reply #5 on: 02-21-2004 05:14 »

This could mean a new Muppet Show
and a possible new movie,
But our "mature"friend Pepe will have to town down fo Disney's taste.
Col. Klink

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« Reply #6 on: 02-21-2004 05:25 »

Are you sure muppets have no affiliation with Crank yankers. I'm pretty sure they do.
Mattybwoy

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« Reply #7 on: 02-21-2004 05:29 »

Well, they killed Jim Henson for the Muppets... that's what they got. Oh nooooooo.... in my opinion it'll ruin them.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #8 on: 02-21-2004 05:37 »

 
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Originally posted by Woodbot 2.0:
Not to mention the 3-D movie at MGM Park.

...Which I have seen many times, and it's hilariously brilliant! If that's the kind of thing Disney does for The Muppets, then I say bring it on!
David A

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« Reply #9 on: 02-21-2004 06:15 »

 
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Originally posted by Col. Klink:
Are you sure muppets have no affiliation with Crank yankers. I'm pretty sure they do.

Where'd you get that idea?
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« Reply #10 on: 02-21-2004 06:54 »

 
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Originally posted by Woodbot 2.0:
Not to mention the 3-D movie at MGM Park.

But there's a "Star Tours" attaction there as well (or at the very least there was  wink), and to the best of my knowledge, FOX owns the Star Wars copyright, so I don't think that can be counted.
Woodbot 2.0

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« Reply #11 on: 02-21-2004 08:43 »
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Well in the last few months before Henson died,he said Disney would be a good home for the Muppets.And Col.Clink,CRANK YANKERS HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH MUPPETS!!!
ZombieJesus

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« Reply #12 on: 02-21-2004 08:46 »

Woodbot 2.0

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« Reply #13 on: 02-21-2004 09:00 »

Zombie Jesus,you just spat on my childhood.
Tweek

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« Reply #14 on: 02-21-2004 10:07 »

The Muppets haven't been cool since the late seventies.
Woodbot 2.0

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« Reply #15 on: 02-21-2004 10:35 »

I know they aren't cool,but who knows what Disney could do with this lisence.
sheep555

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« Reply #16 on: 02-21-2004 10:51 »
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Originally posted by Woodbot 2.0:
And Col.Clink,CRANK YANKERS HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH MUPPETS!!!

Actually, Ronald Binion - a puppeteer on Crank Yankers - worked as a muppet puppet builder and puppeteer. And Drew Massey. And several more.

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« Reply #17 on: 02-21-2004 11:17 »

Disney have a pretty bad trck record handling shows that wasn't their own creation. Sorry, but I don't think this is good news for Muppets.

They should never have killed "Muppets Tonight".
DrThunder88

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« Reply #18 on: 02-21-2004 11:40 »

I agree about "Muppets Tonight".  The Garth Brooks episode was classic puppet-talk-show mayhem.

The older movies were great, but the Muppet Christmas Carol has to be one of the best versions I've ever seen.
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« Reply #19 on: 02-21-2004 12:06 »

Muppets Tonight was awesome.
Karl The Big Mean Bunny was the best.

And that episode with Cindy Crawford with the guy that keeps jumping in and saying "STUU!!"

Comedy. Gold.  laff
Woodbot 2.0

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« Reply #20 on: 02-21-2004 12:09 »

Let's hope Disney makes another jem like Muppets Tonight. smile
homerjaysimpson

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« Reply #21 on: 02-21-2004 12:42 »

I think Muppet Christmas Carol and the Great Muppet Caper where the worst Muppet movies ever.

The first one The Muppet Movie and the last one Muppets in Space,where the better ones.
bob newhart

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« Reply #22 on: 02-21-2004 17:00 »

muppest in space was definetly my least favorite, muppet tresure island was real hardcore, and i definetly like the great muppet caper more than muppets go manhattan, mind you i havent watch these in a long time
Woodbot 2.0

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« Reply #23 on: 02-21-2004 19:16 »

If this doesn't work,IT'S MOUSE V.S
FROG,PIG,BEAR,ALEAN,RAT,SHRIMP,AND ALOT OF OTHER CREATURES!
Nixorbo

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« Reply #24 on: 02-21-2004 19:18 »

Disney apparently doesn't own the rights to the Sesame Street Muppets, interestingly enough.
Woodbot 2.0

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« Reply #25 on: 02-21-2004 19:46 »

Ya,Heson co. is still goin on strong with Sesame Street.
Lurrr

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« Reply #26 on: 02-21-2004 19:52 »

I thought Jim Henson sold the company (at least in part) to Disney ages ago? At least, that's what one of his execs told us in a lecture last year.

Either way, this does not bode well for Farscape. Not with Disney's 'clean family fun' policy  frown

 
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They should never have killed "Muppets Tonight".

Yay! Someone else who agrees with me!

SlaytanicMaggot
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« Reply #27 on: 02-21-2004 20:05 »

You know, that may be the reason why Farscape was cancelled...but then how would that explain the final Farscape miniseries they're filming right now?

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Woodbot 2.0

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« Reply #28 on: 02-21-2004 22:11 »

What does Farscape have to do with the Muppets?By the way:
Disney ONLY has rights to the Muppets.
Kryten

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« Reply #29 on: 02-21-2004 22:50 »

 
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Originally posted by Nixorbo:
Disney apparently doesn't own the rights to the Sesame Street Muppets, interestingly enough.

Does this mean SS can't use Kermit, though?
leelaholic

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« Reply #30 on: 02-21-2004 22:58 »

 
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Originally posted by Otis P Jivefunk:
 ...Which I have seen many times, and it's hilariously brilliant! If that's the kind of thing Disney does for The Muppets, then I say bring it on!
For once, I agee with everything Otis just said!

*all gasp in unison*  wink
DotheBartman

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« Reply #31 on: 02-21-2004 23:11 »

Do the muppets actually do anything anymore anways?  The last movie was a long time ago, and there aren't any tv shows in recent memory either.

All I've seen them in these days is shitty commercials where they plug this or that product.
Nixorbo

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« Reply #32 on: 02-21-2004 23:20 »

 
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Originally posted by Kryten:
 Does this mean SS can't use Kermit, though?

That WOULD be a crime.

But what if Comcast, a cable provider, buys out Disney?  Cable TV isn't exactly the moral  safehouse one might expect...

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VelourFog

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« Reply #33 on: 02-21-2004 23:30 »

Well The Muppets were owned by that German company and all their movies sucked. I doubt Disney would suck any more. Too bad Jim Henson's stupid children didn't hold on to the company. I'm convinced that the only way to have really good Muppet product is to have it run internally and not under some big umbrella corporation.
evan

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« Reply #34 on: 02-22-2004 00:07 »

 
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Originally posted by Kryten:
 Does this mean SS can't use Kermit, though?

What if the S.S. used Kermit? I'd like to see some Muppet Nazis. Oh, that's what would happen under Disney? I'm sorry
Lurrr

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« Reply #35 on: 02-22-2004 05:52 »

 
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What does Farscape have to do with the Muppets?By the way:
Disney ONLY has rights to the Muppets.

Sorry, I assumed the whole Henson Company had been sold to Disney. (Though then again, I don't think anyone's quite sure who owns what in it any more)
Woodbot 2.0

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« Reply #36 on: 02-22-2004 08:44 »

 
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Originally posted by DotheBartman:
Do the muppets actually do anything anymore anways?  The last movie was a long time ago.

The Last Movie was in 2002,only 2 years ago.
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« Reply #37 on: 02-22-2004 12:37 »

 
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Originally posted by homerjaysimpson:
I think Muppet Christmas Carol and the Great Muppet Caper where the worst Muppet movies ever.

The first one The Muppet Movie and the last one Muppets in Space,where the better ones.

That's some sort of sick, demented joke, right?  Muppets From Space was hardly one of the best.
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« Reply #38 on: 02-22-2004 17:43 »

I grew up watching "The Muppet Show", so that's what I think of when someone mentions the Muppets.  I don't care what Disney does with it now.  I probably wouldn't watch it anyways.  As DotheBartman said, the franchise isn't used much except for commercials these days.

Is the original show out on DVD?
Jamesbondcja

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« Reply #39 on: 02-22-2004 17:57 »

In the Uk you can get a 3-disc set with loads of episodes of the origional show on, it could be a HMV exclusive set because I've only seen it there.   big grin

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