Amph The Muppets

Discussion in 'Community' started by JoinTheSchwarz, May 24, 2011.

  1. Aytee-Aytee Force Ghost

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    I really do hope an upgrade for MuppetVision 3D is in the works. Perhaps WDI can rework the abandoned "Great Muppet Movie Ride" concept.


    EDIT -- And as for the movie...the only part that would be "brainwashing" to kids is the happy ending. I was really expecting a really serious, heartfelt ending where the Muppet Theater would be torn down.
    Kermit and the gang then decide to stick together, friendship is more than buildings and such....a very mature and very moving lesson about whats really important.

    But then they just have Richman get bonked on the head, becomes instantly happy, and give it all back?


    That's BS.
  2. Lowbacca_1977 Force Ghost

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    A friend explained this. Richman is unable to laugh. The Muppets make people laugh, ergo he hates the muppets. The head injury at the end lets him laugh for the first time. This is, apparently, explained on the soundtrack, but was cut from the movie.
  3. Spider-Fan Force Ghost

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    I believe it was explained in the credit roll of the film with the flying newspapers.
  4. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    It opened here yesterday. Saw it today.

    AWESOME!

    Yes, the many of songs definitely were Conchordesque (Man or Muppet, especially). But that just made it even AWESOMER!

    I cried at the end. Or maybe I was just cutting onions.

    10yo daughter afterwards "Why were you and Mum laughing so much? You were laughing at things that weren't funny to me."

    Exxxxactly. :D


    And OMG, Mickey Rooney is still alive.
  5. Katya Jade Administrator Emeritus

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    I loved it too, jp. When the Rainbow Connection started, I was all nostalgia'd up.
  6. TiniTinyTony Force Ghost

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    I appreciated this movie more after just recently watching "Muppets from Space" which almost put me to sleep. It was not funny at all. This new movie should stand the test of time.
  7. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Well, this sucks (if true).

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/film/6378231/No-Oscar-gig-for-Bret-report

  8. ApolloSmileGirl Jedi Grand Master

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    That's ****ing ridiculous.
  9. Everton Chosen One

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    Finally saw this today. Very disappointing. The trailers were much better than the film they publicised. That's probably because they were aimed at me.

    Give me The Muppet Christmas Carol any time. A far superior film.
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  10. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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  11. EmpireForever Chosen One

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    Two things I love! Together!
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  12. halibut Chosen One

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    I always thought it was Uncle Travelling Mac
  13. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    That's OK, I (and the entire pub quiz team) failed tonight on "Who used to work on the docks"? in Bon Jovi's Livin' on a Prayer.

    Might as well rip up my 'teen in the 80s' card.

    :(
  14. The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth

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    Nice to see them dusting off the Fraggles- hopefully this might mean progress on that seemingly-eternally-in-development Fraggle movie. Neat that they brought in Cordry and Nerdist.

    Wish the song was better though- not really familair with Ben Folds Five, and this one doesn't particularly compell me to listen to more. It's actually got kind of a nice traveling song pace to it with the piano and such, but the vocals/lyrics just feel completely wrong. Would have rather had the Fraggles singing. Weezer, they are not.
  15. Thrawn1786 Force Ghost

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    Very cute video! It's a good way to reintroduce the Fraggles back into the public eye, for those unfamiliar with them. And for those of us familiar with them, it's a nice little treat to see them onscreen again, even if they didn't really sing. I love Fraggle Rock.
  16. The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth

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    The little booklet of information that came with the first season DVD set for Fraggle Rock was very interesting- talked about how Henson's goal for the show was to bring works peace, by helping kids understand how different countries could come into conflict yet be dependent on each other. Just instead of different countries you had humans, fraggles, dozers and gorgs.
  17. Spider-Fan Force Ghost

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    The Muppets teach us about the fabled lands of Canada.
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  18. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Bret McKenzie to return in Muppet sequel

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    http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/film/7912747/Bret-McKenzie-to-return-in-Muppet-sequel

    Yay! I hope Walter has a role too.
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  19. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    ... Muppets sequel? I mean, I'll see anything with Kermit, but the first ended perfectly.

    But it made money, so of course there's a sequel ...
  20. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Yes, the intention was always for The Muppets to be the last Muppet movie and for Disney to retire the franchise.

    Wait, what?
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  21. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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  22. Strilo Manager Emeritus

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    LOL exactly! I am totally down for this. I loved the "Muppets" film!
  23. Koohii Jedi Grand Master

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    Funny. Watching seasons 2 & 3 recently.
    One episode had Mickey Moose and Ronald Duck.
    Another had them singing "It's A Small World."
    Funny the things they got away with back then. Guess that was before DisneyCorp became such a litigious corporation.
  24. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    A lot of songs sung on The Muppet Show were covers, Disney will have received royalties for its use.
    Last edited by jp-30, Nov 18, 2012
  25. Koohii Jedi Grand Master

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    What's taking so long for season 4 and beyond?