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ilovepaydays
04-01-2010, 03:54 PM
The Muppets: Stand By Me (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCRUPWDIgYM&)

Anyone else think this was awkward to watch?

berthesghost
04-01-2010, 03:57 PM
No, I thought it was cute and it actually put a smile to my face.

rfisher
04-01-2010, 04:13 PM
Little Bunny Foo-Foo revisited. I love the Muppets.

reckless
04-01-2010, 04:17 PM
I always thought the original muppets were pretty twisted at times, so that seemed bizarre, but not so completely unlike the muppets.

berthesghost
04-01-2010, 04:28 PM
just curious, but what's the "disturbing part"? Is the monster not suppose to eat bunnies, but have a desk job filing paperwork at the DMV instead? Is it suppose to be "normal" like a girl with a stepmom who's trying to kill her, so she lives with midgets in the woods until she goes into a coma after eating poisoned fruit?

Satellitegirl
04-01-2010, 06:14 PM
haha, I liked the singing from the stomach.

martian_girl
04-01-2010, 06:19 PM
Anyone who thinks the Muppets are all sweet and innocent have never seen this:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ky7g1lgTwc

Jot the Dot Dot
04-01-2010, 06:26 PM
Anyone who thinks the Muppets are all sweet and innocent have never seen this:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ky7g1lgTwc

That's not the Muppets. Neither in style nor in form.

reckless
04-01-2010, 06:30 PM
That's not the Muppets. Neither in style nor in form.
Those were the proto-muppets by Jim Henson.

Karina1974
04-01-2010, 06:43 PM
That's not the Muppets. Neither in style nor in form.

Hate to break it to you, but that IS from the creative mind of Jim Henson. One of his first jobs was to do commericals like this, using his puppet creations of the time. Rowlf the dog and Kermit seem to be the only characters to have continued on past this point in Henson's career. Rowlf actually had a role in the Jimmy Dean show. Another early job for Henson was a show called Sam and Friends.

Here's a Sam and Friends clip. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9R5dov0VIw&playnext_from=TL&videos=fgXsxgRzDLY)

And you'll notice a lot of other old, pre-Sesame Street and pre-Muppet Show clips from the early to mid 1960's on the right hand side of the screen, courtesy of Jim Henson.

slicekw
04-01-2010, 07:01 PM
Right from the beginning on Sesame Street we knew that muppets that were eaten were not necessarily dead. We know muppets blow things up and do other chaotic things, but never with serious consequences. Because it's PRETEND.

For those of us who watched Tom and Jerry and Bugs Bunny pre-sanitization and were not ruined from seeing them, the Muppets may be the last place we can still see some of that silliness without someone PCing it to death. I miss a lot of that spurious violence that we knew wouldn't work in the real world. It was a good outlet.

We miss ya, Jim. Glad your stuff is in good hands.

StonewshMullet
04-01-2010, 07:20 PM
A hungry monster that happens to like lapin is not strange. However he should consider adding a nice chasseur sauce it really livens up the meal.

LilJen
04-01-2010, 10:58 PM
<snort> Jim Henson really died way too young. But I, too, am glad there are some equally crazy dudes holding down the fort, though none could perhaps be as creative and there will never be another Jim Henson/Frank Oz with the special friendship/comedy team they had.

luenatic
04-01-2010, 11:14 PM
Did you watch the Sci-Fi TV show Farscape? It had lots of 'muppet-like' aliens created by the Henson's Studio.

icecat
04-02-2010, 12:49 AM
Henson made over 179 10 sec spots for Wilkins coffee and Tea between 1957 and 1961
Don't forget the Henson spots on the first few seasons of SNL, too. Hysterical!
"Come with us now to the bubbling tarpits to the sulfurous wasteland; from the rotting forest to the stagnant mudflats, to the Land of Gorch!" Scred and the Mighty Favog...must have been about '75 or so...ah memories!