Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by ilovepaydays, Apr 1, 2010.
The Muppets: Stand By Me
Anyone else think this was awkward to watch?
No, I thought it was cute and it actually put a smile to my face.
Little Bunny Foo-Foo revisited. I love the Muppets.
I always thought the original muppets were pretty twisted at times, so that seemed bizarre, but not so completely unlike the muppets.
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?
haha, I liked the singing from the stomach.
Anyone who thinks the Muppets are all sweet and innocent have never seen this:
That's not the Muppets. Neither in style nor in form.
Those were the proto-muppets by Jim Henson.
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.
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.
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.
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.
<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.
Did you watch the Sci-Fi TV show Farscape? It had lots of 'muppet-like' aliens created by the Henson's Studio.
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!
The chaotic silliness was the best part of Tom & Jerry and Bugs Bunny. My nieces don't like Tom & Jerry. At first I was confused then I realized they had been ruined by a PC squad. I don't blame my nieces for not liking the ruined versions of them.
Me, too! I felt much better knowing the bunnies were down there and still alive, lol!
OK, I just got to watch this for the first time, and it is pretty standard for the Muppets. Something like the old Sam and Friends routine Henson did with his version of Hitchcock being interviewed on "Poison to Poison" (as opposed to "Person to Person"), and the comments about his armchair that was "made out of real arms." The Hitchcock Muppet was sitting in a chair made to look as though it was made of Muppet arms. Unfortunately, I can't find a YouTube clip for this. It was included in the Great Performances (PBS) documentary The World of Jim Henson.
BTW, Jim Henson was calling his company Muppets Incorporated, at the time he was making the TV commercials, as can be seen in this video. This is most definitely pre-Sesame Street (which went on the air in 1969).
I must have watched all the wrong Tom & Jerrys, because they always bored me half to death. I adore Looney Tunes and the Muppets, though.
That's pretty standard fare for muppets. Here's an old clip that's equally twisted--if not more!
Shel Silverstein's "You're Always Welcome at Our House"
Lol!!! So funny! Who was the celeb in the skit? Marisa Berenson maybe?
Okay. How about this
And while we're at it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dDljd_7Yq0&feature=related
I grew up in the 1970's and '80's, at the apex of Henson's popularity, with Sesame Street and the Muppet Show, and the first Muppet movies. It is my feeling that kids today need a lot more Jim Henson-style entertainment, and a lot of the brainless entertainment that is unfortunately popular today. That was one of the reasons that Barney disgusted me so, because I feel that shows like that really insult kids' intelligence. Mine would certainly have been insulted, if I had been young enough to be in the target audience when that show came out.
More reasons The Muppets rule!
Kids shows these days are rubbish. Barney has to be the worst thing ever to hit the TV, it treats all children like they're idiots... What happened to the Acme atomic bomb home kit and desintegrating pistol, and to the days that a cat wanting to eat a mouse was considered normal?
As the sister of a mentally handicapped person, I despise using the phrase 'retards' as a putdown.
Back to topic - I showed this clip to my 14 year old son and his friends - they liked it. It also made me go look for "Furry Happy Monsters" with the Muppets and REM - good times.
Yes, it was Marisa. Good catch.
Sorry, I admit to a poor choice of words here... I've edited my post
Here's the link to Furry Happy Monsters http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gmazKyK6LA
^^^Is it any wonder that it was part of the Sesame Street generation that invented mosh-pit dancing? They were influenced by dancing Muppets!
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