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(The King is a fink) Video Test pilot for "The Wizard of Id", performed by Muppets   (yt.cl.nr) divider line 18
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2012-08-05 06:54:05 AM  
Jim Henson made the right decision in not pursuing this.
 
2012-08-05 09:26:34 AM  
It ain't no Muppet Christmas Carol, that's for sure.
 
2012-08-05 09:33:22 AM  
That was... terrible
 
2012-08-05 09:34:42 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: That was... terrible


Faithful to the source material.
 
2012-08-05 09:36:50 AM  

2wolves: MaudlinMutantMollusk: That was... terrible

Faithful to the source material.


Good point
 
2012-08-05 09:50:09 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: 2wolves: MaudlinMutantMollusk: That was... terrible

Faithful to the source material.

Good point


Yeah, Wizard of Id would have a few days' strips in a loose story arc, and it seemed like they just strung a few of those together into a script, then gave it a lame ending.
 
2012-08-05 12:08:26 PM  
Wow, they managed to make something freakier than the puppet kingdom from Mr Rogers Neighborhood.
 
2012-08-05 12:35:36 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: 2wolves: MaudlinMutantMollusk: That was... terrible

Faithful to the source material.

Good point


We're done here.
 
2012-08-05 01:13:18 PM  
"The King is a fink!"
"Sire, the peasants are revolting."
(King sniffs the air)
"I'll say they are."
 
2012-08-05 01:38:47 PM  
That was grim. The 'that was the punchline' music gave it that extra touch of misery.

It's as if Schopenhauer had been a muppet.
 
2012-08-05 01:59:25 PM  
Exactly as bad as the comic strip. It makes sense if Johnny Hart wrote it...that guy wouldn't recognize humor if it bit him in the ass. It sounds an awful lot like he wrote the script, because Henson and Co. would have made it much funnier.
 
2012-08-05 02:47:44 PM  

Friskya: Jim Henson made the right decision in not pursuing this.


I was thinking the same. It's right up there with "Beetle Bailey", "Hagar the Horrible", "Marmaduke" or the English wife beating drunk "Andy Capp".
 
2012-08-05 03:04:54 PM  
This maybe the only thing that was produced by Jim Henson that was completely unwatchable
 
2012-08-05 03:16:10 PM  
Has anyone else noticed that that totally sucked. Barely got thru two minutes.
 
2012-08-05 07:38:32 PM  

nightronin: This maybe the only thing that was produced by Jim Henson that was completely unwatchable


Too true. almost so bad I almost think he did it bad on purpose. Then again, it was 1969. He was still doing things just for the money I guess. Sesame Street just started and The Muppet Show was still years into the future.
 
2012-08-05 07:59:37 PM  

The_Philosopher_King: nightronin: This maybe the only thing that was produced by Jim Henson that was completely unwatchable

Too true. almost so bad I almost think he did it bad on purpose. Then again, it was 1969. He was still doing things just for the money I guess. Sesame Street just started and The Muppet Show was still years into the future.


the time frame had nothing to do with it. If you look at some of his work that was done in the late 50's and early 60's, they are really well done, albeit strange.
 
2012-08-05 08:26:05 PM  

nightronin: The_Philosopher_King: nightronin: This maybe the only thing that was produced by Jim Henson that was completely unwatchable
Too true. almost so bad I almost think he did it bad on purpose. Then again, it was 1969. He was still doing things just for the money I guess. Sesame Street just started and The Muppet Show was still years into the future.
the time frame had nothing to do with it. If you look at some of his work that was done in the late 50's and early 60's, they are really well done, albeit strange.


Yeah, but they were more independent works. I bet there was corporate/studio oversight on this. None of the characters are his. Someone owned the rights. They probably wanted a nice safe show. So we a are getting their vision not Henson's.
 
2012-08-05 09:02:37 PM  

indarwinsshadow: English wife beating drunk "Andy Capp"


Now that I think about it. That probably had the makings of being funny as a cartoon, especially with better writers.
 
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