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(NPR)   The Mummenschanz Mimes are celebrating their 40th anniversary and are embarking on a tour across the US for some reason   ( npr.org) divider line
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2013-01-06 11:53:36 AM  
I read that as Munchausen Mimes.

/those people are unsick enough! Don't torture them further!
 
2013-01-06 12:12:17 PM  
I think it´s still legal to get a hunting permit for those in Arizona.
 
2013-01-06 01:01:54 PM  
Gawd Almighty, I found them extremely annoying even when I was a child.  Even worse than normal mimes.  I can't imagine actually paying to sit through a performance now.
 
2013-01-06 03:28:35 PM  
Mummenschanz syndrome by proxy would make a great band name.
 
2013-01-06 03:29:04 PM  
How was it they were able to tell anyone?
 
2013-01-06 03:30:39 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Gawd Almighty, I found them extremely annoying even when I was a child.  Even worse than normal mimes.  I can't imagine actually paying to sit through a performance now.


It's a good way to make a group of small children all have a WTF? expression on their faces.
 
2013-01-06 03:32:42 PM  
STFU and GTFO
 
2013-01-06 03:33:24 PM  
Shields at maximum Yarnell!
 
2013-01-06 03:33:32 PM  
subby,I think I know why they're doing a us tour

/people would pay them leave
//I've actually yet to see a mime actually
 
2013-01-06 03:33:38 PM  
Crowds are anxiously awaiting there arrival

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2013-01-06 03:33:59 PM  
I was alternately fascinated and terrified by Mummenschanz as a kid. Would love to take my daughter to see them...too bad they're not playing anywhere near here.
 
2013-01-06 03:36:06 PM  
When I hear "Mummenschanz," I think of Newsradio.
 
2013-01-06 03:36:14 PM  
I had a Mummenschanz removed from my ankle once. Very painful
 
2013-01-06 03:38:59 PM  
 
2013-01-06 03:39:35 PM  
I thought the giant slinky act was amusingly surreal when I was a kid. I think they guest-starred on Sesame Street a few times and I though it was pretty cool, probably because it reminded me of the original Mahnah-Mahnah short with the slinky caterpillar. I also remember the Notepad People act and thought that was awesome.

I was a weird kid.
 
2013-01-06 03:40:53 PM  
Brendan Fraser really needs to stop making those movies, much less going on some kinda tour with them--he's gotten way too bald and fat to attract a crowd at this point...
 
2013-01-06 03:42:13 PM  

The English Major: When I hear "Mummenschanz," I think of Newsradio.


I remember that. Then I had to explain to some people what it meant.
 
2013-01-06 03:43:44 PM  
I like how they drive those little cars in parades.
 
2013-01-06 03:44:13 PM  
Those things scared the crap out of me when I was a kid.
 
2013-01-06 03:44:51 PM  

theorellior: I thought the giant slinky act was amusingly surreal when I was a kid. I think they guest-starred on Sesame Street a few times and I though it was pretty cool, probably because it reminded me of the original Mahnah-Mahnah short with the slinky caterpillar. I also remember the Notepad People act and thought that was awesome.

I was a weird kid.


No, I think we were okay. The Muppet Show episode with them was fantastic.

I'm betting all the complainers here are just bratty Millennials who are thinking of white makeup and invisible boxes.
 
2013-01-06 03:49:57 PM  
* watches linked video"

I like these mimes ( and it's not what I expected....)
 
2013-01-06 03:51:16 PM  
They should have a lot to talk about on the tour.
 
2013-01-06 03:53:24 PM  
i1303.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-06 03:56:23 PM  
The clay faced skit they did on the Muppet Show still haunts me to this day.
 
2013-01-06 03:59:26 PM  
Mums the word.
 
2013-01-06 04:00:54 PM  
Came for the Patrician, an angry lunchmob is good enough, I guess.
 
2013-01-06 04:01:29 PM  
Lunchmob LOL
 
2013-01-06 04:03:08 PM  

SomethingToDo: Came for the Patrician, an angry lunchmob is good enough, I guess.


WHAT DO WE WANT? SAMMICHES! WHEN DO WE WANT THEM? NOW!
 
2013-01-06 04:03:09 PM  
Mummenschanz was awesomely surreal. And I'm surprised there's been no pics yet.

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2013-01-06 04:03:30 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Gawd Almighty, I found them extremely annoying even when I was a child.


Was it something they said?
 
2013-01-06 04:12:56 PM  

dennysgod: The clay faced skit they did on the Muppet Show still haunts me to this day.


proto-cirque du soleil
 
2013-01-06 04:13:18 PM  
Arachnophobe: That last pic reminds me of Marble Madness somehow.
 
2013-01-06 04:13:33 PM  
The Mummenschanz Mimes are celebrating their 40th anniversary and are embarking on a hideous, frightening, nightmare-inducing tour across the US for some reason to strike terror into the hearts of the people

FTFY, subby.
 
2013-01-06 04:14:53 PM  
What? No Larson mime rifle cartoon?
 
2013-01-06 04:18:28 PM  
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invisible coffin
 
2013-01-06 04:24:55 PM  
They were the guests in one of the most acid trippy episodes of the Muppet Show ever. And there were quite a few.
 
2013-01-06 04:34:35 PM  
i291.photobucket.com

NO!
 
2013-01-06 04:35:57 PM  
I saw them live once many years ago. It was pretty cool actually. :)
 
2013-01-06 04:48:01 PM  
With so much crap thrown at us daily, shouldn't we give a break to the truly inventive and talented.

Where is the filtered excellence?
 
2013-01-06 04:49:48 PM  
hurry up with this thread.

mime is money.

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2013-01-06 05:26:02 PM  
STFU... oh wait...

llevrok: I had a Mummenschanz removed from my ankle once. Very painful


I had a Mummenschanz on my Semprini once...
 
2013-01-06 05:28:17 PM  

Gratch: I was alternately fascinated and terrified by Mummenschanz as a kid. Would love to take my daughter to see them...too bad they're not playing anywhere near here.


Yeah, me too! I would like to see then live, but clowns and mimes don't mix.
 
2013-01-06 05:41:10 PM  
Quit biatchin! On the Muppet Show they were spooky, surreal, cool...
 
2013-01-06 05:43:30 PM  
pbfcomics.com

// There's an xkcd for everything.
 
2013-01-06 05:46:40 PM  

Thanks for the Meme-ries: [i291.photobucket.com image 294x171]
NO!


From "Silent Movie." Mel Brooks is a riot.
 
2013-01-06 06:28:48 PM  
I guess they'd be scary if I were a kid watching on TV in my jammies. But I saw them as an adult, in a Detroit concert hall filled with blue smoke. Mesmerizing, surreal fun.

/IIRC
 
2013-01-06 06:33:34 PM  

studebaker hoch: [pbfcomics.com image 850x283]

// There's an xkcd for everything.


xkcd != pbf
 
2013-01-06 06:34:36 PM  
legitimate theatre
musical theatre
stand-up
ventriloquism
magic


mime
 
2013-01-06 06:37:38 PM  
Saw them on Broadway in '78 or '79. Cool show.

(and yes, I hate white-face mimes and once had to be talked out of bludgeoning Marcel Marceau with an olive-pimento loaf when gifted with front-row tickets)
 
2013-01-06 06:51:22 PM  
They guested on Northern Exposure once. Totally fit in with that lot.
 
2013-01-06 06:51:26 PM  
In the name of all that's holy, shun them.
 
2013-01-06 06:53:33 PM  
The first rule of Mime Club is...
 
2013-01-06 06:58:00 PM  
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2013-01-06 07:30:30 PM  

dennysgod: The clay faced skit they did on the Muppet Show still haunts me to this day.


Yes! I remember that too! I was probably about 3 y/o at the time i saw...probably first run on the Muppets (i'm old). Scared me good. When i saw the link, the clay faces were the first thing i thought of. Nightmares tonight for sure. Eep!
 
2013-01-06 07:49:14 PM  
The Mummenschanz are under your bed.
 
2013-01-06 07:57:38 PM  
You'll never hear them coming.
 
2013-01-06 08:27:31 PM  
I almost bought tickets to see the Mumms in Kansas because that's as close as they are coming to Denver.
Instead, I got tickets to see Nick Cave in Denver, and The Residents in Austin.

/I submitted this with a similar headline a month ago.
 
2013-01-06 08:52:17 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: Arachnophobe: That last pic reminds me of Marble Madness somehow.


That's not a coincidence. The slinky-tube character was directly lifted from that bit.
 
2013-01-06 09:57:41 PM  
You guys suck.

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This scan doesn't do justice for the look on the mime's face. He's got 1 or 3 other mime cartoons. I can only think of the mime left on the street, in a real clear box, left to starve to death.
 
2013-01-06 10:12:10 PM  
The Chernobyl Incident: When Will This Hell End?

/i was the box with the toilet paper, Dave
//obscure?
 
2013-01-06 10:50:33 PM  
My folks took me to see them when I was a little kid. I didn't like it then and I sure as shiat don't like them now.
 
2013-01-07 04:38:38 AM  
I wonder if they will visit the talking Marcel Marceau statue?

/obscure?
 
2013-01-07 10:53:26 AM  
Lot of Debbie Downers on here.

I really liked them as a kid, and just got tickets for the Chicago show, thanks Fark!
 
2013-01-07 11:52:03 AM  
"I only need to know one thing..."

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2013-01-07 11:55:30 AM  
And here I thought that they had just painted themselves blue and kept touring.
 
2013-01-07 05:52:49 PM  
A mime is a terrible ting to waste.
 
2013-01-07 10:47:12 PM  

olddeegee: And here I thought that they had just painted themselves blue and kept touring.


HAH! I dunno why, but the Blue Man Group just gets me all stabby.
 
2013-01-08 01:17:57 PM  
Not to be confused with Mummenschwanz, which is a condition you need to see a doctor about ASAP.
 
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