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(YouTube)   1979 camera tests from the Muppet Movie featuring one of the greatest improvs ever between Kermit the Frog and Fozzie Bear   (youtube.com) divider line 55
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2013-09-24 07:11:12 AM
Neat!
 
2013-09-24 07:19:59 AM
Do you hibernate?

Uhhh...well, only with friends.
 
2013-09-24 08:07:20 AM
I'm not so sure that's totally improved. The camera zooms in on the cows before Kermit starts talking about them. However, it was fun, and I do love the Muppets.
 
2013-09-24 08:18:43 AM
I love kermit's condescending head bob after he says something.
 
2013-09-24 08:18:53 AM
Good to know Fozzie finally found an audience.
 
2013-09-24 08:28:14 AM

INeedAName: I'm not so sure that's totally improved. The camera zooms in on the cows before Kermit starts talking about them. However, it was fun, and I do love the Muppets.


The lines were improved, not the shots. The shots were established.
 
2013-09-24 08:32:27 AM
What's their appeal?
 
Skr
2013-09-24 08:34:19 AM
That was amusing! In the piece shortly after with Ms. Piggy, I can't tell if they were using a voice changer, poor compression, or what was going on there.

What do you get when you cross a frog and a pigheh


Henson and Oz made a great duo
 
2013-09-24 08:37:35 AM

LewDux: What's their appeal?


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2013-09-24 08:40:18 AM

spidermann: INeedAName: I'm not so sure that's totally improved. The camera zooms in on the cows before Kermit starts talking about them. However, it was fun, and I do love the Muppets.

The lines were improved, not the shots. The shots were established.


Then why would Kermit immediately go into the cows/bear lines. And the lines leading up to that needed to be in place.

I'm sure some of that was improv, but I would wager both puppeteers had a specific direction to go with the dialogue, even if the word for word was unscripted.
 
2013-09-24 08:51:58 AM

INeedAName: spidermann: INeedAName: I'm not so sure that's totally improved. The camera zooms in on the cows before Kermit starts talking about them. However, it was fun, and I do love the Muppets.

The lines were improved, not the shots. The shots were established.

Then why would Kermit immediately go into the cows/bear lines. And the lines leading up to that needed to be in place.

I'm sure some of that was improv, but I would wager both puppeteers had a specific direction to go with the dialogue, even if the word for word was unscripted.


You don't know what improv is, do you?
 
2013-09-24 09:23:06 AM
that was hilarious
 
2013-09-24 09:48:35 AM
This made my day.
 
2013-09-24 09:50:51 AM

INeedAName: spidermann: INeedAName: I'm not so sure that's totally improved. The camera zooms in on the cows before Kermit starts talking about them. However, it was fun, and I do love the Muppets.

The lines were improved, not the shots. The shots were established.

Then why would Kermit immediately go into the cows/bear lines. And the lines leading up to that needed to be in place.

I'm sure some of that was improv, but I would wager both puppeteers had a specific direction to go with the dialogue, even if the word for word was unscripted.


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2013-09-24 09:54:54 AM
Ha Ha--

1:43 -- "What, what'd you say? I have WHAT??"
 
2013-09-24 10:15:29 AM
BTW, anyone wanting more of this type of goodness should check out the outtakes from Emmet Otter's Jugband Christmas.  The drum roll scene outtakes in particular will leave you in stitches.  :)
 
2013-09-24 10:16:48 AM
Good Grief!  The comedian's a bear!
 
2013-09-24 10:17:18 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqWJD1ov6oY

Actually--found the Emmet Otter outtakes online.  Pretty good stuff.
 
2013-09-24 10:38:54 AM
 
2013-09-24 10:42:22 AM
I enjoyed that a lot!  Nice post!

And did anyone else hear a H.E.L.P.eR like feedback effect when Miss Piggy was talking?
 
2013-09-24 11:24:26 AM
I'm a muppet fan, but wow, I enjoyed that a lot more than I thought I would
 
2013-09-24 11:25:06 AM

matthew_m_g: BTW, anyone wanting more of this type of goodness should check out the outtakes from Emmet Otter's Jugband Christmas.  The drum roll scene outtakes in particular will leave you in stitches.  :)


Oh yes. We watch that every year; it's a family tradition. "Sweet Jesus!"
 
2013-09-24 11:36:28 AM
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"Potential that young bear has."
 
2013-09-24 12:09:41 PM

INeedAName: I'm not so sure that's totally improved. The camera zooms in on the cows before Kermit starts talking about them. However, it was fun, and I do love the Muppets.


spidermann: The lines were improved, not the shots.


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2013-09-24 12:58:58 PM

Nana's Vibrator: Good Grief!  The comedian's a bear!


No he's-a-not... he's-a-wearing-a-neck-a-tie!
 
2013-09-24 01:45:40 PM

matthew_m_g: Actually--found the Emmet Otter outtakes online.  Pretty good stuff.


Thanks, I need that!  It took all I had not to laugh out loud at my desk.  "Sweet Jesus!"
 
2013-09-24 01:51:40 PM
The Banana Joke was better...
 
2013-09-24 02:08:34 PM
That was wonderful, Subby.  Thanks!
 
Ant
2013-09-24 02:22:11 PM

LewDux: What's their appeal?


I don't understand the question.
 
2013-09-24 02:47:10 PM
My takeaway: Kermit's a dick!  Fozzy was happy being who he thought he was, and then Kermit had to come along and take that away from him.  What's next, Kermit?  Are you going to film a segment on Sesame Street where you explain how there's no Santa Clause?  Maybe afterward, you can stop by the Cubs bullpen and make fun of them for never winning the world series.

Jerk.
 
2013-09-24 03:01:25 PM
I never realized how similar Fozzie Bear is to Reed Rothchild.
 
2013-09-24 03:33:20 PM
Haha...oh my goodness...that video had me in tears! Good find, subby. Bravo.
 
2013-09-24 04:35:17 PM
That just made my week. It's amazing, the power the muppets have to make me immediately and completely happy.
 
2013-09-24 05:05:13 PM

INeedAName: I'm not so sure that's totally improved. The camera zooms in on the cows before Kermit starts talking about them. However, it was fun, and I do love the Muppets.


Uhm, not to point out the obvious or anything but "Kermit" is Jim Henson - the Director of the movie? The guy telling the camera operator what to take pictures of?
 
2013-09-24 05:40:05 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: LewDux: What's their appeal?


That would imply a certain sarcastic humor, which is utterly lacking in his post.

/loves me some Statler and Waldorf
 
2013-09-24 05:44:47 PM
I wouldn't be surprised if they had a monitor back there with them - which would explain the whole camera/dialogue thing.
 
2013-09-24 06:16:12 PM
That was wonderful, Subby.  Thanks!


You are welcome.
-Subby

/Today is Jim Henson's birthday
//Miss you much, Jim
///Thanks for my childhood
 
2013-09-24 06:19:03 PM
That was amusing! In the piece shortly after with Ms. Piggy, I can't tell if they were using a voice changer, poor compression, or what was going on there.

Poor compression.
This was 1979. All analog.
And they may have been shooting with the cheapest camera that also recorded audio that they could find.
It's amazing the footage has survived all these years.
 
2013-09-24 06:29:13 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqWJD1ov6oY
Actually--found the Emmet Otter outtakes online.  Pretty good stuff.



Jim sure did love his drum. All $10 of it!
 
2013-09-24 06:34:27 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20ToTvg4I_M

Muppet outtakes at the Muppets at Disneyworld
 
2013-09-24 07:34:42 PM
A bear in his natural habitat...a Studebaker! :D
 
2013-09-24 08:26:48 PM
"Our first what, Piggy?"
 
2013-09-24 08:26:57 PM
A bear in his natural habitat...a Studebaker! :D


Aw where's the Facebook 'Like' button when you finally need it? :P
 
2013-09-24 10:31:01 PM

patricula: I enjoyed that a lot!  Nice post!

And did anyone else hear a H.E.L.P.eR like feedback effect when Miss Piggy was talking?


Glad it wasn't just my laptop.
 
2013-09-24 10:51:13 PM

INeedAName: I'm not so sure that's totally improv[is]ed.


I'm fairly certain these people are pretty much always in character the entire time they have the puppet on. I was actually rather shocked to see the couple shots where someone made the puppeteer crack up so bad he couldn't work the puppet for a second.

AFAIAC that's right up there with seeing Stephen Colbert lose his composure.
 
2013-09-24 11:23:07 PM
Kermit losing his family friendly directives and responding to a really inappropriate joke on the daily show is one of my favourites.  Even with the puppeteer pleading for mercy he stays in character though!

I would link but Comedy Central videos don't play in Canada.
 
2013-09-25 12:52:27 AM
Why could I see Lt Dangle, Jones and Williams from Reno 911 doing this
 
2013-09-25 01:30:38 AM
Some of you are dead inside.

/I weep for you
 
2013-09-25 01:36:17 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: LewDux: What's their appeal?

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Child pacification.
 
2013-09-25 02:01:19 AM
of all the things that sent me over the edge with giggling was when Fozzy expressed his feelings of ennui.  their little existential banter was capped really nicely with that.

/have you ever experienced ennui?
//ON WEED?
 
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