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Ibeatyouraces
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July 17th, 2012 at 7:15:45 AM permalink
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DUHHIIIIIIIII HEARD THAT!
Wizard
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July 17th, 2012 at 7:46:41 AM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

I'm suddenly afraid to challenge the Wiz to any sort of trivia contest....unless it's the waitress who is answering the questions. I mean, really? He knew the names of those guys?



Oh, you would not want to mess with me when it comes to Muppet trivia. I was born in 65 so was raised on Sesame Street, and then the Muppet Show came along when I was in high school. So I practically grew up with the Muppets. My favorite from Sesame Street: Ernie. My favorite from the Muppet Show: Dr. Bunson Honeydew (of course).
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hook3670
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July 17th, 2012 at 8:21:33 AM permalink
Cookie monster was my favorite. Of course Oscar was great also, never liked big bird. Miss Piggy best muppet.
FarFromVegas
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July 17th, 2012 at 8:23:35 AM permalink
This is the best music video ever, if you're a Muppet fan.

Statler and Waldorf appear at the end.
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AcesAndEights
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July 17th, 2012 at 10:10:34 AM permalink
Unfortunately I was too young to grow up with the Muppet Show, but I do have fond memories of the short-lived Jim Henson Hour show. My family had 4 episodes of it recorded on VHS and I watched them over and over as a kid. Just reading the episode summaries brings back some memories.
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AcesAndEights
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July 17th, 2012 at 10:14:00 AM permalink
How could I forget - I also looooved Muppet Babies when I was a little kid.
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konceptum
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July 17th, 2012 at 12:38:49 PM permalink
Quote: FarFromVegas

This is the best music video ever, if you're a Muppet fan.

Statler and Waldorf appear at the end.

Hate to derail a thread, but does anybody know for certain if the Muppets were designed as a show for kids? Or as a show for adults, that kids could also watch?

The reason I ask is that in the linked video, Miss Piggy ties a man up in her dressing room, then says she's going to slip into something a little more comfortable. There were other suggestive type comments made in the Muppet Show as I remember it as well. However, Katy Perry's outfit was considered too revealing to be on Sesame Street. Sesame Street was clearly designed for kids. But were the Muppets?
DJTeddyBear
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July 17th, 2012 at 1:18:36 PM permalink
As Bart Simpson once said (in response to Homer's not "getting" Ichy & Scratchy), "If cartoons were meant for adults, they'd be on in prime time."

The Simpsons were on in prime time. So were the Muppets. As were the Flintstones. They were also on network television. Sesame Street was daytime, on PBS.

There's a lot of grown up humor in Disney movies too. Not at all racy, but simply over the heads of the kiddies.
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July 17th, 2012 at 1:21:48 PM permalink
One of the few exceptions are probably Mr. Roger's puppets. I don't think there was any adult humor there.
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RaleighCraps
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July 17th, 2012 at 1:26:35 PM permalink
I'm weighing in a little late, and after the decision, but I think the problem is not with the rules, but with the belief that there must be equal enforcement.

It has been stated many times that we are all guests on this site, and as such, we have no EXPECTED RIGHTS.

I like this forum to be a civil place, and 99% of the time it is. Since the Wiz started enforcement of suspensions and bans, it has been operating very nicely. However, I feel it is starting to tip the other way, too much enforcement is being asked for by members. This is not a shot at any one person (I prefer to directly call someone out, if I intend to do so, and that is not my intent here).

It is my opinion that enforcement of the rules CAN and SHOULD be subjective. Certain members spend much of their time on the edge, that is just their on-line persona. Eventually, they are probably going to cross over a little too far, and the Wiz MAY CHOOSE to punish that behavior. We are going wrong by insisting that a punishment is required. This will make it seem that some punishments are arbitrary. So what! If you don't like it, leave. Say goodbye if you want, or don't. OTOH, another person may cross the line only one time, but it could be egregious enough that Wiz decides it merits punishment.

If you are a upstanding member here, and you err in judgement one time, who cares. If you starting getting into personal confrontations with one person, or seem to be taking shots with many people, then I would expect some enforcement to possibly be forthcoming.

Wiz, you are not going to make everyone happy, no matter what you do, or how you try to run your forum. Most who leave, voluntarily or otherwise, make the forum a better place. There are so many good posters on this site, the very few good ones who have left, are not leaving voids. Run this site as you see fit.
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