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The Muppets. (ABC) Opinions? Posted in The Muppets. (ABC) Opinions? on Sep 03, 2017
So, I have viewed some of the episodes of The Muppets. on ABC. Yes. The period is part of the title. But personally, I'm not a fan of the show. However, I'm not against The Muppets characters having adult jokes because the Muppets ALWAYS had those kind of jokes. In fact, Jim Henson made live appearances with his characters where they got a little mature. However, here are my problems with the show. The fact that first off, the characters weren't zany like they always were. In the new show, the characters didn't do what they were meant to do: have some chaos, suspend disbelief, big musical numbers, etc. When they stripped down the characters to that extent, there wasn't very much possibilities for Muppet-esque happenings. And then, I will say, number two is the jokes. The Muppets make innuendos that are supposed to be subtle. In their movies and shows, they are subtle. However, the new show just kind of up and made wide-open jokes, which made them not as witty. That is what Henson Alternative is for. Henson Alternative is GREAT and really knows what it's doing, so why mix the two? Henson Alternative and the Muppet Workshop should remain separate, imo. But, so, that's my opinion. It's not that the show was AWFUL. There was some good puppetry in it and I laughed a a few jokes. It was definitely funny. But it didn't FEEL like the Muppets. Thoughts?
Re: Favourite types of puppets?? Posted in Favourite types of puppets?? on Aug 03, 2017
I like Muppet-style Live-hands puppets. I feel like I can get more character out of them. I also like puppets that work with the human-body to create a common illusion. For example, Audrey II in Little Shop of Horrors is one of my favorite examples of that because while in Pod 3, the third stage, you use your arms to move the top and bottom jaw, you also have subtleties with minor movement and moving your whole upper body to create this pod effect. Not to mention, the root tights that you wear give it arm-like motion and more motion in addition to the puppetty portion of the character.