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Re: Top 50 Muppets! (LoC #80)
« Reply #30 on: July 24, 2014, 06:27:24 AM »
You, uh, got my list, right Anais?

Yes. What did I get wrong?
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Re: Top 50 Muppets! (LoC #80)
« Reply #31 on: July 25, 2014, 06:51:10 AM »
I wanted to wait until Cole responded to me before I continued, but it's been a day, so I will continue.
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Re: Top 50 Muppets! (LoC #80)
« Reply #32 on: July 25, 2014, 07:52:54 AM »
Number 44 (tie)
 
Walter
  14 Points, 1 of 13 lists, #12 Relaxing Dragon
First Appearance:The Muppets   
Notable Appearances: Muppets Most Wanted
Performer: Peter Linz
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With his Kermit t-shirt and watch, Walter is a devoted fan of the Muppets. The lifelong resident of Smalltown, USA, dreams of meeting his heroes one day, and feels that — just maybe — he belongs with them. So when brother Gary and his girlfriend Mary plan a trip to Los Angeles, Walter joins them with hopes of realizing his dream once and for all.
The role marks the big-screen debut for Walter, and one seemingly written for him. “I play Walter, the world’s biggest Muppet fan,” says the star, “which is a real coincidence, since I happen to be the world’s biggest Muppet fan and my name is Walter. It’s like I was made to play this part.”
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Re: Top 50 Muppets! (LoC #80)
« Reply #33 on: July 25, 2014, 07:53:33 AM »
Number 43 (tie)
 
Bean Bunny
  15 Points, 1 of 13 lists, #11 Cole
First Appearance:The Tale of the Bunny Picnic
Notable Appearances:The Jim Henson Hour, A Muppet Christmas Carol
Performer: Steve Whitmire
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Bean Bunny first appeared in 1986 as the star of the TV special The Tale of the Bunny Picnic. The cute bunny was part of a family headed by Father Bunny and Mother Bunny and helped make peace with the farmer's dog.
In 1989, Bean joined the cast of The Jim Henson Hour, appearing in both the control room and "televised" portions of the MuppeTelevision segments. Although his fellow Muppets often found him to be insufferably cute, the MuppeTelevision ratings were never higher than when the station featured sex, violence and/or Bean Bunny. Whenever Bean was yelled at, particularly by Kermit, he became very scared and whimpered, mostly due to his youth and his sensitivity to noise, a common trait he shares with real bunny rabbits.
An animated version of Bean Bunny was introduced during the seventh season of Muppet Babies, and a pre-teen Bean would later be featured as part of the Muppet Kids series.
Bean was active as a major character only until Steve Whitmire took over performing Kermit the Frog (following the death of Jim Henson) while Whitmire's other character Rizzo the Rat gained higher prominence in the next Muppet production The Muppet Christmas Carol. The film was Bean's only significant role in a Muppet movie, appearing in several scenes as a hapless urchin, who on Christmas morning fetches a turkey twice his size for Scrooge.
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Re: Top 50 Muppets! (LoC #80)
« Reply #34 on: July 25, 2014, 07:54:21 AM »
Number 43 (tie)
 
Aughra
  15 Points, 1 of 13 lists, #11 CJones
First Appearance:The Dark Crystal
Performer: Puppeteer:  Frank Oz ; Voice:  Billie Whitelaw 
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Aughra embodies all races, all genders, and is the very essence of the world of Thra itself. Aughra is wise and experienced enough to know the joy of the world before the takeover by the Skeksis race. It is not clear within the scope of the movie if Aughra is indeed one of a kind, the first and last of her race.
Aughra is an old hermit woman who lives in a brain-shaped observatory atop a mountain. Her home contains a complex orrery that shows the suns, moons, stars and planets of their solar system and their relative positions and motions. She is scientist, alchemist, astronomer, wise woman and witch. She is a cantankerous old woman, but has a sense of humor. She shows no fear before the Skekses, and only anger at the Garthim for destroying her home.
Aughra lost one eye witnessing the first Great Conjunction; using her ability to remove her eyes from her head, she watched the conjunction with one of her eyes, which blinded it in the process.
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Re: Top 50 Muppets! (LoC #80)
« Reply #35 on: July 25, 2014, 07:54:53 AM »
Number 42 (tie)
 
Crazy Harry
  17 Points, 1 of 13 lists, #9 PakMan
First Appearance:The Muppet Movie
Notable Appearances: The Great Muppet Caper, The Muppets, Muppets Most Wanted
Performer: Jerry Nelson  (1977 - 2003); Matt Vogel  (2008 - present)
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Crazy Harry is the pyrotechnic expert on The Muppet Show. An unkempt figure with wild eyes and a mad cackle, he delights in blowing things up. In addition to explosions, he played the triangle bell in the Muppet Orchestra during the first season opening and closing and in the second season closing. His finest hour may well have been in episode 306, accompanying Jean Stapleton on the explodaphone for a particularly frantic rendition of "I'm Just Wild About Harry." Often, when a charater mentioned a explosion related word, Crazy Harry would appear, say, "Did somebody say (explosion related word)?", and cause an explosion.
His film appearances have included, amongst others, The Muppet Movie (as the special effects expert), The Great Muppet Caper (as a resident of the Happiness Hotel), The Muppets Take Manhattan (attending the wedding), Muppets from Space (at the beach), The Muppets' Wizard of Oz (as one of the Flying Monkeys) The Muppets (where at one point, he uses explosives to carve his head into Mount Rushmore) and most recently Muppets Most Wanted, where he sets off explosions during Christoph Waltz' number.
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Re: Top 50 Muppets! (LoC #80)
« Reply #36 on: July 25, 2014, 07:55:32 AM »
Number 42 (tie)
 
Zoot
  17 Points, 1 of 13 lists, #9 Mattwnelson
First Appearance: The Muppet Show
Notable Appearances: The Muppet Movie, The Great Muppet Caper
Performer: Dave Goelz
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Zoot is the balding, blue-haired saxophone player for the Electric Mayhem. According to his performer and builder Dave Goelz, "Zoot is just a fifty-year-old burnt-out musician."[1]
One of Zoot's trademarks is blowing small notes of music at a time. He notably blew the final note of "The Muppet Show Theme" in the closing credits on every episode of The Muppet Show (except episode 123), The Muppets Go Hollywood, and The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years. Although most of his appearances were with the Electric Mayhem, Zoot was more prominently featured as an individual in the early episodes, appearing with Juliet Prowse in a blackout in episode 101, and playing a reluctant duet with Mahna Mahna in "Sax and Violence" in episode 102.
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Re: Top 50 Muppets! (LoC #80)
« Reply #37 on: July 25, 2014, 07:56:06 AM »
Number 42 (tie)
 
The Goblins
  17 Points, 1 of 13 lists, #9 CJones
First Appearance:Labyrinth
Performer: Various
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The goblins are a remarkably diverse race, ranging from only a few inches to several feet in height. They also have drastically different physical features, displaying a diverse range of physical characteristics. Some goblins have small eyes while others have huge, protruding ones, some have horns and wild, unkempt hair while others are completely bald.
The origin of the goblins is unclear. When Jareth is outlining to Sarah what will happen to her infant brother if she fails to rescue him, he says the baby will become "one of us" if she does not reach him in time. This can be taken to mean the baby would have been turned into a goblin had Sarah lost, which in turn implies that the goblins may have once been human children themselves. Contrary to this suggestion, Return to Labyrinth indicates that Jareth found the goblins dwelling in a swamp in a dank forest over a 1000 years prior to Sarah's wishing her brother away to him. Jareth decides to make himself the King of the goblins as he finds them amusing.
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Re: Top 50 Muppets! (LoC #80)
« Reply #38 on: July 25, 2014, 07:56:40 AM »
Number 42 (tie)
 
Telly Monster
  17 Points, 1 of 13 lists, #9 Scott
First Appearance: Sesame Street
Notable Appearances: The Muppets take Manhattan,  Follow that Bird
Performer: Brian Muehl  (1979-1984); Martin P. Robinson  (1984-present)
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Telly Monster is a slightly neurotic young monster who lives at 1304 Sesame Street. Telly was initially conceived as a monster obsessed with watching television; his name is short for Television Monster. In recent years, Telly has often been seen in the company of his good friend Baby Bear. Telly has a great love of triangles, and owns a pet hamster named Chuckie Sue. Telly has a favorite toy doll which he named "Freddy." When Telly was a baby monster, his favorite toy was a stuffed animal horse which he named "Clark" before he got "Freddy". In the video Bedtime Stories & Songs, when Telly comes to Big Bird's nest for a sleepover, he brings a menagerie of different stuffed animals that almost overflow the entire nest. He also plays the bassoon, the tuba and, of course, the triangle. He also occasionally appears as a Monster on the Spot reporter. He also often jumps on a pogo stick, after Mr. Handford taught him how to in a 1993 episode.  
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Re: Top 50 Muppets! (LoC #80)
« Reply #39 on: July 25, 2014, 07:57:14 AM »
 
Number 42 (tie)
 
Sal Minella
  17 Points, 1 of 13 lists, #9 Darth Geek
First Appearance:Muppets Tonight
Notable Appearances: Muppet Treasure Island
Performer: Brian Henson
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Sal Minella is the primate flunky, bodyguard, and all-purpose sidekick to Johnny Fiama.
The puppet used for Sal originated as a generic, unclothed monkey, performing a solo line in the opening song from Muppet Treasure Island. He was performed in this instance by Jerry Nelson.
The monkey was subsequently refitted with a vest and tie, and made his debut as Sal Minella in Muppets Tonight. Sal, who has since been performed by Brian Henson, is devoted to Johnny, though some of his ideas to promote Johnny's career are a bit harebrained.
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Re: Top 50 Muppets! (LoC #80)
« Reply #40 on: July 25, 2014, 07:57:58 AM »
I will try to get some more up later today as well :)

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Re: Top 50 Muppets! (LoC #80)
« Reply #41 on: July 25, 2014, 09:01:55 AM »
This list is the best!  :D
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Re: Top 50 Muppets! (LoC #80)
« Reply #42 on: July 25, 2014, 10:25:41 AM »
I love Sal. And my favorite bit with him is at the beginning of that clip.  :clap: :clap:



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Re: Top 50 Muppets! (LoC #80)
« Reply #43 on: July 25, 2014, 10:58:12 AM »
Holy crap!  I completely forgot Mumford existed until I read this.  Even looking at him it didn't click until "a la peanut butter sandwiches"!

It's one of the few things that stuck with me from Sesame Street. :)


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Re: Top 50 Muppets! (LoC #80)
« Reply #44 on: July 25, 2014, 11:00:55 AM »
When I was a kid I used to love Telly.