History Series / TheMuppetShow

23rd May '17 11:38:05 AM PuffyTreat
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** Due to the whole "theater" format being something they were given as a mandate, they ultimately decided to play it like an AffectionateParody of Old Vaudeville style entertainment, giving the series a timeless feel that's helped it to feel far less dated than the majority of other mid 70s-early 80s variety series.
14th Apr '17 7:30:52 PM BuddyBoy600alt
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* EverybodyCries: Does so in the closing number with Creator/SylvesterStallone and a group of Muppets singing ''A Bird in A Gilded Cage''.
10th Apr '17 3:33:06 PM PaulA
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** Miss Piggy does a duet with Kermit called "Waiting at the Church", a song about a bride getting stood up at the alter. During the number, Piggy is dressed in a bridal gown, and appears to be visibly pregnant!
--->'''Kermit:''' [[PillowPregnancy Now would you please take that pillow out from under your dress?]]
--->'''Miss Piggy:''' I ''like'' it!

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** Miss Piggy does a duet with Kermit called "Waiting at the Church", a song about a bride getting stood up at the alter.altar. During the number, Piggy is dressed in a bridal gown, and appears to be visibly pregnant!
--->'''Kermit:''' [[PillowPregnancy Now would you please take that pillow out from under your dress?]]
--->'''Miss
dress?]]\\
'''Miss
Piggy:''' I ''like'' it!
10th Apr '17 11:11:26 AM jccw227
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** Miss Piggy does a duet with Kermit called "Waiting at the Church", a song about a bride getting stood up at the alter. During the number, Piggy is dressed in a bridal gown, and appears to be visibly pregnant!
--->'''Kermit:''' [[PillowPregnancy Now would you please take that pillow out from under your dress?]]
--->'''Miss Piggy:''' I ''like'' it!
6th Apr '17 8:35:36 AM hullflyer
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* OnlySaneEmployee: Arguably the inspiration of the trope, as [[http://bloglynch.blogspot.com/2009/06/30-rock-is-rip-off-of-muppet-show.html one blog post]] humorously points out.

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* OnlySaneEmployee: Arguably the modern inspiration of the trope, as [[http://bloglynch.blogspot.com/2009/06/30-rock-is-rip-off-of-muppet-show.html one blog post]] humorously points out.trope.
6th Apr '17 8:29:47 AM hullflyer
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** If the celebrity guest stars aren't keeping up with the Muppets in the scenery chewing department, then they're just flat-out doing it wrong. Exhibit A: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkdivOqq2pA Mark Hamill impersonating Kermit and Fozzie, followed by a bout of tapdancing]]. Exhibit B: Roger Moore judo-chopping a laser-toting fluffy bunny while singing "Talk to the Animals".

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** If the celebrity guest stars aren't keeping up with the Muppets in the scenery chewing department, then they're just flat-out doing it wrong. Exhibit A: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkdivOqq2pA Mark Hamill impersonating Kermit and Fozzie, followed by a bout of tapdancing]].tapdancing. Exhibit B: Roger Moore judo-chopping a laser-toting fluffy bunny while singing "Talk to the Animals".
6th Apr '17 8:29:15 AM hullflyer
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** If the celebrity guest stars aren't keeping up with the Muppets in the scenery chewing department, then they're just flat-out doing it wrong. Exhibit A: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkdivOqq2pA Mark Hamill impersonating Kermit and Fozzie, followed by a bout of tapdancing]]. Exhibit B: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=benooTZH1i4 Roger Moore judo-chopping a laser-toting fluffy bunny while singing "Talk to the Animals"]].

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** If the celebrity guest stars aren't keeping up with the Muppets in the scenery chewing department, then they're just flat-out doing it wrong. Exhibit A: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkdivOqq2pA Mark Hamill impersonating Kermit and Fozzie, followed by a bout of tapdancing]]. Exhibit B: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=benooTZH1i4 Roger Moore judo-chopping a laser-toting fluffy bunny while singing "Talk to the Animals"]].Animals".
6th Apr '17 6:27:44 AM hullflyer
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* ExecutiveMeddling: Scooter's Uncle J. P. Grosse is an in-universe example. [[Invoked]]

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* ExecutiveMeddling: Scooter's Uncle J. P. Grosse is an [[InvokedTrope in-universe example. [[Invoked]]example]].
25th Mar '17 7:37:05 AM PaulA
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* AmericanAccents: One episode had an entire sketch centered around the guest's thick Dixie accent, featuring such lines as:
-->'''Guest:''' What right do you have to be here?\\
'''Rolf:''' What rat? This rat. ''(produces rat)''\\
'''Guest:''' Put up your hands!\\
'''Rolf:''' Put up my hens? Okay. ''(places a pair of chickens on the counter)''



* FollowTheLeader:
** ''Le Bébête Show'' was the first French satirical puppet show. It represented major French political figures as characters similar to those of ''The Muppet Show'', with, for instance, President François Mitterrand portrayed as a frog named Kermitterrand (and naming himself ''God'').
** ''Series/FrenchAndSaunders'' was more or less ''The Muppet Show'' with people.



* ImpactSilhouette: Rudolf Nureyev's close encounter with Miss Piggy ends with him fleeing and leaving a man-shaped hole in the wall.



* ManShapedHole: The outcome of Rudolf Nureyev's encounter with Miss Piggy.



* NoKillLikeOverkill: The Swedish Chef ends up "cutting" a ([[NinjaPirateRobotZombie sentient, Japanese]]) cake in half with a "[[AsLongAsItSoundsForeign cakenschmooscher]]" (baseball bat). Of course, the cake was more crushed than sliced, but by that point the Chef didn't really care too much...



* OnceAnEpisode: Miss Piggy becoming furious.

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* OnceAnEpisode: OncePerEpisode: Miss Piggy becoming furious.



** PirateParrot: Assisting Cleese ([[Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus "Do you want to be an ex-parrot?"]]) and Jackson; it may even have been the same parrot on both occasions. And a near miss in the episode guest-starring Gilda Radner; she plans to do a duet from ''ThePiratesOfPenzance'' with a talking parrot, but there's [[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/File:Gildaradner.jpg a slight misunderstanding]].
* APirate400YearsTooLate: One "Pigs In Space" sketch had John Cleese attacking the Swinetrek as a pirate -- of the swashbuckler variety. Link Hogthrob informs him that he's a few centuries out of place, which leads to an argument between John and his parrot.
-->'''Captain Link:''' This is the ''Swinetrek'', bound for the othe side of the universe! ''You're'' supposed to be on an ocean someplace!\\

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* APirate400YearsTooLate:
** PirateParrot: Assisting Cleese ([[Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus "Do you want to be an ex-parrot?"]]) and Jackson; it may even have been the same parrot on both occasions. And a near miss in the episode guest-starring Gilda Radner; she plans to do a duet from ''ThePiratesOfPenzance'' with a talking parrot, but there's [[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/File:Gildaradner.jpg a slight misunderstanding]].
* APirate400YearsTooLate:
One "Pigs In Space" sketch had John Cleese attacking the Swinetrek as a pirate -- of the swashbuckler variety. Link Hogthrob informs him that he's a few centuries out of place, which leads to an argument between John and his parrot.
-->'''Captain Link:''' This is the ''Swinetrek'', bound for the othe other side of the universe! ''You're'' supposed to be on an ocean someplace!\\



* PirateParrot: Assisting Cleese ([[Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus "Do you want to be an ex-parrot?"]]) and Jackson; it may even have been the same parrot on both occasions. And a near miss in the episode guest-starring Gilda Radner; she plans to do a duet from ''Theatre/ThePiratesOfPenzance'' with a talking parrot, but there's [[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/File:Gildaradner.jpg a slight misunderstanding]].



* SpacePirate: Attacks the ''Swinetrek'' during the "Pigs in Space" sketch in the Creator/JohnCleese episode. Technically just a normal pirate (complete with HookHand and PirateParrot) who's very, very lost.

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* SpacePirate: Attacks SpacePirates: One attacks the ''Swinetrek'' during the "Pigs in Space" sketch in the Creator/JohnCleese episode. Technically just a normal pirate (complete with HookHand and PirateParrot) who's very, very lost.



* StrawmanPolitical: Sam the Eagle is a conservative one, though like everything else on the show, it's taken to humorous extremes, such as in his monologue about people being naked underneath their clothing.

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* StrawmanPolitical: StrawCharacter: Sam the Eagle is a conservative one, though like everything else on the show, it's taken to humorous extremes, such as in his monologue about people being naked underneath their clothing.


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* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: The Swedish Chef ends up "cutting" a ([[NinjaPirateRobotZombie sentient, Japanese]]) cake in half with a "[[AsLongAsItSoundsForeign cakenschmooscher]]" (baseball bat). Of course, the cake was more crushed than sliced, but by that point the Chef didn't really care too much...
24th Mar '17 1:34:03 PM Bissek
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* AmericanAccents: One episode had an entire sketch centered around the guest's thick Dixie accent, featuring suck lines as:

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* AmericanAccents: One episode had an entire sketch centered around the guest's thick Dixie accent, featuring suck such lines as:
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