History YMMV / MuppetBabies

6th Feb '18 8:53:35 PM TropesForever
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* AwesomeArt: The backgrounds of many of the fantasies are very well drawn and stylized quite realistically, like an etching.
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: Occurs regularly with the stock footage.
--> '''Rowlf:''' Tell her she's cool! Tell her she's -
--> '''Creator/BobHope:''' -nutty as a fruitcake.
* EarWorm: ''"Muppet Babies! We make our dreams come true. Muppet Babies! we'll do the same for you..."''
** There are viewers who STILL remember the words to songs like "Snow White Blues" and "On A Merry-Go-Round", 20-30 years after seeing it.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Si-cuCQZ6Tk "Good things happen in the dark...]]"
** "Big hand, little hand, racing around!/Gee, don't you wish you could slow them down!/Too much fun! You're. Run-ning. Out. Of. Time!"
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jehZplohNOE "We Love Cartoons"]]
* FridgeBrilliance: Kermit wears a sailor suit. At first it just looks like cuteness for cuteness's sake, but think about it. Due to their amphibious nature, Frogs often live close to water. Who else lives close to water? That's right, sailors.
* HilariousInHindsight: There have been hints made [[Film/MuppetsFromSpace that Gonzo is an alien]].
** Bunsen Honeydew also has a 3-D television set he made for the babies to test out in one episode. They would be on the market about twenty-six years later.
** The above-mentioned ''Film/ANewHope'' ShoutOut would become hilarious once Disney bought ''both'' the Muppet franchise in 2004 and Star Wars in 2012. And to complete the hat trick, the show was produced by Marvel Productions!
** In the episode "By the Book", the babies spoof ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'', which they would later do again [[Film/TheMuppetsWizardOfOz as adults.]] Furthermore, in both instances, Kermit plays the Scarecrow, Gonzo plays the Tin Man, and Fozzie plays the Lion.
* NightmareFuel:
** The dark Marvel Productions logo with an evil-looking Franchise/SpiderMan accompanied by [[LastNoteNightmare that HORRIBLE trumpet solo!]]
*** Blame the short-lived live-action/animated companion, ''Little Muppet Monsters'', for that one. It only lasted 3 episodes for a variety of reasons (animation not on time, clash between animation and live-action, not-so-good execution of concept (3 kid Muppets broadcasting their own TV channel, only receivable in the Muppets' own home), etc.). Yet, they kept the theme for the ending of ''Muppet Babies'' until they ended in 1991.
*** The fact that it's [[TheStinger followed by]] [[OnceAnEpisode the customary]] [[ThatsAllFolks "Goooo bye-bye!"]] CouchGag can be seen as either MoodWhiplash at best, or adding insult to injury at worst.
** What's also incredibly bizarre is when you consider this series used footage from a film that later became a franchise. During the third season, there was one episode where Fozzie tells everyone of an "Attack of the Silly Tomatoes" and that sequence used footage from the 1978 film ''Film/AttackOfTheKillerTomatoes''. Due to its ratings success, John De Bello was called to make a sequel (10 years after the original film was made), which led to us having three more movies in the series plus the 1990-1991 Fox Kids cartoon (ironically produced by Marvel Productions).
** The episode where they try to cure Beaker's fear of the dark. ''Everything'' about that episode.
** The episode where they're all making cake, and it randomly cuts to the incredibly creepy Stay Puff Marshmallow Man from ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}'' destroying a city.
** There was this episode where, due to a little accident, one of Fozzie's teeth gets loose. The whole episode, the gang's trying to calm him down, because he'll have to see the dentist. Among the many things they have in fantasies, one of them was a tall man in a dark suit, who suddenly reveals that one of his hands is actually a drill. The freak turns it on and starts getting close to Fozzie's mouth, slowly. The whole thing ends with Kermit screaming, "Fozzie!".
* TheScrappy: Bean Bunny.

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* AwesomeArt: [[YMMV/MuppetBabies1984 The backgrounds of many of the fantasies are very well drawn and stylized quite realistically, like an etching.
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: Occurs regularly with the stock footage.
--> '''Rowlf:''' Tell her she's cool! Tell her she's -
--> '''Creator/BobHope:''' -nutty as a fruitcake.
* EarWorm: ''"Muppet Babies! We make our dreams come true. Muppet Babies! we'll do the same for you..."''
** There are viewers who STILL remember the words to songs like "Snow White Blues" and "On A Merry-Go-Round", 20-30 years after seeing it.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Si-cuCQZ6Tk "Good things happen in the dark...]]"
** "Big hand, little hand, racing around!/Gee, don't you wish you could slow them down!/Too much fun! You're. Run-ning. Out. Of. Time!"
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jehZplohNOE "We Love Cartoons"]]
* FridgeBrilliance: Kermit wears a sailor suit. At first it just looks like cuteness for cuteness's sake, but think about it. Due to their amphibious nature, Frogs often live close to water. Who else lives close to water? That's right, sailors.
* HilariousInHindsight: There have been hints made [[Film/MuppetsFromSpace that Gonzo is an alien]].
** Bunsen Honeydew also has a 3-D television set he made for the babies to test out in one episode. They would be on the market about twenty-six years later.
** The above-mentioned ''Film/ANewHope'' ShoutOut would become hilarious once Disney bought ''both'' the Muppet franchise in 2004 and Star Wars in 2012. And to complete the hat trick, the show was produced by Marvel Productions!
** In the episode "By the Book", the babies spoof ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'', which they would later do again [[Film/TheMuppetsWizardOfOz as adults.]] Furthermore, in both instances, Kermit plays the Scarecrow, Gonzo plays the Tin Man, and Fozzie plays the Lion.
* NightmareFuel:
** The dark Marvel Productions logo with an evil-looking Franchise/SpiderMan accompanied by [[LastNoteNightmare that HORRIBLE trumpet solo!]]
*** Blame the short-lived live-action/animated companion, ''Little Muppet Monsters'', for that one. It only lasted 3 episodes for a variety of reasons (animation not on time, clash between animation and live-action, not-so-good execution of concept (3 kid Muppets broadcasting their own TV channel, only receivable in the Muppets' own home), etc.). Yet, they kept the theme for the ending of ''Muppet Babies'' until they ended in 1991.
*** The fact that it's [[TheStinger followed by]] [[OnceAnEpisode the customary]] [[ThatsAllFolks "Goooo bye-bye!"]] CouchGag can be seen as either MoodWhiplash at best, or adding insult to injury at worst.
** What's also incredibly bizarre is when you consider this series used footage from a film that later became a franchise. During the third season, there was one episode where Fozzie tells everyone of an "Attack of the Silly Tomatoes" and that sequence used footage from the 1978 film ''Film/AttackOfTheKillerTomatoes''. Due to its ratings success, John De Bello was called to make a sequel (10 years after the
original film was made), which led to us having three more movies in the series plus the 1990-1991 Fox Kids cartoon (ironically produced by Marvel Productions).
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The episode where they try to cure Beaker's fear of the dark. ''Everything'' about that episode.
** The episode where they're all making cake, and it randomly cuts to the incredibly creepy Stay Puff Marshmallow Man from ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}'' destroying a city.
** There was this episode where, due to a little accident, one of Fozzie's teeth gets loose. The whole episode, the gang's trying to calm him down, because he'll have to see the dentist. Among the many things they have in fantasies, one of them was a tall man in a dark suit, who suddenly reveals that one of his hands is actually a drill. The freak turns it on and starts getting close to Fozzie's mouth, slowly. The whole thing ends with Kermit screaming, "Fozzie!".
* TheScrappy: Bean Bunny.
2018 reboot]]
7th Jan '18 5:46:54 AM C2
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** The dark Marvel Productions logo with an evil-looking Spiderman accompanied by [[LastNoteNightmare that HORRIBLE trumpet solo!]]

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** The dark Marvel Productions logo with an evil-looking Spiderman Franchise/SpiderMan accompanied by [[LastNoteNightmare that HORRIBLE trumpet solo!]]
28th Sep '17 6:34:13 PM KoopaKid17
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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: When the gang film their own version of ''Film/ANewHope'', Kermit and Piggy play Luke and Leia as the OfficialCouple. Guess they hadn't seen ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' yet...
** [[FridgeBrilliance Maybe Gonzo at least saw it.]] After all, it was him who played Leia's true love Han Solo.
19th Jun '17 1:04:18 PM jccw227
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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jehZplohNOE "We Love Cartoons"]]
30th Mar '17 9:31:53 PM PaulA
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** In the episode "By the Book", the babies spoof TheWizardOfOz, which they would later do again [[TheMuppetsWizardOfOz as adults.]] Furthermore, in both instances, Kermit plays the Scarecrow, Gonzo plays the Tin Man, and Fozzie plays the Lion.

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** In the episode "By the Book", the babies spoof TheWizardOfOz, ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'', which they would later do again [[TheMuppetsWizardOfOz [[Film/TheMuppetsWizardOfOz as adults.]] Furthermore, in both instances, Kermit plays the Scarecrow, Gonzo plays the Tin Man, and Fozzie plays the Lion.
26th Dec '16 12:46:18 PM Mario500
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** There was this episode where, due to a little accident, one of Fozzie's teeth gets loose. The whole episode, the gang's trying to calm him down, because he'll have to see the dentist. Among the many things they have in fantasies, one of them was a tall man in a dark suit, who suddenly reveals that one of his hands is actually a drill. The freak turns it on and starts getting close to Fozzie's mouth, slowly. The whole thing ends with Kermit screaming "Fozzie!". What the hell were the animators thinking?

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** There was this episode where, due to a little accident, one of Fozzie's teeth gets loose. The whole episode, the gang's trying to calm him down, because he'll have to see the dentist. Among the many things they have in fantasies, one of them was a tall man in a dark suit, who suddenly reveals that one of his hands is actually a drill. The freak turns it on and starts getting close to Fozzie's mouth, slowly. The whole thing ends with Kermit screaming "Fozzie!". What the hell were the animators thinking?screaming, "Fozzie!".
24th Nov '16 9:54:11 AM nombretomado
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** What's also incredibly bizarre is when you consider this series used footage from a film that later became a franchise. During the third season, there was one episode where Fozzie tells everyone of an "Attack of the Silly Tomatoes" and that sequence used footage from the 1978 film ''AttackOfTheKillerTomatoes''. Due to its ratings success, John De Bello was called to make a sequel (10 years after the original film was made), which led to us having three more movies in the series plus the 1990-1991 Fox Kids cartoon (ironically produced by Marvel Productions).

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** What's also incredibly bizarre is when you consider this series used footage from a film that later became a franchise. During the third season, there was one episode where Fozzie tells everyone of an "Attack of the Silly Tomatoes" and that sequence used footage from the 1978 film ''AttackOfTheKillerTomatoes''.''Film/AttackOfTheKillerTomatoes''. Due to its ratings success, John De Bello was called to make a sequel (10 years after the original film was made), which led to us having three more movies in the series plus the 1990-1991 Fox Kids cartoon (ironically produced by Marvel Productions).
24th Oct '16 1:29:55 PM LightTigerPeaceGrailRace
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** The dark Marvel Productions logo with an evil-looking Spiderman accompanied by [[LastNoteNightmare THAT horrible trumpet solo]]

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** The dark Marvel Productions logo with an evil-looking Spiderman accompanied by [[LastNoteNightmare THAT horrible that HORRIBLE trumpet solo]]solo!]]
24th May '16 3:03:12 PM twilicorn
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--> '''Bob Hope:''' -nutty as a fruitcake.

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--> '''Bob Hope:''' '''Creator/BobHope:''' -nutty as a fruitcake.



** Thirty years later, this troper STILL remembers the words to "Snow White Blues" and "On A Merry-Go-Round."

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** Thirty years later, this troper There are viewers who STILL remembers remember the words to songs like "Snow White Blues" and "On A Merry-Go-Round."Merry-Go-Round", 20-30 years after seeing it.



** [[FridgeBrilliance Maybe Gonzo at least saw it.]] After all, who was it that played Leia's true love Han Solo? Gonzo.

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** [[FridgeBrilliance Maybe Gonzo at least saw it.]] After all, it was him who was it that played Leia's true love Han Solo? Gonzo.Solo.
21st May '16 12:21:00 PM erforce
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** The episode where they're all making cake, and it randomly cuts to the incredibly creepy Stay Puff Marshmallow Man from ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' destroying a city.

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** The episode where they're all making cake, and it randomly cuts to the incredibly creepy Stay Puff Marshmallow Man from ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}'' destroying a city.
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