Throw It In: Puppet Shows

  • In the Candice Bergen episode of The Muppet Show, Kermit ended the episode by attempting to pie Fozzie Bear in the face. However, Kermit didn't get enough cream on Fozzie's face, so he pied Fozzie again and ended up hitting part of Bergen's shirt. Fozzie said, "Look what you just did!"
    • A change that became an establishing character moment for Miss Piggy: in one of her earliest appearances, the script called for her to slap Kermit over some disagreement. Frank Oz instead had her karate-chop Kermit with a wild yell. The rest is history.
  • In a certain Sesame Street segment, Kermit was supposed to sing the ABC's with a little girl. Only the child decided to have her own little joke by shouting "Cookie Monster!" at various points in the song. Jim Henson played along with it, creating one of the funniest moments in the show's history.
  • A more dramatic example from Thunderbirds: while filming the climactic landing sequence of "Trapped In The Sky", the string holding one of the Elevator Cars onto the rolling road suddenly snapped, causing it to veer out of control and crash. Special effects director Derek Meddings was so impressed by the realism of the crash that he convinced the Andersons to rewrite the script to incorporate it, adding a shot of the out-of-control Elevator Car crashing into a parked aircraft.