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Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Muppet Questions # 15 & # 16 Answered

On Friday, 17th November, 2006 at 8:52:02 AM, Riss said ...

Muppet Questions: Which of the three proposed covers for Season 2 of The Muppet Show would you most like to see released? AND If they release Season 2 with three different covers, will you want one of each? :)



As the person who bought me Season One for my birthday, methinks you have ulterior motives for asking this question! Still, I'm not one to stand in the way of a present, so here goes:

The three proposed covers for Season Two of The Muppet Show are pictured below. Personally, I prefer the one on the right, but any of them would look great. The one on the left is a little unflattering for poor ol' Miss Piggy (IMHO), but considering the Season One cover art (for the special release, at least) depicted an extreme close-up of Kermit's chest and collar, perhaps they could continue the trend by featuring an extreme close-up of Fozzie's eyes, ears and hat for Season Three (or perhaps his chest, with his hands holding his polka-dot tie), Gonzo's nose, mouth and eyes for Season Four, and one of Rowlf's ears, along with his mouth and one of his hands for Season Five. More likely, though, would be Season Five featuring Animal's open mouth and sharp teeth (with his metal collar visible beneath his chin), rather than them do the right thing and properly credit Rowlf on the cover of the years where he really was placed in the show's five major characters.


The three possible covers for Season Two.


The Season Two release date has been cancelled and re-scheduled so often that fans have given up bothering to keep track. I don't even know if Disney's going to lock in a new date or not anymore. I was able to find the following article online, dated last October, which seems to indicate that we're only a couple of months away from owning it (although we've heard that before).

The Muppet Show Season 2 slated for early 2007 release

Numerous issues have delayed the DVD box set, but release is expected during the first quarter of 2007


By Greg James
October 29, 2006

Fifteen months ago "The Muppet Show Season 1" was released on DVD, and ever since fans have been asking when they would be able to get their hands on season 2.

Pinning down the release hasn't been simple for Disney. Originally it was slated for February, then bumped to a tentative slot in late Summer and then inexplicably delayed again. Legal clearances, material creation/restoration, marketing schemes, leadership changes, production priority schedules -- the reasons are complex and numerous.

Muppets.com polled fans on which Season 2 cover they'd like to see. The official cover has not yet been announced.

Brain Henson said earlier this year when IGN asked about the Muppet Show Season 2, that "Disney is so formulaic and careful and secretive about their DVD release plans" that even he didn't know when the set would be out.

Back in July Muppets.com launched a poll to allow fans to vote on the cover art for the upcoming second season release. Just a few weeks ago the poll was taken down, and the fans' speculation started up again. What does it mean? Is it coming? Was it canceled? What's going on?

Well, we just got word from a reliable source within Buena-Vista Home Entertainment that there is no need to panic. The set is indeed coming. It's taken a while but it will be worth the wait. We were told they are "expecting release in the first quarter of 2007" (after the holidays' DVD production pushes). They'd like to tell more about it, but everything is "top secret" right now. An official announcement with all the details is around the corner.

The set will be out in 2007 and season 3 is also expected for the future (although there are no details on timing).

As for the question of whether I'd want to buy all three copies if they released the DVD using all of the covers, even I'm not that fanatical! One would be enough. I'd either go with the extreme close-up of Piggy's face (especially if they continued the theme of close-ups with Seasons Three to Five), or with my alternative favourite (the one where she's wearing the black cocktail dress against the blue background).

So which one's your favourite, gentle readers?


Green?



Blue?



Or 'Nose'?


.

6 Comments:

At Tuesday, January 16, 2007 12:15:00 pm, Anonymous Tyson said...

Definately 'nose'. Particularly if the photo was unedited and you could see the texture of the fur.

 
At Tuesday, January 16, 2007 9:13:00 pm, Blogger meva said...

No, a girl must always go for the most flattering shot. It's definitely the black dress with the bling. She looks gorgeous.

(This from a woman with Gonzo's nose, Rowlf's ears and Piggy's figure. I'm adorable. Simply can't take a bad photo.)

 
At Wednesday, January 17, 2007 12:35:00 am, Blogger Aussie Rock Chick said...

Were there really only five seasons??? I thought it ran for like 20 years!! Clearly I have a lot to learn about the world of Muppets...


PS I agree with Meva - the one on the right.

 
At Wednesday, January 17, 2007 3:06:00 pm, Blogger Crystal said...

2007 is the Chinese Year Of The Pig - go Ms P!


Muppet Question to Stump The Judges:

which Muppet Show guest star
(of one of the best Muppet Shows)
was charged in 2006 with internetchild pron offences?

 
At Thursday, January 18, 2007 3:09:00 pm, Blogger Riss said...

If they're continuing the textural theme, as tyson mentioned, maybe as well as the fuzzy cover we'll have two eyes with lashes put on the front, yes/no?

Like meva and aussie rock chick, I do prefer "blue" - the black dress and sparkles.

 
At Sunday, January 21, 2007 11:59:00 pm, Blogger BEVIS said...

So, pretty much you're all agreeing with ME, then.

Please note that the second sentence of my second paragraph clearly states: "Personally, I prefer the one on the right ..."

 

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