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  1. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

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    I saw this and had to share...

    http://au.news.yahoo.com/040824/11/p/qgmt.html

    Pretty much says ABC is going to be making a Muppet Wizard of Oz and its going to have a Tarentino cameo

    A Muppet Wizard of Oz would rule...

    It would probably be more of a take off of the movie than the book but still should be good.
     
  2. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    HAHAHA! Damn, that's going to be funny. I can just see the Munchkin seen now....but Miss Piggy as the Wicked Witch? Hmm, back in the 80s if they'd done this she'd be Glinda the Good Witch. Interesting....

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  3. aus_dave macrumors regular

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    Nice find :).

    This quote was at the end of the article:

    'Tarantino's acting credits include a guest arc on ABC's "Alias," as well as the 1995 feature "Destiny Turns on the Radio".'

    What about Jimmy in "Pulp Fiction"? That was a great cameo surely :eek:.
     
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    Doo doooooo... do-doo do. :p

    I hope Statler and Waldorf have a little more substantial parts this time around.
     
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    probably tv credits, since tarantino's been in a lot of other stuff (like dusk to dawn)
     
  6. emw macrumors G4

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    Yeah, there won't be a Wizard, just those two guys sitting up in the balcony ridiculing everybody...
     
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    The real question is, will I still be able to listen to Darkside of the Moon while watching it? :D
     
  8. ejb190 macrumors 65816

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    You beat me to it!!!!!

    Love Statler and Waldorf, but it's just not the same without having Jim Henson and Richard Hunt doing the voices....
     
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    Thats funny.. I can see it now.. Them going off....
     
  10. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Who's going to be the wizard? That should be interesting.....

    That and the flying monkeys...:D

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    The Muppets are cute at what they have done. I think that the "Wizard Of OZ" is just fine the way it is. IMHO there is not way to improve on perfection. Just not really made for puppets, just would not be the same.
     
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    what about the flying monkeys? :p
     
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    I was thinking that exact same thing.
     
  15. MongoTheGeek thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Stratler and Waldorf perhaps... Pay no attention to the two men in the balcony...

    I can see animal leading flying monkeys. Fozzy would be a great scarecrow. I can see all sorts of infighting with miss piggy arguing that she should be Dorothy. They may do it as a show in a show thing. So many possibilities.
     
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    it wouldn't be improving on perfection. it would be taking it a different route. i have no interest in the wizard of oz, but i do in the muppets. it's not meant to be the same :rolleyes:
     
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    I think that they should have Statler and Whaldorf do commentaries on the DVD's, a la MST3K. That would be great.
     
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    I can't even count the shades of "wrong" that is the addition of Quentin Tarantino to a combination of the Muppets with the Wizard of Oz.

    And suddenly, Dorothy whips out a katana and goes to town on the Wicked Witch, while Kermit, Fozzie, and Quentin (in the roles of the Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Cowardly Lion, respectively) unload their semi-autos at the Flying Buttmonkeys! (though curiously, both the monkeys and Toto are played here by chickens.)

    Which my associative memory immediately connects to Gonzo, and from there to the rendition of "When a Man Loves a Chicken" that woke me up the other morning.

    WRONG, I tell you. WRONG. :eek: :p
     
  19. MongoTheGeek thread starter macrumors 68040

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    That would so rock
     
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    From the sound of it Tarantino will just have a cameo and if they do a movie in a movie then you could have him pitching the above to Kermit who will turn it down. Imagine though Miss Piggy in blue gingham doing a matrix style spin slice with a katana.

    Gonzo and the Chickens could be reasonable witch/flying monkeys....

    Never heard when a man loves a chicken. Sounds like fun.
     
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    For some reason, Elton John, the Muppets, and Crocodile Rock comes to mind.. [shudder]
     
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    "I am melting" is all I can say over this news. I hope that it takes 30 years to make it!
     

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