The Muppets -  The Kermit Fourth-Wall Stammer (356 views) Notify me whenever anyone posts in this discussion.Subscribe
From: Mike C. (Salmoto)9/26/17 12:20 PM 
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We've gone on a lot about the trademark Kermit freakout in the past, but there seems to be another trait, and I suspect it's exclusive to the Jim Kermit, and it's the need to explain nervously that whatever he's doing in the moment is not real. In my mind, the most stick-out one is "Waiting at the Church," where he wants to make absolutely sure that this is just a song, he's not married, and Piggy is only wearing a pillow under her dress. That one is pretty minor, but then there's the whole Stunt Show segment from "The Muppets at Walt Disney World," where he constantly rambles that nothing he's doing is real, because he's worried about his squeaky clean image in contrast to playing Indiana Jones. I'm sure there are a few other examples, but I can't recall them. Which is why I made the thread. 

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From: Beth C (ZoriFraggle)9/26/17 8:12 PM 
To: Mike C. (Salmoto) unread  (2 of 9) 
 17314.2 in reply to 17314.1 

He has lots of good ones in The Great Muppet Caper, but then again, so does everyone else...

“What makes you think there’s gonna be a next time?”
“Well, if there isn’t, it’s gonna be a real short movie.”

“Why are you telling me all this?”
“It’s plot exposition, it has to go somewhere.”

“Next time they want stunts, they get a double.”

“What a great number!”

“I hate to be rude, but we’re trying to do a movie here.”

“You’re overacting. You’re hamming it up!”
“I am not! I am trying to save this movie.”
“Yeah, well save your performance instead!”

“You can’t even sing! Your voice was dubbed!”

“What are you doing here?”
“A very brief cameo.”
“Me too.”

“Why am I doing this? Because I’m a villain; it’s pure and simple.”


From: Shane (Oscarfan1)9/26/17 8:22 PM 
To: Mike C. (Salmoto) unread  (3 of 9) 
 17314.3 in reply to 17314.1 

There are the gags from TMS where he drinks milk or blows out a candle and remarks to the camera, "Think about that, folks."

  • Edited September 26, 2017 8:23 pm  by  Shane (Oscarfan1)

From: Joe N-G (JoeNG)9/26/17 8:31 PM 
To: Shane (Oscarfan1)  (4 of 9) 
 17314.4 in reply to 17314.3 

There are all the bits on Sesame Street where he's a director explaining in great detail how everything was fake.


From: Lucas (MuppetFan101)9/28/17 10:09 AM 
To: Joe N-G (JoeNG)  (5 of 9) 
 17314.5 in reply to 17314.4 

I think The Muppets Take Manhattan is the only movie where they never address they're in the movie.


From: Joe (JParanoid) Posted by host9/28/17 10:16 AM 
To: Lucas (MuppetFan101)  (6 of 9) 
 17314.6 in reply to 17314.5 

Do they break the fourth wall in Muppets From Space?  I honestly don't remember.


From: Scott (scarecroe) DelphiPlus Member Icon9/28/17 10:17 AM 
To: Joe (JParanoid)  (7 of 9) 
 17314.7 in reply to 17314.6 

Hulk Hogan talks to the camera, and Pepe brings attention to the fact that they're in a Muppet movie when he talks to the Dawson's Creek kids.


From: Joe (JParanoid) Posted by host9/28/17 10:20 AM 
To: Scott (scarecroe) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (8 of 9) 
 17314.8 in reply to 17314.7 

Ah.  Right.


From: Lucas (MuppetFan101)9/28/17 10:34 AM 
To: Joe (JParanoid)  (9 of 9) 
 17314.9 in reply to 17314.8 

Probably my favorite fourth-wall break comes from the Senor Wences episode where Kermit and Fozzie are talking about puppets...

Gonzo: What a stupid idea. Who wants to watch dolls wiggle? Even I wouldn't do an act like that. Talk about boring!

Kermit: (to Fozzie) I didn't have the heart to tell him...


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