Talk:The Muppets

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Neutral notification of discussion about is Big Bird a muppet[edit]

Please participate here: Talk:Hollywood_Walk_of_Fame#big_bird_is_not_a_Muppets_character.— alf laylah wa laylah (talk) 15:44, 11 February 2014 (UTC)

Missing muppet film[edit]

Missing muppet films & box office numbers

Sesame Street: Follow That Bird. $13,961,370

The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland $11,683,047 - — Preceding unsigned comment added by 77.101.38.140 (talk)

Those aren't Muppet franchise films, but Sesame Street films. - BilCat (talk) 21:41, 27 March 2014 (UTC)

What is a muppet vs a Muppet[edit]

This has been discussed very briefly, but why does this article make a distinction between a "muppet" (type of puppet created by Jim Henson and his crew) and the "Muppets" (group of characters who star in the Muppet franchise)? If this article is specifically about the franchise, why is there no article about muppets in general which includes characters not in the Muppet franchise, such as those from Fraggle Rock, Sesame Street and Dark Crystal? It seems to be an incredibly petty distinction to say that Big Bird, Cookie monster and the Count are not Muppets, but are muppets.

Also, the article is inconsistent with this franchise focus as it begins with Sam and Friends. There are no Muppets on that program. Kermit is a lizard who eventually became Kermit the Frog, so it isn't even the same character. The article List of Muppets includes all muppets from the muppet universe, not just the Muppet franchise. The article also mentions appearances in commercials and late night talk shows. These appearances included several muppets who are not in the franchise, yet this is included as an early appearance of Muppets. What justification is there in this article to distinguish between the two?

DFS (talk) 18:44, 31 July 2014 (UTC)

DFS, you've actually hit upon a controversial topic. The Wikipedia community hasn't come to consensus about it, which is reflected in many Muppet-themed articles. My specialty here is Sesame Street articles, so my life is easy because the characters are clearly defined as Muppets. Elsewhere, like with this article, the definition of "Muppet" is less clear and we haven't figured out how to deal with it. This is what needs to happen: one editor needs to do some research, bring his/her findings here, and then lead the discussion to consensus. As you can imagine, this potentially is a huge undertaking. When I'm feeling ambitious, I think that I should be that person, considering my vast experience working on SS articles, but then the thought of it overwhelms me. Of course, I had similar feelings about improving the SS articles, and there's substantially more sources about it than about Henson and his creative activities, and about the businesses he built around them. Anything's possible, I suppose. Of course, this isn't something I want to take on at the current time. Christine (Figureskatingfan) (talk) 20:08, 31 July 2014 (UTC)

Time[edit]

Can anyone tell us when the program "Exploding Cop" appeared? I saw it in Britain in 1998. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.177.172.64 (talk) 13:22, 17 January 2015 (UTC)

I have had great difficulty finding the program you refer to. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2A02:C7D:B300:C700:3176:200C:9CBC:A2AD (talk) 16:59, 26 April 2017 (UTC)
There is a film called "Exploding Cop", but with dinosaurs. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2A02:C7D:B300:C700:3176:200C:9CBC:A2AD (talk) 17:06, 26 April 2017 (UTC)

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