The 20 Stories Behind 20 Muppet Favorites

Submitted by: icametoplay 8 years ago in Misc
http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/21354

Ever wonder how the Cookie Monster, Kermit, Animal and the rest of the Muppets came to be? These are the reasons...
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Male 14,332
Oh ya and someone needs to start a metal band with this guy.

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Male 14,332
This is the guy who does Elmo I would`ve guessed a woman did the voice I was way off.
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Female 9,475
Brings back memories. I love Seame Street.

My favorite is Elmo and Big Bird.

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Female 4,447
Very interesting! I`d always wondered about the inspirations behind Henson and Oz`s characters.
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Female 1,690
lol, i love the muppets! now im all nostalgic. and btw Pepe is so boss.
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Male 400
You`re obviously retarded if you don`t get that gonzo`s face is an upside down penis.
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Female 785
Gonzo & ANIMAAAAAAL = the best.
...and Bert and Ernie are SO gay. They needa come out of the closet already.
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Female 15,763
I always figured it was some orgy involving hand and a few different kinds of animals...

This is much less creepy!

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Female 2,927
i thought bert died? didnt they give him cancer or somthing?
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Female 101
Pepe and Sweetums all the WAY.
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Male 2,703
octwilite, he still does still laugh, sometimes not the lightning. he also still has the batty bats, but lately he`s just been playing the organ.
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Female 269
Oscar`s my favourite ^_^
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Female 188
So, the Count doesn`t laugh & have thunder & lightning after he finishes counting anymore?

That`s just wrong...

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Male 2,703
Kermit is no longer on sesame street :cry:

you would think Big Bird would take over the show as he seemed the next processor to Kermit, but ELMO came out of the blue (or red) and now has a 1/2 hour segment...

anyone who has kids and they watch sesame street, you have grown to hate elmo.

btw, grover is one of the best. I bought a VHS off amazon for $8 JUST so I can see the grover the waiter scenes.

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Male 1,598
On Oscar the Grouch:
"In Pakistan, his name is Akhtar and he lives in an oil barrel."

LAWL!

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Female 668
Grover I looooooooove you
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Female 79
This item gives me an excuse to share a cherished clip of a very early version of Elmo (back when he still kicked some butt, thank you!)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSOu5C55k...
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Male 37,732
Interesting! A nice overview of the genius that Henson and Oz created.
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Female 4,197
arblesnarf22 - first posters arent that liked around here... its douchy.

Anywho, i love this.. i love the muppets so much. had a lot of interesting facts in there!

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Male 3,014
That was enlightening.

Oh, and bye arble.

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Male 3,255
Hah, good link.
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Male 868
Wocka wocka!
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Female 354
Pretty neat stories... Gotta <3 Cookie Monster
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Male 224
Link: The 20 Stories Behind 20 Muppet Favorites [Rate Link] - Ever wonder how the Cookie Monster, Kermit, Animal and the rest of the Muppets came to be? These are the reasons...
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