The Smurfs are little blue creatures that live in mushroom houses in a forest inhabited mainly by their own kind. The smurfs average daily routine is attempting to avoid Gargomel, an evil man who wants to kill our little blue friends.
The animated adventures of Jim Henson's Muppets as babies. Baby Kermit, Piggy, Gonzo, Animal, Fozzie, Rowlf, Scooter, Skeeter (and later Beans Bunny), under the care of their green striped socks-wearing Nanny, get into mischief using their imaginations. Songs highlighted the series. Written by
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Some of The Muppets' more popular puppet costars are conspicuously absent from this animated version, except in stock clips from The Muppet Show (1976) and related projects. Most of Doctor Teeth's Electric Mayhem Band are absent because their Muppet Show gags revolve primarily around thinly veiled indications of drug use, a big no-no for a children's show. The exception is their drummer Animal, whose shtick is simply being insane and feral, which is apparently OK for children to see. Crazy Harry, an active vandal who goes one step beyond Animal in the lunacy department, was probably seen as a bad role model whose appearance would have jinxed the show's chances of being made. Uncle Sam Eagle, the sourpuss straight-man of the Muppet Show, doesn't suit the playful, anything-goes mood of the cartoon and would have been off-putting to children. Rizzo the Rat was probably too unappealing and/or unnecessarily redundant to other characters' functions. It is odd and inexplicable that Sweetums the Monster was left out, considering the enduring popularity of his fellow Monsters on Sesame Street (1969), aimed at the same demographic - perhaps it was an issue of time and cast constraints on the series. The absence of most other characters including Swedish Chef, Lew Zealand, Beauregard the Janitor, and the Statler & Waldorf duo, can probably be chalked up to the fact that it's a bit difficult, even with the most permissive Muppet logic, to even imagine these characters as babies. See more »
[after talking about telling stories]
Why do you always go first?
The answer to that is simple.
IT'S BECAUSE I SAY SO!
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After the credits of each episode, Gonzo and Animal would do something that matched that episode's theme and it would end with Animal saying "Go bye bye!" See more »
This was one of my all time favorites growing up. I think I saw every episode, up till the 90s episodes anyway. I loved all their crazy adventures and how they'd imagine themselves in movies and TV shows.
I always felt so bad for poor Fozzie. No one ever laughed at his jokes. I felt really bad for him in the episode where he wanted to run away.
My two favorites were Gonzo and Animal. I loved Gonzo because he was weird and marched to the beat of a different drummer. I loved Animal because he was wild.
And of course I loved Barbara Billigsly as Nanny. I always wished we could see her face, but maybe it was better that we couldn't. I still remember the episode where she explained why there are earthquakes. It was simple and in a way a child could understand.
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