Muppets endorsing Pizza Hut? Feels all wrong to me.

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  1. Dick

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    Little kids look to the Muppets as role models. Why, those big hairy creatures are practically surrogate parents for many children and, even when somewhat crude, have set positive examples. Now they are hawking Pizza Hut in commercials. Anyone else feel this is a HUGE BETRAYAL? This isn't the same as Fred Flintstone promoting vitamins. I am quite sure Jim Henson would have abslutely forbade this use of his creations.
     
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    Little kids look to the Muppets as role models. Why, those big hairy creatures are practically surrogate parents for many children and, even when somewhat crude, have set positive examples. Now they are hawking Pizza Hut in commercials. Anyone else feel this is a HUGE BETRAYAL? This isn't the same as Fred Flintstone promoting vitamins. I am quite sure Jim Henson would have abslutely forbade this use of his creations.
     
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    Several of the Muppets' very first appearances were commercials; as brilliant and wonderful a guy as Jim Henson was, he didn't exactly shy away from this sort of thing.
     
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    Several of the Muppets' very first appearances were commercials; as brilliant and wonderful a guy as Jim Henson was, he didn't exactly shy away from this sort of thing.
     
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    Well, I'd be rather disturbed if Miss Piggy was eating a ham pizza. :b [​IMG]

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    Well, I'd be rather disturbed if Miss Piggy was eating a ham pizza. :b [​IMG]

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    She ordered a Grand Slam (with bacon and sausage) in a Denny's commercial a few years ago.
     
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    She ordered a Grand Slam (with bacon and sausage) in a Denny's commercial a few years ago.
     
  9. John Kilduff

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    If we talk about the Muppets as real people (animals and whatevers?), then Miss Piggy made a quip about the Denny's commercials to Entertainment Weekly a few years back. Something along the lines of "It's all Botox now". Cute joke...

    As someone who met the Muppet master once and has read a lot about him in the years following his death, I know that he had the Muppets in commericals from the beginning. It's nothing new, and as long as it keeps the (now-owned-by-Disney) characters afloat, I see no harm in it.

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    Jim Henson was one of the nicest people I ever met.
     
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    If we talk about the Muppets as real people (animals and whatevers?), then Miss Piggy made a quip about the Denny's commercials to Entertainment Weekly a few years back. Something along the lines of "It's all Botox now". Cute joke...

    As someone who met the Muppet master once and has read a lot about him in the years following his death, I know that he had the Muppets in commericals from the beginning. It's nothing new, and as long as it keeps the (now-owned-by-Disney) characters afloat, I see no harm in it.

    Sincerely,

    John Kilduff...

    Jim Henson was one of the nicest people I ever met.
     
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    I think I would be more freaked out if there was ever a crossover between the Muppets and Farscape.
     
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    I think I would be more freaked out if there was ever a crossover between the Muppets and Farscape.
     
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    When I first saw THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, as an 8 year old, I was freaked out by the fact that Yoda spoke with GROVER's voice. :b
     
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    When I first saw THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, as an 8 year old, I was freaked out by the fact that Yoda spoke with GROVER's voice. :b
     
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    Now that they're part of the Disney house, I'd expect them to be whored in every way possible that might result in a couple bucks revenue. [​IMG]
     
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    Now that they're part of the Disney house, I'd expect them to be whored in every way possible that might result in a couple bucks revenue. [​IMG]
     
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    They were already used in some Mastercard commercials. Wasn't that before the Disney ownership?
     
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    They were already used in some Mastercard commercials. Wasn't that before the Disney ownership?
     
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    They did some Polaroid commercials around 1981. "Polaroid Means Fun!"
     
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    They did some Polaroid commercials around 1981. "Polaroid Means Fun!"
     

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