Muppets & Tarintino doing a TV version of "Wizard of Oz"

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  1. Chris

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    I was interested until I read "Ashanti" in the article. Yuck.
     
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    Your thread title is a little misleading...I thought Tarantino was DIRECTING this...now THAT would have me interested!

    Ditto on the Ashanti comment.
     
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    It'd be interesting enough to have an all-Muppet version of "The Wizard of Oz", but with Tarantino and Ashanti attached to the project, it'll be like a vacuum cleaner: it'll suck and blow at the same time. [​IMG]
     
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    They've established that humans play the leads in muppet movies now. Besides, who would play Dorothy? Janice? There aren't a lot of female muppets.
     
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    You've got Janice, Mrs. Piggy of the originals
    Spamela Hamderson, of Muppets tonight.. uh.. You're right. I'm struggling. Lots of really non-human females (birds, honker creatures, etc.) but hmm.
     
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    It could have been worse. We could have had Hilary Duff playing Dorothy.

    http://www.jimhillmedia.com/mb/artic...le.php?ID=1052

    I'm guessing the thinking is, since Brandy worked so well for them with Cinderella, doing a similar thing with Ashanti might also work.

    Queen Latifah could also be fun, tho...

    Jason
     
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    EricSchulz wrote (post #3):


    Nothing like a few disembowlings and beheadals, not to mention foul-mouthed muppets, to shake up the ol' family tv.
     
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    I'd much rather have Duff. But Ashanti will make a great Dorothy.......for me to poop on
     
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    I heard about this a few months ago, and I believe that I read how this does in the ratings will determine if/when we get anymore Muppet projects or potential series.
     
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    Hey...whats wrong with Ashanti?
     
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    Is this where I subtly imply racism then stand back from the resulting flamewar?

    Seriously, though. She's about double the correct age for the part.
     
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    Kinda like 34-year-old Diana Ross playing Dorothy in The Wiz.
     

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