Wednesday, April 02, 2008
I would be very confident in saying that violent TV or movies never caused me to copy such violence in real life.
I'm pretty sure I needed to see if I could make a sisterphone just like a muppophone.
I loved that CBC put The Muppet Show on before Mr. Dressup in the mornings right in the middle of their educational kids' TV block, despite it being gloriously un-educational.
On an aside, it looks like this skit was inspired by the mouse oran sketch from Monty Python's Flying Circus.
I think the muppet version is actually more since the MP version doesn't show the creatures being battered, and there's someone crying out in protest at the end.
Here's a tidbit from the Muppet Wiki about Marvin Suggs, the mallet-wielding musician:
n the liner notes of the Music, Mayhem and More! CD, Frank Oz said:
I don't recall where Marvin Suggs came from... probably from one of the writer's meetings. But the accent came from my French friend Phillippe Gentry -- I just exaggerated it and made it really annoying. I've always felt Marvin lived in a scuzzy trailer park with his put-upon wife, and he kept the Muppaphones in a cage and would beat them regularly.