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Kaitlin Stocks
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posted 13 March 2003 02:42 PM      Profile for Kaitlin Stocks   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I don't know about you guys, but the muppets ROCK!! My personal favorite muppet is The Svedish Chef. Bork Bork Bork!!! I love when he makes his chocolate moose. Absolutley wonderful! As well, you've got to love Beaker, Beaker is spectacular. And never forget Fraggle Rock! 80s cartoons in general please me, like the Care Bears and My Little Pony and Strawberry Shortcake... Favorite Care Bear, Love-A-Lot, favorite Pony Sweet Stuff, Favorite Strawberry Shortcake, Raspberry Tart...
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kuba walda
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posted 13 March 2003 03:21 PM      Profile for kuba walda        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
kermit

http://www.muppets.com/


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Alix
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posted 13 March 2003 03:22 PM      Profile for Alix     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
pssst - the Swedish Chef kitchen and figure should be available any time now.

Except toy stores in Kingston don't carry the Muppet figures. But no, I'm not bitter.


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Dr. Mr. Ben
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posted 13 March 2003 05:16 PM      Profile for Dr. Mr. Ben   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I have an embarassing affection for Muppet Babies.

Favourite Thundercat: Panthro; favourite Transformer: Grimlock; favourite Master of the Universe: Man-at-Arms; favourite Superfriend: Green Lantern (whom I firmly believe is the most "Canadian" of all super-heroes);


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Alix
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posted 13 March 2003 05:18 PM      Profile for Alix     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
What about Johnny Canuck?

or Derek Bras d'Ors?

or Corporal Dixon of the Mounted Police?


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Dr. Mr. Ben
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posted 13 March 2003 06:33 PM      Profile for Dr. Mr. Ben   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I think that in general, the superhero is a four-colour manifestation of the myth of the rugged individual, which I don't think has a lot of traction in Canada. Hence the fact that we haven't had much luck with superheroes here. But GL is part of a big organization, keeps the peace, and wears a uniform. You slap a broad-brimmed hat on him and he's a Mountie.
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Gir Draxon
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posted 13 March 2003 06:49 PM      Profile for Gir Draxon     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Can I count in the Sesame Street puppets?

OSCAR!


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The Wizard of Socialism
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posted 13 March 2003 07:11 PM      Profile for The Wizard of Socialism   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Sattler & Waldorf - The two old guys who heckled from the balcony of the muppet theatre.
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Marc
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posted 13 March 2003 09:39 PM      Profile for Marc     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Mahnahmanah!

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Michelle
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posted 13 March 2003 09:50 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I love the two hecklers too - they're at least tied for favorite along with the Swedish Chef and Beaker. Oh, and those aliens on Sesame Street that would say, "yep yep yep yep yep yep...uh huh, uh huh..."

Mahnah Mahnah

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Mandos
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posted 13 March 2003 10:08 PM      Profile for Mandos   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Those aliens are the best. Especially when they would abduct cows and/or try to make first contact with ringing telephones.
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Kaitlin Stocks
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posted 13 March 2003 10:20 PM      Profile for Kaitlin Stocks   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Statler and Waldorf definitely are cool. Ah... I absolutely LOVE bitter old men!
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Alix
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posted 14 March 2003 10:40 AM      Profile for Alix     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
As part of my continuing obsession with the Muppets figures, there is eventually supposed to be a Waldorf and Statler set that will add on the main stage.

But I'm missing Beaker's Laboratory.


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'lance
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posted 14 March 2003 01:14 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
When I was in grad school, a fun pastime in the pub was to work out which of the members of our faculty (university and department removed to protect the ludicrous) were most like which Muppets.

In some cases it was a bit of a stretch, but we found pretty good matches for most of them. The easiest was the department chair that year. He reminded everyone so much of Sam the Eagle that there was no dissension. In fact, we hadn't been the first to think of this. His niece or grand-daughter or whoever had given him a Sam the Eagle mug, which he displayed proudly on his desk...

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paxamillion
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posted 14 March 2003 01:41 PM      Profile for paxamillion   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I like Grover. Do you like Grover, too?
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StephenGM
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posted 14 March 2003 06:23 PM      Profile for StephenGM     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
What about Johnny Canuck?

or Derek Bras d'Ors?

or Corporal Dixon of the Mounted Police?


Indeed. And what about Laddie, or heroic Red Cross nurse Ruth Barton?

Hooray for Johnny Canuck, says I!


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Scott Piatkowski
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posted 16 March 2003 04:01 AM      Profile for Scott Piatkowski   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
I like Grover. Do you like Grover, too?

Not only do I like Grover, but I can do an amazing Grover ... so much so that, even though my kids are now 10 and 8, their classmates can't see me without calling me Grover (and insisting that I say "Hello, Everybodeeeee) I also do a passable Elmo, Cookie Monster, Big Bird, Ernie, Count, Bert, and Kermit.

Not much of a market for such skills, of course


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Flowers By Irene
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posted 16 March 2003 04:36 AM      Profile for Flowers By Irene     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Grover rocks, near and far!
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Treesaw
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posted 16 March 2003 06:25 PM      Profile for Treesaw     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Thanks guys for the little walk down memory lane, for some of us out here, our memories are not that great!
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