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[[Image:Muppets.jpg|right|200px]]The Muppet Show was a TV show that ran in America between 1976 and 1980, created by Jim Henson and his merry band. It had hand puppets called "muppets" doing skits, and often including celebrities.
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[[Image:Muppets.jpg|right|200px]]'''The Muppet Show''' was a TV show that ran in America between 1976 and 1980, created by Jim Henson and his merry band. It had hand puppets called "muppets" doing skits, and often including celebrities.
  
 
* Fan site: http://www.muppetcentral.com
 
* Fan site: http://www.muppetcentral.com
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==The Statler and Waldorf Invasion of 07==
 
==The Statler and Waldorf Invasion of 07==
:[[Image:Statler_waldorf_m.jpg|thumb|Statler and Waldorf comment on mecha shows in [[/m/]]]]Statler and Waldorf are two old geezers who would sit in the box and offer their own comments on the show as each episode ended. [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14njUwJUg1I Overdose video here]
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[[Image:Statler_waldorf_m.jpg|thumb|Statler and Waldorf comment on mecha shows in [[/m/]]]]Statler and Waldorf are two old geezers who would sit in the box and offer their own comments on the show as each episode ended. [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14njUwJUg1I Overdose video here]
:The [[Newfag Summer]] of 2007 had a horrible impact on the quality of the [[4chan]] image boards. Right in the thick of it, though, there was a moment of reprieve. One day (it was probably June 2nd 2007), an Anonymous went across all the image boards and created Statler and Waldorf dialogues relevant to the board at hand. As the best kinds of trolls - they are funny and hate everything equally, even what they do themselves - they were embraced in a childhood-rekindling sweaty hug. Other Anonymice improved, destroyed, created new and recycled old dialogues.
 
:The key to writing a good Statler and Waldorf dialogue lies in customization and characterization. Replacing "this [edition of the Muppet] show" with "topic A" in a dialogue lifted straight from The Muppet Show can work, but this often gets old or falls completely flat. Taking a true characteristic of "topic A" and having Statler and Waldorf use it to put it - and themselves - down *might* be funnier.
 
:Examples from [[/a/]] and [[/m/]]:
 
  
::"[[Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann|Gurren-Lagann]] is off to a really fast start"
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The [[Newfag Summer]] of 2007 had a horrible impact on the quality of the [[4chan]] image boards. Right in the thick of it, though, there was a moment of reprieve. One day (it was probably June 2nd 2007), an Anonymous went across all the image boards and created Statler and Waldorf dialogues relevant to the board at hand. As the best kinds of trolls - they are funny and hate everything equally, even what they do themselves - they were embraced in a childhood-rekindling sweaty hug. Other Anonymice improved, destroyed, created new and recycled old dialogues.
::"Good, maybe it will end quicker!"
 
::"Dooooohohohohohoho!"
 
  
::"[[Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann]]?"
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The key to writing a good Statler and Waldorf dialogue lies in customization and characterization. Replacing "this [edition of the Muppet] show" with "topic A" in a dialogue lifted straight from The Muppet Show can work, but this often gets old or falls completely flat. Taking a true characteristic of "topic A" and having Statler and Waldorf use it to put it - and themselves - down *might* be funnier.
::"Well try saying that three times fast."
 
::"It's the only way to wring some entertainment out of this show!"
 
::"Doooohohohohohoho!"
 
  
::"Wow, there's some stupid stuff going on over there!"
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Examples from [[/a/]] and [[/m/]]:
::"Speaking of stupid, did you happen to watch RahXephon? They used song to disintegrate stuff!"
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:"[[Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann|Gurren-Lagann]] is off to a really fast start"
::"Well, what's so strange about that? They've been doing that on American Idol for years!"
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:"Good, maybe it will end quicker!"
::"Dooooohohohohoho!"
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:"Dooooohohohohohoho!"
  
::"Now what's the appeal of piloting a giant machine?"
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:"[[Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann]]?"
::"Well it does whatever you tell it to."
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:"Well try saying that three times fast."
::"Hey, machine! Start being funny!"
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:"It's the only way to wring some entertainment out of this show!"
::"Dooooohohohohohoho!"
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:"Doooohohohohohoho!"
  
::"Just when you think a thread on /a/ is terrible, something wonderful happens"
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:"Wow, there's some stupid stuff going on over there!"
::"What happens?"
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:"Speaking of stupid, did you happen to watch RahXephon? They used song to disintegrate stuff!"
::"404!"
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:"Well, what's so strange about that? They've been doing that on American Idol for years!"
::"Doooooooohohohoho!"
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:"Dooooohohohohoho!"
  
::"You know, /a/ really improves with age"
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:"Now what's the appeal of piloting a giant machine?"
::"Why? Because the jokes get better?"
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:"Well it does whatever you tell it to."
::"No, because my eyesight gets worse!"
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:"Hey, machine! Start being funny!"
::"Doooooooohohohohoh!"
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:"Dooooohohohohohoho!"
  
::"So I saw [[Higurashi]]. Imagine being stuck in the 80s for the rest of your life."
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:"Just when you think a thread on /a/ is terrible, something wonderful happens"
::"Yeah, I know the feeling."
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:"What happens?"
::"Dooooohohohohoho!"
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:"404!"
::"....."
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:"Doooooooohohohoho!"
::"In any case it was an emotional experience."
 
::"Now, there's a show that makes you suffer with its characters."
 
::"Yeah, too bad they only had to face medieval torture. We had to watch them try to be funny."
 
::"They were trying to be funny? Why does nobody tell me these things?"
 
  
::''>>4011389''
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:"You know, /a/ really improves with age"
::''>This Statler and Waldorf thing never gets old''
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:"Why? Because the jokes get better?"
::"Are you kidding? This was old in the Roosevelt years!"
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:"No, because my eyesight gets worse!"
::"Yeah, Teddy Roosevelt!"
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:"Doooooooohohohohoh!"
::"Dooohohohoho!"
 
  
<!--THIS MUST BE THE LAST ENTRY IN THE LIST, NO MATTER WHAT-->::"Ah there's nothing like an epic thread"
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:"So I saw [[Higurashi]]. Imagine being stuck in the 80s for the rest of your life."
::"Yeah, and this was nothing like it"
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:"Yeah, I know the feeling."
::"Dooooooooohoohohoho!"
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:"Dooooohohohohoho!"
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:"....."
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:"In any case it was an emotional experience."
 +
:"Now, there's a show that makes you suffer with its characters."
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:"Yeah, too bad they only had to face medieval torture. We had to watch them try to be funny."
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:"They were trying to be funny? Why does nobody tell me these things?"
  
[[Category:Memes & Terms]]
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:''>>4011389''
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:''>This Statler and Waldorf thing never gets old''
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:"Are you kidding? This was old in the Roosevelt years!"
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:"Yeah, Teddy Roosevelt!"
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:"Dooohohohoho!"
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<!--THIS MUST BE THE LAST ENTRY IN THE LIST, NO MATTER WHAT-->:"Ah there's nothing like an epic thread"
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:"Yeah, and this was nothing like it"
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:"Dooooooooohoohohoho!"
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[[Category:Memes and Terms]]

Revision as of 10:44, 14 November 2011

Muppets.jpg

The Muppet Show was a TV show that ran in America between 1976 and 1980, created by Jim Henson and his merry band. It had hand puppets called "muppets" doing skits, and often including celebrities.

The Statler and Waldorf Invasion of 07

Statler and Waldorf comment on mecha shows in /m/

Statler and Waldorf are two old geezers who would sit in the box and offer their own comments on the show as each episode ended. Overdose video here

The Newfag Summer of 2007 had a horrible impact on the quality of the 4chan image boards. Right in the thick of it, though, there was a moment of reprieve. One day (it was probably June 2nd 2007), an Anonymous went across all the image boards and created Statler and Waldorf dialogues relevant to the board at hand. As the best kinds of trolls - they are funny and hate everything equally, even what they do themselves - they were embraced in a childhood-rekindling sweaty hug. Other Anonymice improved, destroyed, created new and recycled old dialogues.

The key to writing a good Statler and Waldorf dialogue lies in customization and characterization. Replacing "this [edition of the Muppet] show" with "topic A" in a dialogue lifted straight from The Muppet Show can work, but this often gets old or falls completely flat. Taking a true characteristic of "topic A" and having Statler and Waldorf use it to put it - and themselves - down *might* be funnier.

Examples from /a/ and /m/:

"Gurren-Lagann is off to a really fast start"
"Good, maybe it will end quicker!"
"Dooooohohohohohoho!"
"Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann?"
"Well try saying that three times fast."
"It's the only way to wring some entertainment out of this show!"
"Doooohohohohohoho!"
"Wow, there's some stupid stuff going on over there!"
"Speaking of stupid, did you happen to watch RahXephon? They used song to disintegrate stuff!"
"Well, what's so strange about that? They've been doing that on American Idol for years!"
"Dooooohohohohoho!"
"Now what's the appeal of piloting a giant machine?"
"Well it does whatever you tell it to."
"Hey, machine! Start being funny!"
"Dooooohohohohohoho!"
"Just when you think a thread on /a/ is terrible, something wonderful happens"
"What happens?"
"404!"
"Doooooooohohohoho!"
"You know, /a/ really improves with age"
"Why? Because the jokes get better?"
"No, because my eyesight gets worse!"
"Doooooooohohohohoh!"
"So I saw Higurashi. Imagine being stuck in the 80s for the rest of your life."
"Yeah, I know the feeling."
"Dooooohohohohoho!"
"....."
"In any case it was an emotional experience."
"Now, there's a show that makes you suffer with its characters."
"Yeah, too bad they only had to face medieval torture. We had to watch them try to be funny."
"They were trying to be funny? Why does nobody tell me these things?"
>>4011389
>This Statler and Waldorf thing never gets old
"Are you kidding? This was old in the Roosevelt years!"
"Yeah, Teddy Roosevelt!"
"Dooohohohoho!"
"Ah there's nothing like an epic thread"
"Yeah, and this was nothing like it"
"Dooooooooohoohohoho!"