Muppet Cannibalism
August 31, 2006 5:23 PM   Subscribe

Muppets eating Muppets? Or am I crazy?

I remember when I was about 4-5 years old (late 80s/early 90s) watching a Muppets show (I think it's the Henson variety) where some Muppets were eating each other. Gobbling them alive. It may have been black and white.

The reason I remember this is because the 1812 Overture was used as background music for the whole thing, and now everytime I hear that song I feel fearful. (Yes I was traumatized).

My question: Did this episode really exist? Does anyone else remember this episode? Were they Jim Henson Muppets, or something else entirely? And WHY were they eating each other?!
posted by divabat to Media & Arts (20 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
see the second half of this youtube link, if you dare.
posted by noloveforned at 5:35 PM on August 31, 2006 [1 favorite]

I don't remember anything beyond a big cannon in that sketch, but I give you the Muppet Wiki's take on muppetabilsm.
posted by cardboard at 5:35 PM on August 31, 2006

Possibly this? Look at about the halfway mark.
posted by Malor at 5:35 PM on August 31, 2006

I don't know about muppet cannibalism, but there was a The State sketch about eating muppets that was pretty good. Possibly?
posted by Hildago at 5:35 PM on August 31, 2006

Crap. Wasn't there on preview, sorry for the dupe.
posted by Malor at 5:36 PM on August 31, 2006

OK, I opened noloveforned's link and IMMEDIATELY closed it - I think that's the one. Was too freaked out to continue. Oh no!
posted by divabat at 5:50 PM on August 31, 2006

I feel sure you already know about Peter Jackson's Meet the Feebles.
posted by box at 6:18 PM on August 31, 2006

box: actually, no, I've never heard of it. And now I'm not sure I want to. o_O
posted by divabat at 6:28 PM on August 31, 2006

I did not know there was a muppet wiki. Thank you, Ask Metafilter!

Divabat - they're really not as bad as you remember. Few things really are as bad as your memories from childhood.
posted by Meep! Eek! at 7:32 PM on August 31, 2006

Don't forget Miss Piggy pushing pork sausages and pepperoni pizzas in Denny's and Pizza Hut commercials!
posted by stleric at 7:54 PM on August 31, 2006

Is it just me? Or does this vintage Muppet look like the PC guy?

posted by jeanmari at 7:59 PM on August 31, 2006

I think the muppet-eating monsters are kinda cute. It makes me giggle when they open their mouths really wide and then-- SNARF-- a muppet disappears! Hahaha!
posted by chickletworks at 8:02 PM on August 31, 2006

the muppet wiki is choice, thanks cardboard
posted by edgeways at 9:21 PM on August 31, 2006

Is it just me? Or does this vintage Muppet look like the PC guy?

That's Dr. Bunsen Honeydew(wearing a bad hairpiece) from Muppet Labs! If anything the PC guy looks like him - According to the wiki, he was introduced in the first season of The Muppet Show.
posted by Orb2069 at 4:46 AM on September 1, 2006

Another thanks to cardboard for the muppet wiki, where I was able to answer a muppet question that's been pestering me for years.
posted by hsoltz at 6:42 AM on September 1, 2006

To give props, I found out about the Muppet Wiki from a Mefi post about a month ago.
posted by cardboard at 7:00 AM on September 1, 2006

Gotta love the muppets!
posted by Vindaloo at 7:31 AM on September 1, 2006

I remember lots of Muppet Cannibalism. The "Under My Skin" sketch was a favorite of mine when I was very young. I used to make my mom rent the "Grover's Weird Things" video compilation all the time. Such a strange child.
posted by lampoil at 8:24 AM on September 1, 2006

"The PC guy" has a name, it's John Hodgman, and I whole-heartedly reccomend his book, "The Areas of My Expertise." It is hilarious.
posted by YoungAmerican at 8:28 AM on September 1, 2006

Gonzo's Weird Things.

I've had Sesame Street on the mind lately, for reasons I'll keep to myself.
posted by lampoil at 5:45 AM on September 2, 2006

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