Posts tagged as frank oz

Watching a Comedic Voice Evolve: The Rare, Early Clips of The Muppets

The Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. Inside their vast archives of more than 120,000 television shows, commercials, and radio programs, there are thousands of important and funny programs waiting to be rediscovered by comedy nerds like you and me. Each week, this column will highlight a new gem waiting for you at the Paley Library to quietly laugh at. (Seriously, it’s a library, so keep it down.)

When the late Jerry Nelson, the puppeteer who performed as Robin the frog, Sgt. Floyd Pepper of the Electric Mayhem, and Snuffleupagus, was asked a [...]

Frank Oz Won't Tell Stephen Colbert Where Muppets Come From

Frank Oz, voice of Miss Piggy and Yoda as well as the director of Little Shop of Horrors, What About Bob?, and tons more, made his Colbert Report debut last night and took the time to tell Stephen Colbert he's a fan of his show, particularly of Colbert's ritual of bowing and taking applause while introducing his guest. Colbert asks Oz whether Muppets have sex or not, an idea that seems to wildly offend Oz. Plus, get a glimpse of the original ending to Little Shop of Horrors, which was originally restored on the director's cut Blu-Ray. Compliments, Muppet sex, and secret movie endings. What more can you want [...]

The Original, Dark Ending to 'Little Shop of Horrors' Is Restored for the New Blu-Ray

"The original ending [of 1986's Little Shop of Horrors] perfectly suited the film and especially the stage musical’s pitch-black, darkly funny vision of a world so cruel and devoid of humanity that it might be beyond saving… [the film] climaxes with a glorious restored ending that cycles through a veritable encyclopedia of lovingly realized horror and science-fiction tropes culled from a broad cross-section of B-movie schlock from the '50s and '60s. The voracious, maniacally cackling plants go full Godzilla and lay waste to cities and monuments across the globe."

The A.V. Club's Nathan Rabin describing the original 20-minute ending to Frank Oz's 1986 movie remake of Little Shop of Horrors, which [...]