Archive for January 20, 2010

I Want to Play Too!

Posted in Nonsense, TV/Movies with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 20, 2010 by Bob

Going to be a tad bit un-original here, mainly because I am dog tired (literally because the dog has been kicking me out of bed 5 times a night the last few nights), and because a migraine kicked in early last night. Despite the lack of creativity and inspiration, I do have to write three entries a week and other obligations later in the week may hamper that effort.

My friend Kevin talked about trying to meet Lance Guest and get his autograph on his copy of The Last Starfighter. His writing in his blog of the adventure actually made it happen. Another blog I read, Sybil Law, took from his success and is trying on her own blog to get to meet, among other things she wants to do, Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters. (I am linking to her request like Kevin is doing, although I think his blog has a LOT more pull than mine, but it couldn’t hurt)

Stealing from their tries for meeting folks, I am going to do the same. Who is it that I possibly want to meet you ask? Frank Oz. If you don’t know who Frank Oz is, I should make you look him up but I won’t. Frank Oz was the prison guard in Blues Brothers who gave Jake Blues his property back when he got out of prison. Actually that is just a small role. I really want to meet him because he is the voice of Fozzie Bear, Animal, Miss Piggy, Grover, Bert, Cookie Monster, Yoda, the hands of the Swedish Chef … I think you get where I am going with this. HE IS A GOD!!! At least to me.

He also has directed a number of films, (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, What About Bob?, In & Out … to name a few)  and does other voices and cameos as well. His Muppet voices are the ones I enjoy doing the most, and the ones I can do the best. Most people who know my know that I would do just about anything to be a famous cartoon voice or Muppet Voice. One problem with me being a Muppet however is the “Muppeteering” part. I have never used a puppet in my life and not sure I would know how to operate it without extensive training. I can only hope that one day Mr. Oz. sees my YouTube video of The Rainbow Connection (yeah another shameless link to it) and calls me asking if I wanted a job. I have thought about ordering my own Muppet from F.A.O. Schwarz.  Once again however I am starting to move off topic.

Basically, I want to meet one of my idols, Frank Oz. I would be happy with any amount of time I could meet with him 1 – on – 1, but I think I would die a happy man if I had the opportunity to talk with him for 30 min or so, with both of us talking in Muppet voices, and be able to record the experience. Actually, if that happened I think I would need a towel afterward.

So, if anyone out there knows Mr. Oz, knows how to send my video to him personally, or otherwise can hook me up, I would be forever in your debt. That is my outlandish wish for the day.

Until next time remember “When single shines the triple sun, What was sundered and undone, Shall be whole, the two made one, By Gelfling hand or else by none. ”

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