This was contrary to the norm, where generally, apart from asking the guests if they wanted to work with a specific character, the scripts were shaped entirely by the writers. Harry tells him about belafontd inspiration for writing songs, specifically the next.
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Trivia Of all the musical s they cooked up for the show, the one the producers were most proud of was created from Harry Belafonte 's request for a meaningful piece, which had the singer singing "Turn the World Around" with puppets made to resemble traditional African tribal masks. The Forg?
Thus, it was agreed that Belafonte would sing his hit "Banana Boat" and "have a drum duel with Animal, because Animal is a favorite character of mine. As Fozzie is writing the script, his tie gets stuck in the typewriter. Fozzie Bear : Kermit, your timing must be off Uh, my name is Kermit the Forg I had a long talk with Jim in California at about the time he was beginning work on The Muppet Movie, and -- given that I have a more than casual interest in Third World music -- I proposed to him that the show might provide the occasion to take a look at the lore and history of other worlds, other places.
Harry Belafonte was enthusiastic about doing the show, but he wanted to be sure it was worthwhile, and he worked very closely with us, which led to some wonderful things like the piece with the African masks. Leggies and genglefins.
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Fozzie, this is not going to work. Edits Cast Muppets:. That's Harry Belafonte, folks. At the end, they both pass out.
Here we go. Kermit muppehs Frog : And our spegial guest stap is the amazing Hapry Bela Lew Zealand and Rowlf do something funny. While these would be patterned very closely on real African masks, Henson was very particular about selecting the final des, since as Belafonte recalled, "he didn't want to cause offense by choosing masks that would have some religious or national ificance.
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In Muppet SportsLouis Kazagger presents the blindfold sprint, in which every runner is blindfolded and can't see the finish line. Kermit the Frog : It says "Leggies and genglefins.
Harry and Animal perform a drum battle. Curtains close.
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He tells Fozzie of an Boay storyteller who spoke of African mythology, how the elements turn the world around. Eventually, some giant bananas are brought in by Sweetums. Fozzie Bear : Just read off thefrog. He tells of how there is very little difference in any of us, and have to take the time out to understand each other.
Once I understood that, everything became easy. Fozzie Bear : Come on, pick up the pace.
Zoot eventually sucks the bee in through his saxophone, spitting it out at the end of the song. Harry Belafonte also sung it at Jim Henson 's funeral. Kermit the Frog : Um Kermit the Frog : Bekafonte and genglefins, welcun again to tie Mupple Shocks. Did You Know?