I saw the big one (if I missed it I would have to be blind he is so big ). I missed the one in the reception area!Well, I would say how could you miss him he was huge, but there was so much to look at that I can see how you could miss it!!!!!!!!!!!
Awww thanks Beth. I loved my date with the frog--just wished it was longer.Loved your date with a frog update!!
Yes, they literally did make us lock our cameras etc in a box at the Jim Henson studios when we were headed to the creature shop. They said they usually lock them up other places too like when they take you backstage at Disneyland, but they learned they could trust us & didn't bother.When you have oodles of money to buy a house
I that movie! Thanks for sharing that. I'll prob think of Mr. Henson too. I've always had a small place in my heart for the Muppets. They are awesome.
OH...MY...GOSH I would have died. I JT! That would have been wicked awesome!
Do they literally take your cameras/phones and lock them up?
I love that Patrick sees famous people & has to be told who they are.....so cute. I remembered you mentioning that class too. Michael was awesome & I really enjoyed listening to him answer all our questions.Patrick saw J T-lake there too! He also saw Miley Cyrus there once, and the Jonas Brothers, and Kanye West, and that guy Randy Jackson from American Idol has an office at Henson and hangs around a lot. It's funny because Patrick doesn't know who most of these stars are and people around him freak out and have to explain to him why they're freaking out.
I also got a little thrill watching your video when Michael mentioned the invitation-only puppeteering classes that Henson does - that's the one Patrick teaches!
. Glad you are here & reading. He was fascinating especially with Sweetheart.I'm enjoying the part on Michael. He was there for us. Our visit with him was one of my highlights on our trip! Looking forward to more reading!
D'oh, there were so many Kermit's in the post, I didn't know which one you meant. Silly me..........I can blame it on the fuzzy head that the cold has given me.I saw the big one (if I missed it I would have to be blind he is so big ). I missed the one in the reception area!
Max, that's really cool that you got to see them filming the video. I would have loved to see the puppeteers at work.I seem to recall a picture of me doing the same exact thing.
AHHH!!!! MICHAEL HAS A MUSTACHE!!!!!!!! He is hilarious.
And yes, we were there when they were filming the video, so we never got to see it.
Thanks Stacy & Glad I could help you relive your memories. I agree that the time at the Henson Studios was not enough-but just remember it's better than anybody else has ever gotten which is none. I agree that it would be an awesome place to work.Great trip report so far! It's like doing the ABD tour again (well, almost). Henson Studios was the best - it was our tour that someone saw Justin Timberlake on. The time spent at Henson Studios is not long enough - what a cool place that would be to work at.
I'm looking foward to the rest of your trip report.
Thanks for the Christmas cheer Jackie....same to you guys.
Have a great Christmas and a Very Happy New Year
Jackie and Michael and boys xx
At least you didn't miss the big honkin' white tiger under the tree.I saw the big one (if I missed it I would have to be blind he is so big ). I missed the one in the reception area!
Hi Lori I loved the Bobby & Samson movie. They were so funny. I keep meaning to go search You Tube for them but haven't yet.At least you didn't miss the big honkin' white tiger under the tree.
I had a really bad Sigfriend and Roy joke to make, but I'm not going to say it here.
I really loved the Bobby and Samson movie, to get back to that Henson Studios post. I thought Bobby reminded me of Fred Willard in his speech and delivery. He kept messing up Charlie Chaplin's name, no matter how often Samson tried to correct him.
And I am part of the Destructive Daisy group. We broke the train. It was quite funny because we were slowing down at the first bridge, and the conductor had to ask a few people to get off the train to lighten the load. Then a little further down the track, he asked a couple more people, so it turned into ABD Survivor. I was one of the lucky ones who stayed on, and we picked up the few "hitchhikers" who got kicked off as we circled back to the station. I guess the engine wasn't charged enough or something.
I was one of the people who went to Jimmy Kimmel, and I did have a great time. Although I could have done without the creepy little guy outside tapping me on the shoulder and saying, "Hi..." to me. I'm a freak magnet, I swear. At least the crazy mumbler I saw the previous day walked past us without incident.
Looks like Melanie and Eric had a great time at the Roosevelt. Oh, my dinner that night, should you care, was actually some good sushi at the restaurant at Hollywood and Highland.
I hope you had a wonderful holiday.
Thanks. I am glad you can tell by my smile how much fun I was having. It was a great day & it was so cool to see all those things that Walt had actually used & touched. It was a very busy day as were all the days on this trip----this trip is not for the faint of heart/lazy vacationer.Great updates Melanie! What a wonderful treat to get to visit Walt's barn. I could tell how much you enjoyed it by the big smile on your face in your photos! Sounds like it was a fabulous (and BUSY) day!