Could someone explain the background/significance/history of the "muppets"
I enjoy them, but don't "get it".
The muppets are warlocks. Not trolls. They are all about WINNING, bro.
also, they have something to do with Jim Henson.
Try staying after a Football game to watch the band. Drum line spins symbols and does whatnots. Plays the one. And the announcer says: "and because you can have one without the other".
If people really don't get this I am scared for traditions going forward in the Internet age. No offense to the op.
I am only 28 but the stadium and entire experience at the stadium is very different from that of my youth. Packed
Canvas bags with hot cider and apples no mas.
A drumline nerd, it's cymbals
spinning the symbols.
Well they're not quite a mop, and not quite a puppet, but man...(chuckles to myself). So to answer your question, I don't know.
This is maybe my favorite simpsons quote. I have been trying to find a clip of it on youtube or something but can't.
Yep, same here. There's actually a clip of it on You Tube, I believe, if you just search for "what's a muppet?"
Don't forget about snpp.com. It's better than nothing--especially if you've got Simpsons character voices hardcoded in your head.
I've been on this site for a while, and I still have no idea where the term "Muppets" came from to describe reaction to a win.
You should change the thread title to something more accurate, because I'd be interested in knowing as well.
I'd like to know too. I got hooked during the Rodriguez coaching search and am clueless.
Best guess: Brian has a weird sense of humor.
the most entertaining videos featuring two MMB staples happened to feature Muppets. the term is derived from fervor for the songs derived from the joy of their usage in games.
The Muppet Show was an awesome variety show from the late 70s. On said show, they happened to do skits with a lot of popular(ish) music. Two of those skits were "Temptation" and "The Hawaiian War Chant." Both of which are staples in the repertoire of the Michigan Marching Band. "Temptation" is the third down stop song at football games/big saves at Yost and you can't have the one without the other in the actual MMB shows. So Brian started posting them after big wins a few years ago. I want to say it was during the last NCAA run two years ago, but I'm not 100% sure.
EDIT: Looks like the first appearance was the miracle Wisconsin win RichRod's first year and they appeared frequently for basketball wins that entire year (UCLA, Duke, the clutch wins to get into the tournament).
EDIT2: It's also why Carl Hagelin is BORK.
As a former member of the MMB who is over 35, I really appreciate the muppet celebrations. The term "muppet" came from a combination of "marionette" and "puppet" and when I was a kid, the Muppet Show, as enlightenedbum pointed out, was awesome - they always got great celebrities to do the show.
Temptation and Hawaiian War Chant are, of course, staples of the MMB at football postgames.
Put them together and you get celebration music nerdvana for those over 30.
When were you in tMMB? I was there 92 and 93. Trumpet.
Long story short, someone found clips on YouTube of the Muppets performing "Temptation" and "Hawaiian War Chant."
Both of those songs, of course, have been a big part of the Michigan tradition with the fans since the 1950's...(You can't have one without the other.) That's basically it. It's characters from our childhood singing the songs of our team. Me personally, I wasn't alive in the 70's when the Muppet Show was on the air but I remember watching the reruns when I was in pre-school. When I was in 1st grade, Muppet Babies premiered and it was the highlight of Saturday morning cartoons.
No big deal that you didn't understand the Muppet thing. What's more disturbing to me is that many of the current students don't even know the name "Temptation." They just call it "The You Suck Song."
This is it. It's nothing more involved than simply someone emailing Brian some links to muppets performing a couple of our band's songs; he thought they were neat, so now we use them as a celebration.
Your post isn't meshing with my belief that you are a bearded 50+ year old with myriad tobacco pipes and a fine taste in monocles. So admit what you posted was a lie, and get back to watching M football through the kinetoscope so I can be at peace.
He's surprising young for his vast football knowledge. I, however, often wear monocles, sometimes two at one. Bi-monocles. Better than "glasses".
Sorry for my age. But if it makes you feel any better, I am near sided and I wear glasses.
You mean "near-sighted", right?
Both sides are very near to each other. Don't you understand English?
(Say the guy who's too lazy to log in and switch his own typo from "one" to "once".)
But are there people who really don't know Temptation and HWC? Doesn't anyone go to the Homecoming Game at least?
I can't speak for the entire student section. But when I go to games at the big house and I hear students yelling to the band, "Play the 'You Suck Song,'" it does start to make me wonder.
I felt the same way during our coaching search when Channel 7 news went to Ann Arbor and interviewed students about who they thought would be our next coach. They never referred to Jim Harbaugh by name. They all called him "The Stanford coach." That REALLY disturbed me.
I hear stuff like this and I think maybe UM should have a required course on our football program and traditions. I would gladly teach it for free.
I'm a 2010 grad and I can not agree with you more.
I was talking to some students at dinner last night, seeing if anyone was coming back from break early for the big game tomorrow...and got "what game"? Sigh.
Muppet Babies is one of the best shows of all time.
Not that anybody who really needs to read it will, but...
"Muppets -What is the history?"?????
Are you taking a piss? Next you're gonna ask who Carl Grapentine is....
1) Visit Ulrichs or Mos and pick up a MMB CD
2) Insert CD into car stereo
3) Roll down windows
4) Turn up volume
5) Revel in the spirit of Temptation, The Victors, The Yellow and the Blue, and The Hawaiian War Chant
If you were a neighbor of mine over the last 25 years or driving in a car near me during any Michigan football victory, you would be quite familiar with The Hawaiian War Chant.