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Muppets’ Oz primetime teasers

April 6, 2005: ABC aired two Muppets’ Wizard of Oz teaser ads during its primetime Wednesday lineup, linking the Muppets with two of its most popular shows.

The first ad aired during Lost…anthnewstuff06ac

(With a flash and a whisper, the fog parts — and we see Gonzo, Fozzie and Kermit on an island.)
Fozzie


Guys… I think we’re lo–
Gonzo


DON’T say it!
Fozzie


We need to face the facts!
Gonzo


But don’t say it!
Kermit


No, he’s right! We’re…
(Musical sting!)

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Kermit


LOST!
(Another sting, and they all jump.)
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This May… Hit the bricks, with the Muppets’ Wizard of Oz!
Kermit


Only on ABC!

The second ad aired an hour later, during Alias…anthnewstuff06bb

(In flashes of light, Piggy appears, dressed for spy duty.)
(Piggy rears back for a karate chop.)
Piggy


Eeeee-YAH!
(In quick cuts, we see Piggy executing karate chops and kicks.)
Piggy


HA! HO! HA! HIIIII-YAAA!

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(Another flash — and Piggy kicks again.)
Piggy


I’m Miss Piggy! I don’t need an Alias!
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This May… Hit the bricks, with the Muppets’ Wizard of Oz!
Piggy


Only on ABC!

April 17, 2005: ABC aired another Muppets’ Wizard of Oz teaser ad in its primetime Sunday lineup, during Desperate Housewives…

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(Kermit walks down the Yellow Brick Road, with peppy Desperate Housewives music behind him.)

(Kermit stops at a fork in the road, and looks up at the sign.)

(There’s a shimmer of music as he pictures his choices.)

(Imagining the possibilities on Wisteria Lane, Kermit sets off in that direction…)

(But his dream is shattered by an off-screen voice.)

Piggy


Don’t even THINK about it, FROG!

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(Kermit nods, nervously.)

Kermit


Uh… Right…

(He makes a quick turn, and heads off to Oz.)

Kermit


Whew…

Anncr


This May… hit the bricks with the Muppets’ Wizard of Oz!

Piggy


Only on ABC!

by Danny Horn

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