The Sam Plenty Cavalcade of Action Show Plus Singing!


The Sam Plenty Cavalcade of Action Show Plus Singing!

"The Jim Henson Company Presents "The Sam Plenty Cavalcade of Action Show Plus Singing!"" [http://www.henson.com/press_releases/2008-3-10.pdf Henson Company press release] , March 10, 2008] is a live action web-series from the Jim Henson Company. The series was created and directed by Paul Rugg and Mitch Schauer. [http://www.henson.com/press_releases/2008-3-10.pdf Henson Company press release] , March 10, 2008] [http://www.muppetnewsflash.com/2007/08/sam-plenty-comes-to-web.html Sam Plenty Comes to the Web] . August 05, 2007]

The series is designed as a Western comedy musical with science-fiction and action adventure elements, starring cowboy hero Sam Plenty. Victor Yerrid described "Sam Plenty" in a 2007 interview as "a throwback to the old Gene Autry Show". [ [http://muppetnewsflash1.blogspot.com/2007/08/interview-with-victor-yerrid.html An Interview with Victor Yerrid] . August 2007] . In particular, the premise recalls Autry's 1935 serial "The Phantom Empire", in which Autry and friends must battle an evil queen, robots, and various sci-fi devices.

The show is an over-the-top tongue-in-cheek parody of classic television serials. The first serial in the "The Sam Plenty Cavalcade of Action Show Plus Singing!" was entitled "Sam Plenty in Underdoom". The first installment of the five-episode serial debuted on the web on March 10, 2008 (although adding the parody element, the episodes begin at "part 3").

The cast consists of a mixture of television and film actors. The Sam Plenty troupe also includes several veteran Henson puppeteers includes Yerrid (as Bob Choppy), Drew Massey (as Sam Plenty), and Allan Trautman (as the professor). [ [http://www.muppetnewsflash.com/2008/03/jim-henson-presents-sam-plenty.html Jim Henson Presents The Sam Plenty Cavalcade of Action Show Plus Singing!] March 09, 2008] A sample of the project was screened at the 2007 San Diego Comic-Con. [http://www.muppetnewsflash.com/2007/08/sam-plenty-comes-to-web.html Sam Plenty Comes to the Web] . August 05, 2007]

Episode list

Cast

*Drew Massey as Sam Plenty
*Zand Broumand as Sergeant Yak Munch
*Jeffrey Cannata as Doom Rider
*Stephanie Denise Griffin as Marion Weadle
*Golda Inquito as Hanalei
*Jay Mawhinney as Lord Grand Chapeau
*Dan Mott as Billy Weadle
*Marie O'Donnell as Queen Verbosa
*Jerry Trainor as Fetcheye
*Allan Trautman as Professor August Weadle
*Victor Yerrid as Bob Choppy

Sources

reflist

External links

* [http://www.samplenty.com SamPlenty.com] - official website
* [http://www.muppetnewsflash.com/search?q=Sam+Plenty Sam Plenty news]
* [http://www.henson.com/press_releases/2008-3-10.pdf Henson Company press release] - March 10, 2008
* [http://www.henson.com/podcast/henson_podcast_026.mp3 "Meet Sam Plenty" Henson.com Podcast] - March 10, 2008


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