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Robin had really had no idea. He thought he did. He'd heard the stories, even thought he'd believed them. But he was learning that no, he'd really had no idea about auditioning over and over again for the same project. He'd first read just before Christmas, and since then, every few weeks he'd get a call to come back in. He'd read, he'd sung and played the guitar and banjo, read again, was asked if he could play the mandolin, started learning the mandolin...

Learning the mandolin mun apologizes if he's getting this wrong was less about the mechanics of the differences between stringed instruments, as it was figuring out how the same songs sounded on a different instrument.

He'd even been asked if he had any stunt training. He did! Lucky for him he'd started taking stunt training, mostly for the adventure of it, this past summer. And now he was back again.

He'd read all the magazines in the waiting room, so he'd started bringing in his own material. He was scanning the notices in Variety when a shadow fell over him. He glanced up and saw someone's rear end descending upon him.

"Ack!! Occupied! Occupied!"

"Woah!" the owner of the rear end leaped up and spun around, and Robin found himself looking into the startled and mortified face of Bruce Campbell. "Oh, hey, sorry little guy." Bruce said. "I uh...didn't see you there."

"I get that a lot."
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Having a connected relative could be both a boon, and a burden in Hollywood. Especially if you wanted to not rely on said relative to get you work.

Kermit had introduced Robin to showbiz in the first place. He had recognized in his nephew the same drive to perform that he felt in himself. But he also knew what could happen to young actors. So even while he let Robin hang out at the theater during the years the Muppet Show was on, he'd tried to limit the boy's actual involvement.
Let him absorb the atmosphere, see how things work. But protect him too.

Now Robin was an adult and eager to get a career going. But he wanted to do it it as much on his own as he could. He'd been okay with Uncle Kermit introducing him to Bernie Brillstein, but beyond that...

The problem was, short of changing your name (and even that wasn't a garuntee) it was pretty much impossible for a famous relative not to be a factor. Plus Robin was a Muppet. And a frog. And tiny. It kind of limited the roles available.

Between busking and convention appearances he was managing to support himself well enough, but thus far he'd had no luck with auditions.

Then me met Sam Raimie and Rob Tapert.


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