Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Well, I spent a quiet night at home mentally composing a post for tonight, a list of Things I Do Well vs Things I Am Terrible At. But this is preempted by my unbridled affection for the Muppets:

(yanked from my darling girl Kelley)

Sam the Eagle! Animal! Bunsen Honeydew! You have to hang all the way til 3:58 to see my girl Miss Piggy, but totally worth it. And truly, is there a character, both real or fiction, in all history, with whom I relate more directly than the Swedish Chef? No. There is simply no way.

P.S. When we were in Seattle I made great pains to see the Jim Henson exhibit at Experience Music Project. I rerouted an entire day's plans, and went by myself while everyone else went to a pub. Casey said, "I think you have a different relationship with the Muppets than the rest of us." So be it.


Orderly Conduct said...

yeahhhh, boo!

Vickie said...

I think I had the same relationship with the Muppets. I always sat with you whenever you watched TV when you were little and some of it was, well, challenging (Mr. Rogers, I'm thinking of you--we would not have been friends in high school). But the Muppets! I looked forward to Sesame Street and the Muppet Show in the same way I looked forward to Arrested Development later on. Ah, mama (well done, Animal).

Jenny Gill said...

Pepe King Prawn! "It could be full of CHOCOLATE, okay?"

Casey said...

This is awesome. I particularly love Bobo. What did he say in Muppets in Space that we would quote all the time? I'm wracking my brain and I can't remember.