I'm currently in the midst of a lovely allergy haze, so I've asked Chris to suggest something that I could briefly write a random topic post about. He proceeded to play the song from The Muppet Show that was used in the Dr. Pepper commercial awhile ago... so, you get muppets! =)
I personally like muppets. Who doesn't? They're cute and innovative and fun. I have a special fondness for Big Bird, since he and I share the same birthday. Did you know that Big Bird turns six every year on March 20th? I was *so* excited when I finally turned six, the same year that Big Bird did--it was this huge event to me!
Let's see, who else do I like? Almost all of the characters, honestly. You can't help but adore the arrogance of Miss Piggie, the Swedish Chef (bork!), or Kermit himself. And don't forget Yoda in there, who makes the whole Star Wars universe go round. I grew up with HBO and Fraggle Rock, so I've seen almost all the episodes of that show. I've also watched almost all of The Muppet Show, but I can't remember how I saw it. I think it was replayed on TV at some point during my childhood, since I certainly wasn't alive when it first aired.
I also adore the movie, "The Muppets Take Manhattan". I was three or four years old, and it was the very first "night" movie that my parents took me to see in the movie theaters. They got a big bucket of popcorn, sat me between them, and plopped the popcorn in my lap for all three of us to share. I ate almost half of it and felt soooooo sick afterwards. But I loved the movie, and have ever since. I now own it on DVD, since a few years ago it was a free giveaway in a Cheerios box that my dad had, and he saved it for me. When I was little, I had the album from the movie, or at least a version with some of the songs on it (it was a very small album). We used to put it on, and I'd love listening to it. I think my parents still have it at their house now, actually.
And speaking of albums, did any of you have the Big Bird exercise album, for yourself or your kids? That rocked too... you could do all the exercises with Big Bird, as he sang and talked about them for you. The things you remember from your childhood. =)