Saturday, April 4, 2009

How I miss the Muppets

Imagine my excitement when I stumbled upon a CD of Muppet music at the library a while back. I am a diehard Muppet fan. I can remember jumping on my older sister's bed while listening to "The Muppet Movie" soundtrack on her record player. The funny thing is that Baby seems to like the Muppets too. I play that CD for him on my iPod a lot, and he loves when we dance around to "Movin' Right Along" - you know, the song that Fozzie and Kermit sing in the car when they begin their adventure together.

A few weeks ago, I read that Jason Segel, of "How I Met Your Mother" fame amongst some other influential TV shows, has written a script for a new Muppet movie, one that would make moms and dads recall the old school Muppets, before Disney got their paws on them. Since Disney, we've had "Muppet Treasure Island" and other odd Muppet movies and features, but nothing anywhere near as iconic as the trilogy of movies first made by the Muppets.

When I first popped in the Muppet CD I got at the library, I immediately latched onto the tracks from "The Muppet Movie." I hadn't listened to those songs in years, and yet I still knew all the words. I especially remembered the lyrics to the end of the movie, where the Muppets are the movie studio making their movie, and it's not going so wonderfully. Suddenly a rainbow appears through a hole in the ceiling (I know, this is sounding cheesy, but it's totally not in the movie!), and they're all transfixed by it. The song strips down to two simple notes on the piano, and Kermit intones: "Life's like a movie, write your own ending." For whatever reason, those words have kind of stuck with me over the years. Maybe that's why I majored in mass comm in college.

Anyway, today, I miss the Muppets. They were so neat. Baby doesn't watch TV yet, but the few snippets of "Sesame Street" he's seen, he's just transfixed by the Muppet characters. I'm hoping to pass my love of the Muppets on to him, so I'm hoping this new Muppet movie has more in common with the ones of yesterday than the Christmas special that aired on NBC this past year (which was nice in one way - hadn't seen the Muppets in a while - but nowhere resembled the quality the Muppets had been accustomed to). So there, I'll get off my soap box now, and maybe I'll watch one of the Muppet movies tonight.

:) Happy weekend everyone!

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