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On the right track Muppets…they were Sewn that way

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In retrospect, there were some unsettling aspects to The Muppet Movie.
Also, how can it be 35 years since I first saw The Muppet Movie?
Sorry, back to the unsettling aspects not related to my feeling old.

1. Sending an assassin to kill a children’s program character is just wrong, on so many levels. So is kidnapping them.

2. Frog legs, yes, considered a delicacy, but I can’t think of them and Kermit together, no, just no.

 3. I see nothing wrong with the relationship between Kermit and Miss Piggy, except the stalking part, that’s creepy, but if they’re truly in love, well the pig’s heart wants what the pig’s heart wants.

1muppet234. Gonzo wasn’t very nice to Camilla the Chicken; I always thought she could do better.

1muppet315. Animal being super-sized, even to save his friends is irresponsible inventing. And how did Dr. Bunsen Honeydew get any inventing done with Beaker as an assistant?

6. Everyone could have been sweeter to Sweetums.1muppet21

This surreal classic is bursting with cameos: Bob Hope, Orson Welles, Paul Williams, Steve Martin, Carol Kane, Milton Berle, Madeline Khan, Dom Deluise, Mel Brooks, James Coburn, Telly Savalas (Who loves ya Kermit baby?).

Meant as a collection of Muppet experiences, for me, it’s means smiles.

I sang Rainbow Connection a lot after seeing The Muppet Movie in 1979. I’d like to formally apologize to anyone I bothered by incessantly singing Rainbow Connection, yet even now 1muppet3typing this I’m singing Rainbow Connection.

Muppetational fun:

Jim Henson’s Mom had an old coat that became the first Kermit, with ping-pong balls for eyes.

Jim Henson would have been 78 on September 24…we lost a bright, shining light too soon.

Most people think of The Muppet Show as American, actually it’s British. One of the original titles? The Muppet Show: Sex and Violence. Really. Meant to parody the amount of sex and violence on TV; they were purporting their show as the end of sex and violence on television.

Why a Muppet not a puppet?  Jim Henson thought of his creations more as a cross between a puppet and marionette or maybe he just liked the sound of Muppet.

The Muppets have been parodied…a lot.1muppet7The Muppets appeared regularly on the first season of Saturday Night Live.

Oscar the Grouch was originally orange…why did he turn green? Conspiracy theories abound…1muppet9

Statler and Waldorf, trolling before it was called trolling.

Disney bought The Muppets in 2004. Sesame Street and Fraggle Rock were not included in the deal.

Kermit was a showrunner before they became trendy.

Star Wars fans watching The Muppet Show were given a sneak peek of the Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) Bespin outfit on The Stars of Star Wars episode, months before The Empire Strikes Back hit theaters.

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Tim Burton and John Landis were Muppet performers on The Muppet Movie.1muppet16

Most Muppets are left-handed. Why? They use their dominate hand for the mouth, leaving their left hand to move the arms of a puppet; human left hand works best as Muppet left hand.

Kermit the Frog once hosted The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.

No celebrity was allowed to guest star more than once on The Muppet Show.

Guest stars on The Muppet Show could request who they wanted to perform with; Miss Piggy is the reigning Queen of Guest Requests. Moi? Mais bien sûr!

Sometimes Kermit would be Kermina; maybe he was just sewn that way.

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24 thoughts on “On the right track Muppets…they were Sewn that way

  1. Great, informative post! I loves me my muppets. I can’t believe the first movie is 35 – you’re right, let’s not think about how old that makes us…
    I wish someone would bring the show back, this world needs more silly fun.
    To this day I still use the theme song as my #1 stressbuster and it works every time.
    Whenever I’m having a tough day, I walk around the office singing: It’s time to play the music. It’s time to light the lights!
    Luckily for me my co-workers are used to it by now 🙂

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    1. Thanks.
      The Muppets never fail to make me smile.
      I agree, we need The Muppet Show back! It’s time to get things started, why don’t we get things started? lol I never get enough of silly fun. 🙂

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  2. How did Dr. Honeydew even become a doctor?

    I need to rewatch this again. We had some of the seasons on DVD before too, but I dont’ know what happened to them :-/

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  3. I love the original Muppet movies as well as “The Muppet Show”! 🙂 They’re not only funny and nostalgic, but also entertaining to kids and adults. I’m a Muppet fan for life! 😉

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  4. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    I am spilling my secrets this week with confessing to vices never before revealed. Yes, I do like the Muppets and I have to also admit that when many years younger and with flowing locks that I would casually toss from time to time, my nickname was Miss Piggy… there it is out now. Anyway I digress – as usual a witty and entertaining post from Yadadarcyyada on the subject of The Muppets….

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