Thursday, August 13, 2009

In Appreciation of Statler and Waldorf

"You never know when something funny's gonna happen on this blog."

"Did something funny happen?"


"You'd never know it!"

We are in a very Muppet place in the House of Zab. We've got a CD in the car and we have been watching my DVD's of the show and movies. I don't think there is anything that makes my heart swell as when I get to share something I love (and I mean LOVE) with my kiddos. Lucy is a big Miss Piggy fan. We are reminding her that she can't "hi-yah!" karate chop her brother or sister. Nathan loves the jokes and the songs and reminding us EVERY MOMENT of the show that we are watching puppets.

"Mommy, see how Fozzie is laying down? There's a man under him making him talk."

"See that Lucy? The puppets are swimming in the water. Mom, do you think the guys making the puppets talk are getting wet too?"

"Nate, that man sitting right there is Jim Henson. He's the creator of the Muppets and the man who does Kermit's voice."
"Oh wow! So he took Kermit off his hand so he could run over to that part of the stage and sit at that table?"
cricket, cricket
"Yes Nate. Sure. that's what he did."


  1. Love the muppets, but man... When I was little, that open sequence was nightmarish for me. I would hide behind the couch and sob until it was over...

  2. Do you remember the movie when they all sang America, the Beautiful?

    At the end of that song, Fozzie says, "Patriotism swells in the heart of the American Bear."

    EVERY time I hear or sing that song, I hear Fozzie's voice at the end.

    Love the Muppets!