Um…I may be going out on a limb by admitting this, but MUPPETS (still) ROCK!
A few days ago, I begrudgingly rented the new Muppets movie with every intention of burying my head in my ipad while Delaney watched it and we ate some popcorn and I drank some wine. But, guess what!? It was a movie meant for big kids too!
I suppose there are times in our lives that we become “too cool” for certain things, and, ABSOLUTELY, the Muppets became really LAME at some point in my childhood and I never looked back. In fact, in recent years, I was confronted with a 4D Muppet “experience” at Disney’s California Adventure, and I simply pooh-pooh’ed it and passed it by, since Dave and I OBVIOUSLY carry that “coolness” factor in our genes and Delaney would most definitely be horrified… (that’s supposed to be FUNNY, people)
Well, this freakin’ Muppet Movie out at Redbox right now was TOO CUTE! I couldn’t believe that I had a personal memory of EACH AND EVERY Muppet. Not just Kermie, Miss Piggy, the Old Dudes in their theatre box, Gonzo, Animal, but more… I remembered EVERY one. The funny Chef chasing around his chickens, the weird looking penguins, Scooter, the green alien kid, and countless other nameless Muppets that obviously left a mark on my memory as well as my childhood.
Now, how COOL is that?
Toward the end, when Delaney and I were singing “Rainbow Connection” together at the top of our lungs, I felt such a connection between the two of us. I can’t wait for Dave to watch it with us again, as I know he’ll feel the same way.
Thanks for the great family times Jim Henson, and may you Rest In Peace.
Who can forget this song? (Below) And if you happened to forget (and you’re over 35), SHAME on you! You should watch it again, and then share it with your kids.
Who knows? In 20 years, they may share the Muppets with the next generation of kiddos too.