On Saturday morning, I woke up and rolled over and said "Merry Christmas!!" to David. Then Happy New Year, Happy Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Day, etc, and then David said, "HAPPY MUPPETS DAY!!"

...and then we spent the next hour laughing ourselves breathless at the fantastic madness that would be Muppets Day. Muppets Day is the one day of the year where one Muppet is assigned to every person's home, for a personal day of fun with a Muppet. You don't get to choose which Muppet, it's just the luck of the draw. We decided the following Muppets would be the most fun:

Well, DUH! Especially because on top of the boundless love you would receive, he'd be totally down with whatever you did that day. Disneyland? AWESOME! The beach! RAD! The bank? WOWWWW!! Laundry? THIS IS SO FASCINATING! Plus you'd be treated like royalty everywhere you go.

Rowlf, but specifically as Dr. Bob, who would crack ridiculous and inappropriate jokes all day long.Bert is so rad, and we're only just coming to realize that. As a kid you get so mad at him for being a downer, and as an adult you just want to smack Ernie along with him. With Bert you could go pigeon watching, or play chess, or he could clean your house for you.

Waldorf and Statler for nonstop insults. That'd be a pretty funny day.


Again, nonstop insults, not to mention he'd probably be happy to do our taxes.

There are many runners up including:
Super Grover - lots of crashes and probably lawsuits but it'd be worth it
The Count - coolest Muppet to show off at a club
Prairie Dawn - also cool for a club, but for completely different reasons
Zoot the saxophonist - would just nod his head a lot
Cookie Monster - because I'd want to feed him until his stomach finally burst
Snuffalupagus - but we figure he'll get sent to the one house that "doesn't believe in Muppet Day" so he'll spend most the day moping and wondering where Bird is

Unwanted: Miss Piggy (can't deal), Kermit (too finicky), frickin Elmo.

Fozzie stays behind as the very frazzled coordinator of the event. There are countless more and all have their qualities. You might get a random rat or penguin or bear or abstract thingy or the letter W. That's the thing, you never know what you're going to get on Muppet Day! This conversation went on and on and then included Chuck and lasted into the wee hours. We have concluded that outside of Christmas, Muppet Day is the best holiday of the year.

I had a credit at Amoeba so the next day, in honor of Muppet Boxing day, we got this:IT IS SO COOL! It has the first ever episode of Sesame Street, along with their original pitch reel. Big Bird is all freaky and pointy headed, and Oscar is ORANGE. Plus you see all these things you haven't seen since you were little and it makes your brain work really hard firing unused synapses and it's great.

I'm getting worked up so I need to stop.


what about ANIMAL and BEEKER??? Hee hee hee Thanks for idea.
Lis | 01.30.07 - 6:28 pm | #

Yorn desh born, der ritt de gitt der gue,
Orn desh, dee born desh, de umn bork! bork! bork!
tifanie | 01.30.07 - 10:46 pm | #

YES on both of you, they were all mentioned fondly. We especially loved the thought of Beeker coming without the Professor and what his personality might be like when not being with his torturer. I imagined he would voluntarily put his fingers into electric sockets and stuff and you'd constantly have to talk him down from hurting himself.

There's also Lew Zealand, the flying fish thrower, that could be fun.
a | Homepage | 01.31.07 - 10:20 am | #

I would hang out with these guys:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B...h? v=BSjcjHsSCmM

And really, all would be well.
shawn jackson | 02.01.07 - 12:40 am | #

And if I ever needed protection, I would just summon vintage muppets:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U...h?v=UCYSb- Fr3oM

Wow. Straight and to the point. They just don't make 'em like that anymore.
shawn jackson | 02.01.07 - 12:49 am | #

The gun to the head one is unbelievable. Wow, I've wanted to see these for years. Thank god for the glories of youtube!!!
a | Homepage | 02.01.07 - 10:09 am | #

Shawn, my children love you and don't even know who you are. They have watched the "mahnamahna" over and over again, and are now doing their own version. Thanks a lot!! I had forgotten that wonderful classic.
Prairie Momma | Homepage | 02.06.07 - 9:27 pm | #

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