Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Ode to the Great Gonz
I remember my mom taking me and my brother and sisters to the Delta movie theatre to see The Muppet's Christmas Carol and then going to see Muppet Treasure Island when I was a little older. Then in high school, Muppets From Outer Space came out, and I was never really the same. There was actually a span of a good five years or so, where I gave my sister Bekah a "Muppet" Christmas gift every Christmas. (I think she actually started getting sick of them after a while.)
After I got married and had my son, I was really worried for a while that he'd been exchanged with my real child at birth, because for the life of my I just couldn't get him interested in the Muppets. Then, once he hit the ripe old age of three, he watched Muppet Treasure Island and not only giggled the whole time, but started quoting his favorite line. What a relief! Ever since, one of his favorite movies is Muppet Classic Theatre, a bunch of fairy tales retellings, Muppet style, which are just hilarious.
So, what about you; do you have a life long obsession with the Muppets? Who's your favorite Muppet?