Monday, March 17, 2008

It's time to play the music, It's time to light the lights!

Any guesses on what classic TV show that opening line is from? It is from The Muppet Show of course. When I was younger my sister and I loved to watch The Muppet Show. And now my daughters are enjoying it too. It all started last Sunday when we were over at my parents house for Dinner. Pretty much every Sunday for almost 8 years now Lisa and I have went over there for Sunday Dinner. It is a pretty good gig, because my Mom makes really good food, and it is free. Also, this way we have no mess to clean up at our house. It is a win-win.

So anyway, I have a younger brother named Shawn, and he has a very extensive DVD collection. For those of you who don't know my bro, he is Autistic, as well as slightly retarded. So for him, watching movies is a good thing, because it makes his world go round. His favorites are pretty much any action movie ever made, and anything that has Bill Cosby in it. He also loves Disney movies, and Jim Hensons' muppets.

I always make my way up to his bedroom first to give him a big bear hug and to say hello. This particular night, he was watching The Muppet Show season 2 on DVD. After a little arm twisting, I talked him into letting me borrow a couple of the discs from that season. I wanted Alexandra and Lorelai to watch one of the shows that I loved when I was around their age. (I still do love them, even if Lisa is not a Muppet person. I don't understand it, but there are millions of other things I love about her, so I let this slide) So on the way home that night, I slipped one of the DVD's into the van DVD player. At first they didn't know what to think, but now they are down. I brought the other disk into the house so they could watch it up in their playroom. I think that I have created new Muppet fans.

Here are some of my favorite things about The Muppet Show:

Cooking with The Swedish Chef.
Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker his assistantDr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem
And with it being St. Patricks day and all, here is a clip of the Swedish Chef, Beaker, and Animal singing "Danny Boy"

I think when I get home today, I will make my way upstairs, and watch an episode with Lex and Lor. Sounds like a fun Monday night.


Mike Brinkerhoff said...

It's hard to comprehend that such a thing could even exist, but Cindy is also "not a muppet person." I love 'em though, especially the classics before Jim Henson and Richard Hunt died.

Jan said...

Just going down memory lane with these snips of the muppet show, I must say: I miss them too. Love the chefs.

Donald, Lisa, and Co. said...

Thanks for forgiving me of this 'fault'. I love you Donald and our muppet loving children!