Monday, April 15, 2013

M is for Muppets

As I write these posts I continually think about what could I come up with that was different from what I normally write. Well today I'm all about nostalgia with the Muppets.

In case you don't know, the Muppets were created by Jim Henson and include Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and Fozzie Bear.

I remember watching the Muppet Show on television growing up. It was great fun with weekly guest stars. For those of you too young to know, they had a syndicated thirty minute variety show. And it was awesome.
Just a glimpse at the cuteness from the theme song.

Fast forward a few years to when I had a child and the Muppets were making a comeback. Well I never felt they were gone, but you know what I mean. When Whitney was around 5 we got a computer (the old days of dialup modems) and I won a computer game that had the Muppets in it. It was for a little older age group than her, but she enjoyed watching them do silly stuff.

Our all time best Muppet moment is Fozzie Bear. Whitney loved Fozzie so much that was the game she wanted to try and do. As you know, Fozzie isn't the best comedian. Loveable but not necessarily funny. So the game you tried to throw tomatoes at him. Whitney put together a saying whenever she would attempt to tell a joke. She ended every one of them with "waka waka...throw some tomatoes". To this day I can't think of Fozzie without the tomatoes.


  1. Waka waka - brought a smile to my face.

    Kermit originally started on Sesame Street [which you probably knew :)] and I grew up on that and loved the Muppet show when they arrived later. True fact - my older brother and sister would delay going out on Saturday nights to watch the Muppet show with me and my parents [8 pm] It is the only show we ever watched together as a family. Weird, but fond memory.

    I told Pooldad of my love of the show and he went in search of a DVD of the episodes. He found it, with a very, very generous price tag attached. I told him I love it, but not that much. I will keep the memories in my heart.

    Now, if they would just put it into reruns. hee

    Waka, waka. . .throw tomatoes. Too funny.

  2. Gosh, how I loved the muppets! There was a priest at the big university nearby who worked for Jim Henson at one point...before he went to the seminary.

  3. Loving the Muppets post, animal was my favourite!

  4. I love the Muppets. I love Fozzie, and that dog who played the piano.

  5. I loved the muppets, too. The muppet show was a weekly highlight to be sure. But my sons don't quite get the appeal. I think they associate them with Sesame Street, which they outgrew years ago!

    Thanks for stopping by :-)

  6. I love the muppets. Thanks for the memories..

  7. Such a cute story. I should have posted one of my pictures of the muppets for my Disney M post. I forgot about them. But at least you paid homage to them today. Kermit is my favorite.

  8. I have a clock in the kitchen that is the Swedish Chef with the chicken in the pot. :) One of my favorite songs is still Rainbow Connection... brings me right back.