Saturday, December 20, 2008
Grab your cup of cocoa as we return to the snowbound muppets in quite possibly one of my favorite parts in the Muppet Family Christmas Movie. Why, you ask? Well, I'll let you in on a little secret...
As as kid I didn't like Big Bird. At all. He was a little too, um, sensitive and annoying. Come on a giant bird that acts like a two year old? Even my toddler self couldn't relate. So when the Swedish Chef discovers the "gobbla, gobbla humonga" my little heart stirred with hope.
Other highlights...Kermie worrying about Miss Piggy out in the snowstorm (aw, so romantic) and Fozzie's mom referring to Big Bird as a huge canary. Cookie monster eating all the Christmas cookies. Bert as "Mama" in the "Night Before Christmas" pageant. Sam the Eagle bemoaning "Is there nothing sacred?" when the two-headed monster comes on as Santa. Genius. Pure genius.