Thursday, December 1, 2011

Five Reasons Why I Love The Muppets

My older two kids and I went to see The Muppets last Friday. This is worthy of a post on my "mostly dog" blog for a few reasons:
  1. Jon Farleigh is part Muppet. (See image below.)

    Okay, not really, but he could have been! Do you not agree? 

    By the way, this photo was taken minutes after his breeder delivered him into my forever care. And she (Liz) doesn't know this (because I was pretending to be calm), but I was giddier than a 9-yr-old girl in the front row of a Justin Bieber concert - who had just touched his arm and scored the layered shirt off his back - plus got to go back stage and get an autographed photo of the two of them together.  :)

    You decide. Did Jon Farleigh miss his calling as a Muppet?

  2. I grew up watching Sesame Street (on a TV much like the one in my blog background), and a few years later, The Muppet Show. I Love Muppets. Muppets are funny and they use good grammar.

  3. The movie is excellent. No, we're not talking Best Picture Oscar - they're Muppets. But if you like feeling happy and silly and long for laugh-out-loud campy musical numbers, or pine for that cherished (Sunday @ 7:30 p.m. late 70s) TV time slot of yore, to once again take you away from your troubles and cares, THIS ONE'S FOR YOU.  

    muppets Pictures, Images and Photos
    Image Source: Photobucket

  4. Animal rocks! Literally and figuratively.

  5. Rowlf the Muppet is a dog. 

Really, you should go see the movie. On the big cinema screen - as the Muppets would like for you to. 

P.S. Dear Disney, please put The Muppet Show back on TV. Thank you.



  1. Kermit is my favorite. I have my own version of him at home to chew on, fetch, growl at and enjoy!

    we are ALL just muppets...

  2. MANAMANA!!!!!!!

    Doo-doo-doo-doo-doo -- MANAMANA!!!

    Animal rocks, he's one of my absolute faves. Are you telling me he's one of your faves too? He is ridiculously funny.

    Must see:

    Also, Rowlf is underrated, Fozzie is overrated.

    Loved the second half of the movie, the first half drove me NUTS it was so slow!

    "Am I a Muppet or a man?"

    And Amy Adams dancing in the restaurant, how strange/wonderful was that?!

    A trip, that movie was a trip.

    And Jon Farleigh definitely has Muppet genes.

  3. Great review! Another HUGE Muppets fan here. :) My favorite was always Snuffleupagus.

    And good grief was JF a cute puppy!

  4. JF could so be a Muppet, (but he might just be cuter). :)

  5. Great post! I love the Muppets too, but haven't yet seen the movie. Maybe this weekend.

    Jon Farleigh is totally a Muppet! If they let a light brown dog be a Muppet, (think one of the background characters in the Benny & the Jet's sketch), then they must let Jon Farleigh!

    Yes, I'm a Muppet nerd.

  6. I actually don't remember seeing Sesame Street as a wee child. I could be ancient or it could be because telly came latish to my home. As I recall, my fave was the grouch in the can. Probably because there were a lot of similarities between us lol.

    Have a great weekend! :)

  7. So you really liked the movie?? I've always been a huge Muppet fan! Love them! I think my favs and the two old guys in the balcony...they always cracked me up.

    I was going to bring it up to my husband to go see them...I can imagine the look I'll get. lol And I'll probably have to steal a couple of kids so I don't look like crazy 40-some woman going to see the Muppets!!

  8. I happen to think JF is even cuter than a Muppet!

  9. such a cutie!

    i can't wait to see this movie. i'm having a bit of trouble convincing my husband to feel the same way.

  10. Funny you write this.mmy husband and I have been referring to our Pemi, Bomber, as a muppet since we got him. Sometimes when he whines it sounds like MANANAMA, and since the movie we frequently ask him, "are you a dog, or are you a muppet?"

    We think he is a very dogly muppet, sometimes a muopet of a dog.

    Cute post!

  11. love the muppets too!! I have all their movies :)

    Rizzo is my favorite!

  12. I love the Muppets. No, I adore the muppets. What's not to love? I grew up watching The Muppet Show and I even watched the tragically short-lived "Muppets Tonight" when they brought them back years later. I have seen every movie they ever made. Muppets Christmas Carol is a must-see every holiday season and remains my favourite version of that story to this day.

    Thus, I cannot wait to see their latest film and am very excited they put out another. Just when I think they are gone for good, they come back! I am very happy to hear it has just as much muppety-goodness as I'd hoped!

    Maybe that was a little TMI? I think I might like them even more than I like Peanuts, so that's saying a lot. :-P

    I'll go hide now.

  13. Oh! Oh! And the Muppet Babies! Does anyone else remember that cartoon?

    Okay, I am really done this time.

  14. I hope I will be able to see it this weekend - I love the Muppets too!

    And I second the Muppet Babies reference... I used to watch that show all the time!

  15. The Muppets always make me smile :) OMG Jon Farleigh as a puppy . . .squeeeee!!!!!

  16. Jon Farleigh could definitely be a muppet. Muppets Rock!

  17. @All - Glad to see I'm not the only muppet-loving adult here. :)

    When JF's ears pricked up, he lost that Muppet look. I miss it!

    @Scrappy - Kermit is a good one. :)

    @Laurie - Like Muppets much? :) Yes, Animal is a trip. I can't imagine ANYONE who doesn't like him. :) Just learned that Rowlf was Jim Henson's first muppet, the most like him and was always voiced by him. Since Henson's death, Rowlf kind of retired. Fascinating stuff.

    Can't say a bad thing about the movie, except that it could've lasted longer. Looking forward to the DVD!

    @Leslie - Love Snuffie from Sesame Street. :) Cookie Monster, too. :)

    @Candy - You're in good Muppet nerd company. :)

    @GLP and/or Her Typist - You are not ancient. I have seen your henna stained hands, my dear. :) And, the grouch in the can is so underrated!

    @24 Paws - YES YES! I really liked the movie. And those old men have a few funny lines in it. Do not worry about borrowing kids; I think there were as many adults in the theater without kids, as kids. :)

    @Lauren - Does he know Jason Segal (the human star) from his other films? Jack Black? Tall skinny guy from Big Bang Theory? Anyway, there's plenty of dude humor for the men of the Muppet generation. ;)

    @Still Miranda - Now, I'd love to see Bomber belt out a manamana! All I get here is wookiee.

    @Kristine - Absolutely NOT TMI! :) The Muppet Christmas Carol is a wonderful movie (that coming from a girl who cherishes the 1956 B&W version). I think Henson was brilliant and left us way too soon. Honestly, though, Jason Segal did him proud with this latest installment.

    And, yes, I DO remember Muppet Babies. Isn't it funny how when kids' shows "jump the shark" there's always a "babies" version? Tiny Toons, anyone?

    @Pup Fan - I hope you got to see it!

  18. I haven't been to a movie theater in a long time. They don't allow dogs, you know.

    I too love the Muppets. I'm the generation for whom Sesame Street was created. And look how I turned out. :)

    So if I want a muppet of my own, you're telling me I need to get a Corgi puppy?

  19. @Pamela - Yes, I can't even say that the theater in our dog mall allows dogs. Probably due to the barking. :)

    I think I might share the same b-day as Sesame Street, year and all! Oh, and not all Corgi pups look like Muppets. Definitely cute, but lacking the extra fuzz and ear floppage of JF. Besides, you are more than busy with your own little Scooter (muppet)!


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