Monday, August 29, 2005
It's time to play the music/It's time to light the lights/It's time to meet the Muppets on the Muppet Show tonight.
The Muppet Show was one of the best things on television when I was growing up. It was a funny show with funny puppets ... and it was on at night! What? Not a Saturday morning show? It's on at night? For us kids? COOOOOOL!!!!
Over the weekend, I purchased — and watched — The Muppet Show: Season One.
As funny, if not funnier, than I remembered. A lot of differences too. Remember, this was the first season ever, so many of the Muppets are less refined. Miss Piggy, for example, isn't her elegant and beautiful self, or at least not the bombshell she was to become. And Kermit was just plain against any kind of frog-pig freaky farm fornication. Dr. Teeth was there, but the leader of the orchestra was some conductor. Wayne and Wanda — how did I ever forget them.
No Beeker. Only a few glimpses of the brilliance that would become the Swedish Chef. Some very unknown guest stars, even for that day and age. I kept going, "Who?"
A little bit of out-of-sequencing stuff regarding Scooter, his uncle and his employment. The original janitor, modeled after an old man instead of whatever the janitor guy eventually became. Also a wardrobe mistress that I had forgotten.
I can't wait for Season Two through Season Five to finally come out.
DZER gives The Muppet Show: Season One the highest possible rating — 5 DZERS!!
• Random Muppet Show fact: The Muppet I most look like would have to be ... the bald professor ... crossed with Sweetums. Wocka! Wocka!
• My favorite Muppet of all time: ANIMAL! ANIMAL! Others in the running: Kermit (he is a journalist, after all), Sweetums, the two crotchety old men.
• Favorite Muppet Sketch: Tough one ... probably Pigs in Space.
Random Guam Fact Of The Day:
• Guam became a U.S. Territory via the Treaty of Paris, following the War of 1812, in which Spain had its ass handed to it bigtime and lost the last vestiges of any kind of colonial power status it may have had.