Things You Can Learn from a Muppet

Over the years, I've learned a lot from the Muppets. And no, I'm not just talking about piddly little things like... y'know... spelling, numbers, colors, or Gilbert and Sullivan show tunes as sung by giant cucumbers.

No, I'm talking about the really useful stuff!
  • There is currently no 12-step program for cookie addiction. And self-regulating cookie addicts fall off the wagon hard.
  • You really can put lipstick on a pig-- though they prefer to play up the eyes.
  • If you don't like one of your facial features, swap with a friend. This is the trick your plastic surgeon doesn't want you to know.
  • Speaking the local language is no prerequisite for having a successful career in the chemical sciences or television cookery industries.
  • Prop comics from the Vaudevillian school can be bearable in the right medium.
  • City pigeons make great pets, though with improper handling they can cause jaundice.
  • "Mnah-Mnah" are magic words that can make even the most tone-deaf person sing.
  • Throwing an effective boomerang fish requires a very smooth snap of the wrist. Also, probably, thumbs.
  • Nepotism is even found in the frog species, particularly in show business.
  • Never hire a demolition company whose founder's legal first name is "Crazy." 
And lastly:

  • When playing a reed based woodwind instrument, it is always prudent to be rubber-duck-free....


Surfie said...

Meep meep meep! That is quite an awesome video, and one that I've never seen before. I'm afraid it's going to be stuck in my head for quite some time, though. At least it will give all the Christmas music a run for its money!

Janene Murphy said...

I love this post! My nine year-old JUST got interested in Sesame Street (older kids held reign over the TV. poor kid never had a chance...) Funny thing is, he's old enough to get the adult humor. I forgot how hilarious the show can be. And, you're right, there's so much useful information, too. ;)

So glad you wrote this.

Unknown said...

Surfie- I don't even remember how I found out about that song, because I was too old for Sesame Street at that point, but it always makes me smile-- and yes, Sing it all. day. long.

Janene-Yes, indeed, you don't realize how multi-level its written until you're an adult looking back on it. Glad it struck a note with ya!

Jen said...

Mnah - Mnah is my all time favorite song and it makes me smile something silly. Thanks for reminding me of that great classic.