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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

RemembRed: Life Lessons From The Muppets

When I was a child, I never missed an episode of The Muppet Show. I loved all the characters and I learned a lot of things while watching. Here are a few...

You can't control who you fall in love with. In my opinion, odd couples are strong couples. My hubby and I might as well be a pig and a frog. He is shy until you get to know him. I have never been described as shy. I am loud. He is quiet. Miss Piggy and Kermit taught me to trust my heart.

You don't always look like your voice. When Beeker burst into song he gave us a new understanding that it is possible to look one way and be another. Never judge a book by it's cover.

Life isn't always rosey. Sometimes you're gonna feel a little low (maybe even green) and that's okay. Sing about, talk about and embrace what makes you you.

Be Honest. Statler and Waldorf always told the truth. Maybe they told it harshly, but they called it like they saw it.


Friends stick together. Fonzie and Kermit stuck by each other even when others thought they were crazy. True friends will stick with you even when others are tossing tomatoes.

Be yourself. Animal banged his drums and never gave a thought to whether or not people thought he could play, Beeker kept tinkering no matter how many things blew up in his face, Gonzo never knew his family but had friends closer than brothers, and Kermit pursued his dreams no matter the obstacles.

Queen is awesome no matter who sings it. This song is awesome. Period. End of story.

This post was inspired by a prompt on The-Red-Dress_Club. Go visit them. You're gonna like em.

15 random thoughts:

David Allen Waters said...

I loved the muppets...it was when I realized I loved ballsy, women in control with big blond hair and make up :)

Head Ant said...

Beaker always terrified me! And Janice too!

One of my greatest childhood memories was when the Muppet exhibit came to our local museum. I could remember standing next to a glass case holding the Big Bird Costume in complete awe. (It was huge)

Pat said...

I LOVED this post! I smiled throughout while reading it. My kids watched the Muppets (I must be a LOT older than you!) They were funny and honest and cute!

septembermom said...

I LOVED this post :) What a creative way to share some important life lessons. This is great! Beeker was my favorite muppet. Now I want to go and show The Muppets to my kids.

Amanda said...

Good post! I watched a lot of Muppet Show too, even had a Miss Piggy doll but barely remember what I saw... :)

Kim said...

I honestly never got into the muppets. I like your take on the prompt though. I agree they were aimed more at adults than kids.

Not Just Another Mother Blogger! said...

Awesome! I loved the Muppet Show! The old guys were my favorites!

Great post! Thanks for the good memory!

Mrs. MidAtlantic said...

Oh lord, I couldn't pick a favorite episode of the Muppet Show if I tried!! I love the one with Animal playing drums for the song "Fever"!

Varda said...

Love this! The muppets are awesome. I was just at a wedding where the groom's dance with his mother? To "The Rainbow Connection" (He's an aspiring / budding puppeteer).

My TRDC post, oddly enough? About a very strange, surreal tele-movie Jim Henson made JUST before the Muppets put him on the map. "The Cube" http://www.squashedmom.com/2011/07/cube-and-i.html

letmestartbysaying said...

Love the way you did this, points & pictures.
Beaker was one of my favs, and I lived to hear what the 2 cranky old dudes had to say.

IWASNTBLOGGEDYESTERDAY said...

great post,loved it :)
Muppets was a big deal in our house,sunday night after tom and jerry. We got to eat in the loungeroom for it :)

Victoria KP said...

LOVE the muppets! My husband and I have a bit of a Miss Piggy/Kermit thing going on too :-).

Kristie Maynard said...

I am, obviously, much older than you are. I watched Howdy Doody and Romper Room when I was little, well I watched it on my Grandpas TV, we didn't have one when I was really little. LOL. I did love the Muppets when I was older and babysat.
Wonderful life lessons can be learned from these guys!
I made some dishes for my great niece when she was a baby, well actually they were for her Dad, who loves them. I'll have to see if I can hunt up some pics and post them on my blog one day.
Actually, here is a post with one of the plates that I made for him.
http://kristiekreates.blogspot.com/2011/03/another-blast-from-past.html

Erin said...

BEEKER!!! He was my favorite! And I remember as a kid always watching it on Sunday nights as a family!

Galit Breen said...

This? Is genius of the purest kind. *Love* XO

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