Thursday, July 13, 2006Thursday Thirteen......
It's the Muppet Show....with our very special guest star - Cheeky!
In honor of my birthday (which is tomorrow by the way so if you haven't sent me your present you better get to it), I decided to buy myself a little gift - the first season of the Muppet Show on DVD. I LOVE the Muppet show! Yeah - I know I am a big kid you don't have to tell me. So for today's Thursday Thirteen - I give you some of my favorite (although there are sooooo many) muppets:
Its time to play the music, its time to light the lights, its time to meet the muppets on the muppet show tonight. Its time to put on make-up, its time to dress up right, Its time to raise the curtian on the muppet show tonight....
Waldorf: Why do we always come here?
Statler: I guess we'll never know
Waldorf: It like a kind of torture
Both: To have to watch the show
And now lets get things started, why don't you get things started, its time to get things started on the most sensational, inspirational, celebrational, muppetational, this is what we call the Muppet Show! (Trivia fact: The verses that Waldorf and Statler sing were added after the first season - originally Kermit sang this part to introduce the guest star).
#1 - Kermit the Frog - Kermit is not only the host of the muppet show but the glue that holds the show together when things start going haywire. He is also the object of Miss Piggy's affection. Trivia fact: He was the first muppet created and started performing in 1955.
#2 - Miss Piggy - She is the superstar of the show appearing in sketches such as Veternarian's Hospital and Pigs in Space. Trivia fact: As with all ladies of fashion, Miss Piggy is always changing her look - as a matter of fact, she changed 8 times during the run of the show.
#3 - Beaker - This is the anxiety ridden assistant to Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and only the Dr. can understand him. He is always falling victim to the botched experiments of Dr. Honeydew, but being the trooper that he is, he keeps coming back for more.
#4 - Animal - He is the drummer for The Orchestra and The Electric Mayhem (and what a fine drummer he is too). He can be summed up into just 5 simple words: Sex, Food, Sleep, Drums, and Pain. No one is sure where he came from but its probably best you don't ask.
#5 - Scooter - He is the "go 'fer" of the show. You know, go for this, go for that. His Uncle owns the theater in which the show is performed. He tries his best and works pretty hard for the show.
#6 - Waldorf and Statler - The two old men that sit in the balcony and heckle the shows performers (ahhh they are my heros...hehe). Trivia Fact - In one episode, Waldorf got tired of Statler and asked his wife Astoria to join him (he looks like Statler in drag...hehe).
#7 - Gonzo the Great (aka the Great Gonzo) - This "whatever" performs various stunts on the show and has a serious thing for chickens. His girlfriend, Camilla, is a chicken (and fine one at that). Trivia fact: After the first season it was decided that Gonzo needed a little more energy so he was given moving eyelids.
#8 - Floyd Pepper - Bass player for The Electric Mayhem. He is one cool dude and is very close with Janice (wonder if they have a little thing going on the side...a little hanky panky behind the curtians???). Trivia fact: In the first season his eyes were only sunglasses.
#9 - Dr. Teeth - Leader and Keyboard player for The Electric Mayhem. He is one righeous dude that keeps the band together. Trivia fact: He was based on New Orleans singer and musician Dr. John.
#10 - Rowlf the Dog - The laid back philosophising, piano playing dog. He is great at upstaging the other "actors" even when he is in the back. He is the main character in Veternarian's Hospital playing the role of Dr. Bob. Trivia fact: He was originally created for the Jimmy Dean show in the 60's.
#11 - Fozzie Bear - The resident comedian that tells bad jokes and is seriously insecure. He often performs comedy monologues and also stars in the recurring sketch Bears on Patrol. Trivia fact: His color changed after the first season. He was originally a darker brown/orange.
#12 - Wayne and Wanda - The singing duo which Sam the Eagle holds dear to his heart. Something always went wrong during their performances so they were eventually fired by Kermit. Trivia fact: They returned in the episode with Linda Lavin (you know the chic from Alice) but were immediately fired again.
#13 - Link Hogthrob - The Captian of the Swinetrek from the sketch Pigs in Space. He is very macho, very tough but also very dimwitted. He has also performed in Bears on Patrol. Trivia fact: Pigs in Space debuted in the episode with Milton Berle.
There it is - my tribute to the Muppets. There are so many that I didn't mention but are still near and dear to me. The Swedish Chef (bork bork bork), Lydia the Tattoed Lady (you have to see this episode - its just wrong...hehe), Lew Zealand the boomerang fish thrower, Sweetums the big ole snuggly monster with a heart of gold, Zoot the sax player who doesn't have much to say.......I could go on and on.
So, did ya play? Tell me tell me I wanna see.
Cheeky - who in honor of the Muppets is singing......Mahna Mahna do doo be do do....Mahna Mahna do do-do do....Mahna mahna do doo be-do-do be-do-do be-do-do be do-do-doodle do do do-doo do!
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