Muppet Friday?

No not exactly but I just found something on one of my favorite blogs “The Muppet Mindset” that brought the fondest of memories to mind.  It is a post about the 1996 Christmas special – “The Christmas Toy”.  Read the post here.

I don’t know about you, but as a kid I truly and honestly believed that my stuffed animals came “alive” at night or whenever I was not in the room.  I often wondered about the kinds of games they played and the fun that they had during their special time.  Call me crazy, but that was one of the wonders of childhood!

If you haven’t had the chance to see this…. if you have kids — or not — do yourself a favor and watch it.  It will warm your heart and brighten any bad day this Christmas season.  Amazon has it for just over $6.50.  Just one more gem from Jim Henson….it’s definitely worth it!

Muppet Monday!

Ok so I lied — I’m still working on the day 2 report.  But, in the meantime I thought I’d better throw in a Muppet Monday since I missed last week.  I’m still in a Vegas sort of mood so I went to YouTube and searched “Muppets in Las Vegas”…..this is what I got.  I do remember this clip and I love the way she sings this but wtf is she wearing??

Muppet Monday on Thursday

Good Morning!  Because of the Labor Day holiday this week I didn’t post a Muppet Monday!

So I thought I would start today off with a little Muppet & Jimmy Buffet (hey that rhymes) work of awesomeness.

When my kids were young, we watched Elmopalooza so often that the DVD is worn out now and will hardly play.  I’m not ashamed to say I LOVE Elmopalooza and I know the words to this and almost every song on there….even now, several years later.  This makes me miss having little, little ones!

Muppet Monday!!

To honor my love for Jim Henson and the Muppets, I’ve decided to make Mondays “Muppet” Mondays.  Each Monday I’ll feature a favorite video, story or character from the muppet world because who doesn’t need to smile on a Monday??

My love for the Muppets started when I was still a toddler.  My mom said that no matter what I was doing, as soon as the Muppet Show theme song would come on I would stop dead in my tracks and stare at the TV, not moving a muscle until the show was over.  I have the cutest picture somewhere of me when I was about 2 standing up in my playpen watching the Muppet Show.

So, in honor of the Muppet Show, here is a montage of favorite scenes!

Such a Happy Day!

I officially have my very own copy of the recently released “The Muppets” and I couldn’t be more excited.

 I saw the movie when it first came out in theaters and it took me back to my childhood.  I’ve been a die hard Muppet fan even before I could talk.  My mom told me that I would be crying and throwing a fit but the minute “The Muppet Show” intro music would start on TV I would stop immediately and stare at the TV for the next hour in a trance, not saying a word!  From then on, I was hooked!

This movie is touching, heartfelt and humorous of course!  There are several references to Muppet movies past so for my children there were a few jokes they didn’t get but if you are a child of the 80’s you will definitely catch them.  Of course, just like any Muppet movie there is a moral to the story…that it is ok to be different and everyone has a place in this world!

I immensely enjoyed the new Muppet movie and find the songs repeating themselves in my head often.  My favorite?

I’m going to get in my PJs, get comfy on the couch and load up the movie in the ol’ Blu-ray player this weekend and have me a mah na-mah na time!