Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Danny Boy

I have a very special place in my heart for Muppets. A very special fondness. Growing up with The Muppet Movie, The Muppets Take Manhattan, The Muppet Christmas Carol, Muppet Babies...how can you NOT love the Muppets? Jim Henson and Frank Oz are geniuses. Kermit was my best friend. My brother and I like to do the Muppet Dance when feeling down. It brightens the world around you. No kidding. You should really try it.

I'm also a singer, so this made my day. Enjoy.


Seth Ward said...

hilarious. I love animal. Always been one of my favorites.

Anonymous said...

Frickin'. Brilliant.

Beeker has always been a personal favorite. I listen to John Denver and the Muppets' Christmas album every year just to hear Beeker sing "Nine ladies dancing."

Baca's Head said...

Ha ha!! That is the most hilarious excerpt of muppet magic! All of them are my favorite characters.



ha ha!

FancyPants said...

I know! This might be one of the most hilarious Muppet clips I've ever seen.

Seth: Somehow it doesn't surprise me that ADHD Animal is one of your favs. =-)

Cach: I must say that Beeker has been a strong favorite of mine as well. I had a friend in high school, that no lie, looked just like Beeker. Once someone pointed that out I never looked at him quite the same again.

Baca: I was trying to look for dancing Muppets but came across this instead. I think I might have a Muppet moment of the week here at the Factory.

The Chef and Beeker together might be my favs. Hard to say, though.

Anyone else care to state their favorite Muppet?

Miss Kelly said...

OK- so this was a brilliant personal interpretation of sorts! What a noteworthy arrangement- and so moving! It was like the Three Tenors.....Take Manhattan! Thanks for making my day!

FancyPants said...

You're oh so welcome, Miss Kelly. Thank YOU for such a fine review. The Three Almost Tenors would be touched by your astuteness of their performance and grateful for extending your kindnesses to name them with such notoriety.

FancyPants said...

Thanks for stopping by Miss Kelly!!!! You've made my day as well. I hope you will not be a stranger.

Chaotic Hammer said...

Hey, that's funny!

I grew up with the Muppets, too. When I was young, they were mostly just on Sesame Street, and then when they got their own show, I remember watching that every week. Great memories. Thanks!

FancyPants said...

Sesame street rocks. That was also one of my standards as a kid. Everyday we would watch Sesame Street, Mr. Rogers, and Reading Rainbow. Do you know that the SAME guy is still doing Reading Rainbow? Anyone know his name? Incredible to me that it's the same one, for some reason. I wonder if he feels good about that carreer move. He's an actor that reads children's stories EVERY DAY at work. The more I think about it, the better it sounds.

Susanne said...

I hope you don't mind that I linked to this post on my blog. That's such a cute Muppets skit!! I'd never seen that one. I always loved Animal and Beeker. Too funny. My little girl got a kick out of it too. It made me realize that I really must show her some of the old Muppets movies because she looked at it and said, "Who's that, Mommy?"

FancyPants said...

OK, I feel old. That's just not right. What, they don't introduce these kids to Animal and Beeker any more? It's just not right.

Who's that, mommy. Wow. It's like we have these friends with an 11 or 12 year old daughter that doesn't know what a record or a turn table looks like. And I don't think she's ever seen a type writer.

Now I don't know about you guys, but a turn table in our house is a must. I don't care how old school, it's the coolest thing ever. We just got one for Christmas, and if it's up to me we will be collecting records until we die.

Hey thanks for linking here, Suzanne! Of course I don't mind. I think it's great! Glad you enjoyed the clip. =-)