It’s time to play the music, it’s time to light the lights, it’s time to meet the Muppets on the Muppet Show tonight. This is a familiar tune to anyone who grew up in the 70s, 80s or even the early 90s. I have always been a Muppet fan, whether they’re on the Muppet Show or one of the movies I watched during my childhood. Heck, I even watched the Muppet Babies cartoon (and wondered why Scooter’s twin sis, Skeeter, was never actually made into a real live Muppet, and just what exactly was above Nanny’s striped stockings?), so it comes as no surprise that I was among the first in line to see to check out the newest in Muppet offerings (along with Ash, our dear friend Meems and her Mom).
The project was spear-headed by my new favorite leading man, Jason Segel (who I now want to be friends with… so Jason if you are reading this we should become friends! I promise that I’m not a freaky stalker… just a nerd who enjoys old buildings, Muppets, and travel). The best part of the whole thing? The movie was about Preservation! Oh man, can you imagine my geeky pleasure when I came to find that out? The Muppets reunites the whole brightly-colored gang to save their theater from an evil oil baron bent on claiming the black gold beneath the Muppets’ property? Now I don’t want to spoil this great film for anyone who hasn’t seen it yet, but I DID want to tell you all to go out an see it soon! Not only is it good for Preservation, but it is good for the kid in all of us.
Enjoy the show.