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I'm old enough to remember when the Muppet Show came on TV once a week in prime time. My family would gather around the television and sing the opening theme song along with the colorful cast of characters created by the genius, Jim Henson. There was something magical about that 30 minutes of television each week and I was always sad when the show would come to an end.
From the corny skits to the guest stars (human form) to the Muppets themselves, I was captivated each week. The show spawned several great movies, that I remember watching in the theaters at the time each was released. The Muppet Movie, The Great Muppet Caper, and The Muppets Take Manhattan came out in the span of five years. With them, a collection of drinking glasses, t-shirts, and other sundries.
|Me & Rolf
|Muppets Most Wanted
Photo courtesy: Disney
So whether it's Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch, Kermit, or one of the Fraggles, the work that Jim Henson created so long ago has left a huge mark on pop culture. I'm glad to say that I watched those movies with my parents, and now as the updated versions are coming out, I'm starting that tradition with my kids.
For the worst impression of Fozzie Bear watch the video below...