Friday, August 17, 2007

Rita Moreno on "The Muppet Show"

Undeniably the highlight of Season 1, not to mention one of the funniest things ever put on film. If you doubt me, try watching it with the sound off.
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"The Muppet Show: Season 2" - Now on DVD!

I've only just returned from the rooftop of the building I work in, where I've been shouting about the long-awaited purchase now clammying up my hot little hands. For those of you who think I'm exaggerating, I know at least one very traumatized seagull who will beg to differ. The poor thing; I'm sure not even Gonzo could calm her down now.

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketIf the previous paragraph seemed a little silly to you, either a) you haven't been reading this blog for long, or b) you are unaware of the effect The Muppets have on kids of all ages (not just me).

For five years (from 1975 until 1980) Jim Henson's felt and foam and funfur coterie infected their syndicated corner of television with a riotous, anarchic energy. Aided by guest hosts, The Muppet Show assayed vaudeville and popular music with an aplomb seldom seen before or since.

Season 2 features such classic guest stars as Don Knotts, Milton Berle, Madeline Kahn, Bernadette Peters, Elton John, and John Cleese, among 18 others, and is loaded with special features besides.

But wait, that's not even the best part. Turns out the most sensational, inspirational, celebrational, Muppetational show of my childhood is even better than I remember it, mostly because now I get all the jokes.
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A Formal Apology

Tech Support has detected a virus within the Pop Culture Institute's mainframe, Utilitas.

The virus, known as a "bummer" virus, causes circuits to become depressed and very often hostile.

Not to worry. Encryptions have been rerouted, and the virus removed.

We apologise for any unintentional bumming out which may have occurred. Such material is usually dumped into a Spam-type folder called "Self-Loathario"; in this case, there may have been some leakage. We will be working through the night to ensure that all trace of it is removed.

Thank you for your "support".

- Tech Support
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