Thursday, August 10, 2006

Potty-Mouthed Muppets


Listen, I love me some filthy, smack-talking (or taking) puppets. Wonder Showzen is amazing, Peter Jackson's Meet the Feebles is a gross (very gross) -out delight, and even though I haven't been to see Avenue Q I have heard the soundtrack and it's hysterical.

But... the original Muppets? Playing blue? I just don't know. I mean, The Muppet Show was pretty for-Adults itself, or at least had humor that translated for all ages. But I don't know if I need Kermit to be making Viagra jokes in my lifetime. Does this make me a fuddy-duddy?

Kermit's just too close to my heart, I want him unspoiled by cultural whims. I mean, sure, he shills for any corporate sponsor these days, and Miss Piggy's doing dance-off's with Jessica Simpson in Pizza Hut commercials (a real nadir, that), but...

I don't know. It's early, my mind and heart are weak, and I'm prone to fits of idealism. Pay me no mind.

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