Tuesday, June 21, 2011

It's Time to Re-Meet the Muppets

Full trailer for the upcoming Muppet Movie is LIVE!

Now, admittedly, I haven't kept up with all of the more recent Muppet movies. The last one I bothered watching was Muppet Treasure Island but it seems as though the franchise lost it's way a little bit over the last few decades. Hopefully, if the trailers are anything to go by, the Muppets have found their true voice again.

Because here's the thing about the Muppets.... We need them around. Why? Well, for three main reasons:

1) The Muppets were, at their best, about the square pegs in a round hole world. The Muppets spoke to anyone who ever felt like they didn't fit in. They were all, to greater or lesser degrees, beings who didn't fit societal molds -- a dog who played piano, a bear who told lousey jokes, a glamorous pig, etc. But these beings were warmly accepted and had a place in the Muppet world. So the movies and the TV show showed all those who didn't fit in that it was okay not to fit in -- that variety is really the spice of life -- and rather than trying to change yourself to fit into the world it was far better to change the world to fit you. In short, if you're a square peg in a round hole the Muppets taught you to cut out to hole to make it more square.

2) The Muppets are all about dreams. If you have a dream and it's worth fighting for then the Muppet motto is pretty much "fight for it!" Even through adversity the Muppets embody a determination and spirit and they show that the path to achieving your dreams may not always be easy and you may have doubts and set-backs along the way but if you really want to make your dreams a reality then you have to be willing to persevere and fight. It's not a bad message to send to kids.

3) Inspired lunacy. If ever there was a rule book the Muppets threw it out a long time ago. Anything can happen... Anything probably will. Don't be surprised and don't ask questions just go with it. You'll have more fun that way.

and always remember.....

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