Welcome to the first official Muppet Monday of 2013!
The start of a new year is always highlighted with new beginnings, and resolutions. How much weight we should lose, what new and exciting activities we should try. It’s like a blank slate. The opportunity to start all over again.
Well, how would you feel if the Muppets went and changed something you knew and loved?
That’s exactly how I felt when I first saw this:
Okay, that’s just a screen cap but basically Floyd Pepper has announced to Kermit (BEFORE THE SHOW REALLY STARTS) that he + the band are leaving the show (forever!) because they are sick and tired of their boring theme song.
You can check out the clip here.
First of all, I always thought Dr. Teeth was the leader of this crew, not Floyd Pepper — no matter how hip he is.
Second, there are many annoying songs in the world (It’s a Small World, anyone?) but The Muppet Show theme song has never once driven me crazy.
But then again, I’m not playing it for 23 episodes straight. (Twice each episode.)
I know this is a lot to throw at you on a Monday morning, but this has got to be one of my favorite episodes of The Muppet Show and I haven’t even mentioned the guest star, Kay Ballard.
So what do you think… out with the old, in with the new? Or should some things just be left alone?
I don’t care if Floyd thinks I’m un-hip or not… I’m with Kermit. That theme song is pretty catchy.