Good morning, friends!
When I first caught this sketch on Season 1 of The Muppet Show, I was reminded of the sullen version of “Pictures in My Head” from The Muppets. As Kermit reminisces about the state of his friendships with the other Muppets, he sees them practically alive in the frames that line his hallway.
But that’s a pretty sad song (even if it does convince Kermit he needs to get the gang back together), and since it’s Monday, here’s a sillier version with a (kind of) similar idea. Avery Schrieber only wants to enjoy his sandwich, and his luck seems to be running out.
Forward to 2:15 in the following video:
Fozzie is actually funny, folks! And there’s an appearance by Rowlf, which adds to the excitement of the sketch.
Running less than 2 minutes, this is one of the more memorable segments I remember in The Muppet Show. The timing is spot-on, and the farcical nature is so well-done. It makes me smile so big. Most importantly, comedian Avery Schreiber is prepped and ready to go head-to-head with the comedy stylings of the Muppets, and well, he does a pretty darn awesome job at it.
Plus his mop of curls is so Muppet-esque, don’t you think?
Doesn’t he look like he was having the best time?