Muppet Monday: Edgar Bergen + a Zoo

Good morning!

For a little writing inspiration, we resumed watching Season 2 of The Muppet Show with an episode featuring ventriloquist Edgar Bergen and his special friend, Charlie.

the muppet show, edgar bergen
Image from Henson.com

Funnily enough, Charlie isn’t too entranced with the Muppets and their guest starring opportunity, even though he has a ton in common with these creatures!

(He also mistakes Kermit for a toad.)

To welcome dear Charlie to the show, the Muppet gang sings “Consider Yourself” to Bergen and his wooden dummy. Do you recognize the tune? It’s from the Broadway musical, “Oliver!” — based on the Charles Dickens novel.

Consider yourself at home
Consider yourself one of the family
We’ve taken to you so strong
It’s clear we’re going to get along
Consider yourself well in
Consider yourself part of the furniture
There isn’t a lot to spare
Who cares?..What ever we’ve goin we share!

For a sweet song, Charlie manages to get his one-liners in there as much as he can.

Did you know that Edgar and Charlie made an appearance in The Muppet Movie? It was their last film appearance before Bergen’s death, and if you wait for the credits, you’ll see a dedication to them both.

I thought “Consider Yourself” was a great way to kick off the week!

Hope you feel at home here at This Happy Place!

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