Happy Memorial Day, friends!
I know I normally celebrate these Muppet Mondays with a speech from Sam Eagle but because it was Frank Oz’s birthday this week (and because you might also be BBQing today), I thought this scene by Miss Piggy would be fun to feature.
There are a ton of things that stick out about this “Don’t Dilly Dally on the Way” song. First, we see Miss Piggy standing up. Second, Waldorf and Statler LOVE SOMETHING. They are COMPLIMENTING things and also SINGING along. (Seriously! I was shocked myself.) This is probably one of the first times I’ve ever seen then… appreciate the show they are watching.
“Don’t Dilly Dally on the Way” is a music hall song from 1919. The song is actually called “My Old Man (Said Follow the Van)” but because Miss Piggy only sings the first chorus of the song they changed the title a bit.
It’s also pretty fun how the Muppet-y audience joins in afterwards.
Who can you spot?
Because Season 1’s Miss Piggy was sort of forgettable this is a pretty big scene for her. She is already started to have a lot of the qualities we love about her today — her big voice, her outrageous costumes, and her ability to make herself the center of attention.
As for Waldorf and Statler, I’m on the search for them to be LAUGHING WITH JOY again in the future. Oh, those guys.
Have a fabulous Muppet Monday! (And don’t forget to pay the rent…)