There’s nothing I love more than collaborating with the talented people in the Disney community. Okay, fine. I might love the Muppets a little bit more. But mixing the two is pretty awesome especially with a semi-strange question like this one. I knew these folks would be up for the challenge, and I so enjoyed reading all of their entries. (Get excited because there are two parts to this series!) I hope you enjoy reading, and find some new podcasts and/or blogs to follow in the meantime! Thanks so much for supporting all of us!
Alan from Enchanted Tiki Talk Podcast
Hey Muppet fans, wanna hear a joke? Why are fish so smart? Give up? Because they swim in schools! Get it?! Schools?! Wocka wocka wocka!
Yes, that’s a pretty terrible joke but that doesn’t stop me from choosing Fozzie as my inner Muppet. I’ve always felt like Fozzie and I were kindred spirits. He wants to make people laugh and that’s something that has been important to me for as long as I can remember. I’m no stand-up comedian by any stretch of the imagination, but I’ve almost always been able to get a laugh or put a smile on people’s faces and that’s important to me. And even when I couldn’t get a laugh, that didn’t stop me. Just like Fozzie, a bad joke doesn’t stop me from getting back out there and trying again. Deep down though, I think Fozzie just wants to be liked and humor is his way of doing that. That’s something I can relate to. Whether I like to admit it or not, acceptance by my peers is important to me. Thankfully for me, I usually have a clever remark or a witty comeback to help achieve that. Thankfully for you, whenever you need a good laugh, Fozzie and I will be there with a banana cream pie and a joke.
Erica from Erica with a C Blog
Picking my inner Muppet has proven to be tough. I’m not an organizer like Scooter. I’m not always ready with a joke like Fozzie. I don’t consider myself an eternal optimist and banjo enthusiast like Kermit. I can appreciate a good sweater vest and an interesting sense of humor, but Gonzo I am not. It’s those damn chickens I can’t deal with (sorry Camilla). Animal? No, not quite right either. Janice is a little too free love, traveling with a band, for my taste. I’m certainly not Dr. Bunsen Honeydew — I totally cheated my way through Organic Chem in college. So who am I?
Although most of us might consider Miss Piggy a true Diva, I relate to her the most. She’s my Spirit Muppet if you will. Miss Piggy understands the importance of a good wardrobe and well-done makeup. She’s not afraid to stand up for herself. HI-YAH! Now that’s something I can get behind. Despite all of these diva like tendencies she does have a soft spot for her beloved Kermie. Miss Piggy is a modern woman, she’s held down some pretty important positions (or at least pretended to). In the end she’s always there for her friends. Even if it’s front and center in a fabulous designer gown and movie star cascading curls.
Alex from Practically Imperfect
This is tricky, but I’d have to say my inner Muppet is Statler or Waldorf. No, I’m not a heckler (or an old man!) but I’m a bit sarcastic and have a tendency to burst into laughter at something ridiculous I’ve said or done. I’m honest, love to laugh, and sometimes feel like I have the attitude of a cranky old man at times. I also watch a lot of terrible reality TV shows, complain about them and yet continue to watch them. (I’m looking at you: The Bachelor and Keeping Up With the Kardashians). As crazy as these guys are, you can’t help but love them, right?
Karen and Divina from The Best Friends Guide
As two girls who have spent over 25 years together as friends and grew up on the Muppets , our answer to this question was fairly easy . Naturally since we’re a duo so we aimed for two . When we’re together we usually finish each other’s sentences, crack each other up over things not everyone else thinks is funny and LOVE to people-watch with a commentary. If you haven’t guessed by now, we are without a doubt Statler and Waldorf.
They were always one of our favorite parts of the show, heckling people from the balcony . They may get a bad rap, but no matter what they always showed up to watch and had some amazing one liners. Plus as far as old men Muppets go, they were adorable and very sharply dressed . Put us up there with them and life would be complete.
Leah from The Magical World of
My inner muppet? Well, I’m tempted to say Gonzo because I do like to let my freak flag fly. Plus, his song “I’m Going to Go Back There Someday” is my favorite song of all time. But, if I’m being honest with myself, I’m Waldorf and Statler.
Yes, they count as one. At least in my head. Just like Fred and George Weasley, they cannot be separated (JK Rowling, you monster!). First off, I’m old. Really old. I may technically be in my twenties, but I spend most evenings knitting, drinking tea, and watching old movies. I could probably collect social security at this point. But more to the point, I love to heckle. Anyone who follows my twitter feed or reads my blog knows that I like to sit back and make snarky comments about the creative work of those far more talented than myself. It’s pretty much the best thing ever. Certain friends of mine actually refuse to watch movies with me because I won’t shut up. Or stop throwing my shoes at the screen. I secretly love “Twilight” just because I could make fun of Robert Pattinson’s constipated faces and Kristen Stewart’s dead-eyed mouth breathing all the live long day. Plus, with Big Bro sneaking his way around the blog, I’ve pretty much got my own (insulting) partner-in-crime. Hey, everyone’s a critic. Some just enjoy it more than others. Might as well build me my own balcony, because just like Waldorf and Statler, I’m gonna heckle my way to the grave.
Mitchell from The Mickey Mindset
The Muppets really speak to me on a much deeper level. They’re really funny and have great music, but somehow, I connect with them differently than the rest of the world. I guess I see part of myself in every Muppet. Narrowing down “which Muppet is most like me” is a tough one.
Off the top of my head, the Muppet I am can probably relate to and act the most like is of course, Walter. I mean, aren’t we all human Walters? We’re all major Muppet fans by heart and I idolize the furry freaks.
I’d like to say I’m a lot like Rowlf, but I probably end up like Fozzie Bear most of the time. In fact, in all of these ‘Which Muppet Character Are You?” surveys, I always end up as Fozzie. I think it’s because I’m a lot more dedicated to my friends than myself, and I really hate to let anyone down. I hope my jokes are funnier than Fozzie’s but I think I have a lot of insecurity about myself a lot of the time, much like Fozzie. Luckily the Kermits and Scooters in my life teach me better and I can strike up the courage to finally go on stage. Only to be heckled by Statler and Waldorf immediately.
If I was one of the existing Muppets, I think it might be Fozzie. All I know is I would just hate to be Beaker.
Melissa from Mouse on the Mind
This may surprise some people but my inner Muppet is Animal. I don’t wear it on my sleeve, and I feel like I am pretty self-possessed in my day-to-day life, but in my head? I’m totally hooligan. And when I am especially hooligany? The arms start going, my voice starts rising and suddenly I have laser focus … at that point, I pretty much AM Animal. I’ve always wanted to be a drummer (someday I’ll take lessons), and there’s a constant beat running through my head. Usually it’s more upbeat, less deafening, but it’s there all the same. As far as I am concerned, most things are too slow, take too long and could use a little more smashing. You might call it “uncontrollable,” but I see it more as “very, very excited about life.” And with that, all that’s left to say is this: Go bye-bye!
Melissa from Rolling with the Magic (formerly Disney on Wheels)
When I received the email from Estelle about sharing my inner muppet I was in the car with my husband Drew. So I asked him which Muppet I am most like. Without hesitation he said Miss Piggy and then proceeded to laugh. What happened next resembles the gif below.
GIFSoupSo maybe I’m a little more like Piggy than I thought. I do have a few things in common with her. I love to shop, my guy, I don’t let obstacles get in the way of what I want to achieve, and I do have Diva like attitude on occasion which can include the temper displayed above. So would Miss Piggy be the first Muppet I would choose? No but you do have to appreciate her drive and that fabulous wardrobe!
I’ve received so many great contributions that you must stay tuned for Part 2 of the Inner Muppet series!
Thanks to everyone who sounded off today!
Until then, let us know which Muppet do you most relate to?