The world of the Muppets (in this case, specifically the world inhabited by Kermit, Miss Piggy, and the gang from The Muppet Show and the subsequent films and series) is filled to the brim with characters of virtually every ilk. You have pigs, bears, chickens, monsters, rats, Frackles, dogs, whatevers, and things. Yet, despite all of this diversity, there is a distinct lack of female representation among the core group. Today I’m writing about why thats not okay, and to offer some ideas on how to fix it.
A tribute to the co-founder of Sesame Workshop and co-creator of Sesame Street, Joan Ganz Cooney. Sesame Workshop honored Joan Ganz Cooney for her lifelong efforts to improve the lives of children around the world at its 12th annual benefit gala on May 28, 2014.
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First and foremost, I’m not an expert on depression. I suffer from it and I’ve taken two psychology classes (both classes were before I even realized I had it). All I can say is that I understand where this can come from.
Apathy sucks ass and that’s exactly what this sounds like to me. It hurts when your favorite things make you feel either nothing at all, or worse yet, even worse before you sought them out to help. I’ve been really lucky. I haven’t had a really bad day in a while.
I will tell you this: It can get better, it is not your fault, and even if you watch “The Muppets” again and still don’t like it, That’s OK. If you see “Muppets Most Wanted” and don’t like it, that’s OK too. Being a fan of anything doesn’t mean you have to like 100% of everything that thing produces. Goodness knows, we Muppet fans have suffered through some mediocre productions. And that’s OK.
You’ll be OK. And when you don’t feel OK, Muppets fans will be here, Anon…
moviememe: A Movie That Makes You Happy ➝ The Muppets (2011)
“Listen everybody, we’ve got nothing to be ashamed of. And you know why? Well because, thanks to Walter here we tried. And if we failed, we failed together and to me that’s not failing at all. And I don’t care what anybody says, I don’t care if no one believes in us because… I believe. I believe in you. And you. And you. You know what’s important isn’t this building or name, it’s each other. So I say fine, let’s just start from the bottom and work our way back up to the top. Let’s all walk out through these doors with our heads held up high, as a family because that’s what we are.”
Robbie Williams fulfilled a life-long ambition when he teamed up with The Muppets at the London Palladium for a BBC special.
The singer sang a romantic version of Somethin’ Stupid with porcine megastar Miss Piggy during a one-off concert to celebrate his second swing album, Swings Both Ways.
Meanwhile Kermit, Gonzo and even the notoriously hard to please Waldorf and Statler seemed to be enjoying themselves in the star-studded audience.
The all-singing, all-dancing show, which Robbie described as ‘an amazing evening in my life’, will screen on BBC1 on Friday, December 6, and will also be released as an extended DVD, One Night at the Palladium DVD, on December 9.
It sees Robbie backed by a 30-piece orchestra as he duets with Rufus Wainwright on the title track from the album and he also sings with Lily Allen and his dad Pete Conway and performs classics such as Puttin’ On The Ritz and Mr Bojangles, along with new tracks including Go Gentle, which he wrote for his 14-month-old daughter Teddy.