30 March 2009

The Lovers, The Dreamers And Me

I came across this wonderful clip from The Muppet Show where Kermit The Frog (my hero) sings with Debbie Harry of Blondie.

Mr. B. too has fond memories of this song. As a kid, he used to wake up to sunny days, sweeping the clouds away and asking how to get to Sesame Street. He used to have a Cookie Monster puppet, his favorite character aside from Ernie (although he remembered not too happy about it being green in color instead of blue which is the true color of Cookie Monster). He owned a copy of the long-playing album that contains "It's Not That Easy Being Green" and "Rubber Duckie" which he listened to almost everyday. As the muppets matured and did spin-off shows and movies, Mr. B. never got over his fascination of them. Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy and Gonzo were so much a part of his innocent teen years. Now that there is a whole new generation of muppets for a whole new generation of children, he still misses the original creations of the great Jim Henson and Frank Oz.

In a lot of ways, I and the rest of the bear population do exist because of that fascination, because of a heart that refuses to grow up, a heart that does not cease to believe in magic. Maybe some day, I too will be like Kermit and show the world that every wish could indeed be heard and answered.

Thank you, Jim Henson and Frank Oz.

P.S. : It will be 40 years on 10 November 2009 since Kermit first appeared in Sesame Street.

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