List #113: My Favorite Muppets

Last week, sometime before The Muppets debuted in theaters, Jezebel posted this opinion piece about how Kermit was a truly terrible boyfriend. When I first read the piece on a friend's Facebook page, I nodded my head in agreement and immediately reposted it. Yes! Kermit was the reason why my relationship history as an adult has been so flawed! Yes! Kermit ruined men for me.

But then someone quietly reminded me that Miss Piggy wasn't a picnic herself. She was a self-centered, demanding drama queen. Nothing like the woman I want to be in a relationship. Occasionally she's has some wild feminist streaks that I loved even as a little girl, but she was never my favorite Muppet. And in fact, if memory serves me correct she basically tricked Kermit into marrying her.

I've pretty much been OD'ing on all things Muppets since Thursday afternoon: soundtracks, YouTube clips of the Muppet Show, Sesame Street memories and even a few things Fraggle Rock. So, with that in mind I give you my top 3 favorite Muppets:

Fozzie Bear: Men who make me laugh have had my heart since I was a toddler. Remember, when McDonald's had plush Kermit, Miss Piggy or Fozzie that you could get durin one Christmas year. Miss Piggy was unavailable everywhere and that was quite alright with me, I wanted Fozzie and nothing else.

Gonzo: I love Gonzo because he is absolutely weird. And for all of the criticism some Muppets get for the supposed sexual orientation, Gonzo always seemed to escape the fray even though he loves chickens. But really, Gonzo had my heart when I saw A Muppet's Christmas Carol, the best version of the Dickens' story ever produced.

Count Von Count: If I'm only doing a top 3 I had to include a Sesame Street character. Though I've always been partial to the Muppets from the Muppet Show, I did love me some Sesame as a small child too. And really my favorite is the count. He probably wasn't my favorite when I was younger, though I know I was never scared of him. And I basically hate math today. But he's so goofy and lovable and plays some really awesome tunes.

So dear readers, care to share your favorite Muppet? I know you have one!

1 comment:

  1. I'm fond of Beaker, Pepe the King Prawn and Camilla the Chicken.