My Muppet Testimonial

21 Feb

It’s hard to pinpoint the exact moment Muppets started to creep back into my life. It was a gradual process, that’s certain. Around my sophomore year of college “Moving Right Along” suddenly became one of the most listened to songs on my iPod, and I had begun rewatching all my favorite bits from the Muppet movies I had grown up with. Then, one day during the summer before my junior year, I was surfing YouTube for Muppet clips when a particular video caught my eye. It was entitled: “Just One Person.” So I clicked on it, and what unfolded before my eyes changed my life. I watched as the Muppets grieved the loss of their creator, read letters from fans sharing their sympathies, and then joined together in song. By the end of the video I was sobbing. I had never truly put any thought into the people behind (erm, underneath?) the Muppets before. I became fascinated.

As the school year began I went back to my ordinary life, but the Muppets were still there at the back of my mind, quietly nagging me to come back to them. Once Christmas break rolled around, I caved in. Going home for the break, the very first thing I did was watch The Muppet Christmas Carol. I reveled in amazement of how the Muppets had not lost their touch. In fact, I was surprised to find that I enjoyed them possibly more than I did as a kid. I watched Christmas Carol many times over that break, and even dug out Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree to rewatch (yeah, you heard me!). Then, near the end of December, I was at a friend’s house and a bunch of us were playing a question game. One friend was asked, “What would you do if everyone in the world was turned into Muppets?” My friend responded with, “I don’t know, but I bet Amanda and Julia would be Gonzo and Rizzo.” Hearing this filled me with such immense joy and I was instantly ecstatic. I then had to take a step back. Was it normal to be this excited over someone comparing me to Rizzo the Rat? I wasn’t sure, so I kept it to myself.

This is just an excerpt from the Muppet  Testimonial I wrote up over at The Muppet Mindset blog. My friend Ryan, who manages the blog, asked me to share my personal Muppet journey with the world. It’s a piece I wrote that basically speaks on how I fell into the Muppet fandom a little over a year ago and how it has completely taken over my life. I talk about the gradual obsession that took over, the last year of my life, and all I have left to accomplish as a Muppet fan. So, click here to give it a read!

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