Apropos To An Apparently Disturbing Twitter Conversation
Posted on October 26, 2009 Posted by John Scalzi 21 Comments
Don’t worry, this isn’t disturbing in itself. Unless sentient amphibians just plain freak you out. In which case: Flee now.
Mmmmm. Debbie Harry.
I sure don’t remember this episode, but that was one great show.
I thought the twitter conversation was hilarious… does that mean I’m disturbed? What with not finding it disturbing?
A DVD collection of musical guest performances on the Muppets would be pretty awesome.
I kept hoping that Kermit would join in on a little “Heart of Glass” during the skit.
LOVE THAT FROG!
That was one fantastic show; but I never realized that Kermit was left handed until just now.
Yeah, all muppets are left-handed, on account of having the puppeteer’s right hand up their… well, you get the idea.
Totally missed the twitter conversation, but I think I’m cool with that.
Love that song….
Debbie Harry is not the last person I would expect to sing “Rainbow Connection”, but I would not connect her with that song automatically.
Sigh. Like @wilw, I get a little tear in my eye whenever I hear that song. Definitely one of my favorite songs.
3. Tumbleweed – friends have a VHS collection of the best of The Muppet Show. I just checked Amazon – they have Seasons 1, 2 & 3; along with a ‘best of’ compilation on DVD.
I loved The Muppet Show where Mark Hamill was the guest, along with Luke Skywalker, C3PO and R2D2. The ‘Pigs in Space’ segment was especially funny. :)
One of the best episodes featured Elton John singing ‘Crocodile Rock’ with a bunch of Crocodiles. Sigh. Only on The Muppet Show.
Nothing better than waking up to Debbie Harry.
The early 80’s were deeply weird.
I remember my dad wondering why Dr. Teeth & The Electric Mayhem didn’t insist on playing with Debbie (there was a weird blue-muppet backing band during her on-stage songs). Although, IIRC, Debbie and Janice had a skit together.
Only if you hadn’t the experience of being a hippy chick in the late 60’s. Ooops, showing my age here…
I still think my favourite muppet guest was Alice Cooper.
Um, John? That was Debbie Harry. Applying perfume! In a DRESSING ROOM!
You left out a significant number of ‘m’s from that ‘Mmmmm’ there, IMO.
And on a related note, are you aware of an emoticon that indicates drooling?
@11 BeVibe: The episodes are also available on DVD via Netflix. I’m watching season 1 right now. It’s mostly a nostalgic experience, but the show really was pretty funny and there was an amazing variety of guest stars.
#12 – Keith – maybe waking up with Debbie Harry?
I actually remember watching Debbie Harry’s appearance on The Muppet Show when it aired.
Sure, I was no more than two or three years-old, but Blondie was my dad’s favorite band, so she got a lot of airtime at home.
The Rainbow Connection is the song I sing to my daughter every night before bed. The first verse, anyway; the later ones tend to devolve into “something, and something, and something else happens” because I can never remember the lyrics. They definitely dropped a verse here — I think the second of three.