Reminder: Today is International Grover Appreciation Day

Have you shared the good news about Grover with the important people in your life? If not, today is a very fine day to do so! He is, after all, the best of all possible Muppets.

36 Comments on “Reminder: Today is International Grover Appreciation Day”

  1. I’m not impressed. If it was International Beaker Day, then I would be impressed.

  2. Grover? You mean the one who, through his bumbling, nearly unleashed a terror from Beyond on all humanity in The Monster at the End of This Book?

    No, I’m afraid we should really be welcoming our trashy overlord.

  3. Well, Grover does have the amazing ability to teleport things using the Force.

    Or was that Yoda? Hard to tell one from t’other, a voice like his.

  4. I hope to present further evidence that Beaker is the one who deserves the day of appreciation. After presenting my evidence, I’m sure the jury will toss out the cases for Grover, Gonzo, Oscar AKA “The Grouch”, and any other Muppets submitted before the court.

    [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVnmIbzExOA&w=854&h=510%5D

    Not only has Beaker suffered from Bunsonium ingestion, he has also been use as a test subject for Edible Paperclips, an Electric Nosewarmer, a Nuclear Shaver, and been enveloped by a highly enlarged Streptococcus Yuckletherium Cell. This Muppet deservers your appreciation.

  5. eclecticalli – I am finding my way on the meandering, twisting path of life, constantly surprised by what’s around the next bend. Working to embrace and face the challenges inherent with following your dreams, and writing the journey. A writer and dreamer, historian and theologian, academic and fantasy-world-creator, genealogist and gluten-free baker, crafter and reader, poet and life-long learner, MLIS student constantly questioning and occasionally irreverent. Eclectic Alli is my personal blog, with reflections on writing, life, theology, history, or whatever may catch my thoughts. Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook and Instagram round out my online presence, and I try to do little bits different with each of them.
    eclecticalli

    I have this book, Grover tells me all about how worried he is, because he has been told that there is a MONSTER at the end of the book. But he also seems to be encouraging me to turn the pages…. I just can’t help it.
    Turns out HE is the monster! So cute, so awesome… and so deep. Love Grover!

  6. Elmo is a Grover rip-off! I don’t care if they say they are related. There is only one true Grover! Thank you for sharing the light of the world that is Grover!

  7. Ross Hershberger – Approximately Detroit – I've been an electronics tech since trade school in the 1970s. I've worked as a mainframe programmer, tooling machinist, restorer of vintage tube amps, custodial equipment technician and several other unlikely jobs. Since 2012 I've worked as a YAG Laser Field Service Engineer for the North American division of TRUMPF GmbH.
    Ross Hershberger

    Put me down as a Kermitist. Kermit forever.

  8. Even if we’re just limiting it to Sesame Street muppets, Oscar is clearly superior.

    From all muppets, Miss Piggy clearly reigns supreme.

  9. I do appreciate Grover. I don’t even need a special day for it. But I’m with Chris Salter above who said Gonzo is superior. I love Gonzo the Great more than any other Muppet.

    But the one I miss most often is Richard Hunt’s nameless avatars in all the background singing.

  10. themysciranlady – Accepted into the Amazonian ranks in Themyscira, I write to inspire and encourage. A great downfall led to my escape to Paradise Island, and I share to bring inspiration and find camaraderie for those of us who battle to rise from the ashes. This is the journey; may we all rally together and rise above. I'm also "Lady Wonder" on Youtube for laughs.
    themysciranlady

    I also love his song “There’s a Monster in the Mirror”….. He’s my hero. For reals. #SupergoverFTW

  11. anhorgos – Makeup and nail polish enthusiast, equal opportunity soft pretzel and hot dog lover, mindset advocate, twinnie, wife, mom and RDH
    anhorgos

    The think I loved about Grover most was his voice. ;)

  12. Thank you John. I’d forgotten that someone in the old Henson organization must have had a deep affection for Monty Python, the Marx Brothers and Abbott and Costello.

    I love Grover and I intend now to share his extraordinary talents with my Facebook friends.

  13. georgialeesays – Atlanta – Award-winning journalist, editor and writer of multiple genres. Former Bureau Chief, Womens Wear Daily and W magazine. Past director, Ivy Hall, The SCAD Atlanta writing center. Vice President, programming for Atlanta Writers Club. Freelance writer/editor of every subject in the known universe. Lover of clean, clear writing -"It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book." - Nietzsche. I teach yoga, meditation, in retreat settings. Seeker of truth and transcendence. Reincarnation of Edgar Allen Poe. "Life is but a dream within a dream within a dream" Write. Create. Learn. Dance. Yoga. Sleep. Dream.
    georgialeesays

    And yesterday was, more importantly than Valentines Day, National Ferris Wheel Day!

  14. Even people who espouse the virtues of other Muppets gotta give it up for ONE DAY for Grover. He doesn’t get nearly enough screen time nowadays since it’s all given over to the red abomination who hasn’t mastered first person singular yet… isn’t that some kinda mental disorder in the DSM? Depersonalization or something? No match for SUPER GROVER.

    (Always been a Kermie gal myself, along with pity for Beaker, and wanting to have a beer with Rowlf.)

  15. Ah, the Swedish Chef, but … BEAKER, BEAKER, BEAKER!

    Oh, and BEAKER, BEAKER, BEAKER!

    Dude never backed down from needed testing thereby single-handedly saving the WORLD from bad engineering. Thank him the next time you find yourself shaving your delicate spots.

  16. =gah!= Not more Grover worship. It’s a 4 way clash at my friends house: Grover memorabilia, Coca-Cola memorabilia, MLP’s & Disney Princesses… =shudders=

  17. I always thought it was curious that you never see Grover and Gonzo together. I’m not saying I believe the rumors that Camilla (the chicken) is Grover/Gonzo’s “wackiness conscience” (ala Jiminy Cricket) enabling his bizarre Pinocchio-esque disease, but there is a lot of circumstantial evidence. (Given Muppets in Space, some drugs may be involved?)

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