anyone remember this decade?
Having been too old to enjoy Sesame Street when it first came out and not old enough to appreciate its finer comedic timing and pop culture references, Across the Bored was quite pleased when The Muppet Show made its debut in the late 1970s. Sublimely ridiculous in its use of punmanship, with unabashed references to everyone from Shakespeare to the Village People, it was the one of the few shows that we watched faithfully. The combination of great silliness, snort-worthy parodies and even a few tear-inducing moments were exactly what we needed at that point in time.
We still do Swedish Chef impressions when trying to explain incomprehensible recipes, see the wisdom in Miss Piggy’s approach to life and yes, on some days know we have become Waldorf and Statler chiding and deriding from the best seats in the house. Watching reruns of this classic, truly unique in its genre, brings it all back and we laugh like pre-schoolers all over again.
This fortnight the Big 5 Challenge prodded – “How old do you feel?” – like a kid in a candy shoppe or drudge with a mop, like you could run a mile, need to rest a while, could change your style or rule the world…
We would love to know how you are reeling in the years.
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