Yesterday, while I was bouncing around the Internet looking for information on micromosaics (Click Here to see that column), I spent some time on YouTube hoping to discover a video showing someone constructing one of the more-detailed micromosaic paintings.
Sadly, this search was to no avail, but – and don’t ask me how we got “there” from “here” – I did run into a bunch of old “Pigs in Space” videos from the Muppet Show. Of course, when I think of these sketches, in my mind I hear the way they used to be announced as “Piiigs iiiin Spaaace.” A couple of sample episodes are as follows:
Actually, if you Click Here you will be presented with a whole bunch of these episodes
Now, it’s not that I’d forgotten the Muppet Show per se – more that I rarely think about it – but now that I do come to think about it I have to say that I loved it. The show used to come on Sunday evenings in England and my family regarded it as a special treat – we used to gather around the television and laugh our socks off.
Do you remember that each week they used to have a different human guest – and the guests were incredibly famous – for example Danny Kaye and John Cleese and Rudolph Nureyev, to name but a few.
So, who was your favorite Muppet character? Kermit? Miss Piggy? The Swedish Chef? For myself, I always had a soft spot for the hapless Beaker who invariably had unfortunate experiences in the Muppet Labs.
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What was your favorite Muppet sketch, episode, character, or guest?
Also, where were you (which country) when you used to watch this as a kid (I'm wondering how far the Muppets spread around the world)