#MirthMusicMon – Easiest Post Ever! – #mondayblogs

You know how my two go-tos for Mirth and Music Monday, when I’m lacking any other inspiration, are Josh Groban and the Muppets? Well, now they’ve made my life incredibly easy by coming together to film a clip for Pure Imagination, one of the songs on Josh’s new album, Stages. Which I have not yet had the money to buy, but maybe next payday! Anyway, I am thankful to all these guys for making my job easy this week; it’s already past 10 and I still have to email some uni people, but I couldn’t bare the thought of missing any more MMM posts. It’s been a month or something! So anyway, Pure Imagination.

There is also the official film clip for this song, if that’s more your thing. Now I’m going to go before I end up listening to the entire album on YouTube. (I’ve heard his All I Ask Of You duet with Kelly Clarkson is amazing).

More MMM can be found here. Once again, I apologise for the drive-by nature of this post, but at least I posted something, right?!

~ Emily

#MirthMusicMon – Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! #MondayBlogs

Really, it’s getting to the point where I should really be signing my Monday posts Edy rather than Emily, for it is he who finds me all my videos… (though I did find the Pirates of the Caribbean ones myself, ha). In case you didn’t get it from the title, this week’s Mirth and Music Monday is Wizard of Oz themed, though there is no Judy Garland to be seen.

I am told that the Muppets Wizard of Oz is not one of the best Muppets movies, but this song is in true cute Muppets style.

All I know about Full House is that the baby is played by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olson (I’m a couple of years younger than them, so really, the show is before my time), but this is very impressive.

That’s all we’ve got time for today, but be sure to tune in next week for more Mirth and Music to begin your week!

#MirthMusicMon – Popular Sayings

A very slap-dash MMM post today, and I’m relying on my other half’s good taste, since I haven’t even actually watched either video in its entirety. My Fair Lady rehearsals started tonight, and we didn’t finish up until 10pm. It takes me half an hour to drive back home, so it’s now quite late. Edy has pretty good taste, though, and I think these are pretty good.

MMM Linky is here. Like I said, this is a very slap-dash post tonight.

~ Emily

#MirthMusicMon – Better late than never

My Internet started playing up just as I went to post last night, but since I live in an early time zone and it’s only early, it’s still Monday in a lot of parts of the world, so it counts. I won’t be doing my regular Wednesday blog this week, but I do have a book review scheduled for Friday, so I wanted to bookend the week. As such, I’m posting some things that were easy to find. Can’t go wrong with Muppets. 🙂

Now I really must go an start getting ready for work. See you later!

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#MirthMusicMon – Poor Amy!

Drive-by Mirth and Music Monday post today! Here is one of my favourite Sesame Street songs (I was going to post it last week, then I got distracted by that Neil Patrick Harris one while I was looking for it).

Join us by posting some mirth and music, then link up here. 😀

Cheers,
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#MirthMusicMon – The Muppets and Gene Kelly

Because who can go past that, right? This clip is actually the last third of the episode of the Muppet Show that Gene Kelly guest starred on, so you get treated to several bits and pieces as well.

If you would like to join in on Mirth and Music Monday, head on over to Regi McClain’s blog and click on the linky. And now, if you’ll excuse me, I feel an inexplicable urge to go watch classic MGM musicals.

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‘Muppet Treasure Island’ at age 21: a journey of self-discovery

For my first post here, a trip down memory lane. Last Saturday, I was on a Tim Curry binge, and for someone of my generation, no Tim Curry binge is complete without Muppet Treasure Island. By my calculations, it had probably been over ten years since I had last seen this movie, so re-watching it now proved to be quite a journey of self-discover. Here are some of the things I learned, both about the movie and myself.

  1. I was, am and always will be vaguely scared of Animal.

    I get scared easily at the best of times. I also have a tendency to get creeped out by weird things that aren’t really that creepy. I think Animal falls under that category. I think I am to constantly haunted of that scene in The Muppet Movie where he grows and grows and grows and emerges out of the roof of… that building (it’s been a while). I actually had a couple of dreams after seeing The Muppet Movie for the first time that involved houses collapsing and people emerging through the roof. I know, not scary at all, right? Hey, I was five at the time! As I said, it’s been a while, so I thought perhaps I would be over this silly phobia. Apparently not. When Animal screamed, “Politics! Politics! Politics!” and banged on the drums on Saturday evening, I found myself feeling just as creeped out by him as I always had. Clearly, there are some things you just don’t grow out of.

  2. I will never be able to watch a Star Wars movie without hearing Miss Piggy’s voice every time Yoda speaks.

    It makes me a bad sci-fi fan, I know, but the only Star Wars film I have seen all the way through is the first one. I started watching The Empire Strikes Back one day whilst making cupcakes, but the cupcake-making took less time than the movie, so I didn’t get as far as the end, and I haven’t had a chance to go back and catch up. However, the thing that really struck me the first time Yoda appeared on screen was just how much he sounded like Miss Piggy when he was yelling at Luke. A quick text message to my boyfriend, Muppets aficionado, confirmed that yes, both characters were voiced by Frank Oz.  Please insert the aural equivalent of “cannot unsee” (“cannot unhear?”) here.

  3. Just because a boy in a movie is attractive when you’re nine years old, it doesn’t mean you’ll still find him attractive now that you’re older.

    Well, you would think this one would go without saying. Really. But apparently I needed it confirmed. Jim Hawkins, aka British actor Kevin Bishop, was one of the reasons that I watched MTI many, many, many times when I was about nine. I thought he was pretty cute. And for some reason, I expected that I would still feel this way about the fifteen-years-old-but-looked-eleven version of him. There was actually a sinking feeling in my heart upon discovering that this wasn’t so (and also that his not-quite-broken voice was kind of annoying). Now, I just did a Google image search and Kevin Bishop, who is now 30, has turned out not too badly, aethetically speaking (though some images were better than others). It just doesn’t feel the same, though. Sigh.

These were the main three things that occurred to me during my Saturday night in, apart from realising that Long John Silver does not fall for psychological threatening and will in fact turn it back around on you if you try, and finally getting those few jokes that go right over the heads of the younger viewers and are in there for the parents. Anyone else ever had moments like these upon rewatching movies from childhood?