Thanks to Dick, I discovered that today is the 25th Anniversary of the first “Muppet Show”. Wow – what a flood of memories that brings back. I have always loved the Muppets. Then again, I was truly a “Sesame Street” kid, since that show first aired the year I was born.
I remember when the Muppets came on the air. My Dad & I used to watch it together every week, and when the first “Muppet Movie” came out in the theaters, he took me and my best friend to go see it. (He also took us to see “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band” with the Bee Gees, but that’s a story for another day.)
I still know all of the words to “The Rainbow Connection” and probably every other song in the movie too. When my parents finally got a stereo for our home, they gave me a “Muppet Movie” soundtrack album. I was so puzzled – we didn’t have a record player… until they went out to the garage and got it out of the trunk of the car! Countless hours were spent listening to that album. Now, thanks to ed k., I have a copy of the movie on DVD too – and I must watch it soon!
Happy Anniversary, Muppets! Thanks for the years of laughter and fun!