Friday, March 13, 2009

Who are the people in your neighborhood?

Since I'm in the habit of posting pictures of large vehicles from out of town recently, I thought I'd share this one.I love it when "Sesame Street Live" comes to town every year because they always park their cheery rigs around near the arena. C'mon, doesn't seeing those happy faces make Friday the 13th a little more bearable?

Though I've never been to a "Sesame Street Live" show, maybe this guy has. Nah, then there would be two grouches in the same place. But I digress...

Like most of us, I grew up with Kermit, Big Bird, Mr. Snuffleupagus and the gang. Bert and Ernie taught me how to share (not to mention what a unibrow is), and I learned my numbers from "The Count," whose real name, I just learned, is Count von Count; that's three words within his name. (Three! Ah, ah, ah!). And to top it all off, I even do a mean Grover impression!

I'm even old enough (I feel funny saying I'm "old," especially compared to this guy) to have spent many a Friday night as a youngster watching "The Muppet Show," including my favorite episodes when the stars of "Star Wars" stopped by.

That's what makes my many trips to Walt Disney World even more enjoyable. See, Disney's Hollywood Studios (you might remember it as the Disney-MGM Studios) has a whole section that's Muppet-themed, including "Muppet*Vision 3D," a 3-D movie that stars everyone's favorite Muppets, and which also features some 4-D elements. (Sure, I could tell you about them, but then you wouldn't be surprised the next time you head down to WDW.) Plus, there's a Muppet-themed pizza place and gift shop in the same little area. For anyone who grew up with the Muppets, it's a definite must-see.

So, "Sesame Street" comes to town and (somehow) I relate it to Disney World! It all connects.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You do a mean Beaker impression too! :-)