A Rainbow Connection

A few weeks ago my grandmother during one of our Sunday brunches admitted that The Muppets proved one of the worst films of 2012 for her: “Absolutel A profound wave of sadness and horror washed over me afterwards, as if I was twelve again watching the long-eared stars of Watership Down spray animated viscera on the big screen.  After she had left, well fed on eggs and the joys of childhood, I stumbled over to the piano and played ‘Rainbow Connection’ until the whole house was singing.  Throughout the rest of the day — amid homework, chores, and a chicken pot pie — we immersed ourselves in Muppet Treasure Island and The Muppet Caper until little by little, we felt the hope return to the world.

And just because it’s awesome . . .

I Don’t Know, Third Base

My blogging has been lax lately due to a weekly affliction natural to professors, students, and masichists: midterms.  Thus, until these dire days pass, my posts will encompass a few witty phrases followed by an awesome video or two.  As Halloween approaches, I find myself of late falling asleep to Abbott and Costello monster movies.  Their encounter with Dracula, Wolfman, and Frankenstein’s monster plays behind me now.  I hear the creaking of coffins and the shrill pitch of Costello’s ‘OOOOH Chick!’ and giggle to myself.  In honor of these two incredible comedians, I am posting the following skit, perhaps their most famous and brilliant.  I never get tired of these guys: