And then I noticed that all seasons of the original Muppet Show was on Netflix - and #MuppetNight was born.
Eight friends + one kid gathered at my house. We watched, and watched and WATCHED. (And drank a bit too). And it was AWESOME.
It's turned into a THING.
We now get together on a regular basis to watch old episodes, the freaky off-shoot stuff like Storyteller, and YOU KNOW we'll be gathering for The Muppet Christmas Carol during the holidays.
That was MY pick for best movie, by the way.
As Jyl pointed out the other day, we've even assigned characters from the Muppets to ourselves.
I can't believe I never saw it before, But I AM SOOOOOOOO FOZZIE.
Bryan disputes it, he wants to be Rowlf, but he OOZES Kermit.
And my friend Monika, the local music queen, is SO JANICE.
Andy, from Flobots + Bop Skizzum, and who started in bands when he was 15, is OF COURSE Dr. Teeth.
My personal faves are LeVar and Jon as Waldorf and Statler, since they just sit back and made cynical, hilarious comments all night.
Which begs the question, which Muppet character at YOU?
Also. We have been bringing the fun to Twitter. So it you see us goofing with the #muppetnight hashtag, please join in and chat. I think our next gathering will be in late September.
One last thing. We are not connected to anything official Muppets in any way. Just friends, wine and a good time with good entertainment. Wakka wakka.