Kermit The Frog Puppet, We Need The Muppets Now More Than Ever: During his time in the hospital as a child, Joshua Gillespie’s best friend was a 3-year old monster with red fur and a vivid imagination.
A TV in Gillespie’s hospital room provided Elmo, the lovable, occasionally irritating Muppet and “Sesame Street” stalwart since 1984, as a constant companion.
Kermit The Frog Puppet, We Need The Muppets Now More Than Ever
Even futheremore than half a century, the Muppets continue to surprise and delight audiences everywhere . Kermit, Fozzie, and the rest of the gang from “Fraggle Rock” are also vying to host the Oscars this month.
As well as fans are rallying behind them. Gillespie speculates that the recent resurgence of the Muppets is due to our desire for familiarity and a healthy dose of optimism.
The Muppets are a go-to source for adults who miss their favourite frog, pig, or monster. Internet amber preserves our most treasured childhood memories.
As well as they’re often more beautiful, witty, or wild than we remember. That show must go on, even if the sets collapse and chicken feathers fly.
It is especially poignant in years when it feels like we are perpetually jumping through our own rings of fire. While a choir of chickens cluck the “William Tell Overture.”
The Muppets’ luck seems to run out on a regular basis. However, they always manage to create something that is both timeless and amusing.
As well as deeply moving in its subtlety. All of our ABCs were taught to us as well as the importance of a well-timed flying fish.
And they’re still teaching us how to persevere in the face of adversity and emerge even stronger—and zanier, too.
Muppets Can Be Enjoyed By People Of All Ages, Not Just Children
A major reason why so many people return to the Muppets is that their work continues to hold up over time—and in some cases even evolves with their audience.
Characters like Gonzo’s chicken Camilla are deceptively witty, making jokes that younger viewers may not understand until they watch the show again.
A Muppet fan, Joe Hennes, has dedicated his life to capturing the joy of the Muppets through ToughPigs, which he co-directs. While working at Sesame Workshop.
He had the opportunity to watch (and, in some cases, participate) in the creation of his favourite childhood television show, Jim Henson’s The Jim Henson Company.