Muppets Make Everything Better… Even the Flu

Earlier this week I was struck by a violent bout of the flu.  I’ll spare you the gory details of my agony, but for 24 hours I was rendered completely useless.  In the days of childhood when the evil hands of sickness crept upon me, one, or both, my parents were there with chicken noodle soup, foul tasting medicine, and a loving hand.  Unfortunately as an adult being sick doesn’t come with a parent at the ready, so  instead you’re left immobile on your couch hating the world (or in my case  add yelling at my cat who kept trying to destroy the plastic on the windows.)

In order to try to assuage my misery I decided to find something that always cheers me up; Muppets.  You may recall an earlier post where I mentioned Jim Henson and the wonder of animatronics and puppetry, but for this round I’m looking more at childhood staples.  Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Big Bird, Grover, Harry Monster… the list can go on and on, but  in my world  Muppets make everything better.  I spent my afternoon immobile on the couch watching old Sesame street clips and episodes of  The Muppet Show Tonight.  Now I’m not saying Muppets are the best medicine, but my fever seemed to go down afterward and by the next day I was (mostly) back to normal.

Anyway if you’re feeling in ill health I suggest checking out some of GRPL’s Muppet Collection, or if you need a quick cure check out this clip. Those doubting my health remedies can also check out our collection for more traditional medicines.


5 Responses to “Muppets Make Everything Better… Even the Flu”

  1. January 27, 2011 at 2:03 pm #

    When I was at the Huntington in California a few weeks ago, there was a movie being filmed in the rose gardens. When the security lady told us it was the new Muppets movie, we almost had a heart attack. I hope the chickens are in it…
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBSWmIr9u-w

  2. January 28, 2011 at 7:39 am #

    I never missed the Muppet Show on Sunday nights. Statler and Waldorf were my favorites. I still quote 'em (and get confused looks from friends).

  3. January 28, 2011 at 1:11 pm #

    And don't forget while handling such borrowed items during illness, please use hand sanitizer first :).

  4. January 29, 2011 at 5:22 am #

    Great point, Robert! Don't worry I was using my own Muppet collection this time around.

  5. February 1, 2011 at 6:01 am #

    I LOVE the chickens! But my favorite is still Beaker. He makes me all swoony :)