Today I went to see the new Muppet movie. Oh, how joyful!!
It reminded me of some really sweet times with my dad. On Sunday evenings we would sit together and watch The Muppet Show and 60 Minutes together. He enjoyed The Muppet Show as much as I did, and I got as engaged in 60 Minutes as he was.
Come to think of it, we both liked the cantankerous old guys – Waldorf and Statler on The Muppets and Andy Rooney on 60 Minutes. And my dad could be cantankerous with the best of them sometimes.
I loved that the movie preserved the sweet innocence of the Muppets as I remember them – it never went cynical. Kermit remained humble and ready with a pep talk. It had the perfect amount of self-referential jokes to delight those of us who remember the original Show.
I’m really grateful to have had two hours to sit in that theater today and go back in time.