Hi-ho, everyone. The last few weeks in pop culture have been oddly permeated with Muppet references. It speaks to the awesomeness and enduring legacy of the Muppets that 10 years after the last theatrical Muppet movie, 30 years after the first, and almost 20 years since the death of Jim Henson, the Muppets are still a perfectly relevant pop culture presence. Also: the Muppets are the best, filled to the brim with barely contained lunacy, randomness (they’re like our patron saints), and lessons about tolerance and believing in yourself and others.
So, it’s Muppet Week here at TIRB, and we’ll share our favorite Muppet moments, characters, and stories all week.
First, why don’t we get things started with the Muppet references from the last few weeks.