Wednesday, October 11, 2006
The Muppets Take Manhattan
Back in the 1980's, there was a movie called "The Muppets Take Manhattan" that we watched as kids. It was one of the movies we had recorded off of HBO onto videocassette -- my mom and dad probably still have it. Well, a few months ago my mom gave me a read-along book with the sound recording of the movie -- ON VINYL! Yes, not on tape, but a real 33 record. When I got it, Ella wasn't really into books yet, so I just stored it in our media cabinet. About a week ago, Ella was snooping around in there and found it.
Since the Muppets are Jim Henson characters like those on Sesame Street, she instantly fell in love with it. She calls it "Kermit Book" and looks at it several times a day. One part of the story really sticks out to her. In the movie, Kermit the Frog is excited and walks out into the street without looking, is hit by a car and has amnesia. Throughout the week, she has just blurted out "Kermit hit by car"...or at least that is the translation. It actually sounds more like "Kermit it-be-car". We may just need to dig out the video from Mom & Dad's house when we're down there the next time.