What do you think of when you hear the word Muppet?
Or maybe this?
Perhaps some of you even think of this?
So Muppets (or any puppet for that matter) can't smile. Not really, anyway. To show they're happy they just open their mouth as wide as it can go. Well they don't, the puppeteer does, but you know what I mean.
Scroll back up and look, I'll wait right here while you do.
See, just a really big open mouth but we know it's a smile, right?
I had no idea that same thing happens when babies are really happy. It goes beyond a curl of the sides of the mouth and turns in to something like this:
|My Muppet Baby|
And for those of you who are disappointed that Tricky was the Muppet Baby, I give you this:
Woah, '80's flashback.
Muppet Babies was one of my favourite cartoons as a kid (not THE favourite, cos let's face it, nothing could beat Shera, Princess of Power). I even remember when Hungry Jacks had a kid's meal where you could get little Muppet Baby figurines. Aunty Penny and I got them all and they became our Barbies' toys - cos even Barbie likes Muppet Babies.
Let's continue the flashback - did you have a favourite cartoon as a kid? And please, please, please don't say Pokemon or I'll feel really old.
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