Monday, November 22, 2010

Muppet Baby

What do you think of when you hear the word Muppet?

This?



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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16 comments:

  1. A very close call between Scooby Doo (which I still love!), Sailor Moon and Samurai Pizza Cats! Ahhhh, that takes me back!

    P.S: How freaking cute is Tricky?!
    x

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  2. I would have gotten away with it too, if it wasn't for you pesky kids!

    P.S. Tricky is coming to AusBlogCon... getting him a bloggy romper so he'll fit in :)

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  3. I would have gotten away with it too, if it wasn't for you pesky kids!

    P.S. Tricky is coming to AusBlogCon... getting him a bloggy romper so he'll fit in :)

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  4. First of all - your son has the same hat as mine, and they both look adorable in it!
    Secondly, my favourite cartoon when i was "little " was " The Smurfs " , but when i got older ( like 10 - 14ish ) it was " Hey Arnold! "....

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  5. First of all - your son has the same hat as mine, and they both look adorable in it!
    Secondly, my favourite cartoon when i was "little " was " The Smurfs " , but when i got older ( like 10 - 14ish ) it was " Hey Arnold! "....

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  6. haha Muppets. You know what monster used to do, when he was happy about something he would shake with excitement. People didn't know if he was happy or just had the b'geezuz scared out of him. I even had to warn the childcare center so they didn't freak out thinking he was having some sort of fit lol

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  7. oh! the memories of watching the muppets - my kids just don't get it - I can't get them to understand how awesome they were! thanks for the flashback :)

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  8. Tricky is adorable!!

    Cartoons just aren't the same anymore. Give me The Smurfs, or The Flinstones or even Josie and The Pussy Cats.

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  9. You have fantastic taste in hats, Amy!

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  10. I've had the song in my head all day now.

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  11. A Farmer's WifeNovember 23, 2010 at 8:59 PM

    He is a very gorgeous little "muppet baby" Glowless!

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  12. Thanks AFW, I'm rather partial to him.

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  13. I loved Paddington Bear - a bear from darkest Peru who was adopted by a family found at Paddington Station not sure if you have it in Australia. You will love it:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCPnsqxDKf4

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  14. Naww I remember him, I love the cardboard sets, made me think I could draw an adventure for him too!

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