Here's what I think: Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street?
I took an online quiz the other day to find out which Muppet I was. I was greatly disappointed to find out that they did not include the Muppets from Sesame Street, how very confusing indeed. I realize there were "Jim Henson's Muppets" and then apparently the Sesame Street Muppets. What is confusing it the apparent cross over between them. Did Kermit the Frog never appear on Sesame Street- the answer is no, he did in fact join the "cast" of Sesame Street Muppets.
While taking the quiz I reminisced about Sesame Street and the lovable Muppets that grace the neighborhood. How many times did I change my favorite character? Countless times? Because all the characters were so wonderful. Nearly all anyway. I won't pretend that I ever loved Big Bird. That dopey, tall, freak bird- the only good that came from him was his imaginary friend Snuffaluffagus. As evidence toward my case against Big Bird, I ask you to refer to the film Sesame Street's: Follow that Bird in which Big Bird finds himself in all kinds of shenanigans, all the while talking in that irritatingly childlike voice.
After years of flip-flopping on my favorite character I have landed on Grover. In my adulthood I have realized the true beauty of Grover. How can you not find a lovable little blue monster who is afraid of monsters endearing. I think back on my youth and reading and re-reading "The Monster at the End of this Book." What sweet innocence Grover has.
In my research for this blog I found that there is a sequel to that particular book, it's called "Another Monster at the End of this Book" and it features Elmo. Don't even get me started on Elmo- drat him for ever being brought to The Street.
After completing the quiz and finding that I am in fact a "Scooter" I'm saddened that Jim Henson's Muppets do not take company (in the quiz world) with the Sesame Street Muppets. When looking to see who one's true Muppet second half is, one should have all the available Muppets to choose from.