It’s time to put on makeup.
It’s time to light the lights.
It’s time to get things started.
Why don’t we get things started.
In the most sensational, inspirational…
…Muppet Show tonight!
The song lyrics above signaled the beginning of a very special time for my family. As you know, family time is special to me. With a Kid, a Preteen, and a Teen, time seems to be slipping through my family hourglass at a rate too rapid to measure.
- My teen is well in to her high school career. Varsity volleyball player. No holds barred online shopper.
- My tween became a teen…sshhhh don’t tell anyone. Now back to yearround swimming after a great summer season. And a budding photo journalist.
- My kid is still a kid. Loves Lego. Still plays with race tracks and trains. An avid reader of anything to do with…well anything.
We were invited to a screening of the new Muppets Movie this past weekend. And I won’t hesitate to say that a “fun time was had by all!” My husband and I grew up watching The Muppet Show — he watched in the U.S. and I watched in the U.K.
The movie’s opening theme song signaled that a fun time was ahead for me and my family (the teen was home sick). In fact, my husband and I are such diehard Muppet fans that we were there at the opening night of The Muppet Christmas Carol…even though we did not have children back in ’92. We loved it and The Muppet Christmas Carol is part of our family’s holiday viewing traditions.
A short synopsis of the film directed by James Bobin…
On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world’s biggest Muppet fan, his brother Gary (Jason Segel) and Gary’s girlfriend Mary (Amy Adams) from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) to raze the Muppet Theater and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets’ former stomping grounds.
To stage a telethon and raise the $10 million needed to save the theater, Walter, Mary, and Gary help Kermit reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their separate ways: Fozzie now performs with a Reno casino tribute band called the Moopets, Miss Piggy is a plus-size fashion editor at Vogue Paris, Animal is in a Santa Barbara clinic for anger management, and Gonzo is a high-powered plumbing magnate. With signature celebrity cameos, Disney’s “The Muppets” opened Nov. 23, 2011.
- Rating: PG
- Run time: 98 min
- Website: www.disney.com/muppets
I was invited to attend a screening of The Muppets Movie with my family. The views expressed in this post are my own. I follow the tenets of Blog With Integrity.