The Baby Muppets

After about a month away, I'm back for another weekly dose of awesome from the League of Extraordinary Bloggers. This week's topic...
In the spirit of Young Indiana Jones, Young Frankenstein, or Young Einstein, come up with a “Young ___” prequel or series.
I've had an idea like this in the back of my head for years! It would be based on the core group of Jim Henson's Muppets and I'd call it Baby Muppets.

The animated show would follow the Baby Muppets' adventures in play at the nursery where they are watched by a woman never actually seen on screen. The Baby Muppets could call their caregiver something generic like "Granny" and I thought it might be fun if she was voiced by a famous motherly figure from an old television show.

Socks, too.

You'd never see her face but she'd wear awesome socks.

I would never want the Baby Muppets to be available for commercial release so I would use tons of clips from popular movies and television programs and also the occasional piece of well-known music. This would ensure that no one would ever get the chance to privately own their own copy of Baby Muppets.

So there.

Take some time to check out more "young" creations by other League bloggers.

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Basement Junk #022


Back at it, chawl.

Here I go. Slowly inching my way back into things after twenty days away from FASTE. I'm feeling the urge to talk about random crap that's been happening. So here I go.

1. Not happy with the NFL's replacement referees? Turn your TV off. Problem solved.

2. Super awesome video from my church this past weekend. Back to the Future nerds, you'll love this.

3. I drank some apricot beer this past weekend. It was not gross.

4. Last year it took me multiple stops at multiple stores to find a box of Halloween Crunch and a box of Christmas Crunch. This year -- two stops in ten minutes. Done. Hopefully Christmas Crunch will be as easy.

5. I have a foam-board poster of Jose Canseco that I've had for over 25 years. It's in my garage. I can't bring myself to trash it but I'm not sure what to do with it. I'm open to suggestions.

7. Saving the most awesome for last. When I was in junior high in the late 80s, I used to draw an alien creature I made up named Crud. I kept a folder in my desk at school of many of my doodles -- half of which were probably of Crud. Either way, here's what he looked like (Garfield eyes totally intentional)...

I hadn't mentioned Crud to anyone in at least twenty years, so imagine my surprise when my daughter drew this the other day.


Somebody needs to tell her that Crud isn't pink.

The Pause Button

If you happen to be a reader of my other site -- the Neighborhood Archive -- you're likely aware of the recent debut of Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood. DTN is a new children's program from the Fred Rogers Company featuring the next generation of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood of Make-Believe.

Combining coverage of DTN with the already-time-consuming dedication to "all things Mister Rogers" (not to mention my job and family), I'm left with little time right now for much else. For the time being, I'm pressing the proverbial "pause button" on FASTE. The shutters are not being closed but things will definitely be slow here for a while as my efforts are focused on the Neighborhood Archive.

Enjoy this hiatus from my nonsense. I'll be back soon enough.