Maigh always seems to have the best Muppet-related content before I do, but I’m always happy to link her since it’s great stuff. Today she has a post about the song “A boy and his frog” an acoustic piece of folk music written as a tribute to Jim Henson and his legacy.
Here’s my favorite verse:
I will go on without you there to guide me,
There’s so much more I can give.
Whenever I sing, you will be there beside me,
As long as I keep you, you’ll live.
That one verse sums up my current feelings about the state of the Muppets. If Disney can remember Jim then all decisions and uses of the characters should logically flow from that point.
Sure, the Muppets and Kermit were funny, but they were poignant and introspective and almost human too. We’d all do good to remember that fact.