Statler & Waldorf: Internet Stars or Ne’er-Do-Wells?

Compare and contrast the following two bits of information concerning Statler & Waldorf:

First, and this is about a week old now, is Statler & Waldorf winning a Webby.

Los Angeles, CA – May 2, 2007 – The Webby Awards, the leading international honor for web sites, today named Statler & Waldorf: From the Balcony ( for the Best Comedy: Long Form or Series, Online Film & Video for 2007 in the annual People’s Voice voting. People’s Voice Winners will be honored at The 11th Annual Webby Awards in New York City June 3-5, 2007.

Next comes Rob Bloom’s McSweeney’s article, Statler and Waldorf Get Evicted From Their Retirement Home.

Here’s a sampling from the piece:

Then, in spite of my efforts, you blatantly disobeyed our community’s balcony bylaws by calling out to poolside visitors with comments that were rude and distasteful.

9:42 a.m.

As Mrs. Needlemyer was floating in the pool.

STATLER: Waldorf, quick! Call Sea World! One of their whales is swimming in our pool!

WALDORF: That’s not a whale! That’s Mrs. Needlemyer. Can’t you tell the difference?

STATLER: Of course. Silly me. Whales aren’t nearly that big!

From Rob Bloom‘s email to me:

Hi there.

My name is Rob Bloom and I’m a Comedy Writer and Screenwriter. I came across
your Muppet blog (which is great, by the way) and wanted to let you know
about a humor article I’ve written about the Muppets. It’s posted on the
popular humor website McSweeney’s.

You can read it here:


Rob Bloom


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