Friday, April 8, 2011
F is for Funny and Furry
Although today is not Friday, it's the "F" day in the A to Z blogging challenge. (I'm talking about a different "F" subject over on Author Exchange Blog today.)
Remember Sesame Street, with all its funny, furry humor?
My mother loved Oscar the Grouch, whose perspective of life paralleled her own. Dry, sarcastic humor was their style.
I don't even want to talk about Big Bird, whose voice was incredibly irritating, although he could, on occasion (like once or twice a year), say something that made me laugh. (Mostly because it was stupid.)
Then there was Grover, the funny, furry, puppet on speed.
One of my daughters adored the Amazing Mumford, which goes to show that everyone, even caricatures of magicians, must have their good points.
My favorite Sesame Street character was Ernie because I loved that sneaky laugh of his. I also really loved Statler and Waldorf, the two nasty old guys who sat in the balcony and made snide comments. Talk about funny...
Who was your favorite Sesame Street or muppet character, and why?