“It’s time to play the music, it’s time to light the lights, it’s time to get things started…”
Following is a guest post from Beautiful Wife, Suzanne McGinnis, written in collaboration with me.
The “Muppet Show” is back. I can’t wait for the debut of the new series on Tuesday, September 22. I can hear the theme song in my head. A tidal wave of childhood memories flood me and I go back to playing “what Muppet does that stranger look like?” as I go throughout my day. “She is totally Janis…That guy looks exactly like Sam the Eagle.”
I’ve been a huge Jim Henson/Muppet fan for decades. Beyond Sesame Street and Fraggle Rock, I watched the Muppet Show religiously, all the movies and have delighted in sharing the entire DVD collection of the show with my kids (best baby gift ever – thank you Amber Allen). Our daughter now loves Alice Cooper from the Halloween special and all of us crack up watching Steve Martin and Carol Burnett work their magic in genius Muppet Style.
I love imagining who the first guests will be…Jimmy Fallon, Dave Grohl, Ellen or Tina Fey and what sketches they will bring back. Equally as fun, I like playing a little game called, “What would the Muppets drink?,” which my amazing husband, Matt McGinnis, whole heartedly embraced.
Game on! Happily, hours later, after much debate and contemplation, here are our best guesses for:
“the most sensational, inspirational celebrational, Muppetational” MUPPET COCKTAIL HOUR.
What would Muppets drink?
|Muppet||Matt’s pick||Suzanne’s pick|
|Kermit||Pousse- café (for the rainbow connection)||2 fingers skim milk|
|Piggy||Cosmo||Champagne (always champagne)|
|Janis||Odell IPA||Miller High Life|
|Gonzo||Mezcal||Flaming Dr. Pepper|
|Fozzie||Old Fashioned||Shirley Temple|
|Sam The Eagle||Bourbon + 1 cube||Bourbon + 1 cube|
|Dr. Teeth||Pitcher of Margaritas||White Russian|
|Capt. Link Hogthrob||Dirty Martini with 5 olives||Cognac|
|Swedish Chef||Akvavit||Bartles & James Wine Cooler|
|Bunsen Honeydew||Gin& Tonic made with liquid nitrogen||Jello Shots|
|Animal||Prairie Fire||Black coffee (fresh & hot) yes, he’ll wait|
You can be sure we’ll be sipping at least one of these next week. The new Muppet Show starts Tuesday, Sept. 22nd on ABC at 8pm. What will you be drinking? Maybe a viewing party and Muppet Drinking game is in order…