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Archive for May, 2010

It’s time to get things started…

…On the most sensational inspirational celebrational Muppetational…

Most of us know and love that song, and know the next line: “This is what we call The Muppet Show!

The Washington Post Celebritology 2.0 blog did a great post today on The Muppet Show and some of their favorite bits.  Here’s a link to the post, and I’m also re-posting their 6 favorite characters/skits.  (Some of these also showed up on my other Muppets blog post from a year and a half ago.)  Great additions to your child’s YouTube playlist, and a fun stroll down memory lane for the grown-ups as well!

The Swedish Chef — Meatballs:

Beaker -- Ode to Joy: (My kids LOVE this one!)

Janice:

Sam the Eagle:

Link Hogthrob (from Swinetrek):

Lew Zealand (the fish-throwing guy, here with Leslie Uggams):

OK Go — for kids!

By now, everyone has seen the great Rube Goldberg machine in the OK Go video, This Too Shall Pass.

In fact, you might have even seen the Colbert Report’s take on a Rube Goldberg machine the night OK Go appeared on the show!

But have you thought about adding one or more OK Go videos to your child’s YouTube playlist?  Kids are as intrigued by this band as adults, and — even though I can’t really classify this as educational — they’ll definitely get a kick out of it!  In fact, “mesmerized” is the word one friend used to describe the songs’ effect on her children.

This Too Shall Pass is great, but so is Here it Goes Again.  They’ll like it both for the catchy music and the fun visuals!  Let us know if there are other music videos that your child(ren) enjoy!