By Charlotte Hilton Andersen, REDBOOK
For my first childhood talent show, I sang "The Rainbow Connection." How did I learn the lyrics? I sang along with Kermit the Frog on my record player, of course. Who made me into the (horrible) cook I am today? The Swedish Chef. I can't believe I'm admitting this on the Internet, but Muppet Treasure Island is still one of my top five favorite movies. To this day, whenever my husband or I say something dumb, we'll point to our index finger and say, echoing the adorably vacant Fozzie Bear, "Mr. Bimble told me! He's the man that lives in my finger. He's been to the moon and back-twice!" It turns out the Muppets have been a large part of my life.
The Muppets are one of those rare cultural phenomena that have the power to span generations, class lines, and even the lines of adult-child humor while still giving everyone something to laugh at in the end. This is why I was super excited when I saw that a new Muppet movie is coming out. ButRead More »from Why Our Kids Will Never Love the Muppets as Much as We Do