Friday, September 11, 2015

Episode 8 Epilogue

Wocka wocka wocka! Hope you enjoyed that special episode of "Parry Family Podcast".  Interested in learning more about our song? Well, there's always IMDB and Wikipedia.  If you need more details, there's even the entry from Muppetpedia for the song itself and for the whole movie.

Oh, snap! Did you know if you Google "movin right along" we're the number two searched result? It's true.  Keep going down and you'll find a link to the Alkaline Trio's cover of the song.  It's a little underwhelming compared to the original which I think speaks to the quality of the Henson/Oz performance.  There's just a jaunty spirit to the Muppet version that a cover, no matter how well intentioned and positive can't quite capture.  Still, nice to see this song still in the mindset of others.

Diana bought a great biography of Jim Henson for me for Christmas last year.  I haven't gotten very far in it due to my inability to read for more than five minutes without passing out, but it seems amazing so far.  Great recommendation, eh?

I'm tentatively excited for the new Muppet show coming out on September 22nd.  I read a nice article on the Wall Street Journal about it that seems positive, but I haven't seen it on any of the TV sights "Coolest Fall 2015 Show" lists either.  But those recommended "Revolution" to me so I'm not sure I can trust them anymore.  I remember so many good Muppet productions but have really moved towards the darker Henson works like "The Dark Crystal" and "The Storyteller" and wonder if there's room for Muppet-brand comedy these days.  I sure did like the newer movies though so optimism still reigns in my household.  Will you be watching it? Are you looking forward to it? Let me know in the comments or email.

And remember, we're always looking for new guests.  We even updated the website with a list of the questions I typically ask/prep for during an interview so you can feel all prepared and such.  I'm the master of softballs! Check it out on the top bar (Wanna be a guest?).

See you next week for more adult matters!

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