Tuesday, December 06, 2011

So Just Who Are these Freedom-Hating Muppets that this Fox News Doofus is Worried About?

Look, I'll grant this Murdoch-compensated flunky a couple of valid points. Like take Zoot over there in the corner; it's hard to deny that he'd line up to support any hemp-defending liberal on the ballot (assuming he wasn't so stoned on Election Day that he forgets to vote). And Sweetums in the back? Definitely your stereotypical, public-school-loving, Elizabeth-Warren-supporting, English-degree-holding, holding-down-crummy-jobs-while-working-on-his-thesis, liberal softie. But what about the rest of them? Okay, so maybe, maybe, you could go after Dr. Honeydew and Beaker as a couple of liberal eggheads. But you know, half the contracts at Muppet Labs probably come from some secret government agency; I mean, who else besides guys working long days on a nuclear submarine would need a nuclear-powered shaver? And the rest? Sam the American Eagle is obviously a Tea Party Republican. Gonzo the Great is admittedly a bit of a lifestyle libertarian, but the movie demonstrates he's an entrepreneurial genius all the same. The Swedish Chef? A hard-working immigrant who happily adapts to the American taste for hot dogs. Walter is too new a Muppet character for us to make much of a judgment about, but Fozzie Bear? Come on! Patriotism swells in the heart of the American bear.

1 comment:

Chris Henrichsen said...

Beautiful, just beautiful.