08 September 2010

Muppet Cycle Chic

Message to brain during first 20 seconds of viewing: "cool! muppets on bikes! muppet cycle chic!! haha!"

Message to brain during rest of viewing: "this is a little creepy..."


P said...

Never needed a helmet for when he fell off, see that?

Anonymous said...

See how smooth and graceful Ms Piggy can ride? Bonzo looks cool on his tandem... and ao does the rest of the gang.

Kiwehtin said...

I don't know about the "creepy" bit: I think it's a little bit of a send-up of the kind of scenes you used to get in musicals.

As for P's comment: it did strike me that this is probably a fairly old clip: it's hard to imagine anything coming out of the US in recent years with cyclists that doesn't try to "set a good example" by showing them helmeted – just like the ubiquitous bike-riding mushrooms painted on roads to indicate bike lanes.

Sam, aka The Minx said...

Muppets Take Manhattan, I think, which was released in 1984.
The more I watch this, the more I'm torn between jealousy at Piggy's bike and slight concern at whether there's some tiny person inside a Piggy costume doing the riding for her or not.

Sam, aka The Minx said...

Actually, no, just looked it up (I'm a Muppet reak, so I should have known this anyway) - it's from the Great Muppet Caper, which came out in 1981

Chris Hawley said...

It's not easy being green. :D