Meep me me meep meep me me me meep mo mo, or wishing you all the best for 2016.
Beaker and I go way back – to his first appearances on the Muppet Show, mid-1970s. I cheered him on, knowing that his head was in science, but his heart was in acting.
We’ve lost touch over the years – it happens, I guess, even to the best of buds. Fame didn’t go to Beekie’s head; he remains humble, self-conscious, kind, and giving. We just don’t hang like we used to. No more late-night pizzas in Muppet Labs. No more Ed Wood movie marathons. No more beer and wings at a sports bar.
His return to television has him back in the spot light. Good for him. But, my heart remains broken – I can’t watch. Too many fond memories of days past. And isn’t that what new year’s eve remembories are. Images from our past. Ghosts that haunt or delight us.
I don’t follow tv much, so I don’t know how Beekie’s doing. I’m sure he’s giving his fine, Shakespearean-trained performances in his elegant, delicious voice. I want to share some videos from the old days – when Beaker and I hung on Friday’s @ Fridays. I decided to highlight Beaker’s musical and vocal talents. Unfortunately, just can’t find that old VHS with him crooning “Auld Lange Syne.”
Written for Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Tale Weaver #46: Creature Feature New Year
The Ballad of Beaker
Ode to Joy
Ghost Hunters (Muppet Mobile Labs)