Tonight we decided spur of the moment to take the kids to the movies tonight, and we decided to see the new Muppet Movie. I grew up with the Muppets, I remember watching it every Sunday night and loving it.
The movie was great- it was everything I remembered about The Muppet Show. Kermit singing the Rainbow Connection, Miss Piggy saying Hi-Ya and moi all the time, Fozzie’s dumb jokes. Singing, dancing, guest stars and innocent humor that the kids could get instead of going over their heads with innuendos.
As much as I enjoy current kid’s movies, so many of them really toe the line with what is appropriate for children. This movie had none of that- it was just perfect. Add Neil Patrick Harris, Jim Parsons, and Jack Black and really, who can ask for anything more?
It was what has been missing in theaters and on TV for years now. And that’s a shame.
Now that I am a parent, I wonder where the family friendly shows have all gone. Growing up, there were tons of shows that both children and parents found entertaining. I enjoy current shows- like Modern Family, How I Met Your Mother and The Big Bang Theory- but the kids don’t get the humor, and they are just too… mature for the girls. And the kid shows that the girls like, such as Shake It Up on Disney- make me want to shoot myself.
It’s sad to me that there are rarely any shows that we all can enjoy. I miss TV like The Wonder Years, Full House, The Cosby Show, and Growing Pains. I wish they still made shows for everyone.