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    Sean Daily is an English major from New Jersey now living in Las Vegas, the Other City of Lights. "I consider 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas' to be comfort reading, I like the al pastor tacos at Tacos Mexico and I count among my literary influences the Chainsaw from 'Doom'. 'RRRRRR! You don't like that, do you, Mr. Undead Marine! RRRRRR!'"

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11-25-08 The Muppet Show – Java

Posted by Sean on November 26, 2008

I agree, Shanoah. The Muppetness of this blog has gotten entirely too high lately (not that this is a bad thing). But before I leave this thread, I have to share a Muppet Show skit that probably explains why I’m the way I am nowadays.

This skit is called “Java”. It first aired on Feb. 21, 1977 in the United States, and it went off like an atom bomb in my young and easily impressionable mind when I first saw it. According to Muppet Wiki, this is based on the instumental song Java by trumpeter Al Hirt – which is probably why these little fellas are called “Javas”.

What Java and trumpets have to do with dancing meat tubes (one of which has a howitzer in its foot), I have no idea.

How Jim Henson and Co. came up with the idea of dancing meat tubes, and why they thought that said dancing meat tubes were the best artistic expression for Java… again, I can only speculate.

But this skit does give you an idea of what we lost when Jim Henson died.

Courtesy of giorgiop5.


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