Muppet Movie

I grew up enjoying The Muppet Movie. Recently I found it online and caught it again (broken up into ten-minute clips). I found it thoroughly watchable even now, thirty years later. The film’s message is to follow your dreams. Thank you to Jim Henson and all the creators of this film. I had no idea at the time that I was getting wonderful life lessons with every viewing I had of this movie. I want to live my life just like Kermit and the muppets.  Here are a few of my favorite lyrics or quotes.

From “The Rainbow Connection”:

Have you been half asleep
and have you heard voices?
I’ve heard them calling my name.
Is this the sweet sound that calls the young sailors?
The voice might be one and the same.
I’ve heard it too many times to ignore it.
It’s something that I’m supposed to be.
Someday we’ll find it, the rainbow connection,
the lovers, the dreamers and me.

From “I’m going to go back there someday”

This looks familiar, vaguely familiar,
Almost unreal, yet, it’s too soon to feel yet.
Close to my soul, yet so far away.
I’m going to go back there someday.
Sun rises, night falls, sometimes the sky calls.
Is that a song there, and do I belong there?
I’ve never been there, but I know the way.
I’m going to go back there someday.

and finally, the closing of the movie:

Life’s like a movie, write your own ending,
Keep believing, keep pretending.
We’ve done just what we’ve set out to do,
Thanks to the lovers, the dreamers and you.

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About kartiksingh

I have been living in Paris, France since 1996. I was born to Sikh parents who immigrated to the USA. I grew up outside of Kansas City, and at 18 went to Washington DC with the intention of becoming a diplomat. Five years later, I arrived in Paris and found my life purpose: to make films that bring hope, insight, and inspiration to the world. My debut feature film Callback premieres in September 2010 in New York. For more details on where you can see my films, look for me at http://www.facebook.com/#!/kartik.singh
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2 Responses to Muppet Movie

  1. kartiksingh says:

    I wanted to share comments that came to my FB page.

    EB wrote: Following my dreams is something i’ve been doing my whole life!!

    DCW wrote: Some day you’ll find it, the rainbow connection, the lovers the dreamers and ME!

    And fans of Tarantino and Henson will enjoy this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9bBXLqmCRs But if you don’t appreciate bad language and vulgarity, don’t watch.

  2. kartiksingh says:

    KT wrote:

    Thanks to you, I’ll be re-watching the Muppet movie! In thanks, THIS… is sheer brilliance: the Muppets Bohemian Rhapsody.

    http://www.youtube.com/user/MuppetsStudio#p/u/1/tgbNymZ7vqY

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