Friday, April 08, 2011

Posted by Laurel Garver on Friday, April 08, 2011 21 comments
Not when it's Beaker, the lovable Muppet. I've always been exceptionally impressed by his ability to communicate so much with a one-word vocabulary. We writers could learn a lot from Beaker.

For today's Friday Fun, I give you Beethoven, joy and, well...Beaker blowing things up.




Have a great weekend, friends!

Which are your favorite Muppets? What can you learn from Beaker's communication style?
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21 comments:

  1. Well, aside from Kermit I've always been rather fond of Miss Piggy and Oscar the Grouch.

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  2. Fun! And, my favorite Muppet is definitely Animal. He's too funny!!

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  3. I'm a grover fan. I do like beaker too. Maybe too much of me, me, me may make you crazy. :)

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  4. Awesome!! This is a great song and he does a great job performing it :) love the explosions.

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  5. Absolutely awesome, LOVE it. Thanks for this friday fun!!!

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  6. Love this, LOL. I have always loved Kermit. I think what I learned from Beaker today is stay away from electricity. =)

    http://tigeronmybookshelf.blogspot.com/

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  7. My favorite Beaker moment is in the Muppet's version of the Twelve days of Christmas!!! Love it!!!

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  8. LOL... Beaker. :D I always liked the two old guys there at the end--Waldorf & whatshisface. Of course, long-suffering Kermit and Janice was great. Fun stuff, Laurel! <3

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  9. Jessica: Elmo is indeed a lovable guy.

    Laura: He's awesome, a agree. Funny true story: On a flight to Japan, my husband sat next to a Swedish gentleman who turned out to be...a chef! "Ever heard of the Muppet Show?" hubby asked. *snarf*

    Stina: They are both pretty fun. Kermit is lots more articulate. :-)

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  10. It's all in the delivery, isn't it! MEgnificent ...

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  11. Bish: They're all so full of personality, aren't they? What a range of characters you enjoy!

    Nicole: He sure spices up Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem's gigs!

    Christine: Grover has the best voice ever. Poor Beaker, only being able to say one word--that has to get on his nerves!

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  12. Josh: As usual with Beaker, things start fine, then go horribly wrong. I do love the smoking violin though!

    Marja: Glad this made you smile!

    Tiger: Kermit is getting a lot of votes, it seems. And yeah, Beaker is kind of an accident magnet, poor guy.

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  13. Stephanie: Is that on Youtube? I'll have to go look! I love Beaker's Carol of the Bells. It's priceless.

    Leigh: I just googled them--STATLER and Waldorf! They show up at the end of this video and all the newer youtube shorts Henson studios have made. They are awesomely snarky.

    Joanne: Ha! MEgnificent! Love it. Yeah, Beaker's communication is all about delivery rather than the words themselves. Yet it's easy to understand what he means, interestingly.

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  14. Laurel, I'll always be partial to Kermit, I think. :)

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  15. I always liked those crotchety dudes in the balcony box of the theater. Put them in a room with Nelson (Simpsons) for a laugh-off. :) Great post!

    Marie at the Cheetah

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  16. OMG I love Beeker LOL. I love his little solo in the middle of the muppets 12 days of christmas! Cute post!

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  17. I love Beeker. He's so cute, but I think my favorite muppet is Ms. Piggy.

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