Recently I was at a local restaurant, and had to visit the little boys room. As I was standing there, I noticed this poster hanging over the toilet. It made me smile.
I loved The Muppet Movie. I mean, come on… The Rainbow Connection? I wanted to be both a lover and a dreamer, and to someday find that connection. It was a road trip movie, probably the first one that I had seen. I love a good road trip movie. And, Kermit and Fozzie and the gang got to meet “Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem” for the first time (Can You Picture That?). There’s just something so innocent about this movie. It’s both happy and sad, you know?
What’s so amazing that keeps us stargazing?
And what do we think we might see?
Someday we’ll find it, the rainbow connection,
the lovers, the dreamers and me.
One evening years and years ago my family went to the drive in to see ET. Unbeknownst to us it was a double feature night, and we also got to see The Dark Crystal. It was probably my first introduction to high fantasy. It also scared the crap outta me. At one point a cute little gelfling gets its soul sucked out of it’s body, and it shrivels up and withers away, becoming a teeny zombie. And the Skeksis. They were skeletonized bird-reptile things that tortured small animals. Now that I think about it, how were we all not traumatized by this movie? And yet, I love it so.
Speaking of trauma – what about Return to Oz? Yes, it starred Fairuza Balk (I swear I’m not a stalker). But, remember the witch, Mombi? She could remove HER HEAD. She had a room full of bodiless heads, all in little glass cages, and she could switch them. And this was a Disney movie! The scarecrow was in it, and a pumpkin guy, and a flying bed that had a moose head. Yeah – it was a strange little movie. Oh! A gnome king stole Dorothy’s ruby slippers, and had them on under his gown. Total cross dresser.
Mombi – tell me this isn’t a freakin’ scary lady…