Every once in a while I run across something in adulthood that I would’ve died for as a kid. Superfan Steven Sauke shared with us one of these things. FAO Schwartz has an online section of their store where you can actually build your own Muppet. Yep, you get to choose the color of the body, the type of eyes, nose and hair, as well as the outfit. Way cool! What a way to whisk you back to childhood. I certainly would’ve saved up my allowance for a chance to design and own my very own Muppet.
Now does anyone really need a custom designed, $90, Muppet? No, especially not in this economy, however I would argue that now more than ever one needs to treat themselves to a little fun. It would definitely be the “most sensational, inspirational, celebrational, muppetational” experience!
Reigniting memories from joyful childhood experiences is a simple way to decrease the stress in your life. For instance, the simple act of watching the intro to The Muppet Show brings me back to a simpler time in my life, when sprawling out on the carpet for an episode of The Muppet Show was a highlight of my week. We are so fortunate these days, with the Internet at our fingertips, to be able to Google things from our childhood and to steal a few smiles and memories. This is time well spent. Give it a try!
In a matter of seconds, with the help of YouTube, I was able to find the intro for you here. However, I also found a hilarious version of Beaker singing Coldplay’s “Yellow.” Enjoy!