We got some snow! Which is very exciting considering we weren’t getting our hopes up. It began with hail last night and then turned to snow. Ali had just taken an ill-timed hour long nap (from 7-8) but it worked out well in the end, as we were all able to bundle up and head outside. It was the perfect kind of fluffy snow and beautiful, although hard to take pics because the flash would light up the snowflakes and nothing else. This morning it was still white, although more of a freeazing rain on top of a little snow kind of white. This morning we went out again. Everything waspretty dead but soon it mostly melted and the day proceeded as normal.

On the beach, but you can’t really tell.

This morning.

Also, was watching some more Sesame Street today.

  1. Why are all Elmo’s songs to the tune of Jingle Bells?
  2. ‘Trash Gordon’ makes me so sad for the actor.
  3. What happened to Harry?
  4. And Miss Piggy?
  5. Why is Mr. Noodle sooooooo stupid?


3 thoughts on “Snow!

  1. I know practically nothing about Sesame Street, but Miss Piggy was a muppet, Kermit’s girl. Not a Sesame Street character.

  2. I thought there was a muppet-sesame separation too, but then was reminded that Kermit used to be a main sesame character. I think sinceJim Henson dies he’s lesser, if at all….maybe Miss Piggy never was? I’m not sure…but it seems you can hardly have one w/o the other.

  3. Kermit was on Sesame Street starting in late ’69. The Muppet Show started in ’76, with Miss Piggy firmly in tow. From Wikipedia:
    “The first draft of the puppet was a blonde, beady-eyed pig who appeared briefly in the 1975 pilot special, The Muppet Show: Sex and Violence, in a sketch called, “Return to Beneath the Planet of the Pigs.” She was unnamed in that show, but by the time The Muppet Show began in 1976, she was recognizably Miss Piggy — sporting large blue eyes, wearing a flowing white gown, and jumping on Kermit, the love of her life.”

    Also interesting, the genesis of The Muppet Show:
    “Since 1969, Sesame Street had given Jim Henson’s creations exposure; however, Henson began to perceive that he was pigeonholed as a children’s entertainer. He sought to create a program that could be enjoyed by young and old. Two specials were produced and aired that are considered pilots for The Muppet Show. Neither led to the sale of a prime-time network series. However, the prime-time access rule had just been enacted, which took the 7:30 to 8pm ET slot from the networks and turned it over to their affiliates. CBS suggested it would be interested in Henson’s proposal as a syndicated series it could purchase for its owned-and-operated stations, to run one night a week in that time slot.”

    Ah, the television business…

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