Monday, March 29, 2010

A Four-Foot Prune!

Continuing in the vein of what we learn from the Muppets, we will focus, ironically, on a Muppet who is dedicated to learning. We don't know where Dr. Bunsen Honeydew earned his doctorate ... although, for all we know, his first name could be Dr. But I'm going to give him the benefit of the doubt, despite his numerous failed attempts to create an invention that will truly better mankind. But you can't fault a guy for trying.

In the grand tradition of Muppets, Bunsen Honeydew's inventions aren't within the confines of convention. As proved by the backfiring results of such experiments as edible paper clips and a machine that can turn gold into cottage cheese (can you try it the other way around, dr.?), maybe Dr. Honeydew could stand some more formal education. But while he's not in school, he continues learning and education, whichever way he wants to focus his efforts. Changes in circumstance make no difference, either. In Muppet Labs or an old ghost town (a la The Muppet Movie), Bunsen makes use of his surroundings to push boundaries of invention. And every once in a while, his seemingly useless innovations surprise you and really come in handy, such as Insta-Grow Pills. For those of you not in the know, just imagine to yourself ... a forty-foot-tall Animal.

So, for all of us who have finished formal education (yay!!!), we can follow the doctor's example by carrying on with our personal instruction. I think as long as we don't subject hapless assistants to mortifying and life-threatening research, we're good to go.


"Oh, I'm so nervous. If I'm not funny, I won't be able to live with myself." -Fozzie "Well, then you'll have to get another apartment, won't you?" -Dr. Bunsen Honeydew


Anonymous said...

I feel like I've probably made Becky into a Beeker a few times with some "experiments" and it was fun, so I like the Dr. and his lessons to us all...

Anonymous said...

I love beaker --mmmemmmme