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Sunday, September 04, 2011

Ten Things Animal

I'm happy to be joining Stasha of NorthWest Mommy again this week for Monday Listicles. This week's challenge is to list 'ten things animal'. Perhaps Stasha meant we should list ten things about animals in general, but I think it's more likely she wants to know ten things about Animal, the Muppets character.

Here it is then. My list of 10 things Animal:

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1. He's seriously loveable. He's intense, man. Maybe that's why he's so loveable.

3. He mostly speaks in grunts and short phrases. "BEAT DRUMS!" / "EAT DRUMS!"

4. He's been a drummer for 4... no 5 years.

5. He loves his drums.

6. But sometimes he thinks drums are food. Cymbals too.

7. He has no patience for bad puns.

8. And he has a bit of a violent streak.

9. In fact, he's a wild thing.

10. And he likes bunny rabbits. Small ones.

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  1. LOL I am so glad you wrote this tribute to him! He often gets lost in the shadows of all the other muppets, but he is so powerful and fascinating from his intensity! I love this post :) I'm going to share the videos with my daughters in the morning when they wake up. They're just starting to get into the muppets!

  2. I *love* that Wild Thing video, and I love the Muppets. (-:

  3. Thanks K! I'm happy to give Animal the attention he deserves! :)

  4. Ado, I'm a big Muppets fan too. Warm memories of watching the show with my family - mom and dad snorfing at the two old geezers' jokes.

  5. Two old geezers were my favourite. Jerry Statler and Conrad Waldorf I will have you know! But animal is a close second. I love Muppet show, this list is awesome and so are you. Very cymballic post ;)

  6. I never knew this character. He's kinda like the crazy version of Elmo. Great take on the prompt! :)

  7. Love the muppets. have yet to introduce them to the toddler girl. She'll be scared.
    PS. thanks for the compliment on my blog hehe :)

  8. ha ha! This brought back memories! I love Animal!

  9. What's scary is that reading this list there seeme to be an eerie amount of similarities between Animal & my 3 yr old daughter.

  10. Love this . And it made me think of my Father who passed away 11/01/2009. It was his favorite muppet. Hugs and VB♥

  11. YES! Excellent take on the theme! I had forgotten about ole' Animal, but he was one of my favorites. Thanks!

  12. Hahaha! This is awesome!! I grew up with the Muppets and love them all :)

  13. Lol! So perfect for this. That Animal is a riot! :>

  14. Ha!!! This just took me way back in the day...

  15. Love the muppets!! I haven't watched them in so long and I don't know why lol! Awesome list of 10 things about Animal =)

  16. Animal has always been my favorite Muppet. He's so punk rock.

  17. Stasha, I love the old geezers too. And thanks for the compliment. :) You're pretty awesome yourself!

  18. @kiddothings - I never thought of that, but you're right: he's exactly like the crazy version of Elmo!!

    @Janie, you're welcome! You're daughter will love them! Just ease her into it. :)

    @Barbara, it was a nice little trip back to childhood for me too! My family (all 7 of us) used to watch this show together.

    @Jackie - LOL!!! Maybe *my* 3-year-old's behaviour is what brought Animal to mind!

  19. Katherine, I'm so sorry to hear about your dad's passing. My parents have both passed as well. I have fond memories of watching the Muppets with them... and the laughter!

  20. @Just Jennifer, thanks! :)

    @Fabulosokids Bruce, you're welcome. It was fun for me to write as well!

    @Jen, such a great show, wasn't it? Really miss it. We loved the Muppets 3D show at MGM a few years back. Still funny after all these years!

    @Karen, he is SUCH a riot!

    @Kimberly, so fun to go back there. I'm seriously considering ordering the series to watch with my family.

    @Christina, I was thinking the same thing. Why have I not watched this show in such a long time. So great to have a kid now that I can share it with!

    @Greta - lol. He is quite the rebel!

  21. I'm pretty impressed you could come up with 10! New follower from VB. Thanks for stopping by earlier!

  22. I absolutely <3 Animal! He was my favorite when I was a kid too! I have a great Tshirt with him on it that says "I'm The Loud Friend." He is great! Thanks for writing this!

    Love and Light,

    Lucky Star