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Slinky Muppets dance for Ed - VIDEO

by Adam Finley, posted Jun 30th 2007 2:04PM

muppetsBelow I've placed a Muppet sketch from the Ed Sullivan Show, though don't expect to see any familiar faces like Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie or Gonzo.

The bit is actually quite simple: a slinky-like Muppet dances a little jig while his smaller friend tries to join in. What I love about this bit is that it demonstrates how talented the Muppet puppeteers are. The choreography and movements of the two puppets is very subtle, and no movement is superfluous. Watch how the little Muppet examines the "feet" of the bigger Muppet. It's no more than a slight twist of the puppet's "head," but it conveys volumes.

The word "zany" is often used when describing the Muppets, but if that's all the Muppets had going for them, they wouldn't have lasted this long. Like good music, it's the melody that draws you in, but it's the underlying harmony that holds everything together.

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