Friday, January 5, 2018

Friday Photo - Muppets on Bicycles

Muppets breaking the law by riding more than two abreast
The Muppets have been riding bicycles for quite a while now. Kermit first rode a bike back in 1974. Director James Frawley said every time he shows The Muppet Movie, some asks how Kermit rode the bike. His reply is "I put him on a three-wheeler until he got his balance, and then I put him on the two-wheeler."

Frank Oz commented that he often works on difficult scenes that don't excite the public, but finds people get really excited about something that was easy to do. In the first film, considerable effort was required to do a balloon scene with Gonzo. Filming Kermit on the bike was easy, but that's what everybody talked about. "That's why we have a whole bicycle parade in The Great Muppet Caper."

I hope the Muppets continue to ride bikes, but they should do it safely. In the photo above from The Great Muppet Caper they are riding more than two abreast. Also, none of them are wearing helmets. Now I know it has to be tough finding helmets to fit frogs, pigs and whatever those other things are, but they need to set a good example for the young kids who admire them.

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