I saw a Muppet at my office yesterday.
I walked into the cafeteria and there he was sitting at a table talking to a woman whose name I don’t know. He wasn’t your classic well-known Muppet like Elmo or Big Bird. That would have been just plain silly.
He was your garden variety, generic Muppet with no particular name. You know the one I mean – the one with the round head and the hinged jaw. He was laughing at something the woman said and, as he tipped his head back and guffawed, I realized that he had the distinct appearance of a Muppet.
I couldn’t help but snicker silently to myself.
I was reminded that he wasn’t the first person I’ve ever seen who reminded me of a cartoon character. There was Mr. Lanphear one of my high school gym teachers. He was the spitting image of that rooster Foghorn Leghorn. (“There’s something kind of ‘eee-yew’ about a boy who doesn’t like baseball.” )
And then there is a member of my family, who shall remain nameless, who is the image of Huckleberry Hound. No, he or she doesn’t have a blue body (well, not that I know of anyway). I think it’s something about the shape of his or her head that puts Huck in my mind. (“Oh my darling, Clementine.”)
Sometimes I wonder if I remind anyone of a cartoon character. And if so, who is it? It’s an interesting question to ponder when you have nothing much else to do. Think about it. What cartoon character might you remind folks of?