Looking back at my posts for this week I realize things have been pretty, tra-la-la-it's-a-strange-magical-world-la-lee-loo-la, around here. PBS Monday, (in which we examine clips of seventies era children's television) offers absolutely no alleviation from the whimsy. Hold on to your hats because things are about to get outlandishly, FANTASTICALLY, puke-on-the-computer, effing CUuuu-TE, in here.
Today we witness the magic that is children interacting with Muppets. The first thing to remember when watching these clips is that you are going to be okay. As far as I know, a person cannot be killed by cuteness.
The second thing to remember is that although the children can actually see the puppeteers, they just don't seem to notice them. I love that these kids are able to have such completely unselfconscious conversations with the Muppet characters. Awesome.
I highly recommend watching these clips twice. The first time you watch you will be riveted by the cute kids, but make sure you watch again, paying close attention to the puppets. The subtle interaction is nothing short of genius. Jim Henson was miraculous.