Holly Bailey

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Random thoughts on photography, pop culture and politics. Who am I? This is my day job. But you might remember me from here. You can also follow me on Twitter, see a list of my stories via Google Plus and view all the posts I've liked on Tumblr. I am also the proprietor of this blog.
  • November 21, 2013 11:41 am
  • September 28, 2013 11:43 am

    My friend and I were at a dive bar in San Francisco a week or so ago where almost everybody there looked like an ex-roadie for Motley Crue. The soundtrack was mostly hard rock—except for this brief interlude where someone hilariously played “Rainbow Connection” on the jukebox. That prompted a long discussion of The Muppets during which my friend shockingly admitted he had never seen “The Great Muppet Caper.”

    I obviously felt obliged to explain the plot and touch on all the important highlights—Miss Piggy on a motorcycle, Kermit and Fozzie believe they are twin brothers, etc. But of course, the iconic scene of the film is Miss Piggy’s aquatic number featuring Charles Grodin in what I think we can all agree was one of his finest moments as an actor.

    The only problem was that I couldn’t remember the lyrics to the song, only the melody: “Bla bla bla MISS PIGGY! Bla bla bla MISS PIGGY!" Little did I imagine that virtually everyday since I would have "bla bla bla Miss Piggy" in my head—in Grodin’s fake operatic voice, of course. On the plane. At the store. Getting a flu shot. Taking a walk. At a Bill Clinton speech. In line at Starbucks. Feeding the cat. Talking to a PR person on the phone. In the cab home last night. And just now as I saw some guy wander into traffic and almost get hit by a car. Bla bla bla, Miss Piggy!

    I guess there are worse things to have stuck in your head.

  • June 27, 2012 1:25 pm

    The Muppets get deep in this test footage from 1979’s “The Muppet Movie” (via Videogum)