It’s becoming increasingly difficult to go online these days. Every visit to Facebook is littered with stories about lying politicians. Twitter is abuzz with unfair executive orders. Every news story has an undertone of a total rejection of basic human ethics. What we need is a distraction.
And who better to distract than the Muppets? Not only do they have decades of wonderful content, but they can bring the laughs and the feels when we feel like the world is joyless and heartless.
Obviously, you can tune in to any given Muppet, Sesame, or Henson TV show, film, or YouTube video and get that much-needed diversion. But we’ve curated a small list to get you started.
Bummed about an the future of public schools? Just remember how Sesame Street taught us the ABCs with the help of a frog and a precocious Cookie Monster-loving girl.
Have you heard about the potential defunding of the arts? Don’t worry, it’ll feel better if you sing a song.
Can’t believe the ignorance about the state of the world? It’s still wonderful, and there are puppies.
Wondering why it seems that so many politicians have to be so oblivious? Find some wisdom with Cantus the Minstrel.
When you hear that the food stamp program may not have a future, remember happier times when all you needed to do was shout for your meal.
What’s going to happen as the president continues to ruin foreign relations with our allies in other countries? We’ll just have to remember that we must take time to understand one another and care about each other, because if we do, we can turn the world around.
What’s an “alternative fact”?? I don’t know, but here’s an actual fact: Grover is an amazing disco dancer.
Going crazy trying to explain why women’s rights are human rights? Maybe this classic Sesame Street song will help.
What the hell is going on with the president’s ties to white supremacists?? There’s room in this world for people of all colors, species, and whatever Gonzo is.
Miss the Obamas? Yeah, we all miss our exes once in a while.
Frustrated at the fact that we’re going to have to deal with this stuff for four whole years? Big Bird reminds us that there ain’t no road too long.
And remember: You’re not in this fight alone. As long as there’s resistance, there are millions of people who believe in you. Deep enough, and hard enough.
Click here to cheer up because Kermit said so on the ToughPigs forum!
by Joe Hennes – Joe@ToughPigs.com