Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Cinematic Genius


Setting aside, for a moment, questions about Big Bird's gender and the nature of Kermit and Fozzie's relationship, it's nice to bask in the goodness and simplicity of one of my favorite scenes in all of moviedom.

Why do I love it so much? Probably because it's about friendship and difficult journeys and the vast unknown. It's a reminder that any obstacle can be overcome when you have someone with you. It's probably also because of Kermit's reaction to an actual fork in the road.

It's also an acknowledgment that the process matters more than the outcome. It's strange that such a thing is true since the whole point of the process is the outcome, yet we're never fully satisfied with just the destination; we need the journey to be whole. Who understands that better than Kermit and Fozzie?
Movin' right along in search of good times and good news,
With good friends you can't lose,
This could become a habit!
Opportunity knocks once let's reach out and grab it,
Together we'll nab it,
We'll hitchhike, bus or yellow cab it!

Movin' right along.
Footloose and fancy-free.
Getting there is half the fun; come share it with me.
Moving right along.
We'll learn to share the load.
We don't need a map to keep this show on the road.

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