But do you really care/When you’re a marmoset?

I may have mentioned this before, but I have a deep and abiding fondness for the Sesame Street song about marmosets. Out of all the thousands of songs they played on the show, repeated over and over again, this is the one whose lyrics I learned by heart. Occasionally, to this day, i break out singing them in public. I cannot explain this; apparently, I was a weird kid. This is the view Shoemom endorses anyway.

Later, as all good little weird kids did pre-Nicktoons, I graduated to The Muppet Show. I frankly had no idea who most of the guest stars were, but the worldview of Henson & co — as definitely distinct from what’s happened to his creations since his death — I grasped instinctively and wholeheartedly. Just the other day, in fact, I taught Shoesis the proper way to cavort — and she turned out to be a model student. There may be hope for our relationship yet.


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. dendritejungle
    Oct 13, 2009 @ 23:42:04

    Muppets = WIN! 😀

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  3. Shoebox
    Oct 17, 2009 @ 00:52:42

    Yep, absolutely. 🙂

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  5. Vicki
    Jun 30, 2010 @ 18:47:00

    I absolutely love that marmoset song! I can to your blog while looking for it on youtube. The only lyrics I remember are “living in a tree, to be, a marmoset”

  6. Muse
    Nov 12, 2010 @ 20:52:04

    do you guys have any idea where I can find the video to Marmoset? SHOEBOX – what are the lyrics?

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