The Muppets, The Dreamers, and Me.

By Michael Fitzgerald Troy

 

Why are there so many songs about rainbows? How the hell should I know? But, I surely am glad that there are. I'm not just saying that because rainbows are the symbol of gay pride. (How original, girlfriends!) As a card-carrying member, I would have opted for a glass slipper. Make that a glass stiletto to satiate my hooker heritage.

Some kids have Disney, some kids have Teletubbies, and most kids have behavioral problems. I had The Muppets. Not Sesame Street. Not Fraggle Rock. Just The Muppets. When I was little, I worshiped The Muppets. I had all the toys, had a Muppets bday cake, and even had my babysitter, Patsy, make me a bitchin' Muppets poster that I wish I still had to this day. But, I grew up and The Muppets went away. "The Rainbow Connection" disrupted - never severed.


When I'd heard The Muppets were returning to the big screen, I was cautiously optimistic. Let's face it: there hasn't been a good Muppet movie in a long time. Then, I heard it was Jason Segal's pet project, and that he had nothing but love and respect for The Muppets. And, of course, after seeing Forgetting Sarah Marshall, I believed he had the balls to pull it off. And, he did. Jason Segal is my new favorite Muppet, fer shure! (Sorry, Walter!)

I knew I would cry when they inevitably played "The Rainbow Connection," and boy did I. I was blindsided by the emotional impact the film would have on me, seeing all of my favorite gang together again. It was well written, funny, and just good all around.

Why are there so many songs about rainbows? Because, they are beautiful. They are inspiring. They symbolize hope. Rainbows are visions but only illusions. Rainbows represent wonder - of an unknown where everything is as it is supposed to be. Someday, we'll find it. The Muppets, the Dreamers, and Me.

 

 


 

 

Michael Troy is a deeply superficial person. Born in the midwest in the '70s, Michael came to Los Angeles to pursue his bi-polar career path as an actor and artist. 2005 saw the release of Michael's first published book, Homo-Hero's Big Book of Fun and Adventure (www.greencandypress.com). Michael has contributed to the Lady Gaga comic book from Bluewater Productions and has his hand in various other upcoming projects. Michael has performed stand-up comedy at all of the major comedy clubs in Los Angeles and is making his triumphant return to the main stage of The Comedy Store in September. Michael offers an off-beat sense of humor as the star of such youtube cult classics As The Gays on Film (www.youtube.com/fullfrontaltv), A Minute With Margot, a loving tribute to Superman legend Margot Kidder (http://www.youtube.com/user/rktcommander), and currently hosts a vlog style series Lethally Blonde over at www.monsterburg.com. Sitting alongside industry heavyweight Phil Jimenez at the "Divas and Lassoes" panel for the 2010 San Diego comic-con, Michael maintains and cherishes his "underground" status. A staunch believer in Blonde Ambition, Michael hopes his new comic about shallow blonde super heroes in Los Angeles, The Blonde Squad, will set the world on fire (or at least brighten it a bit). Check out Michael Troy and Lethally Blonde updates here!!!

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