NOTE: Muppet Comic Mondays has been postponed due to extremely slow online comic store shipping speeds and my local comic shop being closed on Mondays for some reason. So look for our review of The Muppet Show Comic Book: Family Reunion coming soon!
This past weekend, one of the greatest coming-together events of Muppet fans from all over the world finally drew to a close. The Muppet Madness Tournament, sponsored by The MuppetCast and ToughPigs, pitted favorite Muppet characters against each other in an all out brawl of fuzzy proportions. The final round saw Kermit the Frog, Bert and Ernie, Sprocket, Bear, and Gonzo the Great fighting for the title.
Early predictions saw Kermit easily taking the title but that was soon disproved by the might of Bert and Ernie. Yes, the dynamic duo truly proved their staying power by garnering almost twice as many votes as the Frog. Speculation as to why the Frog lost has run rampant recently. Some people are attributing it to the fact that Bert and Ernie are two Muppets, thus have twice the popularity. Some say that it's just the extreme power of Jim Henson and Frank Oz's chemistry that propelled them to victory. Perhaps it was even Gonzo's resurrection that stole some votes away from Kermit.
Whatever the case, huge congratulations are due to Bert and Ernie for taking the gold. One can only assume that the duo plans to celebrate by eating cookies in bed and counting their bottlecap collection.
Congratulations to Bert and Ernie for their great win and congratulations to all of the Muppets in the competition for even making the big dance!
Big thanks to Steve Swanson, Joe Hennes, Ryan Roe, and Dave Hulteen, Jr. for all of their work on this fantastic Muppet fan event!
The Muppet Mindset by Ryan Dosier