Without further ado... The Muppet Mindset is proud to present our very first Muppet Fan Testimonial by Aaron Buitron!
Growing up I was home-schooled, which meant I was home in the morning and afternoons to catch Nickelodeon’s Muppet Matinee which allowed me to see rare things like “The Secrets of the Muppets” and classics like Emmett Otter's Jugband Christmas. Years passed and my Muppet fandom was casual but devoted, I watched my tapes and the rare TV appearances that occurred in the 90's but missed most of Muppets Tonight and all three theatrical movies that have been released in my lifetime. It wasn’t until 2002 when I discovered Muppet Central that my fandom reached a fever pitch. I acquired anything I could get my hands on, particularly pertaining to Rowlf. I received a Rowlf puppet that I carried around for months as well as the "Ol’ Brown Ears is Back" CD, which resides on my iPod to this day.
As a final testament to the depths of my fandom, for a home school project I once wrote a three page paper on the history of the Muppets complete with a paragraph for each principal Muppeteer and which characters they performed. I also included random details about the various buyouts of the Muppets in recent years. I guess I’m a weirdo, but to paraphrase the great Dr. Teeth, I’m proud of it too!
Well if that's not the greatest quote to represent us Muppet fans, I don't know what is! We really look forward to seeing more of these wonderful Muppet Fan Testimonials and we hope you'll contribute some to The Muppet Mindset. If there's anything we all share, it's a love for the Muppets--so now let's share how that love came about, shall we?
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