Simple Pleasures

Simple Pleasures: Stuffed Dog Plays Piano, Delivers Killer Vaudevillian Patter

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First, a personal note.

When I woke up this morning, it was pouring rain, and I had left my umbrella at the office. The bus was late. By the time I was standing and waiting for the train, sopping wet, it was chilly and windy.

Also, remember I have spent several weeks reading on and off about Charlie Sheen.

I arrived at work in the mood appropriate to the situation.

THEREFORE. I am declaring Simple Pleasures Day at Monkey See, where we will spend today on some items of interest that, while they may not necessarily expand the size of your brain (though some might — who knows?), will perhaps make you feel slightly less as if the world has dumped a bucket of water over your head, stuck you in a freezer, turned on an unending air horn, and started poking you with sharp sticks.

We are kicking things off with something we've discussed extensively at Pop Culture Happy Hour in recent weeks, but which I have not actually shared here on the blog. Here, in a clip from the first-ever episode of The Muppet Show, Rowlf The Dog sings "You And I And George." A simple pleasure if ever there was one. (It will take you to YouTube, but it is worth it.)

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