I think I’ve mentioned before that I have a love of puppets.
And when most people say “love”, I think they mean, “casual like” and “ehh, I don’t hate it”. But when I say LOVE OF PUPPETS? I mean that I can still be easily amused and laugh till I cry over inanimate objects being personified. And it doesn’t have to be a professional puppeteer .. I could just be Bryan voicing a stuffed animal from across the room.
We finally sat down without children at eight-thirty last night, both of us exhausted and wiped out and not really wanting to start anything that would require any sort of mental acuity, and we turned on the TiVo Now Showing menu.
“What’s that?” I asked, pausing at a PBS recording.
“OH, HOLY HELL, I FORGOT I RECORDED THIS. Sarah, you are going to LOVE this.”
And we spent the next hour fully engrossed in a children’s show featuring Mona, her Nana, and Nana’s dog Russell (although Mona pronounces his name “Russer”). I laughed till I cried. My sides hurt after it. Mona is done SO perfectly, with child-like movements and vocalizations, and Russell is hysterical. It’s apparently filmed/created in Canada, but it was so heartwarming and loveable that we immediately set a season pass for whenever it would come on again.
Here’s a little clip from our new favorite show that hopefully Tony will like so we have a reason to watch it: