Man or Muppet?


Personal / Saturday, June 9th, 2018

You may or may not be aware that Frank Oz is on Twitter. He signed up recently, in part to help promote a documentary called Muppet Guys Talking. You may or may not be aware that I am a huge Muppet fan, and that Frank Oz voices many of my absolute favourite characters.

The other day I was scrolling through Twitter when this question and answer caught my eye:

And I knew that part of me would be absolute thrilled to meet and talk with the legendary Frank Oz – actor, writer, director – if Grover is there, I am taking all my time to talk to Grover.

It’s a bit ridiculous. I am a grown adult, and I’ve known for a while now that there are great men and women behind these characters. I read a great book about the making of Sesame Street, visited The Museum of the Moving Image when I was in New York to see the Muppets that they have there.

(It was amazing).

By all reason, I know that these are puppets and the Franz Oz is one of the great performers who makes them everything they are.

But still, in the moment, with all of that adultness and knowledge, THAT’S GROVER MONSTER. Grover is potential the best Muppet there ever was, certainly the Muppet with the best enunciation and grammar. Head over heels above certain other, cute, furry, red Muppets.