The Great Muppet Survey: Lucy Parat


Answers from Lucy Parat

1.)   Who are your three favorite characters from The Muppet Show, Muppets Tonight, The Jim Henson Hour, the Muppet movies, etc. and why?
Gonzo the Great, Rowlf and Floyd Pepper. It’s so hard to pick favourites from The Muppet Show. I love Gonzo’s weirdness, Rowlf’s sense of humour and Floyd’s coolness.

2.)   Who are your three favorite characters from Sesame Street and why?
Grover, Bert, and Cookie Monster. Grover is so sweet and enthusiastic, Bert is earnest and practical, and Cookie Monster is just hilarious.

3.)   Who are your three favorite characters from Fraggle Rock and why?
Gobo, Boober and Wembly. From Fraggles, I really like each puppeteer and how their own personalities are reflected in their characters.

4.)   What is your favorite television program starring any of Jim Henson’s creations (e.g. The Muppet Show, Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock, Dinosaurs, etc.) and why?
The Muppet Show. My love of old movie screwball comedies and muscials come together in the Muppet Show. Such a fun show with great Muppets, guests, music and sketches coming together with wonderful results.

5.)   What is your favorite Muppet movie and why?
The Great Muppet Caper. I can watch it over and over. I love that Kermit and Fozzie play twins. I love that they go to London. I love the human cast. And I love the music.

6.)   What is your favorite Muppet/Sesame/Fraggle song and why?
Happiness Hotel

7.)   If you could have dinner with any living Muppet performer who would you choose and why?
Brian Henson. It would be great to have dinner with him after saying “Hi Brian!” to him after every intro on the Time Life Muppet Show DVDs.

8.)   If you could tell Jim Henson one thing, what would it be?
I would thank him, because without the Muppets I would not have met my wonderful husband.

9.)   If the President called you and asked to discuss Muppet projects, what would you tell him was the “Greatest Muppet Moment of All Time”?
A Muppet Family Christmas where Muppets, Sesame characters, Fraggles, and Jim Henson all share the screen.

10.)   What’s the name of that song?
La dee da dee dum, la dee da dee dum!

11.)   If a judge ruled that Grover had to be your personal assistant for a month, what jobs would you have him do?
Personal trainer, chef, and babysitter.

12.)   In your opinion, what is the worst Muppet production ever made?
Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree

13.)   Who is one celebrity you would love to see cameo in the next Muppet movie?
Nathan Fillion. He’s fun and funny and really should do something with the Muppets.

14.)   If you could take a picture with any Muppet, who would you choose and how would you pose?
A winter picture with Grover, who always looks adorable in hat and scarf.

15.)   What is your favorite piece of Muppet merchandise that you own? (Feel free to include a picture!) 
The Palisades Muppet Wedding set means a lot to me. But decorating our Christmas tree in nothing but Muppet ornaments makes me very happy.

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