The Muppets Kitchen: Cooking Now, and With Creepy Human Hands

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The Muppets are back! The Muppets Kitchen just launched on Disney.com, and the four new episodes will either inspire you to get cooking... or to bust out your old VHS tapes to share the old school laughs with your kids. Either way, I’m a fan.

The new videos feature Cat Cora from the Food Network and a bunch of Muppets. I felt righteously nostalgic as Gonzo and Fozzie Bear talked with a new muppet, the quirky chef named Angelo. I had memories of begging my parents to watch the Muppets, even on nights when it aired past my (early) bedtime. I won that argument a lot because, hey, it’s the Muppets. Parents love the Muppets!

I liked the new Game Day episode the most. Not only do we love game day in our house, but we also love cheesesteaks. And seven layer dip. And Gonzo. And Kermit in his reporter outfit. But I’m not quite sure how I feel about this Angelo character, mainly because the human hands (for cooking) are kind of ... new. (That’s how I say that it’s freaking me out.)

Here's a preview released on the Muppets YouTube channel. The full episodes on Disney.com will also be released on the YouTube channel in the near future.

Other episodes talk about a birthday celebration meal, breakfast (which isn’t just for breakfast) and some ideas for movie night. New (freaky) hands aside, I love the idea behind it all: getting kids involved in food preparation and family meal time in general. In fact, Family Day -- a day to eat dinner with your children -- is coming up on September 27, 2010. So -- Muppets or no -- eat together! More often!

Of course, this isn’t the first time we’ve talked about the Muppets here at BlogHer. Here are some of our past posts talking about our love of all things Kermie.

What do you think of the new Muppets videos? Will you try any of their recipes? Do you think it will inspire parents and kids to cook together? Have you shared the videos with your kids? Or did you sit like I did, quietly enjoying a trip down memory lane... while mentally blocking out the Angelo’s hands? Feel free to share your favorite Muppets memory!


Contributing Editor Jenna Hatfield (@FireMom) blogs at Stop, Drop and Blog and The Chronicles of Munchkin Land. She is a freelance writer and newspaper photographer.

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