It’s Not Easy Being Green

Charles 4 Comments


One of the great funeral songs of all time — Big Bird sings It’s Not Easy Being Green at the memorial of puppeteer Jim Henson, creator of the Muppets, Sesame Street and a whole lot besides. 

They rarely come as touching as this. Hankies out, please!

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gloria mundi
12 years ago

Sure beats “My Way!”

12 years ago

Love this. Van Morrison is almost impossible to cover – but Big Bird (and Kermit) manages.

Can’t help reflecting on how easily we accept even the absurdity of a man dressed as a big yellow bird – and feel the emotion as sincere.

Lesson there for all us ritualists perhaps?

Jenny Uzzell
12 years ago

Ritual is, almost by definition, absurd on the rational level. That is its weakness in a secular context, and also its enduring strength, I think.

Charles Cowling
12 years ago

Quite so, Jenny. You have moved me to post something else about this. Going up now!